Nightlife Pristina: With the youngest population in Europe and many international students, it is not difficult to understand why Pristina is one of the most vibrant capitals of the Balkans. Between cozy cafes in the city center and romantic jazz bars located near historical monuments, here are the best night clubs in the capital of Kosovo.
Independent of 2008, Kosovo is the youngest state in Europe. Its capital Pristina it has about 200 thousand inhabitants, whose average age is 25 years. The crowd that animates the streets of the capital is therefore mainly young and this is reflected in his nightlife very lively and trendy.
The nightlife of Pristina it is characterized by the presence of a good variety of coffee, bars and restaurants. They are usually open from 8.00 to 24.00 and most serve coffee, beer, wine and raki. Although most of Kosovo's population is Muslim, the nightlife here is very secular, and an increasing number of meeting places are springing up in the capital, microbreweries and bars day after day.
The first craft brewery that took root in Pristina is Sabaja (its beers are served in bars all over the city and, lately, internationally), now followed by Beer Prishtina, Grembeer, Peja and others. Also very popular is the Rajika, a local home-made grappa that is served in most cafés and bars in the city. Raki is served in a small glass and must be sipped and tasted. It can be made with various types of fruit and nuts, however the most popular varieties that you can find in the bars of Pristina are grapes, money, apple and quince.
A unique quality of Pristina is its strong coffee culture and the city is home to trendy bars and cafes on virtually every corner. The favorite pastime of the Kosovars is in fact to meet in cafes to slowly sip a coffee with friends, becoming a real ritual. The passion for caffeine is so great that each bar has an espresso machine to prepare delicious macchiato coffees and other coffee specialties.
As for clubbing, the nightlife of Pristina has improved rapidly in recent years and is primarily known for techno music. But not only, here you can experience a wide range of talented artists of musical genres ranging from jazz to rock, rap, new age and more. The city has a reputation for the amount of festivals that take place and are created annually, while the scene of the discos of Pristina It ranges from casual Berlin-style parties to elegant, well-dressed nightclubs. Although small, the city offers something for everyone if you know where to go.
Where to go out in the evening in Pristina
The bars and nightclubs of Pristina they are concentrated along several main roads, lined with bars and cafes open every day. These main streets are located in the city center perpendicular to the main pedestrian avenue, Mother Teresa Boulevard. This area forms a maze of bars, restaurants, trendy clubs and shops.
2 July, chiamata anche Raki Street, it is the most popular street for young people in Pristina. This street is home to some small taverns on each side that serve local grilled cuisine. In the evening (especially Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) the street is full of young people hanging out, they drink and look at people. This street is famous for its variety of cheap local raki and delicious low-cost grilled meats.
Located in the heart of the city center near the cinema ABC, Rexhep Luci it is a street lined with cafes and bars, most of which serve food.
Qamil Hoxha it is also located near the main avenue in the center of Pristina. This street has several cafes with vibrant interiors and a famous traditional restaurant at the top. Even the road Fehmi Agani it is lined with expatriate-centered restaurants on one side and trendy cafés on the other side. Here you will also find the Beergarden Pub with quiz nights every Thursday evening.
Clubs and discos in Pristina
Zone Club (St.Garibaldi, Pristina)
The Zone Club is one of the most famous discos in Pristina and hosts many DJs and internationally renowned artists. Open all year ’, the club alternates between two different locations during the summer and winter seasons, with two different locations offering techno music, rap e pop. The winter location is in the heart of the city center and has multiple levels, while the summer location is located in an abandoned warehouse in the industrial area just outside Pristina. Each location offers endless dancing evenings until dawn with remarkable crowds and the party does not stop until the early hours of the morning. Without a doubt a point of reference for the nightlife of Pristina.
Duplex Club (Luan Haradinaj, Pristina)
Open from Sunday to Tuesday from 9.00 to 17.00, from Wednesday to Saturday from 23.00 to 4.00.
Duplex is an elegant club in Pristina who mainly plays pop and rap music, with live music and excellent DJs. A fantastic place to drink and dance in the capital of Kosovo. The club has a dress code, so dress well, and table reservations are also recommended.
13 Rooftop (Grand Hotel, Bulevardi Nënë Tereza, Pristina)
Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 23.30 to 5.00.
Although the Grand Hotel itself has seen much better days, his top floor is currently occupied by one of the most lively night clubs in the Pristina nightlife, il Rooftop 13. DJs play sets most nights, while guests enjoy a panoramic view of the city. In addition to, the club contains four external Rooftop Gardens, each with a different view of the city, and a heated outdoor smoking area. Dress elegantly.
Studio 21 (Rr. Garibaldi Nr.2, Pristina)
Open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 3.00.
Located in the center of the city, Studio 21 is a popular club in Pristina with an elegant style and popular with a trendy crowd.
