Piwpaw Beer Heaven
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