Belgrade is a city gripped by party fever! Whether you’re a fan of dancing or want to experience the authentic local culture and grab a beer or cocktail in a cozy atmosphere, Belgrade’s got something for everyone.
Here, we present you a list of kafanas, bars, and clubs that ensure you good fun, memorable moments and much more. So, get ready for positive energy, lots of fun, great music, and dancing from dusk ’til dawn.
Pro Tip: If you’re going out late at night, we recommend downloading the local version of Uber, Cargo! You’ll get home safely and affordably without the hassle of Belgrade taxi drivers, who can sometimes scam drunk tourists.
The Best of Belgrade Nightlife
The kafana is the center of cultural, economic, social and political life, a place of fun and amusement, a place full of passion and love.
So, if you want to see and taste true Serbian atmosphere you have to explore a kafana – a distinctive type of local bistro where you can enjoy live music performances and a warm atmosphere.
The first kafana was opened in the 19th century in Dorćol, the popular bohemian part of town. If you want to see true colors of Serbs, you have to go to a kafana with them. Here we present you the best Belgrade kafanas!
This is the modern type of traditional kafana. Located in the heart of Vračar neighborhood, the kafana Ona Moja is a popular place where famous Serbian stars often make appearances.
The interior of the tavern is typically bohemian with checkered table tops, comfortable wooden furniture, lots of spectacular details and live music. This unique tavern full of life is the right place for everyone who wants to celebrate life.
Address: Vojvode Šupljikca 31a, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Pukni Zoro (Break Down)
This kafana bears the name of a popular song from the famous Serbian movie Montevideo and it has its unique spirit.
With vibrant colors, lively atmosphere and various range of drinks, Pukni Zoro is just what you want for your party. Decorating the wall, you will find lyrics of the popular song Pukni zoro; you will also undoutedbly hear this song during your time exploring Belgrade nightlife, since it is an indispensable part of it!
Address: Masarikov Trg 10, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Druga Kuća (Second Home)
You can hear that lot of Serbian people call kafana their second home…that’s why this place is called Druga Kuća, which is Serbian for Second Home.
Located in the heart of the city, this place will seduce you with its warm atmosphere, cozy interio,r and lively music. After one night in this place, you will understand why they call it ‘second home!’
Address: Nušićeva 27, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Gradska Kafana (City Tavern)
Situated near the famous Hyatt Hotel in New Belgrade, this place is a true gem. Gradska Kafana is a traditional tavern where you can taste well-known Serbian hospitality and enjoy a unique and friendly atmosphere.
This is the kind of place where you can enjoy and celebrate every little moment of your life – from birthdays, anniversaries to business parties and everyday enjoyments.
Address: Vladimira Popovića bb, Hotel Hyatt, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
If you want to experience a true Serbian atmosphere, Tarapana is the perfect place for you. Tarapana is the perfect fusion of traditional kafana and an urban club.
Located in downtown Belgrade, this legendary place is full of unique charm. Friendly atmosphere, spacious ambiance, and modern music will make your day. In addition, here you can see popular local performers.
Address: Kneza Miloša 9, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
At first glance, clubs in Belgrade are the same as anywhere else in the world.
There is one “small” difference, while foreign clubs have a dance floor, in Belgrade we dance wherever we want, everything is a dance floor for us! Keep in mind that you often need to make a reservation in advance at popular clubs.
There are various clubs in Belgrade: splavs (boat clubs) – a modern rafts where you can party all night long, mainstream clubs, and underground clubs.
Belgrade lies at the confluence of two rivers – the Danube and the Sava, meaning it offers a wide range of different splavs that will seduce you with its sparkling spirit. Embark on an unforgettable journey and party until dawn in a splav, a uniquely Belgrade nightlife option!
Situated in the famous Beton Hala, with a magical view of the Sava River, Ušće and New Belgrade, this modern club/restaurant is alluring.
Komitet is a magical combination of an urban space spiced up with some edgy notes. Here you can indulge yourself with hearty dishes, a warm atmosphere, and live music.
Address: Karađorđeva 2-4, Beton Hala, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
At the same location, you will find the Bank – first true R&B club in Belgrade.
This spacious club with high tables and beautiful people will make you feel like you are at some crazy party in Ibiza!
If you want summer version of this club, head to Money Club, which is the first summer R&B Club with an amazing vibe. Money Club is a new hit in town!
Address: The Bank: Karađotđeva 2-4, Beton Hala, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Address: Money Club: Bulevar Vojvode Mišića bb, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, Freestyler is here for you in every season.
This club is the oldest splav located on the bank of the Sava and it has a long and good reputation… that’s why Freestyler created a new place just for the winter season.
