Carpe Diem Pub

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by Liam Hetherington on July 20, 2006

Goth-tastic! Right on Florianska, on the west side there is a doorway to a bar. As with most places in Krakow, a flight of stairs leads down to an interconnecting maze of brickwork chambers. The prevailing theme here seems to be 'biker'--disassembled motorcycles decorate the corridors, affixed to the walls, hanging from the ceiling. The music is hard, Gothic, industrial rock. And predominantly in Polish.

This is a local club for local people, despite its location. The beer is cheap. People seem to have their usual seats in the alcoves and niches off the main bar. The club room is entirely undecorated, save for some camouflage netting over the DJ booth. Black-clad youths pogo and sway. The usual chat-up tactic seems to be for a girl to violently swing her head and whack you with her ponytail. I'm still finding hairs in my mouth 5 days later.
If you are into your rock and want to meet like-minded locals, I'd imagine that this is the place for you. I wasn't that impressed myself (I like my music and poppier). Mind you, we got in for free and the beer was cheap, perfectly fine for just one before you head elsewhere!

Carpe Diem Pub
ulica Florianska 33
Krakow, Poland, 31-019
+48 12 421 1451

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