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Upcoming: Istria PlayOut Tennis Classic 2020 

Belgrade Guide 

Gay Belgrade

 

Club "Musk", Makedonska 28, Beograd 11000

Fridays & saturdays after 1pm,

https://www.facebook.com/ClubMuskBelgrade/

Bar "XL Bar", Terazije br. 13 (1st floor), 11000 Belgrade

www.facebook.com/xlbar.rs

Bar "Kafe Supa", Jug Bogdanova 17b, 11000 Belgrade

https://www.kafesupa.com/

Sauna "Red Line", Zdravka Celara 12, 11000 Belgrade

https://www.redline.rs/

Highlights

 

  • Belgrade Fortress "Kalemegdan" 

  • Knez Mihajlova Street (main pedestrian street)

  • Republic Square 

  • Nikola Pasic Square 

  • Dorcol (old part of the city)

  • Street Skadarlia (bohemian neighbourhood with plenty of restaurants)

  • Savamala (urban neighbourhood)

  • Beton Hala (restaurants at the river bank)

  • Churches/Mosques: St. Sava's Temple, St. Petka, St. Marko, Bajrakli Mosque, Ruzuca Church

  • Princess Ljubica's Residence

  • Museums: Nikola Tesla, National Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Strall: Zemunski Kej, Gardos & Gardos Tower, Topcider

  • Brutalist architecture: Eastern city gate "Rudo", Avala Tower, Monument of the Unknown Hero, Western city gate "Genex Tower"

  • Parks: Kalemegdan, Kosutnjak, Tasmajdan 

  • Recreational Park "Ada Ciganlija" (nature, sports, cycling, swim)

  • Botanical Garden 

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Bars 

 

Boho Bar (beautiful lounge bar at Belgrade's fortress)

www.facebook.com/bohobarbelgrade, no official address, it's above Belgrade's zoo

Hotel Mama Shelter (beautiful terrace),

https://www.mamashelter.com/en/belgrade

Kneza Mihaila 54A (4th floor in the shopping centre), 11000 Belgrade 

Jazz Bašta (outdoor, jazz music), http://www.jazzbasta.com

Male stepenice 1, 11000 Belgrade

Bar Central (great cocktails),

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BarCentral011/

Kralja Petra 59, 11000 Belgrade

Mikser House, http://house.mikser.rs/en/

Karadjordjeva 46, 11000 Belgrade

Mladost Ludosthttp://www.mladost-ludost.com

Karadjordjeva 44, 11000 Belgrade

 

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Our favourite restaurants

 

City center:

Manufaktura, authentic & modern Serbian cuisine

Kralja Petra 13, 11000 Belgrade, http://restoran-manufaktura.rs/en/

Ambar, Balkan cuisine

Karadjordjeva 2-4, 11000 Belgrade, 

https://www.ambarrestaurant.com/home-page-belgrade/

Lorenzo i Kakalamba, South Serbian & Italian fusion 

Cvijiceva 110, 11000 Belgrade, http://www.lk.rs/en/

Dva Jelena, Serbian traditional in Belgrade's bohemian quarters 

Skadarska 32, 11000 Belgrade, http://www.dvajelena.rs/rs

 

In the vicinity of players hotels and tennis venue:

Mala fabrika ukusa, Serbian & European fusion, beautiful garden

Nebojsina 49a, 11000 Belgrade, http://malafabrikaukusa.com

Terminal, international cuisine 

Bore Stankovica 17, 11000 Belgrade, http://www.terminalgastrobar.rs

Voulez-vous, international, burgers, pizza

Djordja Vajferta 52, 11000 Belgrade, https://www.voulez-vous.rs/en

Frans, one of Belgrade's most known restaurants, tacky but great service and food 

Bulevar Oslobodnjenja 18a, 11000 Belgrade, http://www.frans.rs

 

Events

 

Player's Reception 

When: 30.05.2019, 6-8pm

Where: The address will be provided by the organiser

Guest list: We will reach out to you per mail regarding the additional information the embassy requires for the guest list. We also invite your partner. The Protocole Office of the embassy will send out official invitations to each of you in early May.
Attire: smart casual or business casual
Luggage: Please leave your luggage at the hotel room before coming to the reception, due to security reasons and limited capacity of the wardrobe.

 

Player's Registration 

After the official part at the residence is over, we will move to the authentic Serbian restaurant with a beautiful garden to throw out our official Player's Registration where you can register, get your welcome bag, have a dinner and continue getting together with other players. 

 

When: 30.05.2019, from 8.30pm

Where: The address will be provided by the organiser

 

Player's Dinner Party 

In Belgrade, every night is Friday night! Belgrade is famous for its nightlife on the rivers' restaurants and floating boats called "splavovi". The traditional player's dinner party on Saturday will be held on one of those floating boats anchored at the bank of the Sava River, offering a beautiful panoramic view of Belgrade. Don't miss the traditional Serbian cusine, local beverages and a DJ Vladimir Jevtic to start this unforgettable night in Belgrade!

 

When: 01.06.2019 from 8.30pm

Where:  The address will be provided by the organiser

 

Queer Movie Night

We will officially close the inaugural edition of our Belgrade PlayOut Open 2019 on Sunday, 2 June at 8.30pm with a small queer movie night in the famous Belgrade's cinema "Yugoslav Cinematheque" in the city center. We will organize this evening in the honour of the tournament and to enrich the cultural life of Belgrade's LGBTQ+ community. The movie night is supported by Parada ponosa Beograd - Belgrade Pride Parade and it will be free of charge for all guests. 


Screening:

 "Scar Tissue" (17 mins, 2017) directed by Nish Gera. Original version (English)

Scar Tissue explores the struggles of a young, gay Syrian refugee as he creates a new home in Amsterdam, while struggling to come to terms with the ghosts and scars of his past.

