Top Choice Jazz in Sarajevo

Pink Houdini

One of Sarajevo's rare 24-hour drinking spots, this quirky basement jazz bar has a tree of guitars, a wacky-fiesta themed abstract ceiling sculpture and UV lighting that makes your gin-and-tonic luminescent. Romping…
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National Theatre

Classically adorned with fiddly gilt mouldings, this proscenium-arched theatre hosts a ballet, opera, play or philharmonic concert virtually every night from mid-September to mid-June.
Street Party in Sarajevo

Mucha Lucha

Kotromanića is intriguing for its mixture of colapsing old ruins and ultra modern new architecture. Hidden behind, an apparently banal parking area comes to life twice a week with open-air 'block parties', currently…
Arts Centre in Sarajevo


The bar-fronting Kriterion has a counter-culture vibe with long snaking lamp wires and signs made from dangling lp records. Behind it lies an art-house cinema which doubles as an occasional performance venue for a r…
Live Music in Sarajevo

Pivnica Sarajevo

Downstairs from a pleasant garden drinking area, this subterranean cavern restaurant-cum-party-bar is often one of the liveliest joints in Sarajevo's 'midtown' if you want to dine accompanied by local live music, bu…
Live Music in Sarajevo


On Friday and Saturday nights, talented bands give classic rock songs a romping rework in this medium-sized basement venue from around midnight. After the gig, music and drinking continues into the night.
Arts Centre in Sarajevo

Kino Bosna

This historic cinema doubles as an events venue and screens major sporting events to create a 'stadium atmosphere'.
Concert Venue in Sarajevo


Despite the drab concrete exterior, BKC holds many excellent events and is a mainstay of the November jazz festival roster.
Jazz in Sarajevo

Monument Jazz Club

Subterranean cavern with live jazz and funk bands playing live, usually Friday and Saturday nights from 10.30pm, but more frequently in April.
Live Music in Sarajevo

FIS Club

There's no sign on the graffiti-art building, just a gruesome set of teeth painted around the glass-panel on the forbidding-looking door. FIS-Bock has previously been the venue for very alternative concerts as well …