2 Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź (ASP Łódź) ASP Łódź International Office
3 Łódź 2010
8 Emergency: 112 Police: 997 Fire Brigade: 998 Ambulance: 999 Important addresses: Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź (ASP Łódź) 121 Wojska Polskiego St., Łódź Tel , ASP Łódź, Department of Visual Education 76/78 Franciszkańska St., Łódź Tel ASP Łódź Student Dormitory 42a Młynarska St., Łódź, Tel Useful phone numbers +48 / Poland area code ASP Łódź International Office: ASP Łódź Student Dormitory: Taxi: (free),
9 07 Handy websites int.asp.lodz.pl ASP Łódź International Office en.cityoflodz.com City of Łódź lodz2016.pl Łódź, candidate for the European Capital of Culture 2016 lodzartcenter.com Łódź Art Center wikipedia.org/wiki/lodz info about Łódź poland.gov.pl info about Poland staypoland.com travel & reservation thenews.pl news from Poland esn.org Erasmus Student Network lotnisko.lodz.pl Łódź Airport pkp.pl Polish Railway pks.lodz.pl Łódź Bus Station Łódź With population of 750,000, Łódź (pronounced woodge ) is Poland s third largest city. It is located in the centre of the country, which makes it a good point to start sightseeing Poland (see chapter Go & See). Łódź was chartered in 1423, and until the 19 th century it remained a small country town. However, in the times of industrial revolution it rapidly grew into a great textile industry centre, earning the name of Polish Manchester. The city also used to be called The Promised Land as many immigrants from neighbouring countries made their fortunes here. Łódź soon became a place of coexistence for four cultures: Polish, German, Jewish and Russian, followed by four religions: Catholic, Lutheran, Judaic and Orthodox. The urban landscape, spotted by factories standing just next to industrialists residences, and cut by perpendicular street network, became the characteristic feature of Łódź, making it look different from other Polish cities. After Nazi Germany seized the city in 1939, the large Jewish population was closed
10 in a ghetto and shared the tragic faith of the other Jewish communities of the Central-Eastern Europe. When Soviet forces entered Łódź in 1945, the houses were intact, but the city lost half of its population and the multicultural charm. Nevertheless, Łódź remained the major textile industry centre of the country, and developed into Poland s main fashion and film centre with internationally famous Film School and production studios. After the fall of Communism in 1989 Łódź lost its main export market in the Soviet Union and the industry fell into decline, resulting in serious social problems. Today the city looks forward to new challenges, developing modern branches of economy, building a completely new city district and competing for the title of Cultural Capital of Europe in Currency & expenses Polish currency is złoty (abbreviated zł or PLN, pronounced like zwoti ). You can find numerous exchange offices in Piotrkowska Street or Manufaktura shopping centre. Student s monthly living cost is around 1000 zł. The Dormitory costs about 400 zł per month. If you want to rent a room individually, the cost would be slightly higher. Exemplary food prices: loaf of bread 2 zł; 1 litre of milk 2 zł; 1 kg of apples 3 zł; 1 kg of chicken 15 zł; pizza in a pizzeria (for two) zł; cup of coffee 6-12 zł; beer in a bar (0.5 l) 5-10 zł; cigarettes 8-10 zł, cinema ticket zł, monthly gym ticket 120 zł, swimming pool entrance 5-15 zł/h. Kicks & drugs Drugs are illegal in Poland being caught by police with any amount of illicit substance might end up in jail. Alcohol is allowed for those older than 18. Consumption of alcohol in public places, except for bars, restaurants, etc., is prohibited. Smoking is forbidden in public institutions and public transport (including bus stops); majority of restaurants have smoking and non-smoking areas, there are also smoking areas in the Academy. Poland is going to introduce a ban on smoking in all public areas soon.
