Belgrade Nightlife

Belgrade Nightlife


Belgrade is definitely the party capital of Eastern Europe. With beers at around €1 (less than £1!) and several up and coming party districts, you simply cannot miss this city. Here’s my outline of the exciting Belgrade nightlife.

Belgrade Nightlife: Winter and Summer Clubs

Because Belgrade is very seasonal, there are specific clubs for winter and summer. The winter clubs and bars are generally in Savamala District and Downtown. Some popular winter clubs include Parliament, Soho Republic, Tilt and Teatro.
Summer clubs tend to be based on and around the river Sava and Danube. Some popular summer clubs include Club 94 and Amsterdam. In summertime in Belgrade, many club boats or barges go up and down the Danube, called “splavs” or “splavovi”. There is even a summer nightclub outside in the Kalemegdan Fortress (club Terrassa)! Club Terrassa opens for the summer season at the end of May.

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Belgrade Nightlife – What you Need to Know

In Belgrade, there is no cover charge for night clubs, but the reservation is necessary. If you just turn up without a reservation, don’t expect to get in. If you need help with reservation and VIP rooms in Belgrade night clubs, you can go to https://belgradeatnight.com. They specialise in helping foreigners to get the most out of Belgrade nightlife.
There is often a charge for the cloakroom. Many bartenders in the pubs and clubs of Belgrade do speak English. However, be aware that many try to rip you off by not giving you change. Always ask for your change if you don’t get it (on principle unless it’s a tiny amount) and then you can tip them if you wish. Tips are usually 10% in restaurants and bars in Belgrade. You tend to get better service in busy bars and clubs if you tip generously, of course.
Something else that you should be aware of is that smoking is not banned in pubs, clubs or restaurants in Belgrade. When you are experiencing Belgrade nightlife, you will realise that they literally smoke everywhere. This could be problematic if you are travelling with asthma. Make sure that you take your inhalers and get fresh air when you need to.
Belgrade night clubs often have ‘face control’ and dress codes. Make sure that you read the policies before you go to the club, to avoid disappointment. Most Belgrade clubs go on until at least 5 am.

Skadarlija

Skadarlija is commonly known as bar street and is located just off Republic Square past the theatre. It is a cobbled pedestrianised street full of quirky bars, pubs and clubs. Many bars and clubs have live music and DJ’s that go on until the early hours of the morning.

Skadarlija is a little pricey and somewhat a tourist trap, so make sure that you investigate the side streets for cheaper and more authentic places.

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Savamala

Savamala is the new up and coming artsy district of Belgrade. In the day time, it is full of artists, musicians, young entrepreneurs and students sipping coffee in cafes. By night, it becomes a collection of quirky warehouses that turn into nightclubs – the best of Belgrade nightlife is found in this district.

Belgrade Night Life – My Favourite Bars

Witch Bar

Just of Knez Mihailova and round the corner from Trip and Sleep Hostel is the Witch bar. This themed pre-club bar has broomsticks on the ceiling, and the bartender will cook you up and exciting witches brew! We saw some great live music in there on a Friday night. It was a duo called The Party Animals. The did a great Red Hot Chilli Peppers cover of Californication. As we were leaving they asked us where we were from and proceeded to do a hilarious cover of ‘Only Fools and Horses!’

Kafana SFJR

I loved Kafana SFJR because of its Yugoslavian communist history theme – we nicknamed it the Tito bar! It’s located on Kraljevića Marka 5, on the route from Knez Mihailova down to Savamala, about halfway.


The bar is full of Tito-related artefacts including flags, maps of Yugoslavia and 1970’s radios! It is quiet early on, but get bustling around midnight onwards, especially on a weekend.

Belgrade is a totally amazing party city, and whether you go in the summer or winter season, you will have an amazing time!

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Hi, I'm Amy Trumpeter and I have over 25 years of travel experience. I love seeking out temples, Churches and other religious and historical buildings. I write mainly about Asia, Europe and North Africa. My BA (Religions and Theology) and MA (South Asian Studies) were gained from the University of Manchester. Come and join me on my templeseeking journey around the world!

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  1. How cool is that witch bar! Never seen anything like it, such a good idea. Love the idea of having different summer and winter clubs too, especially the club boats, not so keen on the ‘face control’ though, does that mean you have to look good or just not be covered in tattoos 😉

    1. Yeah, the ‘face control’ is basically that – you have to look good to get in certain clubs. I generally found that it was ok to get in places. Although I’m no stunner, I made an effort! I think that the English accent got bouncers on my side! Belgrade is a great party place though, I do recommend it!

  2. I love the eclectic collection you’ve put together here. Definitely seeing a different side of Belgrade here!

  3. Great article. We are in Belgrade now and have been here for the past month! We aren’t really nightlife people so haven’t been out much. However, the one night we did go to the bars was a tad bit unenjoyable because of all the smoke

    1. Yeah, the smoking is unfortunately a real turn off in Belgrade. I’m sure you are having an amazing time there, though!

  4. The witch bar sounds like a blast, and thanks for the tip about making reservations for night clubs. I never would have thought to do that otherwise.

    1. Yeah The Witch Bar is amazing! Glad you found it helpful and happy travelling!

  5. Hi Amy,
    Super funky feel to some of these spots. Especially the Communist-themed bar 😉 Thanks for sharing!
    Ryan

    1. Yeah, the ‘Tito Bar’ is fab! Thanks again for stopping by.

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