Crveni rak (Red crab) has everything that pubs are known for – it’s a small, cozy hideout filled with locals, offering a nice array of beers and occasionally live music. And there are not many places like that in Belgrade and Zemun.
It’s spotted by Zemun locals as a cool place to go out when colder weather comes, and you don’t need to go all the way to the Belgrade center when you have a great pub in your neighborhood. However, it also attracts people from all around the city, because of its atmosphere and the drinks on offer – from local beers to known German and Belgian brands. Their rakija is a sole reason to come.
Music is mostly mainstream rock and blues, and it only gets better on various live performances. Wooden furniture and red walls filled with photos and memorabilia contribute to the comfy overall feel. There are only six or seven tables there, so on Friday/Saturday nights you might have to make a reservation.
Another cool thing is the location, it’s kinda tucked away in the small Zemun streets, but it’s still in the center of Belgrade’s city-within-a-city (that being Zemun).
So, when in Zemun, act as a local if you’re in need of a warm place with tea/coffee or beer, and check out Crveni rak. They also serve some small meze with beer for free. And from there you can go straight to Gardosh Tower, the park, quay or the center of the town.