Podgorica Nightlife: Less well known than the seaside resorts of Montenegro, the capital Podgorica surprises with its unique and exciting atmosphere and a multitude of trendy cafes and nightclubs in which to drink and dance late into the night.
Unlike the most popular tourist resorts in Montenegro , including the famous and lively Budva , Podgorica stands out for its relaxed character and for its mix of Ottoman culture and the Soviet style of the socialist period of the high-rises scattered around the city.
The capital of Montenegro is today a modern city with a rapidly developing nightlife. During the day, Podgorica is an excellent base for sightseeing trips in the surrounding area, such as the one to Ostrog Monastery and Lake Skadar, or for a jump to the sea on one of the beautiful beaches of the Montenegrin coast. Also in the city there are numerous historical monuments, such as the Clock Tower and the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ, the main church of the capital.
Although during the day it is a quiet city, when the sun goes down, the nightlife of Podgorica does not disappoint and is animated by numerous cafes, pubs and discos where you can party all night in the Montenegrin capital.
Much of Podgorica's nightlife takes place in cafes . During the summer, cafes with the best patios are the most popular spots. These cafes also have beer, wine, and sometimes alcohol on their menus. The cuisine is also delicious, with Italian and Turkish influences, and all at very cheap prices. In fact, compared to the tourist resorts on the coast, Podgorica is cheaper and you can enjoy local dishes and sip some good beers for a few euros. The nightlife of the capital of Montenegro is decidedly low cost.
While coffee is definitely the drink of choice during the week, on the weekend Podgorica nights bring out a whole new side of the city. Stroll through the city center after dark and you will see local beers and fruity cocktails in the hands of patrons at every downtown café and bar.
In Podgorica there are numerous nightclubs and open-air bars, which are very popular during the summer season. These normally stay open until 1am, when the crowds move to Podgorica's nightclubs , mainly located in basements in the city center. Clubs in the capital are busiest on Fridays and Saturdays, but some are full during the week. One of the most important factors to determine before deciding to go to a club is the music. Indeed, the nightlife of Podgorica is focused on folk music from the countries of the former Yugoslavia, usually difficult for foreigners to appreciate, which is why you should opt for some dance music club or EDM.
Podgorica districts and nightlife
While it's easy to find great places to drink all over the city, Podgorica's nightlife is concentrated in some areas that are more popular than others.
Bokeška Street : This pretty little street is lined with cafes, terraces and beautiful greenery. During the summer, the courtyards fill up quickly with locals meeting friends for a drink. This is by far one of the best places to enjoy Podgorica's nightlife .
Njegoševa Street : This is another great place to drink, with tons of bars next to each other. Here you also find plenty of places where you can grab a late night bite.
Most of the new and trendy cafes, on the other hand, are located in the Vektra , the new part of the city. The modern design and relaxed atmosphere, coupled with Podgorica's art of espresso coffee, make this neighborhood ideal for an interesting experience.
Also around Podgorica Stadium there are lots of great cafes and really cool bars. The stadium sometimes hosts live music events as well, so be sure to check if there is any upcoming event.
Clubs and discos in Podgorica
(5 19. Decembar, Podgorica) Open Friday and Saturday from 22.00 to 3.30.
Although small in size, District is one of the most famous nightclubs in Podgorica . Always very popular, the club is only open on weekends.
Mr Stefan Braun
(Vaka Đurovića, Podgorica) Surely the most popular place to go clubbing in Podgorica , Mr Stefan Brown is a trendy club with house and dance music, frequented by young people and many beautiful Montenegrin girls.
Culture Club Tarantino
(Bokeška 6, Podgorica) Open every day from 7.00 to 1.00.
Located on one of the main bar streets of the city, Tarantino is one of the most popular clubs in Podgorica , frequented by both tourists and local young people. A hip and alternative nightclub in the city center, furnished with an English phone booth and exposed brick walls. Doubling down in both a bar and coffee shop, guests here can perk up during the day with a good cappuccino or immerse themselves in Podgorica's nightlife while listening to new and emerging musicians. The club promotes local music, art and other alternative events, and their parties are filled with students drinking and dancing.
(Mareza bb, Podgorica) Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
Located in a hotel just outside the center of the Montenegrin capital, this elegant restaurant, bar and club is a real hotspot for Podgorica's nightlife . Immersed in a welcoming and inviting setting, with opulent interior décor that infuses the property with grandeur, the hotel's restaurant is a culinary extravaganza that aims to combine traditional Montenegrin cuisine with its guests' international tastes and thus creates a wide range of dishes with Montenegrin, Serbian, German and Italian influences.
Open every weekend, the bar and nightclub offer a glamorous evening of celebration that begins with performances by local pop and folk groups and ends with the resident DJ playing dance music all night long. It deserves to be visited, especially in summer, when the party moves to the large terrace.
(27 Njegoševa, Podgorica) Open daily from 8.00 to 3.00.
Another popular club in Podgorica characterized by an exclusive and refined style and frequented by trendy people and Montenegrin models.
(Njegoseva 33, Podgorica) Open daily from 7.00 to 2.00.
Cozy club located in the center of Podgorica, where the party almost never stops. With live music, mainly rock, this disco is decorated with a wood and stone interior and has a very casual atmosphere.
Ethno Jazz Club Sejdefa
(10 Bulevar Stanka Dragojevića, Podgorica) Open every day from 8.00 to 2.00.
This Podgorica jazz club guarantees a unique experience for music lovers. With a relaxed atmosphere and popular with locals, this hip club offers live jazz music on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Try the owner's homemade wines and rakija.
