Most popular hangouts in Ljubljana this summer

Spend an unforgettable city break in Ljubljana.


ŠpicaWith the opening of Špica caffé at the Ljubljanica river embankment of the same name Ljubljana got a popular new popular outdoor hangout. With a boat pier that’s nearing its opening, Špica will soon also become a tourist boat stop.

The Ljubljanica river embankment at Špica was renovated and landscaped as a park a few years ago. The park’s name, Špica, translates as ‘pointed tip’ and refers to the embankment’s pointed shape.

After the addition of caffé which opened on 30 June, Špica suddenly became packed with locals and city visitors, coming for a drink or two or an evening out on the town in these hot summer days. Špica now also began hosting regular dance evenings and some other more occasional events.

In the past, Špica was a town beach and Ljubljana Municipality has a plan for it to become one again. Due to its pleasant green surroundings and a large area paved with wood, it attracts numerous residents and visitors wanting to bask in the sun on fine weather days in any season of the year. Now that it also became the new summer hangout of people’s choice, it’s always lively there.



On 11 March 2013, the City of Ljubljana began the renovation of one of the most beautiful of the embankments of the Ljubljanica, Petkovškovo nabrežje (the ‘Petkovšek Embankment’). Now the embankment is full of bars and restaurants where you can take a rest after a long day walking through Ljubljana.

Cankar embankment was renovated in 2014 and it is one of the oldest hangouts in Ljubljana it’s near Old Square and it offers food, drink and delicious sweets.


open kitchen ljubljana

Odprta kuhna (Open kitchen) is a unique food market that brings food lovers and culinary adventurers to the stands of Pogačar square every Friday from March until October from 8 AM to 8 PM. The pictures of Pogačar square on the Central Ljubljana market is a perfect frame for a casual Friday get-together with great traditional Slovenian as well as international food and drinks, prepared by the selected restaurants from all over Slovenia.