Mercy Brown
Mercy Brown
4.5
Bars & ClubsJazz BarsComedy Clubs
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Mercy Brown is one of the precursors of the so-called speakeasy bars, i.e. the concept of a hidden place, operating without a sign, in which the leader is an excellent cocktail, characteristic music of the 20s and 30s of the last century and micro artistic events intended for a small, selected number of guests. In addition to a sophisticated cocktail and intuitive service, Mercy Brown has been offering artistic attractions in the form of international burlesque or sophisticated jazz concerts from the very beginning. #CocktailsandSwing is the keynote of Mercy Brown, and quality entertainment is the main dish served by the Cocktail Bar of 2017 and 2018, and the 50 Best Discovery 2021.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Beth S
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom254 contributions
    An experience! (A good one)
    We really enjoyed our visit here. It’s easy to book online (and I’d recommend booking as it gets busy). It’s hidden, you walk into a random building and they take you through a cloak room and upstairs. The team are really friendly and engaging, the interior decor is excellent. The drinks are brilliant and they bring water without asking. We were curious about one of the special cocktails so a member of the team made us a little bit to try (it wasn’t for us but we appreciated the chance!). The value was brilliant and this is a place with a real difference. If you like a cocktail this is a must attend.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 14, 2023
  • AmandaJaneC69
    Wokingham, United Kingdom61 contributions
    Definitely worth finding this cool bar
    Mercy Brown is a great find and was worth the effort to find it. Really lovely atmosphere and the drinks were very unusual as all vegetable based and no citrus based drinks. Background music was very 80's pop which we loved.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Maciej Ł
    5 contributions
    Oh boy it is good
    A must see when you are in town. Great service, you will definitely feel cared for. What struck me was how easy was it to engage in conversations, even with the speakers above my head. I do not know if the lighting was set up with a specific intent too, but it separates the space giving you your own space. But we are here for drinks, and they are really good, with seasonal menu. If you need some customs, worry not, you will have the occasion at the bar, the selection is really wide and the staff constantly experiments with stuff. And of course the classic bar enterance ;) Reserving in advance recommended.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Charlotte
    16 contributions
    Great hidden bar
    A great find in krakow! We got reccomended by a friend, otherwise you would have no idea the bar is even there! We went on the off chance as a table of 8 and they managed to fit us in after just waiting a few minutes, but would recommend booking as we were lucky. It’s absolutely amazing when you go inside, the staff are extremely helpful and accommodating and the drinks are great! Would definitely visit next time we are in Krakow. Thank you!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 5, 2024
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Conall G
Derry, United Kingdom3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Krakow is full of cool bars but this is top tier. Don’t go by Apple Maps the location is not correct at all. I don’t want to give away the exact location as this is part of the charm but it is based in a separate business/location. if you can’t find it there are enough clues in other reviews to get there, we had to look at photos before feeling confident enough to go to the correct place. You do need to pass through a cloak room to get there. The gentleman manning the cloakroom was very pleasant and really eased my concern of asking for a place that is not listed anywhere externally. We did not have a reservation as we hit a quiet night however that seems to be highly recommended and I can see why.
The service is extraordinary, seated almost immediately and the servers took such an interest in your experience of the bar, suggesting things both on an off menu. They were an absolute delight throughout. I believe the person serving us was named Matheus but I’m not sure. Anyway gent with a beard, amazing, tip generously because there is no service charge for their amazing service and they deserve it.
Menu is so off kilter, best keep an open mind and if you have any doubts the staff will guide you to the best possible experience.
Best bar experience I’ve had in years . Some part to the speakeasy experience but mostly because the staff are involved and impassioned by their craft and genuinely seem to care.
Written January 25, 2023
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steve-norf
Norwich, UK180 contributions
Oct 2021
You will have to ask at the restaurant in front as the entrance is pretty well hidden. However its worth the effort as it has great atmosphere and a very wide selection of cocktails (in Oct 21 table service). They also run burlesque/cabaret evenings and although we didn't catch one it is probably the best venue for this we saw in Poland.
Will be back.
Written November 25, 2021
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Beth S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK254 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
We really enjoyed our visit here. It’s easy to book online (and I’d recommend booking as it gets busy). It’s hidden, you walk into a random building and they take you through a cloak room and upstairs. The team are really friendly and engaging, the interior decor is excellent. The drinks are brilliant and they bring water without asking. We were curious about one of the special cocktails so a member of the team made us a little bit to try (it wasn’t for us but we appreciated the chance!). The value was brilliant and this is a place with a real difference. If you like a cocktail this is a must attend.
Written May 14, 2023
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Filip
Krakow, Poland24 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
We came upstairs to the cocktail bar few minutes after opening hours. Waiter in very unpleasant way almost shouted at us that bar is still closed and we should wait downstairs. Another one who meanwhile appeared downstairs and asked us if we can read and pointed to the note on the doors „please close the doors” (I assumed it’s for the winter time). He was also very unpleasant. Ultimately we went somewhere else (TAG nearby, very nice place) as we didn’t want to spend money in a place where customers are treated as rubbish.
Written December 28, 2023
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Juha L
Warsaw, Poland32 contributions
Dec 2019
First time in Burlesque show in Krakow. Great fun! Cocktails were ok as well but I have had also better in my life. Atmosphere is in Mercy Brown is unique and dfiferent than any other cocktail bars.
Written January 13, 2020
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Charlotte
16 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
A great find in krakow! We got reccomended by a friend, otherwise you would have no idea the bar is even there! We went on the off chance as a table of 8 and they managed to fit us in after just waiting a few minutes, but would recommend booking as we were lucky. It’s absolutely amazing when you go inside, the staff are extremely helpful and accommodating and the drinks are great! Would definitely visit next time we are in Krakow. Thank you!
Written February 6, 2024
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Cokrobin
London, UK70 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Nice idea and fairly easy to find, with nice touch on how access. Nice environment and speakeasy. Our experience wasn’t great as waiters failed to attend to us, due to a mix up, so did affect the start and first choice of cocktails, but ambience was good. It’s a bit odd that they only use plants and no fruit which does create some pretty odd tasting cocktails, not all to our liking! Worth a visit for something different, however, for cocktails, try The Artist.
Written April 6, 2023
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Zoe H
9 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Great hidden classic bar feel.
It's like stepping back into time the cocktails were made of vegetables very unique but tasty. Staff were friendly and great service
Must go if around
Written August 24, 2022
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jetsetter515
Carlisle, UK41 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Gorgeous decor and ambience but that's where it ends. Very confusing cocktail menu with vague descriptions and no photos.

We watched our cocktails being poured from a bottle. They were pre-mixed. When I asked the waitress about this she said 'yes we do pre mix them so as to save time'. There were 4 of us in the whole place.

It's massively overhyped and not worth the effort to find.
Written January 27, 2024
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Tracey
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Enjoyed the covert nature of the experience immensely.The staff were very professional and attentive. The cocktails, however, are truly disgusting and they don't serve beer at all. Although we planned to be there for the whole evening, we didn't stay long at all because the choice of drinks was so limited
Written February 11, 2020
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  • Wed - Thu 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM


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