Located in the heart of the Jewish District on one of the better dining streets in Krakow. Low-ceilinged intimate ambiance that becomes more crowded and warm at night. Most importantly, the selection was more interesting and varied than most places in town, at least to this picky traveler. Roughly 20 beers on draft, mostly Polish (the Baltic Porter from Podgórz being my favorite), and with a few Czech breweries represented as well, including Kout (Svetly Lezak). Limited bottle selection covers a range of styles, and I found a decent strong Belgian-ish IPA (Szałpiw Szczun) to settle in with.
Our favorite place in Krakow. Maybe we got lucky, but in just a few days, their Polish micro taps were not only good but varied between 3 visits. They hosted the new release of Krug, brand new Polish micro with killer stout. Small and quiet during the day. Oh, and for import fiends, they have a nice selection including lots of DeMolens Id never tried before.
Oakes (805) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 5, 2012
This place is the shit. They have about 6 taps only, but they are very well-chosen, usually with nothing but Polish micros. Regional brews are relegated to the fridge, but even that has some fun stuff. Some imports, too, if you want a taste of home.
A great place in Kazimierz, just a pity that it opens a bit late. I enjoyed King of Hop and Black Hope from Ale Browar and Pracownia Piwa Plan-T, all great beers! I did not try any of the international craft beer on tap, but my beer pal found the Koutsky Pilsner in bad condition. I also tried it and I know I have enjoyed better served Koutsky in Praha. (Visited September 22nd 2013)
Got there bang on opening time, and was not open yet. Never mind - there are other places to drink really nearby as theres a real cluster in Kazimierz. Nice arched roof, alas adorned with the invented-by-yanks-who-havent-got-a-clue-about-beer-styles map of beer styles all over it. Sigh. Selection broad and deep, trivial to find interesting ticks Bias towards the more bombastic modern styles, alas, but theres something for everyone. Decent service, decent English too. Back room has a big projector screen for watching the world cup, and we couldnt even hear that from the front bar, so chose the room thats better for you. Decent pub. Would like to revisit to get a better feel.
The other international-standard beer bar in the Kazimiertz - the old Jewish Quarter south of the town that is a centre of eating and drinking, icluding Jewish restaurants but no Israeli micros yet. Multi-roomed with a small open-air terrace at the back. Good beers mainly with an emphasis on Polish micros and revival regionals, as it should be. Dont think there is food.
Visited Thursday 18 th December 2014.. Nice place with a good selection of craftbeer from Poland ( which are almost the same everywhere in town ) and a small bar .. The bartender was praoared and nice .. Easy walking distance from omertą ..
Got there on time- place was closed. Fcuk southerners and their sense of time. Walked around for about an hour (found 2 nice places close by) and came back. Place looked like its never been closed. Ohh well. Bit worn out interior, but it feels right. Row of taps and 3 fridges full of beer. Staff was sleepy, but cant blame them. Worth to visit.