Nightlife in Belgrade – The Best Night Clubs in Belgrade
How Belgrade becomes the world capital of nightlife??
Belgrade Nightlife began to have great outdoor concerts in the city squares and on the bridges, while some of the most famous nightclubs began operating even during the day.
Today, Belgrade may be many years behind other European capitals when it comes to economic, industrial, and scientific development, but it is literally light years when it comes to nightlife. The Belgrade nightclub industry is better organized and has more to offer than any other.
Every night of the week, there are countless different clubs with different styles, and with different types of music where you can go. It may be hard to believe, but all clubs that have a capacity of 300 to 500 people are basically full every night of the week.
Many people who visit Belgrade and participate in their nightlife say that the only place with which they can compare it is Ibiza since both places have great club opening and closing events. However, the difference is that Belgrade clubs work 12 months a year, while Ibiza clubs only work four.
Many young people work in the nightlife industry, mainly as club promoters. They announce parties and events, often by word of mouth, attracting many guests and customers and cutting bills.
Their reputation depends on how many people can attend the events they promote and how much money these people spend. The main nightclub scene consists of places that playhouse, progressive, tech-house and turbo-folk music, but you can also find specialized places in R’n ‘ B, pop, rock, trance, alternative, jazz, or almost any other existing music.
What are the main differences between Mainstream and National Live Belgrade Clubs?
The main clubs or Electro play House, Tech House, Progressive, and RnB / Hip Hop Music. On the other hand, National Live clubs have local bands that sing and play domestic music in a local language.
Foreigners mostly go to Mainstream clubs, since they don’t feel the atmosphere and don’t understand music at local music venues. Both Mainstream and National Live Clubs require Prior reservation (guest list), arriving on time, and NOT wearing sportswear. Clubs do not charge entrance fees, but the prior reservation of a table is necessary. With a free guest list.
The Serbian and Yugoslav diaspora when traveling on vacation to the fun capital, Belgrade, love to party at national live clubs. You will find Croatians, Macedonians, Slovenes, Serbs, Bosnians how they socialize, and have fun together. Dancing together and singing emotional songs from various musical artists from the former Yugoslavia. It is a social phenomenon of how nightlife and music together once separated people.
The most popular places of this type are Summer Club Sindikat, Winter Club Casina, River Club, and Hua Hua. You can find two types of clubs in Belgrade: winter clubs and summer clubs. Winter clubs are closed clubs that are usually open during the winter season, from late September to early May. When the summer season arrives, everyone closes their doors when the big openings of summer clubs begin. These river clubs or floating barges are anchored on the riverbank and are the main party places during hot summer nights.
Belgrade clubs do not charge tickets. But that does not mean you can come and go as you wish. All local clubs have a checkpoint at the entrance where the staff performs face control: you are evaluated if you are dressed appropriately for the type of club you wish to enter and if you have a table reservation or not. Without the reservation, there is very little chance that you will enter the club that night.
The Best Nightlife and Night clubs in Belgrade
- BARUTANA: Barutana is an infamous outdoor club. It is located in the lower city of Kalemegdan Park. He is known for hosting big names in the electronic music industry on weekends. Let me leave some names: Miss Kittin, Hernan Cattaneo, Dave Clark, Tijana T, Marko Nastic, and many others from a local scene as well. The crowd is +20. The prices are accessible. During the fall/winter season, Barutana is closed and the crowd moves to the DOT club.
- KC GRAD: KC Grad is a multifunctional space for various events ranging from parties, concerts, art exhibitions, fashion shows, film screenings, workshops, etc. Simply put, it is a “cultural center”, located in an old warehouse dating from 1884, in an old industrial area of the city center known as Savamala. A club is a favorite place for Belgrade hipsters and art lovers, and in broad daylight, it works like a cafeteria. KC Grad has hosted many super trendy musicians and bands, such as the New York underground band Jessica 6 and Cologne Kompakt label artists. It is definitely a place worth visiting.
- MARTINEZ BAR: Martinez is a new fashion bar-club located in the old industrial building of the Mikser house. It is a perfect place to spend the night with friends while drinking cocktails and dancing. The music is oriented towards house and techno. DJs are mostly local. During the summer holidays, they are held in the outdoor garden.
- GAJBA: Gajba is located on the top floor of the Mladost-Ludost club group. Regardless of using the same building in Savamala, the Gajba and Gadost clubs are very different when it comes to the concept of the crowd, music selection, and interior design. Currently, Gajba is one of the best clubs in the city in terms of interior design.
- LASTA CLUB: Lasta comes from the team that signs the famous clubs of the city “Brunkow”, “Mladost” and “Ludost” and the concept is a mixture of the same type. Last is in front of the Belgrade fair and tends to promote more commercial electronic music. The music program includes performances by well-known Belgrade DJs such as Pookie, Peppe, Goran Starčević, but also foreign DJ guests, mashup nights, and hip hop nights. The best event organized by Lasta is Sunday morning, which starts around 6 o’clock.
- HOT MESS: Hot Mess is one of those hot spots on the river. You can drink cocktails and champagne and take a dip or two in the pool. It works only in the summer season, all day long. This is one of what some call the posers in Belgrade, where prices tend not to be low and where everyone looks at each other with somewhat bulging eyes. The music is mainly commercial and deep house oriented. The club has a small pool, so bring sunscreen, bikini and get ready to party and have cocktails.
- KUCICA: Kucica is a new raft on the Sava river, located on the right side of the Gazela bridge. This cool and cozy place works like a bar during the day and from night until dawn it becomes a real club. You can drink wine, cocktails, beer and show your movements on the dance floor, or just relax in your cabin while drinking champagne. The crowd has more than 30. Dress code: casual but smart
- DRUGSTORE: We are proud to present the Belgrade Cathedral techno drugstore. The “new” Pharmacy found its place in the old industrial district of the municipality of Palilula. After the great success that this underground club had in the Beko building in the city center, they began a new concept in this fascinating new place that is far from Berghain Berlin, dark, raw, and rough at the edges, located in what It used to be a slaughterhouse The space is large, can accommodate up to 1000 people and includes a large cathedral as a hall and hallways. The owners, some local types, usually present big names in the underground electronic music scene and organize parties on two stages. Prepare for techno, underground house, and alternative bands of the local and international scene. Let me mention some names: Molly Nillson, Dasha Rush, Xanax, Trax, Elektrabel, Jor, Dimi Angelis, and many more. The drugstore is an independent club, admits local artists and DJs such as Filip Xavi, Tijana T, Grof, Panda Band, etc. It is open on Fridays and Saturdays. During the summer season, the pharmacy garden is open for visitors.
- BITEF ART CAFE: The famous Bitef Art Cafe club in Belgrade is now in Palilula, near the city center. With its beautiful interior, all the “beautiful and well-groomed” crowd and, for the most part, all live concerts seem to have earned a good reputation among the Belgrade. Here you can watch live concerts by Depeche Mode Tribute Band and several local pop bands for Nicola Conte and Brand New Heavies. Music has to do with funky, soul, jazz, and pop. The prices are decent and the crowd is over 25. Before the concert, it can be heated in the Enso restaurant, which is next to the BITEF and is owned and managed by the sister company.
- DISCO BAR MLADOST & LUDOST: Mladost Bar looks like a mini tube with a very similar interior, created by the architect Đorđe Gec, with the same clearly defined lines, concrete, and wood. It also offers the same selection of music as Tube, from tech and deep house to funky. Popular local DJs, such as Peppe and Tijana T, play here regularly. It is connected with the other two places: Ludost Bar, the new Gadost club, and the Radost restaurant. During the day, Ludost works like a normal cafeteria.