Dubrovnik nightlife: The Croatian city has established itself in recent years as one of the most popular summer tourist destinations and offers a fairly lively nightlife, which is concentrated in the numerous bars of the old city. Here are the best places to spend your nights in Dubrovnik!
true pearl of the Mediterranean, the city of Dubrovnik is one of the most sought-after summer destinations in Croatia , thanks to the beauty of the city, its crystal clear sea and the ability to combine relaxation and fun.
Dubrovnik offers a nightlife that is suitable for all ages and all tastes, and is concentrated within the walls that enclose its historic center, a maze of narrow streets in which discos, bars, galleries and clubs with live music alternate and which animate the old city until late at night.
Hidden among the cobbled streets and light marble squares, there are the main night clubs where you can drink, meet people and dance, especially along the "Stradun" the main street of the old city, the hub of Dubrovnik's nightlife . Here are most of the bars with outdoor tables, as well as wine bars and pubs where you can drink excellent cocktails.
Nightlife in Dubrovnik begins every evening after sunset, when people start walking up and down the main street, in a sort of customary walk before the bars slowly become more and more crowded. Most of the bars in Dubrovnik are small and welcoming. However, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in quantity: in every street of the city you can find numerous clubs, bars or pubs, some more popular than others. Since the bars are small and are not able to contain all the people inside them, crowds of people find themselves drinking on the street, thus enlivening all the corners of the historic center. The bars usually close around 1.00.
All around, the narrow streets of the historic center are filled with music, including classical music concerts and street musicians. For the inhabitants of Dubrovnik art and music are very important . During the summer season, the various small squares of the city become stages where numerous musical and theatrical performances are staged, with artists, musical groups and singers who often spontaneously gather in the street to sing traditional Dalmatian songs.
One of the most important cultural events is undoubtedly the Dubrovnik Summer Festival , which takes place every year between July and August. During this festival, the streets and squares of the city are transformed into a real stage where theatrical performances, dances, but above all concerts with live music take place, ranging from classical to jazz to contemporary music. An event not to be missed for all music lovers.
For a fun and boozy night out try the Pub Crawl Ziggy , which departs every evening at 10.00pm at the Pile Gate. A guide will lead your group to some bars where you will have a free drink (during the first hour you can drink unlimitedly) to end the evening at the Revelin club . The cost is 33 euros per person.
Clubs and discos in Dubrovnik
(Ul. Svetog Dominika 3, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 23.00 to 6.00.
Located in the Old Town inside a 15th-century medieval fortress that protected the city from invaders, Revelin is arguably Dubrovnik's most popular nightclub .
This club combines the unique atmosphere of the ancient fortress with the sounds of modern music, creating an unforgettable atmosphere. The ancient fort has a double existence: during the day it is an archaeological museum, but in the evening it transforms into a disco which is spread over two floors and also offers a terrace with a breathtaking view over the city. The Revelin club mainly offers Croatian music, House, electronic and dance music, but also rock music concerts. Surely one of the reference points for the nightlife of Dubrovnik .
Banje Beach Club
(Ul. Frana Supila 10A, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 10.00 to 5.00.
The Beach Club Banje is a nightclub located on the sandy beach of the same name, which also has a luxury restaurant attached.
During the day, this elegant bar rents deck chairs and umbrellas and offers cocktails or cool drinks. As evening falls, the place transforms into a very busy bar and restaurant, an ideal place to have a good drink, dance on the floor or relax on the comfortable sofas that surround the dance floor. The interiors are white with minimalist furnishings, enhanced by lilac cushions and curtains. The Banje club organizes exclusive events featuring international guests and celebrities such as actors, singers, footballers and models.
(Ul. Frana Supila 8, Dubrovnik) Located near the Ploce Gate , just outside the city walls, the Lazareti is an underground club, housed in an old stone-walled quarantine house.