11 09 Weather Poland s weather mixes influences of the oceanic and continental climate, so you ll need all types of clothes throughout the year. In summer it can be torridly hot and dry (over +30 C), while in winter temperature may fall below -20 C and it can snow heavily. However, recent winters have been mostly mild (around 0 C) but cloudy, rainy and windy. Sometimes lack of sun during the short autumn and winter days can be depressing. But spring and summer are very pleasant, with blooming nature and long, bright days. But beware! After a hot day, a powerful thunderstorm, or even a tornado can happen. Mobile phones Best option for exchange students is a pre-paid card. You can buy and recharge your card in most stores and via internet. There are four mobile networks: PLUS simplus.pl, HEYAH (part of ERA network) heyah.pl, ORANGE orange.pl, PLAY playmobile.pl Holidays Except for Christmas and Easter holidays, you can laze around on the following days: 1 May Labour Day 3 May 1791 Constitution Day June Corpus Christi, depending on date of the Easter 15 Aug Assumption of Mary 1 Nov All Saints Day 11 Nov 1918 Independence Day In Poland we also celebrate the Women s Day (8 Mar) and the Day of Education (14 Oct), but they are not official holidays.
14 Long distance travels Airport Reymont Airport is a small urban airport located in the southwestern suburbs. It offers a wide range of connections to the British Islands as well as flights to Dortmund and Tel Aviv. Railway stations There are two main railway stations in the city: Łódź Fabryczna and Łódź Kaliska. Fabryczna station usually operates connections to the south and to the east (including Warsaw), while it is easier to leave north- and westbound from Kaliska station. A connection search engine in English is available at pkp.pl. Usually, the farther you travel, the less you pay per one km; for example, a no-discount journey to Warsaw costs around zł, while to Cracow (twice as far) 40 zł. Coach station The main coach station is located just in front of Łódź Fabryczna railway station. Travelling by coach is often more comfortable and sometimes faster (excluding Warsaw). It s better to buy tickets in advance as coaches tend to be crowded, so if you wait until the last minute there might be no more free seats. Reduced tickets Students get a 30% discount for railway and coach networks, and the discount for local transport is 50%, so always remember to have your student card with you!
15 tutaj rozkładane strony z mapka plik: mapka.pdf (4 rozkładówki)
16 * * * * * * * Local transport 13 buy a ticket in a newsstand near your tram / bus stop punch the ticket just after entering a tram / bus date and time will be printed on the ticket tickets are valid only within the time printed on them you can change trams / buses during the given time you might be asked to show a valid ticket by a controller delays are not rare, so be prepared to show some patience remember to offer your seat to elderly people (who would often demand it anyway ;) Where to buy tickets? In newsstands and kiosks near bus and tram stops. Monthly tickets are called migawka. You can buy them only at special points run by the public transport operator. One of them is close to the Academy building next to the tram stop at the large crossroads. Night buses run regularly every 30 minutes, from 10pm to 5am. The lines connect all the districts with the city centre where you can change your bus if needed. The transfer stop is located in Kościuszki Av., between Zielona St. and 6-Sierpnia St. If you don t have tickets with you, you can buy one from the driver it would be valid only in the bus where you bought it, regardless of the time printed on it. Tram line 6 This is the line you are likely to use most often as it connects the Academy with the city center, passing near the Dormitory and going all along Piotrkowska Street. Daily, weekly & monthly tickets Reduced prices for students: 10 minutes = 0.85 zł 30 minutes = 1.20 zł 60 minutes = 1.80 zł 120 minutes = 2.40 zł 1 day (24h) = 4.80 zł 3 days = 10 zł 1 week = 15 zł 2 weeks = 29 zł 1 month = 28 zł for one line or 44 zł for all lines 4 months = 85 zł for one line or 150 zł for all lines 5 months = 106 zł for one line or 186 zł for all lines = 10 = 30 = 1h = 2h o d c i ę c i e n a o p r a w ę
