PUBS AND BARS
Bielsko-Biała is not short of cozy pubs and lively bars if you know where to go. The Old Town seems to be the main scene for all the drinking and socializing, and most of the pubs are located in the Old Town Square or clustered in the side streets.
Since beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the country, you should expect a wide range of beers to choose from. Different cocktails are also available, but good wine is hard to come by in most of the local pubs and bars.
Most of the partying happens on weekends, so pubs tent to be the busiest on Fridays and Saturdays, while on workdays they can be half empty.
As a general rule of thumb, the pubs in Poland are self-service, which means that you need to get your drink at the bar and pay for it upfront. Tips are rare, although some bars will have a jar with a note tips/napiwki.
Pubs and bars in bielsko-Biała
Browar Miejski not only sells beer, it produces its own brand. It continues the tradition of the street where up to the 20th century city breweries were located. The name Piwowarska means – the street where beer is brewed. Their signature beer is called Bielitzer and in production they follow 16th century recipes, which guarantee the most natural beer. The pub is designed as an inn and is also a great place for casual dining.
Pub features: brewery, dining options, room for hire
Decorated as a typical Czech beerhall with a large open space but warm atmosphere. This pub sells beer from the nearby Browar Miejski and additionally has a few tap beers of other microbreweries. If you get hungry from all the drinking, you can order a meal, including some Polish and Czech specialties.
Pub features: terrace, dining options
Piwnica Zamkowa, which can be translated as Castle’s Cellar, is situated exactly where the name suggests – in a cellar of Bielsko-Biala’s castle. It’s known for its cozy ambience, beer snacks that go well with their great selection of beers, and occasional concerts.
Pub features: live music, beer snacks, beer garden
Metrum Jazz Club
All jazz enthusiasts and relaxing atmosphere seekers won’t find a better place in Bielsko-Biała (or nearby) than Metrum Jazz Club. Jazz concerts schedule is busy and level of performance worth visiting.
Club features: live music, events, live sports, billiard, dining options
This café-pub, apart from serving wide choice of beers, coffees, cakes and great food, is full of action. A summer outdoor cinema, workshops for children and adults, craft markets are just examples of the activities organized there. Board games and books are also liked by many. It’s also an animal friendly space.
Pub features: events, beer garden, dining options, library, board games, outdoor cinema, shop with some local craft
Various items hanging at the celling depict the name of this pub, which means gravity. The place is a great spot for hanging out with friends and has an atmosphere suitable for long discussions. Mondays are designated as days when travelers meet and with passion present their recent voyages.
Pub features: live music, events, beer garden, live sport
Fantastic location in one of the oldest buildings in the Old Town. The choice of beer might be confusing, but the staff’s advice is always helpful. A typical pub food menu should satisfy your appetite.
Pub features: events, dining options.
Dog’s Bollocks Pub
This place has a good vibe, and the largest selection of cocktail drinks, including non-alcoholic, in the city. They also serve food from a next door restaurant and organize some interesting parties.
Pub features: beer garden, live music, events, dining options
A popular venue with a young crowd, it’s probably the largest pub in the city. The Rock Café boosts a good-time atmosphere and the cheapest drinks in the city.
Pub features: live music, live sport, beer garden, events
This is the longest running pub/gallery in Bielsko-Biała. It was opened in 1987 by a local artist Franciszek Kukioła. Maybe you won’t find there the variety of beers available elsewhere, but in terms of cultural events, it’s a serious competition.
Pub features: live music, events, room for hire, beer garden
Shakespeare's Grill and pub
Great atmosphere, unique décor that suggests that the owners love the music (and they do) and a pleasant garden characterize this pub. Alcohol is not expensive and you won’t leave this place hungry.
Rumoteka (and the wine shop)
A typical sports bar with live sport screenings and draft beer.
Pub features: live sport, beer garden, dining options
The place is not big – as the name suggest it has only 8 tables, but there is more space around and they run a beer garden in the warm months. It’s a good place for a coffee or a drink or two.
It’s a cocktail bar and café. It’s not the cheapest place in the city, but most definitely they know what they’re doing as far as drinks and coffee go. It’s a great place to relax.
Set in the basement, near its older brother – Browar Miejski, it’s was open only in 2019. Its signature drink is Piwowica, which is a distillate of beer produced in the Bielsko brewery. Naturally, they also offer local beer and other drinks. If you get hungry, you can order pizza, burgers or beer snacks.
Winiarnia Est! Est! Est!
A romantic place with a huge selection of wines to try and buy.
Mimoza Sports Pub, Cafe and Bistro
Although the owners of this place changed over the time, this place is well known to the locals, as it’s one of the oldest pubs in the city. Now, they also serve food – the menu includes typical beer snacks and some popular dishes from Polish cuisine.