Nightlife Bratislava: even if it is not yet as famous as Prague or Budapest, the young Slovak capital is making itself known for its low cost tourism and for its discreet and lively nightlife. Discover the best nightclubs in Bratislava for drinking and partying all night!
Trendy, lively and young city, Bratislava has established itself in the last decade as one of the European low cost destinations preferred by young people, who increasingly choose it for a weekend of leisure as a valid alternative to the more noble cities of Vienna, Budapest and Prague . The growing popularity of the Slovak capital has been favored above all by the low cost flights operated by Ryanair , which connect the main city of Slovakia with Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy. Visitors to Vienna are also often lured to cross the border to celebrate in Bratislava's hotspots just a few kilometers away.
Although smaller in size than the other capitals, Bratislava still sports a vibrant nightlife with numerous options for evening entertainment , mainly concentrated in its historic center, called Staré Mesto . The liveliest bars and clubs are scattered between Michalská , Obchodná and Ventúrska streets . Karpatska street is also becoming more and more popular among Bratislava's young hipsters as a night spot, as is Nedbalova street , also located in the heart of the historic center.
The nightclubs are not many but they are original and atmospheric. Furthermore, in the small historical center of Bratislava it is possible to find all kinds of bars or pubs: from cafes with outdoor tables to pubs with loud rock music, to discos and nightclubs that offer stripteases, which have now become one of the destinations. favorite for stag parties .
Along with Bratislava's nightlife , don't miss out on its tasty Bohemian cuisine and excellent beers ! The pubs in the center are a must to taste some good local beers, including Martiner , Zlatý Bazant , Kelt and Saris : the right ingredients to start your night of fun and revelry in Bratislava ! Keep in mind that a half-liter mug costs no more than two euros! All this, combined with the extremely cordial and hospitable atmosphere that reigns in the Slovak town, guarantees nights of healthy fun.
In Bratislava there is also an important student community which makes the nightlife of the city particularly lively. Just outside the historic center Mlynská Dolina , the largest student accommodation complex in Central Europe. More than 15,000 students from all over the world live and study here. There is also the largest cemetery in Slovakia and a zoo. The youthful energy of this student city offers a unique atmosphere with lots of entertainment throughout the year. The cheap prices, many pubs and clubs attract anyone who wants to party.
The most popular event is undoubtedly the “Bažant na Mlynoch” , where you can watch the performances of the most famous Slovak groups.
Clubs and discos in Bratislava
Great Club Bratislava (Suché Mýto 6, Bratislava)
Open Friday from 10pm to 5am, Saturday from 10pm to 4am.
Located in the heart of Bratislava, the Great Club Bratislava is one of the most visited nightclubs in Bratislava . Great Club Bratislava offers parties focusing on many music genres from Latin music, hip hop, house music, club music, RnB, techno and much more every weekend performed by well-known DJs from Bratislava and abroad.
If you are looking for the most beautiful girls in the area, a great dance floor, perfect music and delicious drinks, you will find them right here. The Great Club is also characterized by professional staff, the longest bar in the city, comfortable lounges and high-quality hookah service. Female students from local or foreign universities have free access to any party in this night club.
Loclub (Ventúrska 5, Bratislava)
Open Sunday to Thursday from 9.00 to 23.00, Friday from 9.00 to 4.00, Saturday from 10.00 to 4.00.
Located on the pedestrian zone, LOCLUB – Food & Music is one of the most popular nightclubs in Bratislava . It is both a cocktail bar and a restaurant. Whether you love crowds or a more intimate atmosphere, there's something for everyone. LOCLUB is a mixture of several spacious and luxuriously furnished spaces and labyrinths.
The club is often visited by Slovakian celebrities and is also popular with tourists. They mix great drinks, cook delicious food and play the best DJs. At the LOCLUB there are original parties every weekend. You can find it at 5 Venturska street in Bratislava.
(Nábrežie armádneho generála Ludvíka Svobodu, Bratislava) Open Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 5.00.
A legend of Bratislava nightlife for at least two generations, the Subclub is a nightclub located in a former WWII nuclear bunker carved into the hill below Bratislava Castle. The club is famous and very popular for its music and the atmosphere that reigns inside, and today represents the heart of the techno music of the city. This is the place to listen to good techno, House and drum'n'bass with world famous DJs.
The spartan interiors, the fluorescent colors and the labyrinthine corridors give a fascinating underground atmosphere. Also here you will find good and cheap beer. Not to be missed.
(Most SNP 1, Bratislava) Open every day from 10.00 to 23.00.
Located on the observation platform at the top of the "Novy Most" , the bridge that crosses the Danube, the UFO is a restaurant with Slovak and international cuisine that turns into a club in the evening, with a fantastic view of the river and the illuminated city . Although the place is expensive, it is worth a visit. The ascent in the lift is subject to charges but, once at the top, you can admire a truly fabulous night view.
Trafo Music Bar
(Ventúrska 269/1, Bratislava) Open Thursday to Saturday from 21.00 to 4.00.
