Piwnica pod Baranami is unique place on map of Krakow. It was opened in 1956 and is full of history, tradition but most of all full of music, artists and laugh. Since the very beginning it was like home for young artists of many different genres: writers, musicians, actors, as well as their friends and faithful audiences.
For many years in the basement was served the most renowned political cabaret in the country; and it still continues its activities, even after death of its co-founder – Piotr Skrzynecki in 1996. Also, from the 50′s, Piwnica was a center of jazz in Poland and nowadays very important event connected with this music – Summer Jazz Festival, is organized every year.
After nearly fifty years Piwnica became a legend of local eccentricity and it’s influence has been described: “It was much more than a cabaret. It was a breath of freedom and of ironic distance to the reality which surrounded us.” And this ironic distance sometimes still can be found there.
What else can you find here – great music (I’m in heaven when I hear soundtrack to Amelie movie), nice drinks and very specific (only in a positive sense) staff – like the charming bartender;)
So go there, see and feel the real, old Krakow!