Slovenes are inveterate coffee drinkers and the country is filled with excellent cafes. Beer is normally drunk in a pub (pivnica) and wine sampled in a wine shop (vinoteka) or a wine bar, but in practice the distinctions are often blurred. In addition to coffee, many cafes also offer a broad selection of soft drinks, wine and beer. Ljubljana is home to the country’s most vibrant clubbing and DJ scene.

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Drinking & Nightlife

  • Café Teater Grand waterfront terrace and faux antique furnishings draw everyone who’s anyone in Piran.
  • Layerjeva hiša Kranj's best coffeehouse does double and triple duty as an art gallery and a cultural centre.
  • Luft Bar Always a sucker for views, we love the old Slavija Hotel for its two-level rooftop cafe-bar.
  • Magda What makes Magda so special? The expertly prepared espressos, craft gins and homemade brandy.
  • Slovenska Hiša A favourite boozer in Ljubljana with artisanal coffees and wines and spirits sourced only in Slovenia.
  • Klub Daktari Rabbit warren of a watering hole is so chill there’s practically frost on the windows.