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.
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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.
Slang Pub: Good place for drinks . . .
I couldn't tell you anything about the food or the quality and selection of the beers, but I can tell you that I had a good time at the Slang Pub. It's a good place to find people interested in having a good time. I paid 35 crowns for a beer and since I was in Bratislava, stuck with the local favorite, Zlaty Bazant.
Old City centre has plenty of choice for pubs, some of them performing life music. Unfortunately i had no time to have a drink on any of them, since i was returning to Vienna that same day. But I wish i could since some of them did look great. Yes, another nice excuse to return to Bratislava soon. ;-)
Ster century cinemas: Time to see a movie
Ster century cinemas are located in polus city center and offers usually 10 -15 movies a day in different time.
Sometimes they organize special night marathon where u can see more movies for lower price.
You shouldn't go to this cinema with drinks or food that you haven't bought in Ster century but no one keeps this rule anyway:)
Opening hours: Mon - Thu 13:30 - 23:00
Fri 13:30 - 24:00
Sat 10:30 - 24:00
Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Dress Code: Unless you go there naked, there should let you in.
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
Slovak Philharmonic: Musical evening
The Slovak Philharmonic's home is in the Redoute (the French word for "dance hall") Building, a former granary from the 18th century that was bought by the city and redone with Rococo and Art Nouveau touches in the early 1900s.
The Slovak Philharmonic was formed in 1949 and today you can see performances of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Slovak Philharmonic Choir as well as a few other minor ensembles.
Check out the website below for a schedule of events and ticket information.
The Boat (I think the real name is Cirkus Barok): My personal favorite
it's just a small, packed meat market that's on an old boat on the danube river. the disco is "docked" right in front of the hotel danube. it's a great club. insanely cheap drinks, hot girls, cool people. plus if you stay at the hotel danube (like i reccomended) it's a 50meter walk to your hotel for you and the lovely girl you just met in the disco.
Dress Code: come on! this is bratislava.
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
El Diablo: Hastalavista in El Diablo amigos !
Great place in the center of the city right next to Dubliner Irish pub. If I am here there is always good fun >:) lol u can dance a bit, watch TV news >:) drink beer or something stronger, chat with friends etc >:)
Dress Code: Sombrero .)) and orange socks
Charlie's Pub: The Ancestors of Chaplin
Charlie's Pub used to be very great place where to spend a whole night full of fun :) especially for foreigner because many of tourists or starngers living in Bratislava were going here. I remember to meet there people from France, Holland, Britain and even one Jamaican who was really cute boy :) LOL I have not been there for very long time but you shold try if it's still like this :) There is able to try karaoke some days, live Slovak music etc :) just try if you are nearby
Dress Code: Casual :) or whatever you want...
Hlavnie Namesty: main square
When the company is good, you can have a great time anywhere! In the summertime Bratislava is so lively, and there are many cafes outside, on the main square, where you can also witness laser shows and various performances.
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.
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Club Harley Davidson's: A great night out!
The most fun to be had in Bratislava. Full on party joint with dancing on the tables this place is fun, fun, fun!
Dress Code: Anything goes. The staff are friendly and I experienced no trouble here. Everyone is just out to have a good time. Music is varied & a lot of fun!
I came to The Dubliner for the decidedly international crowd and quickly started talking with some American soldiers who were stationed in Bratislava. They all said they loved the town (you know, cheap beer and hot women) and didn't want to leave anytime soon.
After a few minutes, this British guy (pictured here) named Richard Wood (hmmmmm???-did he make that up?) claiming to be a journalist pulled up a stool and just sort of joined in. At first, he got the cold shoulder from all the soldiers. At first impression, he was a little strange, but after a few minutes, he began to intrigue everyone and we ended up having a few Zlaty Bazants (the local beer, which translated to English means "Golden Pigeon).
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