Krakow is best for...

Underground bars: Hundreds of bars and clubs can be found in cellars and courtyards throughout the city

Stag dos: There are plenty of places to party, with the Old Town and Kazimierz having some of the best spots

Polish Vodka: Discover unusual vodkas and delicious combinations when you visit the bars in the city

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Krakow is Polish

Currency: The currency used in Krakow is the Zloty. Euros are also accepted.

Local time: Krakow is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Krakow's main airport is Saint John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice

When it comes to European nightlife, few cities rival Krakow. It has over 200 drinking establishments after all. You’ll find the best of these underground in two of the city’s oldest districts.

The Old Town has buildings dating back to medieval times, many of which are now home to quirky bars. Head to the cobbled Kazimierz streets of the nearby Jewish Quarter for some of the coolest clubs and most interesting places to have a drink.

Of course, it’s a Krakow rite of passage to sample Polish vodka, so expect to be sipping the clear stuff as opposed to any fancy cocktails. Most bars’ dress codes match their back to basics décor so you don’t need to worry about bringing your heels or smart shoes.