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City guide by local people

Bratislava Bars

The key night life areas within the centre of Bratislava are in the Hviezdoslavovo Square and the Korzo pedestrian zone which includes the streets of Venturska, Panska, Michalska and Sedlarska.

Bratislava Pubs

If you're looking for a more mixed and cosmopolitan crowd, try the downtown/city centre - any of the pubs pouring Slovak beers such as Zlaty Bazant are worth checking out. Alternatively you could go for a great Czech beer on tap - lagers such as…

Cafés and Coffeeshops

Coffee drinking in Bratislava draws on the Viennese tradition of the sit and sip coffee house where a cup and good book is all you need. Since the fall of Communism, numerous cafés have sprouted up throughout the city, with the city centre being…

An Introduction to Slovak Beer

If you are sick of some the more commercialized European beers you may be wondering, does Slovakia have any alternative choices? Simply put, yes. Beer in Slovakia is great and when it comes to the wonder and joy of malted hops and oh so delicious barley…

Warm up in this Local Cafe and Used Book Shop

Next Apache is a cafe and used bookstore with interesting and perhaps even influential Slovak and English speaking clientele that are happy to engage in discussions with a visiting traveler. They are just as happy to leave you alone to grab a book off the…

Bratislava Cafe Culture Evolving in Leaps

Bratislava has discovered the allure of cool cafes. A few years ago, Next Apache run by a Canadian expat was pretty much the only cool place to go. But over the last year or so cool cafes have sprung up around the Old Town, a few even turning…

Internet Cafes in Bratislava

Bratislava has numerous internet cafes both in the city center and throughout the surrounding areas. If you seek an internet cafe one will not be difficult to find. Some of them even offer computers that are specifically reserved for online gaming. Usage…