Our 3 Best Beer Places in Ljubljana

Our 3 Best Beer Places in Ljubljana

So, you are in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana and you soon realize there are tons of cafes and bars and lovely restaurants,  especially in the Old Town area and by the Ljubljanica River …

 Ljubljana has a great pub scene!

As you might have already expected, Slovenes love beer. Furthermore, beer plays an important role in the life of Slovenes and most cafe’s in Ljubljana actually serve beer.

But if you want to spend some time discovering the beer scene in Ljubljana, be prepared to step a bit away from the heart of the city centre.

Not too far, though.

We made a selection of three beer places that we – as locals – enjoy the most in our capital. 


Let’s start with our favourite beer place at the moment – Pivnica Lajbah, located just 5-10 minutes walk from the famous Three Bridges and alongside the Ljubljanica River, direction TRNOVO neighbourhood.

This pub primarily attracts people who really  LOVE and enjoy beer (meaning those who are not only interested in getting drunk). This sizeable pub with a very inviting terrace has an enormous selection of craft beer!

From Slovene craft beers you have to try Pelicon and Reservoir Dogs. Some best European beers such as Oedipus (Holland) and Nogne (Norway) are served here.

Pivnica Lajbah - Ljubljana beer places

Some fine pub food is to be found at Pivnica Lajbah!


Union is Ljubljana’s beer brewery and beer brand with some serious history dating back to 1864. Union Pub is a part of the brewery’s complex, but it opened only in 2014.

This is a large pub with a decent terrace, about 10 minutes walk from Ljubljana centre, direction ŠIŠKA neighbourhood.

Here you can try more than 10 different draft beers, accompanied by Union Selection – a special weekly brewer’s choice of beers, prepared exclusively for the Union Pub.

Some traditional Slovene food is served here, such as Carniolan Sausage, traditional »žganci«, tripe, dry meat and Prekmurje ham with house pâté, pickled vegetables, selected Slovene cheeses, but also burgers etc.

Pivnica Union - Ljubljana beer places

Pivnica Union has great food and is also known for its beer garden!


This elegant English-style pub in the centre of Ljubljana (direction Ljubljana main Railway and Bus station) is managed by one of the best connoisseurs of the Slovene beer scene.

Therefore, another great pub for all real beer lovers visiting Ljubljana, who want to discover its local craft beer scene and prefer some authentic pub scene over the places packed with tourists and youngsters.

Sir William’s is a real pub gem in the centre of Ljubljana.

Sir Williams pub - Ljubljana beer places
Great local and  foreign beer selection an Sir William’s!

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