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Bratislava Nightlife, Slovakia

With its less than half a million inhabitants, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, might seem too small to have an intense nightlife. But Bratislava wasn’t nicknamed a “little big city” without reason: being so close to other Central and East-European capitals, Bratislava is often designated as a meeting point for party lovers from several countries (mostly Hungarians, Austrians and British).

Bratislava Nightlife – Restaurants and Cafes

It’s hard to define the specific of Slovak food, as it has influences from both Hungarian and Austrian cuisines. If you are interested in the local cuisine, it’s recommended you try some of the traditional restaurants centered around the old town, like Modra Hviezda, Traja musketieri, Prasna Basta or the Leberfinger (these restaurants serve a mix of Slovak, Hungarian and Austrian dishes).

Those who like more exotic flavors can always try some Chinese (Jasmin, Bamboo Garden), Japanese (Sushi Bar Tokyo, Sushi Bar Kikaku), Indian (Krishna, Govinda), Greek (Taverna) or Middle Eastern (Samir Lebanon) restaurants. Budget travelers will be happy to discover the delicious baguettes, kebaps, langoses or plain old hamburgers served all night by downtown fast-food restaurants like Happy Kabap, Manderlak or the Richmeneria. Also, if you’re anxious to explore Bratislava nightlife and don’t want to waste time in a restaurant, don’t worry: you’ll find a food menu in most cafes, terraces and pubs, usually consisting in sandwiches and snacks.

Bratislava Nightlife – Bars and Pubs

Like its neighbor, the Czech Republic, Slovakia had a true pub and beer culture. The delicious pilsner beer is abundant in Bratislava’s bars and pubs (just for the record, beer in the Slovak language is “pivo”, and there are two types of pivo, ‘svelte’/light and ‘tmave’/dark. Among the most popular Bratislava bars are: Grandes Melones, 17s Bar, 1st Slovak Pub, the Dubliner, Slang Pub or UFO. Those looking for trendy, sophisticated nightclubs, will be satisfied to hear about Circus Barok, and located on a boat on the River Danube. Alternatives include the fancy Trafo Club, or the noisy, Bohemian-like SubClub.

Bratislava Nightlife – A Night on the Danube’s Banks

Bratislava is one of the four capitals through which the Danube flows (the other three capitals are Vienna, Belgrade and Budapest). So you shouldn’t think of leaving Bratislava without taking a romantic walk (preferably at sunset) on the quays of the Danube. A favorite promenade place is between Passenger Ship Port and the River Park – having an evening walk is the local’s favorite way to start their incursion into Bratislava’s nightlife. However, if you fall more into the adventurous category, you get your adrenaline dose in one of the three casinos in Bratislava: Café Reduta, Regency Casino or the Olympic Casino.

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