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VIP Jazz Club

VIP Jazz Club (Trg Bana Jelačića 9, Zagreb) – this nightspot, as per the name suggest, is for a mature crowd well above 30 (years old).  A number of jazz and soft rock acts are booked here.

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Pinta

Pinta (Radićeva ulica 3A, 10000, Zagreb) – despite the microbrewery-friendly decor that this bar has, it doesn’t make its own craft beers, but still serves a variety of local and international brands.  Still, its atmosphere (consisting of vaulted ceilings, hand-crafted wooden furniture and charming little terrace) help draw in both locals and international drinkers.

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Pepermint

Pepermint (Ilica 24, Zagreb) – in existence since 2010, this is another venue towards the city center that features a variety of musical genres (from electronic dance music, to Hip Hop, R&B, and commercial pop.  It regularly books local and regional DJs, and attracts an age-diverse crowd (both patrons in their 20s, and those well […]

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Medvedgrad

Medvedgrad (Ilica Street, Zagreb) – opened in 2009, this pub is huge, but the atmosphere is convivial and the bonus is a large outdoor terrace with great natural shadow.  This bar actually produces its own beers (actually five types of them — all natural, without preservatives, made respecting traditional brewing methods), including ale Zlatni medvjed […]

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Masters

Masters (Ravnice bb, Zagreb) – located near a tennis arena, this venue plays a range of music from Hip Hop , and R&B, to House music and Rock.  Most young locals show up for events here.

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Lemon Bar & Club

Lemon Bar & Club (Gajeva 10, Zagreb) – this venue is a trendy café during the day and becomes a little nightspot at night.  It has a minimalist interior, with the terrace in the garden of the Archaeology Museum acting as one of its highlights.  R&B, Reggae, and House music are often played here.  Many […]

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KSET

KSET (Unska 3, Zagreb) – this small venue (which is actually part of the University of Electrotechnical Science, and holds 400 people) books bands that play a variety of genres (from jazz, to punk, underground rock, etc.).  Overseas visitors that pass through here will get a good sampling of Croatia’s alternative music scene.

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Klub

Klub (Pavla Hatza 14, Zagreb) – this is another underground nightspot for 20-something locals.  The music played here can be anything from Hip Hop to Techno.  It shares a leafy ground-level beer garden with the Beertija beer bar.  The beer garden has the distinction of having a statue of The Clash rocker Joe Strummer.  On […]

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Jabuka

Jabuka (Jabukovac 28, Zagreb) – for those in the mood for 80s music (New Wave and pop), this club (located in a hilly suburban neighborhood) is the place to be.  As a result, both this club’s interior and its back courtyard fill up with a mixed age crowd.  In addition to such music, live bands […]

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Groove

Groove (Petrinjska 4, Zagreb) – a young crowd is drawn to the music played here (depending on the evening, that could be Hip Hop, R&B, or House music).  Occasional international House music DJs are booked here, such as David Morales, among others.