Stagaway Belgrade club patrol summer/winter 2016

Stagaway Belgrade club patrol summer/winter 2016

Belgrade nightlife scene is evolving each year, trendy places changes from time to time and if you are a lazy reader and want to know how to party in Belgrade, which bars, clubs, restaurants and lounges bars to visit here it is folks.
We made a list of most popular places for this season and spoke and interviewed managers of those places to tell you how they made it to be most popular in this vivid never sleeping capitol of nightlife of this part of the world. We would also like to inform you that you can reserve your spot in some of the best venues and clubs trough our services reserve a VIP nightlife experience in Belgrade or check some of our tours and activities that we offer.

Freestyler club

For over a decade one of the most popular mainstream floating river club located in the heart of Belgrade,dress code is smart expect on theme nights, reservation is a must, crowd age 20-40.

Tuesday Program
90`ts hits

Wednesday Program
R`n`B night

Friday & Saturday Program
Commercial House DJ hits

We spoke to the manager of this club Cile.
Stagaway: Tell us what is your secret how did you manage to be in the heart of the party of Belgrade nightlife scene for so long.

Cile: Constantly innovating, always have a touch with a crowd, what they want what we can do to improve, our stuff is always willing to please, ambient is changing from year to year and we host best local and foreign DJ’s.

Stagaway: Can you tell me the names of some of the famous guests that visited your place?

Stagaway: Can you tell us what should stagaway guests from abroad expect if they come to your club.

Cile: We work with you guys for more then 7 years, we will always be great hosts to your guests, best tables guaranteed, special care from bartender’s, great fun and a hangover 😀

Shake n Shake

Shake n Shake club is a relatively young club working for 3 seasons so far, it is located on the river it is floating club, its popularity growing rapidly and all city already recognize this place as one of the most popular ones and a must when in Belgrade, reservation is a must, dress code is smart.

Wednesday Program:
R n B Dj night or special Rap and RnB guests from the region.

Tuesday & Wednesday Program:
90s music party Dj Night

Friday and Saturday Program
Commercial House hits

We spoke to the club manager and co owner Milos Nikitovic.

Stagaway: Milos tell us why Shake n Shake?

Milos: Shake is not trending place with no reason, location and the view from the club are amazing this is open air club so ambient music and crowd are always at the top of their mood, Club itself have reasonable prices and a great team of people

Stagaway: What is the best night to visit Shake?

Milos: Every night has a charm and a special energy but I promise you Saturday fever at shake, something to remember

Stagaway: Foreigners at Shake?

Milos: As you know most of the foreigners who visit shake n shake are coming trough your club booking services and I can assure all future guests coming from abroad to Shake that they will have a night to remember.

Lasta

Lasta is a popular relatively new place in Belgrade it is an open air floating club located on the river.

Its one of the most popular clubs around and a perfect place to spend a weekend night.

It is a bit smaller then Freestyler or Shake that’s why reservations are hard to get and we advise to book a week in advance at least.

Tuesday Program:
R`n`b

Friday and Saturday Program:
Dj nights, non commercial house

We spoke to the club manager Milos Korac.

Stagaway: Hi mr Korac tell us how did lasta became what it is now?

Korac: We selected the crowd to a bit elder folks, we have the best Dj s residents around and we are always a place that you want to talk you been last night…

Stagaway: A lot of foreigners visiting, safety?

Korac: A lot of, we have a great team, English speaking stuff, great security, drinks are always most quality ones and in one word, folks from abroad love it hear!

Tranzit club

Located in the hipster area called Savamala rapidly growing part of old Belgrade, where artists, hipsters, alternatives hang out there are a lot of bars and clubs,their popularity is rapidly growing and one of the most popular around is definitely Tranzit club, it is partly open and partly closed club.

We spoked to club manager Milos Korac.

Stagaway: Milos you hosted us in Lasta but you are working in Tranzit as well, can you tell us something about this place:

Korac: Tranzit is funky place, popular with all the crowd as well as foreign guests, it is also interesting that some of the nicest guys and girls who goes to lasta always before club coming here.

Stagaway: So it is a pre club place?

