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Kazimierz is the old Jewish Quarter of Kraków, Poland, a place with a fascinating and indelibly dark story to tell. Today, the area is home to some of the quirkiest and coolest bars in the city, which are laden to the brim with fancy lounges, killer beer pubs, sophisticated cocktail joints, intimate gardens and trashy dive dance floors.
For all those of you looking for a uniques restaurant/bar atmosphere, I think you will really like this pub! One of the first bars in Kazimierz, Singer set the table for all that was to come, essentially inventing the evocative aesthetic of cracked mirrors, dusky paintings, rickety antiques and candlelight associated with the district today. Despite its long tenure, lofty reputation and intrusion of tourists, today Singer still holds much of the magic it did when it first opened. A charismatic, even chimerical cafe by day, Singer hits its stride around 03:00 when tabletops turn into dancefloors, the regulars abandon their drinks to dip and spin each other to an energetic mix of gypsy, klezmer, celtic and swing music, the entire bar begins to feel like a ferris wheel ready to fly off its axis and the boundaries of time are obliterated.
Kazimierz legend – dim and gloomy, with shadows deep enough to drown the moodiest drinker, and illumination provided by an all-day candle vigil. Come in off the Jewish Square (Plac Żydowski) for a shot of vodka or warm beer with fruit syrup, and lose track of the time altogether.
The crowd is mixed with locals and tourists alike and there is almost always a party going on. It is open in to the early morning hours!