Warsaw Journals

Rocking in Poland's capital

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to Warsaw by dangaroo

Quote: A round-up of Warsaw's live rock and metal venues and rock pubs

Klub Stodola

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Attraction | "Putting the bar into barn"

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Translating to 'the barn club" this cult music venue is located a short walk from Metro Pole Mokotowskie, so is reasonably central. Stodola regularly hosts concerts of some of the best rock and metal bands in Europe. When my wife bought tickets to a Blind Guardian concert, I wasn't all that excited, however thanks to the support band Grave Digger, I think I actually enjoyed it more than my wife. The queue was quite long but the bouncers were professional in searching and letting people in. Once we were in, we went and left our coats in the cloakroom, having to pay 2zl for the novelty of doing so.There's a section dedicated to merchandise, large toilets with loads of urinals and a central b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2012

Klub Stodola
Stefana Batorego 10
Warsaw, Poland
22 825 60 31

Cafe Rock'n'Roll

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Attraction | "Rock ‘n’ roll, gonna save my soul!"

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Located near Metro Politechnika and recognisable by the pink neon guitar sign hanging outside of it, this pub is extremely popular with students, particularly those with a taste for rock or metal. It's on a side street and not that easy to find but if you wander in the general direction of Marszalkowska from the Metro, walking parallel to Armii Ludowej then you should come across it.Scruffy and often heaving with people, this place opens at 2pm and runs up to about midnight, the bouncers on the door may seem a bit of a heavy handed choice but they are there to stop people bringing in their own alcohol as much as they are there to break up fights (which rarely if ever happens). ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2012

Cafe Rock'n'Roll
Mokotowska 4/6
Warsaw, Poland
22 658 25 23

Klub Park

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Attraction | "Something for Everyone, Once a Week"

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Park like the previously mentioned Proxima is a staple of student life in the city, not everyone can afford the plush glittery clubs in the center but youngsters don't want to just drink at home and this is where both of these clubs come in. For the sake of this article, the exchange rate is 4.1zl to 1 pound.Ironically the beer is also relatively poor from here (on the pump - Krolweskie (5zl), Zywiec (6zl)) but the bottled beer (particularly the Lech Mocne) is still cheap at 6,5zl (1.60) and incredibly tasty.Park has an eclectic mix of music played on different nights, so if you are an rnb fan, like drum n bass or are a metalhead there is something for you but it won't always b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 4, 2008

Klub Park
Aleja Niepodległości 196
Warsaw
+48 22 825 91 65

No Mercy

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Attraction | "No Mercy - not when it Comes to Prices"

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No Mercy Club is a place in Warsaw which appeals only to specific clientelle, I think the club has a cracking name and went along once on the promise that they played metal, it is in fact a gothic club rather than a hard rock or metal pub/club though, it's also quite expensive and far out of the city centre. You can expect to hear Industrial, Electro, Darkwave, EBM and Electro.. the music tends to feature on the darker tracks of those genres too, the club however is quite glitzy but without the use of gold and silver, the door area is blood red and as you go down the stairs you enter a sort of purply, grey room with black wooden tables and colourful comfortable chairs that you imagine woul...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 4, 2008

Club Rock

Attraction | "Head banging in Warsaw or Maybe Not Anymore"

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Club Rock, formerly known as Bikers is a rock club (you never would have guessed!) in Warsaw. Some years ago it had a very nice atmosphere and a lot of regulars but the club changed hands and promoted it much much more, including various television documentaries and so on and now it has bizarre clientelle who are generally going there on one-off occasion and rigorous security checks (we are talking 2 bouncers, 1 person for coats, 1 to stamp your hand, 1 to check your hand, 1 to pat you down and 1 bloke with a torch to check what is inside bags) which is completely ridiculous considering nothing has ever happened prior to the security being introduced! The new set of bouncers have been getting a bit to...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 7, 2008

Klub Progresja

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Attraction | "Live metal concerts in Warsaw"

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If you like metal and you live in Poland's capital then the name Progresja will definitely have cropped up. If you're visiting and you like metal or you are coming here especially for a concert, then read on. While the big names head to Stodola, the more specific bands from black metal, folk metal and death metal genres tend to come here. Located in Stare Bemowo at the very edge of the city, this place is as far from the centre as you can get. Trams go to WAT from Metro Ratusz and Kino Femina but they stop running at about 11, the night bus terminus is about 15 minutes walk and two buses an hour head for the centre throughout the night. Tickets for the concerts tend to cost between 40zl a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2012

Klub Progresja
Sylwestra Kaliskiego 15a
Warsaw, Poland
22 683 75 42