GAY CLUBS AND BARS

Rush

The most recently opened (may 2009) gay bar in the very centre of Zagreb. Located near the police station - no worries about violent conflicts :)

Address:
Amruševa 10

Entrance fee:
30 kn (4.11 €)

Working hours:
Friday: 23:00 - 05:00 (commercial hits)
Saturday: 23:00 - 05:00 (house)
Closed on other days.

Web site:
none

Location:
Rush on Google maps


g.bar
Until recently, the only gay bar in Zagreb. Two floors. Crowded on weekends.

Address:
Mesnička 36

Entrance fee:
none

Working hours:
Monday - Thursday: 17:00 - 01:00
Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 02:00
Sunday: 17:00 - 01:00

Web site:
g.bar homepage

Location:
g.bar on Google maps

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GAY SAUNAS

Bumerang
A sauna in the centre.

Address:
Trg Marka Marulića 2

Entrance fee:
60 kn (8,13 €). A towel included.
Discounts on Wednesdays and if younger than 25.

Working hours:
Monday - Sunday: 15:00 - 24:00

Web site:
Sauna Bumerang

Location:
Bumerang on Google maps


David
A gay sauna near the centre. Has a bar, Finnish sauna, Turkish sauna, fitness room, internet, rest-room and video-room.

Address:
Ulica Ivana Broza 8a

Entrance fee:
80 kn (10,84 €). A towel included.
Discounts if younger than 25.

Working hours:
Monday - Sunday: 16:00-23:00

Web site:
Sauna David homepage

Location:
David on Google maps

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GAY CRUISING CLUBS

Denis
A gay cruising club in the centre. Has video-rooms, cabins and internet access.

Address:
Mrazovićeva 9

Entrance fee:
30 kn (4,07 €). The price includes a drink of your own choice and 15 minutes connection to the Internet.
60 kn (8,13 €) for group sex parties on Saturdays. Annunciation required!

Working hours:
Monday - Thursday: 14:00 - 24:00
Friday: 14:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 15:00 - 23:00 (Group sex party: 23:30-05:00)
Sunday: 15:00 - 24:00

Web site:
Denis cruising club

Location:
Denis on Google maps


Mobilus
* Studio Mobilus creates an odd combination, trying at once to be a gay cruising ground and an internet café. It succeeds in being neither fully, but is still a cute and intimate venue if you’re looking to meet gay men in the area. This Zagreb gay club attracts exclusively men, and creates a cosy yet modern venue. The internet area will definitely keep you awake with its bright pink walls, whilst the glossy leather chairs give the place that hint of sophistication.

Other areas use soft blue lighting or candlelight to create more of an atmosphere for chatting and meeting people. Entrance is reasonable at 30 Kunas per person, and for this you get a welcoming drink of your choice and can stay as long as you like. Studio Mobilus is also quite easy to find, situated in the city centre five minutes walk from Josip Jelacic Square, and ten minutes from the local railway station.

In short, Studio Mobilus is a place to chill out with a coffee and catch up with people online or in person, and, if you feel like staying later, perhaps picking up a hot date before moving on elsewhere.

* text from gaypedia.com


Address:
Ignjata Đorđića 10

Entrance fee:
30 kn (4,06 €)

Working hours:
Monday - Thursday: 15:00 - 23:00
Friday: 15:00 - 24:00
Saturday - Sunday: 16:00 - 24:00

Web site:
Studio Mobilus homepage

Location:
Studio Mobilus on Google maps

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GAY FRIENDLY CAFE*

*Places listed here are not officially gay friendly, but are known to be visited by gay men.

KIC
A gay-friendly internet cafe in the centre (Internet is inside the building and up the stairs).

Address:
Preradovićeva 5

Entrance fee:
None.

Working hours:
Monday- Saturday: 9:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00

Web site:
KIC homepage

Location:
KIC on Google maps


MAMA
A cultural and multimedia centre with a gay-friendly internet cafe.
The cafe is in the backyard of Preradovićeva st.

Address:
Preradovićeva 18

Entrance fee:
None.

Working hours:
Monday - Sunday: 13:00 - 21:00

Web site:
MaMa homepage

Location:
MaMa on Google maps


Booksa
Book club, library, club cafe, free wireless internet.

Address:
Martićeva 14d

Entrance fee:
None.

Working hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 - 23:00
Closed on Mondays.

Web site:
Booksa homepage

Location:
Booksa on Google maps

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GAY FRIENDLY DANCE CLUBS*

*Places listed here are not officially gay friendly, but are known to be visited by gay men.

Sirup
A fancy club with a very unusual interior design. Don't get fooled with an awful web-site design :)

Address:
Donje Svetice 40

Entrance fee:
Depending on the guest DJ (around 10 €). Otherwise: 30 kn (4,07 €) before midnight or 50 kn (6,79 €) after midnight.

Working hours:
Friday: 23:00 - 05:00
Saturday: 23:00 - 05:00

Web site:
Sirup club homepage

Location:
Sirup on Google maps


Fanatic
A gay-friendly dance club near the centre.

Address:
Ribnjak 26

Entrance fee:
None.

Working hours:
?

Web site:
Fanatic by Tulumarka

Location:
Fanatic on Google maps


Močvara
A gay-friendly dance club with a quite unique type of visitors. Don't dress formally! :)

Address:
Trnjanski nasip bb

Entrance fee:
Usually none, but depending on the performer.

Working hours:
?

