Before peasants in Eastern Europe discovered vodka could be consumed, they used it to keep their fires burning through the dead of winter. These days, vodka is better known as a divine drink than a fire-starter and Borsch, Vodka & Tears is a fitting place for some modern vodka worship. Located at Chapel Street's boho end, Borsch, Vodka & Tears is <em>the</em> destination for those who skipped the standard European backpacker trip after university, but still long for Euro-style episodes of drunken debauchery. Expect candles, soft gypsy music and plenty of punchy booze. There are more than 100 different vodkas, and all of them possess their own unique twist or kick. The Silverwasser is a herbal number flecked with silver shavings, while the Wild Bee Honey Vodka speaks for itself. There are also plenty of Polish beers, but unfortunately the supply sometimes runs out during colder European months, when Poland's ports freeze over. The kitchen serves traditional Polish fare, as well as more conventional meals. The pierogi (Polish dumplings) are a gastronomic delight. However, be warned: the tapas servings are Polish style (that means that they're huge). Remember, you're eating and drinking to stave off a cold winter. Na zdrowie!
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