Sarajevo nightlife

Sarajevo: nightlife and clubs

Sarajevo nightlife: after the end of the conflicts of the 90s, the Bosnian capital has now been reborn and is capable of offering numerous tourist attractions and a vibrant nightlife.

Sarajevo nightlife

Located in the heart of the Balkans, Sarajevo is a small town, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina . Still little known to international tourism, Sarajevo stands out for its mixture of different cultural ethnicities and different religions: in fact, Christians, Muslims, Jews and Orthodox coexist here. This mix of cultures gives the city a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Sarajevo's old town is a place where time seems to have stopped. The cobbled streets and cute wooden shops make this area a fascinating historical spot. But the Bosnian capital is not only a city to visit for its great historical heritage, but also offers a young and very lively nightlife , offering tourists numerous options for night entertainment .

Nightlife Sarajevo by night
Sarajevo at night

Although Sarajevo has a sizable Muslim population, Bosnians really like to have fun. Sarajevo's nightlife offers numerous night clubs, trendy bars, but also has cinemas, theaters, jazz clubs and clubs with live music. Also, Sarajevo's bar scene is fantastic, as it excites the locals to have fun and drink, and makes the city a great place for partygoers.

Bars are scattered throughout the center of Sarajevo and are all within walking distance. If you manage to stay on your feet after your bar hopping in Sarajevo , it's time to head to one of the city's many clubs and discos, where the party only ends in the early hours of the morning. The best evenings are those of the weekend, in addition to Thursday which is dedicated to university evenings.

Due to the predominance of the Muslim religion, alcohol cannot be found in all bars and restaurants. Alternatively, you can order a non-alcoholic beer or other drinks. Keep in mind that social life in Sarajevo largely revolves around coffee . Bosnia and Herzegovina has a long tradition of drinking coffee, a drink that came to this region with the Ottomans. Traditional Bosnian coffee is prepared by boiling finely ground coffee in a džezva (coffee pot). It is usually served in traditional Bosnian fildžani (handleless demitasses) instead of regular coffee cups.

Sarajevo Bosnian cafe nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Bosnian coffee

Since tobacco goes hand in hand with coffee, people are used to smoking from long pipes and elaborate hookahs. Nightclubs where you can smoke the hookah are very popular in Sarajevo . After experiencing a hiatus of a few decades, the hookah is very popular again and you can smell the smells of this tasty tobacco in different parts of the city, especially in Baščaršija. Most of these places serve Bosnian coffee and Turkish delight, a traditional dessert served alongside.

Sarajevo is also the cultural capital of Bosnia and every year hosts numerous events, especially in summer, such as theater, jazz and festivals, such as the Sarajevo Winter Festival in February, the Nights of Bašcaršija in July, Sarajevo Film Festival which takes place in August, and finally the Mess-Festival in May and the Jazz Festival in November.

Sarajevo Film Festival nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Film Festival

Clubs and discos in Sarajevo

Cinemas Sloga Club fb_icon_tiny
(Mehmeda Spahe 20, Sarajevo) Open Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 5.00.
One of Sarajevo's most popular nightclubs , Sloga is a huge, cavernous nightclub that's mostly crowded with students and is a great place to meet local party-goers. Located in an old cinema, this club caters to a young crowd dancing around tables set along the dance floor.

The large club has two floors with the upper floor hosting performances by live rock bands and local DJs playing the latest hits. Downstairs has more traditional and turbo-folk styles. Expect up to 500 people crowded on the dance floor. It used to be a rock club, now it plays anything that will make most people come, especially Thursdays and Saturdays. However, there are rock bands that play from time to time, one of the most popular places and a great place to go if you want to meet new people. There is Latin music on Monday nights, Thursdays is student night and Saturdays offer a mix of live music and DJs. A must of Sarajevo nightlife .

Sarajevo Cinemas Sloga Club nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Cinemas Sloga Club
Sarajevo Cinemas Sloga Club girls nightlife
Cinemas Sloga Club, Sarajevo

Das ist Walter fb_icon_tiny
(Valtera Perića 16, Sarajevo) Das ist Walter is one of the best clubs in Sarajevo . Always very well attended by beautiful Bosnian girls, the club has good prices and a great selection of wines.