17 Sporna Radegast St. Mamorial Franciszkańska Jewish Cemetery artist suppl. bus/tram tickets post office Wojska Pol. 6 1 ASP 6 1 Północna LaFob Funsports Pomorska 1 Rewolucji 1905 Perry Plate Jaracza Dabrowskiego Square Teatr Wielki Bagdad Cafe Narutowicza Extreme Mi2 Solo Sznycelek Tonkin bar Składowa Fabryczna o d c i ę c i e n a o p r a w ę Łagiewnicka Zgierska Zachodnia Łagiewniki Forest Dormitory Antonio Nowa Młynec Park Julianowski Dolna Tesco 24/7 Wodny Raj Foto Kobakov Dekompresja Rynek Bałucki Limanowskiego Piramida Wojska Polskiego Lutomierska Nowomiejska Manufaktura Miejska Galeria Sztuki Old Market Square Park Staromiejski Muzeum Sztuki 2 Muzeum Fabryki Cinema City Elektrownia Fever Paparazzi climbing wall Gimnasion shops, restaurants 6 Poznański Palace Ogrodowa Grażka Polimpex Wschodnia St. Joseph Church Cafe Wolność Boom Wolnosci Square Legionów Galeria Wschodnia Muzeum Arch.- -Etnograficzne Arsa Peron 6 Szafa Cytryna Cinema Próchnika Raz na Wozie Gingerbread s shop Jazzga Invito Piotrkowska artist supplies Więckowskiego Klub 19 Chocolate shop Muzeum Sztuki Bałtyk Cinema Philharmonics Solo Zapiecek Dietetyczna Druk Cyfrowy Fala aquapark Park Zdrowie Fokal Project Zielona Stereo Krogs night bus stop Galeria FF Traugutta Lizard Quo Vadis Sphinx Prodex Czekolada Kindermann Villa Przechowalnia 6-go Sierpnia Akropol Varoska Anatewka Hola Amigo
18 Mi2 Solo Sznycelek Tonkin bar Składowa Fabryczna Station Tuwima Nawrot Piłsudskiego Muzeum Kinematografii Park Źródliska Fabryczna Muzeum Książki Artystycznej Tymienieckiego Księży Młyn Milionowa Kilińskiego Project Galeria FF Traugutta Lizard Quo Vadis Sphinx Prodex Czekolada night bus stop Przechowalnia Akropol Varoska Anatewka Hola Amigo Soda Rolling Kokoo Stone Moniuszki Rezydencja Quattro Greenway Istambul Iron Horse Prêt-à-Café Daily Cafe Ganesh Polonia Cinema Siódemki Irish Pub Empik A. Blikle Sphinx 24/7 Piotrkowska Biblioteka Ośrodek Propagandy Sztuki Bar Łódź Kaliska Cafe Foto 102 Galeria ŁTF Toscania Dublin Pub Niebieskie Migdały Fresco Cafe Sofa Da Grasso Cafe Verte Horex Cafe Lulu OIOM Cepelia Mała Litera Tokyo Sushi Bar Kontrasty Heaven Flow Ego Fabry- Strefa Galeria 86 In Centro Silver Screen Galeria Łódzka Wook Silky Way Galeria Manhattan artist supplies Revelo Wigury U Chochoła Charlie Cinema dentist Brzeźna Sienkiewicza 6 The Cathedral Łódź Art Centre Zona Sztuki Aktualnej Biała Fabryka / Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa Piotrkowska Kościuszki o d c i ę c i e n a o p r a w ę Kindermann Villa 6-go Sierpnia Gniazdo Piratów Montenegro Dwie Pająk Struga DeMoDe Atak Design Tęcza Zamenhofa Airport Kaliska Station Mickiewicza bike park in Park Poniatowskiego Wytwórnia Galeria Żwirki Sports Hall Radwańska Improwizacja Media Press Czerwona Wólczańska
19 o d c i ę c i e n a o p r a w ę Drewnowska St. Zdrowie: ZOO, botanic garden, amusement park Manufaktura Zielona St. Łagiewniki Forest Dormitory Mickiewicza Av. Bike park Franciszkańska St. Piotrkowska St. Wolności Square ASP Piłsudskiego Av. Book Art Museum Tymienieckiego St. Łódź Art Center Biała Fabryka Okólna St. Kopcińskiego St. Brzezińska St. Księży Młyn Park 3 Maja Łódź Hills Landscape Park Marmurowa St.
