Eastern Slovenia drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Maribor

Luft Bar

Always suckers for views and recycling, we love that the old Slavija Hotel is now an office building with a two-level rooftop cafe-bar. Floor 11 has a slick bar; go one floor up to the open terrace and you'll be bow…
Bar in Celje

Kuba Libre

This casual spot with re-purposed school chairs and old benches for seating can get crammed on Friday and Saturday nights with a young crowd downing craft beers and cocktails. The acid-jazz background music makes a …
Cafe in Rogaška Slatina

Central Cafe

Both locals and visitors pack out the big terrace here from mid-morning to evening for beer, cocktails, ice cream, cake and coffee. Playing on Rogaška Slatina's spa and wellness theme, there's also a menu devoted to…
Cafe in Celje

Kavarna Oaza

Great location, on-the-ball staff and something for everyone on the vast drinks menu. Grab a coffee or one of the multitude of teas in the morning, and a beer or smoothie later on. The interior is slick and contempo…
Pub in Radenci

Pub Kavarna Weekend

This convivial pub-cafe with a large open-air terrace is next door to Radenci's post office. Football is shown on the big screens, the coffee is decent, in the evening there's occasional live music, and there is a c…
Cafe in Celje

Kavarna Evropa

This ‘old-world’ cafe in the Hotel Evropa – all dark-wood panelling, gilt mouldings and chandeliers – is prime meet-up territory for Celje locals and serves decent cakes as well as drinks. The outdoor seating spread…
Cafe in Maribor

Čajek Cafe

Our favourite cafe in Maribor has an old-fashioned, cosy interior with lots of dark wood and eclectic decor. The menu concentrates on tea (in umpteen different flavours), though there's decent coffee, cold drinks an…
Bar in Maribor


The front terrace here, facing the Drava River, is a pleasant place to kick back with a wine and watch people out for an evening stroll along the riverfront. There's a good menu of both local and global craft beers …
Cafe in Celje

Miško Knjižko

This modern cafe at the Celje Central Library, just at the footbridge over the Savinja, is a lovely place to put your feet up and enjoy the riverfront with a coffee and a slice of something sweet (cakes €2 to €3.50)…
Pub in Ptuj

Legend Pub

Great for a sundowner, this pub attracts a youngish crowd and is one of Ptuj's most popular hang-outs after dark. As well as all the usual offerings, there's a small menu of global craft beers.