If you have visited Zagreb even only for one day, you most probably know about Tkalčićeva street and you’ve been there on a night out. If you live in Zagreb, you probably rather skip it knowing there are many more interesting places to go out for a beer. But for Booze and Blues I’ll gladly make an exception. If you’re decisive enough to make it past what feels like a hundred bars and cafes from the beginning of the street and hungry enough for some real rock ‘n’ roll – you’ll be rewarded right on the end of Zagreb’s most famous bar-street.
There’s live music every night Thursday – Sunday and it’s usually good. The staff is friendly & fast, there is enough space to dance (even if you’re just standing at the bar) and it closes at 2 am – which is the only reasonable time to go home if you’re a person with a full-time job who after five days of work can only motivate herself for a very relaxing weekend, but stills feels too young to give up partying completely. And who is more than decently tipsy after two large beers and a Pelinkovac.
When the music stops and the lights go on you still feel like you want more, but this is it. If you go home now, you’ll go home happy & you’ll wake up happy the next morning. (Don’t stop at Alcatraz on your way home. Just don’t. You don’t need that last drink. You’ll thank me tomorrow.)