Nightlife Split

Split: Nightlife and Clubs

Nightlife Split: The largest city in Dalmatia has a lively nightlife with a good variety of options for nightlife, whether you are looking for a relaxing al fresco after-dinner drink, late-night partying, guided pub crawls or clubbing with live music. Here is the complete guide to the best bars and clubs in Split.

Nightlife Split

Although Split is primarily known for its rich culture and history, there is plenty to see and do in the Croatian for nightlife enthusiasts as well. Split's nightlife offers many opportunities to socialise, drink, dance and above all have fun. The holiday spirit is everywhere in the city!

During the summer months the nightlife in Split is rich and vibrant throughout the week . The Croatian city hosts open-air concerts, festivals, bars and restaurants, and the nightlife takes place mostly outdoors.

Nightlife Split by night
Split by night

Split's main nightlife areas are its Riva , ideal for evening strolls along the promenade and a drink in one of the many bars, the narrow streets of Diocletian's Palace with their many hidden places to discover.

The evening in Split begins with an aperitif on the Riva , the main seafront promenade in front of the historic centre, or in one of the many famous wine bars in the area.

A popular meeting and drinking spot for the younger, boisterous crowd is at Matejuška , a stone pier jutting into the sea located less than halfway from the old palace walls to the city's marina.

Nightlife Split Matejuška
Nightlife Split: the promenade, RIVA and Matejuška

Later, the party night in Split moves to the numerous bars hidden in the labyrinthine streets of the old town. Most of Split's bars are often very small, space inside is limited and people prefer to gather on the street in front of the bars. Sometimes in front of the bars there are benches or cushions outside for people to sit on.

Along the narrow streets of Get, located less than 100 meters from the seafront, the bars are stacked next to each other on a zig-zag staircase. Here the seated people mix with the flow of people ascending the stairs. This is the perfect place to truly experience the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere typical of Split and its people.

Nightlife Split bars
The best bars in Split

The bars in the historic center usually stay open until midnight on weekdays and until 2am on weekends. After the bars in the old town close, the party moves to the other nightclubs and discos of Split . Bacvice beach is one of the most popular nightlife spots in Split.

Split's nightclubs don't open before 11.00pm and fill up after 1.00am, when the bars in the old town begin to close. Nightclubs stay open until 5 in the morning. Most of Split's bars and clubs are located in and around the city centre, so you don't have to travel far and you have everything at your fingertips.

Nightlife Split discos
Split nightclubs

Pub Crawl in Split

A very popular option for nightlife is Split's pub crawl , especially among young people under 30. A crawl of Split's pubs and nightclubs is a fun way to discover the city and meet other travellers. There are a variety of tours available, but they typically include guided visits to 4 or 5 pubs, bars and clubs, as well as a few free shots and drink specials.

The Crozzies Pub Crawl is the most popular pub crawl in Split . They offer unlimited drinks from 21.00 to 23.00, with a free pizza and are the only pub crawl that also includes some waterfront venues. The price is 18 euros for girls and 22 euros for boys.

During the summer, these pub crawls take place every evening, departing from Peristil near the cathedral at 21.00 and guarantee nights of wild partying. Sometimes these pub crawls can easily attract up to 50 people per group.

Tower Pub Crawl also organizes themed nights, including beach club night and Hawaiian night. Pub crawls in Split usually start in a quiet pub, and then work their way to more lively bars and the best nightclubs in Split .

Nightlife Split Pub Crawl Split
Nightlife Split: Pub Crawl

Night events and activities in Split

Bačvice Open Air Cinema
Visitors to Split looking for a quiet evening could head to the Bačvice Open Air Cinema , which hosts open-air movie nights during the summer months. Open since 1956, the cinema screens a variety of films, from local independent films to Hollywood blockbusters.

They have a limited number of tickets, so it's best to arrive early to secure your seat (the box office opens at 21.00). The overall vibe is very relaxed, with the sounds of the ocean waves adding to the sensory cinematic experience.

Nightlife Split Bacvice Open Air Cinema
Nightlife Split: Bacvice Open Air Cinema

An Evening at the Theater
Built in 1893, the Croatian National Theater in Split serves as a cultural landmark for the city. Croatian theater productions take place throughout the year, with a range of local and international opera, orchestra and ballet performances.

The Croatian National Theater is one of the main venues of the Split Summer Festival , which takes place for more than a month starting in mid-July.

Ultra Europa Music Festival
If you come to Split after the first week of July, be prepared for the busiest time of the year! Ultra Europe hosts a diverse range of international artists playing EDM, house, techno, trap and other electronic spheres.

