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Ljubljana Nightlife

Ljubljana's large student population fuels an eclectic and buzzing nightlife scene. In summer, tables spill out onto the banks of the Ljubljanica River, while the locals tend to cosy up indoors during winter. Throughout the year, Ljubljana bustles with the arts, ranging from small-scale street theatre right through to grand opera performances.

Bars in Ljubljana

Cutty Sark Pub

The Cutty Sark Pub is a bustling British-style bar and a firm favourite of expats and locals wanting to meet foreigners. They have a decent range of British and Irish beers on tap, as well as some Slovenian brews. For the peckish, they also cook up tasty pizzas. This is a good place to catch live football matches too.

Address: , Knafljev prehod 1, Ljubljana, 1000
Telephone: +386 5168 6209


This cool bar and café wouldn't look out of place in Berlin or London. Old books and playful lighting make up the setting, with bikes and skateboards hanging from the brick walls like art. TOZD serves a wide selection of craft beer, hot drinks and excellent wine.

Address: , Gallusovo nabrežje 27, Ljubljana , 1000
Telephone: +386 40727 362

Clubs in Ljubljana

Dvorni Bar

Favoured by an affluent but laid-back crowd, by evening the Dvorni serves as a classy wine bar; offering a selection of fine vintages. However, Dvorni gets more raucous late on the weekends, when the music ramps up and the place fills with people. There’s a wide selection of Slovene liquors, a huge wine list and comfortable sofas to recline on.

Address: , Dvorni trg 2, Ljubljana, 1000
Telephone: +386 1251 1257

Klub Cirkus

A first choice for party animals looking for a night of contemporary house and pop hits, this heaving club is a fun and colourful way to dance the night away. Offering an array of affordable international beers and cocktails, the young population of Ljubljana will often descend en mass. The venue also offers live music and screen showing sporting events.

Address: , Trg mladinskih delovnih brigad 7, Ljubljana, 1000
Telephone: +386 4177 7747

Klub K4

If you’re a fan of alternative music, Klub K4 will be right up your alley. Being a birthplace for the region’s techno scene, K4 is proud to break every rule when it comes to music – a motto they’ve followed for around 30 years. It’s hot, it’s sweaty, it has a great atmosphere and, if you are lucky, you might catch the sunrise on your way out.

Address: , Kersnikova ulica 4, Ljubljana, 1000
Telephone: +386 3142 4111

Metelkova Mesto

Metelkova Mesto is an autonomous alternative creative hub housed in an old Yugoslav military base on the fringes of the city centre – and the fringes of Ljubljana society. A left-of-centre collage of cultures and free-living lifestyles, Metelkova hosts many exhibitions and gigs, which tend to be as challenging and varied as the people who hang out in this squat-cum-nightlife hub.

Address: , Metelkova ulica 10, Ljubljana, 1000

Top Six Club

Zoom up six floors in a glass elevator and be amazed by the views that await. Heralded as one of the best-located clubs in Ljubljana, Top Six offers epic views over the city skyline. Clubbers can dine first, but don’t expect that to win you a coveted place in the VIP section. Sip classic cocktails and spirits while bopping to a popular house and R&B soundtrack. When the music lulls, head out onto the roof terrace and take in the spectacular views over the city.

Address: , Tomšičeva ulica 2, Ljubljana, 1000
Telephone: +386 4066 8844

Live music in Ljubljana

Jazz Club Gajo

Celebrated Slovenian jazz musician Drago Gajo set up this long-standing and excellent jazz club. Today, it has a global reputation and hosts both Slovenian and international jazz acts. Monday is a fun night to visit when they host jam sessions and open mic performances.

Address: , Slovenska cesta 58 , Ljubljana, 1000
Telephone: +386 3133 7525

Križanke Theatre

Designed by seminal Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, this open-air venue is a joy throughout the summer months. Serving as the hub for the Ljubljana Summer Festival, it is one of the city’s most engaging attractions. Enjoy a concert or play here while taking in the architectural sumptuousness.

Address: , Trg francoske revolucije 1, Ljubljana, 1000
Telephone: +386 1 241 60 00.


This legendary wild and fun party place bashes out some great concerts. A beloved venue of locals and visiting rock fans alike, the drinking here is hard and the rock music is harder. Strong spirits are the booze of choice. The generous happy hours (often until 2300) help get the party started.

Address: , Grablovičeva 1, Ljubljana, 1000
Telephone: +386 1232 1674

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City Hotel

This three-star property is centrally located with views of the capital’s castle. Transformed by a massive renovation programme a few years ago, City Hotel has extra rooms, restaurants and conference facilities. Neat features include free bikes and free internet access, while the staff are also happy to book local tours. The on-site restaurant offers good-value lunches and dinners, as well as tasty breakfast spreads.

Celica Hostel

Fancy a night in a cell? This large property was once a military prison, but has been transformed into Ljubljana’s coolest lodging, located in the squatters’-paradise-turned-creative-hub that is the Metelkova district. The cells themselves have been converted into small but chic rooms with the help of local and international artists. Don’t miss the great light-filled bar-restaurant. There’s also a museum in the basement detailing the youth hostel’s history.

Hotel Cubo

Perhaps the sleekest hotel in Ljubljana, Hotel Cubo resides on one of the main thoroughfares leading to the city centre. The property claims to be “in the heart of the cultural, scientific and political Slovenia”. While there’s a definite air of sophistication about the place, the staff are friendly and unpretentious. There are 26 spacious rooms, with the furnishings and style boasting modernist touches.

Hotel Park

Offering affordable accommodation just on the edge of the city centre, this refurbished hotel might not win any awards for its tower block design, but it has clean, functional rooms with a touch of style. Free Wi-Fi in the 200 bedrooms and lobby comes in handy. Rooms are not large, but there are family rooms and junior suites for those seeking more space.

Hotel Emonec

The location of this bed and breakfast could not be any better, as this budget hotel is tucked just off the lively Prešeren Square in the city centre. The rooms are basic, but perfectly clean and comfortable. Little extras include bike hire, notebook hire, free Wi-Fi access and the slightly surreal massage chair, the latter available for 15-minute intervals.


Much more than the ‘bed and breakfast’ it markets itself as, this cosy abode is housed above one of the city’s most famous cafés. Guests can enjoy excellent breakfasts there, as it’s part of the same business. Rooms are calm and comfortable, sporting creams and browns for a tasteful ambience. This is a good option for those looking for a conveniently located, cheap hotel in Ljubljana.