If you like Jazz, you can spend time in some cool places in Wroclaw. There is a fantastic atmosphere there with fantastic sounds and an unusual atmosphere.
Below are a few suggestions where every fan of such climates will find something for themselves including live concerts.
Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant
Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant is the home of music. A place where her fans feel at home. The club – the only one in Wroclaw and the whole region, elegant, cozy and open to everyone – has been prepared with care and attention to every detail. Vertigo Jazz is associated with what is best in Jazz, in art and in life. The concerts and exhibitions organized under the club’s name serve this purpose.
Incognito Cocktail Bar
Speakeasy (hidden in a restaurant) hidden in the Bistro Garage. Premises Offers a private atmosphere and professional bartending and waiter service. A great place to meet in a narrow circle of friends and spend time in a cozy atmosphere.
Collosseum Jazz Caffe
Collosseum Jazz Caffe in Wroclaw is one of the few (if not the only) place called the Jazz club. Currently, there are two levels in the club, on one there is a balloon room, and on the other there is a concert hall. A great place to relax even during the week, because you can drink hot tea, or coffee and listen to good live music, Jam Session is often organized here. If we do not have the opportunity to bring our equipment, it is already in the club seeded and waiting for someone who will show what he can do.
Music Club LIVERPOOL
The place departs from Jazz climates but it is worth recommending. The club is located in the basement of a historic building, so it has its own natural decor and atmosphere, good acoustics and strong sound system. In Wrocław, the club has made a place for people who like strong sounds, but it also does not shy away from calmer events presenting music for connoisseurs, for example evenings with blues-rock, progressive and art-rock music, as well as jazz or funk. Liverpool became known in Poland from the organization of the gathering of fans – there were all-Poland The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2 and Rammstein gold rallies, which attracted crowds of fans from all over Poland.
Do you want to feel like the hero of an action movie? In an escape room you will experience it in one hundred and twenty percent. Here, you can treat yourself to a miniature 60-minute epinephrine with prolonged action.
What is the genesis of the escape rooms? For such a relatively recent phenomenon, it is accompanied by surprisingly hot arguments about genesis. There are those who point to TV sources – game shows such as “Fort Boyard” or “The Crystal Maze”, whose participants – a bit like fairy tales or computer game users – have to perform further tasks and solve puzzles to get the keys to the treasury. Others see the origins of escape rooms rather in computer games, which were designed on a similar basis and which have a much longer history than television programs. Still others draw attention to the similarity of escape rooms with “survival horror” films, whose protagonist also has to solve puzzles to survive. This is the case in “Resident Evil”, but above all in “Cube”, where there is another element – cooperation. Here are six people locked in a strange room, must cooperate with each other to escape life and get out.
In escape rooms you can see the need for older popculture products, which are difficult to satisfy today in everyday situations. – Our ancestors had to head well thousands of years ago to fire or get food. Those who advised, had profits – a position in the group or recognition of the opposite sex. Today we are looking for a substitute for similar challenges – hence jungle expeditions, climbing in the mountains or forest survival. Escape room is the most intimate, safe option. With the fact that – unlike in the jungle – physical strength is irrelevant here. What counts is the use of what we have in mind. In addition, escape rooms give us the possibility of group activity. With this every day in Polish conditions is poor – employers rarely offer us the opportunity to jointly solve problems, and we treat such challenges with extreme caution. We are individualists, we have little trust in others. A visit to the escape room allows you to break it. Suddenly, it turns out that we really like working together – hence the success of similar businesses.
In Wrocław, the boom for the escape room games began about five or six years ago. At the time, I had the pleasure, together with my friends, to participate in such a game in one of the first locations in the capital of Lower Silesia. at the moment the offer is rich. On the groupon.pl website you can find a lot of different escape rooms, with different available scenarios and climates.
prices are varied but for about 80 to 120 zlotys we can play with friends up to six people
Room Escape is still a fairly new type of fun during which we can learn to cooperate and, by the way, have fun. The rooms themselves are constantly evolving and changing so we can not complain about boredom and fund our intriguing experiences with our friends.
