W Oparach Absurdu is easily recognisable by the gigantic black and quite repulsive-looking synthetic spider which, for some reason, is sitting on the facade of the building in one of the central streets of the Praga district, Zabkowska, where some of the oldest houses have been preserved since mid-1800s. W Oparach Absurdu is one of the most bizarre bars in the city - the ultimate embodiment of the Theatre of the Absurd. Countless corners, alcoves, cracks; old furniture, presumably dating from the pre-war era: crooked and lopsided, possibly even covered in cobwebs, each piece seems to be telling stories of its long existence. Candles and neon lights, thousands of knickknacks - the way it always is at places which are allowed to grow their own „habitation layer" undisturbed. In one corner of the room, the base of an ancient Singer sewing machine is serving as a table, a black and white photo of a woman propped up: it could be the previous owner of the machine, who knows? Burning candles - a real time warp. The crowd is quite mixed, mostly consisting of young alternative-looking people and aborigines of the neighbourhood. Various concerts, exhibitions and impromptu performances take place here practically all the time.
6 Ulica Zabkowska, Praga
Keywords: Warsaw, bar