Ultra Europe's main event was held in the last few days at the Poljud stadium in Split. This is undoubtedly the number one party destination in Croatia , visited by over 100,000 people every year.

Nightlife Split Ultra Europa Music Festival
Nightlife Split: Ultra Europa Music Festival

Split Boat Parties
For the ultimate party experience consider a cruise off Split. There are several boat parties in Split, specially organized for young people under 40, with lots of music, drinks and fun. One of the most famous is the Split Boat Party (departure at 13.00 at the Inbox Bar).

Nightlife Split Boat Party
Nightlife Split: boat parties in Split

Clubs and discos in Split

Central Club (Trg Gaje Bulata 4, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Central Club is one of the best nightclubs in Split . An eye-popping and glitzy nightclub very popular with tourists offering all the essentials for a party night in Split . Two floors with four bars, VIP lounges and an impressive dance floor. The club hosts international DJs and Croatian stars every night of the week, and the music ranges from club classics, hip hop, RnB and the latest hits from the dance charts.

Nightlife Split Central Club
Nightlife Split: Central Club
Nightlife Split Central Girls Club
Beautiful Croatian girls at Central Club, Split

Vanilla Club (VIII, Osmih mediteranskih igara 21, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 5am.
Located behind the Poljud stadium a short distance from the historic center, the Vanilla is one of the busiest nightclubs in Split . The club is often crowded during the summer months, on the large terrace there is always a free corner where you can sip a cocktail.

During the summer, there are numerous live concerts or DJs playing commercial music during the regular parties. Dress well.

Nightlife Split Vanilla Club
Nightlife Split: Vanilla Club
Nightlife Split Vanilla Club Croatian girls
Party night at Vanilla Club in Split

Caffe-Club Bačvice (Šetalište Petra Preradovića 2, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 9.00 to 4.00.
Located on Bacvice beach, Caffe-Club Bacvice is a popular nightclub in Split. Located on the seafront, the club boasts spectacular sea views. This is a trendy nightclub, to impress and dance the night away in Split.

Nightlife Split Caffe-Club Bačvice
Nightlife Split: Caffe-Club Bačvice

Academia Club Ghetto (Dosud ulica 10, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday and Wednesday to Friday from 18.00 to 24.00, Saturday and Sunday from 18.00 to 1.00.
Located in a courtyard in the Old Town area, Academia Club Ghetto is more than just a Split nightclub , as it doubles as an art gallery and hangout for artists and travellers. Relax in the quaint courtyard area before exploring the art-filled rooms and dancing the night away. With reasonably priced beer and wines, this is a fun place for a quiet night on the town. Live bands often play and there is an underground club vibe.

Nightlife Split Academia Club Ghetto
Nightlife Split: Academia Club Ghetto

Jazzbina (Sinjska ul. 5, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 3.00.
Located at the beginning of Sinjska Street, Jazzbina is one of the most popular nightclubs in Split . Tall tables and chairs and a wide selection of domestic and imported beers will make you feel like you're in Ireland. The music is mostly 90's oriented, so those who are nostalgic for old tunes should definitely visit this place.

Nightlife Split Jazzbina
Nightlife Split: Jazzbina
Nightlife Split Jazzbina girls
Jazzbina, Split

Fabrique Pub (Trg Franje Tuđmana 3, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Sunday to Wednesday from 10.00 to 24.00, Thursday from 10.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 2.00.
Located at the western end of the Riva promenade, the Fabrique Pub is a very popular disco bar with tourists, especially during the summer. The club has a lovely industrial style interior and offers over 40 international beers. The place is huge with a front room for drinks and a back room for dining.

Fabrique is open until 2am and hosts DJs and live bands on the weekends. One of the landmarks of Split nightlife .

Nightlife Split Fabrique Pub
Nightlife Split: Fabrique Pub
Nightlife Split Fabrique Pub party Croatian girls
Croatian girls party at Fabrique Pub in Split

InBOX Bar (Poljana kneza Trpimira 7, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Located at the ferry port, InBOX is one of the biggest bars and nightclubs in Split and hosts one of the wildest parties in the city. It is quite popular among young tourists and is one of the destinations of the famous Split bar tours.

Nightlife Split InBOX Bar
Nightlife Split: InBOX Bar

Moon bar (Ul. Matice hrvatske 1, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Sunday to Thursday from 7.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 7.00 to 3.00.
Moon Bar has quickly become one of the most popular nightclubs in Split , with many themed nights, DJs and live bands performing throughout the year. There is always a lot of action and the modern and futuristic interior adds to the atmosphere. Sometimes you might find yourself packed like sardines, but that's what sets the mood.