Tamka Island is one of the smallest Odra islands. Art Hub was created on five levels: the space in the building is shared with artists and friendly initiatives. It is treated by the owner as an artistic project outside of the purpose of co-creating various events taking place there. Art Hub is to be a platform on which not only all artists can gather, but also act together. In the building, in addition to the studio, there is a club and a bar (cafe). The common part in which takes place weekend cultural events, has been renovated.
The remaining rooms are in turn renewed by the creators working in them. It is a combination of a club and space for rent for studios, and offices for artists. There is also a photo / video studio available in the building, Music studios, photo studios, event agency, art gallery or Capoeira Academy. As part of electro jam you can also listen to (or create yourself) live improvised electronics. And this is end of introduction word.
So first of all , where is Tamka? Tamka is in center, between Wroclaw University and Slodowa Island. Open Hour? Since 12:00 until last guests actually, sometimes we can go to the party at Friday evening, and get back home at Sunday afternoon.
Is there something to eat? Of course ! There is Pizza bar, open during day till 2 or 3 p.m. there is great bar, they have a lot of special drinks, if you like to try new taste– this place is for you. As on every beach bar, there is a beach, a lot of people is goes here barefoot. There are hamakoos too, so if you want take a nap, feel free and lay down.
Tamka is a place for everyone, for them who like to commune with art there is a lot of exhibition, for them who like party in every weekend plays new artist , for them who love to meet new interesting people, there is a lot of people with the same interests.
Upcoming events :
6-20.09 Karolina Wojtas: Train to knowledge exhibition in the frame of TIFF Open competition. Through her photographs, the artist shows a school in Gombrowicz’s , that is, full of absurdities, also those experienced by Jozio literally withdrawn in his dream to the gymnasium.
9.09 Musical Sunday on the Tamka, on the stage : Dave Haco
14.09 Mindfuckers na Tamce , on the stage : Mateusz Anuszewski aka Matt Vein, Dawid Grabowski aka Rodrigezz, tax 10 pln
15.09 Electronica Africa x regime , on the stage : Dejot, DJ Ryan R, Regime, Young Majli, Wojtek Furmaniak, Electronica Africa, Ttax 10 pln .
23.09 Open beer brewingon Tamka, with Browar Sabotaż, during this day, you can participate in beer brewing workshops
Playing board games is one of the more popular activities around the world, fortunately this culture is steadily growing in Poland for several of years now, and Wroclaw is no exception. So what to do if You are in the capital of Lower Silesia, and want to spend some time with dice, cards, and meepels? Here is a quick guide to most of the options open for people who want to play some games. Be that individually in the city, at home, or at various board game in Wroclaw meetings.
There are several options for people that want to spend their time with a board on their table, ranging from pubs and organized meetings to board game rentals if You prefer to play games in home. Note that currently many pubs in the city have a copy of Monopoly, or Scrabble. But if You, dear reader, are interested in some more complicated games I will try to give You some options on where and when to go.
HEX Board Game Café – Dubuois 33/35b
And we are starting with a pub that is focused on board games. Hex is located in a back alley, and can be a little hard to find for the first time, but it is worth the search. When You enter Your eyes are greeted with a fair amount of tables. When You make your way to the bar area You will see several shelves filled with board games.
The choice is huge, so if You don’t have Your collection with You is the ideal place to go. Drinks wise You can have Your warm drinks like coffee and tea, colder beverages like water, juice, lemonade or coke are also available. As for something with alcohol there is a good choice of craft beers in addition to normal beer and drinks. As far as snacks go You can count on peanuts, toasts, or hot dogs to name just a few. Although You can find a table walking in from the street I highly recommend reserving one, as this is a very popular place, and there are many special events organized by the owners. Also don’t forget some sort of ID because it could be needed to borrow a game at the bar.