"Freier Fall" (100 mins, 2013) directed by Stephan Lacant with Hanno Kofler & Max Riemelt. Original version German with English subtitles incl. Q&A session with the producer of the film Jochen Doell.

Although he has a girlfriend and a baby on the way, a police officer falls in love with a male colleague.

 

When: 02.06.2019 at 8.30pm

Where: Jugoslovenska Kinoteka, Screening room Dinko Tucakovic, Kosovska 11, 1100 Belgrade

How: Free entry, registration via belgradeplayout@gmail.com

 

Travel Guide 

 

In order to facilitate your planning and/or help you decide to join the historic first edition of the Belgrade PlayOut Open 2019, we have prepared an overview of flight options to/from the Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG). Moreover, we offer tips for booking your accommodation, including a list of suggested hotels (some with discounted rates). Please note that we won't provide hosted housing in Belgrade. You can download our practical travel guide http://bit.ly/travelplayout containing all necessary details.

                                   
Crystal Hotel Belgrade**** - https://www.crystalhotel-belgrade.rs

Internacionalnih brigada 9, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia | Phone: +381117151000 | info@crystalhotel.rs 

Price (all rates incl. breakfast, usage of fitness & sauna, high speed internet)

-  Classic King or Classic Twin (2 persons): 85€ per room

-  Room for 3-4 persons: 105€ per room 

Plus city tax of 1.3€ per person, per day & 0.60€ insurance per person, per day

Booking

Via e-mail sales@crystalhotel.rs, contact person Srdjan Kalinic, or their website using the promo code Belgrade PlayOut. Credit card details needed to confirm the reservation, but will not be charged.

Distance from the tennis venue

by taxi: 7 min | by bus: 10-15 min | on foot: approx. 20 min 

 

Hotel Tesla Smart Stay**** - www.hoteltesla.rs

Šumatovačka 42, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia | Mobile: +38163412669 | Phone: +381112430322 | reception@hoteltesla.rs

Price (all rates inlcude breakfast and high speed internet)

-  Classic Twin (2 persons): 85€ per room 

-  Patent Balcony Suite (2-4 persons, king or queen bed + sofa):

95€ per room for 2 persons; 105€ per room for 3 persons; 115€ per room for 4 persons

- Electricity Suite (2-4 persons, king or queen bed + sofa):

105€ per room for 2 persons; 115€ per room for 3 persons; 125€ per room for 4 persons

Plus city tax of 1.3€ per person, per day

Booking

Via e-mail reception@hoteltesla.rs or phone using the promo code Belgrade PlayOut. Credit card details needed to confirm the reservation; the full amount will be preauthorized and blocked until you check out. When checking out, you can decide whether you want to pay with the same credit card or a different one or cash. 

Distance from the tennis venue

by taxi: 10 min|by bus: 15-20 min|on foot: approx. 25 min 

 

SAINT TEN Hotel***** - www.saintten.com

Svetog Save 10, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia | Phone: +381114146330 | Mobile: +381648056906

Price

- Classic King or Classic Twin (1-2 persons): 119 € per room incl. breakfast, usage of fitness & sauna, high speed internet

Plus city tax of 1.3€ per person, per day

Booking

Via e-mail: nikola.dedovic@saintten.com or their website using the promo code BPOO19. Credit card details needed to confirm the reservation, but will not be charged.

Distance from the tennis venue

by taxi: 10 min|by bus: 15-20 min |on foot: approx. 25 min 

 

Mama Shelter Hotel**** - www.mamashelter.com/en/belgrade

Kneza Mihaila 54A, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia |Phone: +381113333000

Price

- Standard single room (queen size bed) 99€ per room; standard double room 109€ per room. Both rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi, free movies and VAT.

Plus city tax of 1.3€ per person, per day

Booking

If you want to book a room, send an email to belgradeplayout@gmail.com and we'll provide you a booking form. All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card. Free cancelation is possible minimum two days before the arrival.

Distance from the tennis venue

by taxi: 20 min | by bus: 35 min | on foot: approx. 50 min 

Venue 

 

All matches of the Belgrade PlayOut Open 2019 will be played on the courts of the Tennis Club Partizan, the most successful tennis club in Serbia founded in 1950 where the most famous Serbian tennis players started their careers such as Novak Djoković, Ana Ivanović, Jelena Dokić, Janko Tipsarević, Nenad Zimonjić, Dusan Lajović, Bojana Jovanovski and even Andrea Petković.

 

Before the start of the tournament all the players who arrive earlier in Belgrade will have a chance to play at the venue and test the courts. The price per hour will be around 10€. The booking procedure will be explained prior to the tournament. 

Outreach  

 

We are happy to launch our special Outreach Programme. Thanks to the support of Citizens for Europe and Belgrade Pride we are in a position to help a selected few players with making their wish to join the GLTA's first ever event in the Balkans come true. If you are from the South-East Europe region, if you are a student, and/or if you are currently facing economic difficulties this opportunity is for you!

 

This short application form http://bit.ly/PlayOutOutreach is aimed to identify those tennis players who would like to attend the inaugural edition of the Belgrade PlayOut Open 2019 (31 May - 2 June) but might need some financial help. Please fill out the form latest by 31 March 2019 and send any proof of your status or similar to belgradeplayout@gmail.com.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

Eligible candidates are players from the South-East Europe region, students and/or others from across Europe that are currently unemployed, between jobs or with low income. The organizers will select up to 5 players that meet these criteria. The stipend entails a maximum of 3 nights accommodation and/or a waiver of the registration fee.

 

This is a confidential process and we will not disclose any of the information provided to third parties or other players.