Pristina nightlife

Pristina: nightlife and clubs

Pristina Nightlife: With Europe's youngest population and many international students, it's not hard to see why Pristina is one of the liveliest capitals in the Balkans. Between cozy cafes in the city center and romantic jazz bars located near historical monuments, here are the best nightclubs in the capital of Kosovo.

Pristina nightlife

Independent since 2008, Kosovo is the youngest state in Europe. Its capital Pristina has about 200,000 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 its very lively and trendy nightlife

Nightlife Pristina by night
Pristina at night

Pristina's nightlife is characterized by the presence of a good variety of cafes, bars and restaurants. They are usually open from 8.00 to 24.00 and most serve coffee, beer, wine and raki. Although the majority of Kosovo's population is Muslim, the nightlife here is very secular , and an increasing number of hangouts, microbreweries and bars are springing up in the capital day after day.

The first craft brewery to take root in Pristina is Sabaja (its beers are served in bars throughout the city and, recently, internationally), now followed by Birra Prishtina , Grembeer , Peja and others. Also very popular is Rajika , a local homemade brandy that is served in most of the cafes and bars in the city. Raki is served in a small glass and must be sipped and enjoyed. It can be made with various types of fruit and nuts, however the most popular varieties you can find in bars in Pristina are grape, pear, 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 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 every bar has an espresso machine for making delicious macchiato and other coffee specialties.

Nightlife Pristina cafes
Nightlife Pristina: Cafes are very popular places in the capital of Kosovo

As for clubbing, Pristina's nightlife has improved rapidly in recent years and is mainly known for techno music . But not only that, here you can experience a wide range of talented artists from 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 each year, while Pristina's nightclub ranges from casual Berlin-style parties to stylish, well-dressed nightclubs. Although small, the city offers something for everyone if you know where to go.

Nightlife Pristina discos
The discos of Pristina

Where to go out in the evening in Pristina

Pristina's bars and nightclubs are concentrated along several main streets, lined with bars and cafes open every day. These main streets are located in the city center perpendicular to the main pedestrian boulevard, Bulevardi Nënë Tereza . This area forms a maze of trendy bars, restaurants, clubs and shops.

Nightlife Pristina Bulevardi Nene Tereza
Pristina nightlife: Bulevardi Nene Tereza

2 Korriku , also called Raki Street , is the most popular street for young people in Pristina. This street is home to a few small taverns on each side by day serving local grilled cuisine. In the evenings (especially Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) the street is full of young people hanging out, drinking and people watching. 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 ABC , Rexhep Luci is a street lined with cafes and bars, most of which serve food.

Nightlife Pristina Rexhep Lights
Pristina nightlife: Rexhep Luci

Qamil Hoxha is also located near the main avenue in the center of Pristina. This street has several cafes with vibrant interiors and a popular traditional restaurant at the top. Fehmi Agani street is also lined with expat-focused restaurants on one side and trendy cafes on the other side. Here you will also find the Beergarden Pub with quiz nights every Thursday evening.

Clubs and discos in Pristina

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(St. Garibaldi, Pristina) The Zone Club is one of the most famous nightclubs in Pristina and hosts many internationally renowned DJs and artists. Open all year round, the club alternates between two different locations during the summer and winter season, with two different locations offering techno, rap and pop music. 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 dance evenings until dawn with notable crowds and the party doesn't stop until the early hours of the morning. Undoubtedly a reference point for Pristina's nightlife .

Nightlife Pristina Zone Club
Pristina nightlife: Zone Club

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(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 that plays mainly pop and rap music, with live music and great DJs. A great 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.

Nightlife Pristina Duplex Club
Pristina nightlife: Duplex Club

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(Grand Hotel, Bulevardi Nënë Tereza, Pristina) Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11.30pm to 5.00am.
Although the Grand Hotel itself has seen much better days, its top floor is currently occupied by one of Pristina's liveliest nightclubs , the Rooftop 13. DJs play sets most nights, while guests enjoy a panoramic view of the city. In addition, the club contains four outdoor Rooftop Gardens, each with a different view of the city, and an outdoor heated smoking area. Dress elegantly.

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Pristina nightlife: 13 Rooftop

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(Rr. Garibaldi Nr.2, Pristina) Open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 3.00.
Located in the city center, Studio 21 is a popular Pristina club with an elegant style and frequented by a trendy crowd.

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Pristina nightlife: Studio 21

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(Sheshi Nëna Terezë, Pristina) Open Monday to Saturday from 22.00 to 4.00.
Located in a basement just off the main pedestrian boulevard, Zanzi is a legendary jazz club in Pristina and arguably one of the capital's longest-running nightclubs. With an underground atmosphere, the bar offers live music every night and is the right place for those who want to dance the night away to music other than techno. Every Monday Zanzi organizes open mic and karaoke evenings with a live band.

