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#317 of 1,600 Restaurants in Krakow
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

My twin brother Stephen and I had just been over to the very fascinating Podgorze District of Krakow ,walking back over Father Bernateks Footbridge over the mighty River Vistula we dropped into one of the many boat bars on the river ,the one we chose...was Barka ,a great boat bar I've visited many times on previous visits to Krakow. Barka is a once famous Dutch cargo boat built in 1889 ,in fact this particular boat was actually featured on a Dutch postage stamp so it must have been quite famous in it's day. The boat bar itself is awesome ,the way it's been decked out is fabulous ,atop deck there's a cool looking serving bar and lots of seating options,below deck is even more impressive ,great decor and furnishings and again a great looking serving bar and lots of seating options ,it's just a great boat bar to chill out in,we actually stayed up top,a very pleasant member of staff served us beers from Litovel Brewery ,this is a great beer from the Czech Republic ,beers were served in tip top condition ,we sipped our beers and took in the great views of the river . I must say the beer was really good,a golden lager ,hoppy ,bursting with taste and very easy to drink ,it was just so good being in such a fantastic boat bar enjoying a freezing cold beer sat with my twin brother Stephen ,best beer companion in the world. We enjoyed our beers and visit before we moved on and as on all previous visits to here we had a great time. Barka is easy to locate on the River Vistula by Father Bernateks Footbridge along Bulwar Kurlandzki. Opening hours are; Monday to Sunday,open from midday till very late. Well worth checking out if you're in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

We had the opportunity to organise our wedding at Barka and it was the best idea! The Barka team did a great job, headed by a very nice and helpful manager who looked after everything from beginning to the end. The menu was delicious and...extraordinary. House wine was extremely popular among the guests. The atmosphere of the barge is amazing and it will stay in our hearts and memories forever. We highly recommend it and thank you again :)More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

BARKA on Podgórska is an excellent place to visit be it for a meal or a drink and is one of several ships along the Vistula river that are moored along the river that offer food and drinks. BARKA Is a Dutch cargo boat that...was first built in 1889 and it must have been a really famous cargo boat as it made itself onto a Dutch postage stamp. BARKA has a unique interior'with excellent nautical fixtures and features and brilliant seating options throughout the interior.We have visited here several times and it get's better everytime we visit.The interior is one of the highlight on BARKA as it has a great bar area and a superb eating area but we like the deck area especially when its a hot sunny day. We visited BARKA in the afternoon and the weather was superb so we sat on the deck and ordered a few beers.The beers which we had were a Czech Republic beer which were perfectly served and well priced.This is a superb restaurant and bar thats on an unbelievable cargo boat and is well worth visiting and really easy to find as it's along the Vistula by Father Bernateks bridge. (This is my first review of BARKA). Opening Hours. Monday-Sunday-12.00-22.00.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2021 via mobile

Great płace to chill and to organise a party! The staff is helpful and professional so it’s a great spot for birthday, wedding and others.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

Great place,nice and cool on a hot day,brilliant lunch break on the river. Very quick and professional service. We enjoyed our meal near the padlock bridge and Kazimierz.

Date of visit: September 2020
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agnieshkag, Właściciel at BARKA Krakow, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2020

Thank You verry much for Your opinion! Hope see You!

Reviewed August 26, 2020

Great place with beautiful view and very professional service! Spectacular and unique atmosphere, climatic music with live concerts, I can personally admit they have the best ribs and burgers in Krakow - all food just delicious!! I will definitely recommend to friends and to you...all!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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agnieshkag, Właściciel at BARKA Krakow, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2020

Thank You verry much for Your opinion and hope see You!

Reviewed August 24, 2020

We've stumbled upon BARKA about a year and a half ago when we were walking along the coast of Vistula river at night. Our attention grabbed a really happy and young pair of people greating their family and friends to their wedding reception. The lights,...water and the restaurant itself were creating a vision of free and relaxing party for everyone. Their happines was almost mesmerising to the point were we stopped and enjoyed this moment with them for a second. From this day forth we knew exactly where OUR wedding reception is going to take place. Fast forward almost a year later we started planning our most important moment in life. Even though the situation wasn't perfect due to the outbreak of THE virus the manager was very supportive and everone involved was on-board from the very beggining. The food was tremendously good. We dare to say it was a Michelin-good cuisine. Service was spot on and very "responsive" to the current situation. The overall rate of BARKA is best discribed by the fact that despite that it was a totally diferent wedding expirience for our family than usual they all had a really great time. The brides mother that was so negative about the fact that by-passers could see us dancing but got so relaxed so quick that she forgot about that in about an hour after the whole party barely started and was hitting the dance floor located at main deck like there was no tomorrow. All in all great place for stepping in with or without an occasion. Hope to see you guys soon ;)More

Date of visit: August 2020
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agnieshkag, Marketing at BARKA Krakow, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2020

Thank you for this choice! We are very pleased. See you guys soon! ;)

Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

So unique place; located in the best part of Krakow! Kazimierz ! You can have a nice party here or u can have a romantic evening. It's cheapest from all boast which docked around .