Nightlife Split Moon bar
Nightlife Split: Moon bar
Nightlife Split Moon bar party
The best parties in Split at Moon bar

Judino Drvo Club (Slobode ul. 28, Split)
Open from Monday to Saturday from 21.00 to 4.00, Sunday from 21.00 to 24.00.
Located in the abandoned railway depots in the suburb of Kopilica, Judino Drvo is a new nightclub in Split which hosts many concerts by Croatian and Balkan rock'n'roll artists. There are also international shows, live performances and DJs. Tickets are usually available at the Goli&Bosi in the city centre. Being located in a suburban area of ​​Split, the club has a taxi service (phone number 091 2300 300).

Nightlife Split Judino Drvo Club
Nightlife Split: Judino Drvo Club

Adriatic Social Club (Lička ul. 5, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open from Monday to Thursday from 7.30 to 24.00, Friday from 7.30 to 1.00, Saturday from 8.00 to 1.00, Sunday from 9.00 to 24.00.
The Adriatic Social Club is the meeting place of the locals. Here you find a relaxed atmosphere, reasonable prices, a great choice of cocktails and great music. Come here if you want to immerse yourself in authentic Split nightlife .

Nightlife Split Adriatic Social Club
Nightlife Split: Adriatic Social Club

Klub Quasimodo (Gundulićeva 26, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Minimalist décor and gloomy lighting, this alternative music club is located a ten-minute walk north of the old town. Quasimodo is a bar during the day that turns into a disco at night.

There are live performances and DJ nights and the music varies from rock, indie rock, jazz, blues and themed music nights.

Nightlife Split Klub Quasimodo
Nightlife Split: Klub Quasimodo

Klub Kocka (Slobode ul. 28, Split)fb_icon_tiny
A legendary concert and live music venue in Split hosting punk, electro, drum 'n' bass or techno in a gritty, graffiti and concrete setting.

Nightlife Split Klub Kocka
Nightlife Split: Klub Kocka

Gooshter Beach Club (Grljevačka ul. 2a, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Located outside the center of Split, Gooshter is a chic and elegant beach club which is part of a 5-star hotel complex. The club boasts a superlative design, with rustic, woven fronds that shade from the sun by day and are lit up at night to create a welcoming atmosphere. Come here to enjoy the sunset vibes and jaw-dropping sea views. Nights here rarely get rowdy, not least because the club closes quite early most nights.

Nightlife Split Gooshter Beach Club
Nightlife Split: Gooshter Beach Club

Taboo Beach Club (Šetalište Pape Ivana Pavla II 3, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 9.00 to 23.00.
This popular beach club in Split is the perfect place to sip a sunset cocktail. As night falls, the party atmosphere starts to build, as people gather around the DJ booth. Live music, spectacular air shows and lots of luxury give this beach club an atmosphere of hedonism for wild night parties.

Nightlife Split Taboo Beach Club
Nightlife Split: Taboo Beach Club
Nightlife Split Taboo Beach Club girls sundowner aperitif
Taboo Beach Club is the perfect place for a sunset aperitif in Split

  Kavana Ovčice (Put Firula 4, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open every day from 8.00 to 23.00.
Kavana Ovčice is a beach club located between Bačvice and Firula beaches. It is open all year round, but is at its best in the summer season when visitors come here to take a dip in the sea and enjoy good food and wine. When the sun goes down, the club comes alive with DJ music every night and live bands every week, playing mostly rock and blues. A carefree place to drink, dance and enjoy the sea.

Nightlife Split Kavana Ovčice
Nightlife Split: Kavana Ovčice

Split's bars and pubs

There are so many bars and clubs in Split that you won't have a problem finding one to have a drink and relax after a day out and about in the city. People love to hang out in bars and cafes, and at any time of day, the bars and their terraces are teeming with people. Below you will find some of the best bars in Split .

Antique Bar (Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 7, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 8.00 to 2.00.
Positioned on the Riva, Antique Bar weaves a nuance of classic design with modern appeal. There seems to be a touch of hedonism in the air and it's a perfect place to unwind for a coffee or a good drink. In the evening it is always very crowded and there is good music.

Nightlife Split Antique Bar
Nightlife Split: Antique Bar

ST-Riva Cocktail Bar (Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 1, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Sunday to Thursday from 7.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 7.00 to 2.00.
Located on the waterfront on the southern side of Diocletian's Palace, ST-Riva is one of Split's busiest bars in the early evening hours. Like all the other bars, there are tables and chairs along the promenade, but the real charm of the place is to take a seat on the first floor balcony overlooking the Riva.