Korac: No I wouldn’t call it pre club, but it is also an option, Tranzit is a place for itself and your night will definitely be complete if you spend it here, great vibe, great cocktails, good non commercial music, nice crowd, great Berlin look a like party scene in Savamala district and you are in the center of the party. Reservations are advised

Mladost Radost Gadost

Mladost Radost Gadost is an one of a kind place in Belgrade, while Dj plays hits and the crowd enjoying dancing and drinking you can at the same time order some delicious food and have a late dinner. Music genre is not so commercial Drum n Bass, House and Disco. Reservations are advised.

Terassa

This open air place in our opinion have one of the best ambient, view and vibe in Belgrade mostly because of its location . Club is located in the centuries old fortress of Kalemegdan with marbles history in the center of the city. Club open its doors around 10 o clock and working until late. It also works as a café bar on daytime.

Tilt

Tilt club is basically winter Freestyler, since owners, management, team and DJ s are the same. Located close to the river this club has magnificent interior where part of the dance flor slowly moves in circular position.It is a winter, mainstream club. This place is closed from May to November
Brankow is a club located under the Branko s bridge in Savamala district, Its interior is all in glass with a big bar covering all club.Personally it remind us to the New York look a like club. Its looks, ambient and crowd visiting makes it one of most popular winter clubs around. Its one of most popular winter places music is RnB and House depends of a day. Reservations are must, dress code is smart. Reservation is a must.

Dragstor Play

Dragstor Play is an only winter club that is actually floating club on the river.Very popular lately with a lots of models and posh crowd visiting, music that s spinning trough DJ s mixes is commercial house with popular disco hits.Definitely worth of visiting.Dress code is smart. Reservation is a must.

100 tka

100 tka is a winter club located in the Savamala district, popular at urban crowd lately, it s relatively new place that can host only 100 people.
There is a password for entrance to this club that changes every week or reservation in advance is needed.
Music that s playing is 80 hits and Disco house.

Tube

Tube is a underground club located in Dorcol district,downtown center, it is a winter club that plays harder sounds. Techno, Drum n Bass and non commercial music. Reservation is not required, dress code is relaxed.

20/44

While 20 /44 is not exactly our cup of tea, we must admit this hipster floating club on the river acquired quite some popularity lately. This is not mainstream place and reservation is not needed, they will charge you couple of euro for entrance and you are in. Music is funky, 80 s and drum n bass.

Stefan Braun

Stefan Braun last but not the least, this winter club is located near main train station, on the 9 floor.Stuff is what this club promote as their strongest weapon because they are all party maniacs and every night they make a party of their own, they climb to the bar, dance half naked, spill cocktails directly in your mouth…

Definitely worth of hangover, dress code is relaxed, music genre changes from day to day, house to r`n`b mostly, reservation is advised.

Where to eat

Frida

Popular place in magacin depo area at the river, this restaurant offer you great tasty cuisine from around the world, ambient is excellent and on the weekend live bend will perform while you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite meal and listen and even dance to the music. It is always fool on the weekend and reservation is advised. They also have a great garden with beautiful sunset view.
Price range: medium to high.

Toro

Toro is a restaurant on the same side of Sava river next to Frida, great garden, great sunset and most important great food. If you are into stakes in our opinion here are best you can find in Belgrade. Service is great, Wine list is good, we would recommend this place, price range is medium to high. Reservation is advised on weekends.

Tri Sesira

Tri Sesira (three hats) is one of the oldest restaurants located in the bohemian street of Skadarlija, use to be a place where writers and poems use to sit and drink vine and write. You can enjoy traditional Serbian cuisine while listening live gypsies singing just for you old Serbian folk songs
Price range: low to medium.

Boutique

Boutique located just at Republic Square you can watch city running by your eyes while enjoying your favorite meal or sweets. Location is great on the first and second floor and it gives you a great view on National theatre building, Knez Mihailo monument witch is a favorite meeting point of Belgradians
Price range: low to medium.

Terminal

Restaurant is located in Vračar historical area, just beside Temple of Sv. Sava ( Biggest orthodox Christian temple in Europe) modern and new trendy place with great service, good choice of western European cuisine, on weekend reservations are advised, Price range medium to high

Saran

Saran is a fish restaurant located in Zemun old town. As you already know Belgrade is not located near the sea and while there is a big choice of fresh river fishes it is a bit tricky to find fresh sea fish…

Saran is the place with great sea food choice, good vine choice and great service.
Price range: medium.

