Mleczarnia Krakow is a fine choice for an al fresco beer or coffee while touring the historic Jewish Quarter of the city. You’ll find it occupying one of the few open courtyards left in the district, just off the main gathering point of Plac Nowy and the long nightlife strip of Bozego Ciala street. It’s a great place to kick back for a pint or 10. There are gnarled and twisted plane trees sprouting from the pebbles that provide some welcome shade in the summer months, you can score drinks from kiosks in the garden, or head to the quirky interior when it’s a touch colder. Add this one to your bar crawl of Kazimierz and you won’t be disappointed, we can promise that.
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The atmosphere in Mleczarnia Krakow
Mleczarnia Krakow is often busy from around midday onwards. That’s because it’s one of the few easy-to-see beer gardens in the very middle of Kazimierz. During the summer months, folks will drop in to sip their frothy hops and barley tipples. The crowd is very chill, often made up of about half locals and half sightseers taking that well-earned break. Expect it all to change on the weekend, when Mleczarnia becomes arguably one of the finest pre-drinking spots in the district and perfect for launching later expeditions into Plac Nowy’s Alchemia and beyond. The beer garden is the piece de resistance here but we also like the inside, which is a Singer-esque mix of crooked tables and candelabras.
The food and drink at Mleczarnia Krakow
It’s not a secret that most people come to Mleczarnia Krakow to drink beer. We’ve already mentioned how the open-air garden here is the main attraction. Well…that hosts its very own small beer shed where you can grab a branded Polish larger for less than 12 PLN ($2) in a matter of seconds. If you want anything fancier, head over the road to the inside and ask at the bar. They also serve good coffee and tea.