The address 7 Francuska Street is a symbol of Belgrade in itself. For decades, Klub Književnika (The Writers’ Club) has enjoyed the status of a cult restaurant, the home of true bohemia, the crossroad where the famed, almost mythical past crosses paths with the present. Some of the greats, not just from the Balkans but from all around the world, have left their mark on this place. Klub Književnika is not known only for its excellent food, original specialties of national and international cuisine that were created in its kitchens and its legendary drinks, but also for a particular ambience, the feel of a timeless, eternal Belgrade, whose spirit defies the passage of time and the generational shift.
A new name of the Belgrade clubbing scene has raised the bar for the legendary night life in the Serbian capital, setting new standards. It is located in a neighbourhood that has always meant a lot for Belgrade and that has undergone somewhat of a renaissance of late. The neighbourhood is Savamala. To this neighbourhood, but also to Belgrade as a whole, Hype brought the new spirit of capital cities from around the world with its state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Hype’s guests have recognized its dedication to electronic music of the highest quality, which turned this place into a popular favourite in a very short time.
Centar za kulturnu dekontaminaciju (The Centre for Cultural Decontamination)
Let us visit another cult address. Birčaninova 21 is where modern, contemporary cultural production and art have been living for almost thirty years. Founded with the idea to encourage critical thinking and careful reconsideration, the Centre for Cultural Decontamination has been a host to many an intellectual, from all around the world. Hundreds of theatre plays, exhibitions, performances and public debates have taken place here. It has always had a clear social agenda, continuing the tradition of the engaged intellectual European philosophy. Numerous projects that put the contemporary society, both local and global, under scrutiny have attracted attention even outside of the Balkans.