A fairly quiet town in the heart of Silesia, Zabrze is not generally numbered among the most spectacular places in Poland. Nor is it a mecca for tourists any more than its neighboring towns of Bytom and Gliwice, each of which has a sleepy and dormant appearance. Notwithstanding all this, Zabrze is able to defend itself with its very special air—one of pubs and bars filled in the evening with teenagers enjoying their free time after school; one of the slippery cobblestones and hundred-year-old red brick tenant houses producing smoke from their chimneys and mingling with their more modern counterparts; and finally, a memory of the perspiration and hard work from work that was undertaken in the old mine. The best way to while away an evening is to spend some time in one of the many pubs, bars, or clubs.
Worth mentioning is the jazz club Iluzja on Gdanska, where you can hear jazz hits on the radio as well as from amateurs singing or playing the saxophone. Rock fans should check the repertoire for the month’s concerts at the Municipal Centre for Sport and Recreation (MOSiR) or at the club CK Wiatrak.