Budva nightlife: the coast of Montenegro offers white beaches, crystal clear waters and unspoiled nature, but also a truly wild nightlife. In particular, the town of Budva is becoming one of the favorite destinations for young people for summer holidays, thanks to an increasing offer of attractions and night clubs. Here is the ultimate guide to Budva's nightlife!
Montenegro is a small state enclosed between Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Serbia, and Kosovo, very often underestimated but which hides many fascinating and highly attractive places . It is no coincidence that this small nation is nicknamed "the pearl of the Mediterranean" .
In particular, the most famous Montenegrin city is Budva , the most touristic coastal city and entertainment and nightlife capital of Montenegro . Its coast has 40 kilometers of beaches, mostly sandy and elected among the most beautiful beaches on the Balkan coast, and represents a true paradise for young people looking for nightlife, entertainment, sea and relaxation.
Located about 60 kilometers from the capital Podgorica, this ancient coastal city dating back to the period of Roman domination is characterized by its medieval old town surrounded by high walls that stands on a small island and dotted with a myriad of narrow streets, all to be explored.
More and more young people, especially students, choose Budva for their summer holidays due to the large offer of entertainment, beach parties, concerts every evening and the music that spreads day and night between the beaches and alleys, between the bars and the nightclubs of Budva . Between long sandy beaches, aperitifs, elegant discos and music for all tastes, Budva has established itself as one of the must-see summer destinations for nightlife . Furthermore, Budva is a low cost destination : everything costs very little and you can drink and have fun without worrying about your wallet!
Budva's nightlife is concentrated between the seafront (Slovenska Plaza) and the old town, where there are a large number of nightclubs and bars where you can have fun on a budget. The music is centered on dance rhythms, with current hits and international DJs, or concerts by local bands.
The evening begins with an aperitif on the beach in the late afternoon and continues around 20.00 in the various restaurants with Montenegrin cuisine, such as the Jadran restaurant (Slovenska Obala, Budva) or the exclusive and renowned Astoria (Njegoseva 4, Old Town, Budva ). If you want to have fun in Budva's discos , consider that some disco bars on the seafront close around 1.00, while the real clubs usually open after midnight and stay open until dawn. In these clubs there is usually no open dance floor, but the space is completely invaded by tables, which usually need to be reserved.
Budva also hosts several summer events, including the Busker Fest , which takes place in mid-June and features performances by the best street artists from all over the world. In August, however, don't miss the famous Petrovac Night , a traditional festival where people celebrate with wine, rivers of beer and fish-based dishes! Between concerts, fireworks and events of all kinds, the festivities end with a big parade through the streets of Budva and a concert that lasts until dawn.
The women deserve a separate mention: in Budva you will meet so many Montenegrin, Serbian and Russian girls, very beautiful and tall, that you will lose your head! Unfortunately most of them are cold and hard to approach if you don't speak Russian or good English. If you are extroverted enough, you might be able to meet some Montenegrin girls on the beach and then invite her for an aperitif in one of the bars scattered along the coast: trying doesn't hurt!
Beach parties and the beaches of Budva
Budva not only offers nightlife, but also numerous fabulous beaches overlooking crystal clear waters. Some beaches in Budva are real natural paradises where nature reigns supreme. Among all, the beach of Sveti Stefan , which connects the mainland to a rocky islet, an ancient fishing village transformed into a luxurious resort, or the island of Sveti Nikola which can be reached by swimming from Crystal Beach.
Impossible not to mention the beach of Becici , defined as "the most beautiful beach in Europe": a long coastline with sand, pebbles and crystal clear sea, perfect for relaxing but also having fun and doing water sports, thanks to the presence of numerous sports facilities .
If quiet places are not your thing, Budva also offers numerous beaches where you will find parties, music, foam parties and all kinds of entertainment. Jaz beach is an equipped beach more than two kilometers long which hosts important concerts and music festivals, such as the Sea Dance Festival , one of the most important music festivals that attracts young people from all over the world.
But the most popular beach is Ploce Beach : foam parties, beach parties and pool parties, alcoholic cocktails served at all hours and aperitifs with lots of music and lots of beautiful people. Ploce Beach is truly an unmissable destination for your holiday in Budva if you want to spend some afternoons of pure fun!
Clubs and discos in Budva
(Topliški put, Budva) Open daily from 23.00 to 5.00.
Located on a hill overlooking the city at 600 meters high, the Top Hill is the most famous nightclub in Budva , even voted one of the most beautiful clubs in Europe. All nightlife lovers staying in Budva can not forget to spend an evening in this club, which can accommodate up to 5000 people.
The console is positioned in front of a swimming pool and a large dance floor where parties and exaggerated pool parties are unleashed every evening to dance without interruption until the first light of dawn. This open-air disco overlooks an enchanting panorama and essentially offers electronic music with all the best hits of the moment. In addition to the dance floor, the club also has a restaurant, several bars, including a jacuzzi bar and a VIP area. Every week the Top Hill hosts events with the best world famous djs , including Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens and many others. On other nights, the club mostly plays Balkan music.
(Mediteranska 4, Budva) Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 5.00.
