If you have claustrophobia, then Subclub isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a place where time is irrelevant and you can lose yourself on a crowded dance floor lit with neon lights and supplied with a steady stream of thumping house music, then you need to go here. Subclub is located in an old emergency military storage bunker underneath the Bratislava castle. The music is loud and echoes off the walls in this cavelike club. Head here late on a weekend evening, it’s only open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm to 5am.
If your idea of a lovely evening out includes specialty craft cocktails, a stunning view, and quiet jazz music, then you need to take the elevator to the top of Bratislava’s UFO to sample creations such as the siphon coconut mojito, made with coconut-infused Havana Club Añejo Blanco, fresh lime juice, fine brown sugar, water, and mint. Or perhaps you would prefer the MeXiCaNo, made with Olmeca reposado tequila, Becherovka liqueur, simple syrup, and fresh lemon. Regardless of whether you select local beer, Slovak wine, or a unique cocktail, you’re sure to enjoy lounging in the relaxed ambience with the best view of the twinkling lights of Bratislava below.
Most SNP 1, 851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia, +421 2 625 203 00
Barrock is an American-style pub with cold beer and a jukebox. They also have a live DJ on weekend evenings and live bands playing rock ballads. On the menu, you will find classic American bar food, including burgers, ribs, and burritos. Barrock offers a unique atmosphere in the Old Town.
Sedlárska 366/1, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia, +421 914 346 968
This escape room is open until 10pm, making it a great place to start a unique night out in Bratislava. Working together with group of 2-5 people (4-10 people for a duel of two teams) your goal is to try to fulfill the mission and escape within 70 minutes. You will need to work together with your teammates to solve the puzzle at hand and make it out in time. The theme of this escape room is “in the clutches of the secret police,” and you will step back in time into the era when the secret police was hunting the enemies of the state. In the game, you will enter an apartment from which many victims have vanished without a trace. Good luck finding the necessary info and escaping without being caught!
Obchodná 2, 811 06 Staré Mesto, Bratislava, Slovakia, +421 2 210 255 36
This brew pub only serves local Slovak and Czech beer and has a constantly rotating selection of eight different local beers on tap. The pub is quite small, and almost always very crowded on weekend evenings. Make sure to arrive early, especially if you are planning to order some pub food, like a juicy burger, to accompany your beer. Le Senk is a great place to sample several local beers and choose your favorite from amongst those you try.
Zámocké schody, 811 01 Staré Mesto, Bratislava, Slovakia, +421 948 129 877
You can find the Kultúrne Centrum Dunaj on the fourth floor of an old warehouse at SNP Square near the city center. The warehouse building has now been renovated, and Dunaj serves as a performance space for live shows, club nights, book readings, film screenings, theater, and other social events. Check the program to discover what’s on during your visit. The bar at Dunaj offers a terrace with an incredible view over the Old Town and locally brewed beer from the Shenk Craft Brewery.
Nedbalova 435/3, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia, +421 904 330 049
There are several Klubovna locations in Bratislava, but the Ventúrska location is the closest to the city center. One thing you must try at Klubovna is their own beer, called Klubovňácka 11° beer. They also serve Zlatý Bažant 12° fresh from the tank. The pub is large with lots of space for hosting concerts, movies, live sports matches, games, and private parties. The food at Klubovna ranges from snacks that pair great with beer to “guaranteed hangover food,” to fried cheese to burgers to homemade cream cakes. Klubovna’s seven locations testify to the quality of drinks, food, and the outstanding atmosphere of each pub.
Ventúrska 269/1, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia, +421 901 902 362
For refreshing mojitos and other Caribbean-inspired rum cocktails, head to Casa del Havana. This Cuban-themed cocktail bar in the Old Town stays open until 3am on the weekends, with lots of late-night dancing to Latino music. There is sometimes a live Cuban-style band performing here as well, plus a smoking room where you can buy Cuban cigars.
Michalská 1484/26, 811 03 Staré Mesto, Bratislava, Slovakia, +421 910 797 222
Space World offers a “space labyrinth” laser tag area of 350m², an Xbox zone, table tennis, and billiard tables at an easily accessible location from the Old Town. Reserve your laser game online to avoid waiting when you arrive. Space World is open until 11pm on the weekends, and after your game, you can enjoy some refreshments in the onsite café before continuing your night out in Bratislava.
Račianska 22, 831 02 Bratislava, Slovakia, +421 918 235 433
If you’re headed to Bratislava in a group of six or more, consider renting a speedboat with a captain to take a cruise on the Danube you won’t soon forget. Your private one-hour speedboat tour includes a captain, a bottle of champagne, and the possibility of ordering a personal guide if you would like some commentary about the sights you’ll see as you cruise along. A speedboat cruise is especially fun on warm summer nights when you can enjoy the cool breeze coming off of the water. You have to book a speedboat tour in advance, and they are very popular for family vacations as well as for bachelor parties. A speedboat tour is another great way to start a unique night out in Bratislava.
Speedboats on Danube, 821 07 Ružinov, Slovakia, +421 903 302 817