With a style similar to London clubs, the Trafo Music Bar is one of the trendiest clubs in Bratislava. Impossible not to notice the very long bar counter (15 meters long). For the rest, the club offers excellent evenings, lots of fun with entertainment, dancing and even live music.
Nu Spirit Bar & Lounge
(Medená 96/16, Bratislava) Open Sunday to Wednesday 17.00 to 1.00, Thursday to Saturday 17.00 to 4.00.
Located just a 5-minute walk from the historic city center, Nu Spirit Bar & Lounge is a very popular spot in Bratislava's nightlife and is always very popular. An oasis of good and relaxing music, the Nu Spirit Bar & Lounge welcomes people who want to enjoy live music 6 days a week. The music ranges from jazz to hip hop, from House to drum'n'bass. When, after midnight, most of the pubs in the center close, people start to congregate in front of the Nu Spirit entrance: this is the only sign that points to this place in a hidden, dark and silent street. Come here during one of the special events and dance on the table until the wee hours of the morning with a bottle of Hruškovica in hand!
The Club Bratislava
(Rybné námestie 4135/1, Bratislava) Open Thursday to Saturday from 10pm to 5am.
Located inside the building of the Park Inn Danube Hotel, The Club is one of the most exclusive and hottest nightclubs in the Slovakian capital . Characterized by the presence of very beautiful girls, this club offers a good programming of parties and thematic weekends with prestigious local and world-famous djs.
(Hviezdoslavovo námestie 182/25, Bratislava) Open Thursday to Saturday from 15.00 to 4.00.
Le Club is a luxury club offering classy cocktails, elegant interiors and first class service. This is a favorite hangout for local celebrities, including sportsmen, TV stars and politicians. Elegant attire is required.
(Viedenská cesta, Bratislava) The River's Club is a nightclub located inside a floating boat on the Danube, animated especially in the summer and reachable along the Novy Most.
Radost Music Club
(Obchodná 528/48, Bratislava) Open Wednesday and Thursday from 19.00 to 6.00, Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 6.00.
Located on Obchodná street, the Radost is a small underground club oriented towards chill-out and electronic music, with different styles depending on the evening. Inside there are also comfortable armchairs where you can relax smoking a good hookah and waiting for the sunrise.
(Sedlárska 366/1, Bratislava) Open Sunday and Monday from 17.00 to 1.00, Tuesday and Wednesday from 17.00 to 3.00, Thursday from 17.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.00 to 5.00.
Although the place looks pretentious from the outside, the Barrock is one of the best places to party in Bratislava . The place has a great atmosphere, the dance floor is always full and there are also quiet corners to sit and talk upstairs. The Barrock also offers excellent burgers and tasty ribs.
(Župné námestie 2, Bratislava) Open Sunday to Thursday from 21.00 to 5.00, Friday and Saturday from 21.00 to 6.00.
Located in the square called Zupne namestie, Channels is one of the most popular clubs in Bratislava , open 365 days a year and with three floors full of fun and great music. The club is crowded every night of the week and especially on weekends. To underline their excellent variety of cocktails, including a choice of 17 types of gins from all over the world.
(Botanická 6197/35, Bratislava) Open Monday and Tuesday from 19.00 to 2.00, from Wednesday to Saturday from 19.00 to 4.00.
Located in the university area, Casey is a club in Bratislava that frequented almost exclusively by Slovak students. Great place to go hunting for some pretty Slovakian girls. Every Tuesday there is the university party with a lot of people and drinks for 1 euro: not to be missed! You can reach Casey by taxi or tram by taking line 1-4.
Rio Grande Restaurant Night Bar & Cafè
(Hviezdoslavovo námestie 15, Bratislava) Open from Sunday to Tuesday from 11.00 to 1.00, Wednesday and Thursday from 11.00 to 1.30, Friday and Saturday from 11.00 to 2.30.
The upper floor is a restaurant with South American cuisine, while the lower floor is the disco, always very busy.
(Nedbalova 435/3, Bratislava) Open Monday to Wednesday from 12.00 to 1.00, Thursday from 12.00 to 3.00, Friday from 12.00 to 4.00, Saturdays from 16.00 to 4.00, Sunday from 16.00 to 24.00.
KC Dunaj is a multi-cultural meeting point, filled with live entertainment, club nights, literature, visual arts, theater, social events and themed nights. Our tip: Swing Time and retro party. The place is worth a visit just to have a drink and enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Bratislava castle.
(Šafárikovo nám. 77/4, Bratislava) Open Sunday to Wednesday 6.00pm to 2.00am, Thursday to Saturday 6.00pm to 4.00am.
Real rockers will find their satisfaction at RockOK , a club open every day until the early hours of the morning that offers rock music concerts.
Music Bar Priatelia
(Hurbanovo nám. 496/6, Bratislava) Open Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 5.00, Saturday from 15.00 to 5.00.
Music bar inspired by the 90's TV series “Friends”, with 80's and 90's music.
(Šafárikovo námestie 7, Bratislava) Open Friday and Saturday from 21.00 to 5.00.
The UHU Club offers colorful and always different parties every weekend, most of which with free admission before 10.30pm. Excellent musical selection that ranges over the most disparate genres.
