Experiencing the night/day as an Easterner
Do you want to know the real life of the people of Košice? Not as a tourist, a stranger from another city, but to fit into the Košice “cream” and merge with the real life of the locals? Tourists will not be able to get here, but we will! Join us.
We will advise visitors to the royal city on how to get into the area outside the main event, into clubs outside the Košice promenade and outside travellers. No billboards, no flashing neon lights would direct one from the highway to those house cabinets, you will not find them on Tripadvisor or on social networks. Now we are not talking about “hipster pseudo-nuggets” with renovated pallet furniture or vintage veneers with tattered chairs from the stock exchange in Budimír, which Instagram is full of.
Authentic and generational subcultural atmosphere with a typical aroma of beer and tobacco smoke. Decently reserved staff that you would find uncomfortable or even reluctant in another facility. Steady and trend-resistant supply. The pearl is in payment exclusively in cash. These are the characteristics of real Košice underground establishments, which you can only get to by chance. Your chances will be increased by your close relationship with the local patriot from Košice who will introduce you as a young lady at the debutante ball. You may increase your chances by inviting him there for a beer, thus securing your GPS navigation as a “stranger”. What you should not miss in Košice and where to go for a beer, we will reveal below. Don’t tell anyone!
Stockholm Blues pub
Dana Oprendek – ROBIN STREET FOOD
Gourmet hot dogs, food truck
Dana is a graduate architect who has built her own dream of a mobile kitchen in an old horse trailer. It is an original food truck called Robin Street Food and 6 years ago it brought to the city the first gourmet hot dogs made of quality ingredients, which regular customers call “robincheks”. The food truck is most often parked at the Úsmev Cinema in Košice. And even though Dana came up with the creative idea herself, she claims that the owner of the company is her dog Robin.
Martin Jakub – KUBBO SELECT
Wine, gourmet, tasting
Martin is an experienced sommelier who turns wine and spirits tasting into experiences with the help of humour and travel stories. When judging the quality of alcoholic beverages, no one can cheat and he has embodied his experience in Kubbo Select, which accompanies customers with gourmet tastes of the best that the human senses can capture.
Gabriel Oprendek – MELLOS, OPRE´
Craft lemonades, cider, quality local drinks
Gabriel, beaten by the Nordic wind from Denmark, returned to Košice with creative enthusiasm for a new product that no one was producing in Slovakia at the time. Together with his brother, a biology student at the time, they put their skills together and the first Opre’ cider with an original recipe was created, which, thanks to Gabriel’s successful business plan, can be enjoyed by visitors in several places. Together with his brother, he also founded another successful brand of non-alcoholic lemonade, Mellos, for all those who had the “driver” function in the party.