Label Magazine: Warsaw Breweries - where the pulse of the capital beats stronger

Warsaw Breweries - a place where a bridge between history and future was created as a result of a coherent urban and historical concept. Thanks to it, a multifunctional concept has been created, which has grown up in a part of Warsaw's Wola district, forgotten for years, closest to the North Downtown. It is a true eldorado for those seeking urban adventure and comfort.

The identity of Warsaw Breweries comes directly from the brewing tradition, which found its home in Warsaw several hundred years ago. In 1846 Haberbusch, Schiele and Klawegon brewery was established here - the largest in the Kingdom of Poland and one of the most important breweries on the map of Europe. It had been prospering well until World War II. Afterwards, it was continued by Royal Breweries (Browary Królewskie) and its production continued almost uninterruptedly until 2004. Not everyone knows that during the years of deep socialism even coca-cola was produced here under the original American license!

For many years, the area of Warsaw Breweries has been forgotten, and out of the capital's life. Unusual, even spectacular revitalization of the place was undertaken by the developer Echo Investment. They invited renowned Polish and European architects from JEMS Architekci studio for cooperation on the project.

On the area of nearly 4.5 hectares, located between Grzybowska, Wronia and Chłodna streets, 3 office buildings and 5 residential buildings were built within 4 years. The city gained over 8 thousand square metres of space designed for services, restaurants and stores. Leisure and greenery have not been forgotten either.

Warsaw Breweries - a place where a bridge between history and future was created as a result of a coherent urban and historical concept. Thanks to it, a multifunctional concept has been created, which has grown up in a part of Warsaw's Wola district, forgotten for years, closest to the North Downtown. It is a true eldorado for those seeking urban adventure and comfort.

The identity of Warsaw Breweries comes directly from the brewing tradition, which found its home in Warsaw several hundred years ago. In 1846 Haberbusch, Schiele and Klawegon brewery was established here - the largest in the Kingdom of Poland and one of the most important breweries on the map of Europe. It had been prospering well until World War II. Afterwards, it was continued by Royal Breweries (Browary Królewskie) and its production continued almost uninterruptedly until 2004. Not everyone knows that during the years of deep socialism even coca-cola was produced here under the original American license!

For many years, the area of Warsaw Breweries has been forgotten, and out of the capital's life. Unusual, even spectacular revitalization of the place was undertaken by the developer Echo Investment. They invited renowned Polish and European architects from JEMS Architekci studio for cooperation on the project.

On the area of nearly 4.5 hectares, located between Grzybowska, Wronia and Chłodna streets, 3 office buildings and 5 residential buildings were built within 4 years. The city gained over 8 thousand square metres of space designed for services, restaurants and stores. Leisure and greenery have not been forgotten either.

The project of Warsaw Breweries was created with great respect for history. Among modern buildings, there is an important place for carefully revitalized buildings of the former brewery - the Malthouse, Villa Schiele, the Laboratory, and the cellars. An equally important part of Warsaw Breweries has become its common spaces - open and accessible to everyone - Malthouse Square with the Laboratory Courtyard, the Central Garden, (Breweries' greenest place with 60 species of trees and bushes), Breweries Gatehouse, Breakfast Square, and Lower Square. These are the places where the life of Warsaw Brewery will go on.

The Malthouse Square and the Laboratory Courtyard will be a center of entertaining and socialising. The restaurants, stores, beauty salons and gardens surrounding the area will facilitate them. Also in this place, within the walls of the 19th-century Brewery, a place, unique in every aspect, is under construction- a 4-level restaurant and sports bar by Robert Lewandowski.

The Storage Cellar, under 170-year-old lunettes, in place of the revitalized Haberbusch and Schiele Brewery Cellars, there is, among others, a Food Hall with restaurants and cafes. Brewing tradition is also to return to Warsaw Breweries. Kumpel Group from Lviv is going to create a craft brewery here, offering 12 kinds of beer brewed there and their own restaurant.

The founders of Browary Warszawskie want life to take place here not only inside the restaurants, stores and beauty salons but also on the street. An internal road, which connected a reconstructed section of Krochmalna Street with Grzybowska Street, will soon become the first woonerf in Warsaw. There is a pedestrian’s priority here. People are attracted by the incredible density of restaurants with gardens, stores and services. Although due to the current situation we still have to wait a bit for their official opening with great fanfare, you can already visit Warsaw Breweries and visit food concepts, such as the Greek restaurant Mykonos and Japonki, serving takeaway meals.

Confectionery lovers can enjoy sophisticated desserts from Deseo cafe, and gluten and natural sourdough bread lovers - bakery products offered by Bakery. Etno Cafe, which serves delicious coffee roasted in their own roasting plant, is also running on all cylinders, and the oriental delicatessen Azjatka invites for shopping.

Since the beginning of this year, the beauty section has also been open - a salon of Juźwin | Kobielski duo and Hamski Barber. More great concepts will open soon in Warsaw Breweries - the aforementioned craft Brewery Kumpel, the Adriatic restaurant Munja, Sobremesa Tapas Bar, the Kazakh Olivos, the Dobro&Dobro cafe and the artisanal ice-cream parlour Good Lood.

Piccola Italia, an Italian delicatessen, and Crazy Butcher meat store, will invite you for shopping. Wine lovers will also find a perfect place - they will be invited by wine bar Le Paradox.

Nowadays Warsaw Breweries is certainly a place bringing many changes which determine the new character of the urban space. In this unique project, one is supposed not only to live well but also work and relax. Even today this place gives energy and inspires.

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