Comunale

Riverside open concept restaurant very popular among locals and foreigners visiting Belgrade, great service, vine list is amazing, stuff is great, reasonable prices, definitely worth of visiting.
Price range: medium.

Savanova

Savanova located just beside the river, Savanova is a new popular place among Belgrade crowd, On weekends there is live music band, always full of people, great view and garden.
Price range: medium to high.

Where to go in Belgrade at night?

If you are coming to Belgrade and you are a lazy reader, it s fine, most of us are in general.

We travel a lot and we know how it is to visit a new place not knowing where to start, what to see, where to go.

It is the same with the places you have already visited, when you end up wondering what you missed the first time, what else to see…

So we compiled here all our TOP things to do in Belgrade and divided them in sections.

What to do in Belgrade at night?

Belgrade at night is a city of vivid and bright colours and it has been recognized as the capital of Europe for nightlife scene by many magazines, web pages and travel sites.

When looking for fun, you can choose among several different neighbourhoods, streets and districts of Belgrade. So, we will try to give you an idea where to go depending on the style in which you like to spend your night.

Obilicev Venac , Knez Mihailova Street and Republic Square – this is the very heart of the city and it will be the easiest to find. Many tourists stop at this one, which we find a mistake, not because it is a bad choice, but because there is so much more to see. Obilicev venac is a passage just beside Knez Mihailova Street –the main pedestrian area, and it is filled with bars and restaurants on both sides of the street. It is a very popular destination, especially in summer when the whole passage is filled with cafe gardens, chairs and people.

Republic Square is a main meeting point of Belgraders. One of the hotspots there these days is an all-glass two-storey cafe-restaurant named `Butik`. A little further down towards Kalemegdan Fortress at the end of Knez Mihailova Street there is a bar with sometimes live performances of jazz musicians called “Muha”, as well as various places in the small streets around Knez Mihailova, like`Pevac`, `Amelie` and `Supermarket`, which are all great bars worth seeing and having a drink.

Skadarlija- the bohemian quarter

Skadarlija is definitely a must-see, one of the oldest streets in Belgrade, back in old days a very popular place of gathering of intellectual elite, poets and writers. Past is everywhere in this area- in the old buildings, artists on the streets, street performers… This area has a bunch of restaurants along the way from both sides of the street, some of them being very old and famous. Gipsy music, and traditional Serbian music are played on every corner of this famous Belgrade street and in every single restaurant in this wonderful traditional part of Belgrade.

Savamala

Savamala is one of the most popular places recently and it was pronounced one of Europe`s most interesting neighborhoods by the Guardian. Besides the Guardian you can read about this area on CNN and in the Wall Street journal. It all started when artists started moving into the old and uninhabited but historical and beautiful buildings. Later on, clubs with all different styles of urban sounds opened,and now this area offers a mix of underground Belgrade clubbing scene and some of the most popular bars and clubs in town like `Brankow` and `Mladost`. There is also a great club here playing electronic music called`Tranzit`. Savamala is located south of the fortress of Kalemegdan, close to the river.

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley or Strahinica Bana Street got its nickname as a parody of Silicon Valley in the States, but here it refers to some other kind of silicon -you can take a lucky guess, but we can give you a tip: think boobs :D.

In the past a place of gathering of a big number of girls who had a plastic surgery, this street still remains very popular part of Belgrade nightlife scene with a bunch of bars along the way, some with live bands, most popular being ` Supermarket`, `Jimmy Woo` and `Insomnia`.

Ada Lake

Lake Ada is close to the center of Belgrade and it is an interesting spot to see when in Belgrade by night.
It has two sides and “Makis“ side is definitely the more crowded one and the right one to visit at night.
The most popular bars definitely are `Sunset`,` Red Shoes`, and `Vanilla`, which all have live performances mainly at weekends. Ada Lake is a popular destination for parties but mostly when there is nice weather outside, during the spring and summer, while in winter it can get pretty empty.

Savska bb Street

This is basically the bank of the river Sava on the New Belgrade side opposite Old Town. Along the whole bank there are floating clubs, which are world- famous and there is plenty of them,too. Some play folk music, but most of them are now playing all different styles of popular electronic sounds. The most popular ones are `Shake` n `Shake`,` Freestyler`,` Sindikat`,`20/44` … For the majority of them you need reservations, which our Stagaway team can easily arrange for you. These clubs are operating just in summer and they are closing their doors usually in October and opening in mid -May. These places are unique and truly represent Belgrade nightlife. So, if you plan to party in Belgrade you should definitely check them out.

