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5 Most Popular Lounge Bars in Ljubljana

 

Lounge bars are perfect for relaxing afternoon drinks with your friends or business partners. Though there are many such places to choose from in Ljubljana, here are 5 which we find to be the most popular.   

AS Aperitivo

AS is not only an amazing restaurant, but also extends to AS Aperitivo, a more relaxed lounge area where guests can enjoy a nice glass of wine, a cocktail or perhaps a light mediterranean dish. The bar hosts DJ performances on the weekends with smooth lounge or house music attracting an easy going crowd and making it a perfect place for mingling and meeting interesting new people. 

The bar inside AS Aperitiv 

Soba 102

A lounge bar and restaurant which transforms into a party place on the weekends. With everything from amazing food, wine and desserts to special off and on party events this bar has a really cool vibe, attracting quite a crowd and making it the perfect place for almost any occasion. 

Sputnik

A great cafe & restaurant during the week and an amazing lounge or sometimes even a party place on the weekends. During the summer you’ll be able to enjoy a zen-like garden resembling a perfect yoga practice spot and when the weather is bad the place still has a nice  interior making it no less fun when it’s cold. Sputnik also hosts events that range from live music performances, house parties to salsa dance parties. The only downside of this bar is that it takes about a 15 minute drive from the city center to get there so you won’t be able to reach it on foot. 

Dvorni Bar

A wine bar with the widest selection of wines by the glass in Slovenia. The place is also a restaurant offering luscious lunches during the day and delicious snacks in the evening. There are tables outside the bar when the weather is warm where you can enjoy an excellent view of the castle, while the separes inside offer a more private atmosphere with large windows still attracting some glances from outside.

Dvorni Bar lounge area 

Playa

Located in the BTC business, shopping & entertainment area it is the go-to place for after-work drinks. A great place to grab a coffee or drink and talk business with your new clients or with your buddies.

This concludes our list of 5 popular lounge bars in Ljubljana. We hope you’re able to find one that suits your needs and have a great time in our beautiful city no matter which of the bars you decide to visit.

7 Clubs You have to visit while in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a great place for parties. The town has a booming nightlife and is home to an astounding number of clubs given it’s small size. One of the best things about Ljubljana is that since it is so small you are able to visit most of the clubs on foot, saving yourself tons of money on transport. Here are some of the clubs you absolutely have to visit when you’re in town.

CIRKUS CLUB

Cirkus club has a unique, crazy atmosphere, an excellent selection of music, one of the best sound systems in town and always a fantastic vibe. It’s one of the biggest clubs in Ljubljana, regularly filled up with people whose mission is to party and they like to party hard! There is a big balcony above the main floor, which you can access only with a VIP pass and if by chance you see a clown or a midget on the floor, it’s not necessarily because you’re drunk. The club is popular with both students as well as a more mature audience and as for the music, Circus offers everything from hip hop and r&b to all sorts of electronic music with occasional 70’s, 80’s and 90’s style events. 

View of Cirkus Klub Stage and Floor

TOP SIX CLUB

As you might have guessed by the name this club is located on the 6th floor and offers an awesome view of the city. It’s positioned directly in the center of the town and has been the heart of Ljubljana’s nightlife for quite some time. Lately the club is also attracting a younger audience, especially during the week, which makes it the perfect place if you’re looking for a diverse crowd where you can meet all sorts of interesting people. There’s also a fancy area accessible only with a VIP pass where you can find a more exclusive type of crowd. On most days you’ll be able to hear mainstream electronic dance music mixed with funky Balkan beats, however the club is also known to host Slovenian, Ex-Yu and other artist from across the globe, so don’t expect a shortage of live music there as well.

SHOOTERS CLUB

You've probably heard of Hooters, one of the most masculine bars around nowadays – and here its is, Ljubljana's very own version called Shooters! It's a great pre-party place with female-only bartenders and commercial music ranging from electro to house and RNB. Shooters opened just a while back and instantly became one of the most popular clubs in Ljubljana which is no surprise since it’s a very cool place with great interior, good prices and quality music. A nice addition to the club is also karaoke which they are hosting on regular basis. They’re open Tuesday to Saturday so if you’re looking for a party during the week, they’re definitely worth checking out. 

