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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.

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Gallery

Gallery (Aleja Matije Ljubeka, Zagreb) – this nightspot attracts an upscale trendy young crowd, and has been a “must see” nightspot for both locals and visitors passing through Croatia.  Visitors are immediately won over by its futuristic-looking interior (as well as boasting a stunning terrace overlooking a lake).  Because of the crowd it attracts, Gallery […]

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Boogaloo

Boogaloo (Vukovarska 68, Zagreb) – located in the OTV Dom building, this venue (which can accommodate over 1,000 patrons) books both dance music DJs and live bands.  The music here ranges from House to Techno and even Heavy Metal rock.

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Aquarius

Aquarius (Aleja Matije Ljubeka, 10000 Zagreb) – this is one Zagreb’s longest-running nightspots, booking regional and international DJs to spin electronic dance music, and sometimes R&B and Hip Hop.  Some of the international DJs booked there include Benny Benassi, Fedde Legrand, Nicky Romero, and the Shape Shifters.  During the Summer, Aquarius also has a presence […]

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Alcatraz Bar

Alcatraz Bar (Preradoviceva Street, Zagreb) – this is one of Zagreb’s more popular bars (especially for the 20-something college crowd).  During certain evenings, the bar gets so packed with patrons that they often hang out side (to the point where they block traffic).  

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AKC Medika

AKC Medika (Pierottijeva 11, Zagreb) – this nightspot (which was once a pharmaceuticals factory) books a variety of musical events (both live shows and DJing sessions).  The music featured here changes frequently (reflecting its eclectic image).  Depending on the evening one shows up here, patrons can hear punk, hardcore, grind, dub, reggae, trance, dubstep, breakbeat, […]

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Žlica i vilica

Žlica i vilica (Kneza Mislava 13, 10000 Zagreb) – the name of this restaurant, which is Croatian for “spoon & fork”, is an upscale Italian-style bistro which serves both local and Italian dishes.  It also has a respectable wine list, and welcomes both romantic couples and groups of friends.