Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick's Day at Irlandzki Pub, Warsaw

Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick’s Day at Irlandzki Pub, Warsaw

  “I’ll tell me ma when I go home, the boys won’t leave the girls alone” – Irish Folk Song (Belle of Belfast City). “Work is the curse of the drinking classes” – Oscar Wilde. So 2017 saw me witness my first ever St. Patrick’s Day in Poland. Yes, it may be hard to believe Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Celebrating Dzień Świętego Patryka, St. Patrick’s Day at Irlandzki Pub, Warsaw[…]

Carotty Stratten (a number 4) - 23 zlotys

Piątkowe Picie: Drinking in Brush Barber Shop, Łodz, the Best Cocktail Bar In Poland

“Got a devil’s haircut in my mind” – Beck. Wacaday republics on the brain, lied to by fake local friends and with a pure zest for adventure, I went whackpacking on the longest street in Europe, Ulica Piotrkowska. I got a train from Warszawa to Łodz and checked into the only hostel on Ulica Piotrkowska. Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Drinking in Brush Barber Shop, Łodz, the Best Cocktail Bar In Poland[…]

Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Bydgoszcz

“Spend your nightlife table hopping; trying to keep your bag of bones in trim” – Noel Gallagher. When life took me to the beautiful canal city of Bydgoszcz, I was sure to pump out a textbook top 5 bars type post. This was originally scheduled for the defunct Don’t Stop Living blog. From DSL to Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My Favourite 12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Bydgoszcz[…]

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk

“Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves” – Calvin Harris featuring Rhianna. On my Piątkowe Picie series, I could write a lot about my time touring the bars and cafes of Gdańsk, the first Polish city I lived in. Before moving to Poland, pub crawls had become one of Read more about Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk[…]

Piątkowe Picie: The First Eight Socialist Communist PRL Themed Bars I Drank in in Poland

Piątkowe Picie: The First Eight Socialist, Communist, PRL Themed Bars I Drank in in Poland

“Your joys are counterfeit; this happiness corrupt political shit” – Richey James Edwards. Today’s Piątkowe Picie (Thirsty/Drinking Fridays) is a glorious step back in time to the vintage era of communism. This is my latest craze in travel, it’s a fad, it’s a fashion, it’s a passion. Touring PRL and Communist/Socialist bars in Poland. “Maybe Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The First Eight Socialist, Communist, PRL Themed Bars I Drank in in Poland[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars in Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański

On my previous backpacker blog and before I got depressed, I did a good old Thirsty Thursdays on a town I enjoyed, I whackpacked to the remote town of Starogard Gdański in northern Poland – Pomerania Region. But I didn’t quite capture the full picture (and even this post won’t) so today finally, on Piątkowe Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best 10 Bars on a Thirsty Friday in Starogard Gdański[…]

Restauracja Pub Na Rynku (Trendy Choice)

Piątkowe Picie: The Best 10 Bars in Biskupiec

When you tour a town like Biskupiec over a weekend, this gives you two full nights to try and sample as many of the different bars and restaurants as possible. So on my maiden live journey for this new website and blog, I headed out to explore the best bars in Biskupiec. Here is the Read more about Piątkowe Picie: The Best 10 Bars in Biskupiec[…]

Backpacking in Poznan in 2015, trying Grzane Piwo with Ola Mueller and another friend.

Piątkowe Picie: My First Time Trying Polish Hot Beer (Grzane Piwo) in Poznań

On my third visit to Poland in 2015, I finally got round to trying the famous Grzane Piwo, hot beer, or as Ola Mueller described it “grzaniec z piwa“. On my travels before that, I had visited Sweden, Germany and Estonia in winter and sampled their local equivalents of hot wine including Glogg and Gluwein. Read more about Piątkowe Picie: My First Time Trying Polish Hot Beer (Grzane Piwo) in Poznań[…]

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański

On selected Fridays, I will be running a feature called “Piątkowe Picie” which means “Drinking/Thirsty Fridays”. The first installment on this series, I thought should fall upon the incredible Browar Kociewski in Starogard Gdański. I headed here in November 2016 finally, although I initially was expecting I would visit in July or August but my so-called travel Read more about Piątkowe Picie: A Night Out at Browar Kociewski, Starogard Gdański[…]

Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański

Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański

On my travels, part of the diversity of it has always been – different day, different town, different cafe, different coffee experience. I reckon I have had at least one coffee a day for the last 10 years, averaging out. Of those, maybe 20% of them have been in cafes around the world on my Read more about Piątkowe Picie: Best Cafes in Starogard Gdański[…]