20 By bike 23 Get a bike! You can buy a new bike in a bike shop or a hypermarket. To get a second-hand bike you should either visit the market in Bałucki Rynek or the car market (every Sunday in Lodowa St.). The latter is far away from the Academy take the tram line 3 from Manufaktura (direction Augustów, 12 stops). You can get a second-hand bike for about 100 zł. Where to go? The number of bicycle paths in Łódź is limited, but constantly growing. Bike is a good means of transport in the city centre - especially along Piotrkowska St. and in Manufaktura. Go along Piotrkowska St. up to the Biała Fabryka or turn into Tymienieckiego St. to get to Księży Młyn a beautifully preserved industrial complex from the 19 th century. Łagiewniki Forest is not far away from the Academy and the Dormitory. For a a longer ride, try to reach the Landscape Park north-eastwards of the city. On the opposite side of Łódź there s a big park called Zdrowie (in Polish: health ) with a ZOO, amusement park and botanical garden. Check on the internet... bikley.com and MapMyRide.com are websites that provide information on bicycle paths all around the world. Simply put Lodz in the search engine and pick up the right track for you!
23 * * * * * * Polish food Foreigners may find some Polish meals weird... kefir or zsiadłe mleko (sour milk) is milk in the first stage of fermentation. Sounds gross? Why do you eat youghurts, then? ;) ogórki kiszone (sour cucumbers) - they often go with the main course as a salad and are a great match for vodka ;) bigos dish made of sour cabbage, mushrooms and sausage or meat, traditionally cooked for at least 3 days śledzie salty herrings in oil / garlic / tomato sauce, another snack to go with vodka ;) smalec animal fat with bacon, onion and apple, used as a bread spread chrzan (horseradish) very spicy additive to meats, the European equivalent of wasabi Bar at the Academy located on the 4 th Floor, opens from 9am to 7pm. Serves lunches, snacks, tea, coffee, and cold drinks. There are always two or three dishes to choose from. You can buy a soup for 3-5 zł and a main course for 5-10 zł or both things together for a lower price. Don t wait until the end of the day as the amount of hot meals is limited. Bar mleczny (milk bar) cheap, self-service bars with traditional Polish meals. Very popular back in the times of Communism today only for nostalgic or undemanding customers ;) Manufaktura is the closest place from the Dormitory where you have an access to a wide range of restaurants and fast food bars (Zachodnia St. / Ogrodowa St.)
24 27 Polish cuisine Pierrogeria serves pierogi, delicious Polish dumplings; everyday from 11am Manufaktura pierrogeria.pl Młynec is a piece of countryside in the middle of the city 69 Zgierska St. (next to Bałucki Rynek, lower market) Dietetyczna a typical example of a milk bar ;) everyday 9am-6pm, Sat 10am- 4pm 5 Zielona St. U Chochoła another restaurant with a country-like atmosphere; 12am-11pm, weekends 12am-12pm 200 Piotrkowska St. uchochola.pl Raz na Wozie one more country inn, open from 11am 11 Rewolucji St. raznawozie.pl Sznycelek so-called home lunches, big meals for small prices, open till 3am! 75A Narutowicza St. For vegetarians You can find vegetarian meals in every restaurant, but there s one specialised in this area: Greenway greenway.pl Manufaktura, everyday 10am-10pm 80 Piotrkowska St., everyday 10am-9pm
