The European Football Championship begins today and Zagreb is ready for it! Starting this Friday, the entire city will be dressed in white and red checkers from the Croatian flag; people will have fun and cheer for their national team. Even though you might not like soccer, you will enjoy this atmosphere because Euro and World Championships bring the best of the Croatian mentality. The city will be filled with flags, and fan chants will be heard from each bar. So you will be able to choose among many TVs and football corners, but here are the top 5 places to enjoy the European Football Championship.
1. Ribnjak Park – Foodbalerka
From today to the 10th of July, Park Ribnjak in the center of Zagreb will host the football festival called Foodbalerka. On green surfaces in the shade of trees, visitors will be able to watch the games, listen to concerts, drink good beer and enjoy Croatian fast food. Everyone can find something for themselves in this green oasis – Foodbaliranje prepared a Kids Corner, a little stadium for the fans, prize games, and many surprises. Something for everyone, so there is no excuse for not coming to Ribnjak!
Is there a better place for watching a football game than in a beer factory? Zagrebacka Pivovara invites you to breathe football and enjoy the Croatian most famous lager in their garden. They will offer cheaper drinks, a huge TV screen and fresh air on their terrace.
Beertija Pub is in the center but hidden from crowdy places. In this quiet garden, you will find a TV screen, cheap drinks, quality beer, and a great atmosphere. Beertija Pub is a unique place and, apart from football matches, in their garden, you can see the sculptures of the biggest rock stars from the entire world, because Beertija has a private rock’n’roll museum, free of charge for their guests.
4. Tkalciceva Street
During the European Cup, you will see big screens at every corner. So combine cheering and sightseeing and support your team on Tkalciceva street. A spirit of the old days will give you an energy boost for screaming and singing. Before you go there, find out more about our beloved Tkalca here.
5. Pinta Pub
Radiceva street is closed at the moment, but at the beginning of the street, you can find a magnificent place called Pinta Pub – one of the oldest pubs in the city. The Pinta crew prepared a special program for the upcoming Euro, so go there and grab a cold one and have fun surrounded by locals.