Web site:
Mocvara homepage

Location:
Mocvara on Google maps

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GAY BEACHES AND OUTDOOR GAY CRUISING

Jarun nudist beach and The island of Croatian Youth (Jarunska nudistička plaža i Otok hrvatske mladeži)
A gay beach does not exist in Zagreb. However, there is nudist part at the Jarun lake which is also known as a gay cruising area.

If you're looking for some more straightforward action, you should visit the island across the nudist beach - its forest, bushes and south beaches are known as Zagreb's prime place for open-sky fornicating, regardless of orientation :) Prime gay spot is the south-eastern forest. The island's name is Otok hrvatske mladeži (The island of Croatian youth). Unfortunately, the name has little to do with the average visitors' description :)

You can enter the island by crossing the bridge at its eastern end. If you're at the nudist beach, just follow the roller's/biker's road about 1 km towards east, and then at the crossroads keep on going straight ahead (ie don't turn right). The "gay forest" is on your left as soon as you cross the bridge.

Address:
Jarun lake, southern shore.

Entrance fee:
None.

Working hours:
Monday - Sunday: 00:00 - 24:00

Web site:
Jarun homepage

Location:
Jarun nudist beach on Google maps

The bridge - entrance to the island on Google maps

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ACCOMMODATION

Arcotel Allegra Hotel
A gay-friendly design-hotel in the centre.

Address:
Branimirova 29

Entrance fee:
None.
Please call for room fares.

Working hours:
Monday - Sunday: 00:00 - 24:00

Web site:
Arcotel Allegra Zagreb

Location:
Arcotel Allegra on Google maps


Carpe Diem
A gay-friendly hostel.

Address:
Milana Šufflaya 3

Entrance fee:
None.
Please call for room fares.

Working hours:
Monday - Sunday: 00:00 - 24:00

Web site:
Carpe Diem hostel homepage

Location:
Carpe Diem on Google maps

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SEX SHOP

Magic Market
Has several locations. The one below is nearest to the centre. Please refer to their web site for the others.

Address:
Obrtnički prolaz 1a

Entrance fee:
None.

Working hours:
Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 21:00

Web site:
Magic Market homepage

Location:
Magic market on Google maps


For any information about the rest of Croatia, especially the Adriatic see (Jadransko more), I recommend the Spartacus International Gay Guide. It's probably the best book when it comes to a list of gay places around the world with lots of useful info.

Spartacus on Amazon.co.uk


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About this web-site

LAST UPDATE ON 29.07.2009.

This is an unofficial but accurate and up-to-date gay guide through Zagreb. I created it 'cause there is no official or factual gay guide on my hometown.

As you can see, I have no profit interest through this web site nor is there any copyright on any part of it. Therefore, you are free to copy whatever information you find to whatever place you wish.

If you'd like to leave a comment or inform me about a possible incorrect information (the latter highly unlikely :), please use the link "Comments" at the end of any post.

Zagreb may not have a very thriving gay life, but what we have can give you an amazing time! Have fun in Zagreb! :)






Links

Gay.hr
The largest gay web-site in Croatia. In Croatian.

Zagreb tourist info
A site about Zagreb for tourists. In several languages.

Net.hr kalendar
An up-to-date guide of what to see and do in Croatia. In Croa-tian.

Google translate
A usefull web-tool for those of you who don't speak Croatian.

DHMZ
A weather forecast service for any part of Croatia. In English.



Advice

No smoking!

Recently, an anti-smoking law is enforced throughout Croatia. It is prohibited to smoke in any closed area (including bars, clubs, etc.) and some open areas that surround public institutions like hospitals, schools etc. The police is in charge of the fines which start from 500 kn (68,34 €) for the smoker.

Stay safe

Zagreb is a safe city, much safer than most of the European capitals (Eurostat statistics). However, walking alone during the night through the lonely streets or parks is not recommended.

Unfortunately, Croatia is a conservative country whose people are very religious and not very open-minded (only 7% highly educated people). If you are a black, expect many staring looks, as the majority of people have never seen any race other than Caucasian (at least not outside of TV).

The same goes for any kind of extravagant and unacceptable behaviour, which includes holding hands, kissing etc. with a person of the same sex. Therefore, although there are laws against gay discrimination and bashing, it is not recommended to express your homosexuality in public. To the majority of people, such acts are considered perverse and can provoke a violent attack, regardless of the location or time of the day.

Zagreb Pride

Every year in mid-June "Zagreb Pride" takes place at Zagreb's centre. Instead of being a parade of joy, as it is in most of world's capitals, Zagreb Pride is very much a sort of a protest for acknowledgment and recognition of gay community in Croatia. Every year (2009 was no exeption), during or after the parade, it is accompanied by some sort of direct violent attack against participants, some of whom get serious physical injuries. It is therefore heavily guarded by the police forces. However, it has been shown throughout history that police protection is not something you should rely yourself on completely. Partici-pating in Zagreb Pride can be an exciting experience, however, it is something you should do on your own responsibility, being aware of the risks it brings.



Should you (at any circum-stance) become a victim of any kind of violence, you are free to call the police at +385 1 92 or 112.

About me

I'm a 20-something-year-old student from Zagreb, in love with my boyfriend, Scandinavia, Harley-Davidsons and practically everything about life :)

I dedicate this website to Jonasy, the author of a very amusing blog which I've been reading for a very long time. If you understand Croatian, I whole-heartedly recommend you to check it out: gay-iskreno blog

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