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!
We couldn’t care less if there was a snowstorm in Ljubljana during the last week of April, for us the May Day holidays will always mark unofficial beginning of the season, which means it’s already time once again for our annual Best of Summer in Ljubljana poll.
As in past years the headliners of the 2016 competition include the best summertime attractions and activities, and we’ve once again brought back multiple categories for best terraces (namely restaurant, café and bar/pub), as well as our sweetest category to find out who serves the best ice cream in the town. New categories include a diverse selection of the best tours in Ljubljana, and as much as we detest the word and strongly feel that selfie sticks should either be banned completely or heavily taxed, you can also now vote for the places in the city for taking self-indulgent vanity shots for your social media pages. And last but not least, there’s our shortlist of the best concerts in Ljubljana taking place between last May and early September, which range from Yugo legends and contemporary Slovene rockers to American punk, grunge and hip hop to whatever exactly it is that Alice Cooper does.
Voting in the 9 categories below was open from 11 May till 10 June, and the results were published in the July 2016 issue of our Ljubljana In Your Pocket guide. Congratulations to all the winners and top finishers, and a big thanks to everyone who voted and helped us share the poll. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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 Angela Merkel 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 email@example.com.