Freestyler Winter Stage is located in downtown, just below Kalemegdan Fortress. The rooftop of the famous Beton Hala is home to this popular party club.
Whether you are in summer or winter Freestyler, this club guarantees you an unforgettable time!
Address: Summer Freestyler: Ušće bb. 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Address: Winter Freestyler: Bulevar Vojvode Bojovića 30, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Hot Mess Club
This summer club is the only club in Belgrade with a swimming pool! It means you can start your party at any time of day with drinks by the pool.
Located on the bank of the Sava, it offers you a stunning view of Kalemegdan Fortress. A varied range of drinks, a magical view, good music and a swimming pool… what else you can ask for?
Address: Ušće bb, 11 000 Belgrade
Shake ‘n’ Shake
Just a stone’s throw from Hot Mess, you will find a modern and elegant splav with wooden elements and party atmosphere.
Shake ‘n’ Shake is a modern party boat with a mix of everything – beautiful view, nightlife with rich musical content, and in addition here you can have the best party — whether it’s a special event like a bachelor party or just an everyday kind of party.
If you want to shake, shake, shake, shake it off…come to Shake ‘n’ Shake!
Address: Ušće bb, 11 000 Belgrade
KC Grad (Cultural Center City)
KC Grad is a multi-purpose cultural center settled in an old warehouse in the heart of Savamala, the trendiest part of Belgrade.
This EU project stages everything from art shows, concerts, workshops to debate panels. Almost every weekend this artistic place turns into a club and offers a great atmosphere, varied range of drinks and cool music. Come and explore a new way of partying!
Address: Braća Krsmanović 4, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Brankow is a modern, urban and sophisticated place where all Serbian celebrities love to be. This popular venue is located under the Branko’s bridge, after which it was named.
The interior is unique, urban and edgy with lots of wood, leather, glass and concrete elements. It’s a perfect fusion of Berlin and New York chic.
Address: Crnogorska 12, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Sett in an old gunpowder storage unit from the 17th century, Barutana is an popular outdoor club.
Its stunning location in Kalemegdan fortress, excellent performances, vibrant atmosphere, and interesting ambience makes this place warm, dynamic, and full of life – a must-visit part of Belgrade nightlife.
Address: Kalemegdan donji grad bb, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
This true gem is tucked away between the famous Slavia and the beautiful Kalemegdan Fortress. Kasina is in some way a symbol of Belgrade nightlife.
With its rich history, good reputation, and excellent atmosphere, it is one venue you have to visit!
Address: Terazije 25, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
If you want to chill with your friends and just grab a glass of beer or cocktail in a cozy atmosphere, you can find a couple of different bars around the city.
From casual bars, pubs to lounge and cocktail bars in Belgrade, the choice is yours. When you taste Belgrade nightlife, you will feel like you are in Berlin: that’s how many options there are!
Set in the trendiest part of Belgrade, Savamala, this place is a true gem. Ben Akiba is a quaint little venue full of unique charm. It’s a great meeting place where you can enjoy performances by some of the greatest stand-up comedians, live music, and house-exclusive cocktails.
On the ground floor there is a comedy club and bar and there is an art gallery on the first floor. The interior is unique, housing remarkable objects – from various needlepoint to lavish chandeliers, mirrors, and wooden elements for a beautiful atmosphere.
Address: Braća Krsmanović 8, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Just a few strides from Ben Akiba Bar you will find something slightly different.
Transit is not just a bar, it is also a fine dining restaurant with a beautiful summer garden where you can relax and grab a cup of coffee.
With its unique design, diverse offerings, and warm atmosphere, Transit Bar is the perfect place for anyone who wants to chill and enjoy with friends.
Address: Braća Krsmanović 8, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Konzulat (The Consulate)
Nestled in the heart of the city, Konzulat is a mix and match of everything – urban, modern, vintage, artistic, sweet, savory…
Here in modern interior, among wooden tables, vibrant sofas, and charming elements, visitors can taste a large number of original hookah flavors and cocktails.
Address: Karađorđeva 57, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Samo Pivo (Just Beer)
If you are true lover of beer, this is a perfect place for you. As the name says Samo Pivo serves just beer and nothing else!
Here you can taste almost every type of this bitter, bubbly beverage – from ale to lager, from malt to stout. With its simple interior, good atmosphere, and refreshing drinks, Sampo Pivo will make you feel like you have stepped into an English pub, right in Belgrade’s center!
Address: Balkanska 13, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
This little oasis is tucked away between the famous Belgrade Fortress and the central town square – Republic Square. As soon as you step in you will notice an impressive 13 meters long bar!