The Riva is open all year round, but really comes to life in the summer months when the street buzzes with festivals, street performers, curious tourists and locals.

Nightlife Split ST-Riva Cocktail Bar
Nightlife Split: ST-Riva Cocktail Bar

The Daltonist Craft Bar (Hrvojeva 10, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Wednesday from 10.00 to 24.00, from Thursday to Saturday from 10.00 to 1.00.
The Daltonist is a popular craft cocktail bar in Split, with a charming stone décor. The bar prepares cocktails that are light and refreshing, inspired by Dalmatian traditions, as well as having a good choice of craft beers and local brandies.

Nightlife Split The Daltonist Craft Bar
Nightlife Split: The Daltonist Craft Bar

Shotgun Shooters (Ul. Majstora Jurja 5, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 20.00 to 2.00.
A fun little bar, Shotgun Shooters Bar is a great place to start your party night in Split. Shotgun Shooters Bar is loud with a great atmosphere, tasty but lethal cocktails and reasonably priced.

Nightlife Split Shotgun Shooters
Nightlife Split: Shotgun Shooters

Bar Sistema (Ul. Andrije Kačića Miošića 7, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 17.00 to 1.00.
Bar Sistema is one of the best cocktail bars in Split . Gorgeously decorated with a long bar and floor-to-ceiling liquor cabinet, this venue can easily blend in with New York . The signature cocktails are amazing and their whiskey variety is impressive!

Nightlife Split Bar System
Nightlife Split: Bar Sistema

Noor Bar (Bajamontijeva ul. 2, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday to Saturday from 18.00 to 1.00, Sunday from 18.00 to 24.00.
Noor is a cozy little place with a great choice of cocktails and spirits. The interior is charming, but very small and can fit 20 people at most. The front staircase transforms into a terrace on warm summer nights.

Nightlife Split Noor Bar
Nightlife Split: Noor Bar

Lvxor (Ulica kraj svetog Ivana 11, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
Located on the Peristyle Square, this historic café is one of the most unique bars in Split, possibly the oldest, and is very popular with tourists. There is outdoor seating arranged on the burgundy cushions of the Palazzo staircase where people sit down to have a drink. Come and have a drink in the evening and enjoy the beauty of the place while listening to live music of the best young Split musicians performing here.

Nightlife Split Lvxor
Nightlife Split: Lvxor

Leopold's Delicatessen Bar (Dosud 6, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 1.00, Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 to 2.00.
Located on Dosud Street, Leopold is one of the best bars in Split for craft beer enthusiasts. The inside of the bar is cozy but small, while there is outdoor seating on the steps. They have a great selection of craft beers from their own brew and also from other breweries.

Nightlife Split Leopold's Delicatessen Bar
Nightlife Split: Leopold's Delicatessen Bar

Marvlvs Library Jazz Bar (Papalićeva ul. 4, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday to Saturday from 17.00 to 24.00.
Marvlvs Jazz Library Bar is not really a party place, but rather a delightful jazz bar and library located in a 15th century mansion, which was once the birthplace of Marko Marulic, a famous Croatian Renaissance poet and writer. The wonderful interior boasts an original cobbled floor and wooden beamed ceiling. A very nice and atmospheric place to have a drink in Split.

Nightlife Split Marvlvs Library Jazz Bar
Nightlife Split: Marvlvs Library Jazz Bar

Sanctuary Cellar (Poljana Stare gimnazije 1, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open Sunday to Thursday from 10.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 2.00.
Located in a small square in the historic center, Sanctuary Cantina is a small, always crowded bar in Split. The place has a great atmosphere, a good choice of local craft beers on tap and reasonably priced cocktails.

Nightlife Split Sanctuary Winery
Nightlife Split: Sanctuary Winery

Teraca Vidilica (Ilićev pro. 1, Split)fb_icon_tiny
Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
Located on the Marjan hill, Teraca Vidilica is a restaurant and bar with a beautiful panoramic view of Split and the sea. Here you can sip Croatian wine while watching the sun set over the city and the sea. Outdoor seating has the best view, but indoor seating is also available.

To reach the restaurant, take the stairs up Marjan hill starting at Marasovica street, with a scenic walkway that is shaded by pine trees.

Nightlife Split Teraca Vidilica
Nightlife Split: Teraca Vidilica

Map of clubs, pubs and bars in Split