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When the sun goes down in Kosice, head to the bar | © JamieMoore/Flickr
When the sun goes down in Kosice, head to the bar | © JamieMoore/Flickr
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The 9 Best Bars in Kosice, Slovakia

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Freelance Travel Writer
Updated: 25 October 2017
Kosice is eastern Slovakia’s nightlife capital, and even though the city is only home to around 250,000 inhabitants, the bars and clubs fill up with locals from nearby towns and villages on the weekends. Additionally, more than 16,000 students study in the center of Kosice, lending the city a young vibe. Here’s where to enjoy an evening out at Kosice’s best bars.

Jazz Garden

Bar, Restaurant, Cafe, $$$
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Within one large venue, you’ll find a restaurant, cafe, and club; all with a jazz theme. Trumpets, saxophones, and other jazz related memorabilia lines the walls. Live DJ’s spin house, electro, and pop music on the weekends, and you will find many themed nights in the club – just check their Event schedule before visiting!
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Mon:
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
Tue - Wed:
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu:
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri:
11:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat:
6:00 pm - 4:00 am

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual

Golem Brewery

Bar, Restaurant, $$$
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Golem Brewery features some of the best locally brewed beer in Kosice. The 11.5° Golem is lemon yellow and cloudy, excellent for enjoying on warm, sunny days. The Brewery is the perfect place to stop for a beer and a snack while sightseeing in Kosice or to relax after a long day of walking through the Old Town.
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Mon - Thu:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri:
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sat:
5:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual

Little Havana Caffe Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cuban, $$$
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For a hint of the Caribbean in Slovakia, head to Little Havana Caffe Bar. At Little Havana, you’ll find a wide variety of rums and tropical drinks to suit your mood. Live bands often play here on the weekends; you’ll want to find this spot to warm up during the chilly winter evenings.
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Mon - Thu:
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri:
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Garibaldi's

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cafe, European, $$$
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Garibaldi’s Cafe/Bar/Lounge is located in a historical building in the center of Kosice’s Old Town. You’ll find some fun themed evenings with drink specials in this bar such as “Bacardi Friday” or “Jameson vs. Tullamore Dew”. Seasonal specials like the Autumn cocktail list or the pumpkin chai tea will keep you coming back!
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Mon - Wed:
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu:
9:00 am - 11:59 pm
Fri:
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sun:
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Smelly Cat

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, European, $$$
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The Smelly Cat is a popular student hangout in Kosice, and you’ll find students studying there during the day and partying there in the evenings. In addition to colorful cocktails, they also prepare filling meals and delicious daily cakes. We recommend coming here for an after dinner cocktail and dessert.
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Mon - Thu:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sun:
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Citadella Wine & Art Gallery

Wine Bar, Wine Seller, European, $$$
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This small wine bar also serves as a petite art gallery. If you’re on a date in Kosice and looking for a romantic atmosphere, this is the place to go. The low ceilings, brick details, exposed wooden beams, and candlelight create an intimate feel.
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The Cuba Libre Rum & Cigar House

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cuban, $$$
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The Cuba Libre Rum & Cigar House is one of the swankiest and sophisticated bars you can choose to spend an evening in Kosice. Large leather couches, low lighting, a large case of cigars, and a fully stocked bar take center stage. Cuba Libre is so popular that it now has locations in Bratislava, Kosice, and Presov. You can take your pick from amongst 60 sorts of hand-rolled cigars and more than 130 rum brands from all around the world.
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Mon - Thu:
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri:
2:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat:
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sun:
4:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Le Jour

Bar, Cafe, Cocktail Bar, $$$
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Le Jour offers a modern and trendy atmosphere which is perfect to start a night out with friends. Live DJ’s frequently play here on the weekends, and you can enjoy the music and the drinks on their summer terrace during warmer months. Le Jour is perfect for a coffee in the mornings, and for happy hour in the evenings.
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Mon - Wed:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu:
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri:
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual

Lobby Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, European, $$$
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The Lobby Bar is conveniently located on the ground floor of the large AuPark shopping mall. With fun cocktails like the “Strawberry Monkey” and the “Sling for the Barrel”, you’re sure to find something new and fun to drink here. Although they do serve signature and traditional cocktails, we recommend trying one of the house specialties, as the bartenders are always willing to conjour up something to suit your taste buds.
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