25 Pizza forever In common opinion of pizza gourmets, Łódź has great pizzerias! Pizzas always come with tomato and garlic sauce here. Dwie Dłonie restaurant & disco, run by hearing-impaired you can catch up some sign language; beer promotions; 11am-11pm, Fri and Sat 11am-1am, Sun 1pm-11pm 40/42 Wólczańska St. dwiedlonie.pl Toskania just a perfect place to start a clubbing evening with a dinner 102 Piotrkowska St., next to Łódź Kaliska Da Grasso 11am-11pm, Fri and Sat 11am-1am, Sun from 12am 96 Piotrkowska St. dagrasso.pl Antonio closest to the Dormitory 91 Łagiewnicka St. In Centro 12am-12pm, Sun and holidays from 1pm 153 Piotrkowska St. incentro.com.pl Pizza Hut 11am-11pm Manufaktura pizzahut.pl Extreme 10am-10pm 41 Narutowicza St. skydive.pl Invito 11am-11pm, Fri and Sat till 12pm 25 Piotrkowska St. invitopizza.pl Quattro from 10am, Sun 10am-11pm 76 Piotrkowska St. Solo 41 Piotrkowska St., Manufaktura, Galeria Łódzka, Dąbrowskiego Square solopizza.pl
26 29 Latino spirit Bella Napoli fancy Italian restaurant in Manufaktura; quite expensive; 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm Hola Amigo Mexican restaurant; 11.30am-11pm 65 Piotrkowska St., entrance from 6-Sierpnia St. Costa Del Mar Spanish atmosphere; 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm Manufaktura costadelmar.pl HollyŁódź Italian trattoria with meals named after movies Manufaktura elektrownia1912.pl Flavour of Asia Wook fancy, but cheap Chinese restaurant; 12am-11pm Manufaktura, Silversceen wook.pl Bar Tonkin oldschool bar (for brave ones ;) wide offer at low prices Składowa St., next to Łódź Fabryczna Tokyo Sushi Bar 1pm-10pm, Fri and Sat till 12pm 126 Piotrkowska St. sushi.lodz.pl Ganesh Indian food, tasty and inexpensive; 12am-11pm 69 Piotrkowska St. ganesh.pl Sphinx shoarma and other Arabic food 93 Piotrkowska St. (open 24/7), 56 Piotrkowska St., Manufaktura sphinx.pl Istambul cheap Turkish meals; from 12am till 3am! 88 Piotrkowska St.
27 Other flavours Anatewka Jewish restaurant, expensive; from 12am corner of Piotrkowska and 6-Sierpnia St. anatewka.pl Sioux directly from the Wild West ;) from 10.30am Manufaktura sioux.com.pl Pepe Verde Mediterranean tavern, from 11am Manufaktura Sofa 9.30am-12pm, Fri 9.30am-12pm, Sat 12am-12pm, Sun 12am-10pm 107 Piotrkowska St., in the courtyard Cafe Lulu French cuisine; from 11am 116 Piotrkowska St. cafelulu.pl Varoska Hungarian food; from 12am 4 Traugutta St. Montenegro Balkan cuisine and music; cheap and large meals; 12am-11pm 51 Wólczańska St. montenegro.info.pl Quo Vadis ancient Rome style tavern; from 10am 64 Piotrkowska St. Akropol Greek cuisine and interiors; 11am-11pm 9 Traugutta St. Revelo elegant restaurant with 6 different rooms, all kept in the unique atmosphere of the 1920s 4/6 Wigury St. revelo.pl
28 Coffee & cake There are many coffee shops in Piotrkowska Street and in Manufaktura, here the most significant ones: 31 Wedel famous Polish chocolate producer, delicious chocolates to drink; 10am-10pm Manufaktura wedel.pl A. Blikle famous Warsaw confectionary established in 1869, you can buy their famous donuts here 89 Piotrkowska St. blikle.pl Hortex Polish-type cafeteria (and ice cream company) fancy in the 1980s 106/110 Piotrkowska St. Prêt-à-Café combination of a coffe shop with a boutique, the owner is a fashion designer and alumnus of our Academy! Mon-Fri 12am-10pm, Sat 11am-12pm 67 Piotrkowska St. Daily Cafe coffee shop chain where you can read newspapers and connect to the web via WiFi; from 7am to 11pm! 69 Piotrkowska St. Fresco Cafe warm atmosphere, popular with foreigners; 11am-10pm, Sun 2pm-9pm 107 Piotrkowska St. frescocafe.pl Italia best ice creams in Łódź lots of flavours + ice cream spaghetti! 9am-9pm Galeria Łódzka Niebieskie Migdały cosy tea shop in a Victorian ambience; 11am-9pm, Sun from 1pm 40 Sienkiewicza St. niebieskie-migdaly.pl Mała Litera art & design bookshop and coffee shop in one; Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm 7 Nawrot St. malalitera.pl
