Best Nightlife in Ljubljana 2018

Colourful trees, foggy mornings, chilly evenings, yes, it’s definitely that time of year again – the time of year when we ask all of Ljubljana’s party people, beer drinkers, students, hipsters, wine connoisseurs, concertgoers, pool sharks, clubbers, jazzophiles, cigar aficionados and night owls what their favourite after-dark destinations are, as it’s time for our 8th annual Best Nightlife competition!

As in years past, our expert editorial team (several of whom may or may not have a drinking problem) narrowed down the countless choices to shortlists of ten finalists in each of our nine categories, and we then turned things over to our dear readers to decide which venues were the most popular in town for 2018. Voting was open from 15 October till 15 November, and the final results (listed below) were announced at a special awards ceremony on 30 November. Thanks to all the voters, congratulations to all the winners and na zdravje to everyone!

BEST BAR

1. ŽMAUC 21.1%
2. Centralna Postaja 16.4%
3. Lepa Žoga 14.9%

BEST PUB

1. PIVNICA UNION 30.9%
2. Cutty Sark 24.6%
3. Sax Pub 12.7%

BEST CLUB

1. KLUB K4 28.2%
2. Cirkus 18.8%
3. Cvetličarna 18%

BEST LOUNGE BAR

1. KAVARNA ROG 24.4%
2. As Aperitivo 16.4%
3. Sputnik 16.1%

BEST LIVE MUSIC

1. KINO ŠIŠKA 43%
2. Cvetličarna 24.6%
3. Orto Bar 8.4%

BEST WINE BAR

1. DVORNI BAR 26.1%
2. Šuklje Wine Bar 22.7%
3. Movia 12.1%

BEST ALTERNATIVE VENUE

1. GALA HALA 31.2%
2. Klub Tiffany 16.3%
3. Channel Zero 10.1%

BEST LATE NIGHT LEISURE

1. BILJARDNA HIŠA 30.6%
2. Kolosej 18.3%
3. Klub 300 15.3%

BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK

1. BUREK OLIMPIJA 36.9%
2. Nobel Burek 17.7%
3. Hot Horse 10.2%

BEST ADULT ENTERTAINMENT

1. HARD CORE CLUB 36.6%
2. Rocco 25.3%
3. Escape 11.5%

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*Please don’t cheat in our poll. By cheating we mean using technological means to vote multiple times in the same poll. Individual computers, phones and other devices are allowed to vote once per week for the duration of the competition. Unfortunately, as Edward Snowden can tell you, nothing on the internet is 100% secure. Nevertheless, we take every reasonable precaution to prevent cheating in our polls, and we also reserve the right to not count votes that were obviously cast through illegitimate means, and/or take other necessary action in such circumstances. If you decide to cheat anyway, please don’t get angry and threaten us with legal action when/if we catch you. We are only trying to keep the polls as fair as possible, and we can assure you that we NEVER favour one venue over another. We honestly don’t care who wins any given poll, as long as the votes of our readers are counted fairly and equally. If you’d like further explanation of our rules or have any questions regarding our poll, please feel free to email us at ljubljana@inyourpocket.com.

Best Nightlife in Ljubljana 2017

For the 7th year in a row, we once again asked Ljubljana’s partygoers, students, beer-drinkers, clubbers, connoisseurs, cigar aficionados and overall sophisticates to vote for their favourite nightspots in Ljubljana for our Best Nightlife poll. After receiving more than 20,000 votes last year, we decided to bring some old categories back to the competition and discontinue some others, bringing the total to nine, which includes ones for Nighttime Entertainment, Culture, Live Music (ie venues that regularly host bands and or singers), a bit more upscale Lounge Bars and another dedicated solely to Ljubljana’s famed alternative scene.

As always, the Ljubljana In Your Pocket editorial team narrowed down each category to a shortlist of contenders, and our readers decided who was the best of the best in open voting between 15 November and 15 December 2016. Thanks to everyone who voted, and congratulations to all of the winners and top finishers!

















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