Zagreb Nightlife

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As you might expect from a capital city, and a metropolis of just over one million people, Zagreb enjoys a deserved reputation for a riotous nightlife with the new millennium promising plenty more to celebrate than the last one. A mixture of sassy students and suave city slickers ensures that the mushrooming bars and clubs are never short of a customer or two, and with Zagreb finally on the weekends away destination list, thanks to cheap Wizzair flights the number of tourists is set to rapidly to increase and give the nightlife a dash of cosmopolitanism.

A good place to start any night out in the Croat capital is Tkalciceva street in Gornji Grad. A pretty thoroughway it also boasts the city's highest concentration of bars and cafes which are perfect for taking in the capital at a slow pace. The Main Square also makes a decent place to begin the night, with a continental cafe vibe presiding and a chance to see the world go by.

Once however you've sampled the charms of Zagreb's Old Town you might want to track down some of its classier hangouts. The name 'School' might put a few potential customers off, especially those who still have nightmares about refraction, oscillation and the Doppler effect, but Skola is definitely the place to head for lounge lizards. A futuristic-retro (spot the oxymoron) joint, it was amongst the first to revolutionise Zagreb's bar scene with hip decor and cool tunes. The recent addition of a roof terrace has only added to its appeal. Once you've done detention there, then try some of its competitors - Golf, Pif and Apartman are all created around the same funky ideals and are all found on Preradoviceva Street. Meanwhile if you want to up the stakes a bit then Boban (opened by the narcissistic footballer himself) and Hemingway Lounge Bar are the places to mingle with the rich and beautiful.

In terms of nightclubs, Zagreb has plenty to offer too. Saloon and Sokol are two perennially popular hangouts that have provided the city with many a wild night out, whilst more alternative fun can be had at the Tvornica Club, which hosts all manner of live acts and shows, and cult fave Kset.

During the summer much of the Zagreb nightlife scene decamps to Lake Jarun. Beaches, babes and bikinis get the juices boiling by day and a plethora of bars, cocktail lounges and clubs provide the release by night. Aquarius and Piranha are two hot locales worth checking out, and can justify the taxi ride during the winter as well.

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Rob
United Kingdom

any decent lively places to go on a Sunday?

Reply May 30th, 2015
Guest
Croatia

Some of the bars, mostly jazz bars and alternative places that provide a cozy atmosphere are "hidden" around town. What I mean by that is that many are underground or in backyard(?) of some building. But it is worth taking the time to find them. :) example-Rupa, Bacchus etc.

Reply Dec 2nd, 2014
real review
Croatia

we don't copy germany because every second night club is playing folk music with beautifull bitches , it is unique, so bullshit to someone else

Reply Apr 3rd, 2013
Party Boy
United Kingdom

Rocking place! These people really know how to party!

Reply Nov 13th, 2012
Geoff
United Kingdom

This city is just AWESOME! Gorgeous girls and totally relaxed atmo....

Reply Oct 17th, 2012
amanda
Algeria

how old do you have to be in order to attend a club or casino in croatia?

Reply Dec 1st, 2011
Marko
Croatia

Hi, during the winter the best urban club is Gjuro 2 , nice girls, cool people and great atmosfere. Every day is diferent music.

Reply Oct 31st, 2011
Tazza
United Kingdom

Hey Keith how can nightlife be OK and be 8/10. Sort it out please its confusing x

Reply Jul 21st, 2011
Keith
United States

The city is OK for nightlife, but nothing to write home about.

Reply May 9th, 2011
Marko
Croatia

The Best Clubbing in Zagreb is in club Piranha at Lake Jarun and club Gjuro 2 in the center of Zagreb..for vip reservations and tables contact on email: marko.stagljar@rnb-confusion.com Hottest girls,best house & rnb music ,and professional staff

Reply Oct 16th, 2010
Matt
Croatia

Club Sirup is a great place for electronic music, you can find more about club on web page www.sirupclub.com and on facebook group "Sirup"

Reply Mar 2nd, 2010
Derek
Ireland

Can anyone reconmend any techno/house/electro clubs?

Reply Feb 2nd, 2010
Ian
Germany

For Clubbing just search the Club Sirup , it is one o kind in Zagreb great beats,light,interior effects and people, they cal you Sir wen you enter the Club, hellp you if your drink int car ;)) i recommend it to everyone, its a must see/be.

Reply Dec 7th, 2009
Jele
United States

copying Germany? yeah right...maybe you should just stay in canada

Reply Jul 13th, 2009
Tamara
Switzerland

We had much fun in Zagreb! Great city, good nightlife, fantastic guys and wonderfull flair. I'll go again! Tamara

Reply Apr 7th, 2009
Tom
United States

We just loved the city! Lots of out o the way places to have fun in. Making plans to go there again soon.

Reply Dec 2nd, 2008
ziggy
United States

I liked it here! Maybe not as good as Germany but whatever, every city has its charm :)

Reply Dec 2nd, 2008
Jass
Canada

I do not reccomend Zagreb as nightlife spot! It is just not....fun!!! They are copying germany. In that case, I will go to Germany and have fun!

Reply Aug 7th, 2008