If you really wanna go HCTS (Hardcore Croatian Teen Style) this is THE place! Žiraffa is one of the cheapest places to drink alcohol in Zagreb, more importantly it’s at the very center of town. It’s full of young people, so don’t be surprised if you stumble upon young women and men between 15 and 30 years of age. People come here with only one intention: to get drunk for cheap!
The place is crowded, with no free tables almost every night, so it’s good to reserve a table a few days in advance if you’re in a bigger group. But even without tables you can always manage to somehow find a place. People are having a good time, drinking and chatting, so it’s completely normal to come up to a group, introduce yourself and share a table with strangers.
Okay, sounds great, right? But before you go, a warning: it’s crowded and full of cigarette smoke, which makes your clothes smell terrible afterward. I can’t say they put a lot of thought in decor, as it’s very plain, but I guess people here don’t care for that.
And the last thing you need to know is that it’s just a warm-up place, so people eventually continue on their tour for clubbing somewhere else.
Maybe you caught a glimpse of what it looks like, but it will probably be worse when you lay your eyes on that hole!
P.S. There are more than one Žiraffa bars around the city (Maksimir,Ilica etc.).