May 11, 2018
Warsaw’s utterly gorgeous subterranean Opera Club is superbly located in the basement of Poland’s august National Opera House. But be advised: if you come expecting to see Rigoletto, then you’ll be sorely disappointed. Opera’s Club’s link to the wonderful world of Verdi, Wagner and Puccini is a bit tenuous. Still, it’s a top club ( arguably one of the swishest in the city) and an intriguing space to boot. Rumour has it that to be used for illicit liaisons by sundry Polish royals, and one has to say that it retains an air of the seductive in its current incarnation as a cosmopolitan and vibrant nightspot. The evocative décor leans towards the Far East: the air is filled with the scent of incense. The sprawling club is made up of a number of separate rooms. For instance, there is a first-class sushi bar, an array of cozy nooks and, of course, there’s the lavish main dance floor, surrounded by Oriental-style couches.Here the fun-loving crowd is whipped into a frenzy every weekend by DJs, many of whom are of international standing. Drinks are well made, if perhaps a tad pricey by local standards, and the club can accommodate up to 500 people. Do bring your opera glasses. The ladies of Warsaw in their finery are a sight to behold. Note that the door can be tough, (quite frankly, it is a case of ugly people need not apply) so be sure to dress accordingly so as to enjoy your night at the Opera.