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.
Drinking in Zagreb can be thirsty work. In spring and summer, the city can get oppressively hot and there's no chance of sitting inside unless there's aircon. To make the most of the weather, sit outside under the shade of a canopy and let the breeze cool you down. We've mapped out the city's best terraces for outdoor drinking in Zagreb.
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