Today, we present our selection of the top 10 bars in Belgrade. This selection includes a range of establishments, from cocktail bars, coffee shops, and French bistros to DJ bars and pubs.
Amelie is a popular Belgrade bar situated next to the Palas hotel and the Museum of Applied Arts. It’s a French bistro-like place. The interior and exterior designs are carefully selected and therefore embellished with vintage details and flowers. In Amelie, you are bound to find mostly the locals from downtown Belgrade. The locals have taken to drinking wine, sangria, beer, cocktails, and often coffee during the day.
Recommendation: Try a glass of Serbian wine
Address: 4 Toplicin Venac St.
This is a secluded cocktail bar in a small street, just a minute away from the Belgrade Fortress. It resembles the American speak-easy concept, as there is no sign at the door that suggests that it is a cocktail bar, only the word “druid” written in lowercase. But when you walk in and descend to the basement you’ll find yourself in an utterly fantastic cocktail bar. The bartenders are professionals who create miracles in your glass. All you have to do is choose the liquor base and the flavor you’d like, and leave the rest to them. When you open the door, with that lower–case inscription, just dash straight into the basement which houses this fantastic cocktail bar. They are exceptional at what they do. We recommend a sour cocktail with whiskey, Porto wine, and white foam. The bar’s not really spacious, so in order to get a table, we suggest that you make a reservation before visiting.
Recommendation: Try a glass of Whisky Sauer with Porto
Address: Cincer Janka 1 St.
Another Belgrade’s standard when it comes to the cocktail offer. We recommend visitors speak with bartenders and discover new pleasant types of cocktails. If you are a cocktail drinker this place will definitely meet your expectations. Our favorite is a spicy cocktail with tabasco sauce.
Recommendation: Try a spicy cocktail
Address: 4 Kralja Milutina St.
This popular French-style bistro is located at the lower end of upper Dorćol in the famous street of Strahinjića Bana at number 52b. The bar tends to be packed with people at all times. Pastis offers a variety of wines and is open for breakfast.
Pastis is quite a trendy place, where people like to feel a little posh. This is also the place where British actor Ralph Fiennes spent a few mornings drinking coffee and reading newspapers while filming Coriolanus.
Recommendation: Try a glass of Prosseco
Address: 52 Strahinjica Bana St.
DIM, a DJ bar, and club is situated in the bar district of Cetinjska St. It’s a twin brother of techno cathedral Drugstore and that’s why the visitors can expect lots of different kinds of electronic music and local and international performers. DIM is located in the former industrial space that used to be a BIP (Belgrade Beer Industry) brewery, which provides a unique industrial appearance and a sense of underground culture.
DIM works every day from 6 pm until 1 am. The music stops at midnight.
Recommendation: Try a glass of Gin & Tonic
Address: 15a Cetinjska St.
BLACK TURTLE PUB
Black Turtle is a chain of pubs in Belgrade. Some believe that the best one is Black Turtle II, which is located in the old and beautiful part of Belgrade Kosančićev Venac, at number 30. This is a quite unique bar in Belgrade where one can enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere while drinking their blueberry or lemon-flavored beers, which are very reasonably priced, one cannot but notice. As one American guy recently said, “Blueberry beer tastes like heaven.” Go for it!!!
Recommendation: Try a glass of Blueberry beer
Address: 30 Kosancicev Venac St.
D59B COFFEE SHOP
D59B coffee shop opened its doors on the famous Kralja Petra Street. This cool and urban spot stands right next to the Disciplina fashion store. As the founders are DJs, the venue also hosts a popular radio show D59B featuring mixes from local, regional, and international DJs and producers, thereby supporting the electronic music scene. On special occasions, guests can catch DJ gigs while enjoying coffee, craft gin and tonics, and hanging out with the local crowd. During the summer, visitors can sit outside.
Recommendation: Try a cup of coffee and attend the Sunday DJ event
Address: 70 Kralja Petra St.
Przionica is one of the coolest coffee shops in town. It’s located in an old workshop or converted warehouse in Dorćol, which gives the place a special ambiance. The furniture is made of wood and steel, and Przionica offers freshly roasted high-quality coffee. Their goal is to take care of all stages of coffee preparation, from raw beans to the perfect cup of espresso, and guests can be part of the whole process, as everything is open and accessible. The coffee shop is non-smoking, and there’s a spot to sit and pose in front of the shop. The music selection is always of high quality, setting the right atmosphere.
Recommendation: Try a cup of latte or cold brew
Locations: Dobračina 59b St.
April Bar is tucked away in one of the oldest streets in Belgrade- Zetska. It’s a tiny and cozy place, reminiscent of a Berlin-style bar, where visitors can catch local DJs and enjoy craft beer, wine, and cocktails. The interior design is lovely, and the atmosphere is warm. A garden is open during the summer.
Recommendation: Try a cocktail
Address: 18a Zetska St.
Prohibicija is located at Karađorđeva street, in a former industrial area of Savamala. From the street, it looks like a window. I just love the interior – a combination of wooden tables with black wrought iron chairs and spider-shaped chandeliers. It appears quite simple and monochrome but is also cool and impressive. The music here is usually electronic. Drinks are of high quality, from good-quality beers to Mojitos. It’s also a nice place to warm up before the real parties start at KC Grad or some other music venues in Savamala.
Address: 36 Karadjordjeva St.
Recommendation: Try some local beer
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