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The 5 Best Bars in Zagreb, Croatia

best bars in Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital city of Croatia and is located in the heart of the country. The city, built around the River Sava, stands out with its charming old town and many green parks. People living in Zagreb loves going to cafés and bars so the city is very rich about them. Zagreb has Balkan culture but tries to be modernized and more European. So, you can find some of the bars in Zagreb with traditional drinks such as rakija, medica, and of course wines, beers, cocktails, and many more!

Also, I want to warn you about the payment system of Zagreb. They usually do not separate the bills and bars or cafes that serve drinks usually don’t accept credit cards or money except kunas. So if you are a tourist with your friends be careful about these. The good news, they are always giving water whatever you order for a drink!

In this list, you can find different kinds of bars in Zagreb that are the best in their areas. If you have a chance to visit Zagreb, don’t miss visiting these bars!

Mojo bar, wine rakija & co.

best bars in Zagreb
Outside of Mojo Bar

Near the central bank of Croatia, Mojo bar, wine rakija & co. welcomes you with its big open area in the street. Then you can see the colorful chairs and tables with some vintage stuff around them. They organize events usually related to music because the owner of the bar is an event manager. The manager of the bar and the bartenders are super amazing people and giving their everything to that bar.

Liqueurs with pine niddles and honey
Liqueurs with pine niddles and honey

The best side of this bar is they have 50 different Croatian wines and sparkling wines. Also, they serve rakija and shots with honey, liqueurs, etc. This is super amazing because after living in Zagreb for two months it is hard to find a place that serves traditional drinks except for beers.

Sparkling Wine
Sparkling Wine and Mr. Mojo & Mrs. Mojo

Address: Martićeva ul. 5, 10000, Zagreb

Bar Type: Casual Bar

Recommended Drinks: Plesivica (sparkling wine), Cocktails Mr. Mojo and Mrs. Mojo, Croatian liqueurs

Instagram: mojobar_5

Facebook: MOJO bar

Writer’s Rating: 4/5

Bustan Bar

best bars in Zagreb
Bustan Bar Garden

If you are a foreign young person or open to a new culture, Bustan Bar is the best place in Zagreb to socialize! It is a very international bar with its staff, customers and the owner. Every week and sometimes even every day, there are several themed nights such as Spanish night, 80’s party, American Culture night, etc. They are also hosting the works of many local and foreign artists from Zagreb.

Sahlep and Cocktails
Sahlep and Cocktails

Of course, this international environment affects the drinks in the bar. And you can find a real sahlep made by the Jewish owner and other special cocktails. You can order food outside and eat it in the bar. Sometimes they offer you some snacks taken by good local bakeries. The good news, they will open a terrace bar next spring with cool events!!

best bars in Zagreb
Owner of the Bar and Bustan Ice Tea

Address: Varšavska ul. 8, 10000, Zagreb

Bar Type: Casual Bar and Event Area

Recommended Drinks: Sahlep, Bustan Ice Tea

Instagram: bustan_bar

Facebook: Bustan Bar

Writer’s Rating: 5/5

Swanky Monkey Garden

best bars in Zagreb
The first floor of the bar

Swankey Monkey Garden is absolutely a hidden paradise in Zagreb’s city center. The bar was before a painting factory. The owners transfer the factory to a bar. So there are vintage decorations representing the history of the bar. There is a combination of old and a forest vibe with green leaves and the monkeys for which the place is named.

Matcha Anko
Cocktail, Mojito and Matcha Anko

They are serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There are chill events with DJs which are organized on certain days. And for the food, at the entrance, you can see the Soi Fusion Bar. Also in the area, there is a really cool hostel.

Address: Ilica 50, 10000, Zagreb

Bar Type: Hip Bar

Recommended Drink & Food: Homemade Mojito, Matcha Anko

Website: stayswanky.com

Instagram: swanky_monkey_garden

Writer’s Rating: 4/5

Vintage Industrial Bar

Vintage Industrial Bar is the best place for people who are searching for a cool American-type bar. It has 2 main open areas and an inside area as well. And both of them are really cool with the lights and decoration. The bar is quite far from the city center but you can access it by tram. Sometimes they have themed nights with offerings in drinks. It will absolutely be worth the way!!

Address: Savska cesta 160, 10000, Zagreb

Bar Type: Industrial Bar

Recommended Drink: Craft Beer

Instagram: vintageindzagreb

Writer’s Rating: 4/5

Harat’s Pub

In the heart of the city, near the Dolac Market, Harat’s Irish Pub is waiting for you for a chill afternoon. They have a very rich menu, especially beer. In addition, in its garden, it has a cooking area that you can order tasty hamburgers and fries. For some matches, a giant screen is set up and customers can watch them there.

The bartenders are good at English so you won’t have a problem but they are not separating the bills. So be careful about that.

Address: Kaptol 4 Trg Petrice Kerempuha, Opatovina ul. 11, 10000, Zagreb

Bar Type: Irish Pub

Recommended Drink: Ipa (India pale ale)

Instagram: harats_zagreb

Writer’s Rating: 4/5

Written by Fatma Say

Writer at Travelinsightpedia 🍍
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