Monday – Friday: 15:00 – 24:00
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 – 24:00
Cybermachina – Szczytnicka 52
Located near Pasaż Grunwaldzki Cybermachina has some board games at the bar, as well as some consoles with video games on them for people to play. The gaming library is smaller than at Hex, but it has a nice climate. There are also some events organized by the pub itself, like Pub Quiz, board and video games tournaments, and so one. On Tuesdays there is a big board gaming event “Planszowe Koloseum w Cybermachinie”, where people meet to play board games in Wroclaw. The meeting is open to all, and is free of charge. You can bring Your own game, or just show up, and pick something to play from. This is a great time if You are looking for other gamers to play with. The event starts every Tuesday at around 18 o clock. As beverages go there is a good choice of beer, coffee, tea, water, coke, juices, and a whole plethora of thematically named drinks both with alcohol and without it. As with Hex, You can find a table walking in from the street but I recommend reserving one just to make sure.
Monday – Wednesday: 14:00 – 1:00
Thursday – Saturday: 14:00 – 4:00
Sunday: 14:00 – 1:00
PadBar – Kazimierza Wielkiego 1 (Times Building)
Another place on the list is PadBar, with console games as main focus, but they have a library of board games in Wroclaw at the bar. Located near the city center it is a fine place to visit. The best time for board gamers to visit is Sunday, when there is a board game meeting in association with Wielosfer, and a board game store Planszak. The library grows massively as well as the amount of board gamers to play with. The event starts at about 18 o clock every Sunday.
Monday – Wednesday: 18:00 – 24:00
Thursday: 18:00 – 2:00
Friday – Saturday: 18:0 – 3:00
Sunday: 17:00 – 24:00
Sklep Feniks– Rynek 31 (DH Feniks)
Located in the heart of the city on the fourth floor of Dom Handlowy Feniks this store is a great place for people playing Magic: the Gathering or Pokemon TCG. Tuesday afternoon is dedicated for Pokemon players, Thursday is the day for miniature gamers, and Friday is Magic day. But there are events scheduled usually for every day of the week. The schedule of playing days is created for the whole month in advance, so it is best to follow their Facebook page for up to date schedule.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 18:00
Bolter Cafe – Podwale 6
Bolter is another board gaming store, but this one is focused mainly on miniature games, and is coupled with a cafe. Thematic days organized by the store are spread through all days of the week. Monday is miniature painting day, as well as free gaming, Tuesdays are for skirmish games, Wednesdays are for X-Wing/Armada space combat, Thursday is Age of Sigmar, Wahrammer 40k, Lords of the Rings and other big miniature games, Friday is Veteran Night, where the store is open to late night hours, and Saturdays and Sundays are tournament and event days. The themes listed are just informational, and if You want to play something else there is no problem as long as there is a free table. There are regular games of Bolt Action, Blood Bowl, Warmachine, Malifaux and several other games at the store as well. Note that Friday nights are very crowded so the best way to get a table is to use their forum (link on their website bolter.pl), and weekend gaming may require an entry fee. For more information and up to date schedule I recommend following them on Facebook, or following their forums.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 – 20:00 (21:00 if games are lasting)
Friday: 8:00 – 24:00 (Veterans Night)
Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00 (18:00 if there is still an ongoing tournament)
Planszóweczka – Horbaczewskiego 4-6 (DH Astra), Czekoladowa 9 (Aleja Bielany), Kazimierza Wielkiego 19a-21 (Kino Nowe Horyzonty)
Last but certainly not least is Planszoweczka, board gaming store spread through Wroclaw in three locations. At every location there is a place to pick up a game from the library and play it on the spot for free. You can bring Your own game and take a free table, there are special events organized by the store, as well as painting lessons and miniature gaming. But the thing that makes Planszoweczka stand out is the rental system. If You fancy to play some games at home You can rent them for 3 days paying a couple of zlotys for it (the prices vary but are usually at most 10% of the games shelf price). With more than 500 titles in the library You have lot of games to choose from ranging from kids and party games, to heavy euro or ameri style titles.