31 Manufaktura A new commercial, cultural and entertainment complex, redeveloped from a 19 th century textile factory. With 27 ha, it s one of the biggest of its type in Europe. Around the main square you ll find restaurants, bars, cafeterias, shops, a cinema and an excellent museum of modern art; in the huge shopping mall there are dozens of boutiques and a hypermarket. In winter there s an ice rink, and any time of the year there are concerts and various cultural events. The city s New Year s Eve Party is held there. Because of the proximity to the Dormitory, you ll visit this place a lot ;) Don t forget to check out the art museum (ms2), Cepelia, Wedel s chocolate bar, Pierrogarnia, Elektrownia, Stratosfera and many other places described in this guide. manufaktura.com/en Galeria Łódzka A shopping mall located in 15 Piłsudskiego Av., one block away from Piotrkowska St. The mall organises some cultural events like fashion shows or bike trips around Łódź during summer weekends. On the top floor you will find cafeteria Italia with the best icecream desserts in the city. galeria.lodzka.pl 24/7 hypermarkets Generally, hypermarkets are open from 7-8am to 21-22pm, but there are two Tesco 24/7 hypermarkets. One of them is located on the corner of Włókniarzy Av. and Pojezierska St.; you can get there with the bus line 99 or the night line N5 (you can catch the buses on Zachodnia St. near Manufaktura).
32 35 Banks & ATMs You can find several banks in Manufaktura and every Polish bank has its office in Piotrkowska Street. If you want to open a free student web-based account, try MultiBank (multibank.com. pl), Lucas Bank (kontostudent.pl) or BGŻ (bgz.pl). There are a lot of ATMs along Piotrkowska Street, a few in Manufaktura and Wolności Sq. The closest one to the Academy is next to the post office. Open air markets The biggest and most famous market lies near the Dormitory and is called Bałucki Rynek. It s divided into two parts the upper part is roofed, while the lower one still operates open-air. You can buy everything from food and clothes to animals and vintage stuff there. Żabka shops A chain of small shops with a frog sign has become very succesful in Łódź. We don t recommend to do regular shopping there as it s quite expensive. However, these shops are usually nearby and you can always go there if you forgot to buy something to eat on time Żabka opens from 6am to 11pm.
33 Artist supplies We have a little store in the Academy on the ground floor, Pavilion B. Another shop is across Wojska Polskiego St. Its owner also provides high quality metal plates for printmaking. Near the Dormitory you ll also find a toy & paper shop. The biggest choice is available at 12 Wigury St. (near Galeria Łódzka), and 13 Więckowskiego St. (next to Teatr Nowy). Post offices The closest one to the Academy is located in a tower block in Sporna St. There is only one post office operating 24/7, next to Łódź Kaliska station. Empik Poland s largest media chain, offering books, magazines, newspapers, films and music from all around the world. Also a language school. 81 Piotrkowska St., Manufaktura, Galeria Łódzka empik.com Chocolate shop Don t miss it if you are a chocolate lover! 31 Piotrkowska St. Gingerbreads from Toruń A place with loads of pierniki (gingerbread cookies and cakes) traditionally coming from the city of Toruń. 16 Piotrkowska St., Manufaktura
34 37 Cepelia Chain with a long history of selling traditional Polish handcraft pieces. The most obvious place to find uniquely Polish souvenirs and presents. 1/3 Zamenhofa St., Manufaktura cepelia.pl Atak Design Fancy furniture and other fashionable or classic gadgets. 1/3 Kopernika St. atakdesign.pl Mała Litera Art Bookshop, cafe, exhibition space 7 Nawrot St. malalitera.pl Dentist English-speaking dentists, open Mon-Fri 8.30am-8pm, Sat. 10am- 2pm. Corner of Sienkiewicza St. and Brzeźna St. s-dent.pl
