Bar and Books Podwale

Bar and Books Podwale, Warsaw: Hours, Address, Bar and Books Podwale Reviews: 4.5/5

Bar and Books Podwale
4.5
Bars & Clubs • Cigar Bars • Jazz Bars
Thursday
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
About
This New York-style bar is spread over two floors, two bars at Waski Dunaj 20, in a building known as the White House. Arranged in the British colonial style with a tailor-made bar, dark wood paneling, soft leather banquettes and fire place. this cozy bar offers a wide range of whiskies, champagnes and wines, premium spirits such as aged rums and luxury vodkas, as well as cocktails ranging from classics to signature ones. Cigar Aficionados have their choice from world-known brands to special Bar and Books' cigars that are exclusively hand-made at a family-run shop in New York. Live music every Friday and Saturday. Burlesque Shows 17.9.,29.10.,20.11.,17.12.2021
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Stare Miasto
How to get there
  • Ratusz Arsenał • 10 min walk
  • Muranów • 10 min walk
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Martu
Rome, Italy61 contributions
Excellent drinks, great atmosphere and live music
Aug 2020 • Couples
Walking by we thought that Bar & Books is a bookworm café but turns out it’s an elegant jazz lounge with absolutely amazing décor! It’s kind of a stylish whiskey lounge vibe. The drinks are quite expensive but you can sense the quality of the ingredients. The service is very friendly, we were seated on a little balcony with the view and our waitress check in on us regularly to make sure we didn’t need anything. Live music band was great! The only thing is that the bar chairs on the balcony are not too comfortable (but I guess it’s because the balcony is quite narrow). All in all highly recommended!
Written August 23, 2020
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Dear Comfortfoodchef, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Bar And Books Podwale, and we are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the most aspects of your experience. I thank you for your compliments regarding all our group! I hope I may have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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Rob D
Canterbury, United Kingdom99 contributions
Classy
Jan 2020
Situated in the Old Town (Stare Miasto) - Bar & Books is a fantastic place, which is a more upmarket than most of the surrounding bars and a little more expensive. However, it is worth paying a little extra for good service and quality and you will get this in bucket loads - The staff are excellent and attentive and there is a good range of quality drinks and cocktails. I had heard of this bar, but was not prepared for the great ambience, the whole set up oozes quality. Despite the fact we were a little under dressed for such a nice venue the hostess welcomed us - took our coats and settled us in. We chose to sit at the bar but there is plenty of choice for seating. If you like cigars you can also buy from their extensive range. I would definitely recommend a visit no football shirts please!
Written February 2, 2020
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Dear Rob D, Thank you very very much for this lovely review. I thank you for the compliments regarding the service, the staff and the quality of the drinks. I hope I may have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Bar And Books again at some time the future. Kind regards, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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Tams444
21 contributions
Great cocktails and atmosphere
Feb 2020 • Couples
Stumbled across this little bar. Lovely atmosphere, dimly lit and cosy. Staff were lovely, and the cocktails were amazing. Large choice of spirits and cigars. The only down side was being asked if we were leaving a tip. Which I thought was bad form. We were tipping anyway but feel that we shouldn’t be asked.
Written February 2, 2020
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Dear Tammyw779, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at our bar! I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. I will share it with responsible management. Staff was probably asking for the tip because of the terminal on pay, staff should ask and put there amount - because of that they were asked. Sometimes it happened, that somebody put to the tip amount PIN code and than problems are coming:-) Yours Sincerely, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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Namventures
Droitwich, UK152 contributions
Great bar
Dec 2019
We stumbled across this place whilst walking around the Christmas Market (the hot fire outside drew us in) and what a find!
We loved the old 20's New York feel of the bar. The cocktails were extensive and the bar man very friendly.
It is pricey, but pricey for Warsaw, still cheaper than you'd get if this was in London.
Highly recommend going in for one drink.
Written January 3, 2020
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Dear Hanc29, thank you very much for your lovely review about our bar. It means a lot to us and we are always happy to know that our guests are well taken care of! We hope that we will welcome you back again! Kindest Regards, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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Pam O
Krakow, Poland20 contributions
Try it
Dec 2019 • Couples
We just walked in. Good music a bit dark in bar area friendly staff.fantastic selection of alcohol. It does smell of cigars but no one was smoking whilst we were there
Glad we went in.
Written December 30, 2019
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Dear 887pamo, thank you for your lovely review about our bar. We are very glad that you took your time taking this review, it mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcome you back again. Best regards, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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Dubey30
Edinburgh, UK177 contributions
Smell of cigars put us off
Dec 2019 • Couples
Thought we’d grab a few drinks here late afternoon as it looked inviting from the outside........however, the welcome wasn’t very warm and we were told we could only have a drink in the street level bar. We didn’t stay as the place stunk of cigars and we were offered no alternative area. Is it really acceptable in this day and age to have a whole bar dedicated to cigar smokers? No wonder it was empty!
Written December 30, 2019
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Dear Dubey30, thank you very much for your review. It is very important to us, because thanks to your review, we can improve our services. We are sorry that your expectation did not follow the reality. But we are CIGAR BAR with long-time history, so because of that is bar smoking place....If you don't like cigars, you should not visit cigar bar... Regards, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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Gosia & Paul
Manchester, UK15 contributions
Amazing place!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Fantastic bar with great atmosphere and a truly great service. We visited the one in Prague and when we came across one in Warsaw we had to walk in for a drink. The bar in Warsaw is so much better that we stayed all evening.
Our waitresses Tatiana and Aleksandra were really great and made our evening very lovely. Thank you :)
Written December 28, 2019
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Dear PerlaNiobe, thank you for your lovely review about our bar. We are very glad that you took your time taking this review, it mean a lot to us. We look forward to welcome you back again. Best regards, Elys
Written September 3, 2020
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HaimTa
Miami, FL24 contributions
Sweet place
Nov 2019 • Couples
Very nice place just outside the old town.
Very easy going, very well decorated.
Huge selection of good alcohol, some very nice unique cocktails.
Obviously, cigar friendly.
Nice place to have few drinks and a good cigar.
Written November 10, 2019
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HaimTa, thanks a lot for this nice words:) We looking forward to see you again!
Written December 11, 2019
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Vasiliki M
Athens, Greece116 contributions
Expensive, but worth!
Aug 2019
An exquisite bar, not for everyone. Containing a great variety of whiskey and rum etiquettes (also cigars) it is worth a visit for someone wanting to spend a little extra money on a good drink. I had a great dark spiced rum (recommended by the waiter and the barista) accompanied by a little piece of tasty dark chocolate. If you don't mind spending a little more money, I would recommend it.
Written November 4, 2019
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Thank you very much for your recommendation!!
Written December 11, 2019
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Axel D
21 contributions
Old man's bar
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you are a old man you will love this bar. Otherwise go somewhere else. Cigars and cigarettes all over the place.
Written October 11, 2019
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So even the old man can have their own bar :-)
Written December 11, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bar and Books Podwale

Bar and Books Podwale is open:
  • Sun - Sun 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Thu - Thu 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM