Borsch, Vodka and Tears was the brain child of Andrzej Kaczmarski who emigrated from Warsaw to St Kilda via Dortmund in the early 80s. After studying finance and working as a banker, Andrzej’s dream was to create an intimate Bohemian space for enjoying interesting vodka, Polish food, music and great conversation until well into the night.
After opening in Windsor in the site of a former Polish soup kitchen in 2000, our vodka list has grown to almost 200, we have created some iconic Melbourne cocktails and given Polish food a fresh and lively identity. Still run by the Kaczmarski family, Borsch, Vodka and Tears is the original Chapel Street cocktail bar.
Perfect for a celebration, first date or a quick drink with a friend.