35 Printing Prices of digital prints start from 2.50 zł per single A4 full colour page. The more you print, the cheaper each page gets. Large format prints cost around 100 zł per sq m. Printing on sticky foil, bags, t-shirts, buttons, mugs etc. is also possible. Arsa Mon-Fri 9am-6pm 4 Piotrkowska St. arsa.net.pl Druk Cyfrowy Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-1pm 19 Wólczańska St. drukcyfrowy.lodz.pl Media Press Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 8am-2pm 19a Wróblewskiego St. media-press.com.pl Pery Plate Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 8am-2pm 45 Rewolucji St. peryplate.pl Tęcza Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm 38 Zamenhofa St. ksero-tecza.pl Photo Labs Kobakov Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm 2/6 Pojezierska St. kobakov.pl Fokal Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm 2 Narutowicza St. fokal.pl
36 39 Textiles & haberdasheries Grażka big warehouse with haberdashery and accessories 1/3 Kilińskiego St. Prodex fabrics and knitwear, some decorative textiles 53 Piotrkowska St. Silky Way shop with silk fabrics 175 Piotrkowska St. Boom small shop with a wide range of fabrics, high quality and high prices 6 Pomorska St. Pająk haberdashery, nice cotton and woolen yarns 90 Struga St. Piramida the biggest warehouse and retail shop with knitwear, attractive prices 6/8 Szparagowa St. Lafob Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm 96 Pomorska St. lafob.pl Funsports photo equipment 100 Pomorska St. funsports.pl
40 43 * * * Clubs these are places where you can party more actively than in a pub ;) they organise concerts, disco, stand-up comedies, karaoke or theme parties you may become an object of door selection (usually, people who are too drunk or behave agressively won t get inside) or have to pay entrance fee people usually start clubbing after 8pm and the later it gets, the harder it is to find a free table, especially at weekends, so it pays off to reserve seats earlier by phone
41 Wytwórnia music and festival club that organises concerts, exhibitions, theatre and film shows, located in the buildings formerly used as film studios 29 Łąkowa St. toyastudios.pl Łódź Kaliska the most famous club of the city, established by an artistic group called Łódź Kaliska (like the railway station). Although the cream of society parties here, it s a nice place for everybody. Girls, check out the famous toilet with a two-way mirror! In summer from 12am, in winter from 4pm 112 Piotrkowska St. klub.lodzkaliska.pl Siódemki began as a student club back in Concerts, stand-up comedy, discussion panels with politicians, large screen for sport events; disco free on Wed, Thu and Sun, on Fri and Sat entrance fee (8-12 zł). Everyday from 5pm 77 Piotrkowska St. klubsiodemki.com.pl Elektrownia huge club (with HollyŁódź Restaurant) for as many as 1000 people, divided into 3 floors with different music style on each. Ladies enter free, gentlemen pay zł. Fri and Sat from 9pm Manufaktura elektrownia1912.pl
42 45 Rezydencja extraordinary interiors designed in eclectic style; free entrance, door selection, house music. From 10pm to 5am 80 Piotrkowska St. rezydencja.lodz.pl Czekolada also a restaurant; door selection, entrance fee (5-10 zł). Open Wed-Sat from 9pm 55 Piotrkowska St. klubczekolada.pl/lodz Kontrasty art cafe and gallery during the day and posh party club at night, Wi-Fi; door selection, age limit over 20. Open Tue-Sun from 4pm 14 Piłsudskiego Av. klubkontrasty.pl Ego exclusively looking interiors combined with awesome lighting and music: house, 80s, 90s; door selection, entrance usually around 10 zł; you obtain a bracelet in one of three colours, depending on the purpose of your visit ;) Fri and Sat from 9pm 14 Piłsudskiego Av. klubego.eu
