Must-see nightlife in Zagreb

  • Pupitres

    When a wine bar is run by a top sommelier, you know you're in good hands. Jelene Šimić Valentić's casual-chic place is the best spot in town to get…

  • Johann Franck

    Location, location, location. Everyone from fashionable young things to gossiping grandmas and museumed-out tourists pack out the front terrace and slick…

  • Pivnica Medvedgrad

    Sip on one of five house-brewed beers (14KN–17KN), from a hoppy lager to a classic weizenbier, at this fun and bustling bar with a large, chestnut-tree…

  • Old Pharmacy Pub

    This traditional English pub hides inside an Austro-Hungarian town house, but once you walk in, all the elements are there: a mirror behind the bar,…

  • Dežman Bar

    Shielded from traffic inside the cosy passage leading to the semiwild Tuškanac forest, this cafe-cum-bar is a chic but casual spot to sink a few cocktails…

  • Booksa

    Bookworms and poets, writers and performers, oddballs and artists…basically anyone creative in Zagreb comes here to chat and drink coffee, browse the…

  • Hop Inn

    Craft-beer fanatics may well want to take a break from the central nightlife hub to head to this small, laid-back bar where local craft beer (15KN–34KN…

  • Pivnica Mali Medo

    Sister pub to Pivnica Medvedgrad, Mali Medo has snaffled prime position along this pedestrian strip and gets crammed with people enjoying house-brewed…

  • Vinyl

    Much beloved by the locals, this all-day lounge on a popular stretch is split into cafe and club areas. It delivers fun both day and night, including live…

  • Kava Tava

    This chic black-and-red cafe is a popular hang-out for families and big groups of friends. For top-notch people-watching, you really want to snag a table…

  • Funk

    A rather-blah cafe during the day but at night Funk comes into its own. Head down the spiral staircase and you’ll see why this cult spot has locals at its…

  • Kino Europa

    The front of Zagreb’s oldest cinema, dating from the 1920s, houses a fun cafe–wine bar–grapperia that attracts a diverse crowd in the evening. The coffee…

  • Garden Brewery

    This boutique craft brewery and bar is worth the schlep out to the industrial east of Zagreb. Inside an old red-brick factory, it offers craft beer made…

  • Cafe u Dvorištu

    Tucked away inside a courtyard, this sweet cafe serves excellent organic and fair-trade coffee – roasted on-site by Cogito – and tea. There are occasional…

  • Velvet

    Stylish spot for a good (but pricey) cup of java and a quick bite amid the minimalist-chic interior decked out by owner Saša Šekoranja, Zagreb’s hippest…

  • Cogito Coffee Shop

    Down a passageway, this tiny ultracool Berlin-style cafe serves up coffee roasted by the local Cogito Coffee Roasters at Cafe u Dvorištu. There's…

  • Sedmica

    This low-key bar is hidden in an alleyway off Kačićeva, with a big Guinness sign marking the entrance. A gathering point for Zagreb's boho-intellectual…

  • Art Kino Grič

    Home to some serious retro flair, this old-school cinema has been revamped into a colourful, two-floor cafe-bar and a small basement club (weekends only)…

  • Kolaž

    Cafe by day, rollicking bar attracting an arty, mixed gay-straight crowd by night. Whatever time you walk down the stairs into this basement bar expect to…

  • Mojo

    Smoky basement hang-out where live music and DJ-spun tunes happen every night. On warm nights, take your pick from 70 different types of rakija (grappa)…