5 Local Bars You Should Visit
You have probably heard about Belgrade’s rich drinking and coffee culture. The city offers mainstream bar and cafeteria districts like Obelićev Venac, Stahinjića Bana, Savamala, Boulevard and similar. Of caurse you could check out some of those and feel as an average citizen of Belgrade or even you could visit some of our favorite hot spots and make sure you experience Belgrade properly.
Supermarket Deli is a small concept store and a restaurant that stands at 19-20 Topličin venac. The location itself is quite interesting, popular gathering place Park Palace, that gives the true spirit of Belgrade downtown is just across the street. Supermarket Deli offers wide selection of wines and cocktails. Also, it offers selection of culinary specialties. Since this is a concept store you can buy a lot of food , such as: homemade sausages, Italian mortadella, Hungarian salami, French pate, of Spanish ham, dried meat, fresh fish and meat, organic fruits and vegetables, spices, top quality cheeses, home-made fish stew, mustard, wine, great coffee, dry cakes, Belgian cakes, the famous pies and hundreds of different products …
Bar Bašta is located in the Savamala quarter, at Male Stepenice 1a, next to the building which houses popular gay club Apartment, under Brankov bridge. This place has a unique vibe with views to Brankov bridge and the Sava river. It offers a relaxing experience with a carefully chosen selection of wine and cocktails, mixed with the sounds of jazz and live acts.
Popular organic restaurant Gnezdo Organic is situated just around the corner in the same post WW building.
Smokvica is another Belgrade hot spot. It is situated in an old building in the heart of the city on Dorćol. Smokvica consists from indoor restaurant and a very small, but charming garden located between two old buildings. It offers wine, food, cocktails and various cakes. The interior of the restaurant includes few different styles that are created as one complete concept. The crowd is good-looking and refined.
Address: Kralja Petra 73, 11000 Belgrade
Crveni rak (Red crab) is a small but cozy place crowded with locals, offering a nice selection of beer and occasionally live music. There are few places similar to this one in Belgrade, but Crveni rak is definitely unique. As locals would say “it has a soul”, and represents the other house for the specific local crew! It also attracts people from all around the city. Music is mostly mainstream rock and blues, sometimes jazz. Live performances during the weekend. Red walls filled with old, black and white photos and space full of old furniture pieces and many different objects and memorabilia remind on some European pubs. There is only six or seven tables there, plus bar of course, and during the night finding a place to sit can be very difficult, and taking reservations on weekend nights could solve this problem. Crveni rak is tucked among the small Zemun streets, but it is still in the center of Zemun and about 50 meters away from quay, and it is nearby the famous Zemun market.
Address: Beogradska 14, Zemun