43 Bagdad Cafe during daytime is a pub filled up with university students, drinking coffee in breaks between classes, at night turns into a DJ kingdom ;) Frequent reggae parties. Everyday from 11am 45 Jaracza St. (Stiller Villa) bagdadcafe.pl DeMoDe crazy events in post-industrial space, electronic music, often experimental, and performances. Thu-Sun from 8pm 83 Wólczańska St. Klub 19 club and cafe, exhibitions and parties from Thu to Sat; happy hour between 5 and 7pm; Wi-Fi. Everyday from 12am to 3am 19 Jaracza St. klub19.com Dekompresja one of the stages in the city, hosting famous Polish bands. The club also organises cultural events and runs a pizzeria; unfortunately, the neighbourhood is not the safest one. From 4 pm till 12pm, on Fri and Sat till 3am 200 Limanowskiego St. dekompresja.com.pl
44 47 Stereo Krogs blues, rock and alternative concerts, jam sessions, darts contests, a lot of free events. Everyday from 4pm 8 Zielona St. stereokrogs.com Kokoo often visited by foreigners; electro, funky, house; door selection, age limit over 21. Fri and Sat from 10pm 1 Moniuszki St. klubkokoo.pl Flow hip hop and other black music. Ladies enter free, gentlemen pay 5-10 zł. Wed, Fri, Sat from 9pm 14 Piłsudskiego Av. (hip hop store at 81 Piotrkowska St.) flow.pl OIOM ambitious electro, techno and house 6 Komuny Paryskiej Sq. myspace. com/oiomlodzpl Soda house-style club. Thu 8pm-2am, Fri and Sat 10pm-6am 4a Moniuszki St. Fever Saturday Night Fever style for everybody who loves the music of the 1970s and 1980s; Mediterranean cuisine; free entrance. Everyday from 12am Manufaktura Heaven huge disco club, with such attractions as fashion shows or Playboy models ;) Thu-Sat from 9pm 14 Piłsudskiego Av. clubheaven.pl
45 * * * * * * * * * Pubs pubs are the most popular places for spending evenings with friends, especially if you just want to chat and drink beer at weekends, it might be hard to find a place to sit in pubs along Piotrkowska St. after 8pm almost every pub has a different, stylish interior some of Łódź pubs have dance floors, but for places specialised in dancing check our club list at weekends, there are concerts in many pubs, sometimes you might have to pay some entrance fee (5-30 zł) beer is definitely the main drink! Its price varies from 4 to 9 zł for half a liter. Snacks (crisps, peanuts) are usually much more expensive than in stores. Some pubs offer toasts, French fries or sandwiches. music in pubs and clubs is usually loud, so prepare to shout if you want to have a conversation... be prepared for cigarette smoke until now, only few pubs have non-smoking areas in summer, all pubs in Piotrkowska St. open so-called beer-gardens light, canopied structures allowing you to have a drink outside in the street
46 49 Zapiecek for travellers, tramps and folk enthusiasts, with concerts and slide shows. You can have toasts, scrumbled eggs, French fries. Everyday from 4pm 43 Piotrkowska St. in the courtyard zapiecek.art.pl Przechowalnia unofficial pub of art and film students with concerts, stand-up comedy, meetings with artists and slide shows. Wed, Thu 5pm-12pm, Fri-Sat: 5pm-2am corner of Kościuszki Av. and 6-Sierpnia St. przechowalnia.prv.pl Biblioteka for those who enjoy drinking in a nice, librarian atmosphere. On Weds students get beer for 3.5 zł. Obligatory cloakroom. Mon-Fri from 10am, Sat from 12am, Sun from 4pm corner of Kościuszki Av. and Struga St. pubbiblioteka.lodz.pl Cafe Foto 102 for photography & film lovers. Smooth jazz, jazz sessions, photo exhibitions, slide shows. Official pub of the Fotofestiwal, which is held in May. From 12am to 1am, Fri-Sat until 3 am 102 Piotrkowska St., in the courtyard s102.com.pl Jazzga for jazz lovers jazz and blues concerts, exhibitions, recently also disco parties. 12am-12pm, at weekends until 3am 17 Piotrkowska St., in the courtyard jazzga.info