Cafe-bars / Pubs, Zagreb
This place, The Old Pharmacy Pub, really packs them in on the weekend nights and has become one of the favoured night spots in the city. A cool space and very hip crowd.
Dress Code: Here you can enjoy in your favourite "Guiness" and good Irish music, just like at your home.
Open 09:00 - 23:00 (that is the official time only)
One of the most popular spot on Jarun Lake, not far from the city centre and yet isolated. Here you can enjoy in fresh air, good music, beautiful surroundings (very nice-looking young people) and of course in cold dinks. Spend your evening and night time here, you wont regret it.
Dress Code: No dress code, anything you like, but try to be trandy if have need to be noticed in the crowd.
Krivi oput means 'wrong way' and it's nice place to hang out if you like good and non-mainstream music (reggae, ska, rock, punk, metal, electronic); it's quite famous place in Zagreb for alternative scene, has good prices of drinks and remains open until 2 am. Outside there's large terrace with benches and tables, some trees by the entrance. Inside they have stage for concerts or performances and they have exhibitions from time to time. It gets quite crowded on weekends and the atmosphere can be quite fun. Try that place if you want to taste something different, more creative in Zagreb.
PS. Just heard that the place is closed! Un-fortun-a-telly. Take a visit to Mocvara instead for live concerts and performances.
Dress Code: no dress code
a nice caffe-bar. not far from the center. it is situated in an old building, which gives it a special charm, nice high celilings, 2-3 rooms, different designer lamps available for sale, not too loud music, not pricey, free internet, outdoor terrance when warm. what more do u need?
Dress Code: no code
Comfortable ambient, known croatian dishes and five kinds of naturale home-made beer, are characteristics that are conecting all our beerhalls.
Five kinds of beer they make are
Zlatni Medvjed lager,
Crna Kraljica ale (dark beer),
Mrki Medvjed (mixture of lager and dark beer),
Dva Klasa wheat beer ,
extra strong Grička Vještica.
Cool and refreshing, served in a chilled mug in the Medvedgrad brewery and beer hall, they will evoke that traditional charm of beer-loving Europe.
So if you like beer...you must visit Hopdevil Pub :)
Monday - Thursday
8:00 - 01:00
Friday and Saturday
8:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:30
and they have beers...Hopdevil Premium, Celis White, Maredsous, Palm, Augustijn, Kwak, Karmeliet, Veddet, Gouden Carolus Margriet, Brugge Blond, Duvel, Augustijn Grand Cru, Kasteelbier Blond, Piraat and moooooreeeee....
Have a great time :)
The Pivnica (eng. breewery) located on the road to the center of the town is a true must sea. Crowded by ppl of all age, mostly locals. You can taste the homemade beer and eat all kinds of typical croatian food. A one man band is possible to be located. Open all days/nights a week. Very convenient.
Dress Code: no special dress code required
Buldog is for a long time a place of meeting friends and drink something especially before going in some discoteque...beside this one there are also "Skola" and a bar right in the front of sculpture "Sun" where during the weekend you can find many people ready for nightlife...
Dress Code: Nothing in particular
If you are in Savska cesta St near the Prisavlje Blvd. you can choose the Movie pub inside the Movie Hotel. Nice place with a great and wonderfull bar. Live music is played every night till 1:00 am.
Dress Code: Jean
Place is called Sedmica (seven) like its address Kaciceva 7a. It is nice place to hang out, it is packed on fridays and saturdays. Nice atmosphere, nights talking usually outvoices music. Normal priced drinks and normal people.
Interior is old fashioned but nicely done, there is also an outdoor terrace when warm.
Usually in guides this place is called artist hangout.
Dress Code: Whatever you feel like wearing.
Situated in Tkalciceva street, it is diffrent from usual cafes in that street. Just off the street, separated by a little park and terrace, you surely won't miss it. There are always lots of people indoors and outdoor on the terrace and little park chatting with drinks in there hands - that's Melin. Stop for a drink and chat a bit with local crowd, ask where to go clubbing after Melin. Since it is open only untill 1am it is a perfect warming up place for partying later.
Dress Code: whatever you want to wear
In the center of the city, 3 rooms with diff styles, dj-s on weekend. Open all day, main advantage is that its open till 2am or longer, unlike other cafes. The music gets pretty loud in the evening, lots of people. They often refurnish the place and it has funky retro style.
Dress Code: no dress code
The bar upstairs from one of our favourite restaurants, Boban (see restaurant tips), seems to be a favourite of the locals. The very smoky place is full of stylish people who hang around the comfy sofas. We never were lucky (or stylish?) enough to get a free space on one of those sofas though but we enjoyed our time on chairs here as well.
The waiters are a bit on the slow side though, without speaking Croatian sometimes it was hard for us to catch their attention and order something. But this is generally the problem all over Zagreb - waiters never see that your glass is empty. You have to address them if you want new drinks....
Dress Code: Anything goes but people are a bit more stylish than in other places we've been.
One of the most popular "hangin' out" places in the town. Here you will hear a petrifying sound threatening to rip the walls from their place on the building and then know you've found this place.
It's hip and trendy , a place young, and not so young, locals come to display their top geer and bingingabilities.
If you like good old rock n' roll, don't miss this place when visiting Zagreb.
Night life in Zagreb looks fairly good but we didn't venture very far. Just off the main square we found a street with a large number of street-side bars and we focused on them.
The beer is cheap and very nice and the staff were very friendly.
Dress Code: Casual.