Warsaw’s clubbing scene is relatively young. It was born slowly after the fall of communism in 1989. The condition of it now changes throughout the year. It’s alive, it’s out in the streets everyday in the summer and closed in the clubs for weekends during the long autumn through spring period. Also less people go out at that time than a few years ago, but you couldn’t say that the scene is dying. Regularly on a weekday it’s always easier to find a nice place to have a drink than to listen to good music on a decent soundsystem with more than 10 people on the dance floor. In fact, forget about raving on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday… You may find a nice concert or a good jam session somewhere, but if you want to dance you’ll need to wait till Friday.
Summer is best to hang, and it’s the time when people can finally leave the clubs. They go to relax or dance in quite a few cool open-air places with DJs located in parks or at the riverbank. These temporary venues are the hottest in the city and can bring together even more than a thousand people at a time, even on weekdays.
When it comes to music emerging from the city, more things are happening now than in the past decade. There are more bands and fresh producers, so the scene is now not far behind the rest of the modern clubbing world at all. Still, house music is No. 1 in most of the clubs.
Next page: Warsaw Sounds Like…