The club mainly offers electronic and dance music, but also organizes numerous shows and live performances, as well as rock and alternative music concerts, jazz and metal. international media festival is also held here , featuring independent, avant-garde music, theatre, dance and more.
(Ul. dr. Ante Starčevića 41) This club offers loud indie music, played by local and international djs.
(Brsalje 3, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 10.00pm to 6.00am.
Lots of people, parties and cheap drinks at the Sky Bar , a bar located in the historic center of Dubrovnik, which, in addition to being a restaurant, is also a disco bar that prepares excellent cocktails.
Exit Rock Café
(Ul. Između Polača 5, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 11.00 to 2.00.
Located on the first floor of a small building just off the Stradun , not visible but audible from the outside, the Exit Rock Café offers not only rock music but also cheap beer, parties with DJs and karaoke evenings.
(Zamanjina ul. 7, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 20.00 to 2.00.
Another disco bar in Dubrovnik always very popular, with good music and many beautiful girls.
(Magistralni put 2, Dubrovnik) Open every day.
Located just off the main highway leading out of the city towards the airport, Park Orsula is essentially an open-air stage that hosts a regional music festival from June 16th to September 1st.
Bars and pubs in Dubrovnik
(Poljana Marina Držića 1, Dubrovnik) Located in the heart of the historic center of Dubrovnik, the Nonenina is a trendy cocktail bar that offers a wide choice of more than 180 excellent cocktails, as well as a wide selection of wines and cigarettes . The bar is located on the main road and from its terrace you can relax listening to live music, chatting and watching the world go by.
Troubadur Hard Jazz Café
(Bunićeva poljana 2, Dubrovnik) Located opposite the cathedral, the Trubadur is a bar that offers live jazz music in the evenings, played by good local musicians. Recommended for all fans of jazz and rock music.
(Petilovrijenci 4, Dubrovnik) Gil's is a good restaurant and bar in the historic center of Dubrovnik, which offers excellent wines and cocktails. The restaurant has a lounge bar inside and a restaurant area with tables outside.
Katie O'Connor's Irish Pub
(Dropčeva ul. 4, Dubrovnik) Open daily 10am-2am.
Situated in an atmospheric stone cellar, Katie O'Connor's is Dubrovnik's oldest Irish pub, an unpretentious place frequented by friendly locals. The pub offers a good selection of beers, stouts and various drinks. The big screen broadcasts major sporting events, including football, rugby and cricket.
Irish Pub The Gaffe
(Ul. Miha Pracata 4, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 9.00 to 2.00.
Open for over ten years, the Gaffe is a large pub that is always very busy and has a welcoming atmosphere. The dark green walls adorned with thick wooden furniture and tables give the place an Irish feel. The pub offers some delicious and cheap snacks (including the "marenda" ), as well as tasty homemade burgers and a good selection of beers.
Beach Bar Buza
(Crijevićeva ul. 9, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 8.00 to 2.00.
Il Buza is an atmospheric bar located on rocky terraces directly overlooking the sea to the south of the Old City, just outside the walls with wonderful views.
Open both during the day and in the evening, the Buza is accessible through a small door in the walls facing the sea. The view that opens up before you is sublime: only sea and sky, with tables arranged on a series of terraces above the rocks. It is also possible to go into the water for a swim. Like everything else in town, it's expensive. Don't expect luxury (drinks are served in plastic cups), but the candlelight after dark makes it extremely romantic.
To reach the bar, cross the market square and climb the steps that will lead you to the square overlooked by the church of S. Ignazio di Loyola. On the left you will find the indications with the writing "cold drinks" which will lead you to the bar. The ideal place to enjoy a cocktail or a cold beer while admiring the sunset.
(Ul. Između vrta, Dubrovnik) Open Wednesday to Saturday from 18.00 to 4.00.
Located just outside the walls of Dubrovnik, near Porta Pile, the Capitano Bar is a small disco frequented mainly by locals, which offers different musical genres depending on the evening. For a more authentic nightlife .