Sarajevo Das ist Walter nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Das ist Walter
Nightlife Sarajevo Das ist Walter Bosnian girls
Beautiful Bosnian girls at Das ist Walter nightclub in Sarajevo

Hacienda fb_icon_tiny
(Bazardžani 3, Sarajevo) Open daily from 10.00 to 3.00.
If you are looking for some Mexican vibes while enjoying Sarajevo's nightlife, Hacienda is the place to be. With a mix of Mexican-themed decor, exotic mojitos and margaritas, pounding Latin music, Hacienda is the perfect place for a party night on the town. Definitely one of the best clubs in Sarajevo!

Sarajevo Hacienda nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Hacienda

Silver & Smoke Club fb_icon_tiny
(Zelenih beretki 12, Sarajevo) Open Wednesday to Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00.
Located in the city center, this Sarajevo club with electronic music is the perfect place if you like to dance late into the night to the music of famous local and international DJs.

Sarajevo Silver & Smoke Club nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Silver & Smoke Club

Trezor fb_icon_tiny
(Kranjčevićeva bb, Sarajevo) Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 6.00.
Probably one of the best clubs in Sarajevo , Trezor is another great place for electronic music lovers. With a great choice of drinks and cocktails and the best of EDM music, the club is open until the wee hours of the morning and is perfect for dancing the night away in the Bosnian capital.

Sarajevo Trezor nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Trezor

Underground Club fb_icon_tiny
(Maršala Tita 56, Sarajevo) Open Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 5.00.
This Sarajevo club hosts local and international rock and jazz concerts. There are good beers on tap and a selection of spirits at affordable prices, and party-goers fill the dance floor. Admission is free and the party starts around midnight when the place gets crowded with a younger crowd. Expect a combination of rock, pop and house music.

Sarajevo Underground Club nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Underground Club

Aquarius Vils fb_icon_tiny
(Zmaja od Bosne 13 & Trg Bosne i Hercegovine, Sarajevo) Open Monday to Thursday from 7.30 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 7.30 to 2.00, Sunday from 9.00 to 22.00.
Aquarius Vils is a café, a restaurant and a club all in one, always very popular and very busy. The place boasts a nice party atmosphere and live bands. Another landmark of Sarajevo's nightlife .

Nightlife Sarajevo Aquarius Vils
Sarajevo nightlife: Aquarius Vils

Shelter Pub fb_icon_tiny
(Strossmayerova 3, Sarajevo) Open Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 2.00.
Located in a dimly lit basement, Shelter has the perfect atmosphere for a jazz club that hosts live music almost every night. The drinks are cheap and the atmosphere is lively. It is one of the places to spend a night out in Sarajevo, especially if you are a fan of jazz music.

Sarajevo Shelter Pub nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Shelter Pub

Kino Bosna fb_icon_tiny
(Alipašina 19, Sarajevo) Kino Bosna is a Sarajevo nightclub located inside an old Yugoslavian cinema. There are live music performances by local and international artists throughout the week and it is very popular on Monday nights. A place that maintains the nostalgic atmosphere of the times of the former Yugoslavia.

Sarajevo Kino Bosna nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Kino Bosna

Jazzbina Sarajevo fb_icon_tiny
(Maršala Tita 38, Sarajevo) Open Monday to Saturday from 11.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 17.00 to 2.00.
Jazzbina Sarajevo is a club in the city center that caters to fans of live music, especially jazz music.

Sarajevo Jazzbina nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Jazzbina

Club Mash fb_icon_tiny
(Branilaca Sarajeva 20, Sarajevo) Open Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 8.00 to 24.00.
In the center of Sarajevo, next to the National Theater, is the Club Mash, popular especially with the locals.

Sarajevo Club Mash nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Club Mash

The bars and pubs of the city of Sarajevo

Café Tito fb_icon_tiny
(Zmaja od Bosne 5, Sarajevo) Located next to the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this fun ironic café is furnished with numerous photos of Tito, lampshades with a hunting helmet and a garden surrounded by artillery pieces. There are often live music concerts. Ideal for listening to great music and having a beer.

