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Sarajevo is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital city, and is growing into a modern and cosmopolitan European hub. Since the civil war ended in the 1990s, Sarajevo has undergone much reconstruction and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for travellers, from backpackers on a budget to sophisticated culture seekers with a little more to spend. Here’s our guide to the best spots to grab a drink in the city.
On the western edge of Sarajevo’s Old Town is Birtija, a quaint and cosy bar offering traditional favourites, including beers and rakija, Bosnia’s extremely strong spirit. The bar has two floors, with an old-fashioned but beautifully furnished downstairs area and a cosy upstairs room with a low ceiling and comfy seating. There are large windows at the front, which are perfect for watching the world go by, or more intimate booths further back. Tourists don’t often venture this far away from the central square of the Old Town, so Birtija is more often filled with locals, making it a great place for an authentic experience.