Southeastern Slovenia drinking and nightlife

Wine Bar in Metlika

Grajska Klet

To try some Bela Krajina wine, head for this vinoteka (wine bar) in the castle courtyard. This is the cellar for Šturm label wines, and you can sample Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Rieslings and sweet rumeni muškat (yell…
Bar in Kostanjevica na Krki

Bar Štraus

Fronting the Krka by the northern bridge, this little cafe-bar is the best place for a drink in town, though to be fair it has little competition. The narrow riverfront terrace is where you come to while away a warm…
Bar in Brežice

Tochka Beach Bar

This bright-yellow shack on the bank of the Krka River (on the Terme Čatež side of town) is the place to be during summer. There's a shaded terrace as well as wooden seating on the grassy riverbank, so pull up a pew…
Pub in Bizeljsko-Sremič Wine District

Pivoteka Bizeljsko

A surprise among the vineyards – but a fun one. This is a big barn of a pub, with a wide beer selection and hearty beer snacks to enjoy on the chilled-out terrace. Hungry? Order a metre of chicken wings or a metre o…
Bar in Novo Mesto

Bar Boter

The riverfront deck of this pub, just south of the Old Town, is one of the nicest places to head for a drink as the sun dips behind the lush hills and the Old Town houses on the bank in front take on a golden hue. Y…
Bar in Novo Mesto

Vovko Arkade Bar

This small and rather slick bar-cafe has a great people-watching position right on the entry to Glavni trg under the arcade. Sit and watch the world go by while sipping a wine or a coffee.
Bar in Črnomelj

Črnomaljska Kavarna

Just below the bridge over the Lahinja River, this place with the shaded leafy terrace is a tranquil spot for a cold drink, coffee or beer. There's also a menu of burgers for the hungry.
Microbrewery in Kostanjevica na Krki

Kitcher Brewery

This small local brewery produces four craft beers including its IPA Kitcher Ribič and a stout, Kitcher Jamar. You can tour the brewery here and have a beer tasting.
Cafe in Novo Mesto

Čajarna Stari Most

Cute, colourful and family-friendly space right beside the bridge into the Old Town. It serves many varieties of tea, as well as coffee, beer, ice cream and cakes.
Bar in Dolenjske Toplice

Pri Mostu

About as central as you’ll find, this lively cafe-bar has an outside terrace along the narrow Sušica and offers all-day coffee, booze and snacks.