What can you expect out of the Polish bars in London? Lots of vodkas, jazz and…pierogis? Yep, that’s right. Some of the best Polish bars in London specialise in serving up a healthy dose of alcohol and standard eats straight from Poland.
From the decorations to the vibes to the drinks they serve, you’ll find that if you’re from Poland, heading to any one of these bars make it feel like you’re right at home. And, as many locals note, it’s a great way to infuse a bit of home into the local culture.
Whether you’re a fan of Balsam Pomorski, Belvedere or Chopin, chances are that these bars are serving it. Can’t wait to get a taste? Check out our picks for seven of the best Polish bars in London.
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What makes Bar Polski one of the best Polish bars in London aside from its unique offering of Polish beers? For starters, it’s located down a quaint alleyway, making the vibes here feel somewhat exclusive. And, on top of the variety of Polish beer you can order, they also serve traditional Polish cuisine and choice vodkas.
Not only is Mikrus actually one of the best spots in London to indulge in some traditional Polish food but it’s also one of the best Polish bars in the city. It’s actually a music club meets bar meets restaurant. You can truly feel the local vibes here as it’s family-owned. And, after a few shots of vodka and a full meal, you’ll be ready to party.
Ognisko Polskie is actually one of London’s oldest Polish clubs as it was founded in 1939 to maintain the cohesion of the free Polish community in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Today, it serves as a meeting point for locals from all backgrounds looking to enjoy Polish beer, vodka and standard eats.
Whether you visit for a sit-down meal or a full night up on your feet of dancing, you’re going to have a good time at Mamuśka! Polish Kitchen and Bar. The industrial bar space seats over 80 people and oftentimes it’s packed wall-to-wall. We suggest heading there early to enjoy a traditional Polish dinner. Then, order a few drinks and let the night unfold.
With a name like Polish Tavern, it’s pretty clear you know exactly what you’re getting when you visit this London hotspot. Whether you love Polish food or are simply interested in sampling a few traditional Polish pub eats, you’ll enjoy the food, drinks and atmosphere at this Southeast London bar. They even offer karaoke on Fridays.
Ready to go on a tour of the Baltics, Poland, Russia and Hungary? Here, you can. But, really, a visit to Baltic Restaurant and Bar is all about the vodka. They serve over 70 varieties of vodka by the glass and carafe all served straight from the deep freeze in frozen glasses. They even make their own flavoured vodka, too.
Okay, with a name like Belvedere do you really even need a description of what to expect when visiting this Polish bar? The drinks here are so good that they even give masterclasses on how to craft the perfect cocktail. Settle in for an evening full of live sports on the TV and a glass or two of vodka martinis. It doesn’t get much better than this.