You’re visiting Bled for the first time and you’re not quite sure how to organise your trip. By now you know which attractions you’d like to see. But how are you going to get there? How will you find your way around town? What are the best places for a backpacker to eat and drink? Here are some tips which will hopefully answer these questions, and help make your visit as awesome as possible. For starters you should know that you’ll need a minimum of 2 days to see the main sights and a budget of +20 EUR per night for accommodation.


  1. How to drink on the cheap

If you can’t afford to drink in bars you can always buy some booze at the grocery store. Your best bet is one of the three Mercator stores spread across town. Note though that public drinking is prohibited so you shouldn’t drink on popular spots by the lake, no matter how tempting they may seem. A much better option is to go somewhere a bit further away from the main areas where you won’t be disturbed. Just make sure you clean up after yourself and keep the beautiful nature that brought you there intact.


  1. Where to find cheap eats

There are a few places that serve fast food, where you can grab a burger, a pizza or something similar for around 3.50 EUR per portion. Be careful though when visiting restaurants, as they are mostly aimed at a more posh hotel crowd, and can be quite pricy. A good rule of thumb is, the closer to the lake or to the main square, the higher the cost. It’s therefore best to take time and look for places further away from the main attractions. Another cheap option is to grab some food at one of the local grocery stores.


  1. Getting around town

Bled itself is very small so you can easily get around on foot. There are however some attractions, such as the Vintgar gorge, that are too far away to reach without transfer, so you’ll need to order a taxi or a shuttle. You can also make reservations to visit these attractions at the bus stop Bled and get your transfer included in the package.


  1. How to get there

One option is to take a train from Ljubljana to Lesce-Bled, then take a bus to either Bled Union station or Bled main station. They are 5 minutes walking distance apart so either one will be fine. If you’re on a really tight budget though you may prefer to get of at Bled Union, since that will save you some money (first is 1,30 and the second 1,80 EUR per person). The train from Ljubljana will cost you somewhere around 3 to 5 EUR per person, depending on your age (youngsters of 26 or less get a discount). Be careful though with taxis, as they tend to charge more to unsuspecting tourists. If you’d like to get to Bled directly you can do so by renting a shuttle, but that will cost you more than the first option. You can also get to Bled from Jesenice via train heading towards Nova Gorica and Koper.


  1. Accommodation


Bled is usually fully booked during high season, especially the more budget friendly places, so you should make your reservations as soon as possible (at least 6 months in advance). If not there’s a good chance you’ll be left with super cheap and awful places or highly overpriced hotels as your only options.   


Pub Crawl Ljubljana Of the many Pub Crawls in Ljubljana this one is the best and biggest one and just as fun as the one in Bled

London Pub Crawl The coolest Pub Crawl in London in Shoreditch, a fashionable and up-and-coming area of London full of crazy bars and clubs

1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl The biggest Pub Crawl in London with groups of 100+ every night, with the most locations and shots

Paris Pub Crawl Drinks are expensive in Paris, so why not do a Pub Crawl and an awesome one aswell

Pub Crawl Malta An epic journey from nice and friendly bars to some of the craziest clubs in Malta, showing you the amazing nightlife on this little island

Galway Pub Crawl Our pretty little Galway crawl, is sure to take you to all the best places around town and get you drunk Irish style

LA Club Crawl An epic tour of 4 of the craziest LA Clubs. Amazing hosts will take you for an epic crawl and make sure you have a great time

Vegas Club Crawl One of the biggest club crawls in the world in the worlds capital of partying.