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00 (only working Sundays)
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00 (only working Sundays)
Kino Nowe Horyzonty:
Monday – Friday: 15:30 – 21:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 21:00
And that’s all for a quick guide to board gaming in Wroclaw, I hope that it will be useful. I encourage to check out websites or Facebook profiles of said places for up to date information about events and meetings.
There are 3 pubs for gamers in Wroclaw, that I know of. If you are a gamer and want to spend quality time in a geeky place with your friends, Wroclaw has some very interesting options for you. Whether you want to organize a big meeting or just spontaneously go to a nerdy place, these are the places you can check out:
Padbar – the first pub for gamers in Poland
Padbar was founded in 2011. In time, it branched to three other cities. You can play here on an Xbox in beat’em ups and play FIFA with your friends, try the wide range of drinks and play board games for free. There’s also a Padbar Club. For 30 zlotys you can buy a membership card and gain points. For every 5 zł that you spend you gain points, that you can exchange for free drinks. I’ts good to make a reservation ahead of time, because of the sheer popularity of this place.
Location: Kazimierza Wielkiego Street 1 in Time’s building
Cybermachina was opened in back in 2015. It’s the largest chain of pubs for geeks in Poland, it has a total of 8 locations in the country. There’s a wide variety of drinks, that reference pop culture. They have Czech and regional beer, you can also eat some snacks and toasts. There are many consoles, arcade games and board games free of charge.
Cybermachina has game tournaments, as well as regular sporting events (such as football matches on TV). Sometimes they also organize small meetings for people working in the gaming industry in Wroclaw. They are called Pog(R)adajmy and you have to check their Facebook page for more details. You have keep in mind that they close fairly early. Usually opening hours span from 2 pm to 1 am.
Hex – cafe mixed with pub for the board games enthusiasts
Hex’s origins are a cafe with board games in Cracow. Their second coffeehouse mixed with a bar was openend in Wroclaw in 2014. Since then they have presented about 400 different board games to their guests. Hex host board game competitions, they also have card games. On the occasions they organize Hearthstone tournaments – but you have to bring your own Smartphone or laptop to play. Sometimes they have special workshops for people interested in learning how to play board games. Also you can check out prototypes, that upcoming creators bring to the cafe. They even have their own game, called “Tawerna Hex”. You can also drink some niche beer and eat different meals. Hex is usually open to guests from 3 pm to midnight, but you have check whether they have spare seats before, because of the various events.
Wroclaw city of expats gives people new trand – healthy diet catering
Wroclaw is utmost modern city in Poland permanently filling by expats from throughout the world. Therefore proved and modern trends in Wroclaw spreading fast and work on people needs pretty well, as seem around. People here are quet demanding in quality of life, in services and especcially regarding food and healthy lifestyle. So, what is it healthy diet catering?
When it comes up to quality food and saving time we may seeing quite demanding trand in Wroclaw. Among active people who has not enough time due to busy daily tasks the solution could be daily meals catering. One of them what I have heard from my friends is “ActiveFit” food service.
Have a look inside to how healthy diet catering works and what is the benefits.
That service provide list of balanced daily diets depend on your healthy lifestyle. Yet, they deliver your daily pack wherever you need.
The prices for healthy diet catering strating from 47 zl for 5 meals per day, (breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and supper). Delivery is free, by the way.
We may chose among 8 diets and set up pretty precisly what meals should include, which grossery, how many callories must be into your daily meals. Take a look below.
Standard diet. Standard from 1200 kcal – 52 PLN / day up to standard 2500 kcal – 65 PLN / day.
