Ljubljana, a charming city in the middle part of Slovenia, offering so much to see, visit and taste. A small and unique city, but huge in terms of hospitality and quality of life, also called the green piece of Europe, since it became European Green Capita in 2016. Visiting this city or even living for some time as an international student, will definitely make you fell in love with this small piece of land. Many colorful buildings, outdoor cafes, wide streets, green parks, make Ljubljana one of the prettiest capital cities in Europe. Of course not everything here is perfect but, its lack of complete perfection makes the city beautiful and unique.

When it comes to coffee bars, restaurants or places where young people gather to hang out, Ljubljana has a lot to offer! So we've selected the top 6 bars for students to check out!

1. Centralna Postaja

Centralna Postaja is a perfect place, where students can eat cheap, drink til the morning hours and have fun during the whole day. During the day the bar is a popular lunch and coffee spot, its cozy and comfortable atmosphere will make you feel like you are at home. Additionally, this place offers INFO point, where all tourists can find more information about the exciting things and places that are worth visiting and exploring. In the evening, the place transforms into a loungey bar, offering fun, music, drinks and great parties. This is a great place to hang out and meet cool new people and maybe the best place to start and finish your weekend!


An unusual and authentic place where you'll want to return again and again. This is one of the most popular places, bars located by the river “Ljubljanica.” Tasty coffee or cocktail and beautiful view are guaranteed here. During summer and spring, visitors can enjoy while sitting under big trees that provide deep shade when the weather is sunny and warm. When more cooler days come, than drinking the favorite cocktail or cup of coffee in the indoor space it’s a real pleasure, simply because there is specific artistic touch invested in the bar’s interior. For all book lovers, there is additionally small library in the back space of the bar. This bar is one of the favorite students’ places in Ljubljana and “must visit” local for all future students coming in Ljubljana.

3. Špica Caffe

If one follows Ljubljanica river and its path, away from the city center you'll see, Spica Coffee, great place for catching summer and spring sun and enjoy a scoop of ice crème. If you need relaxation after the long and exhausting examination session, this is the place to go. Ice creams, cakes, natural juices and much more will provide you with better and more positive mood. Additionally you can relax even more by taking one of the many sunbeds, this way you can observe the view of Ljubljana river and many small ships passing in this part of the river.

4. Nebotičnik Café

The Neboticnik Café is located on the top of the Skyscraper, named Neboticnik, same as the bar, one of the highest buildings in Slovenia. This place will give you a chance to see the city for eagle point of view and one of the best views on the old part of the town and of the Ljubljana castle. The Bar has a summer garden with a screen showing sporting events, live music, Dj nights and maybe the most important magical sunsets. This is another “must visit” place in Ljubljana, because the view from the top is spectacular.

5. Pritličje

Great location, nice and cozy atmosphere, one of the favorite spots for students in Ljubljana. Take your favorite book, come to this place, choose your favorite drink, together with the nice music in the background and with the modern and fantastic ambiance that this bar has, your afternoon will be relaxed and enjoyable in the same time. Also, this place is perfect for hanging out with your friends, at the same time there are great chances that you might meet new, cool people here. At night, Pritličje transforms into a club with DJ nights and concerts of urban electronic music.

6. Pivnica Union

Many are saying to improve your communication skills while trying to learn a new language, you just need one or two beers, and everything becomes much easier. Pivnica Union is one of the best places for tasting local Slovenian beer; this Pub is the only one in Slovenia where Amber, Triglav, Pivovarna Union’s Bok beers are available on draught. Visitors can also enjoy the various snacks, hot dishes and desserts. The Pub is located in the old cafeteria of the Union Brewery, it offers indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for relaxed and chill summer and spring afternoons!

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