Warsaw In Your Pocket no.112 ★ 20 years in Poland

Welcome to the August-September edition of Warsaw In Your Pocket! Summer’s in full swing with everyone taking full advantage of the good weather, but late summer marks a poignant time in the city, it being the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. Sure, Warsaw is a modern buzzing city, but the scars of the Uprising are all around – find out more in our feature on p.12. Although the city’s tragic past looms over Warsaw, this is an exciting, forward thinking city, where there’s certainly a lot to see and do. Aside from the touristy stuff, the city’s cafe culture, foodie scene and nightlife is in forever expanding and improving, all listed in these very pages. Of particular note are the seasonal food markets (p.80), found all around the city, where food and culture mix, along with a host of other outdoor seasonal places to enjoy (p.106)! Warsaw is the city that is vibrant in every sense of the word, offering you sightseeing in the bucketload, from fun-filled activities to some serious history lessons in the many museums, and the events calendar too being full to the brim (check out our ‘Events’ section, p.18). As always, let us know how you got on in Warsaw on our FB page and/or show us what you’ve seen during your time in the city by using the hashtag #Warsawinyourpocket on social media, or if you prefer, just use good old fashioned email: poland@inyourpocket.com.

Cover Story

We’ve always been impressed by how Warsaw looks today, despite its wartime history – the UNESCO listed Old Town (p.34) highlights the rebuilding effort – everything you see here (The Royal Castle from ul. Piwna) was rubble after the War- saw Uprising of 1944 (p.12).

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Main Feature: Scars of the Warsaw Uprising

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New Reviews

Guru Restaurant & Bar

Indian cuisine with a flare of modernity as central as it gets! Right next to Metro Centrum. Read more ➞

Bistro Tentego

Daytime lounging, eating and drinking, and well, almost the same at night, but with louder music and more alcohol. On the Royal Route by the northern corner of Łazienki Park. Read more ➞

Pam Pam Restaurant

Modern, vibrant, with a touch of pre-war class, this is one of the best places we’ve visited lately. Perfect for business or romantic meals. Read more ➞

Restaurant B52

The newest addition to Warsaw’s main ul. Marszałkowska, it offers an international menu, breakfast and cocktails. Read more ➞


The domain of retro games, this is the sister bar of Warmut with quite a pleasant change of scenery. Read more ➞


The newest seasonal outdoor fun place to hang out along the Praga side of the riverRead more ➞

Game Over Escape Rooms

The newest addition to Warsaw’s collection of ‘get in the room and solve your way out’ activities. Read more ➞

Mops Coffeeshop – Cannabis Store

The clue’s in the name of the store, and it’s no longer an illicit pastime, but a legal venture to provide you with legal products. Read more ➞

Designer Outlet Warsaw

One of the best looking outlets set inside a unique looking collection of buildings made to evoke the same style buildings of Warsaw’s Old Town. Read more ➞

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