Zanzi Jazz Bar (Sheshi Nëna Terezë, Pristina)
Open Monday to Saturday from 22.00 to 4.00.
Located in a basement just off the main pedestrian walkway, Zanzi is a legendary jazz club from Pristina and probably one of the most long-lived nightclubs in the capital. With an underground atmosphere, the bar offers live music every evening and is the right place for those who want to dance all night to the rhythm of music other than techno. Every Monday Zanzi organizes open mic and karaoke evenings with a live band.
Termokiss (Ilaz Kodra, Pristina)
Located just outside the center, Termokiss is an alternative club in Pristina which hosts musical events, but also debates and other cultural events.
Klubi M Club (Nazim Gafurri, 27, Pristina)
One of the hottest places in the city for Kosovo's young grunge scene, M Klub offers a large garden, attractive and eclectic with live music every day in summer and happy hour during the week from 18.00 to 20.00. The club represents the style of the post-war bars of Pristina located inside renovated houses. M Klub is a fantastic place to start the evening on the weekend: upstairs there is a DJ who plays from midnight onwards and drinks sold at local prices. The atmosphere is informal similar to a house party but with a sensational back garden to relax. The right place to immerse yourself in the authentic vibrations of Pristina.
The bars and pubs of Pristina
Rockuzinë (Arbëria, Vicianum, 1, Pristina)
Open Monday to Saturday from 7.00 to 24.00.
This popular bar in Pristina is aimed at lovers of rock music, with live music almost every evening.
Soma Book Station (4/A Fazli Grajqevci, Pristina)
Open Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 24.00.
Soma Book Station has become an institution of nightlife of Pristina, and it is popular both day and night. Known for its carefully curated internal library which also includes vinyls and products by local artists, as well as for evening musical performances of all kinds, Soma pampers her guests with literature, quality art and music. Exposed brick walls with trendy lamps and a vaulted ceiling create a warm interior atmosphere with an island bar carefully stocked in the center of the space. There is also a beautiful garden where guests can enjoy their drinks on the hottest days. Soma Book Station is frequented by intellectuals, journalists, artists and students, as well as the expat community living in the city.
Bamboo Bar (Garibaldi, Pristina)
Open Monday to Saturday from 21.00 to 1.00.
Open for more than 13 years, this long-lived bar is always very popular, thanks to his drinks, the atmosphere and the staff always cheerful. The ideal place to spend a festive evening in Pristina.
Hackerspace (Ganimete Terbeshi, No. 2, Pristina)
This place is a gathering place for nerds and alternative people. In the basement there is a pub offering home-brewed beers, accompanied by rakija, traditional Balkan vodka. The bar is open every Friday evening and plays rock music playlists or hosts live rock bands.
Half&Half Café (Bulevardi Nënë Tereza, Pristina)
Open daily from 7.30 to 24.00.
Located not far from the monument to the newborn, which is an iconic symbol of the city, Half and Half is one of the most fashionable bars in Pristina. With an elegant and modern design, this bar has it all, you want to try their coffee, local wines, beers, juice bars, cocktail, seasonal drinks or fruit juices. It is located right in the city center and offers beautiful views of the central square of Pristina.
Dit’ e Nat’ (Fazli Grajcevci 5, Pristina)
Open Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 24.00, Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00.
Dit and Nat is the most beautiful place to start the evening in Pristina. This extremely well-designed bar serves some of the best vegan pies in town, plus great drinks. The splendid patio is the ideal place to relax during the summer days. There is a large selection of books in English, cocktail eccellenti, friendly English speaking staff and occasional live music in the evening, including jazz.
Priview Bar (Ferid Curri, Pristina)
Open daily from 11.00 to 2.00.
To listen to live music, excellent coffee and refreshing drinks, the Priview Bar is a must to visit in Pristina. Located just outside the city center, this bar is mainly frequented by residents who like to spend their time listening to local artists and bands playing their songs on the weekends.
Crème de la Crème (Mujo Ulqinaku Nr. 59, Pristina)
This Pristina bar is very popular for its good cocktails at cheap prices.
Miqt Pub (Tringë Smajli, Pristina)
Open daily from 8.00 to 24.00.
This cozy pub frequented by locals boasts a beautiful garden decorated with works of art and neon lights that give it an inviting atmosphere at night. The pub offers excellent beers, it hosts regular events and DJs every evening and is a great place to relax or start the evening before going to the discos of Pristina.
Bon Vivant (Rexhep Luci, Pristina)
Open daily from 7.00 to 24.00.
A bar with a relaxed atmosphere in the center of Pristina. Excellent service, excellent hospitality and exquisite cocktails. A good place to visit to meet many people, but also for a snack or coffee.
Che Bar (Shaban Polluzha 8, Pristina)
Open daily from 7.00 to 1.00.
Located in a good location, this bar is very welcoming and offers good music and good food.