Approaching the entrance to Medvedgrad on Ilica's shopping street, you could be walking into a department store rather than a bar. Upon entering the bar you'll see the beer garden ahead, full of chunky wooden tables and benches. Enclosed and covered with foliage, this is a proper city centre beer garden and a great find. They serve decent pub grub and, with Medvedgrad being one of Zagreb's first independent breweries, the beer is a notch above the rest.
When sunshine hits the city, there’s no better place to sip your drink than an outdoor beer garden. The term is rarely used in Croatia: al-fresco drinking spots are usually called a terrace (and a beer garden is not just a terrace). But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a shaded, leafy beer garden to escape to on a swelteringly hot day. Although some of these venues push the boundaries of what elsewhere might be considered a beer garden, each provides a nicely secluded retreat from the heat and bustle of the city centre.
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