Baron Bar Lounge is aptly named! It is a bar where you can lounge. There are comfortable chairs arranged in little groups, a full bar, and of course, lots of smoke. There is also a pretty extensive menu, so you can eat there as well if you like. Might be a nice place to go get a coffee during the day or a drink in the evening. The menu is not in English and the staff does not seem to speak too much English, but like always in Pristina the service is friendly and they are happy to try to communicate with you, so no worries there.
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Walking Directions: Starting from U.S. Embassy Bravo gate, take a right to walk down the hill to the main road (Ahmet Krasniqi). When you get to the circle, keep to your right and walk on the overpass over the train tracks and take the first right (onto Tirana). At the first main road, take a left onto Garibaldi. Walk straight until you see the Youth and Sports Ministry building (rack of lamb building) on your left. Baron is in this building. It has a fountain out front.
Very tasty Japanese food from sushi rolls to seaweed salad. There is a full bar, which comes in handy to provide liquid courage on karaoke night, which tends to be Friday evening.
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Directions: From U.S. Embassy Bravo gate, turn right to walk down the hill. When you get to the main road, take a right onto Ahmet Krasniqi. Go past the red-and-white Maxi sign that will be on your right, and soon you will see Tokyo’s white, black, and red sign on the right hand side. It is in a little strip of stores right before you get to the big traffic circle. It is able to be walked in perhaps 20-25 minutes, but there is usually parking so drive if you have the option, or you can always take a taxi.
Maroon is a good nightclub in the center of the city of Pristina. It often gets very busy, so it may be best to go a bit early (10 PM). They play dance music and sometimes have live music. It is a lively, fun scene–dress to impress!
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Walking Directions: From the U.S. Embassy Bravo Gate, take a left to walk up the hill to the Dragodan Steps. Descend the steps and cross over the main road (Zagrebi). Bear right as the road splits onto Fehmi Agani. At the large intersection (with bakery Ma Belle in front of you), go straight. Continue walking a few hundred meters and look for a maroon-colored building on your left. If you get to Nena Tereze boulevard, you’ve gone too far.
Yes, Pristina has an Irish pub! The music is good and the food is fried. It’s nice place to go to catch up with friends and enjoy a pint. Every so often, they have live music and show sports games. It is a favorite gathering place for expats.
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Web site: http://www.paddyobriens.com/
Walking Directions: From the U.S. Embassy Bravo Gate, take a left to walk up the hill to the Dragodan Steps. Descend the steps and cross over the main road (Zagrebi). Bear right as the road splits onto Fehmi Agani. At the large intersection (with bakery Ma Belle in front of you), go straight. Continue walking a few hundred meters and you will pass over Nena Tereze boulevard. Continue straight, passing the Swiss Diamond hotel on your left. Paddy’s is set back off this road on your left.