June 5, 2018 Going out

Hop Inside: Belgrade’s Top Beer Spots

Summer is here, and these three relaxing beer venues will help you cool down – and get up to speed with the Serbia’s fast-moving beer scene.

Gunners Pub, close to Studentski Trg, is a perfect spot for a beer in town. Photo: Courtesy of Gunners Pub

Gunners Pub, close to Studentski Trg, is a perfect spot for a beer in town. Photo: Courtesy of Gunners Pub

Branimir Milic

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In recent years, the beer scene in Serbia, especially in Belgrade, has changed drastically in terms of what is on offer. From having to choose between various bland-tasting beers produced on an industrial scale, all quite similar to each other, now there is  the option of sampling not only some great imported beers but also a lot of local craft ones whose quality is improving steadily.

Here we bring you a few standout places where you can enjoy these new developments on the Serbian beer scene.

What sets them apart are wonderful settings that are as important as the quality of thedrink in your hand.

Beer on a boat: Brodic na Savi

The first really warm days after the winter are usually celebrated by some Belgraders with an outing to Brodic na Savi [The Little boat on the Sava] for a few rounds of beers.

One of the city’s most loved places, it is vibrant from early spring all the way to the autumn.

Located on the Sava just behind the Belgrade Fair, at Savski kej bb, it is easily accessible by foot from the parking lot of Fair, or, ideally, by biking along the waterfront.

It blends into the surroundings of the still undeveloped part of the riverbank – and therein lies all its charm. A patchwork of small barges all connected with what is, or once was, a small boat, the sunshades stretched over the tables tell you from the get-go that this place is laid back.

They offer a variety of beers, but here you have to go with Paulaner’s Weissbier.

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Belgrade Insight to be integrated into Balkan Insight

After a 265 issue run, Belgrade Insight, BIRN’s bi-weekly Belgrade-focused English-language newspaper, printed its last paper edition on Friday 21 December, 2018. 

In its decade-long life since 2008, Belgrade Insight sought to bring quality journalism to its readers and subscribers.

Belgrade Insight covered political and economic developments in Serbia, but also told stories about people, businesses and events which shaped a unique and multi-faceted city like Belgrade.

In addition to detailed analysis and coverage of political, economic and business affairs, Belgrade Insight provided its readers with everything that expatriates, short-term visitors and local residents need to know in order to enjoy this great city.

It the past decade, it saw many changes in Serbia’s political and cultural climate: from the deep recession of early 2010s to Serbia’s candidate status in the EU, through Belgrade’s first Eurovision song contest and re-opening of city’s museums.

Although Belgrade Insight will no longer be printed, BIRN journalists and associates will continue their coverage of Belgrade and Serbia through the Balkan Insight website.

For any questions or refunds contact Snezana Caricic (snezana.caricic@birn.eu.com)