Spending time in Belgrade without coming down to the river is a serious miss. One of my favorite river spots to have a lunch, a dinner or just a drink is Beton Hala waterfront strip. Ideally, you should get here either to rest after a long walk along the Sava riverbank or to prepare for such a walk.
The name means “Concrete Hall” in Serbian and it was the abandoned warehouse for decades. Over the recent years it has been redeveloped into a vivid mix of cafes, restaurants and clubs (and even one gym). Although the access area still has an industrial feel, once you get there, the river calmness with bicyclists and joggers passing will make you forget that you’re minutes away from the city madness.
Right next to each other are Cantina de Frida (with cold and hot tapas, grilled meat and great cocktails), Iguana (with Asian fusion and live jazz) and Comunale (pasta and sometimes pizza). But popping up just for a coffee or a beer will be OK as well. Personally, I prefer Comunale because of its simple menu, design of the interior and most relaxed ambient.
The majority of clientele is 30+. Friday and Saturday night and Sunday lunch time are far more crowded than any other period. Although the best experience is from late March to October when tables are outside, cold months offer a lot of charm as well.
The waterfront is oriented towards West so the sunset is guaranteed and is free.
Beton Hala | Bars, Relaxing, Restaurants | Meal from RSD 500
10:00 – 02:00 daily