Belgrade in a word: Hormonal.
Chance of Hooking up: 3 / 5
Quality of Girls: 5 / 5
Nightlife: 4.5 / 5
Smoking tolerance: 3.5 / 5
Bachelor’s budget: $60 per day.
Beer: $2-3 for a beer.
Bed: Private rooms from $10. Apartments from €30.
Bud: $10-15 per gram.
Food: $3 for a stuffed hamburger.
Belgrade is a great city to visit in summertime. Serbians are friendly and know how to live life. The city is also famous for having “the best nightlife in Eastern Europe”, but it’s completely over-rated. However, one title the city could claim is the one for “world’s most beautiful women”. The city itself is not as pretty as other Balkan capitals, like Ljubljana or even Zagreb, but it certainly beats the likes of Bucharest, Tirana or Sofia. The grandeur and views from the fortress gives the city an edge.
Appearance: Frankly, if the women of Belgrade don’t deserve a 5/5 rating, then nowhere does. Every guy in my crew said it was the best they’ve ever seen. (Granted there was a lot of skin on show with the heat.) Only my experience in Kiev compares. Serbian women are quite tall. Average height is 171cm (5’7). The majority of women have dark hair, but you find more blondes here than anywhere in the Balkans. They have pretty faces and they take great care of their bodies. You will almost never see a fat chick.
Demographics: Belgrade has a population of 1.7 million. Around 90% are ethnic Serbs, with other groups from former Yugoslavia making up most of the rest.
Attitudes: Serbians are a proud people. As such, they go out of their way to make a good impression. I expected to them to be cold like Moscowvites, but was pleasantly surprised. In fact, I found they were some of the nicest people in all of Eastern Europe. The country is still larger off-the-radar for tourists, so foreigners still have a degree of exotic capital and receive a warm welcome as a result. Serbian women are slightly more conservative than those in Western countries, Croatia and Slovenia, but they are more liberal than Macedonians, Albanians and Bosnians.
Gaming Strategy: Ask most guys who visit the city and they will say the same thing: Day game is king. The streets are literally teeming with hot girls during daylight. At night, it’s harder. Girls often go out in mixed groups and most of the late venues with quality women have Russian-style don’t-move-from-table bottle service. Serbian girls are pretty approachable, nonetheless and their level of English is really good, too. I was quite surprised. The best spots for day game is Republic Square and the main pedestrian street, Kneza Mihaila.
Accommodation: There are many websites for apartment rental in Belgrade. If you’re travelling in the summer, make sure you book a place at least a month or two in advance. Stay as near as possible to Republic Square. We stayed in Apartment Summer with Basco Apartments. I highly recommend it. Other sites to check out are Belgrade-Apartment and My-Apartment-Belgrade.
Getting High: Weed was surprising easy to get your hands on. You just have to ask around with young people around the likes of Republic Square. Expect to pay $10-20 an 1/8. A 5 gram bag will cost around $50.
Gym: Check out Green Zone gym. They do day passes for €5 and have everything you need.
There are two types of venues in Belgrade: summer venues and winter venues. This guide only provides info for Summer venues. Many of these come in the form of ‘splavs’. These are basically boat clubs on the rivers. The best of them are on the Sava river.
While Belgrade is some kicking 7 nights a week and somewhat earns it’s reputation, I can’t give the nightlife 5/5. The quality of venues is terrible. Most decent places a) require males to reserve tables in advance b) only do bottle service and encourage you to stay at your table and c) are pretentious as balls and play terrible techno turbofolk horseshit that makes you want to drill your brains out.
Anyway, it’s not all bad..
Obilicev Venac Street
This is a small strip of pubs. It’s a good place to pre-drink for the night ahead.
Time Out Klub
I’m only mentioning this place because it attracts some the best looking women in the city. There are 8s and 9s a plenty. Also, it’s busy. It was even packed on a Tuesday. However, I can’t recommended this place. Firstly, it’s a 15 minute taxi ride from the center. You also need to reserve a table in advance (call 064 444 27 16). But it’s suffer from the same problem most Belgrade spots suffer from—it’s extremely bad for mingling. It has no dance floor or bar and you must order from your table. Everybody is stuck in their own spot. That means you have to approach closely knit mixed groups who are often hostile to strangers joining their table. This is place to ‘be seen’, but not to have fun. All the same, it’s worth a gamble to go for a few hours just to see the level of talent and try your luck in the outdoor area. Facebook here.
Most Belgradians will scoff at me for putting this place as my no.1 spot. It’s almost the polar opposite to the club next door, River. It has no dress code, they serve beer in plastic clubs, and it’s super laid back. No matter where we went, we always ended up back at this place. There are three reasons why I liked it. 1) It’s attracts a crowd every night. 2) The DJs were AMAZING and played everything from Mo-Town to Calvin Harris 3) The girls are cool and a mix of foreigners and liberal locals. The only problem is the quality can be hit or miss and the male to female ratio can really suck. Regardless, this place was by far the most craic and my crew and I had few problems pulling here.
My Belgrade Experience
It was my second time in the city. My first time was tame as I was travelling with a Scandinavian girl in the middle of winter. This time around, we were five lads on a 3-day piss up. Everybody loved the city! One night, we invited a load of girls from Povetarac back to our apartment for an after party. Result. I bedded a sultry Greek and my bro was with a cute local. Wanting to meet some Serbs myself, I also went on dates with two local girls my last day. I didn’t get my Serb flag until Novi Sad though—and she found this blog the next day! She was cool about it though. She’s probably reading this right now. Hey babe, make sure you get your sexy ass to Ireland before the wedding!
I also met with forum member Omsy for a coffee. Cool guy.
Experience of Others
Omsy, a 20-something Englishman of Egyptian decent, had this to say…
The girls here are truly beautiful. They are slim, they now how to dress, and they have very pretty faces as well. People are very tall, including the girls (especially with heels). The city itself has a genuine feel to it, not yet affected by mass exodus of tourists which I liked, the negative to this factor is that it can become very clicky. In the summer, during the day, I noticed most people like to hang in the cafes, from around midday to 11 pm, they hang out in tight groups and I found it hard to integrate into these groups via cold approaches.
My general view is that you will have more fun if you know a few locals in the city, I feel the barriers are broken more easily when a) you can speak Serbian and b) you are introduced to people and considered a somewhat local. Furthermore, due to the clicky nature of the place, you have to be extremely active in approaching and making opportunities happen.
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For more info on Serbia, or if you have any questions, check out the links below or leave a comment.
Serbian women: the perfect combo by Maverick Traveller
The Belgrade Diaries by Krauser
Ultimate Guide to Belgrade Women by Ben Akiba rvf
Belgrade Data Sheet by Polish Rumble rvf