A party in Shooters Club

PARLAMENT PUB

Not only is this the most popular pre-party location in Ljubljana it’s also a great place if you’re looking for inexpensive drinks and parties until the wee hours. The pub is known for it’s international get-togethers and is always full of students, both local and those coming from all over the world. This makes it a great place to meet new people, especially if you run into the Pub Crawl Ljubljana who are regularly visiting the pub. It’s safe to say that while in Ljubljana, you haven’t experienced the students nightlife properly until you’ve tried partying in the Parlament Pub with the locals.

CVETLIČARNA

Considered to be one of the biggest clubs in Ljubljana, Cvetličarna offers a variety of different events. It’s always striving to promote quality music and prominent artists, making it a popular place for parties and concerts alike. Cvetličarna has been a nightclub and an event venue since 2003, growing together with their highly devoted audience, which is mainly due to their excellent understanding of their visitor’s specific needs and desires. The place is known for their top-notch sound system and wonderful light shows, which together create a magical atmosphere throughout the dance floor. 

A party in Cvetličarna

KLUB K4

A very special spot for anyone who is looking for something different than what other clubs have to offer. K4 is an integral part of our local urban culture, not only fueling Ljubljana’s but also the entire Slovenian nightlife. The main goal of this club is always to present new electronic sounds to the public before they become mainstream. K4 may not be the biggest club in the city but it definitely makes up for it’s size with it’s uniquely designed dance floors and artist lineups, always striving to provide the maximum quality of music for their ever so loyal visitors.

CENTRALNA POSTAJA

A unique place in Ljubljana’s town center with an incredibly cool interior design giving you a totally laid-back vibe. Though mostly a pre-party place it can turn into a club, offering awesome parties until 3 am. They also serve luscious and reasonably priced finger food after hours, making the place more and more popular with both locals and tourists. Another cool thing about Centralna Postaja is they have a spacious indoor smoking area making it possible for smokers to keep enjoying their drinks and listening to all the fine music without ever having to leave the club. 

The bar at Centralna Postaja 

That’s it for our list of popular clubs in Ljubljana. As you can see there’s definitely no shortage of parties here, and there are many places where you can go clubbing. If you’re not into visiting the clubs on your own though, it can be much more fun to join a Pub Crawl. You’ll start by going into some of the best bars in town, and after that, the final stop of each Pub Crawl is at least one of the aforementioned clubs. For more info about Pub Crawl in Ljubljana click here>

7 Need-to-know facts for an awesome night of partying in Ljubljana


1. When do Slovenian people usually go out partying?

Slovenians usually meet at about 9pm - 10pm and pre-drink/pre-party either at a bar, at home or out in public places. They head to the clubs at about 1am - 2am.

2. Do I need my ID?


Yes, you most definitely do! You’ll need it to get into the clubs, certain bars and especially if you get a check-up from the police.

3. How late can we still buy alcohol in supermarkets?


If you intend to pre-drink, make sure you buy alcohol before 9pm, since you won’t able to do so after, because it’s prohibited by the law. But no worries, you can still get alcohol in the bars, as long as they’re open!

4. Can we pre-drink in public places?


Well… kind of! It’s not exactly “legal” to do so, but HEY, a lot of people do it, especially students:). So if you’re not causing any trouble, are generally nice and make sure you take the empty bottles to the trash & recycle, it should be fine!:)

5. How long are the bars & clubs open?


The bars are usually open till midnight or 1am, meanwhile clubs are usually open till 4am - 5am.

6. Where’s the afterparty, bro?


To be honest, there are no epic after parties that you guys would really like, unless you get lucky and get invited to some local’s after-party or make your own. Most of the parties end and most of the clubs close after 5am. However, you can check the facebook page of the F-club if there’s something going on there that night, if not just head on home. SERIOUSLY BRO! It’s 5am, go to bed already! If you still wanna party hard the next day, join our pub crawl and we guarantee you that you will love it and pass out before that time!;)

7. Where can we get some food after the party?


If you’re leaving Parlament Pub ---> go to Surf’n’fries or FRKS
If you’re leaving Cirkus Club ---> go to Pekarna & Slaščičarna Center (The bakery right across the street) or Tramvaj (The red tramcar, also right across the street)
If you’re leaving Top Six Club ---> Go to FRKS (on the Congress square) or go to Nobel Burek (on Miklošičeva cesta)

Here are some of the other places that are still open after you are done partying:
- Fast Food Pub Pod Skalco
- Olimpija
- Slast

 

New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana

So you either live in Ljubljana or you’re planning to visit and you decided to spend the New Year’s Eve in our beautiful capital. Spending New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana can be an amazing experience, but only if you know where to go and what to do. Here are our 4 favourite ways to spend NYE in Ljubljana that will surely make it the most exciting night of the year! 