Zeppelin Lounge and Club
(Njegoseva 46, Podgorica) Open daily from 8.00 to 3.00.
This is one of the most popular disco bars in Podgorica . With a modern and trendy style, this bar is appreciated for its really cheap beers and their beautiful patio, where the beautiful people of the capital come to see and be seen.
Podgorica's bars and pubs
(24 Njegoševa, Podgorica) Open daily from 8.00 to 3.00.
Located in the city center, Café Berlin is certainly one of the most popular nightclubs in Podgorica . Its interior is filled with antiques and paintings, the atmosphere is lively and there is always quality music ranging from classic rock to contemporary pop-rock, with good parties on weekends. Frequented by an artistic crowd of students, actors and writers, Caffe Berlin is a beacon for the city's creative community, and remains a hip place in the city center. This place is also a favorite with tourists who want to immerse themselves in Podgorica's nightlife , as it is one of the few bars that stays open until late at night.
Montenegro Cafe Pub
(58 Njegoševa, Podgorica) Located in the city center and with a pleasant atmosphere, this bar is the place to be if you want to listen to high quality rock and roll music and live performances by bands or DJs. This bar often hosts live rock, ska and alternative bands.
(Stanka Dragojevica, Podgorica) Open daily from 9.00 to 3.00.
This elegant bar in the center of Podgorica is a meeting place for students, tourists and locals. The bar has a bright and elegant interior decorated in an Indian style and two separate gardens perfect for relaxing in the sun. Always popular due to its location near the park, the Buda Bar terrace is the ideal place to have a drink or party on summer evenings. The club plays pop music late into the night and the dance floor is always crowded, while the bartenders prepare some of the best cocktails in town. For a warm and sociable atmosphere with great cocktails and live music, Buda Bar is a must see.
La Cultura Gastro & Bar
(26 Njegoševa, Podgorica) Open every day from 8.00 to 1.00.
Located in the city center, La Cultura Gastro & Bar is a great choice to spend a relaxing afternoon with friends in the inner garden, but at the same time it is the center of Podgorica's nightlife , especially on weekends, when concerts are organized by the I live.
PG Akademija Piva
(Moskovska 2-9, Podgorica) Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
If you are a beer lover, you should definitely visit Akademija Piva, one of the best craft breweries in Podgorica . They have 6 types of beer and excellent dishes, including “black pizza”, 3 types of sausages and black sesame chicken. To try!
(132, 92 Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog, Podgorica) Open every day from 9.00 to 24.00.
This cool little relaxed bar features a surprisingly pleasant tree-lined outdoor terrace for a drink on summer evenings in Podgorica. Good cocktails and live music complete the offer of this place.
Hard Rock Cafe
(Cetinjska 1, The Capital Plaza, Podgorica) Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 24.00, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 24.00.
Enjoy freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and local cuisine. Also ideal for an evening cocktail, Podgorica's Hard Rock Cafe is furnished with musical memorabilia and there is also a shop where you can buy Hard Rock souvenirs.
(8-24 Bokeška, Podgorica) Open Sunday to Thursday from 8.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 8.00 to 3.00.
Created as a multimedia space, restaurant and club, Strudla is a place that offers quality services from morning coffee to evening jazz-rock concerts by foreign or local bands. The interior designer was inspired by the eclectic principle of mixing different design expressions in creating the authentic interior space, making Štrudla an ideal space for organizing concerts, exhibitions, literary meetings, small shows and other cultural events.
(L3, Studentska, Podgorica) Open every day from 7.00 to 24.00.
This Podgorica brewery boasts a nice atmosphere, good beers, delicious German cuisine and rock music at night. Highly recommended sausages, ribs or sandwiches.
(Ulica Studentska lamela 8, Podgorica) Open every day from 9.00 to 24.00.
This relaxed bar is perfect to start your evening in Podgorica with some shots and some good cocktails. Sometimes there is DJ and live music.
St. Patrick Irish Pub
(73 Slobode, Podgorica) Open Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 2.00, Saturdays from 10.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 16.00 to 2.00.
Located in the center of Podgorica, this Irish pub hosts live music with the local band. In addition to great pub food and beer, you can also sample local wines and schnapps here.
Scottish Pub McCloud
(3 Hercegovačka, Podgorica) Open Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 1.00, Sunday from 9.00 to 1.00.
McCloud is arguably the first and only true Scottish pub in town. Ideal for an evening of drinking with friends or to see some live sports.
Koala Caffe Bar
(Studentska ulica br. 43, Podgorica) Open Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 24.00, Sunday from 10.00 to 24.00.
This casual bar is a nice little place to have a drink during your evening in Podgorica.
Klub Kulture Soba
(6 Bokeška, Podgorica) Open daily from 7.00 to 1.00.
Located in the center of Podgorica, this quirky bar quickly garnered all the sympathies of the locals to become one of the few places where you can relax while drinking coffee and chatting with friends and colleagues. Soba is designed as a multimedia space intended for the promotion of different types of art and culture. Exhibitions of paintings and photographs, literary promotions, film screenings, musical themed evenings are a permanent part of the program. On weekends and sometimes during the week, there is quality music from local and regional DJs. In addition, there is also a bookshop where you can find contemporary, antique, used and carefully preserved books.
Elit Restoran Bar
(Šeika Zajeda bb, Podgorica) Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
Elit is an elegant restaurant in Podgorica that boasts a good variety of a la carte wines. Great for a romantic evening with some Montenegrin girls.