Germany may have Oktoberfest, but Serbia’s Belgrade Beer Fest is one for the books. It’s the biggest beer festival in Southeastern Europe, and has received numerous awards for the sheer quality and variety of entertainment, food, and of course, beer. The event was founded in 2003, and since then over 7 million people have come from all parts of the world and the continent to indulge in an impressive array of delicious beers.
The festival is divided into several zones that have been carefully designed for attendees to enhance their experience. Craft Land is where you will find world-class craft beers of all kinds: pilsners, ales, stouts, and more all on tap. Famous craft beers from Serbia and other parts of Europe will be available to try. Look out for launches of brand-new beers here too! The Embassy of Beer showcases a curated selection of imported beers from Scotland, Hungary, Belgium, Germany, the United States, Japan, and others. Belgrade’s best pubs will be present too, with an area dedicated to them known as the Gostionica. Browse the dozens of stalls and enjoy the beer with live music and a wide array of excellent food. Relax with friends at the Chill Out Zone, or get competitive at the Fun Zone with games like the Escape Room, Frisbee Golf, and much more. Over the last few years, the event has also included more environment-focused workshops and activities to spread awareness about recycling.
If you’re a fan of the amber nectar, the Belgrade Beer Fest won’t disappoint: free entrance, amazing concerts, and an incredible atmosphere await you.
The Belgrade Beer Fest takes place at the Usce park, which is located where the beautiful Danube and Sava rivers meet.
Free transportation will be provided to all attendees of the festival in order to reduce the risk of accidents that may occur when driving under the influence. Visitors coming from Nis, Novi Sad, and Kragujevac may also apply for free transportation within the city.
Belgrade has several excellent apartments, condominiums, short-term rentals, and hotels With around 500,000 people attending the Belgrade Beer Fest each year, it’s necessary to book your accommodations as early as possible.
Serbia has had a turbulent past, but today a sense of freedom can be felt no matter where you are. Restaurants allow diners to smoke and drink to their pleasure, and the clubs go on until sunrise. In Belgrade, drinking is considered a way of life, so you won’t run out of party options and terrific libations. The city is also hip and happening city, a juxtaposition of old and new where you can enjoy third-wave coffee shops next to buildings of old elegance. Spend some time at the Savamala area, which showcases Belgrade’s rich heritage of stunning historical architecture dating back to the 19th century.
For clubbing and nightlife, head over to Dorcolmala, a newly-gentrified area where you’ll find gems of art galleries, cafes, bars, and pubs. There’s also Lower Dorcol, a trendy neighborhood punctuated by several charming establishments which come alive at night. Pick up some fashionable and kitschy souvenirs at the Belgrade Design District, an awesome marketplace with a wide range of creative retails shops that sell everything from handmade soaps to ceramincs.
Stay tuned for the dates of the Belgrade Beer Fest 2019!
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