Cool in the summer season, hot in the wintertime, the Povetarac raft/boat is one of the coolest places in Belgrade right now. Come early if you don’t want to wait in line on Fridays and Saturdays, not very pleasant being above the water when it’s so cold.
Cafe above and a club in the basement. Gajba means “crib” in Serbian and it does indeed look like a crib – only filled with smoke, booze and people.
Good sound and aircon, high drink prices.
A pinball, a jukebox, a table football and a dart game. What more do you need?
Good ol’ Akademija (aka “Demija”) is the cult Belgrade club from the early eighties.
As the name suggests, the enterior of the club is like you just walked in The Rolling Stones shrine. The music played in the club mostly fits in the enterior, with some sacriliguos exceptions, when you can hear also disco, pop and other softer genres. Mostly older crowd, often live music and fairly cheap drinks stand as a guarantee for a good time.
Andergraund is one of the first clubs in Belgrade with a bit more “urban” atmosphere.
On the site of former club “Lagum”, that used to play all sorts of rock and pop, comes a new club called “Ana 4 pištolja” (“Ana Four Guns”). It’s apparantly the same crew who owns and runs the tiny cool cafe with the same name in Kosovska street 35. New club is pretty darn big, with cool cave-like enterior and one of the most interesting gardens in Belgrade, so it’s bound to be good also during the summer.
Used to be a restaurant during the day, now it’s a club in the late hours. Wide selection of drinks, a bit in the upper end when it comes to prices. Sometimes they host demo-band gigs, now that can be interesting.
During the nineties occupied by the communist party, oozing with mostly techno-folk music, everybody thought that one of the legendary Belgrade cafe-clubs was gone forever. Today, renovated and cleaned its trying to renew its image of the “cool” club. With imaginitive theme nights and a lot of live gigs, it nearly succeeds.