Bratislava is becoming more and more well know for its interesting nightlife. Traditional pubs, trendy and chic bars, and clubs where the party lasts into the early morning - Slovakia’s capital has it all! Most people head out to clubs before midnight, and many of the clubs don’t charge an entrance fee. Luckily Bratislava’s city centre is pretty small, so many of the best places are close to each other, and you can easily make your way from one location to another through the course of a night. Here is a list of the best places to get you started on your Bratislava nightlife adventure.
1. Socialize at cosy Uisce Beatha
A fantastic authentic pub atmosphere is what you’ll find at Uisce Beatha. It is the ideal place to go, grab a beer and strike up a conversation with the many other English speakers crowded around the bar. As well as beer, if you’re feeling more daring, they serve a wide selection of Irish Whiskey too. A definite must if you enjoy small and intimate pubs.
Address: Na vŕšku 341/1, 811 01 Staré Mesto, Slovakia
Opening Hours: 2pm - 11pm
Contact: +42 1903976498
2. Experience an authentic pub atmosphere at Zbrojnoš
Zbrojnoš pub has a real pub atmosphere complete with live music performances on some evenings. A perfect mixture of entertainment and a great selection of alcoholic drinks. The pub is spread over a few different levels, but be prepared for it to be busy on the weekends, as it’s very popular. It’s open until 4am on the weekends (pretty late for Bratislava) so definitely a place to stay a while.
Address: Michalská 390/22, 811 03 Staré Mesto, Slovakia
Opening Hours: 1pm - 2am (Monday - Wednesday), 1pm - 4am (Thursday & Friday), 3pm - 4am (Saturday) and 3pm - 12am (Sunday)
3. Have your head in the clouds at Lemon Tree & Sky Bar
As the name suggests this bar is on top of a building, meaning that you get stunning views across the city of Bratislava whilst sipping on a glorious cocktail. You can look out at the city castle and even enjoy some food in their restaurant too. The crazy cocktail creations are impressive and there is definitely a romantic atmosphere, making it one of the best places to spend a luxury night with your special someone.
Address: Hviezdoslavovo námestie 7, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
Opening Hours: 11am - 1am (Monday - Friday), 12pm - 1am (Saturday) and 12pm - 12am (Sunday)
Contact: +42 1948109400
Website: Sky Bar
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4. Party at Great Club and Restaurant
This huge club in the centre of Bratislava is the perfect place for people who want to dance long into the early hours of the morning. They play a lot of current chart music and attract a mixed crowd. The club is also part of a restaurant, so it’s a great idea to go first for some dinner, and then head to the club afterwards.
Great Club and Restaurant
Address: Suché mýto 4808/6, 81102 Bratislava, Slovakia
Opening Hours 8pm - 5am
5. Don't miss the famous UFO Bar and Restaurant
You might have ticked this sight off your itinerary for the day, but maybe you didn’t realize that this place truly comes alive at night, as there is also a bar and restaurant here. Perched on the Most SNP Bridge, over the River Danube is an exclusive bar, which offers more of a luxurious night. It is on the pricier end of the scale but definitely worth it for the amazing views alone.
UFO Bar and Restaurant
Address: Most SNP 1, 851 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Price: Cocktails from 7 USD
Opening Hours: 10am - 11pm, daily
Contact: +42 1262520300
Facebook: UFO Bar and Restaurant
6. Party in an old military bunker
Head underground to Subclub, which promises an interesting venue you likely won’t forget anytime soon. Subclub is located close to the castle, so it’s a great place to end the night. It definitely has a unique atmosphere, making it one of the most popular venues in the city for serious fans of music and dancing. You won’t hear mainstream commercial music here, but rather dark and heavy techno. Forget your worries and dance the night away at Subclub.
Address: Nábrežie armádneho generála Ludvíka Svobodu, 811 02 Staré Mesto, Slovakia
Opening Hours: 10pm - 5am (Thursday - Saturday)
Contact: +42 1903776633
Website: Subclub (in Slovakian)
7. Go to the trendy student bar Kultúrne Centrum Dunaj
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Kultúrne Centrum Dunaj is a fantastic student bar, meaning that the prices are very reasonable. You’ll find it on the fourth floor of a building, and it has a really great, friendly atmosphere. They also have a large event space, which can get very full during popular nights, and they host various different events, which are worth checking their website for in advance.
Kultúrne Centrum Dunaj
Address: Nedbalova 3, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
Opening Hours: 12am - 1am (Monday - Wednesday), 12pm - 3am (Thursday), 12am - 4am (Friday), 4pm - 4am (Saturday) and 4pm - 12am (Sunday)
Contact +42 1904330049
Website: Kultúrne Centrum Dunaj
8. Listen to some live music at Nu Spirit Bar & Lounge
This last one is great for those wanting a more relaxed and chilled night out. The brand Nu Spirit is split across two venues, one is an underground club, but the bar is more of a live music venue. Nu Spirit Bar has such a variety of live music that there’s sure to be something for everyone, from hip-hop to jazz. They’re a pretty well established brand in the city, who have been building a name for themselves for over a decade, so head to this bar if you want to be guaranteed a great night.
Nu Spirit Bar
Address: Medená 96/16, 811 02 Bratislava - Staré Mesto-Staré Mesto, Slovakia
Opening Hours: 5pm - 3am
Website: Nu Spirit Bar
Have a memorable night in Bratislava
With such affordable prices and incredible variety, the nightlife in Bratislava is yet another reason to visit this capital city. The nightlife is certainly different to what you may find in bigger European capital cities, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome!
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