Visit one of the gay friendly bars, clubs, centres and festivals in Zagreb

Zagreb

Kic Klub Caffe Galerija (gay & lesbian friendly)

This gay-friendly bar is centrally located, with a summer terrace that’s often crowded as a testament to its popularity. There is a photo gallery with works by young artists as well. Kic Club is a top choice for nightlife and socializing with others in the lesbian and gay community.

Mama – Cultural Centre (gay & lesbian friendly)

This centrally located cultural centre has got plenty of exhibitions, film festivals and is also where the first Croatian gay choir “Queer Klapa” held their concert. Wi-Fi and cafes are available. It is a great place to have some coffee and maybe meet someone. It is visited by many people from cultural and alternative scene. Leaflets about happenings and events are provided.

Booksa (gay & lesbian friendly)

A popular place in Zagreb is definitely Booksa. It is book club, however, you don’t have to be a member to enjoy everything this place offers (only, if you come there more than once, it’s advisable to sign up for their membership card). The atmosphere is very pleasant – ordering drinks is self-service and afterwards you can sit back and relax on one of the cosy sofas.

Rush Club (gay & lesbian friendly)

Gay dance club RUSH Bar first opened 2009 in central Zagreb near the main square. The club welcomes everyone who wants to have fun and enjoy the latest music, drag shows and special events. It is popular with a young and mixed crowd. It opens only on Saturdays from 23:59 to 5am. However, admission is free for the first 20 people!

Hotpot Bar (gay & lesbian friendly)

This gay bar & nightclub is right in Zagreb city centre. It has a modern interior Basement area of about 120 m², with modern interior, TV screens and DJ. It opens on Friday and Saturday nights. A perfect place to mingle and meet new people. Fair prices, no darkroom, no entry fee except for special parties. It is home to a mixed and lively crowd.

Cafe Bar Kolaž (gay & lesbian friendly)

This small, red-brick basement bar is decked out with a veritable solar system of tiny mirror balls hovering above the bar, and a seating area that – illuminated by tiny pinpricks of light emerging from bronze-yellow panels – looks like the inside of a huge honeycomb. During the day Kolaž serves coffee to local office workers and lawyers, while by night it fills up with a sophisticated bohemian set with an easy-going straight-gay-whatever sense of social orientation. The music ranges from PJ Harvey to La Roux with all kinds of indie-rock, synthi-pop, electro-disco and exotica thrown into the mix. Weekend nights can be a tight squeeze.

Vimpi Caffe bar (gay & lesbian friendly)

A small gay-friendly bar with a gallery and visited mostly by lesbians and alternative people. Located in the city centre near the flower square (Cvjetni trg). It has a brilliant atmosphere and is definitely a place to visit to meet new people.

Queer Zagreb Festival

The biggest event put together and the one that started it all, is the Queer Zagreb festival, an annual international theatre, dance and visual art festival that has grown to be a major arts festival of its kind in Europe and has since 2003 presented over 300 artists and companies from all over the world.