Dubliner Pub: DO NOT GO
Terrible place. Run by shaven headed thugs with baseball bats and knuckledusters. I witnessed a group of well behaved football fans from Northern Ireland being viciously attacked by these animals. Search internet and you will find this is a recurring theme for this pub. Be warned - stay safe - stay away
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80's Bar: Oldies
A very small bar with a dancefloor that usually plays oldies music, although they have some topical evenings from time to time. The drinks aren't as expensive as in other bars and if you're into dancing to Modern Talking or Abba this is the place, although you might also find yourself dancing to some oldie Slovak stuff :-)
Dress Code: No dress code
CHARLIE CLUB: pretty cool disco
Well this was a surprise! The palce is actually big enouthg, beautifull people there. Men have to pay 10€ and for women is free, but be carefull with the prices since they say it's a tourist trap for tourists to pay more than usual. The only downside is the prices of the drinks, not too cheap. Besides that, if you want to have fun in a nightclub with typical comercial music this is a good place to go. It's in the center of the city.
Dress Code: Informal is ok
Club Unique: Slovakian absinthe
Club unique was probably our favorite club while we were there as they had an event called "shut up and dance" on. We were told about it whilst walking the streets of bratislava at night by some friendly slovaks, the music was fantastic the interior of the club was spacey and it was mainly slovakian locals that were in there. The outside of the club was pretty run down but this added to the night i think.
KGB was a great bar for pre-drinks as well before the night had began, the drinks were cheap and the place had statues and busts of stalin and lenin everywhere and it was an ex bomb shelter. overall it was a good time and the absinthe made it better.
Dress Code: No dress requirements, we wore jeans and hoodies.
The Dubliner: Crap Pub
This pub was awful! expensive drinks, always empty! Also asked if their was live rugby on for the world cup Ireland V France and the bar man didn't know they were playing! all they were showing was a premiership from last week!
Dress Code: no dress code
Cikus Barok: Best place?
Nightclub on a boat.
Supposed to be the best place to go.
We went twice.
Friday night was too packed, and lots of terrible R&B music.
Sunday much less busy, but maybe 50% full of gays. Music was much better, more floor fillers.
Drinks are about £1.50, not bad for a club. Entry £1 on Fri, free on Sunday
On the website it looks huge, but it is one of the smallest clubs I have ever been in.
Casino on top floor
Dress Code: Anything goes on Sunday, little more strict on Friday, but jeans and trainers is fine.
Trafo: Best night clubs
About the good night clubs in Bratislava I can say they aren't so many.
The best one at the moment is Trafo, its in the center in the Old town.If you plan to go there just do it before 11 pm, afterwards you're gonna stay in a queue for at least half an hour.Charlie club, Laverna and Sparx are still ok, but Cirkus Barok is really awful lately..really dont advise you to go there..bad music and weird people:)
Irish Pub - The Dubliner
In the evenings of my days in Bratislava I often went to an Irish Pub called "The Dubliner". It is a relatively big location with the typical Irish Pub atmosphere: wooden interior, a long bar and the latest sports events live on screens.
At the bar I got in contact with various interesting people from all over Europe. Someone told me that the Dubliner used to be the Irish pub with the lowest price for a pint of Guinness in the world until a cheaper pub opened in an African Country.
They have the typical Irish beers on tap, but also local beers like Zlaty Baazant or Kelts. A pint of local beer sets you back only 2/3 of the price for a pint of Irish beer. Pub food is available as well.
- Budget Travel
BAROK: BAROK CIRUS RIP OFF
An Aussie student, just wanna say,make sure you know how much you drink costs before you order. Most places are good (slovak pub, bar across from charlies) but other bars, the bar tenders will take what you give them and walk off, it may not be much but it adds up. in just over two drinks in BAROK CIRCUS i paid sk100 (euro3) too much. Its not much, but honesty goes along way. I took another travllers tip and asked for a bill, but got some random bill for sk 430. so just pay with what ever it says on the menu in excat change if possible, its a pain in the ass but will save you over the night.
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- Study Abroad
Dopler: The biggest club in Bratislava
The one and only place in Bratislava that you can call club is Dopler. It is not exactly in the center, so it is better to take a taxi (from the old center it is about 150 Sk - which is nothing). The entrance fee is usually 100 Sk, during the weekdays nothing and during special parties can be higher. You can check the party list and hosting DJ´s on their website. The club has 2 floors and is hosting most of the major events - house, techno or hip hop. The atmosphere is just like in any other club around the world, the design is in my opinion quite cold and urban. Last time i was there on a hip hop event we waited 1 hour !!! to get outside, so better leave a little before their closing.
Dress Code: no dress code
Medusa: ´High society and drunk tourists´
Just across the narrow street from havana another dancing bar called Medusa. In my opinion the music is one of the best in town (songs reminding of club 54 era), the people are well dressed and the place is very fancy. At the beginning of the party I would recommend to have one picolo - the coffee is really extremely good in this place. Wine is very expensive, but coctailes are about the average. Strawberry mojito is one of my favourites. Around midnight it may look quite boring but as soon as the coctails get to people´s blood the party is starting and you can dance till 3 or 4.
Dress Code: no dress code, but in sneakers you wouldn´t feel comfortable in here
Havana Bar: hot salsa rhytms in heart of Bratislava
Great mojitos, good looking bartenders, live cuban music and party till the break of down...This is a place I usually go on Friday or Saturday..if you don´t mind the slovak girls trying to catch the first tourist (well that might as well be the reason to go there:) and the tourist trying to catch the first slovak girl you could have fun. On Friday it is really packed so sometimes is really better to go on Saturday. The music is excellent - half live performed by Cubans living in Slovakia (they are dancing as well) and half played by DJ (only latin music obviously). Coctails are expensive just as in other bars and clubs in Bratislava. Mojito is 170 crowns, wine and beer is more expensive than average, so go for the coctails. Bartenders are really professionals and very good looking:) My favourite drink is Mai Tai, but one or two are enough trust me:)
Dress Code: No special dress code.
Eden Pub was the only true nightlife spot we hit in Bratislava. It is located on Obchodna about 15 minutes walk from the central part of the old town. We stopped here because it was one of the few places that looked busy along this stretch on a Tuesday night. We sat down near the bar and it seemed like all of the customers were college students out having a good time. We had some beers which ranged in price from 27-32 SKK for a wide variety of local brews. We didn't stay too long, however, because the smoke and noise got to us quickly.
- Budget Travel
Certa: 3 bars on Beblahevo Ulica
If you go to Beblahevo Ulica there are three bars where locals go. We started out at one called Certa. Right away the locals were very friendly. One guy started talking to us and introduced us to more than half the people in the bar. It was a fun night out and was definitely a good way to see Bratislava.
We learned that Slovaks like American entertainment, especially Chuck Norris, Jerry Springer and Seinfeld.
Dress Code: Casual, you will most likely be dressed better than the regualrs at these spots.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Budget Travel
- Beer Tasting
SubClub: SubClub: Techno, techno, techno!
Insider club in an old air shelter beneath the castle.
If you are into techno you will enjoy it.
No beautiful girls - at least when I was there. :-)
Entrance fee: 150 SK
Dress Code: Everything you want. Since it was Depeche Mode Techno Night we were kind of "overdressed"! ;-)