Welcome to Nikšić
With no show-stopping sights, Montenegro’s second-biggest city isn’t high on most travellers’ must-see lists. But if you fancy a blow-out in a lively student town, Nikšić (Никшић; pronounced ‘nik-shich’) has an array of establishments that offer a more genuine (not to mention cheaper) Montenegrin experience than the tourist-populated bars of Budva. What else would you expect in the town that produces Nikšićko Pivo, the nation’s favourite beer? Nikšić is also in the grip of a cultural revival; it's one of the best places in Montenegro to check out alternative, avant-garde art.
It's not all parties and paintings here: Nikšić is one of Montenegro’s main industrial centres, supporting a large steel mill and bauxite mine.