Nightlife, Bars Lower Town
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Occupying one of the best pitches in central Zagreb, right in the middle of the pedestrianised strip opposite the Grounded Sun sculpture, newly opened Vinyl is a bit like a rambling apartment, with five separate rooms on the main floor and a live music and events room downstairs. Each is decorated in a slightly different style. The drinks menu is big on whiskies; among the bottled beers, look out for Rock and Roll (17kn), an extremely palatable red variety from Daruvar in eastern Croatia. The previous tenant of this roomy property was a Japanese restaurant, which helps to explain the samurai-fixated graphic art on the walls of the back bar. The weekly schedule includes live music on Wednesdays, literary reading on Thursdays, vinyl-only DJs at weekends, and – perhaps uniquely for a Zagreb café – the ‘Flying Bookshop’ second-hand book exchange on Monday evenings.

By: Jonathan Bousfield


Venue name: Vinyl
Address: Bogovićeva 3

Opening hours: 8am-2am Mon-Thur; 8am-4am Fri-Sat; 9am-midnight Sun

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