The Julian Alps drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Kranj

Layerjeva hiša

This is an excellent coffeehouse that does double and triple duty as an art gallery and a local cultural centre. Check the website for events, including occasional live music, taking place during your visit. It's al…
Top Choice Pub in Bovec

Črno Ovca

You may have to search for this tucked-away bar, but the Black Sheep is worth the hunt (hint: it's close to Hotel Kanin). Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, occasional live music and the activities available (kids' playg…
Craft Beer in Kranj

Kavka bar Kranj

Cozy spot to enjoy a bottle of craft beer or simply have a coffee or a lemonade. Try to grab the table at the back overlooking the gorge behind the Old Town, or in nice weather snag a spot on the terrace. Kavka spon…
Bar in Lake Bled

Vila Prešeren

A consummate all-rounder, this glamorous cafe-bar-restaurant-guesthouse sits in pole position on the lakeside promenade, with a huge terrace that's designed for people (and lake) watching. It morphs from coffees to …
Pub in Kranjska Gora

Vopa Pub

This bar near the post office is practically the only place in town with a pulse after 10pm. The ground-floor pub operates year-round, while a club downstairs is the place to go during the ski season. Count on DJs a…
Cafe in Škofja Loka

Kavarna Vahtnca

With a tiered back terrace peeking up at the castle, and tables on the main square, this attractive modern cafe in the heart of the Old Town is an appealing place to refuel. The cafe rents rooms on the upper floor.
Cafe in Radovljica

Vidic House

Arguably the most charming of several cafes along historic Linhartov trg, Vidic House specialises in coffee, cakes and ice cream. The cute vaulted interior is jammed with found items.
Pub in Lake Bled

Pub Bled

The pick of the town's pubs, this convivial place sits above the Ostarija Peglez’n restaurant and has great cocktails and, on some nights, a DJ.
Cafe in Lake Bled

Park Restaurant & Cafe

The Park Cafe has a huge terrace and a commanding position over the lake’s eastern end – it's a good spot for coffee and kremna rezina (€3.50). The cafe is said to be the place where the cake was first created – as …
Cafe in Radovljica

Kavarna Kino

A short walk from the town centre, this cafe and DIY store is an unlikely mecca for beer lovers: it stocks almost all Slovenian craft brews, from Kamnik's Mali Grad label to the Vipava Valley's Pelicon by way of Tol…