12 Of The Best Bars In Belgrade That Promise A Good Time

Thanks to the surge of cool speakeasies, Belgrade has become an utterly exciting place to taste an immaculate drink…or two.

Bar Central is a fine example of Belgrade’s attention and passion towards mixology, as an imaginative bar and school expanding collaborative experimentations in the art of craft cocktails. For travelers, there’s a deluge of choices, mostly hidden in quiet alleys or ambiguous doors without signage. There’s one thing for sure, the welcome is always warm. Have a živeli good time!

Bar Central

Kralja Petra 59, Beograd 11158, Serbia

In between the popular Skadarlija and Dorcol neighborhoods, Bar Central comprises of award-winning experts creating – according to some – the best cocktails in Belgrade. The staff is on a constant wheel of testing and experimenting with various spices and dried ingredients. Sometimes, 500 drinks and 20 different twists of Negronis are made on one single night. Bar Central sets a different standard for mixology due to its cocktail college which certifies 120 students on a yearly basis.

Central Pub
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Druid bar

Cincar Jankova 1, Beograd, Serbia

Druid bar
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Jazzy and cozy. Druid Bar is a classic speakeasy: obscure on the outside, no sign at the door, polished cocktails inside. No menu needed, just utter your liquor of choice and an impeccably crafted drink will arrive for that flawless sip. Unlike other bars on this list, you’ll need to reserve a table at Druid to ensure a place to sit since the bar itself is modest in size.

Riddle Bar

Skadarska 9, Beograd 11000, Serbia

Riddle Bar is the perfect example that speakeasies and craft cocktails are making a splash in Belgrade. Again, zero menu, hidden entrance. One of the friendly bartenders arrives at the table to ask for taste and alcohol preferences: sweet, bitter, gin, vodka…etc. A few minutes later, he returns with a bespoke concoction which completely suits your unique palate. The team of mixologists even go out of their way to handmake the bar’s very own ice. Riddle Bar’s thoughtfulness even extends beyond the bar, a trip to the restroom is also a grooming access to hair products for men and hygiene materials for women.

Belgrade Cocktail Club

Uzun Mirkova 7, Beograd, Serbia

Belgrade Cocktail Club is quite hidden, so don’t hesitate to ring the door bell once you arrive at this fascinating speakeasy. Warm and welcoming, ask for Kimi to make a mean mixed drink of your choice. If not, choose from an impressive cocktail list. Since the bar’s location is near Kalemegdan, it’s a fantastic starting point to begin the night.

Belgrade Cocktail Club
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Bitters Bar

Kapetan-Mišina 16, Beograd 11158, Serbia

For 5€ per cocktail, you’re getting one of the best concoctions. Bitters Bar includes a tiki collection which is rare for Belgrade, in addition to signature and classic cocktails. But for the best, go rogue rather than ordering from the menu. Chat with the bartenders and let them create a unique blend personalized just for you. Go on weekdays for a 2 for 1 special price, between 5-7 p.m.

Bitters Bar Belgrade
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