It is a long and rather steep stairway down to "The dragons hole" But, go down and enter this stronghold for Polish beer! Several Baltic Porters and a lot off beer from small brewers all around Poland. A helpful young man recommended beer and provided excellent service the whole evening. We were the only customers this Wednesday evening.... A nice place for beer tourists! (Visited August 4th 2010)
Just round the corner from Omerta but why bother? I am with Oakes on this one. A dull selection for the numbers. There was a strange inconguity between the obvious beer enthusiasm of the manageress and the beer range available. Someone needs to let her breathe.
Just 50 or so meters from Omerta, towards old town. Looks more like night club or shady brothel than bar. It even gets weirder upstairs. Mirrors on wall, mirrors on ceiling, type of black glass on floor? Soft sofas around the room. Glass tables. Plenty of room for lap dance.
Somebody claims this pub have more than 100 different beers in stock, the web page for this pub is a bit more moderate and promises more than 50 beer. Visiting this place in January 2010 I think the selection is somewhere in-between. Two refrigerators comfortable placed in front of the bar for self-service contained around 60 - 70 different beers. All these including the four taps where polish beer only, and that’s damn practically for someone who wants to sample a few polish brews during a hectic week-end. The mainstream crap like Tyskie and Zywiec premium lager where absent as far as I could see, that’s another positive score in my book. The environment is a bit special, as the pub is deep down in a basement with different sitting groups place in a cave like atmosphere. Actually this is the case for a lot of Krakow pubs, but a bit unusually for a beer tourist like myself. The staff is dedicated and very friendly, I was immediately forced to try one local honey beer from tap when I told them I was into beers. For me this was one of the two best beer pubs in Krakow and the pice level is very pleasant to. Strongly recommended, and the Miodowa street is a must place to visit anyway for different reasons – several other good pubs in close distance, one grocery shop with decent selection and Restauracja Pasieeka for the mead fans.
Strange pub opposite Omerta. Fireplace, discoballs, couches, fashion shows on the telly and only red light in the back. And quite dead during the daylight hours. The selection of draught beers is small and regional, with a larger variety of bottled beers, though quite a few (i.e. the most interesting ones) weren’t available. Managed to find a few interesting ticks nontheless.
My favorite beer bar visited in Krakow. Very unique cellar bar in the Jewish quarter. We were the only customers on a Sunday afternoon. Not the biggest selection but easily the coolest location and surroundings. Plus the bartender was very helpful and friendly!