Bratislava’s nightlife is dotted with cool places to explore – and most of them are free to get into. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the sweetest bars in Bratislava.

Bars in Bratislava

If you’re here to sample the city’s strong beer culture, step into the Slovak club, an authentic, laid back hangout that serves up traditional Slovak beers by the mug. To get to know your brew even better, visit Zámocký Pivovar, or ‘Castle Brewery’. Apart from being a bar that hosts live rock concerts, it’s a microbrewery that offers a panoply of Slovak beers.

If cocktails are your thing, then try Cocoloco Cocktail bar. Located in Bratislava’s historical city centre, it melds music and tasty cocktails with a great ambience. For an atmosphere of real chill with soul all the way through, head to the Nu Spirit Bar & Lounge, which features jazz, hip-hop and house – live – six days a week.

Come summer time, Bratislava’s streets are filled with people choosing to relax with a beer in the open. Wander down to the Bratislava castle where nearby streets host popular bars Elektricka, U čerta and Vydrica. This area is known for the relaxed, open atmosphere as people spill out onto the roadside for laid back, outdoor vibes.

Small, but perfectly formed, this city’s scene abounds in great nightspots.

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