Lodz is the third-largest city and a typical industrial center of Poland. You might not be interested, given that I’ve mentioned the industrial aspect, but Lodz offers a variety of nightlife options as well. That is the reason the majority of foreign students prefer Lodz for its attractive and affordable nightlife compared to Warsaw. It’s also a popular city among Erasmus students. I experienced Lodz as an Erasmus exchange student. The city not only offers vivid nightlife options but also lets you enjoy its historical background during the day. Let’s discover Lodz nightlife together.
Poland’s well-developed transportation system offers you the opportunity to travel all around the country at really affordable prices and with a variety of options. To reach Lodz, flights are available from Warsaw, or you can opt for the most popular travel option in Poland: the Polish railway. There are also local buses available for domestic travels or neighboring European countries.
The best option for traveling within the country is trains, as they provide an opportunity to meet many students like you and share experiences. Domestic transportation within Lodz is available with trams (till 11:00 PM) and buses (available 24 hours for routes to and from Piotrkowska Street). Taxis are also easily accessible anywhere in the city.
Since I was a student, I stayed in a hostel, but half of it was turned into a shared dormitory for Erasmus students. I would definitely recommend finding hostels to stay in. You may not find the same fun and joy in 5-star hotels. As I mentioned earlier, in any hostel you stay in, you may find students since it’s very popular among students from abroad. They can help you out with the best nightlife options available in the city. You can even join and hang out with them for unforgettable memories. Check HERE for hostel options available in Lodz.
Nightlife in Lodz actually varies depending on your choice. Start your night with the best selections of pubs and bars, largely available in almost all corners of Piotrkowska Street. Yes, Piotrkowska Street is the heart of the nightlife in Lodz, where most of the pubs, bars, fast-food shops (open till 6:00 AM), and the most popular nightclubs are located.
If you want to meet Erasmus students or locals for hanging out, Piotrkowska would be the best meeting point in the nights of Lodz. Piotrkowska Street is also famous for being the longest street both in Poland and Europe. This long social street not only hosts bars and clubs but also hosts the most famous art shows during the day or even at night.
Consider reading My Erasmus Adventure In Lodz for more party details.
However, it’s also the first place to host any events held throughout the year. They pay great attention to the street shows and various festivals. Piotrkowska Street is partially closed to vehicle traffic and fully open for socializing.
Similar to other Eastern European countries, the number of English speakers here is not too much compared to Warsaw. But locals are happy to help you if you face any problems, somehow with body language and limited English. Polish guys are a little aggressive when they’re drunk but polite when they’re awake. Polish ladies are more friendly and approachable compared to the guys, who only have fun when they are drunk. Security is not a big issue in Lodz, but still, you need to be on alert at all times since nightlife sometimes may end up in unpleasant scenes.
It’s the inevitable final stop of being drunk. Social media is very powerful in terms of events and parties, particularly in Lodz Nightlife. Almost all bars and nightclubs in Lodz notify their events or updates through their social media channels. So, it’s always recommended to follow all local bars and clubs to get updates. It helps you plan your night of choice. Universities in Lodz also take an active role in programming such art or fun events, which is a great opportunity to socialize with students.
Bars & Nightclubs
- Pub Biblioteka (ul. A.Struga 7 90-420) – Facebook
My favorite bar/pub in Lodz. Not only mine, but almost all Erasmus and local students’ meeting spot in Lodz.
- ShishaClub Sahara (UL. Piotrkowska Street 143) – Facebook
A Middle-Eastern style Nightclub. Authentic design, Arabic & Turkish club music, and Shisha (water-pipe) available all night. A good option to puff shisha while enjoying your favorite drink and watching people dance. Opens till 5:00 AM.
- Bedroom Club (Ul. Moniuszki 4A) – Facebook
One of my favorite Nightclubs in Lodz. I really had good times here since the club is quite big enough to accommodate many guests at once. They are a little strict on the dress code at the entrance. Once you pass the dress exam, the extreme fun is waiting for you to enjoy. Free on regular days but paid on special events with included drinks.
- Czekolada Lodz (Ul. Piotrkowska Street 55) – Facebook
Even though there is an entrance fee and dress control, Czekolada is usually packed. You may make a reservation to avoid arguments on arrival. The ground floor has a dancing floor while the second floor is designed as a lounge for those who want to drink and chat only.
Guards are always on alert and watching to interfere in case of any trouble. You are not allowed in if you are already drunk at the entrance, even though you have a reservation or a friend that is already inside.
- New York Music Club (Ul. Piotrkowska Street 62)
A live-music nightclub in Lodz. A good choice for those who like to have fun with live music.
- All Star Klubokawiarnia (Ul. Piotrkowska Street 217) – Facebook
Teenagers and students’ best choice in Lodz as a nightclub. If you want to meet local students, you need to give a chance to All Star Klubokawiarnia. Worth a try.
- Lordi’s (Ul. Piotrkowska Street 102) – Facebook
One of the best on my list. I have no negative comments about Lordi’s except for entrance requirements. It’s so hard to get in. But once you are in, you would say it’s worth it!
- Kokoo (Ul. Moniuszki 1)
- Incognito (Ul. Piotrkowska Street 76)
Lodz nightlife is not really limited to the above-listed bars or clubs. I just mentioned venues that I have been to. I believe there are many of them out there waiting to be discovered. If I am missing any venue or event, please comment below with your experience. Finally, try Polish local Zubr beer and Vodka. Those are the most famous, strong, and tasty Polish brands. Good and affordable choices to get drunk faster. Cheers