The interior is charming with lots of greenery, plus black and white pianos. Here you can relax, enjoy a few drinks, and prepare yourself for a crazy night out at Belgrade’s clubs!
Address: Uskočko Sokače bb, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
5 Things You Shouldn’t Forget to Pack For Serbia
We have a full Serbia packing list, but in case you just want the quick version, here are a few essentials you shouldn’t forget to pack!
A good guidebook: While travel blogs are great, we still think a good guidebook is always handy. Lonely Planet Western Balkans is the main guidebook we recommend for Serbia, as it covers the country well plus others in the region.
Pacsafe Citysafe or Other Anti-Theft Bag: This is the bag both Stephanie and I use. It has a pouch with RFID technology so our credit cards can’t get scanned from afar, interlocking zippers to make it harder to pickpocket, and it’s roomy enough to be a perfect sightseeing day bag. If you’d rather bring something smaller, you can pack a money belt instead.
We feel quite safe in Belgrade, which is not overly touristic and full of pickpockets, but we wear it and suggest it all the same.
Unlocked Cell Phone: Stephanie and I both have unlocked cell phones that we bought in Europe (She uses a Samsung and I use an iPhone). This allows up to get sim cards when we travel so that we always have the internet. We wrote a guide to picking up SIM cards in Serbia, as it’s really quite simple!
Being able to pick up a Serbian SIM card is a great way to stay in touch while on the road. If you don’t have an unlocked cell phone that can use a Serbian SIM card, you can buy a cheaper unlocked phone online and bring it with you!
Travel Insurance: We recommend it for everywhere we go! We suggest World Nomads and go into more detail about why at the end of the post.
Where to Stay in Belgrade
Here are our top recommendations for where to stay in Belgrade. Generally, budget means hostel beds for around $10 a night and singles/doubles for around $30, mid-range is from about $40-100 per night, and luxury will cost over $100 per night.
Budget: If you want a cozy feeling hostel, Hostel Home Sweet Home in the Savamala neighborhood of Belgrade is a fantastic choice. Its central location close to Knez Mihailova Street and other Belgrade must-sees makes staying here ultra-convenient. It’s sunny and open, with options for dorm rooms as well as affordable single and double rooms for travelers who want a little more privacy without paying a fortune. It’s one of the best-rated options in town, so we recommend you check out availability and book in advance here.
Mid-Range: If you want a more traditional accommodation option, we recommend the affordable four-star Zepter Hotel on Terazije, one of our favorite streets in all of Belgrade. It has all the amenities you’d expect from a 4-star hotel, like a gym room, in-room coffee machine, and a fantastic daily breakfast. Rooms sell out often, so check out availability and book in advance.
Luxury: We’d be remiss if we didn’t suggest the classic luxury option in Belgrade, Hotel Moskva– one of our favorite buildings in the city and a classic haunt of famous politicians, musicians, actors, and other celebrities who pass through Belgrade. It’s also surprisingly affordable for its caliber! With a renowned spa, delicious restaurant, and beautifully designed rooms, it’s one of our favorite places in Belgrade and the location is unbeatable. However, it’s almost always sold out, so be sure to check availability and book well in advance and hope you get lucky!
Still looking? Check out our full guide to Belgrade Hotels and Hostels.
More Belgrade Travel Resources
If you only have one day, check out our Belgrade itinerary for 24 hours in the city.
Wondering what to do during the day? Here are eleven great Belgrade tours to pick from – just keep in mind that all might not be available in the winter months!
If you want to get out of the city for a day, here are our guide to Belgrade day trips and what you should know before renting a car in Serbia. We also have lists of our favorite places to visit in Serbia and the best Serbian towns and cities if you need more day trip inspiration.
We also have a Serbian souvenir guide if you want to do some shopping.
Headed to Belgrade? Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
If you’re planning a trip to Belgrade, it’s a good idea to travel with a valid travel insurance policy, so that you will be covered in case of an emergency. Travel insurance covers you in case of theft or an accident, which can save your trip if there’s an incident, cancellation, or trip interruption.
For travel insurance, I use World Nomads. I’ve been a happy customer of theirs for almost three years, and I’m happy to refer them to anyone I meet.
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Born and raised in Serbia, Ana learned how to fight for her dreams. After finishing her Masters studies in Technical Science, she received an award and her science project “Advertising in the old Serbian press” was published. In 2015, she followed her heart and started a new life in Brussels. Her passion for travel started very early, when her parents took her to the Greek islands. From then on, she traveled through Europe and America. She loves to dance and enjoys cooking