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WHAT’S OPEN DURING CHRISTMAS?

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According to Slovak law, the majority of shops needs to be closed on 24th December after 12:00, on 25th and 26th December and on Easter Sunday. So you can imagine it can get quite tricky to find a place where you could go during the Christmas days – we have done quite some research on where you actually can go without the fear of being locked out, to dine out, party or even find a last minute present. These places have announced the special open hours on their webpage or Facebook (unfortunately not all our favorite gems have done so far). The list will be updated, shall we find other spots that are open during the mentioned days. Hope that will be helpful!

Last update: 22.12.2017

24.12.

In case you want to have your breakfast or early lunch out on this day, you can do so in Foxford Martinus – either in the branch on Obchodna street (8:00 – 11:30) or in the Cubicon shopping mall (9:00 – 11:30). You can also get your last minute gift as this is also a bookshop with books and other small presents. A last minute gift can be purchased also in the in Urban Space (bookshop) on 24th which will be open from 9 am till 12:00. The cafe part will however be closed. Wanna have Christmas menu for lunch or dinner? The Riverbank restaurant offers a special festive menu (55 € per person) 12:00 – 15:00 or 18:00  – 22:30. Shall you want to party on the 24th December, you can do so in the Nu Spirit Club, Masquerade, Subclub, Channels, Majestic Music Club, IXEL or the Great Club.

25.12.

Feeling like late breakfast or brunch? Stop by in Urban Bistro which opens at 12:00 (till 22:00). If you want to dine out on 25th in a Slovak style, you can do so in Venturska Klubovna from 17:00. A Mediterranean cuisine can be enjoyed at Primi Michalska (from 17:00). If you are into hamburgers, ribs or burritos, check out BARROCK (from 18:00). Steaks and meat lovers will be happy to visit Rio Grande Restaurant (from 18:00). Primi, Rio and Barrock are also bars/clubs where you can stay for drinks or some dancing. The Riverbank restaurant offers a special festive menu for lunch and dinner (40 € per person) 12:00 – 15:00 or 18:00  – 22:30. If you were thinking of spending some time in the city, you can visit the UFO observation deck & bar from 13:00, or visit the UFO restaurant from 15:00. Party goers can enjoy the night in Re:fresh Club or Nu Spirit Bar.

26.12.

Open places on 26th December include Urban House (9:00 – 24:00), Urban Bistro (9:00 – 00:00) or Enjoy Coffee (9:00 – 22:00). Here you can stop for breakfast, meals, a coffee or a nice cake. Try Venturska Klubovna (11:00 – 24:00), Beer Palace (11:00 – 00:00), Bokovka (10:00 – 00:00) or Slovak Pub (12:00 – 22:00) if you feel like having Slovak cuisine for lunch or dinner. The Riverbank restaurant offers a special festive menu for lunch and dinner (34 € per person) 12:00 – 15:00 or 18:00  – 22:30. Other open restaurants are Nervosa (18:00 – 1:00), Primi Michalska (11:00 – 00:00)/ Primi Eurovea (11:00 – 00:00) / Primi Polus (8:00 – 22:00), BARROCK (17:00 – 02:00), Wagamama (11:00 – 23:00), La Pala (11:00 – 00:00) or Sky Bar (18:00 – 00:00). As already mentioned, in Primi, Barrock and Sky Bar you can also enjoy a nice drink and in the first two places also dance. Have a good cocktail also in Cocktail Room (Bratislava’s secret bar) from 18:00, Old Fashioned Bar (from 18:30) or in Le Club which will be open in the evening, too. Some more parties will be held in IXEL, Nu Spirit Bar, KC Dunaj, Subclub, Nu Spirit Club and The Club. On this day the UFO observation deck & bar will be open from 10:00 till 23:00, and the UFO restaurant from 12:00 till 23:00.

31.12.

If you want to go for a coffee or a cake on the day of the New Year’s Eve celebration, you can stop by in Urban House (9:00 – 2:00), Urban Bistro (9:00 – 4:00), Enjoy Coffee (9:00 – 17:00) Foxford Martinus on Obchodna Street (10:00 – 14:00) or in the Cubicon shopping mall (9:00 – 16:00). In case you want to do some shopping, you can do so in the mentioned Foxford cafe – the bookshop part, or in Urban Space – bookshop only – open 10:00 – 15:00. Open restaurants include Slovak Pub (11:00 – 00:00), Primi Michalska (from 11:00), Primi Eurovea (from 11:00), Primi Polus (from 8:00), Wagamama (from 11:00), Venturska Klubovna (from 11:00), Barrock (from 17:00), La Pala (from 11:00), Nervosa (10:00 – 04:00), Bokovka (11:00 – 3:00) or Beer Palace (11:00 – 4:00). Sky Bar will operate from 12:00 till 2:00. You can enjoy a special drink in the Cocktail Room (Bratislava’s secret bar) from 18:00, Old Fashioned Bar (from 19:30), BARROCK, Trafo or Le Club as well. The UFO observation deck opens at 10:00 – till 23:00, and you can also visit the UFO restaurant from 12:00.

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New Year’s Eve in Bratislava

1.1.

Many places will remain closed after the NYE celebrations. In case you want to dine out in a restaurant or a pub on 1st January, you can however visit Enjoy Coffee (11:00 – 22:00), Urban House (12:00 – 24:00), Urban Bistro (12:00 – 22:00), Slovak Pub (11:00 – 22:00), Bokovka (12:00 – 00:00) or Beer Palace (12:00 – 00:00). Venturska Klubovna will open at 14:00, Rio Grande Restaurant at 15:00, Primi Michalska at 17:00, La Pala from 14:00. If you want to visit the UFO observation deck & bar, you can do so from 13:00, or dine in the UFO restaurant from 15:00. Drinks or some dancing (if you manage :D) can be enjoyed in Sky Bar (15:00 – 00:00), Primi Michalska (from 17:00) or Trafo. Visit Urban House, Re:fresh Club or Nu Spirit Bar for a chill evening with some drinks.

SHOPPING MALLS

Eurovea
24.12. all shops open till 12:00
25.12. shops closed but some restaurants and casino will be open
26.12. shops closed but some restaurants, the cinema and casino will be open
31.12. shops open till 16:00
01.01. shops closed but some restaurants and casino will be open

Aupark
24.12. shops open 9:00 – 12:00
25.12. closed
26.12. shops closed but some restaurants and cinema will be open
31.12. shops open 9:00 – 16:00 but some restaurants and cinema will be open
01.01. closed

Central
24.12. shops open 10:00 – 12:00 (Billa will be open 7:00 – 11:00)
25.12. closed
26.12. closed
31.12. open 10:00 – 16:00
01.01. closed

Avion
24.12. shops open 9:00 – 11:30, Kaufland 8:00 – 11:00, gym 8:00  – 11:30
25.12. closed
26.12. closed
31.12. shops open 9:00 – 16:00, Kaufland 8:00 – 16:00, gym 8:00  – 16:00
01.01. closed

Bory Mall
24.12. shops open from 9:00 – 12:00
25.12. chosen shops open 10:00 – 20:00
26.12. chosen shops open from 10:00 – 20:00, cinema open
31.12. shops open 9:00 – 16:00
01.01. chosen shops open 12:00 – 20:00

Polus City Center – no info so far, check their website for future updates.

Cubicon no info so far, check their website for future updates.

For more details about the shopping malls in Bratislava and their addresses, click here.

PS: If you can’t find any good place to eat at, try the restaurants at some of our hotels, these should be open :)

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