There are over a hundred pubs and bars in the vicinity of the Kraków Market Square alone, most in the cellars of historic buildings, each with its own intimate character and atmosphere. Many of the establishments are devoted to live music as well.
Jazz clubs include Harris Piano Jazz Bar, Jazz Club U Muniaka, Pod Jaszczurami Club, Kornet Jazz Club, U Louisa, and Piec Art Club. Popular places to drink, eat, and enjoy, are situated also in the nearby Kazimierz quarter.
The main square is home to a melange of bars and shops where hundreds of different Polish Vodkas can be tried out.
Friday and Saturday nights are the high points of the entertainment week. Live entertainment fits all tastes. Jazz remains very popular and there is no lack of places for fans of rock, modern pop, ballads, including classical music.
A number of restaurants in the center of Kraków can seat more than 100.
Among Jazz musicians with bands are Reiner Trio, Beale Street Band, Boba Jazz Band, Aleksander Glondys Quartet/Quintet (formerly: Al’Mad), Jazz Band Ball Orchestra, Janusz Witko Quartet, Mr. Bober’s Friends, Cracow Swing Quartet, Old Metropolitan Band, Marek Bałata Jazz Singer, Andrzej Cudzich, New Bone, Sebastian Bernatowicz, Jan Pilch, Karolina Styła, Overtime, Piotr Domagała, Ryszard Styła, Jorgos Skolias.
Kraków Klezmer groups include: Kroke and The Cracow Klezmer Band.
Selected Folk bands: Krakowiacy Song and Dance Company, Students Highlanders’ Ensemble “Skalni”, Retro-Circus-Folk Band “Vladimirska”, Nowa Huta Song and Dance Ensemble, Highland Folk Group Hamernik, Children’s Highland Folk Group Mali Hamernicy and Folk Dance Group Krakowiak.