Belgrade's nightlife is well and truly awake and in this city you can have a lot of fun. Belgrade has a reputation for its nightlife, and with good reason. Unlike in other parts of Europe, there is no day of the week in Belgrade when you cannot have a night out. This is true whatever your age, whatever your lifestyle and however much you want to spend!
In Belgrade every day is treated like Friday - people think nothing of clubbing through the night and going straight into work the next morning. That may sound unimaginably hedonistic to people from a nation where almost everything shuts at 11pm, but Belgrade's all-night bars and clubs and very cheap booze. Serbs never go out before midnight to nightclubs, so your evening should start in one of the trendy bars or restaurants!
A lot of nightclubs, bars and floating river clubs along the riverbanks make Belgrade nightlife some of the most exuberant in Europe. Clubs and bars in Belgrade compete with the rest of Europe in their decor and taste in music. With some located inside the walls of the Kalemegdan Fortress, hidden in passages or up stairwells, they serve up world-class live and DJ music and often stay open well into the late hours for a stylish clientele that knows how to have fun.
Recently, according to several local, regional and international news magazines, papers and news agencies, notably The New York Times and CNN, Belgrade has become quite the regional night life hub, boasting cheap drinks and accommodation in comparison to the rest of Europe and the regional capitals like Zagreb and Ljubljana. Weekend fun-seeking visitors from Europe and most notably from Croatia and Slovenia revere Belgrade as "the-place-to-be", citing friendly atmosphere, great clubs and bars, cheap drinks, language they can understand and lack of restrictive night life regulation.
"Enjoy the finest nightclubs, bars and restaurants in Europe's new capital of cool." (Times Online)
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Most venues are open until 4am from Tuesday through to Sunday, and some famous venues can open even on Monday. Cafés and bars are usually open until 1am every day. Entrance is usually free of charge.
The music stretches from well-known European and local DJs playing house, hip-hop, R&B or drum'n'bass to the beats of turbofolk pounding into the night.
The focus for nightlife is spread throughout the city: much of the activity takes place on floating river clubs anchored along the Danube and Sava. Another clubbing area, which has become a fashionable place for going out over the last four years, is Ada Ciganlija. The Makiš side of Ada Ciganlija Lake is the centre of the nightlife of Belgrade during summertime. Other pockets of nightlife are only a short walk from the Republic Square and inside the walls of the Kalemegdan Fortress.
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