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Skopje Nightlife, Macedonia

Macedonia’s picturesque capital, Skopje, is becoming increasingly popular with tourists from every part of the world. Like many other countries from the Balkans, in the last decade Macedonia has been putting emphasis on developing its touristic potential. Skopje is a truly exciting city, a cultural melting pot that combines elements of Ottoman, Byzantine and, of course, Macedonian culture. Skopje is home to a large number of ethnic Albanians, Turks and other people from the Balkans, city’s nightlife is a mix of Istanbul, Tirana and Belgrade. Since Skopje is a capital city, naturally there are many excellent restaurants, cafes and clubs that are worth taking a look at. This Skopje Nightlife Guide offers a list of recommended venues that won’t disappoint you.

Skopje Nightlife Guide - Eating Out

Thanks to Skopje’s multicultural atmosphere, you can easily find many ethnic stores and restaurants that will satisfy your taste for gourmet cuisine. Macedonian specialties such as burek, banitsa or turli tava are available at almost any restaurant, and some of them even in fast foods. International cuisine aficionados will also surely find many places that they will enjoy, as the city is chock full of Mexican, Greek, Italian and various Asian restaurants. If you want to try some delicious local specialties, you should visit Beerhouse An, which, despite its misleading name, is a great restaurant where you can find the tastiest Macedonian dishes in the city. The restaurant has a very pleasant summer terrace where you can enjoy your meal and admire the garden at the same time, and the interior is also very tastefully decorated.

This Skopje Nightlife Guide recommends that you try out the place’s specialty, the shopska salad. If you just want to grab a bite to eat while sightseeing, go to Destan 1, a popular kebab place near the city’s bazaar. This fast-food style place offers delicious authentic kebabs served with traditional dressings. If you’re not sure whether you want traditional or international food, go to Ezerce, a large restaurant whose menu comprises dishes from all over the continent. In summer, at Ezerce you can listen to live music on the terrace.

Skopje Nightlife Guide - Nightlife

Skopje has numerous bars and clubs that cater to every taste. There are several large nightclubs where you can listen and dance to the latest music, but there are many alternative clubs frequented by the bohemian crowd. Kaj Pero is a quaint little bar located in a cellar, where you can listen to many talented local bands and sometimes even to international acts. If you’re looking for a posh place to spend your evening at, you should pop into Insomnia, a very modern and trendy place where you have to follow the dress code to enter, and where you can find the best cocktails in the city. If cheap drinks, lots of good music and a lively crowd is what you’re looking for, then the Living Room is the place for you.

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