Diet for weight loss. Weight loss 1200 kcal – 47 PLN / day up to weight loss 2500 kcal – 60 PLN / day
Samurai diet. Samurai 1800 kcal – 53 PLN / day up to samuraja 3000 kcal – 65 PLN / day
Paleo diet. Paleo 1200 kcal – 52 PLN / day up to paleo 2500 kcal – 65 PLN / day
Sport diet for reduction. Sport 1200 kcal – 52 PLN / day up to sport 2500 kcal – 65 PLN / day
Sport diet on mass. Mass 1800 kcal – 53 PLN / day up to mass 3000 kcal – 65 PLN / day
In terms of order daily meals for more than 14 days there are discount 5%, and more than 30 days 10%, surely they should somehow encourage clients.
Yet, from my personal point of view that approach to eating may really save a time for thus who count, and let fills our bodies fresh and healthy food permanently without concernings about ingredients and quality. And I’m happy to see that trands in Wroclaw could be so helpful to keep healthy lifestyle on that high level.
Art Hotel Wroclaw is the perfect place for people that want to discover this beautiful city. Great localization:
in the very heart of Wrocław,
a few dozen meters from the Market Square,
next to the beautiful street Kiełbaśnicza
and the historic gallery Jatki.
Close to city hall, various institutions and business.
Both public opinion and guests give it great recognition. That’s why Art Hotel was given the title of Travelers Choice.
Art Hotel Wroclaw also incloudes the Art Restaurant and Café with unimaginably delicious food. Located just next to the Market Square, in a beautiful, Renaissance tenement from the 16th century, it constantly enraptures guests with butiful insides and unique menus.
– We believe that the unique visual setting creates the perfect scenery for tasting dishes and desserts served by us, taken mainly from Polish cuisine. We also use the richhness and taste of regional and traditional products, offering culinary memories from Dolnego Śląska – they say about themselves.
A unique interior in Art Hotel Wroclaw
The friendly atmosphere is created by a carefully arranged, subtle in colors interior decor – in the Flemish-style main halls, in the Garden Hall in the style of the Italian courtyard. It is here that you can admire the original stone portal and antique door from 1520, as well as painting on boards from the eighteenth century.
A unique advantage of the menu in the Art Restaurant are regional products. It is worth knowing that the kitchen belongs to the European Network of Regional Culinary Heritage. I especially recommend the dish from Kłodzko trout, which is certified as ” Dziedzictwo Kulinarne Dolny Śląsk”. Homemade pasta and dumplings “jak u mamy”, in this kitchen are used modern culinary techniques that provide a wealth of natural flavors. In Art Restaurant you can try dishes made in the sous vide technique.
A glass of wine to taste
Selected wines from the wine list can also be ordered by the glass. For regular customers, their favorite wines are ordered, even if they do not appear on the wine list. And if you have your favorite wine, or you got a unique bottle as a gift? Take it with you and enjoy the taste of culinary Art Restaurant specialties. For opening your own wine, you will only be charged 20 PLN per bottle. IT’S NOT EVERYTHING!
Plan time with your family
Art Restauracja i Kawiarnia also includes: Free WiFi, unique sweet pastries from our own confectionery, diet menu, for example gluten-free (after previous order), summer garden, additional children’s menu card, children’s chair, bibs, special cutlery, crayons and coloring books.
Food sharing is one of the answers for the question “What to do to avoid a huge waste of food?” Tons of food goes to the trash!
Data shows that in Poland about 9 million tons of food is going to waste annually . The value of this food is probably about PLN 50 for each Pole every month. That’s why we should try food sharing. Almost 35% of the food go for disposal.
Sharing is a new trend.
Economics based on sharing is a relatively new trend in the economy and society. It involves the direct exchange of goods and services between consumers who mainly communicate via special websites or social media. With the help of this term, the entire spectrum of online businesses have the potential to revolutionize the global market for the exchange of goods and services. Also it can be both non-profit and profitable. However is about exchanging between one man and another. In this Expats in Wroclaw article. I want to focused on NON PROFIT form.
