Did you know you can play laser tag in Wroclaw? Find more information in this post!
What is this laser thing anyway?
For those of you who have never heard about laser tag, I’ll explain it quickly. Laser tag is a game played with guns which fire infrared beams. Therefore each player must wear infrared sensitive targets (i.e. vest, headbands). Games are hosted indoors or outdoors. There are many types of matches, for instance team or solo deathmatch, capture the flag, base defense and more. Compared to paintball, laser tag is painless.
You can gather your friends (about 10-20 people) and make a reservation to have a whole arena just for yourselves. You can also go solo and join a random group of players.
How to prepare for laser game
First of all, wear comfortable clothes and take a spare t-shirt to change after playing. Drink lots of water because you’ll run, sweat and have fun. Remember to stay hydrated! In case you forget to bring your own drink, there are snack bars or vending machines in most laser tag places. Once you arrive in the arena of your choice, the staff will teach you how to use the equipment.
Laser tag in Wroclaw
This is certainly the biggest laser tag place in Wroclaw. There are two arenas suited for different number of players – Arena Combat for 18 people and Arena Hero for 10 people. Zona 71 website
Location: Fabryczna 14
Opening hours: Mo-Fri 12 am – 10 pm, Sat 9 am – 10 pm, Sun 9 am – 8 pm
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.
The Wrocław Horse Racing Track Partynice is one of three such facilities in Poland, next to Służewiec and the track in Sopot.
The track was opened in 1907, previously the horse race was seen by the inhabitants of Wrocław on the track at Szczytniki. In the interwar period of the twentieth century it was one of the most popular forms of entertainment, the competition was organized here until 1941. After World War II, the first races took place in 1952.
One of the brighter moments in the history of the Partynice track was in 1969, when, in place of Czech Praga, the capital of Lower Silesia hosted participants of the annual meeting with English blood horses from Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Poland, Hungary and the USSR. Partynice witnessed the huge success of Polish horses, which in terms of the amount of prizes won took second place behind Hungarian steeds, beating the rarely losing team of the Soviet Union.
Partynice is being revived
For several years, the trend of spending Sunday at Partynice is being revived. On racing days, there are even several thousand spectators of different ages. They are not only enthusiasts of sports competition, but also people who like to spend time in a friendly environment.
The Partynice track is primarily organized for English Thoroughbreds – a breed created specifically for races over three hundred years ago in the British Isles, but the program also includes Arabian horse racing, fence races, obstacles and trotting races.
In the season, the most important races are: Wielka Partnicka, Wielka Wrocławska, Lira – Oaks prize, the President of the City of Wrocław Award, the Ruthenian Award and the Constellation Award. Since 2016, races in the international Crystal Cup series have also been organized in Wrocław. More and more often horses from reputable stables in the Czech Republic and Germany come to competitions to Wrocław.
At the Wroclaw Racetrack Partynice there are also family picnics, dog competitions and other events.
During the racing days on the track, there are catering, beer gardens, food trucks.
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.
Trends related to the ecological lifestyle came to the Oder. Because of that DIY workshops in Wroclaw are gaining more and more popularity. Many people learn to do different things themselves from scratch instead of buying ready products. Therefore recycling of old items and materials, the selection of natural resources and control over the production process is often an alternative to shopping in large retail chains. If you want to learn it, the workshops will come with help to do it yourself. Under the supervision of trainers you will develop your creativity and create unique items. And finally, the environment will only benefit.
DIY workshops in Wroclaw- suggestions
Beauty and food DIY workshops in Wroclaw
Are you not satisfied with the offer of natural cosmetics in stores? Learn how to do a cream with selected organic ingredients. Moreover, create a product that really adapts to your skin needs. During workshops with natural cosmetics you will do body lotion with avocado oil or lip balm without the addition of paraffin and mineral oils. The classes are carried out in the store “Ładnie Pachnie” in cooperation with an online store with cosmetics raw materials “Zrób sobie krem”.
