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Bars & Pubs

Beer: quality craft beer. Wine: elegant bars which showcase Slovakia’s wine output as well as the best of Europe’s. Whisky: a growing trend amongst conoisseuring Slovaks. Or that cool breed of bar-cafes (devilish espresso by day, hip drinks by night). Follow what your palate is telling you and head to the bar that gives you what you want with a little help from our Bratislava bars & pubs chapter which also, as a concession to Slovak culture, will also feature the odd krčma, if they’re friendly to outsiders! (By the way, bars as in primarily drinking establishments are listed here – if the bar does something extra, i.e. it’s a go-to venue for live music, scroll your merry way across to our Going Out section.) 

And of course, if you just want any old place to drink with other tourists (fair enough) cruise on down through the city’s Michael’s Gate to a whole Old Town street or two full of such bars…

Na Zdravie! 


Bars & Pubs in Bratislava & Around

  • ©www.englishmaninslovakia.co.ukFabrika

    Fabrika is one of the words Slovaks use to describe a factory, and it’s the first thing would-be drinkers should understand about Bratislava’s latest pivovar (brewpub). The industrial chic concept might have hit other parts of the globe but it never really took off before in the Slovak capital: until now… Fabrika, with its motif ...

  • dsc_08431The Cork Wine Bars… First Bratislava, Now Poprad!

    Wine Bars in the High Tatras? You’d Better Believe it – Poprad’s Going Posh! Saturday night, party night? (not for me, I’m sitting here writing this, but for you, dear reader…) In Bratislava, Cork Wine Bar was and still is, after one acclimatised to the serendipitous vibrant-but-relaxed, understated-but-suave cafe and bar culture permeating the city, exactly ...

  • ©www.englishmaninslovakia.co.ukBratislava’s Best Pivovar (Brewpub-Gastropub)

    This site does not usually seize on the obvious (recommending places people are more likely to know about anyway) but there is a way to subvert every trend (for example, writing about somewhere people are less likely to really know about because those people won’t be expecting me to write about anywhere people are likely to ...

  • Hanging Out at The Hangout

    Wifi: slow but steady. It’s a Friday evening, just around six, and the Hangout Cafe at the beginning of Kapucinska is uncharacteristically quiet. All day it’s been buzzing with cool young things, busy on their laptops, on their speedy business lunches. And now it’s just us. It’s a rarity. Normally, day-time, Hangout Cafe is full. Heaving ...

  • Starosloviensky Pivovar: Where the Foam Comes Free

    So there I was, all ready to start writing a post about Slovak wine. I even have a glass of wine in my hand, for Goodness sake. But I remember someone saying to me the other day I hadn’t written enough about places to go for a drink in Bratislava yet (which is surprising, because ...