Adnan: During the week: Pivana, Dežman Bar on Mondays and Tuesdays, Tesla Power House and Basta on Wednesdays, Mojo bar and Melin on Thursdays. On the weekends: Warm up at Tesla Power House, Peper - after warm up. Johann Franck or Opera, particularly when there’s RnB Confusion at those clubs, but they are generally excellent places for going out. Katran - when there’s a special program or performance.
ZIYP: According to you, where’s the best place in Zagreb to relax?
Adnan: Swanky Monkey Garden on Sundays when the weather’s nice and when there’s the Blok Blok courtyard hip-hop BBQ going on. An afternoon chill-session with good music, good people, burgers and beer. There are always cool DJs spinning, but always to kick-start the Sunday hangout is the legendary Croatian rapper, Bizzo Bodega. An evening of live jazz at Melin while drinking a nice glass of wine is also a good vibe.
ZIYP: What’s the best way to get to know the city and meet people?
Adnan: Begin at one of the city’s legendary urban bars; like, RockStarr, Alcatraz, PIF or Swanky. People are usually open-minded and you’re likely to meet lots of cool people in one night who’ll take you out with them or recommend good places to go.
ZIYP: According to you, where’s the best place to listen to the local music scene (bands, DJ’s, solo artists)?
Adnan: Sax!, Kset, and Tvornica when they have concerts announced in advance. At bars like Mojo, Buzz or Tesla Power House during the week you can get to know small up-and-coming bands that hone their craft on the small stage.
ZIYP: Where’s the best place to eat after a night out?
Adnan: Kremenko Grill on Savska street before the turnaround, for sure! They have really high quality meat grilled on wood charcoal.