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Best Bars for Vodka in Krakow: A DIY Tasting Tour Guide

July 23
3 min read
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    When I visited Poland, I was a solo traveler during the off-tourist season, so I experienced a lot of my tours and excursions canceling or moving around my dates since they couldn’t get anyone else to join. One of my tragic cancellations was my vodka tasting tour in Krakow. On Trip Advisor or other big tour sites, I found companies looking for $100+ per person for a 4 hour tour. As a full-time student, I decided to opt for a more budget friendly option. I discovered an off-the-tourist-path vodka tour with three locals from Krakow. Unfortunately, they had to cancel because they required a minimum of two participants for the tour to proceed. Nevertheless, they assisted me in crafting my own DIY vodka tasting tour, which I’ve incorporated into this guide for the best vodka bars in Krakow.

    There’s still an ongoing debate whether Russia or Poland created vodka first. Regardless, a trip to Poland without tasting Polish vodka is almost as bad as not trying pierogies while in Poland.

    Experience the vibrant nightlife of Krakow and indulge in the finest Polish vodka at these top-rated bars. Join me on a budget-friendly DIY vodka tasting tour that will tantalize your taste buds and immerse you in the rich vodka culture of Poland.

    Wodka Cafe Bar


    Uncover the ultimate vodka destination recommended by locals. Sample an array of flavored vodkas, including a delightful vodka flight of your choice. Immerse yourself in the authentic ambiance of this cozy establishment.



    Discover the expertise of a vodka dealer with 30 years of experience. Explore an impressive collection of over 50 homemade flavored vodkas that redefine the traditional vodka experience. Don’t forget to take some bottles home as souvenirs!

    Pijalnia Wodki i Piwa


    Step back in time and embrace the communist-era atmosphere of this Polish bar. Savor their signature refreshing lemon vodka and explore a variety of single-flavored shots or unique concoctions that will elevate your vodka adventure.

    Staropolskie Trunki


    Uncover the hidden gem of Krakow—a cozy hole-in-the-wall bar boasting an extensive selection of over a hundred vodka types. Dive into their renowned Polish moonshine and enjoy vodka flights that offer a range of flavors in a single experience.



    While not technically vodka, Wisniewski’s cherry-flavored brandy, known as Cherry Vodka, is a must-try. Start your vodka pub crawl here and experience the deliciousness of their renowned creation. Keep an eye out for “Cherry Vodka” on menus at other bars during your vodka adventure.

    Raise your glass to a memorable vodka experience in Krakow with these best bars for vodka in Krakow. These bars offer a diverse selection of Poland’s favorite spirit, from traditional to innovative. Don’t miss the chance to savor the essence of Polish culture in each smooth sip. Na zdrowie!

    Special thanks to Magda, Bartek, Kris, Paulina, and Wera for their friendly assistance and recommendations. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable vodka adventure in the heart of Krakow!

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    Planning a visit to Poland? Be sure to visit my Complete Travel Guides to Warsaw, Krakow, and Gdansk.

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