How does it starts? The first Food Sharing point was opened in May 2016 in Warsaw. Therefore Torun, Cracow, Wroclaw and Poznan followed the idea. Other cities are following them consequently. Social refrigerators in Wroclaw are mostly grow due to the idea of the group WeźPomóż.pl, which promotes the idea of sharing food in Lower Silesia. Anyone who wants can bring food to the fridge. Food is available in the fridge for those in need. Food sharing points are for everyone – the material status of people who visit it is not checked here. The whole system finally works freely.
What can you put in a shared fridge? The basic rule: bring what you would eat by yourself. Home products such as cake or soup must be packed in disposable, sealed containers with the exact date of preparation and description on packaging. Furthermore you can put dry products on special shelf.
What can you not bring?
Products that contain raw meat, raw eggs, unpainted milk products (unless they are vacuum-packed and have a valid shelf-life) probably can not be accepted; open canned food or jars with preserves; products that have exceeded the shelf-life date; similarly products with signs of breakage. The rules for products are posted on the front door of the refrigerator too.
Volunteers, companies and food rescuers
All sharing food points function because of volunteers. They are usually young people who, using social media – mainly Facebook – are trying to buy refrigerators, shelves, social signs and also make sure that the place is working properly. In addition volunteers check in this points cleanliness standards, wash it, if there’s a need, bring food or throw out expired products.
Where are the Refrigerators in Wroclaw? Seems like we have seven of them in Wroclaw!
Ludwika Rydygiera 25a (Nadodrze)
Osobowicka 129 (Osobowice) – A point at the church of St. Teresa of the Baby Jesus
Zachodnia 1 (Szczepin) – Point at the Council of the Szczepin
Okulickiego 2 (Zakrzów) Point next to Stanisław Jabłonka’s Friendly Home Foundation and with the help of Take Pom Pom)
Kazimierza Wielkiego 31-33 (Old Town)
Grabiszyńska 56 (Grabiszyn) next to coffeehouse Neighborly
In addition, this type of idea strengthens mutual trust, fills a need for convenience and it gives meaning of belonging to community. It seems like it has positive impact on the environment.
If you want to find more food sharing places in Poland, check this link
If you’re a fan of plants I invite you for non-obvious trip.
There is nothing more inseparable from humanity than nature. Nowadays, plants are becoming a very strong trend in fashion and indoor design; but today I want to pull you out of couch and make you go outside. I’d like to show you some places in Wroclav, where you can admire different kinds of plants.
First point on our tour map is Botanical Garden with Green House inside. The object is open between 2nd of April and 12th of November. During a few months, we can observe plants and flowers daily. And a ticket for student cost 10 PLN. Garden is located near well-known, historical Ostrów Tumski.
In Wroclav’s Garden you can admire cacti and other succulents in a historic Cactus House, as well as in two greenhouses where succulents of Africa and of Mexico are presented. Under the greenhouse’s roofs there is an impressive collection of exotic plants originating from warmer climatic zones. This is the best place to make “tropical” photos and breathe fresh air in the middle of the city.
Leaving the Garden, we go to the newly opened place on the map of Wroclav. rośliny. is a modern and minimalistic store. Here, the plants are in the spotlight. We can gain knowledge of how to take care about different types of plants and buy a beautiful seedling, too. I also recomand you to find them on Instagram. They’re amazing. rośliny.
Next place we’re going to visit is a beautiful mural, located near Galeria Dominikańska. It has been painted on one of Wierzbowa Street’s walls, surrounded by modern office buildings. Read more about murals.
Maze at Brochów The last stop on the track is the Labyrinth at Wroclaw Brochów. The labyrinth that you will find in the park, today is a hornbeam labyrinth designed in the 1990s as part of a revitalization project. A walk through the maze is a game; it might give you some adrenalin. Having a long walk in the tunnel, after another turn you may come across a wall and have to turn back.
I hope you will enjoy my tips for spending your “green” day in Wroclaw!