(Ul. Između Polača 5, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 9.00 to 2.00.
Karaka is another interesting Irish pub located in the old city of Dubrovnik . This pub is a popular meeting place, always full of people, offering excellent Irish, Croatian and German beers. It is a delightful and lively place to enjoy a drink with friends before immersing yourself in the nightlife of Dubrovnik. Big screen TVs show the latest sporting events, especially on British teams.
Cave Bar More
(Nika i Meda Pucića 13, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 10.00 to 24.00.
In a natural cave, graced with stunning rock formations and subtle lighting, you'll find this extraordinarily romantic bar in the basement of Hotel More , in Lapad. There is no music; just your conversations and the sound of the waves. There are also a few tables outside, right on the water's edge, with a good view of Lapad Bay.
D'Vino Wine Bar
(Palmotićeva ul. 4A, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 8.00 to 2.00.
Hidden in a narrow stone alley just off the Stradun, D'Vino is the right place to taste excellent Croatian wines , thanks to not too high prices and the presence of friendly and experienced barmen who will help you choose the right wine.
Recently renovated, this wine bar is soft and welcoming, with exposed stones, terracotta floors, candlelight and low volume music. Along with wine, you can enjoy homemade delicacies such as hams, cheeses, smoked meats, olives and other Dalmatian specialties. The place attracts a good mix of locals and tourists.
(Luža ul. 4, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 8.00 to 2.00.
Located in the heart of the Old Town, right next to the church of St. Blaise, La Bodega is an elegant and trendy wine bar where you can drink excellent wines. In the evening this bar offers a large selection of rather expensive Croatian wines, while during the day it also offers a breakfast and brunch menu.
(Ul. canzonetelja Dubrovnika 25, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 9.00 to 2.00.
The Art Caffe is a bar furnished in an imaginative way, with sofas created inside old bathtubs and tables created by adapting old washing machine drums. Cocktails, creativity and smoothies, all in a small but perfect package.
Razonoda Wine Bar
(Ul. od Puča 1, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 12.00 to 24.00.
This Croatian wine and tapas bar is one of the new additions in the bar scene of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It is part of the Pucić Palace Hotel and from which its refined atmosphere is inspired. Here you can find the best Croatian wines, from the Pelješac region in southern Croatia, to Istria in the northwest and Slavonia in the northeast, as well as some snacks, including hams, cheeses and marinated anchovies. For those who don't like wine, the bar also offers a wide selection of cocktails, Croatian craft beers and other national spirits.
Matuško Wine Bar
(Prijeko ul. 11, Dubrovnik) This local family is known for producing some of the best wines from Potomje , a village located in the Pelješac region. Their wine bar, located in the Old Town of Dubrovnik, is a great place to unwind after a busy day. Sit back and relax in this cozy brick and stone setting with a glass of award winning Royal Dingač or Pošip . This is also the only place in Dubrovnik you can smoke shisha.
(Prijeko ul. 21, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 8.00 to 2.00.
Located in a street parallel to the Stradun, the Buzz is a lively bar that offers a wide range of drinks to enjoy in the company of friends during your evening in Dubrovnik. For those who like sweet drinks, the bar offers a long list of various cocktails, as well as a variety of local Croatian beers, such as Zmajsko Pale Ale and Grička Vještica , an extremely strong dark beer. There are often evenings with live music.
(Bunićeva poljana 3, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 8.00 to 2.00.
Located just behind the cathedral in Piazza Bunica, the Caffe Bar Mirage offers excellent service, creating a unique experience for each guest. With an offer ranging from hot drinks to the city's most famous cocktails, this lively bar is a meeting place for tourists and young locals.
(Sv. Dominika bb, Dubrovnik) Open daily from 18.30 to 22.30.
Regarded as one of the best restaurants in Croatia , 360 offers an evening of unforgettable elegance: the bar, located slightly below the restaurant, has a terrace offering a panoramic view of the harbour.