Where to go in Belgrade at night

What To Do In Belgrade If You Are a Clubber

It is well known that Belgrade is one of the top cities for nightlife in Europe. So best things to do in Belgrade if you like to party is visit one of the top 10 winter or summer clubs especially with one of our amazing Belgrade tours called VIP nightlife. All the clubs in Belgrade require a table reservation in order to enter so to make sure you go and experience any club you want without waiting in huge lines in front of the club just send us a quote and we’ll do it for you.
Here are the top 10 summer and winter clubs in Belgrade:

  1.  Freestyler is a summer club which floats on the river bank and gives you the true taste of Belgrade’s top clubs. Freestyler fits around 1000 people where you can enjoy great house music with most popular local and foreign DJ’s. If you don’t know what to see in Belgrade this club should be on your list.
  2. Community is a winter club situated in the center of the city right across hotel Moskva. One of the best interior looking clubs with many famous local bands and pop stars attending. Community club can fit up to 1000 people.
  3. Mr. Stefan Braun is a winter club located close to the main train station in the office building on the 9th floor. Very energetic club with great house and rnb music, fits almost 500 people. This club has it’s own franchise in Belgrade, Kopaonik ski resort mountain in Serbia, Budva Montenegro and Ljubljana Slevenia.
  4. Sindikat is another summer floating club with an amazing atmosphere enlightened by it’s famous pop rock band which gets people jumping on their feet until early morning hours.
  5. Teatro is a winter club on three floors with a great stage of local folk bands. If you like to experience true Serbian folk music you should definitely visit this club.
  6. Lasta is a summer club opened in 2013 and quickly became one of the top clubs for great house DJ music and best fun even during the day.
  7. Dragstor Play is also a floating club on the river bank of Sava but this club is unique because it works all year long so you can experience a club on water even in the winter.
  8. Tilt is a newly opened club in 2014 and it is the winter version of Freestyler. Best house music DJ’s all attend there.
  9. 20/44 is all year around club and if you like more underground atmosphere with great deep house and trance music this is the club for you.
  10. Cinema is a winter club right in the center close to Knez Mihajlova street. Great place with Serbian live folk music which fits around 500 people.

How To Get To And What To See In Belgrade

Belgrade can be reached by bus and main bus station is located just a walking distance from the city center. Belgrade is connected by busses to most Europe cities.

Here is a link where you can check availability and time of arrivals of busses coming or going from Belgrade can be reached by bus and main bus station is located just a walking distance from the city center. Belgrade is connected by busses to most Europe cities.

Here is a link where you can check availability and time of arrivals of busses coming or going from Belgrade.
http://www.bas.rs/basweb_eng/redvoznje.aspx?lng=en

There is plenty of cab drivers in front of bus station waiting for a foreigner who don’t know the fare price or exact road to your place of stay, trying to rip you off, we are not saying that all of them are like that but be aware, we offer fix transfer rates to any accommodation, so if you need our services just send us a quote, yours stagaway.com.

Belgrade train station is located just next to the main bus station which is a walking distance to the city center.

Belgrade is well connected by trains from/to many European capiitals, and also other Serbian cities. Belgrade train station should definitely be on your what to see in Belgrade list.

Here’s a link to Serbia railroads where you can get info and timetable of arrivals or departures from the Serbia’s capitol, be aware that Serbia s train driver will not kill itself if late couple of minutes like his Japan colleagues, train delays in Serbia are a common thing. if you are using a taxi when you arrive from the train station to your hotel be specially aware that you can be easily ripped off by a taxi driver, we suggest you to use our transfer service.
http://www.zeleznicesrbije.com/active/en/home/glavna_navigacija/zeleznica_i_turizam/hoteli/beograd.html

Serbia is operated with a single airport and this is the only way to reach Belgrade or other Serbian cities.

