A night out in Sarajevo comes no better than an elongated wander through the city’s bar scene, where you will find people drinking coffee, beers, brandies, cocktails, wine, juices…or just mineral water. Sarajevo is very see-and-be-seen, busy, and the city’s notoriously beautiful womenfolk dress accordingly.A handy rule-of-thumb is to assume that a waiter will find you almost as soon as you arrive in an establishment: do not order your drinks at the bar. Prices are almost the same everywhere, so think of paying about €2 for a large half-litre of beer, about €3-5 for a cocktail, and somewhere in between for wine. It’s well worth trying the local brandies, made from plums (slivovitz), grapes(rakiya), walnuts (orahovaca), cherries (visnavaca,) and apricots (kajsija).
Bosnia has a healthy drinking culture, and loud, affable, friendly behaviour is the norm. Particularly since the war, this is a city that has been it, seen it and done it, so there is nothing you can do that has not been done or seen before.