The place in Belgrade where the best black beer could be found. My favourite place for a last few years.

There is a story that, in the beginning of 1999, the owners of place were wandering what name to give to their club. It was very hard situation in Serbia then, the NATO air campaign was about to begin. They decided to give this place an optimistic name, and there it was – Optimist.

Usually it is very crowded here, but we came early. Also, the weather was fair so a lot of guests sat outside.

This post is here because of Opera user Nic who reminded me with his Palae bar. Also, this one is for Attila Thanks to both of you, have some :beer: with me ๐Ÿ™‚

More pictures here.

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176 Responses to Optimist

  1. attilasoul says:

    I have never tasted black beer. But the Tuborg Christmas Brew is one of the few strong beers I actually like.

  2. gdare says:

    Tuborg strong? :no: I like Tuborg because it is so light and refreshing :eyes:Is there any lighter beer in Danmark? (Danmark = Danska in Serbian)

  3. gdare says:

    :cheers: to you tooYes, and drinking black beer ๐Ÿ˜€ or Tuborg ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. gdare says:

    Beograd, really? :up:Yes it is, in Serbian. Beo means white, did you know that? But I think few hundreds years ago "beo" or "bel" meant beautiful. "Grad" means town ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. nopanic says:

    Wonderful place Darko. Itยดs created for relaxation and doing nothing and talking a lot :happy:Cheers Darko :cheers:

  6. gdare says:

    I`ve just noticed, Beograd is written in cyrillic – do you know how to read cyrillic?

  7. gdare says:

    Nice guessing but…"osnovan" means "founded"I thought it was obvious because I mentioned it in text above ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. attilasoul says:

    Ah well. It was worth a shot! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. attilasoul says:

    ๐Ÿ˜† Tuborg comes in many varieties, and when I say strong, I am thinking of the alcohol %. There are lighter beer in Denmark too, also beer without alcohol at all.

  10. attilasoul says:

    No I didn't know that beo means white. Interesting fact… "beautiful city". :)And no, I don't know how to read cyrillic, but I can read some of the letters, and I guessed the remaining. I think the sign says club Optimist, october 1999. :confused:

  11. attilasoul says:

    Awww, thank you Darko! :love:Nice pictures. I like the christmas brew glass. I have never seen such a glass with half a pinguin on it before. It's cute!Belgrad = Beograd in Serbian? We call it Beograd here as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. gdare says:


  13. gdare says:

    Really? Hmmm….Hobo =?Anyway, I drink it for alcohol ๐Ÿ˜†

  14. attilasoul says:

    *dances around with my hands over my head*Woooohoooo! I won, I won! :left:Err… What did I win?

  15. gdare says:

    I understand. Also I think it is good for pregnant women because of vitamine B that it contains – I suppose your friend is drinking it for that reason ๐Ÿ™‚ And… I told you this is not for men ๐Ÿ˜†

  16. nopanic says:

    A funny suit Tilla:D

  17. attilasoul says:

    :no:No one said that work was a part of my prize! And besides, I think he'd rather not having me fix that bathroom. I am not much of a handywoman. ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. gdare says:

    :lol:Nic have another one "sweep team" suit for you ๐Ÿ˜†

  19. nopanic says:

    The vitamin B has been taken out of Carlsberg- and Tuborg Beer. Many Hoboยดs and people of the streets got sick because of that ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  20. gdare says:

    skรธrbug = scurvy ?

  21. attilasoul says:

    Oh damn! :irked:*Grabs it* White isn't really my colour, you know. So… I think I'll put it on (much much) later! ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. gdare says:

    Well, it comes along with the suit :lol:Don`t worry, only cleaning is left ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. attilasoul says:

    I don't think she drinks the non-alcoholic beer because of the vitamins, but because she really likes beer and thinks 9 months is a long time to not drink beer at all. :)Good point, the man-thing. ๐Ÿ˜†

  24. attilasoul says:

    Oh… Now I remember. They got "skรธrbug" because they didn't get any vitamins at all, right Nic?

  25. nopanic says:


  26. attilasoul says:

    That's the worst prize I've ever won. I'd rather not wearing that suit at all! :irked:*Slips into something more comfortable*ahhh, that's much much better! :heart:

  27. attilasoul says:

    :lol:I have a colleague who is pregnant at the moment, and she drinks non-alcoholic beer. I also think it is good for people who used to be alcoholics, and do like beer, but aren't allowed to drink alcohol. Errr, that was weird to write, I hope you understand what I mean.

  28. gdare says:

    Nic gave you a suit while he goes for kebab for his supper :DNow you will have to finish his bathroom instead ๐Ÿ˜€

  29. nopanic says:

    Hobo = Vagabond ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. gdare says:

    Me too :lol:I think in Beograd it is impossible to find non-alcoholic beer. A man is not man enough if he drinks non-acoholic beer. Juices – OK, but beer must be as usual ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. attilasoul says:

    What is a Hobo?

  32. Arnekrilu says:

    Interesting discussion. During the war many serbs got norwegian friends. When they stayed in Norway as POW for the nazis, the norwegians helped them as much as possible. I hope we still have some serbian friends. The danish beer will help us all :cheers: :DPs. There is no vit C in beer. Scurvy is lack of vit C ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. attilasoul says:

    Cool, Arne. I didn't know that! :cheers:

  34. nopanic says:

    Learning by drinking :up: :cheers:Tilla you can wear your motorcycleoutfit while you clean my bathroom:)

  35. nopanic says:

    > Well ok then Tilla :up: Have fun in your own bathroom :lol:>…Yeah Darko..know the feeling.The most beautiful Indian woman is dancing around in my head, dressed in a sari :happy::heart:

  36. gdare says:

    You are lucky to find someone like her :up:

  37. attilasoul says:

    Unless you have a very cold bathroom, I think that's a very bad idea Nic.And I might as well tell you right away that I have had enough cleaning for today. And the bathroom I'll be cleaning tomorrow will be my own. ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. gdare says:

    Please do, I am running out of ideas ๐Ÿ˜†

  39. attilasoul says:

    I agree with you Darko! :up:(I think I better not write here what I slipped into. :o)

  40. attilasoul says:

    really? :eyes:Well…:oOh… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  41. gdare says:

    @arne – we learnt about that in history classes in school :up:@ Nic – ๐Ÿ˜† I don`t think she will clean in her motorcycle suit :D*trying to imagine what is this more comfortable attila slips into*:lol:

  42. nopanic says:

    Tell him. promise I wont listen:rolleyes:

  43. nopanic says:

    Come on Tilla…the man is in pain…enlighten him, please:irked:

  44. attilasoul says:

    *Gets very embarrased* ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  45. nopanic says:

    TOUCHE!!!:whistle: *sneaks out of the Optimist..in a very very pessimistic mood*:(

  46. gdare says:


  47. gdare says:

    Please don`t go, you`re the only one who left with me here, drinking :beer:I promise I will not scare you anymore ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. attilasoul says:

    I think he is sleeping now ๐Ÿ˜€

  49. gdare says:

    ลฝiveli Nic :cheers::)

  50. Arnekrilu says:

    Nic. u scrundel. U get all the nice girls :awww:

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