Orto bar Ljubljana
The biggest and the most well known rock and metal club in Ljubljana has three floors and performs frequent rock concerts and 80s and 90s rock parties. There is also a techno / electronic floor so it is convenient for every music taste. It is only 5 minutes walk from the city centre. It is known as one of Ljubljana's best nightlife club for over 18 years. It became legendary for its concerts, crazy parties all night long and a great DJ programme from Tuesday to Saturday. It is authentic and popular with the locals and students and only a short walk from the alternative Metelkova mesto. You can also just chill out and relax while playing a table football and pool. The club also has a large, nice, designated smoking area. For an upcoming list of live concerts and events check the homepage.
Address: Grabloviceva 1, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 232 16 74
Patrick's Irish Pub
Since it's located in the vicinity of the City Hotel and just a few steps from the main square, Patrick's Irish Pub is a smart choice when exploring the city. A staircase takes you underground to a pleasant homely interior of wooden chairs and tables, Irish symbols and music. You will notice a stage at the end and if you pay a visit on a Thursday from September to May then the intoxicating rhythm of live Irish folk will keep you from remaining seated. Choose from a variety of beers and if you fancy a real English style breakfast or English style fast food, Patrick's Irish Pub is the only place to go. For any major sport event you don't want to miss (football, rugby, cricket etc), two big screen TVs are there for your viewing pleasure. This is, without a doubt, a pub with a soul.
Address: Precna ulica 6
Phone: +386-(0)1-2301768, E-mail: email@example.com
Klub K4 is a 20 year old organization with a strong tradition of promoting alternative culture and subcultures in Slovenia and abroad. K4 offers a diverse program of contemporary music genres like House, Techno, Drum 'n' Bass, Breakbeat, Dubstep, Funk, Nu Rave, Electro, Hip Hop, Rock and a wide variety of combinations in between. K4 is open from Tuesday til Saturday.
Address: Kersnikova 4, Ljubljana
Etno klub Zlati zob
Zlati zob is a club featuring regular ethnic based cultural events. Mainly traditional world folk music is performed, though dances, exhibitions, culinary demonstrations, workshops, lectures and other events are organized as well. Live rock, jazz or pop concerts are not rare either. Traditional food is also served. The interior brings you in to a different world, one which is in the process of being forgotten, although certainly not at Zlati zob as when events are on. Booking a table is obligatory due to its popularity. Premises can also be rented. Zlati zob is located in an old 18 century mansion, a 20 minute walk from the centre of town. If you take a bus (No. 5, 5N, 9, 11, 11B, 11N, 20Z, 25) you will need an Urbana card. A bus station is adjacent to the club.
Address: Zaloska 69, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 40 563 100
Night lounge bar AS
The bar usually gets crowded late on with well dressed, dancing people. Its at its best on Friday and Saturday night.
Gostilna As, Copova ulica 5/A (passage "Knafljev prehod")
Is a popular bar with tourists situated downstairs in the street just off the river side, also with a terrace on the river side. The best thing is that you get every cocktail at two for the price of one. We challenge you to find the toilet ;).
Address: Kljucavnicarska 5, Ljubljana
Read [K-M-SH], this is a club mainly for Maribor students, as well having a reputation as something of a meat market. This dancing club is generally thought of as being for local students only, so please take this into consideration.
Klub 300 is more than a bowling alley. It is also a place for billiards fans, party animals and those, who cherish good food. There is a restaurant that offers healthy, traditional Slovenian food incorporated into a contemporary context, served by professional a la carte waiters. The club is suitable for all generations on any day of the week. Since it is located by the ringroad, it is easy to reach by car and has a large car park so parking is therefore guaranteed. If you prefer to be eco-friendly, take city bus number seven as it brings you right to the club's garden.
Address: Regentova cesta 35, 1000 Ljubljana
Scratch Rock Bar
Scratch rock bar is the only true rock bar in the centre of Ljubljana. It offers a large range of events such as previews of new albums, live concerts, theme events, and card games. Once a week they have a day dedicated to a famous rock star or band. Around the bar hang pictures of rock stars, newspapers and the lyrics for famous songs, a very cozy atmosphere. The bar has its own small magazine where you can see their future events, menu, news, articles from old newspapers etc. Scratch offers more than 30 different beers from all over the world and always plays rock, prog, AOR, hard rock and metal. No credit card taken.
Address: Krakovski nasip 4, Ljubljana
Dance parties and concerts every Friday and Saturday.
Address: Kranjceva 20, Ljubljana
Top - Eat & Party
Address: Tomsiceva 2, Ljubljana
Address: Jurckova cesta 224, Ljubljana
Address: Nazorjeva 8, Ljubljana
Address: Slovenska cesta 51, Ljubljana
Alternative night life
Previously a prison, the area has been squatted and the town of Metelkova has it's own authentic atmosphere and maybe its own rules too. It is situated in the area adjacent to popular hostel Celica. The "town" is comprised of several stages that hosts concerts and DJ's. You can be sure to find a party every day, but its guaranteed on weekends. For info please visit: www.metelkovamesto.org.
A centre for contemporary and urban creativity dedicated to music, theatre, film and dance. Concerts and other cultural performances run by the schedule.
Address: Trg prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana
KUD France Preseren
Theater events, parties, concerts, exhibitions, festivals.
Address: Karunova 14, Ljubljana
Since Ljubljana is a small town, it has a limited, but friendly gay scene. There is a gay party on Saturday night at K4 club, Kersnikova 4, Tiffany Club and Monokel has Metelkova mesto. Open Cafe is a gay friendly cafe just a step from the center of town. For more tips on the gay scene please consult: www.ljudmila.org/siqrd/guide/.
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Ljubljana night clubs
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