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Piękny Pies

Piękny Pies

6 Bożego Ciała Street

Even though the club has changed its location three times, it continues to be popular. One of its owners, Maciej Piotr Prus, described it in the book Wyznania właściciela klubu Piękny Pies [Confessions of the Owner of the Piękny Pies Club]. In his novel Ojciec odchodzi [Father Is Departing] Piotr Czerski describes Piękny Pies as ‘the most important hangout for all bohemians, quasi-bohemians, wannabe-bohemians, or even anti-bohemians.’. The Master from Świetlicki’s detective stories and Orchidea [The Orchid] co-written with Gaja Grzegorzewska and Irek Grin is a frequent guest of this place. The main protagonist of Instytut [The Institute] by Jakub Żulczyk is a barmaid in Brzydki Kot, which bears a striking resemblance to Piękny Pies. Another visitor of the club is Giełdziarz (The Exchange Man) from Horror show by Łukasz Orbitowski, and Superintendent Gajewski from the detective story Kogo kocham, kogo lubię [Whom I Love, Whom I Like] by Marta Mizuro and Robert Ostaszewski, drops in for a glass of whisky after work. In the literary version of Piękny Pies we can often meet Barflies, and frequent visitors of the club were also portrayed by the Grube Ryby band in their song Artyści.
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