Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle, (Biblioteka i Kolo Teatralne im. Adama Mickiewicza), 612 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, New York
Located in Buffalo, New York's Historic Polonia District, the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle, (Biblioteka i Kolo Teatralne im. Adama Mickiewicza) located at 612 Fillmore Ave is one of the most important cultural and ethnic landmarks in the city.
Named after Polish Poet and freedom fighter Adam Mickiewicz, the Dramatic Circle was organized and began producing amateur theatricals in 1895. The upstairs library contains over 4,000 volumes and over 400 hand-written scripts for Polish plays. Each year a number of performances are still presented as well as reading of Polish poetry.
Mickey's is a "private" club. For a nominal membership fee you are welcomed into the club's impressive bar featuring the LARGE selection of Polish beers outside of Chicago or Hamilton, Ont. During a recent visit the selection included bottles of Zywiec, Okocim, Warka, EB, Dojlidy, Lezajsk, Lomza, Piast, and Hevelius as well as a fine selection of Czech, German and American micro brews (Harpoon, Southern Tier Ale, Saranac, etc). Over 60 FRESH choices await your sampling. The bar also features a fine selection of Polish vodka, liqueurs and Krupnik. Krupnik is a Polish honey liqueur with origins dating back hundreds of years.
I suggest a visit to Mickiewicz Hall if you long for a truly European experience. Don't be surprised if you don't hear a word of English. Outside of a healthy schedule of social activities, the lounge is open on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7:00 pm. If you are luck you might be asked to play a game of chess or watch Polish satellite television news.
Become a member of one of Buffalo's most unique private clubs. Join during business hours, Fri & Sat nights after 7pm