Vintage Industrial Bar opened a few years ago while I was still studying and living on Savska street. Although it’s in the middle of Zagreb’s students street (which I call that because when I was studying that was the street that connected all my spots: the students’ center, three students’ dormitories, several cafeterias, coffee shops and Krivi put) it’s not necessarily a students’ place. In those times, we used to comment how people that go to Vintage Industrial Bar are mostly “old” (meaning around thirty). Now it’s a place where you feel comfortably young and the owners share your fastidious and of course great taste in music.
Back then the reason to go there was that it was at walking distance from my flat. And there’s a bakery next to it which is open all night (warning: in order to fully savor and appreciate its pastries’ distinctive taste you need to have had a few drinks first. It lets the flavor fully develop).
Nowadays we go there for the really great tribute bands that play every weekend. Sometimes there’s also some “bigger” Croatian artist playing, but that’s not what you go to Vintage Industrial Bar for. It’s the tribute bands that play classic ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s rock (and Amy Winehouse) that have made the spot really popular. Nobody knows those bands’ names – usually someone will just ask you something like: “Hey, are you going to go see Bob Marley this weekend?”