Belgrade drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Taverna in Belgrade

Restoran Tabor

If you want an authentic Serbian Friday-night experience, this wildly popular (reserve several days ahead) kafana (tavern) in Zvezdara has it all: captivating folk music, great traditional food (don't skip the mak p…
Top Choice Cafe in Belgrade

Pržionica D59B

Throughout history Lower Dorćol, with dozens of Jewish and Turkish stores, has had a special relationship with coffee. It’s no wonder that the tradition lives on in places like Pržionica, where the city's best coffe…
Top Choice Cafe in Belgrade

Zaokret

Indie-music lovers will feel right at home with carefully selected playlists of resident and guest DJs at Zaokret. Thematic evenings, occasional gigs and live radio shows make this place packed almost every evening.…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Belgrade

Bar Central

This is the HQ of Serbia's Association of Bartenders, a fact made evident after one sip of any of the sublime cocktails (515RSD to 1165RSD) on offer. With an interior as polished as a bottle flip-pour, this ain't th…
Top Choice River Barge in Belgrade

Klub 20/44

Retro, run-down and loads of fun, this alternative splav (river-barge nightclub) is named for Belgrade's map coordinates. Open year-round, it has become an electronica reference for top European DJs – despite its sh…
Top Choice Taverna in Belgrade

Kafana Pavle Korčagin

Raise a glass to Tito at this frantic, festive kafana (tavern). Lined with communist memorabilia and packed to the rafters with revellers and grinning accordionists, this table-thumping throwback fills up nightly; r…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Belgrade

Krafter

Hopheads seeking local salvation should settle in at this intimate, industrial-chic craft beer bar featuring 14 rotating offerings on draught (pints 295RSD to 385RSD) – always Serbian – along with a small internatio…
Top Choice Bar in Belgrade

Blaznavac

Part-cafe, part-bar, part-wonderfully-wacky-gallery, this pocket-sized place is one of the city's best spots for pre-drink drinks. Plastered with murals and quirky collectables, it's used as an exhibition space for …
Top Choice Bar in Belgrade

Centrala

Centrala is one of those neighbourhood haunts that immediately feels like home, if home was a lively, jam-packed, but somehow laid-back, bar on a street corner. Owned by a local painter, there are occasionally exhib…
Top Choice Bar in Belgrade

Samo Pivo

Hidden up an out-of-service escalator that leads to an abandoned shopping arcade, Samo Pivo – 'just beer' in Serbian – feels like a brash, unconventional war room catering equally to a chain-smoking mix of craft bee…