Goran: My favourite place to go during the week is for sure Funk Club on Tkalčićeva. There, in the middle of the week you can hear very interesting and respected names in the local (underground) electronic scene. Synergy DJs, good music, the people and the ambiance create such an indescribable atmosphere that it’s simply not possible to be unimpressed. That being said, I’d also mention a new place in town, and that’s Toster at Petrinjska street. Besides being able to hear excellent electronic music supported by the UES Magazine team and serving the respected members of the local scene, they offer programs with specific bands as well as classic RnB and Hip-Hop sounds. The place has a relaxed atmosphere decorated in a retro street art style. And as the name Toster suggests, inside you can enjoy some tastily prepared toasted sandwiches at good prices. My favourite places for a night out on the weekend, I’d have to single out Sirup, Masters, Boogaloo and Das Haus. Basically they’re underground venues that cultivate underground-style electronic music. Most of the very best ensembles from the local scene organize their own electronic music events, along with various artists and world-famous names, at these venues. Each one of these clubs offers something unique and special that everyone should experience for themselves in person!
ZIYP: According to you, where’s the best place in Zagreb to relax?
Goran: For me the best places to relax in Zagreb are those connected to culture or surrounded by nature; such as, Zrinjevac, Gornji grad, Maksimir, Jarun, Bundek. When most of your time during the week and even the weekends is spent inside bars and clubs listening to good music, a strong and indescribable wish to relax in nature, on a bench or in a field, develops inside you. We should be lucky that Zagreb has such places.
ZIYP: What’s the best way to get to know the city and meet people?
Goran: The best way to get to know the city and meet people is if you spend time with the people who live life in this city to the fullest. And by that I mean the various groups and people who offer the kinds of experiences to get to know the city; such as, Đir po Zagrebu or via private arrangements. In a relaxed and informal way, those groups will conjure up the best that this wonderful city has to offer; whether it be interesting places to go out, cultural places, hidden corners in the centre of the city, or even just a place on a park bench. If you need help you can call us at UES Magazine and we’ll be glad to direct you or connect you to different people.
ZIYP: According to you, where’s the best place to listen to the local music scene (bands, DJ’s, solo artists)?
Goran: Part of my answer to this question you can find in the answer to the first question you asked me; the second part I’ll tell you now. The places that offer chances to listen to the local music scene (bands, DJs, solo artists), along with the places I’ve already mentioned, would definitely be: Vintage Industrial Bar, Tvornica Kulture, Melin Cafe on Tkalčićeva, Vinyl Bar and Močvara. That’s all I can remember at the moment, so I apologize if I’ve left out some other interesting places.
ZIYP: Where’s the best place to eat after a night out?
Goran: Zagreb has a few really good places to eat after a night out, depending on which part of the city you find yourself in. The place that I prefer is actually really close to where I live, since that’s always where I end up, and it’s open 24 hours a day. And that is the Dubravica bakery at the main bus station. The ladies that work there are always smiling and having fun, there’s lots of food to choose from, but the freshly baked burek and pizza are my favourite. I’d like to send a quick shout-out to the pizza chef!