Words: Artur Wojtczak
Feature image credit: getlstd
Are you a raver that loves the night life and travels a lot? Already bored of Paris, Amsterdam or even London‘s club scene? You‘ve seen and experienced all that before? Alright, take our advice: rave-city-break in Warsaw (Poland) is the answer! Yes, indeed. Forget Berlin – Warsaw seems to be be the new ultimate clubbing destination in Europe!
Centrally located, easily accesible (2 airports available plus many bus connections), with good hotels and chic boutique hostels, Warsaw is a dream city to visit. You can have here a perfect sightseeing ( starting from classicist parks and palaces up to socialistic buildings and beautiful examples of modernism from the 30‘s!). You can eat here delicious food – a really wide range of cousines is available! And yes, Warsaw is absolotely vegan friendly – the city is the best placed in the world after Berlin and NYC when it comes to vegetarian bars and cafes. This green, dynamic city is also music-oriented. The history of Warsaw‘s house and techno underground dates back over 25 years.
Besides legendary Instytut, Warsaw’s Energy Institute turns twice a year into a huge rave-arena, the highlight of current club-life in the capital of Poland is definitely SMOLNA-club.
The venue was opened in 2015 and is a true winner on the scene in Poland and one of the most exciting venues in central Europe.
The club is located in a pre-war tenement house in Smolna 38 Street (city centre). The building was constructed in 1903, during the 2nd World War this tenement house was partly destroyed, its undergrounds still have visible marks of the Warsaw Uprising.
This historical space hosts the biggest names of techno, house and tech – house for 3 years already. The shows are happening on three stages, with 1300m2 floorspace.
Warsaw’s venue has been featured in leading Polish media as well as global platforms like Mixmag, Resident Advisor and Electronic Beats.
Smolna club is one of the most important reasons to visit Warsaw: please expect the hottest artists to perform in the Spring / Summer-time! Names announced include: 2manydjs / Adana Twins / Agents of Time / Audiofly / Black Coffee / Catz’N Dogz / Chrome Sparks / Crayon / Eelke Kleijn / Fadi Mohem / Gui Boratto / Honey Soundsystem / Jamaica Suk / Jarreau Vandal / KiNK / Lane 8 / Laurel Halo / London Electricity / Luigi Madonna / Lunice / MAGDA / Mano Le Tough / Marco Resmann / Modeselektor / Monoloc / Noah Slee / Objekt / Oliver Deutschmann / Project Pablo / Rødhåd / Ruede Hagelstein / Sam Paganini / Shinedoe / Tereza / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs