Best of Ljubljana Winners 2023

06 Nov 2023
Wow, and just like that it’s over, but what a fabulous few months it’s been seeing our readers come out in full force to support their favourite cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs, shopping, cultural venues, and experiences! Our 12th annual Best of Ljubljana competition has been our strongest yet, with over 100,000 voters over the six main categories, along with some very happy winners. Congratulations to all of our finalists and overall winners, and thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and for supporting so many local businesses.

Our presentation event was another huge success, big thanks to Mladinskega gledališča for their perfect hosting, where our winners were presented with their awards. We streamed the whole evening on Facebook Live, and we hope that those of you watching from home enjoyed it as much as we did, (the event is still available to watch online). The celebrations continued into the night at Publika Bar, leaving us with big smiles (and rather fuzzy heads) this morning.

This year’s voting was split into six categories, with between five and nine sub-categories, giving us a whopping total of well over 450 local businesses for you to support. And show your support, you did! Click here for the full list of finalists.

So, without further ado, we now proudly present to you the winners for Best of Ljubljana 2023, drum roll please…

Best of Ljubljana Culture:
- Best Museum - WINNER: City Museum Ljubljana
- Best Gallery - WINNER: Cukrarna Gallery
- Best Annual Event - WINNERAna Desetnica
- Best Theatre or Performing Arts - WINNER: Kino Šiška
- Best Plečnik site - WINNER: Plečnik House
Best of Ljubljana Culture
Organizator Niko Slavnič and Ana Desetnica

Best of Ljubljana Cafes:
- Best Cafe - WINNERČopomana
- Best ice cream - WINNER: VIGÒ
- Best Desserts - WINNER: Čopomana
- Best Specialty coffee places - WINNER: STOW
- Best cafe terraces - WINNER: Vrt Lili Novy

Best of Ljubljana Restaurants:
- Best Slovenian Restaurant in Ljubljana - WINNER: Ošterija Pr' Noni
- Best World Cuisine Restaurant in Ljubljana - WINNER: Cantina Mexicana
- Best Business Lunch Restaurant in Ljubljana - WINNER: Cubo
- Best Pizza in Ljubljana old town - WINNER: Pop's Place Pizza
- Best Pizza in Ljubljana city & Around Ljubljana - WINNER: Verace
- Best Burgers in Ljubljana - WINNER: Hood Burger
- Best Vegan or Vegetarian restaurants - JOINT WINNERS: Barbarella Juicebar & Barbarella BTC Bistro
- Best Asian Restaurant in Ljubljana - WINNER: Sushimama
- Best Street food in Ljubljana - WINNER: Burek Olimpija
- Best Balkan restaurant in Ljubljana - WINNER: Gostilna Čad
- Best Gostilna around Ljubljana - WINNER: Gostilna Pr Kopač
- Best Chef in Ljubljana - WINNER: Igor Jagodic - Strelec
- Best Gluten Free Restaurant: Dežela Okusov
- Oldest Pizzeria in East Europe: Parma
Best of Ljubljana Restaurants
A special award was preseted to Parma, the Oldest Pizzeria in Europe

Best of Ljubljana Experiences:
- Best Outdoor Activity in Ljubljana - WINNER: Zoo Ljubljana
- Best Indoor Fun in Ljubljana - WINNER: Bankarium Slovenian Banking Museum
- Best SPA & Massage - WINNER: Club Victoria
- Best Tours & Experiences - WINNER: Ljubljana Castle Tour
- Best of Ljubljanica River Experience - WINNER: Ladjica Barjanka
- Best Trips in Ljubljana Region - WINNER: Velika Planina
- Best Artisan Handicraft Experiences (by Visit Ljubljana) - WINNER: Print your own poster in an old print shop
- Best Attraction in Ljubljana - WINNER: Odprta Kuhna/Open kitchen
Best of Ljubljana Experiences

Best of Ljubljana Shopping:
Fashion Boutiques - WINNER: IKONA Ljubljana
Shopping Centres - WINNER: Aleja
Concept & Gift Stores - WINNER: 1001 dar
Home & Design Stores - WINNER: Rogaška Crystal
Culinary Shops - WINNER: Piranske Soline
Accessories & Jewellery Stores - WINNER: Malalan
Branded stores - WINNER: Max Mara
Second Hand & Vintage Stores - JOINT WINNERS: Humana + 2nd Chance
Real Estate - JOINT WINNERS: Ljubljanske nepremičnine + Stoja Trade
Best of Shopping

Best of Ljubljana Nightlife:
-  Best Bar in Ljubljana - WINNER: Captain's Cabin
- Best Pub in Ljubljana - WINNER: Cutty Sark
- Best Lounge Bar in Ljubljana - WINNER: Kolibri Cocktail Bar
- Best Wine Bar in Ljubljana - JOINT WINNERS: Dvorni Bar + Šuklje Wine Bar
- Best Live Music Venue in Ljubljana - WINNER: Kino Šiška
- Best Club in Ljubljana - WINNER: Klub K4
- Best Metelkova City Nightlife - WINNER: Gala Hala
- Best Hotel Bar in Ljubljana - WINNER:  Hotel Union Kavarna
- Best Late Night Fun in Ljubljana - WINNER: Biljardna Hiša Ljubljana
Glam Squad Burlesque
International group APA - Anamarija Hribernik, Pablo, Ariel and Pavel

A final congratulations to all the finalists and winners in this year's competition! We hope your favourites were crowned, and if not, we hope that you will be checking out all the other wonderful shops, bars, clubs, restaurants, and businesses in and around the beautiful city of Ljubljana.

Thank you once again to all our readers and voters, we couldn't do it without you!



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