In 2013 Etihad bought Air Serbia and it is has been instantly improving since then. Belgrade airport has been recently renamed to “Nikola Tesla” a Serbian most famous scientist for whom we also organize Nikola Tesla museum tour and another thing that should be on your what to see in Belgrade list for which you can just send us a quote for. Nikola Tesla airport became most growing hub in Europe, and number of flights are instantly growing, making Belgrade one of the most important hubs in Europe, you can basically reach Belgrade by air from everywhere in the world,those are just some of the flight companies flying directly to Belgrade:

Adria Airways, Aegean Air, Aer Lingus / Aer Arann, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, airberlin/NIKI, Airzena Georgian Airlines, Alitalia, atlasjet, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, B&H Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Condor, Corsair, Croatia Airlines, Cubana, easyJet, Egypt Air, Emirates, Etihad, Etihad Regional (Darwin), FlyDubai, Germanwings, Iberia, Jetairfly, KLM, Lufthansa, Montenegro Airlines, Norwegian, Olympic Air, Pegasus, S7, Singapore Airlines, SkyWork, Swiss/Edelweiss, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, TUIfly, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Vueling, WizzAir, Yakuti.

I’m suggesting that you use some flight search portals when planning trip to Belgrade like sky scanner,momondo,edreams or be free to ask for suggestion.

Here is a link to Belgrade airport
http://www.beg.aero/en/home where you can check arrivals and departures and some more useful info.

From /to Belgrade airport we can offer you our transfer service for a fixed price with English speaking driver who will wait for you with your name tag on arrivals gate, check your flight status and give you a briefing on things to do in Belgrade, what to see in Belgrade show you some of the Belgrade sights on the way and give you good tips on some Belgrade attractions and Belgrade nightlife.

We can also offer transfer from Belgrade to other Serbian or near by countries.

With luxury car and English speaking guide just send us a quote and we will let you know all the details in a very short period.

Other way to get to the city from/to airport is to take a taxi or a bus whch goes to slavia round about on fixed times usually every half an hour.

Taxi price range is around 20 euros if a taxi driver has a good day, if not … take care

Things To See In Belgrade – Floating Clubs

Floating club`s in Belgrade are one of the biggest nightlife Belgrade attractions and what makes nightlife in Belgrade so high positioned in Europe. This so called floating clubs known as “Splav’s” are mostly located on Sava river below Brankov’s bridge, around Ada lake and near Hotel Yugoslavia became symbols of Belgrade’s nightlife scene witch is one of the most popular in the world by lonely planet and a lot of other tourist magazines and tourism based portals.

Most of the floating clubs are open from spring to late summer, here’s some of our favorites…

Freestyler nightclub is definitely the most famous one it is located on the new Belgrade side of Sava river just below Brankov’s bridge, if you are into wild house parties, posh atmosphere and nice looking people this is one of the places to visit in Belgrade during the night. Don’t miss this one, this is our number one recommendation.

Reservation is a must,this club is very popular,walking line is big, smart dressing is a warm suggestion, check out our VIP nightlife offer, we guarantee you will get best table’s reservation through us exclusively and you will not wait in huge lines in front of the club. Freestyler is most definitely one of the top nightlife Belgrade attractions.

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Lasta nightclub is located just opposite of Freestyler club near Belgrade main bus station on a walking distance from old town side of Brankov’s Bridge. It has the title of one of the coolest places, music is depending of the day in the week from rnb to various directions of house music. They also do matinees which are day time afternoon parties. 
Reservation is a must,this club is very popular,walking line is big, smart dressing is a warm suggestion, check out our VIP nightlife offer, we guarantee you will get best table’s reservation through us exclusively and you will not wait in huge lines in front of the club. Lasta is most definitely one of the top nightlife Belgrade attractions you should visit as well.

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Hot mess is located on new Belgrade’s side of the city near Brankov’s Bridge and it is recognized easily because of the pool bar in the middle of the club. Also a very cool club during the day with dining options as well.

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Sindikat is another summer floating club with an amazing atmosphere enlightened by it’s famous pop rock band which gets people jumping on their feet until early morning hours.

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Dragstor Play is also a floating club on the river bank of Sava but this club is unique because it works all year long so you can experience a club on water even in the winter. Dragstor Play Fits around 800 people and it is a great place for electronic house sounds of famous local and foreign DJ’s.

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20/44 is all year around club and if you like more underground atmosphere with great deep house and trance music this is the club for you. No dress code for this place which can fit around 500 people during the summer and around 300 people during winter time.
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