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Top Bratislava Tips - Your Insider Tips for Bratislava

    The Slovakian capital of Bratislava has tons to offer visitors, from fine beers and tasty local dishes to beautiful monuments and scenic walks.

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Bratislava tips. Here's what you told us...




    Get a cheap beer with the locals at Mr President Pub

    Barbara Mleczny says:

    The President Pub! If you like it rough and local go there.

    Ivan Anic says:

    Mr. President Pub - must see and have a beer, two, three.



    Party at one of the city's underground clubs

    Juraj Vajda says:

    Go to underground wineries and bars and discos, there are more then few...



    Take a riverside walk

    Ândrëã Ðrnt says:

    Enjoy river walk during spring and summer.

    Gabi Murcia says:

    Enjoy the great river promenade specially for summer.

    Michaela Potocarova says:

    There is also beach along Danube river during summer time, enjoyable cycling and rollerblading areas, castles, churches, museum, fun and nightlife...and much more...it is definitely worth to visit it!!!

    Maite Vanhellemont says:

    If you visit during summer; go to the other side of the bridge, pay a visit to the park and relax on the selfmade 'beach' next to the river! It has some sort of 'festival vibe' to it.



    Head for the Slovak Pub

    Hugues Lavergne says:

    Go eat at the Slovak Pub (really good and cheap).

    Laura Onofrio says:

    Slovak Pub!

    Liam Flanders says:

    Eat at the Slovak Pub.

    Veronika Karacova says:

    Slovak Pub.

    Michael Carey says:

    Slovak Pub!



    Eat bryndzové halušky

    Aleksandar Gerasimovi? says:

    Try bryndzové halušky - €3 to €5 depending on restaurant; you won't get hungry shortly after the meal, for sure.

    Justin Mingus says:

    Try some local food too, it's not bad, especially Bryndzové halušky (potato dumplings with sheep's-milk cheese).



    Get nostalgic at Funus

    Milan Bohunicky says:

    If you want to see more then four streets of pedestrian zone around the Hlavné námestie (usually presented as all you can see in Bratislava), ask some nice girl where is the Funus pub. In this pub nothing has changed for last 40 years. So if you want to feel the spirit of ages, don't be shy to visit Funus.

    Martin Babiak says:

    Despite you can feel no change since 40 years in Funus pub, no worries, it is safe there, as far as i remember, especially in summer many families with children there. You can also taste specific non-alcoholic drink called Kofola; this is most favourite non-alcoholic drink and you will definitely love it, it is much better than Coca Cola or Pepsi. You can find it almost anywhere but somewhere it is not Kofola but fake or similar to Kofola.



    See the sandstone at Sandberg

    Dominika Kominkova says:

    Sandberg - hill from the sand with beautiful nature located in Devinska Nova Ves just 20 min from city center, walk through the forest (path is good marked) to castle Devin. I definately recommend for lovers of unspoilt nature and history.



    Walk up to the Slavin monument

    Milos Milenkovic says:

    Go to Slavin monument on hill. There's a beautiful view of the city from there.

    Milan Bohunicky says:

    Then take a walk through Horsky Park and you can also go to Slavín - the cemetery of Russian soldiers from the WWII. There is also nice view from Slavín down to Bratislava.



    Get cake at Shtoor Café

    Natalia Sarah SLabejova says:

    Coffee and cake in Shtoor.

    Filip Grgula says:

    Shtoor Home Made Café.

    Radenka Hoffman says:

    Go to the Shtoor Café.

    Kristínka Superžena Tóthová says:

    Go to Shtoor for a cake.



    Chat to the locals

    Matúš Lau?ík says:

    We lived in communism for a long time. If you have a questions, ask young people, they speak English (more or less), older speaks Russian.



    Visit in winter...

    Silvia Sedlacikova says:

    Walk around the city centre, especially during summer or Christmas market during winter, KC Dunaj for example to have fun in the evening.

    Alexandra Svitekova says:

    The Old Town rules with great Xmas market atmosphere in December - must-have!



    ...No, visit in the summer

    Adam Pichler says:

    Simply enjoy it in the summer! The city centre with its summer terraces and also the new centre along Eurovea shopping centre and the Danube have a unique atmosphere.



    Catch the free museum days

    Dominika Kominkova says:

    Every first Sunday in the month you can enjoy 18 free museums! Museum of Slovak Jews is really interesting.



    See the view from Michael's Gate

    Lusil Hradilova says:

    Michael's Gate is a nice stop during a walk through the old town, with its nice view of the castle and old city on the top. As a plus you can enjoy the museum while 'climbing' to the sixth floor.











    Visit Galéria Nedbalka

    Peter Bronis says:

    Galeria Nedbalka. It is a private gallery established by Slovak internet millionaires (eset antivirus guys). Good art collection (Slovak art of 20th century), trendy approach to the art presentation, interesting temporary exhibitions. Great artpoint in Bratislava. I.e. to be informed visitor, try to explore work by Mikulas Galanda and the art group inspired by his work 'Galandovci'.



    Taste the beer at Patrónsky Pivovar

    Martin Babiak says:

    I would suggest 'Patrónsky pivovar', [and to drink a beer there called] 11,5°; [they have their] own beer where you can also see equipment in which they brew it. Much much better than any other brewery. Price of 0,5l beer is arround €1.70. Excellent kitchen too! It is eight minutes by taxi from downtown in the direction of Prague/Brno. Very close to Horsky Park.



    Go on a Be Free walking tour

    Lavon Hart says:

    The Bratislava Free Tour. Give a good tip because this is so worthwhile. Other than the tip, it is free.



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Bratislava.


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    Photo courtesy of Alpha, Rob Sinclair and Cha già José. Image used under the Creative Commons license.

