Eastern Bosnia drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Sarajevo

Art Kuća Sevdaha

Sit in the intimate fountain courtyard of an Ottoman-era building sipping Bosnian coffee, juniper or rose sherbet, or herb-tea infusions while nibbling local sweets. The experience is accompanied by the lilting wail…
Top Choice Bar in Sarajevo

Zlatna Ribica

Sedate and outwardly grand, the tiny and eccentric 'Golden Fish' adds understated humour to a cosy treasure trove of antiques and kitsch, reflected in big art nouveau mirrors. Drink menus are hidden in old books tha…
Bar in Sarajevo

Caffe 35

If you're waiting for a train, what better place to do so than admiring a full city panorama from the 35th-floor cafe of the Avaz Twist Tower, just three minutes' walk from the station. As the name suggests, the 200…
Teahouse in Sarajevo

Čajdžinica Džirlo

Minuscule but brimming with character, Džirlo brews 29 types of tea, many of them made from distinctive Bosnian herbs. They are served in lovely little pots, each distinctive according to the blend. If you can't cho…
Bar in Sarajevo

Tito

Lighten the mood after the History Museum with a drink at this amusingly tongue-in-cheek cafe tucked around the back, where the many Tito photos are supplemented by storm trooper-helmet lampshades and a garden surro…
Wine Bar in Sarajevo

Dekanter

It's easy to sit for hours sampling from more than 100 local and world vintages in this glorious, low-lit wine bar decorated with bottles, chateau-boxes and swirling ceiling sculptures of intertwined wires. Stools a…
Bar in Sarajevo

Cafe Barometar

Like something out of HG Wells' Time Machine, this steampunk cafe-bar is liberally strewn with dials, pipes and furniture crafted from axles, compressors and submarine parts. By day the vibe is mellow and jazzy, but…
Cafe in Sarajevo

Dibek

Packed with local youth smoking nargile (water pipes), this vaguely loungey cafe blares its music and spreads its colourful low stools beneath a central plane tree on one of the cutest little squares of the old town…
Cafe in Sarajevo

Male Daire

This cute antique house is one of the most attractive nargile (water pipe) bars in the old town, with lots of outdoor tree-shaded seating. It is noticeably more relaxed than its noisy neighbour across the square. No…
Bar in Sarajevo

Birtija

Popular with an artsy, bohemian crowd, this wonderful wee bar has an antiquey shabby-chic vibe. If it's packed downstairs (as it often is), head to the atmospheric slope-roofed upstairs room lined with dozens of tin…