Nightlife Pristina Zanzi Jazz Bar
Pristina nightlife: Zanzi Jazz Bar

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(Ilaz Kodra, Pristina) Located just outside the center, Termokiss is an alternative club in Pristina that hosts musical events, as well as debates and other cultural events.

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Pristina nightlife: Termokiss

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(Nazim Gafurri, 27, Pristina) One of the hottest spots in town for Kosovo's young grunge scene, M Klub offers a large, attractive and eclectic garden with live music every day in the summer and happy hour during the week from 18.00 to 20.00. The club represents the style of Pristina's post-war bars located in refurbished houses. M Klub is a great place to start the night on the weekend: upstairs there is a DJ playing from midnight onwards and drinks sold at local prices. The atmosphere is casual akin to a house party but with a stunning back garden to relax in. The right place to immerse yourself in the authentic vibes of Pristina.

Nightlife Pristina Klubi M Club
Pristina nightlife: Klubi M Club

The bars and pubs of Pristina

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(Arbëria, Vicianum, 1, Pristina) Open Monday to Saturday from 7.00 to 24.00.
This popular Pristina bar is aimed at rock music lovers, with live music almost every night.

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Pristina nightlife: Rockuzine

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(4 / A Fazli Grajqevci, Pristina) Open Monday to Saturday from 8.00 to 24.00.
Soma Book Station has become a Pristina nightlife , and is popular both day and night. Known for its carefully curated in-house library that also includes vinyls and products from local artists, as well as evening musical performances of all genres, Soma pampers its guests with quality literature, art and music. Exposed brick walls with stylish lamps and a vaulted ceiling create a warm interior vibe with a carefully stocked island bar in the center of the space. There is also a beautiful garden where guests can enjoy their drinks during the hottest days. Soma Book Station is frequented by intellectuals, journalists, artists and students, as well as by the expat community living in the city.

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Pristina nightlife: Soma Book Station

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(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 its drinks, atmosphere and always cheerful staff. The ideal place to spend a party evening in Pristina.

Nightlife Pristina Bamboo Bar
Pristina nightlife: Bamboo Bar

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(Ganimete Terbeshi, No. 2, Pristina) This place is a meeting place for nerds and alternative people. In the basement there is a pub offering its own brewed beers, accompanied by rakija, the traditional Balkan vodka. The bar is open every Friday night and plays rock music playlists or hosts live rock bands.

Nightlife Pristina Hackerspace
Pristina nightlife: Hackerspace

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(Bulevardi Nënë Tereza, Pristina) Open every day from 7.30 to 24.00.
Located not far from the baby monument, which is an iconic symbol of the city, Half and Half is one of the trendiest bars in Pristina . With a sleek and modern design, this bar has it all, whether you want to try their coffee, local wines, beers, smoothies, cocktails, beverages or seasonal fruit juices. It is located right in the city center and offers great views over Pristina's central square.

Nightlife Pristina Half & Half Café
Pristina Nightlife: Half & Half Café

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(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 cakes in town, as well as great drinks. The beautiful patio is the ideal place to relax during the summer days. There's a great selection of English books, excellent cocktails, friendly English-speaking staff, and occasional live music in the evenings, including jazz.

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Pristina nightlife: Dit and Nat

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(Ferid Curri, Pristina) Open every day from 11.00 to 2.00.
For 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 locals who like to spend their time listening to local artists and bands playing their songs on weekends.

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Pristina nightlife: Priview Bar

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(Mujo Ulqinaku Nr. 59, Pristina) This Pristina bar is very popular for its good cocktails at cheap prices.

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Pristina nightlife: Crème de la Crème

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(Tringë Smajli, Pristina) Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
This cozy pub frequented by locals boasts a beautiful garden decorated with artwork and neon lights that give it an inviting atmosphere at night. The pub offers great beers, hosts regular events and DJs every night and is a great place to relax or start the night before heading to Pristina's nightclubs .

Nightlife Pristina Miqt Pub
Pristina nightlife: Miqt Pub

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(Rexhep Luci, Pristina) Open every day from 7.00 to 24.00.
A bar with a relaxed atmosphere in the center of Pristina. Excellent service, great hospitality and exquisite cocktails. A good place to visit to meet a lot of people, but also for a snack or coffee.

Nightlife Pristina Bon Vivant
Pristina nightlife: Bon Vivant

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(Shaban Polluzha 8, Pristina) Open every day from 7.00 to 1.00.
Located in a good location, this bar is very cozy and offers good music and good food.

Nightlife Pristina Che Bar
Nightlife Pristina: What a Bar

Map of clubs, pubs and bars in Pristina