Natural heaven of snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green streams, and Venetian-style coastline; Slovenia adds to its beauty with amicable architecture, enticing rustic culture, sophisticated cuisine, and its renowned Slovenia nightlife. The magnificent natural beauty of Slovenia, together with its awe-inspiring architecture, makes it a splendid place to spend your vacation days in the sun. Obviously, it’s an entirely another story after the sun sets down, as Slovenia’s nightlife offers numerous ways to have a good time as the night falls.
Present State Of Nightlife In Slovenia
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia was a city where most of the buildings were barracks until Bohemian natives of the city made those buildings their own and turned them into state of the art establishments with their extraordinary skill of the arts. You can enjoy music; from heavy metal to new dance numbers, classical old songs or local music in the presence of colorful lights in the nightclubs. There are a number of clubs and pubs where you can enjoy the rocking ‘Slovenia’ nightlife. Ljubljana with its cafes, bars, restaurants and a river meandering through the city, is no less than a fairytale. This place has a lot to offer and you’ll never run out of things to do.
The nightlife of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is world-known. But the nights of other cities of Slovenia is also attracting people towards it. If you don’t have a taste for loud music and the pubs, then you can go to the cities by the beach and chill out on a beach bar in a calm and relaxed environment. There is live soft music going on in these bars with the wind making the atmosphere a pleasant one. Or you can go on a sunset boat ride to embrace the beautiful Slovenian sunset.
Places To Enjoy Slovenia’s Nightlife
As the sun sets on Slovenia, the night owls and party animals wake up to the delightful and lively nightlife. With plenty to be enjoyed, from buzzing dance club to chic clubhouse and celebrations; you won’t have any desire to miss out ‘Slovenia’ after-dark! Here is a ‘Slovenia’ nightlife guide with a list of some of the best places to explore the nightlife in ‘Slovenia’, and additionally giving a little understanding concerning how to enjoy themselves to the fullest in these parts.
1. Pub Bled
If you want to enjoy the Bled ‘Slovenia’ nightlife then you must visit this pub. Pub Bled is situated at the top of the popular Ostrajja Peglez’n restaurant. It is a famous drinking spot and has varieties of beers and cocktails (they are of the finest quality). The bar is a stronghold for tourists, youngsters, local hipsters, and people young at heart; all dancing to the rhythm of music most nights. This place is filled with life not only at nights but also during the daytime. Pub Bled is a café during daytime with beautiful views enjoyed by the visitors across Lake Bled, to the castle at the hilltop. Pub Bled is one amongst the best nightclubs in Ljubljana, ‘Slovenia’.
Address: Cesta Svobode 19a, Bled 4260
Timings: Sun-Thu, 9am-1am; Fri, Sat, 9am-3am
any tuned-in native to make a list of their most loved bars, and they are relatively sure to put this place on the list. Camouflaged in quality graffiti outside, the smallish bar inside is filled day and night with youngsters and people young at heart. There is a pretty garden rooftop for summer evening drinking. Try to arrive before the actual arranged time to catch a table as this place is on pretty much everybody’s must-visit list, so there will be pretty tough competition. Žmavc is additionally an astounding spot for a morning espresso when the crowds are still dozing off the hangover of the night before.
Address: Rimska cesta 21, Ljubljana 1000
Timings: Mon-Fri, 7.30am-1am; Sat, 10am-1am; Sun, 6pm-1am
There’s no better place in the city to appreciate a cocktail (or a brew or a stogie) than the bar and lounge at the highest point of the Nebotičnik building. This was Ljubljana’s tallest building for a considerable length of time after it was built in 1933 and, however it has now been renovated all around, it appears as though it could be a piece of the set for a King Kong film. On a fine day, get a table on the porch and enjoy the views – of the Old Town, Ljubljana Castle, and rambling Park Tivoli – which are the best views nearby. On the floor only underneath, there’s a flashy club and lounge which is a most loved Ljubljana’s beau monde; it’s open Thursday to Saturday evenings, and reservations are recommended.
Address: 12th floor, Štefanova ulica 1, Ljubljana 1000
Timings: café/bar: Sun-Wed, 9am-1am; Thu-Sat, 9am-3am.
Club/Lounge: Thu-Sat, 10pm-3am
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4. Dvorni Bar
Having an attribute of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – a wonderful café and lunch venue by day (two courses €7.90 Monday to Friday) and one of the most popular wine bars in town after sunset, Dvorni Bar is a spacious, L-shaped venue on the river’s west bank just a walk away from Ljubljanica. You don’t have to go all the way to Slovenia’s wine growing regions to try the local vintages, as Dvorni Bar offers some of them. This Bar has about 100 varieties of wine and holds a wine tasting gathering every month (normally the second Wednesday).
Address: Dvorni trg 2, Ljubljana 1000
Timings: Mon-Sat, 8am-1am; Sun, 9am-midnight
5. Secret Garden Bar
The ‘Secret Garden Bar’ is a part of ‘Hotel Galleria’ in the Old Town. It starts next to the hotel’s lobby and extends to include the charming outside ‘secret’ gardens on four interconnected terraces. Built in the 17th century, the hotel has been renovated a number of times, yet it has still managed to keep its architectural charm intact. Just below the terraces is a secret ‘Roman-era tunnel’ which was used to transport weapons in the past. The weapons were moved to a fortress where the castle is now situated. Even though it has an ancient history, the bar in the present time focuses on the native produce and serves their guests with customary alcoholic drinks. The bar also features drinks from the most acclaimed Kmetija Tomazic winery. Small garden shows, encouraging local Slovenian artists are also hosted by them.
