In order to break up the trip from Zakopane to Budapest, we decided to stop off in Košice, the second biggest city in Slovakia. We’d heard good things about the place in the past and walking along the main street, Hlavná ulica, it’s easy to see why. Košice seems to have a very chilled out atmosphere, which is something we didn’t really encounter in Bratislava a few years ago.
Taking advantage of some free WiFi, we carried out the now customary craft beer search and came across Pivovar Golem, a pub and restaurant just a couple of minutes away from the main street.
The pub brews its own unfiltered beer, Golem, which is named after the creature from Jewish folklore and there are 3 different varieties available – light, dark and mixed.
Between the character of the main street, the gothic St Elizabeth’s Cathedral and the decent beer at Pivovar Golem, the decision to check out Košice for a night was definitely a warranted one.
The visit was further enhanced by sitting in the sun for several hours next to the Singing Fountain, which is strange, because easy-listening, re-worked hits from The Bangles and Celine Dion generally aren’t our bag…