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

I was there with a group of friends, waiting for the drinks was taking half an hour, even for a beer. Waiters are clueless and rude, they are not noting anything and dont know how much time is food gonna take to arive. They confuse...orders as well. When eventually the food arrives it is decent but the portions are small. I wouldnt recommed this place to anyone.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Restauracja Barka is a stunning restaurant and bar housed on a boat on the beautiful River Vistula by the magnificent Father Bernatek Footbridge ,it's a place I always tend to visit as it's such a cool place. I love the look of this restaurant, walking...down into the main room it's been beautifully converted to be a very cool looking restaurant and bar, great decor and furnishings including a cool looking serving bar, up top there's plenty of seating options spread throughout this restaurant looking out over the river to the Podgorze district, it really is a superb restaurant and bar. My twin brother Stephen and I had been pub and bar hopping around the Podgorze district, we were crossing over Father Bernatek Footbridge over to the Kazimierz district and decided to drop into this restaurant for a quick drink,greeted by a very pleasant member of staff who served us a beer each,beers were served iced cold and sparkling and we just chilled out and took in the great restaurant we were in. It was so good enjoying a beer in here,I really enjoy the local brews and this beer was just so refreshing, on this visit I cannot really comment on the meals as we were only here for drinks but I have ate here on numerous occasions over the years and the meals are superb, proper local cuisine tasty and filling. After our beers we decided to have one more drink ,we chose a flavoured vodka each and went for apricot vodka, this delicious strong but sweet vodka was the perfect end to our visit. We moved on after our delicious drinks and as on every other visit to here we had a great time. Restauracja Barka is easy to locate on Podgorska/ Bulwar Kurlandzki . Opening hours are; Monday to Sunday, Open from Midday. A superb restaurant and bar and well worth checking out.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Agnieszka G, Kierownik at BARKA Krakow, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Wow, thank you for such a kind, warm words, we are really moved <3 THANK YOU!

Reviewed January 17, 2019

Very relaxing place, especially in summer when you can sit on the upper deck and sip tasty cocktails watching the old Podgorze. But also in winter you can hide inside with a good beer or bite some food and enjoy the river.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Turned up without booking and although busy we were lucky to get a table for 4. We wanted to sample Polish food and we weren't disappointed. The service was great and the food even better.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

My twin brother Stephen and I had just been over to the very interesting Podgorze district were we had took in the sites of this historically important district of Krakow,we had been to a few bars and cafes and as we were walking over Bernatek...Footbridge ( lovers Bridge ) we decided to drop into a couple of the boat restaurants moored Kazimierz district side of the River and Barka was the first we visited. On a roasting hot day it was so nice sitting on the deck of this boat were a very pleasant member of staff took our order of a couple of beers and we opted to have Litoval beer and after a short wait our beers arrived and they were served freezing cold and sparkling and we just chilled out and took in the stunning views afforded from the deck of the beautiful River Vistula. This is a restaurant we have been to on a couple of occasions,the decor and furnishings are superb and at night when it's all lit up it looks awesome. Our beers were really delicious and we savoured every drop before moving on and as on every other visit to here we had a great time. Barka is really easy to locate on Bulwark Kurzabdzki Podgorska. Opening hours are; Monday to Sunday,Midday till 11pm. A cool restaurant and bar and well worth checking out.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

We were exploring Krakow on foot and heading to the former Jewish Ghetto area, when the sky darkened ominously and the rain began to pour! We had two option for shelter, a road side cafe or Barka, a moored barged. We choose the latter and...are so pleased that we did. We choose an upper deck central table ( to avoid the rain blowing in from the sides!) and we're offered a menu. The menu wasn't extensive but was good. We weren't actually looking to eat, but choose a beetroot and goats cheese salad to share, along with a beer and a glass of wine. Our drinks arrived quickly , together with a complimentary amuse-bouche as pictured below. It was delicious! Unfortunately I didn't photograph the 'main event', one of the most divine salads I have ever eaten. It was simply gorgeous! Wish we had been in Krakow longer, as we would definitely have returned.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Decided to have a beer on the boat , good views , nice atmosphere , we had already eaten so can't comment on the food , the drinks are average prices for neighboring pubs , what I would say though is the barman who served...me lacked any sort of manners , no one else at the bar n he just stared past me , eventually serving me my cider and beer , no glass or ice offered for the cider , I had to ask , I'll go to the boat next door on my next visitMore

Date of visit: July 2017
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