Located on Budva's waterfront, Trocadero is one of the city's most popular nightclubs and a great place to go when other pubs close. This disco is frequented by local youth and a few tourists, as it mainly offers Balkan techno music. Inside there are 4 floors with 4 internal terraces and excellent strobe and laser light shows. Another good option to experience Budva nightlife .
Paris Night Club
(Šetalište u Budvi, Budva) Open daily from 22.00 to 5.00.
Located a few steps from the Trocadero, the Paris Club is an open-air disco with electronic music that represents a real point of reference for nightlife in Budva. Inside there is a large dance floor in the center of which stands a reproduction of the Eiffel Tower. Internationally renowned DJs and local stars take turns on stage to enliven the party that lasts all night. It doesn't hurt to mention that admission to all concerts is free!
(Promenade Budva, Budva) Open daily from 21.00 to 1.00.
Another open-air disco located on the Budva seafront which organizes numerous theme parties with uninhibited atmospheres and DJ sets.
(Porto Montenegro Yacht Club, Tivat, Budva) Open daily from 0.00 to 5.00.
Located in the town of Tivat a few kilometers from Budva, at Porto Montenegro , the Platinum is one of the most elegant nightclubs in Montenegro , characterized by a refined design and an excellent sound system. The club hosts international DJs who play the latest hits of the moment. The place is frequented by a wealthy clientele and many beautiful girls.
(Stari Grad, Trg od Oruzja 232, Kotor) Open daily from 23.00 to 5.00.
Located in the beautiful town of Kotor, the Maximus is a nightclub located in the midst of the impressive Roman ruins. With a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, a 3,000-capacity capacity, eight bars and a busy schedule of international DJ nights, Maximus rivals Budva's mega-club Top Hill . However, it is advisable to check the musical program of the evening, as on some evenings the club offers DJ sets with Balkan music.
(Mediteranska bb, Budva) Open Sunday to Thursday from 7.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 7.00 to 3.00.
Located in the heart of Budva, Sparta is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive and best equipped clubs in the region. The atmosphere is warm with electronic, R'n'B and house music, modern lighting effects and performances by famous DJs. Featuring a Greek/Spartan themed setting, this classy nightclub is often a hangout for many local celebrities and it's not uncommon to bump into some.
Samsara Beach Budva
(Becici, Budva) Open daily from 8.00 to 23.00.
The most famous club in Gallipoli, Samsara , is also present in Budva in a much more elegant and exclusive version. Excellent for an aperitif and for dancing on the beach in the midst of many people and to the rhythm of loud music.
Torch Beach Club
(Slovenska Plaza, Budva) Open daily from 8.00 to 1.00.
Located opposite the beach, the Torch is a beach club with music all day, pool parties and frozen cocktails, all topped off with elegant lounge music. At sunset, the DJs go wild at the console and the revelry gets underway.
(Vrzdak, Budva) Open daily from 21.00 to 1.00.
The Emporio is a club located in one of the most attractive places in Budva, along the walls of the old town, near the Mogren hotel and the Budva marina. In the space of a decade, the Emporio Club has become the favorite place for the entertainment of the jet-set and young people. A cheerful and imaginative atmosphere seasoned with excellent cocktails, excellent music and luxurious and tastefully selected interiors, await you until one o'clock to let you breathe the rhythm of the craziest nights in Budva. Be quick because very often the seats are already occupied at 21 when the club opens.
(Šetalište Slovenska obala bb, Budva) Maltez is the only nightclub in Budva with a pirate theme . Open since 2006, this boat-shaped bar serves thirsty sailors with drinks until the wee hours of the morning. On board the party gets busy, with DJ sets, dancing girls and drink offers. The ideal place if you want to spend an evening in an easy-going environment without giving up partying.
Mr. Stefan Braun
(Budva) Open daily from 9.00 to 24.00.
From early afternoon until sunset, Mr. Stefan Braun is animated by loud dance music and hilarious foam parties!
(Setaliste Budva, Budva) Trendy club located on the main promenade of Budva.
The best bars and pubs in Budva
Greco Cocktail Bar
(Budva) On summer nights, the square in front of the Greco Cocktail Bar is full of young people and is the busiest place in the Old Town.
Old Fisherman's Pub
(Šetalište, Budva) Open daily from 8.00 to 1.00.
An always well-attended bar, perfect for spending an alternative evening in Budva.
Chest O'Shea's Irish Pub
(Vuka Karadzica 9, Budva) Open daily from 12.00 to 1.00.
Every town needs an Irish Bar and Chest O'Shea's is happy to fill that need with an authentic representation of Ireland with all the usual Irish bar stuff: Guinness on tap, sports playing on almost every bar surface and a organized devastating pub crawl. This friendly and relaxed place also has an outdoor dining area, some board games, a book exchange and a selection of English-language newspapers.
Dukley Beach Lounge
(Zavala Peninsula, Budva) Open daily from 8.00 to 24.00.
The Dukley Beach Lounge is a modern and elegant venue that extends over one of the most beautiful beaches in Budva. From every table you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of Budva and the Adriatic Sea. The service is very attentive and friendly. The exceptional location and the delicious Mediterranean menu is enhanced by a carefully selected wine list. For a relaxing sea view experience.