From serbia on Oct 25, 2015
Like today, nightclubs of Belgrade were nightlife hot spots over 40 years ago, when disco clubs existed only in Paris, London and Milan
You have probably heard of Serbia as the best nightlife in this corner of Europe, and Belgrade, with its nightclubs, is the very center of it. Every day is Friday here, so you can have a great time every day of the week – the nights are yours! Nightclubs of Serbia are the meeting places of young people, eager of good music, dancing and fun. Most of these venues are located in Belgrade, but some clubs in other major cities in the country have also gained their own good “reputation”.
The trend is to cruise the city and visit several clubs in one night. The night usually starts in bars to heat up the atmosphere and then you head for nightclubs in the early morning hours. The places differ, above all, in type of music, so you should ask around where you can find the right venue for your taste. We’re sure that the nightclubs of Serbia will meet all your expectations.
The land of Guča brass festival and Exit festival offers you the diverse range of sounds – from turbo-folk music that has become one of the symbols of Serbia, to electro and techno sounds played by famous world and local DJs. Live performances always spice up the atmosphere of nightclubs, so you can catch a glimpse of all the talented young bands.
Loyal clubbers in Serbia will tell you that they have fallen in love with all that crowd, noise and atmosphere. In a good company, with few drinks, music and dancing – great fun is guaranteed until dawn. And this is always an opportunity for a new friendship.
Although the world’s best known tourist guide “Lonely Planet” has recently recommended Belgrade as the best nightlife destination, it is less known that Belgrade had the same title more than 40 years ago. The first disco club from Trieste to Vladivostok was opened in Belgrade in Lole Ribara Street number 17. Back in 1967, discos existed only in Paris, London, Milan and Belgrade.
The first disco in the Balkans was opened in Belgrade, right next to the “Atelje 212″ theater, in the basement of a house that belonged to the famous Serbian minister and politician Jevrem Grujić (in Svetogorska street 17).
It could sound incredible, but Charles Aznavour, Alain Delon, Omar Sharif, Julie Cristy, Judy Dench and many other celebrities visited the disco “Kod Laze Šećera” (eng. Laza the Sugar’s), as it was called after its owner, Jevrem Grujić’s great grandson. It was built on the model of the famous Parisian discotheque “Castel” that still exists in the capital of France, and is one of the most exclusive places to visit in the city’s center.
The disco in Belgrade had all the latest music records from London and Paris. It worked from 6:30 PM to half an hour after midnight, and it was opened under the patronage of the Red Star basketball club, as the private property didn’t exist at those times. After one year the was shut as it “spoiled the thriving youth of socialism” according to the newspapers of the time.