Sarajevo Cafe Tito nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Cafe Tito

Café Bar Opera fb_icon_tiny
(Branilaca Sarajeva 25, Sarajevo) Open every day from 7.00 to 24.00.
This is a great place to go, whether you want a crazy night on the town, or just want to relax with a drink. Some evenings there are also live music performances of different types.

Sarajevo Cafe Bar Opera nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Cafe Bar Opera

City Pub fb_icon_tiny
(Hadžiristića bb, Sarajevo) Open every day from 8.00 to 2.00.
Centrally located and always popular with locals and tourists alike, City Pub is a popular Sarajevo bar offering live performances by jazz, blues and rock bands. Enjoy the evening with friends and a few mugs of beer.

Sarajevo City Pub nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: City Pub

La Cava fb_icon_tiny
(Kundurdžiluk 1, Sarajevo) Open daily from 10.00 to 1.00.
Located in the center of Sarajevo a stone's throw from the Miljacka River, this cozy little bar has side tables made from barrels and a good selection of wines, beers and cocktails, as well as the inevitable rakija. The place is not very big but the atmosphere is really cozy and the staff are friendly. Locals and tourists often come here for a few quick pre-drinks before heading to a more active spot.

Nightlife Sarajevo La Cava
Sarajevo nightlife: La Cava

Cheers Pub fb_icon_tiny
(Muvekita 2, Sarajevo) Open every day from 8.00 to 2.00.
Located in the heart of Sarajevo, Cheers is a pub that recalls the London atmosphere. In front of the pub there is an English phone booth and a double decker bus parked right outside. They organize a lot of events and live music here and, despite the crowds, there is always enough space to sit and talk while enjoying the good vibes. Also recommended for great beers and delicious food.

Sarajevo Cheers Pub nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Cheers Pub

S One Sky Lounge fb_icon_tiny
(Skenderija 1, Sarajevo) Open from Sunday to Wednesday 8.00 to 24.00, Thursday from 10.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 8.00 to 1.00.
Located on the roof of the eight-story Marriott Courtyard Hotel, this rooftop bar is unique for its captivating city view, from which you can enjoy a wide range of food, drinks and cocktails. On Friday and Saturday nights the DJs play and the cocktails flow. During the summer this bar organizes afternoon and evening parties with R'n'B music and performances by Bosnian and international DJs.

Sarajevo nightlife S One Sky Lounge
Sarajevo nightlife: S One Sky Lounge

Tesla Pub fb_icon_tiny
(Muvekita 1, Sarajevo) Open every day from 7.00 to 24.00.
In contrast to the pop-rock of the nearby Anglo-Irish pubs, Tesla's soundtrack is more contemporary and draws a lively, young crowd. In this popular Sarajevo nighttime hangout, the inventor's face is plastered throughout the large vaulted brick space.

Sarajevo Tesla Pub nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Tesla Pub

Pivnica HS fb_icon_tiny
(Franjevačka 15, Sarajevo) Open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 1.00, Sunday from 10.00 to 24.00.
Pivnica HS offers live music almost every evening, an extensive wine list, as well as local beers that are brewed within a few dozen meters of the restaurant, in the famous Sarajevo brewery, which was founded in 1864. The bar menu is complemented by generous portions , local bread and soup, very good value for money.

Nightlife Sarajevo Pivnica HS
Sarajevo nightlife: Pivnica HS

The Four Rooms of Mrs. Safija fb_icon_tiny
(Čekaluša 61, Sarajevo) Open Sunday and Monday from 12.00 to 24.00, Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 24.00.
Considered locally very expensive, this place includes a restaurant, a wine bar and a cocktail bar, a lounge and a summer garden full of flowers. With an enchanting and unforgettable setting, this nightclub celebrates the legend of the forbidden love story between the beautiful Safija of Sarajevo and Johan, the Austrian count, during the transition from Turkish to Austro-Hungarian rule.

