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The 10 best bars in Ljubljana

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Although it is the second smallest capital in Europe, Ljubljana is one of the best cities to go for a drink, especially thanks to its large student population. We have selected for you the best addresses.

What are the best bars in Ljubljana?

In this article, you will find the 10 best bars in Ljubljana. All you have to do is pick from them to make sure you have a good time! If you want to dine out in the city first, check out our selection of the 10 best restaurants in Ljubljana as well.

1. As Aperitivo

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As Aperitivo is a safe choice for those who want to enjoy craft cocktails, accompanied by delicious gourmet appetizers. Find one of the best bars in Ljubljana and its stylish interior in the city center at Čopova ulica 5a.

2. Centralna Postaja

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You can go to Centralna Postaja at any time. Go there during the day to have lunch or a short coffee break. Go at night to listen to live DJ sets and share a beer with the locals. You can find this atmospheric Ljubljana bar at Trubarjeva cesta 23.

3. Daktari


Daktari, located at Krekov trg 7, is known for its friendly staff and clientele. It is the ideal place to make new contacts and enjoy a good evening with friends. You will feel Slovenian in the middle of the typical Slovenian interior design.

4. premier Pub

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Definitely one of the best bars in Ljubljana, Premier Pub offers a beautiful view of the Ljubljanica River. However, the view is not everything! It also has a wide selection of imported beers, which you can find at Petkovškovo nabrežje 17.

5. Pivnica Union

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If you want to discover good local beers, Pivnica Union is the place to be! Right in the center of the city, at Celovška cesta 22, you can find this establishment to spend a relaxing moment with a quality beer.

6. Žmauc


Do you find modern decoration boring? The Žmauc will seduce you with its colorful atmosphere, both inside and outside. The friendly staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed while having a drink, and that’s in Rimska cesta 21.

7. Captain’s Cabin

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At Captain’s Cabin the quality is there, but the prices are small. This cocktail bar, located in Ključavničarska ulica 5, is one of the best bars in Ljubljana and is also very popular. It’s the perfect place to spend a good evening with the locals.

8. Opera Bar

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Not surprisingly, the Opera Bar is located not far from the Ljubljana Opera House. The establishment has a very good selection of wines, cocktails and spirits to satisfy even the most demanding. You can find it at Cankarjeva cesta 12.

9. Nebotičnik Cafe


Don’t forget your camera when you head to Nebotičnik Cafe! Here you will enjoy an incredible view of the capital. To combine a good glass of wine (or coffee) with a breathtaking sunset, head to the city’s rooftop at Štefanova ulica 1.

10. Cutty Sark Pub

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At the Cutty Sark Pub you will find stand-up comedy, dancing and music! Definitely one of the best bars in Ljubljana: you can go there 3 days in a row and experience 3 completely different, but always enjoyable, evenings. It is located at Knafljev prehod 1.

Where to go out in Ljubljana?

You now know the 10 best bars in Ljubljana that we think will allow you to fully enjoy your evening out. If you want to discover the city, be sure to check out our selection of the 10 must-do things to do in Ljubljana, to make sure you don’t miss out on anything in the Slovenian capital.

3 things to keep in mind regarding the best bars in Ljubljana :

  • Looking for a nice place, a nice bar in the city ? It shouldn’t be too hard. Indeed, you’ll find many places with great beers and nice music !
  • If you’re hungry, please note that most of the bars in the city are offering a selection of local food and dishes as well as great coffee and good wine !
  • Going out in a bar in Ljubljana is the perfect way to enjoy some friendly time. Slovenia is a great country, with great people ! Don’t hesitate to push the doors or your favourtie pub.

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