NY Club Crawl What better way to get around the Big Apple than crawling through its many clubs with awesome local guides

Haifa Pub Crawl An insider look into history, culinary scene and nightlife of this diverse and interesting city

Pub Crawl Istanbul Much like our own pubcrawl this one is filled with tons of fun challenges and drinking games insuring you to meet new people and have a blast

Singapore Pub Crawl Lots of new people, good vibes, a fat pigeon statue, pubs, bars and clubs the best night out in Singapore

Bogota Pub Crawl Local guides will take you through the city's party district and make sure you have fun + there is beer tasting!! at EVERY bar

Bangkok Pub Crawl Prety much The Hangover 2 but they make sure you stay safe

Pub Crawl Nation Budapest Explore tha famous udapest ruin bars, play drinking games and have a blast with the Pub Crawl Nation

Technically Bled is more a village than a city, so the party scene is not as crazy as for instance in Ljubljana. That however does not mean that there’s no nightlife for you to enjoy. There are a handful of very cool bars where you are able to party hard while reveling in the spell-binding atmosphere of the lake. The bad news is that all of these bars close at 3 am, so it’s best to start partying a bit earlier than usual, especially if you consider yourself a party animal. Careful though if you intend to start outside as it’s illegal to drink in public places, meaning you should stay away from popular tourist spots, such as those by the lake. Also be sure not to “drink & drown” as the locals like to put it - we don’t recommend swimming when you’re drunk. Ever. Another thing to keep in mind about swimming is that it’s only permitted at a few designated spots around the lake and nowhere else.



First on our list is Pub Bled also known by the locals as Troha bar and one of the best party places in Bled. It’s full almost every night, with people gradually loosening up and hitting the floor as the party progresses. Things get even more crazy once the Pub Crawl is there and the pub fills up to capacity. They host DJ’s on most nights and are known for their wide selection of mixed drinks and cocktails. You’re also able to have a view of the castle if perhaps you decide to visit them by day. The crowd is usually a mix of tourists and students.  


Is a place often visited by a more alternative crowd. That however is not the case in high season when tourists take over, so no worries about the music being to edgy. Kult is located on the ground floor of Bled shopping center, right across the street from the lake, and has one of the best views from the terrace. It also frequently hosts concerts of different genres making it all the more fun.    


Is located right next to a hockey rink, visible from inside the Bar. It has a unique rock themed interior and as the name suggests they mainly play rock music. Other than that they also offer a wide selection of beers.    


 A nice chill out place with a large terrace overlooking the lake. The bar is great for afternoon drinking and on some nights can also turn into a great party place. It usually attracts a younger audience, such as students from the Bled school of management. The interior is nice and cosy with gold framed artwork and a charming old spiral staircase. This is also the gathering place for Pub Crawls.


A somewhat darker place, spread across 2 floors, with vintage solid wood decor. Devil is one of the most popular spots in Bled. It’s perfect for some light preparty drinking, however it’s not exactly the cheapest so if you’re looking to get wasted it may not be your best choice. They offer daily lunch specials and are known for hosting heavy late night drinking. The place attracts a very mixed crowd. Another cool thing is that they also offer a fine selection of cigars.


Has the decor of a traditional slovenian bar, with wooden beams and a touch of modern style. It’s great for preparty drinking but closes at 1 am. It’s also great if you’re into watching sports, since they have two big lcds - one on the terrace and one inside.


 This is the only proper club in Bled, though sadly it’s only open for special events. When open, the parties they host can be really cool, so it’s always worth to check out their facebook for upcoming events.  


As you can see there is definitely no shortage of excellent bars in Bled. Knowing that this is such a small town it’s actually surprising how many cool places it has to offer. The lack of proper clubs may be a downside, but the town more than makes up for that with it’s jaw dropping scenery and a number of charming Bars that are no less fun than those in bigger cities. Note that some of the best bars are also a part of Pub Crawl Bled, so you can simply join in on one of those. It’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for a fun way to meet likeminded travelers. In addition to that you’ll always be where the best party is at. They tend to really fill up the places they visit, while the guides make sure everyone has an awesome time.  


Your local party friend, so you experience Bled as insider.


Entering the last pub as if we had known each other for ages.


Making this nightlife Bled tour worth remembering.