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People & nightlife

Welcome to the nightlife of Maribor, Slovenia’s second-largest city and a bustling hub of culture and entertainment. As the sun sets, Maribor offers a lot of options to suit every taste, whether you’re into clubbing, live music, or simply relaxing with a drink. Here are some options on how to spent your evening:

Bars and Pubs on Poštna street: Poštna street is brimming with cozy bars and pubs, perfect for a relaxed evening with your Erasmus friends or your buddy. Slovenian wines are a must-try, and you can enjoy them in many establishments, often with a delightful selection of local dishes to accompany your drinks.

Clubs and Dance Floors: If you’re in the mood for dancing, Maribor won’t disappoint. Head to the city center, where you’ll find a variety of nightclubs, each with its own unique atmosphere and music style. Here are some suggestions

Name Address Website
LUX Pristaniška ulica 2 /
ŠTUK Gosposvetska cesta 83
Pekarna Cultural Centre Ob železnici 8
Takos Mesarski prehod 3 /
Trust Gosposvetska cesta 84, 2000 Maribor /
Luft Ul. Vita Kraigherja 3

Live Music Venues: Maribor’s music scene is thriving, and there are numerous venues where you can catch live performances by talented local and international artists. From intimate jazz clubs to larger concert halls, you can experience a wide range of musical genres.

  • Dvorana Gustaf: Located in the heart of the city, Dvorana Gustaf is one of the most well-known live music venues in Maribor. It hosts a wide range of concerts and events, covering various music genres, including rock, pop, indie, and electronic music.
  • ŠTUK Student Cultural Centre: ŠTUK is a vibrant cultural center that hosts live music events, theater performances, and other artistic activities. It’s a popular spot among students and young people, contributing to the city’s dynamic nightlife.
  • Dvorana Union: This multifunctional venue in the Union Hotel occasionally hosts live music events, including concerts, gigs, and music festivals. Keep an eye on their event calendar to catch some great shows.
  • Gala Hala – Pekarna: Part of the Pekarna cultural center, Gala Hala is a popular spot for underground music and alternative performances. It’s a meeting point for music lovers who appreciate more unconventional sounds.
  • Galerija EPEKA: This art gallery often hosts cultural events, including live music performances. It’s a great place to explore art and enjoy music in an intimate setting.

Street Festivals and Events: Throughout the year, Maribor hosts various street festivals and cultural events that spill into the night. From food festivals to arts and crafts markets, these events offer a fantastic opportunity to experience the city’s lively atmosphere. Here are some popular festivals, that happen every year, but you should also keep an eye for any other festivals that can/will happen during your erasmus

Name Address/location Website
International Lent Festival Maribor city center
Old Vine Festival Maribor city center
Maribor Festival (festival of classical music) Maribor city center
Maribor Theatre Festival Maribor National Theatre


So buckle up and get ready to experience the thrilling nightlife of Maribor, where you’ll find an array of options to make your evenings memorable and exciting. Enjoy your time in this beautiful Slovenian city!