    The Slovakian capital of Bratislava has tons to offer visitors, from fine beers and tasty local dishes to beautiful monuments and scenic walks.

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top Bratislava tips. Here's what you told us...




    Get a cheap beer with the locals at Mr President Pub

    Barbara Mleczny says:

    The President Pub! If you like it rough and local go there.

    Ivan Anic says:

    Mr. President Pub - must see and have a beer, two, three.



    Party at one of the city's underground clubs

    Juraj Vajda says:

    Go to underground wineries and bars and discos, there are more then few...



    Take a riverside walk

    Ândrëã Ðrnt says:

    Enjoy river walk during spring and summer.

    Gabi Murcia says:

    Enjoy the great river promenade specially for summer.

    Michaela Potocarova says:

    There is also beach along Danube river during summer time, enjoyable cycling and rollerblading areas, castles, churches, museum, fun and nightlife...and much more...it is definitely worth to visit it!!!

    Maite Vanhellemont says:

    If you visit during summer; go to the other side of the bridge, pay a visit to the park and relax on the selfmade 'beach' next to the river! It has some sort of 'festival vibe' to it.



    Head for the Slovak Pub

    Hugues Lavergne says:

    Go eat at the Slovak Pub (really good and cheap).

    Laura Onofrio says:

    Slovak Pub!

    Liam Flanders says:

    Eat at the Slovak Pub.

    Veronika Karacova says:

    Slovak Pub.

    Michael Carey says:

    Slovak Pub!



    Eat bryndzové halušky

    Aleksandar Gerasimovi? says:

    Try bryndzové halušky - €3 to €5 depending on restaurant; you won't get hungry shortly after the meal, for sure.

    Justin Mingus says:

    Try some local food too, it's not bad, especially Bryndzové halušky (potato dumplings with sheep's-milk cheese).



    Get nostalgic at Funus

    Milan Bohunicky says:

    If you want to see more then four streets of pedestrian zone around the Hlavné námestie (usually presented as all you can see in Bratislava), ask some nice girl where is the Funus pub. In this pub nothing has changed for last 40 years. So if you want to feel the spirit of ages, don't be shy to visit Funus.

    Martin Babiak says:

    Despite you can feel no change since 40 years in Funus pub, no worries, it is safe there, as far as i remember, especially in summer many families with children there. You can also taste specific non-alcoholic drink called Kofola; this is most favourite non-alcoholic drink and you will definitely love it, it is much better than Coca Cola or Pepsi. You can find it almost anywhere but somewhere it is not Kofola but fake or similar to Kofola.



    See the sandstone at Sandberg

    Dominika Kominkova says:

    Sandberg - hill from the sand with beautiful nature located in Devinska Nova Ves just 20 min from city center, walk through the forest (path is good marked) to castle Devin. I definately recommend for lovers of unspoilt nature and history.



    Walk up to the Slavin monument

    Milos Milenkovic says:

    Go to Slavin monument on hill. There's a beautiful view of the city from there.

    Milan Bohunicky says:

    Then take a walk through Horsky Park and you can also go to Slavín - the cemetery of Russian soldiers from the WWII. There is also nice view from Slavín down to Bratislava.



    Get cake at Shtoor Café

    Natalia Sarah SLabejova says:

    Coffee and cake in Shtoor.

    Filip Grgula says:

    Shtoor Home Made Café.

    Radenka Hoffman says:

    Go to the Shtoor Café.

    Kristínka Superžena Tóthová says:

    Go to Shtoor for a cake.



    Chat to the locals

    Matúš Lau?ík says:

    We lived in communism for a long time. If you have a questions, ask young people, they speak English (more or less), older speaks Russian.



    Visit in winter...

    Silvia Sedlacikova says:

    Walk around the city centre, especially during summer or Christmas market during winter, KC Dunaj for example to have fun in the evening.

    Alexandra Svitekova says:

    The Old Town rules with great Xmas market atmosphere in December - must-have!



    ...No, visit in the summer

    Adam Pichler says:

    Simply enjoy it in the summer! The city centre with its summer terraces and also the new centre along Eurovea shopping centre and the Danube have a unique atmosphere.



    Catch the free museum days

    Dominika Kominkova says:

    Every first Sunday in the month you can enjoy 18 free museums! Museum of Slovak Jews is really interesting.



    See the view from Michael's Gate

    Lusil Hradilova says:

    Michael's Gate is a nice stop during a walk through the old town, with its nice view of the castle and old city on the top. As a plus you can enjoy the museum while 'climbing' to the sixth floor.











    Visit Galéria Nedbalka

    Peter Bronis says:

    Galeria Nedbalka. It is a private gallery established by Slovak internet millionaires (eset antivirus guys). Good art collection (Slovak art of 20th century), trendy approach to the art presentation, interesting temporary exhibitions. Great artpoint in Bratislava. I.e. to be informed visitor, try to explore work by Mikulas Galanda and the art group inspired by his work 'Galandovci'.



    Taste the beer at Patrónsky Pivovar

    Martin Babiak says:

    I would suggest 'Patrónsky pivovar', [and to drink a beer there called] 11,5°; [they have their] own beer where you can also see equipment in which they brew it. Much much better than any other brewery. Price of 0,5l beer is arround €1.70. Excellent kitchen too! It is eight minutes by taxi from downtown in the direction of Prague/Brno. Very close to Horsky Park.



    Go on a Be Free walking tour

    Lavon Hart says:

    The Bratislava Free Tour. Give a good tip because this is so worthwhile. Other than the tip, it is free.



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Bratislava.


    Book hostels in Bratislava | Bratislava videos, city guide, free pocket guide and more



    Photo courtesy of Alpha, Rob Sinclair and Cha già José. Image used under the Creative Commons license.


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