Ljubljana

2017 Best of Nightlife in Ljubljana

For the 7th year in a row, we once again asked Ljubljana’s party-goers, students, beer-drinkers, clubbers, connoisseurs, cigar aficionados and overall sophisticates to vote for their favourite nightspots in Ljubljana for our Best Nightlife poll. The results are now in, and while a full breakdown of the votes can be found on our blog, the winners and runners-up are listed below.

We hope you enjoy exploring these and many other places during your visit, as Ljubljana's nightlife is, like the city itself, full of small, surprising treasures.

Bar: Centralna Postaja
Centralna Postaja, aka ‘central station’, is designed as an all-day hangout with affordable offerings from morning to late, including all-you-can-eat breakfasts and international classics: pastas, pizzas and some of Ljubljana’s best burgers. At night the place turns into a full-on lounge bar, with house DJs often providing the soundtrack.
Runners up: Prulček, Žmauc

Club: Cirkus
Cirkus has lots of themed nights, live DJs and photo albums posted to their Facebook page ( so beware of the man with camera if you don't want your drunk face on social media!). Located just at the edge of the city centre, opposite the old tobacco factory, it's easy walking distance from most central hotels and hostels, and usually attracts a youthful student crowd.
Runners up: K4, Zoo

Pub: Pivnica Union
Union’s pub is a welcome addition to its brewery complex, with all of the storied company’s beers available on tap, including the unfiltered version and various specialties conjured up by the brewing wizards. If you need anything to soak up the alcohol then you’re in luck, as a menu of beer-friendly food is also on offer.
Runners up: Captain's Cabin, Cutty Sark

Live music venue​: Kino Šiška​
Dedicated to promoting contemporary music, theatre, dance and experimental events, Kino Šiška attracts big-name regional and international artists. Check out their English language website for more info.
Runners up: Zoo, Cvetličarna

Alternative nightlife venue​: Gala Hala
As the main concert venue in Metelkova, Gala Hala hosts an eclectic range of performances several times per week, including many well-known acts, while functioning as a club on other nights.
Runners up: Channel Zero, Tiffany


​Nightime entertainment: Museum of Illusions
Enjoy a fun-packed hour or two exploring the museum’s three floors of optical illusions and mind-bending installations. Best enjoyed in groups to see each other transformed.
Runners up: Biljardna Hiša, Kolosej

Nighttime cultural venue: Kinodvor
A small two-screen art-house cinema in the city centre, which presents a diverse selection of international films - there's also a popular bar in the lobby for a pre- or post-film tipple.
Runners up: Cankarjev Dom, SNG Opera & Ballet

​Lounge bar in Ljubljana: Jet Bar
As the name would suggest all things aviation is celebrated at Jet Bar, with the propeller-esque fans a particularly nice touch. Beers, coffees, cocktails and more are on offer, as well as pleasant outdoor seating perfect for the day and plenty of dance space for the nights.
Runners up: Nebotičnik, As Aperitivo

Late night snack: Olimpija Burek
The servings are huge and always hot, with four varieties of pie to choose from: cheese, meat, apple and pizza - the latter being the overwhelming favourite among customers.
Runners up: Nobel Burek, Hot Horse

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