Besides being a city that is rich with history & arts, Ljubljana boasts also a buzzing nightlife with a diverse and thriving party scene thanks to many young and lively people getting together in cafés, bars and pubs.
The capital’s nightlife is mainly concentrated around the centre, which is home to an astounding number of party places given its small size. Those several quiet cafés and bars that serve delicious food & drinks during the daytime turn into lively party premises with DJs at night. So if you are looking for an evening of fun and entertainment, Ljubljana’s atmosphere will easily charm you on a night out.
Find below some of what we believe to be the most interesting nightlife options in Ljubljana.
Hidden between the high buildings of Prule, Prulček Bar is an all-favourite place among Ljubljana jazz, blues and rock jammers and all other music-genres lovers. It offers an amazing daily music programme and an unimaginably wide selection of draughts, wheat, dark beers, pale ales, lagers and ciders from all over the world. During the early summer evenings, it is especially pleasant to enjoy a pint of beer in their shady garden while listening to their concerts.
This legendary, graffiti-spattered tiny Sax Pub bar with a stage that is smaller than a general toilet, is located on Eipprova Street, near the Gradaščica River – just a 3-minute walk from Galeria River. This hotspot is well known for its vibrant atmosphere, especially during the summer, and features classical jazz and blues nights. Although the music is mostly pre-recorded, they do host the occasional live band from time to time.
Cutty Sark is an English-style pub serving different kinds of international beer. It offers a vibrant programme of evening events featuring live music, DJs and even stand-up comedy nights. It is generally a popular venue among locals in their 30s and 40s. Sports fans will enjoy this place as there are several big-screen TVs featuring all the main world sports competitions and matches.
Pritličje Bar is much more than just a simple café that serves coffee or tea during the day, it is also a gallery of comic books and a venue for lectures and public debates about present social and cultural phenomena. At night it comes alive as a club frequently hosting DJ nights and concerts of urban electronic music.
Just a 10-minute walk from the city centre and next to the alternative Metelkova Mesto, you will find Ljubljana’s major rock and metal club – Orto Bar. It offers a wide programme of live rock concerts and club nights featuring not only Slovenian artists, but also renowned rock bands from around the world. It is also a great place to just relax with friends while playing pool and other games.
Klub K4 offers a diverse programme of music genres such as minimal, house, techno, drum ‘n’ bass, breakbeat, funk, nu-rave, electro, hip hop and, occasionally, rock acts. The club’s main goal is always to promote new electronic sounds, cultures and subcultures to the public before they become mainstream. Klub K4 often hosts not only Slovenian DJs but also international artists and emerging new talents from around the world.
Located on the premises of the former Tobačna factory, ČinČin Bar boasts a gorgeous designer interior with an impressive selection of spirits and claims to make the best gin tonic in town. Here, Mondays are dedicated to jazz lovers, Thursdays are all about concerts and performances of all possible genres, while Fridays and Saturdays feature DJ nights.
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