Street party to mark closure of Krakow’s Nic Nowego bar

The owner of one of Krakow’s most popular ex-pat bars has issued an open invitation to a street party this weekend, to mark his pub’s closure.

Nic Nowego, at ulica Św. Krzyża 15, will close its doors on Sunday, August 26, after more than ten years in the city. The venue has long been a favourite among locals and visitors to Krakow, thanks to its city centre location, live sports screenings, welcoming atmosphere and legendary breakfasts. But owner Tom Naughton said that this weekend would be Nic Nowego’s last.

Mr Naughton, who also owns a milk bar in the city and has run several other successful hospitality ventures,  told the Krakow Post that he faced a massive rent increase from the owner of the building. Rather than commit to the new rates, he said, he would shut up shop and concentrate on other projects.

Nic Nowego’s farewell party will be on Saturday, and hundreds of people have already pledged to attend. The bash is expected to go on until Sunday morning, and all are welcome. Following the party, the building will be restored to its state before it became Nic Nowego, with a glass frontage and no entrance from the street.

11 thoughts on “Street party to mark closure of Krakow’s Nic Nowego bar

  • August 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm
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    Two of my favourite places in Krakow will now be closed by next week,Nic Nowego and Metropolitan restaurant/bar its a pity and it makes you wonder what direction Krakow is heading?.I think I know but I hope im wrong.

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  • August 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm
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    Shame top bar, top crew and fantabulous owner… mind twill go down in history and those loyal will head to the milkbar and continue their support for these great people xx

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  • August 22, 2012 at 12:57 am
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    It wasn’t that great showed up for a David Haye fight they said they were showing and they didn’t even show it. Not bad for a bar though did enjoy the pink panter with the tunnel in the jax.

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  • August 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm
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    Sorry to see you are closing, had a great time when we visited to join our son (Mark) a little while ago. We were made most welcome and enjoyed our several Irish coffees over the few days. All the best in the future.

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  • August 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm
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    Woooooooooooooooooow;)
    Love it!!

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  • August 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm
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    So sorry to hear about this, but a big thanks and very best wishes to Tom and the crew for the future. We hope to see a new bar soon – Cos Nowego? Mark

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  • August 24, 2012 at 12:00 am
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    So sorry to hear that. Such a shame! I will be there on Sat to farewell this cool place! ;-)

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  • August 24, 2012 at 11:30 am
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    Sad news because Nic Nowego is really great and with excellent and kind service .The greedy landlord ‘s decision to massively increase the rent is a mistake in my opinion for instead of a successful and stable tenant who has been renting for 10 years he might get some unstable and unsuccessful tenants going bust every year.
    All the best to M Naughton who will undoubtebly start another successful place somewhere else and also a lesson to learn from: One must always try to own his or Her business place in order not to depend on anyone.

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  • August 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm
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    Hated the place, glad it’s no longer there.

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  • August 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm
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    I was a great place, the best one! we all be missing Nic Nowego a lot!

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  • September 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm
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    What a sad bit of news.I’ve always made the bar my base whenever I visit Krakow. Marchin(sorry about the spelling) and his attractive band of female helpers always gave the place a welcoming atmosphere,together with owner Tom.Their breakfasts will be sadly missedand to make things worse I’ve also just noticed on the ‘net that Nowego’s only real competitor,The Metropolitan,is also to close.Get a grip Krakow and treasure your real assets.

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