The original venue of the Bar Bar family. Bar Bar 2 is also great, but holds more of an industrial inspiration. However, this one, with its exposed brickwork, modest design and funky seating, is the perfect place to while away a few hours while you make your way through the extensive and impressive lists of craft beer and wine it holds. There’s also a great menu offering perfect accompaniments like beef tartare,
bruschettas or paninins.
Situated on the Kvarner coast, the city of Rijeka has a mild, Mediterranean climate. Although in winter they don't experience the harsher drops in temperature of continental Croatia, it can still get cold, the coastal winds can occasionally be fierce and, with the city lying on a particularly sheer section of the Dinaric Alps, Rijeka does experience more rainfall than is usual across Croatia. At the start of 2020, Rijeka assumed the mantle of European Capital of Culture and any visitors to the city this summer will no doubt be astounded by the transformation, events and atmosphere this will bring to the city. However, the entertainment is a year-long affair, making Rijeka a great place to visit throughout this year, not least for Rijeka Carnival, Croatia's biggest. The event's climax is the International Parade, taking place on Sunday 23 February, but the build-up starts this week. Much of the action takes place outside so, if you're in Rijeka at any point this winter and spring and feel the chill, here's our choices for some of the best bars to bolt to in order to warm up.
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