Pi­w­paw Beer Heaven

Warsaw, Poland

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Amer­i­can-style craft beer’s home away from home in Warsaw

What it is:

This ex­tra­or­di­nary tap­room is ca­su­ally en­sconced among the restau­rants and dance clubs just off one of Warsaw’s main drags. The ninety-five tap handles of­fer a stag­ger­ing set of choices, from dou­ble IPAS to Rus­sian im­pe­rial stouts. The ma­jor­ity are brewed within Poland, but there are a smat­ter­ing of im­ports. Since too much is never enough, Pi­w­paw Beer Heaven also has a huge cooler full of bot­tled se­lec­tions. Pi­w­paw has three dif­fer­ent bars in town, plus one in Łódź, but this one has the most taps on hand.

Why it’s great:

Many small Euro­pean brew­eries are em­brac­ing Amer­i­can craft­beer styles and in­no­va­tion, but Pi­w­paw truly is Beer Heaven. The Pol­ish brew­eries rep­re­sented here demon­strate how well they’ve learned; the Ver­mont IPA from Au­ty­browar is on point, and even the wild ex­per­i­ments such as a peated Bel­gian Tripel are quite tasty. The av­er­age 0.5 liter costs $4–5, but you can also build your own sam­ple tray for about $0.30 apiece. Best of all, this heaven is never closed. —Jester Gold­man

DE­TAILS Hours: All day, every day. Ad­dress: Fok­sal 16, Warsaw, Poland Web: pi­w­paw.pl

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