Sarajevo Nightlife The Four Rooms of Mrs Safija
Sarajevo nightlife: The Four Rooms of Mrs Safija

Gastro Pub Vučko fb_icon_tiny
(Radićeva 10, Sarajevo) Open Monday to Thursday from 8.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 8.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 11.00 to 1.00.
One of Sarajevo's best pubs , Vučko boasts an excellent selection of craft beers, fine wines, great atmosphere and good food, with sausages, potatoes, breaded onions and cheese a must try! The relaxed atmosphere of the place is best expressed in its garden, warm and welcoming even in winter.

Nightlife Sarajevo Gastro Pub Vučko
Sarajevo nightlife: Gastro Pub Vučko

Kamarija Coffee fb_icon_tiny
(Pod bedemom, Sarajevo) Open every day from 8.00 to 23.30.
With an enviable panoramic view over the city, Caffè Kamarija is a bar with an outdoor terrace ideal for sipping a good drink on mild summer evenings. Even the interior space allows you to admire the landscape below thanks to the windows, particularly suggestive at sunset.

Sarajevo Nightlife Kamarija Coffee
Sarajevo nightlife: Kamarija coffee

Cafe Barometar fb_icon_tiny
(Branilaca Sarajeva 23, Sarajevo) Open every day from 7.00 to 24.00.
When you step into this cafe, you will be struck by its industrial design. During the day this is the perfect place for a good cup of coffee and in the evening you can join the crowd and come here for a few drinks and cocktails. At night this café transforms into one of the trendiest bars in the city.

Sarajevo Cafe Barometar nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Cafe Barometar

Vinoteka Dekanter fb_icon_tiny
(Radićeva 4, Sarajevo) Open every day from 10.00 to 24.00.
It is easy to sit for hours tasting local and world wines in this glorious, dimly lit Sarajevo wine bar, decorated with bottles, castle boxes and swirling sculptures on the ceiling of intertwined threads. Stools and high tables spill out onto a small square overlooked by a pub and two lounge bars.

Sarajevo Vinoteka Dekanter nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Vinoteka Dekanter

Mr. Charlie Chaplin fb_icon_tiny
(Bihaćka 19, Sarajevo) Open every day from 7.00 to 24.00.
If you want to spend time with friends in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, whether for a night out or for a daily coffee, Charlie Chaplin is a quiet bar for you.

Sarajevo nightlife Mr. Charlie Chaplin
Sarajevo nightlife: Mr. Charlie Chaplin

Yu Cafe fb_icon_tiny
(Mala aleja 28, Sarajevo) Open every day from 7.30 to 24.00.
The interior of Yu Cafe is inspired by the heyday of the former Yugoslavia. The cafe offers a wide selection of drinks and eternal sounds of Yugoslav pop rock hits.

Sarajevo Yu Cafe nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Yu Cafe

Pivnica Sarajevo fb_icon_tiny
(Maršala Tita 7, Sarajevo) Open every day from 8.00 to 2.00.
Fun restaurant with a great lounge area, Pivnica Sarajevo is worth a visit with its fantastic food, reasonable prices and outdoor setting.

Sarajevo nightlife Pivnica Sarajevo
Sarajevo nightlife: Pivnica Sarajevo

The PUB fb_icon_tiny
(Envera Šehovića 15, Sarajevo) Open Monday to Saturday from 7.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 9.00 to 2.00.
Another Sarajevo bar with a friendly atmosphere and always full of people.

Sarajevo nightlife The PUB
Sarajevo nightlife: The PUB

Pirates Pub fb_icon_tiny
(Kundurdžiluk 10, Sarajevo) Open every day from 7.00 to 24.00.
Decorated in a pirate theme, the Pirates pub is located in the historic center of Sarajevo. The interior is laid out like an old pirate boat with themed decorations. Inside you can dance to the rhythm of the latest musical hits or enjoy one of the excellent cocktails prepared here.

Sarajevo Pirates Pub nightlife
Sarajevo nightlife: Pirates Pub

Map of clubs, pubs and bars in Sarajevo