Tabhana: nightlife in Mostar
Tabhana is Ottoman word for houseboat for leather and "tabaci" were tannery workers. The first and oldest "tabhana" was built in the 16th century, located at the mouth of the river Radobolja in Neretva. In the area of today's tannery, which is called the Upper or Big Tabhana, tanners have moved in 1664. Due to the specific smell of leather, "Tabački esnaf" (tanneries guild) had its own special mosque, which is located opposite to Tabhana.
Today Tabhana is turned into a night club that is one of the most attractive clubs in Mostar. Besides entertainment with music and drinks Tabhana is famous for its own restaurant which offers very good food. The restaurant has very attractive terrace, overlooking the river of Neretva.
Black Dog Pub: sipping cold beer above the river of Radobolja
The motto of this pub, located in the heart of the oldest part of Mostar is, "Live, Laugh, Love", and it is the best invitation to visit it when in Mostar. The beer is better and cheaper then in other pubs, it cost 3km only. The music is excellent, for those who are rock n' roll lovers and for me who was grown up with such music.....
Pozorisna Kafana: Not a clue
I noticed this sign for a theater in Stari Grad (the Old Town), but I'm not even sure that it's still an active theater. I never left my room after 7 pm the night I was in Mostar, so my idea of nightlife was reading in my icebox of a room.
*update* Pozorisna Kafana means "Theater Cafe", but I'm told that this place isn't too popular with the locals.
Caffe Monkey: Lively bar in Mostar's old town
My friend and I stopped off at Caffe Monkey for a few beers during a trip to Mostar in May 2007.
This lively cafe bar is located on the square of Trg Musala-Vila Neretva in Mostar's old town, close to the banks of the river.
We first popped in here for a beer early in the evening and then, after walking down to the centre of the old town and the famous bridge and finding that most places had closed for the evening, we returned for a few more beers.
The interior was crowded, with lots of people standing around the bar. The tables outside (about 15 - 20 of them) were also very busy, but we managed to find a free one and settled there for the evening. Loud music pounded out - first some local dance music and then as the evening wore on, the music alternated between U2 and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, one CD following the other in a predictable cycle!
The bar offered a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, but we just stuck to the impressive local beers, with bottles of Sarajevsko costing 2 KM (approx 0.70 GBP) each.
The bar was open until midnight which is later than most places in Mostar's old town.
Stari Most at night: night makes bridge to look more romantic
When the city sank into the dark hordes of day trip tourists leaving Mostar and its bridge gets a well deserved break. During the night the bridge acts as an old but very well dressed and carefully made-up lady who catches the attention of observes around her. Maybe this is the time when the bridge looks more attractive than during a day, many who have seen the bridge at night will agree.
Dress Code: At night the bridge is almost deserted, which is good because you don't have to push the crowd that could be rude and selfish. You will be able to sit on the railing of the bridge and enjoy the gentle breeze and the roar of the river that passes under.
Riverside Bridge Bar: Riverside Bridge Bar
I have no idea what the bar was called, although to be honest it doesn't really matter: Just pick any of the bars and you'll have an unforgettable evening soaking up the atmosphere. To sit under the Old Bridge with a cool beer as the sun sets on a scorching hot Balkan day is one of the most sublime experiences in the world. It absolutely cannot be missed.
Don't visit Mostar simply as a day trip - you'll miss the best of the city!
Small beers were 2 euros each, so not bad considering the view. Sit here to enjoy the late evening cool, and watch the divers jump into the river without the hustle. The best view of these guys is definitely from below. They should have a guy hustling the people by the river, he'd definitely have got some money from me!
In the little square on the...
In the little square on the West side of the old bridge, there's a handful of cafés and bars, open late, varying from relaxing to lively.
The energy with which the young people of Mostar enjoy themselves is an impressive sight in itself.
Ali Babba: fairy-like surroundings
This cave is an Amazing surrounding for a nightclub.
The gold from Ali Babba is somewhere in the corner.
During the day you can go inside for a drink and relax.
In the evening the music goes louder ... ;-)
Dress Code: whatever
- Beer Tasting
We attended a wedding in 'Labirint' which is on the banks of the river in the old town.
On the way the streets were absolutely packed with people! Definitely no shortage of things to do in the evening if you enjoy going out for a drink or two!
Great views (on a dry evening - as it was outside under a light canopy)across the river to the other half of town and the hills in the background.
Dress Code: It was of course a very special occasion so dress was smart!
WEst side of bridge: Nighttime nightcaps
There are tons of little place to graba drink and a snack , intown near the bridege. Its a great way to mingle with the locals on a hot June evening. They are open late.
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"THE IRISH PUB": Pub
The "Irish Pub in Mostar" is sweet pub but, I think, not for night life. It looks very quiet. They don't serv the food, but the coffee is excellent.