9 Best Bars in Slovenia

Bar Cameral

Fodor's choice

Just about as down-to-earth as you could find on the coast, this homage to all things independent serves delicious coffees and teas by day and an excellent range of Slovenian craft beers by night. Cafés in Koper can lean on the uncreative side of things, but Cameral stands out from the pack.

Kino Šiška

Fodor's choice

A significant player in Ljubljana nightlife since forever, Kino Šiška continues to be the capital's best source of live entertainment and partying. The schedule is as packed as Ljubljana schedules get, and the whole place is dripping in modern cool.

Klub Daktari

Fodor's choice

With its hodgepodge of furniture and an undeniable artistic streak running through the walls, Daktari is a veritable Ljubljana institution. A wide range of patrons regularly enjoys the packed schedule of events here or simply an evening of drinks and discussion from early morning until late at night. You won't find a more eclectic crowd anywhere else in the city, in a more diverse environment. Daktari is Ljubljana at its best, with excellent cold beer and hot coffee.

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Pritličje

Fodor's choice

With two fingers on the country's cultural pulse, Pritličje is ground zero for all things social in Ljubljana. The cooler-than-cool vibe is more than just aesthetics at this people-friendly bar with open doors and open minds. Located directly next to the Town Hall, Pritličje is a beacon of positivity all night long.

Thirsty River Brewing Bar and Rooms

Fodor's choice

In addition to the comfortable and affordable accommodations it offers in the heart of Bovec, Thirsty River lives up to its name with some of the best beer in town. The staff is sociable, informative, and friendly, and the range of beers is fantastic. It's the perfect combination of a comfy bed and a refreshing pint.

Cirkus Klub

A mature and eclectic clubbing scene congregates in this former movie theater turned nightclub near the city center. Considered one of the top nightlife venues in the capital, Cirkus attracts DJs and bands that bring dance, R&B, hip-hop, house, pop, and rock to its multiple floors. It's open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Godec Rock Pub

An intimate rock-music-friendly pub just outside the city center, Godec is a brilliant option for anyone looking for good beer and music, thanks to its classic tunes and a beer list covering Slovenia and beyond. Godec is a favorite with locals, making it a tremendous option for anyone looking for something a little more Ljubljanan.

Metelkova

Formerly an army barracks, Metelkova has been transformed into a multipurpose venue for shows and happenings. Today, it is the center of the Slovenian alternative culture scene, full of street art, unique galleries, and music of every genre in its various clubs. Check the website for schedules of openings and performances.

Zorica

This spot is a magnet for younger crowds looking for quality craft beer and colorful cocktails in seriously stylish surroundings. Its location above iconic club K4 doesn’t hurt either.