Address: Gornji Trg 3
Timings: Mon-Sun, 7 am- 9 pm; Garden open during warm weather
6. Craft Room
Craft Room is a new addition to the Krakovski Nasip promenade riverside. This is the best place to explore if you want to learn about the flourishing craft beer culture of ‘Slovenia’. The bar is run by a friendly pair of ladies (one of them is a certified beer sommelier). From them, you can collect information about the place and also enjoy the little anecdotes shared by them. If you are in a dilemma as what to taste, the ladies are always at your service giving you the best recommendations. Regular events such as wine tastings and workshops on home brewing are hosted by them. Special discounts are also offered on food, beer pairings, and coffee takeaways.
Address: Krakovski Nasip 16
Timings: Mon-Fri, 9am -7pm. Sat 10am -5pm, Sun 12 -4pm
7. Centralna Postaja
Stylish and sophisticated, Centralna Postaja on pedestrian Trubarjeva cesta is famous for its hospitality and also for reaching out to the hearts of everyone. The place is an amalgamation of a cocktail bar beautifully decorated with graffiti, a club hosting DJs at weekend, café providing natural fruit teas, as well as a restaurant with menus attracting the food lovers. Art lovers will especially love the gallery, which is a part of Centralna Postaja. Exhibitions can be held by anyone in this gallery. Apart from all these, Centralna Postaja also has an information center where you can plan your next outing in ‘Slovenia’. With so much to explore and enjoy, one might never miss home.
Address: Trubarjeva cesta 23, Ljubljana 1000
Timings: Mon-Wed, 8am-1am; Thu-Fri, 8am-3am; Sat, 9am-3am
If you want to visit a sleek and modern bar, Gig is the best option for you. The Gig is only a few minutes’ walks from Preseren Square and features a bare brick interior, a refined list of drinks that includes a good selection of craft brews and boutique spirits. Apart from the classic pub snacks and meals, Gig is famous for its good value lunches during weekdays. The fish and chips lunch paired with one of their aforementioned cold beers is preferably the best for people who are hungry and in confusion as what to pick. The bar also hosts shows and DJs on Fridays.
Address: Mala ulica 5
Timings: Mon-Thu,7-12am. Fri- 7-3am, Sat- 9-3am.
9. Sunset Boat Tour
Get onto a boat and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine or rather glasses of wine. Some of the boats offer wine tasting which is produced in various Slovenian regions as you enjoy the beautiful views of the sea. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and if you are lucky enough then you may get a chance to see the illusory ‘Green Flash’ out on the distant. In the boat, you will get plenty of food options. And if you want you can hire a boat for a private tour.
10. Metelkova Mesto: Experience The Art & Craziness
Metelkova Mesto is a cultural center. It was formerly an army barrack and now has become one of the centers of attraction of Ljubljana. In Metelkova Mesto you can experience a variety of art practices and events. It houses a huge number of clubs which regularly hosts a number of concerts, DJ nights, and club nights. You can enjoy the music of DJs from all around the world here. The Metelkova Mesto cultural center also hosts exhibitions, art performances, and special festivals. There are a number of events taking place every day in the center. The center receives a mixed crowd of students, music fans, tourists and other professionals enjoying the Slovenia night.
Address: Metelkova ulica 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Timings: Open 24 hours
11. Vinoteka Movia : Watch The City life Go By
The ‘Vinoteka Movia’ wine bar and a store is home to some of the finest wine made by one of the planet’s best wine producer, ‘Aleš Kristančič’. ‘Vinoteka Movia’ is located in the Slovenian wine area of ‘Goriška Brda’ and owned by the Kristančič family. Here wine is made without any filtering or refining. The most famous wines are of the brands ‘Movia and Vila Maria’. These two brands have been awarded by the ‘South-Eastern European’ wines.
Address: Mestni trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Timings: 12 PM – 12 AM
12. Jazz Club Gazo
‘Jazz Club Gazo’ situated opposite to the National Museum and just beside the ‘Opera Ballet Ljubljana’ is a famous club for Jazz music. Here you can enjoy the performances of both local and international musicians. The music session starts at 9:30 pm every day and there are jam sessions every Monday. Adding to that, you can also enjoy a jazz brunch every Sunday.
Address: Slovenska cesta 58, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Timings: 9 AM – 2 AM
13. Ljubljana Castle : Enjoy The Views Atop
Another way to enjoy the ‘Slovenia’ nightlife is to see the whole capital of the country from high above. Go to the Ljubljana castle at the top of a 375-m hill situated at the east of the Old Town. The castle is an architectural mixture. The Castle was rebuilt in the early 16th century after it got damaged in an earthquake. You won’t be charged any money if you just wander around the castle, but to enter the ‘Watchtower’ and the ‘Chapel of St George’ you’ll be charged with money. To know about the Slovenian history, go to the ‘Puppet Theatre’ and enjoy the ‘Time Machine’ journey. The castle is open till 11PM on most days so you have a chance to get on to the Watchtower and enjoy the stunning view of the Slovenian capital in the night.
Address: Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Timings: 9 AM – 11 PM
If you visit Slovenia, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the country. The people of Slovenia are loving and friendly. Don’t forget to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of ‘Slovenia’. And also make sure to visit the cafes and bars which are the main attractions of Slovenia nightlife. Plan an international trip to Slovenia and have the life of your time.
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