Some Place Else
May 11, 2018
Though this quirky bar is part of Warsaw’s hoity and, dare one say it, toity Sheraton hotel, it is about as far away from a hotel bar as it is possible to get. For, with its green walls, it is something of a retro feast, with every available surface positively drips with American memorabilia: saxophones, guitars, posters and 1950’s adverts galore. Indeed, there are even a couple of model aeroplanes hanging from the ceiling! Be advised: this is not the place to visit to capture a true taste of Warsaw, for the crowd is mostly ex-pat. Nevertheless, the mood is always buzzing and the staff and indeed the clientele are unfailingly friendly. Much of its earthy appeal lies in its none-too-subtle nosh. Tex-Mex fare is the order of the day here, and what it lacks in nuance it makes up for in hearty American brashness. Their Orient Express burger ( a holy alliance of lamb and roast beef smothered in hallumi cheese and Mediterranean vegetables) are the stuff of legend. Quench your thirst on American beer and if this is not to your taste the cocktails are beyond reproach. The Warsaw Mule has a pretty powerful kick, thanks a liberal glug of ?ubrówka vodka, shaken as it is with Sour Apple Bols liquor, fresh lemon juice, apple juice & ginger ale. The bar tenders can go off-piste as well without mishap. Brash it maybe, but it has character in abundance.