Tkalca, as Zagreb inhabitants usually call it, is a street filled with drinking spots, so everyone - and I really mean everyone - sits there all the time... There's a pretty big palette of bars: from beer-places to poshy bars, Irish pubs, coffee places etc. It's just in the city center, so just go north-west from the Main Square (Trg bana J. J.). It's a good place to stop by before going out...
The most popular place is called Melin [after Marilyn Monroe as well as after an old Croatian word for a mill] & it's basically a dump with a terrible toilet, but everyone's there 24/7. The drinks are cheap(er) & you're sure to meet tons of acquaintances... It's kinda cool because everyone's sitting in the park, on the swings, on the stairs & all around the place - just not the bar, hehe... You gotta go there if you're in Zagreb! It's just opposite the Oliwer Twist pub, but ask anyone - everyone knows about it - maybe even too well!
Dress Code: You can see all kinds of people here, from punkers to trendies, from Elvis-look-alikes to retros... Come as you are... ;)
In Zagreb, people start their evening around 9 or 10 p.m. Usually the first stop is in some bar or pub and around midnight or even later people move to discoteques or cocktail bars. My first stop at summer is usually Melin. It's situated in Tkalèa, the street heading from main square, which is known for its numerous bars. Melin has a big terrace and a park in front where most people sit and chat. It's always crowded and it's a favourite stop of young tourists. So, if you want to relax and chat wih a cheap drink,this is the right place for you.
Dress Code: Everything you find in your garderobe...
This street is an outdoor coffee drinker's personal Mecca, and many youngs complete their evenings in its direction. Order yourself a drink outside in one of the many caffe-bars and watch the people passing by. A delicious collaboration of cool, relaxed, classic and wacky.
Tkalciceva ulica (street), which is situated just a foot from the main square, is the center of the nightlife. This relativly short street is full of fine small cafe-bars, good and inexpensive restaurants, pizzerias and art galleries. In the hot summer nights, and not only, it is crowded with the people of all ages, strolling around or sitting in a cafe-bars and sipping their cold drinks. Here the magic of the nights last till dawn.
Tkalciceva ulica (street), coloquialy called Tkalca, is situated just a foot from the main square. It is the center of the Zagreb's nighlife. There are number of restaurants, cafe-bars, pizzerias, galleries, and theatres in this area.
People from Zagreb, as you will soon find out, love their coffee. Tkalciceva street is one of the most famous meeting places in Zagreb. Here you can sit, drink your coffee for entire day ( for only 8 kunas - about 1$ ) and watch people as they walk by.
TKALCA - situated right in the heart of the city, just a few steps from Jelacic Square.
The whole street is full of cafes, pubs, restaurants, in and open, and whats more, crowded with prettiest girls you have ever seen before. It is an endless beauty contest. Realy amazing guys.
In Tkalca you can get fast food, slow food or no food at all, here you can drink and get drunk or remain sobbern, listen to the music and dance, get joint from your neighbour, in short, have all kind of fun. Even if coming with the kids there is playground surrounded with the cafe-bars, you could sipping drinks and watching kids playing at the same time.
Some places close at midnight, some in the mornig and some never closing.
If staying in the city are hotels you dont need car or taxi to get here, if out of the city centre take tram.
Dress Code: Casual&casual
The scene here is admittedly of a more tranquil and relaxed nature, the preferred evening mode of expression falling into the "sitting outside with my friends" category. This is the city's charm in fact.
When strolling around, do not miss tiny galleries here.
Dress Code: No dress code, anything you like
This is how it looks in the early afternoon, a kind of sleepy waiting for the new reopening. Though, you can enjoy in your fresh drink or coffee watching the people passing by. On the other hand, you can just stroll around and aimlessly walking or visiting the small galleries and shops.
Dress Code: Usual city code
Tkalca in the winter time, covered by the snow, is much different place. It looks like deserted, during the day, but it changes in the evening hours and become vivid again. Winter-time is the season for the hot-wine, a kind of drink you have to test when visiting Zagreb.
Dress Code: Something to keep you warm.
THE place with the most night-life is Tkalciceva road near Ban Jelacic Square. It's the oldest street in town with one cafe next to the other and always crowded with good-looking, stylish young Croats (also during the day).
Very lively, meeting point for the youth.
Dress Code: You'll feel more comfortable when you're dressed chic and wear make-up as a girl...
If you are into rock'n'roll, getting drunk on amazing cocktails and a huge selection of Rakija's (croatian national drink WATCH OUT lol), then Bar 45 is the place for you! Warm and friendly staff, beautiful outside terrace just opposite Oliver Twist Pub, (a BIG thank you to Thomas!!!), you will really enjoy yourself....
Pictures you see in this tip are taken during the day. Tkalciceva Street is full of different restaurants and bars, pubs, and it is very popular spot for a night out. Very popular place is Oliver Twist pub.
Tkalciceva is the main street with all the bars and restaurants. We checked out the following :
Londoner pub, up in the Kaptol biulding further up Tkalciceva. Was quiet when we were there but heard its pretty good.
Oliver Twist bar - very busy and a good place to have a beer(or 10) outside and people watch.
Merlin Monroe bar - opposite Oliver Twist, a studenty type bar, again, very busy and full of a young trendy crowd!