Our Story


Hi, I’m Tom – the owner and a head bartender in Roots bar.

Back in 2009, I started traveling – hitchhiking and couchsurfing all around the world. I wrote two books and held over 300 talks about my travel adventures.

And then one day, I got tired of moving from one place to another, and decided to stay in my home city, Zagreb. Since I fell in love with bartending jobs while being on the road, especially working in juice bars and cocktail bars – I decided to create a juice & cocktail bar, and open it in the centre of the city.

The idea is to have two bars in one – a juice bar from 8 am to 4 pm, and then it will transform into a cocktail bar. Everything will change – the staff, the lights, the music, the menu, the look of a bar.

We are determined to be environmentally friendly as possible, to use fresh and local ingredients, to be low in prices and high in quality, to make you feel more than welcome into our little bar. We are determined to be the best juice and cocktail bar in Zagreb.

Hopefully we will succeed in that, even though everyone says it will be almost impossible – like they said it will be almost impossible to hitchhike around the world…

star rating  Amazing breakfast and evening cocktails  - Their cocktails in the evening are amazing m. I've been here lots for cocktails but on my last trip it was the first time I've ever had breakfast there. The... read more

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December 30, 2022

star rating  Roots - a lovely way to while away the evening  - What a wonderful cocktail bar. The flavours ranged from subtle floral to full bodied flavours. We ranged through the cocktail menu including cocktails of the world where we were blown... read more

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December 7, 2022