Photo source: ©Elixir Restaurant by Dom Wódki
We’ve often praised the long and [literally] colourful history of Polish vodka at IYP. We’ve written about variations of vodka, where to find the best places to try it, and now we’re onboard with a new cultural shift – slowly enjoying vodka.
To this end, if you’re in Warsaw, we wholeheartedly suggest a visit to Elixir Restaurant by Dom Wódki to experience some wonderful food with vodka to match. If eating’s not your thing, then a visit to the nearby Vodka Museum is a must. Showcasing thousands of artifacts to accompany a thorough walkthrough of Polish vodka making history, you will not leave disappointed. With fantastic pieces ranging from a Napoleonic Soldier’s canteen, once filled with vodka for the bitter winter during the Russian campaign, to other pieces showing how vodka was produced and exported during 1930s prohibition-era U.S.A, and what consumption looked like in Poland during German occupation. Not only will you learn a whole lot more about vodka in general, you will leave with a new appreciation for the Polish spirit… and not just because there is a tasting at the end of your visit. Na zdrowie!
A classy establishment where you can try over 500 vodkas from around Poland and the globe.
This place aims to show you the fascinating history of Polish vodka, and to teach you how it should be respectfully, slowly sipped, tasted, and more importantly – enjoyed.
With a 1920s-30s interior decor, their seasonal menu with fantastic Polish style cocktails and dishes will take you on a journey through Warsaw’s cultural history.
Las Vegas meets the former People’s Republic of Poland in what is a brash, loud, and fun drinking den.
Located in a fantastic old building, this is a place to come and experience ‘the Polish soul’ of the 1920s. The menu harks back to simple but good Polish foods with a modern touch.
located in the site of a former Vodka factory, a newly re-opened Polish vodka museum where you can learn about the history of this wonderful spirit.