Stari Grad, means ‘Old Town’ in Serbian, and is the original Belgrade city center. It has been inhabited since the 6th century and today it is the heart of Belgrade’s nightlife in its maze of narrow streets and squares. We pick the 10 best bars and cafés here.
Located at the middle of Skadarska Street, surrounded by traditional restaurants and kafanas, the Red Bar stands out because of its distinctive modern character. This small place, offers a wide range of cocktail and spirits. Its comfortable atmosphere always resonates with rock music. During the warm months, guests will have the chance to enjoy a flower-scented terrace, preferably with a glass of the house excellent rakija.
An avant-garde bar in the vibrant core of Belgrade. Blow Up, is a must-visit thanks to its exclusive performances, ranging from DJ sets and gigs to magic, painting, live theater and burlesque shows. It’s open seven days a week and offers good quality espressos, teas and light snacks, plus a nice selection of beers, wines and spirits.
Amélie bar brings a touch of France to the atmosphere of Stari Grad. Amelie’s environment stands out for its vintage design, its pastel colors and its comfortable vibe. The house also is proud of its pastries and biscuits, and Serbian-style main courses.
Bar Central is the place to go in Belgrade for cocktails with expert mixologists, elegant interiors and chilled out music. Bar Central has all the ingredients for a sophisticated night out with friends and is a great choice for non-drinkers as well, due to its excellent selection of smoothies and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Viva Splav, painted in red and yellow colors, floats on water not far from the riverside. However, its magnificent location isn’t its only merit. Locals have praised Viva Splav as Belgrade’s best place for homemade pancakes, not to mention its plum dumplings and cinnamon sweets.
Autsajder café is possibly the best bar for cocktails in Belgrade. Don’t be deceived by the casual look of its brick walls, the quality and the wide selection of cocktails this bar offers is seriously hard to match.
A highlight of Belgrade’s architecture is the luxurious Hotel Movska. The interior is classy and refined, with elegant chandeliers and golden curtains. This place also serves some of the best Serbian cakes in the country, thanks to the expertise of its pastry chefs.
KORTO Café and More is an outstanding coffee house. An unassuming exterior hides an interior of elegant features, slender monochrome chairs and circular lamps. KORTO is a great choice for light, affordable meals without sacrificing quality and taste.
Eclectic features, irregularly designed interiors, a friendly atmosphere and lots of creative vibes. Jazz Basta is all this, plus a marvelous court yard garden with flowers and succulent plants where gigs take place during the summer. Visitors can indulge in an aperitif while virtuosos improvise on stage.
Pire is a conceptual bar and restaurant owned by a famous Serbian designer who designed not only the interior, but the delicious menu too. There are many tables accessible from the street and a smaller space with comfortable sofas. Besides original food, Pire is ideal for delicious coffees, teas, soft juices and cakes.