Are you a gingerbread gourmet? Seems like you can learn about the traditional recipes of baked goods. Workshops organized by a small manufacture of “Piernikarnia Wrocławska” are certainly a good idea. Due to the good quality ingredients like Polish honey, real butter, country flour and aromatic cooking spices the pastries will melt in your mouth. The whole family can participate in the workshop, and children will definitely have fun by cutting gingerbread hearts.
Clothing stores mostly offer clothes made with synthetic fabrics. Furthermore, new collections appear every few weeks. In contrast to the offer of shopping centers, supporters of an ecological lifestyle try to tailor old clothes. Buying fewer good quality items made of natural fabrics is also more and more evident. In this case, tailoring workshops are another noteworthy suggestion. At the tailoring workshop at the Szyciokawiarnia in Wroclaw you can sew a pencil skirt or a shopper bag according to your own design. In addition, in the Szyciokawiarnia you can also spend time not only at the workshops, but whenever you want- with delicious coffee, homemade cake and sewing machine, in the company of other tailoring enthusiasts.
During craft workshops, you will wake up the artist’s soul and create unique home decorations. The Jak Malowana Foundation as part of the course at the Wolna Pracownia offers a wide range of DIY workshops. As a result, anyone interested learn how to make ceramic fridge magnets, wooden caskets decorated with decoupage technique or paint Japanese patterns on fabric. Beside that, you can bring your own products home or give them to your family or friends.
Trend Be Eco and do-it-yourself is more and more popular in Wroclaw. The range of workshops on various topics is constantly enriching and, in fact, everyone can find something for themselves. Next time, when you are looking for an interesting idea for spending free time, try to participate in DIY workshops – you can be surprised how much is possible thanks to your passion and your own work!
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
Casa de la Musica – a wonderful pub for all the lovers of Cuban cigars, Caribbean and Latino American rhythms and delicious tropical drinks made with fresh fruit.
Situated on the market square in Wrocław Casa de la Musica club is modelled on cigar clubs of the 1920s and 30s. Casa de la Musica creates an unique and original atmosphere which reminds us the previous century.
Casa de la Musica reminds of the golden age of Cuba.
The interior is full of original gadgets of the era, from photographs, documents, Cohiba boxes, the replicas of windmills from the early 20th century, to magnificent bar, inspired by the outstanding and one of the best known restaurants of Havana -El Floridita.
At Casa de la Musica you can taste over 400 sorts of top quality alcohol and many kinds of cubbans cigars. Despite impressive menu the prices in the club are not exorbitant. Club is singled out by unofficial atmosphere and the highest standard of the service, available alcohol and drinks.
Casa de la Musica offers an organize any kind of Latin party (birthday parties, hen parties, wedding receptions etc.)
Location: Rynek Ratusz 11/12
Bar classics in an inexpensive version: herrings, tartare, sausages, cheap alcohols and original decor make Przedwojenna one of the main Wrocław place for guests.
Bistro-Bar, reminiscent of the atmosphere of pre-war premises – old furniture, decor, old-fashioned music streaming from the radio and home-made menu give it an extraordinary charm. This is a very original place in contrast to modern Wrocław pubs.
In the menu next to alcoholic drinks a classic bar at a very affordable price (ex:gzik, sausages, tatar)
Location: Sw. Mikolaja 81
Pijalnia Wodki i Piwa
Pijalnia Piwa i Wodki is a great place for both local residents and visitors from other corners of the country and the world. The specific nostalgic and ironic climate of the 1960s, with an inseparable vodka barrel, “herringbone” and a casual atmosphere.
A wide selection of drinks and 60 snacks typical of the year: cold legs, a herring or a rye soup. All dance fans can go crazy on the dance floor in the special disco zone until dawn.
Pijalnia Piwa i Wodki has 3 places in Wroclaw. You can visit the pub also in another polish cities: at Warsaw, Cracow, Poznan, Lodz, Katowice, Sosnowiec, Gdańsk, Torun, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Olsztyn and Lublin.
Locations: ul. Ruska 51/51B
ul. Rynek – ratusz 13-14
ul. Sw. Mikolaja 8-11 Wroclaw
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.