Mercy Brown fuses elegant Art Deco styles with the noir vibes of the Chicago speakeasy circa 1923. You won’t see any sign dangling out front here. Part of the theatre of the joint is the fact that patrons must first navigate through the kitchen of a separate restaurant and find the secret entranceway somewhere in the cloakroom there. We won’t tell you exactly where it is. Al Capone wouldn’t be happy. Ducking inside and the whole place opens up over a first floor that’s positively chic, with velveteen curtains strewn across cozy nooks and crannies, upholstered booth seating, and a long bar. That’s where the magic happens because the mixologists here are second to none. We rate it as one of the very best cocktail bars in the city!
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The atmosphere in Mercy Brown Krakow
The vibe in Mercy Brown is novelty meets sophisticated. Guests must find their way to the concealed entrance before they even arrive. That’s tucked away somewhere at the back of a local joint on the ringroad that weaves around the Krakow Old Town. Once inside, we think all that quirkiness slips away as the bar itself takes center stage. This is no theater piece but rather an accomplished drinking hole with serious style. There are sofas running the length of the main wall, high bar seating, and private booths. Regular events take to the stage of Mercy Brown, including bi-monthly cabaret burlesque nights.
The food and drink at Mercy Brown Krakow
There’s a reason that we’ve noted Mercy Brown among the finest cocktail bars in the city. ALL bar staff here are seasoned mixers and it shows. They can churn out the classics with their eyes closed, so we often try something a bit different just for the sake of a challenge. They do have other drinks, but you don’t come this way for beers. Sorry, you just don’t.