1. NYE Pub Crawl

One of the most fun and exciting ways to meet people from all over the world on NYE is to attend the pub craw. Every new year’s several dozen people attend the Pub Crawl and It’s a great thing to do if you’re in Ljubljana with your friends and want to meet new people or even if you’re just traveling by yourself. Pub Crawl Ljubljana will take you to Ljubljana’s most popular bars and clubs during your last night of the year. You will be accompanied by fellow pub crawlers and party guides that will make sure you have a blast. There is shots, champagne and entrance fee to one of the best clubs in Ljubljana included!
To learn more visit: https://partyinljubljana.com/new-year

2. Celebrate your NYE on one of the main squares in Ljubljana

It’s a tradition in Ljubljana for people to go out on the streets, squares, parks and other public places to celebrate with their friends or family. The main squares and streets in the old town are full of stalls, where people can buy food and drinks while they listen to the concert. At midnight fireworks fire from the castle, that are best seen from either of the city squares or tall buildings. After midnight the celebration continues long into the night in Ljubljana’s finest clubs. NYE celebration will take place on the following main squares in Ljubljana:
Kongresni trg
Trg francoske revolucije
Mestni trg
Pogačarjev trg

3. Clubbing or VIP night with your friends

Celebrate your New Year’s Eve in one of the best clubs in Ljubljana. If you feel like making your night extra memorable, consider upgrading to VIP or reserving a table in the VIP area. There’s spirits already included and it’s a great place to be especially for NYE when the clubs get really crowded. Your designated hostess service will provide you with drinks, snacks & champagne.
To learn more visit: http://www.partyinljubljana.com/new-year

4. Hire a private VIP Party Guide

Your awesome friend that knows the city as his own pockets, takes you out on a NYE VIP party night. Your guide will introduce you to other people and take you to the coolest places you have to visit on NYE. Everything from dinner reservations to bottle service will be taken care of, so you can enjoy and have an unforgettable New Year's Eve.
To learn more visit: http://www.partyinljubljana.com/new-year

Testimonials

What are they saying about us on TripAdvisor...

Amazing Pub Crawl and Excellent City Tour! Party Guide and his team were great from start to finish.... He met us at our hotel and gave us a day / night to remember (although some details are still a bit sketchy thanks to his free home brew that he gave on before we hit the first bar). Can't recommend this tour / pub crawl highly enough... Read the whole review here >Sac, USA

If you want to have the best night of your life and do it in style, get in touch with Jani! Jani timed everything perfectly and was getting involved with the group when necessary, otherwise he let us get on with it. I really could not have asked for more - beautiful country, epic nights, wonderful people and Jani made it all happen. Cannot recommend him or the city enough! Read the whole review here >Jamie, London

We booked Pub Crawl together with 14 of my Erasmus classmates from Vienna, when we visited Ljubljana. One of them said after the greatest night ever, that you only Ljubljana once (YOLO) and you should definetly do the pub crawl when you are in Ljubljana, because you will never forget it. Our guide Matej was the best, took us to all of the best bars and clubs and brought us free drinks in every place. I definitely recommend Party in Ljubljana, because of the great guides, places, people and the experience you will never forget.:) Read the whole review here >Kaja, Vienna

We decided to book a guided tour of Ljubljana nightlife with Ana. It turned out to be an excellent decision. Ana was a wonderful host - friendly, warm and welcoming form the start. She took us to a couple of lively and trendy bars before taking us out to one of the main clubs in town. Wherever we went she went out of her way to introduce us to new friends and make sure we were having fun. I would definitely recommend... Read the whole review here >Ali, London

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