Hala Koszyki is a newly opened shopping and restaurant space based in an old hall. Built at the beginning of 20th Century in the centre of Warsaw, the building always meant elegant shopping opportunities, in that matter not much has changed since then. The hall has, of course, undergone many changes before and after 1989.
Today’s hall hosts both 18 new trending restaurants (called concepts; Mateusz Gessler’s restaurant will be opening here soon) and shops, as well as already well-known bars and shops, such as Mango, Bierhalle or Duka. It also has a well assorted bookstore. Upstairs you can have a look at the previous rich story of Hala Koszyki and at the materials used to build it, look at modern art installations or simply take a photo. Most people seem to use this area to do so.
These days being in Warsaw and not knowing Hala Koszyki is a social faux pas. Make sure you visit to have an opinion.
Until the end of August there is an exhibition of “Biesy Polskie” (Polish devils) by Maksymilian Ławrynowicz. It’s a story about Polish women.