(Námestie SNP 24, Bratislava) Open Sunday to Wednesday 17.00 to 1.00, Thursday to Saturday 17.00 to 4.00.
Disco with breakcore, hardcore, death, noiz, mord core, industrial beats and similar music. “Trashold” is the most visited and most popular event, with electronic music of various genres.
High Street Club
(Vysoká 5219/14, Bratislava) Located next to the busy Obchodna shopping street, the High Street Club is a two-story nightclub with commercial music. Inside there is also plenty of space to sit and enjoy tasty drinks and have some conversation, while the smaller dance floors offer a great opportunity to make new friends, given the tight space. Here, too, different themed parties are organized depending on the evening.
(Hurbanovo námestie 6, Bratislava) Open Monday to Thursday 16.00 to 2.00, Friday and Saturday 16.00 to 4.00, Sunday 16.00 to 24.00.
Alternative club which, in addition to disco nights, hosts numerous cross-genre events, workshops, small concerts and exhibitions of young alternative contemporary artists. Or you can just play chess and enjoy the local library, relaxing on the comfortable sofas and losing track of time. The club offers a good variety of quality teas, beer of course and absinthe.
La Bomba Club (formerly La Fiesta)
(Prievozská 3987/18, Bratislava) Open Monday from 17.00 to 23.00, Tuesday from 17.00 to 1.00, Wednesday and Thursday from 17.00 to 12.00, Friday and Saturday from 21.00 to 4.00.
La Bomba is Slovakia's largest Latin American club , open seven days a week for dancing all week. The weekend parties follow one another with vibrant Cuban salsa, mambo, bachata and kizomba, setting off a wave of exotic rhythms for all Latin music fans. The club offers numerous dance lessons (in several separate rooms) and a cafeteria. This place is obviously a magnet for tourists, not only for the great music, but also for the many Slovak girls passionate about South American dances that populate this club. The interior is decorated with intriguing artifacts from around the world, making La Bomba a truly unique nightclub.
(Karpatská 3089/2, Bratislava) Open Monday to Saturday from 16.00 to 4.00, Sunday from 16.00 to 24.00.
Located at the intersection of Sancova and Zilinska streets, Randal is a rock themed club that represents a real paradise for hard rock fans. The sound system screams at the top of its lungs punk, grind, metal, thrash metal, death metal and the live concerts are usually followed by the actual club night, always staying on the same musical genre. Smoking is allowed inside the club, so be prepared to come home smoked.
Bars and pubs in Bratislava
Aligator Crystal Rock Pub
(Špitalska 37, vchod z Mariánskej, Bratislava) Open Monday to Wednesday from 17.00 to 1.00, Thursday and Friday from 17.00 to 4.00, Saturdays from 19.00 to 4.00.
Located in the historic center, the Aligator is one of the best nightclubs in the city where you can listen to live rock music. At the top of the stairs stands the statue of an alligator, while the dance floor is created above a boxing ring. This underground style pub also offers a good selection of local wines and strong cocktails. Bratislava nightlife institution for at least two decades.
(Hviezdoslavovo námestie 7, Bratislava) Open Sunday to Thursday from 12.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 1.00.
The Skybar is an elegant bar located on the top floor of a building in the historic center of Bratislava. The bar offers a choice of over 70 different types of vodka and various cocktails, offering an incredible view of the castle. In addition, there is also a restaurant with a terrace serving Mediterranean and Thai dishes. The Skybar is certainly the right place to spend a quieter evening, perhaps in sweet company.
The Slovak Pub
(Obchodná 62, Bratislava) Open Sunday to Thursday from 12.00 to 23.00, Friday from 11.00 to 1.00, Saturdays from 10.00 to 23.45.
A real institution in Bratislava, the Slovak Pub offers the best local beers and excellent cocktails, but above all it offers typical Slovak dishes. Absolutely one of the best restaurants to eat in Bratislava , especially if you want to taste the local specialties. Prices are also cheap.
The Dubliner Irish Pub
(Sedlárska 6, Bratislava) Open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 9.00 to 1.00.
The Dubliner is the classic Irish pub, always very popular and a great place to drink a good Guinness beer. Every night the bar hosts live music and the atmosphere is always very festive.
(Ventúrska 267/5, Bratislava) Open Sunday to Thursday from 10.00 to 24.00, Friday from 10.00 to 2.00, Saturdays from 11.00 to 2.00.
Located on Venturska Street, the Jazz Cafe offers evenings with live jazz music.
(Zámocká 13, Bratislava) Open Monday to Thursday from 11.00 to 23.00, Friday and Saturday from 11.00 to 1.00.
Microbrewery offering different types of Czech and Slovak beers. It also includes a restaurant serving gourmet dishes and an upstairs bar which hosts live rock concerts.
(Námestie SNP 1, Bratislava) Open Monday to Thursday from 20.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 5.00, Sunday from 20.00 to 2.00.
Considered one of the best cocktail bars in Bratislava, the Cocoloco boasts a choice of around 120 excellent cocktails at modest prices. Occasionally the bar staff gives away some complimentary brandy shots.