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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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).
Clubs and discos in Split
Mandrach Night Club (Osmih mediteranskih igara 5, Split)
Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
The Mandrach nightclub in Split offers high-level entertainment, with a team of DJs, dancers, singers and staff ready to guarantee an electrifying party atmosphere and impeccable service. Sunset, music, sea views, cocktails and a good atmosphere are just some of the elements to explore.
In addition to a wide range of drinks, the Mandrach restaurant also satisfies everyone with its excellent cuisine, from those craving for delicious burgers or steaks to fish specialities.
Central Club (Trg Gaje Bulata 4, Split)
Central Club is one of the best nightclubs in Split . A jaw-dropping, glitzy nightclub that's popular with tourists and offers all the essentials for a night of partying 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 disco classics, hip hop, RnB and the latest hits from the dance charts.
Vanilla Club (VIII, Osmih mediteranskih igara 21, Split)
Open Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 5am.
Located behind the Poljud stadium not far from the historic center, 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.
Caffe-Club Bačvice (Šetalište Petra Preradovića 2, Split)
Open every day from 9.00 to 4.00.
Located on Bacvice Beach, Caffe-Club Bacvice is a popular nightclub in Split. Situated on the seafront, the club boasts spectacular sea views. This is a trendy nightclub, to amaze and dance the night away in Split.
Academia Club Ghetto (Dosud ulica 10, Split)
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 also serves as an art gallery and gathering place for artists and travelers. Relax in the picturesque 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 atmosphere.
Jazzbina (Sinjska ul. 5, Split)
Open Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 3am.
Located at the beginning of Sinjska Street, Jazzbina is one of the most popular nightclubs in Split . High tables and chairs and a wide selection of domestic and imported beers will make you feel like you are in Ireland. The music is mostly oriented towards the 90s, so those who are nostalgic for old tunes should definitely visit this place.
Fabrique Pub (Trg Franje Tuđmana 3, Split)
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 seafront, the Fabrique Pub is a very popular disco bar among 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 dinner.
Fabrique is open until 2am and hosts DJs and live bands on the weekends. One of the landmarks of Split nightlife .
InBOX Bar (Poljana kneza Trpimira 7, Split)
Located at the ferry port, InBOX is one of the largest bars and clubs 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.
Moon bar (Ul. Matice hrvatske 1, Split)
Open from 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 Split's most popular night spots , with many themed nights, DJs and live bands performing throughout the year. There is always a lot of action and the modern and futuristic interiors add to the atmosphere. Sometimes you might find yourself packed in like sardines, but that's what creates the atmosphere.
Judino Drvo Club (Slobode ul. 28, Split)
Open Monday to Saturday from 9pm to 4am, Sunday from 9pm to midnight.
Located in abandoned railway depots in the suburb of Kopilica, Judino Drvo is a new nightclub in Split that hosts numerous concerts by Croatian and Balkan rock'n'roll artists. There are also international shows, live performances and DJs. Tickets are generally available at the Goli&Bosi in the city centre. Being located in a peripheral area of Split, the club has a taxi service (telephone number 091 2300 300).
Adriatic Social Club (Lička ul. 5, Split)
Open 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 Split's authentic nightlife .
Klub Quasimodo (Gundulićeva 26, Split)
With minimal furnishings and dark lighting, this alternative music club is located a ten-minute walk north of the old town. Quasimodo is a bar during the day that transforms into a nightclub at night.
There are live performances and DJ nights and the music varies from rock, indie rock, jazz, blues and themed music nights.
Klub Kocka (Slobode ul. 28, Split)
A legendary concert and live music venue in Split hosting punk, electro, drum 'n' bass or techno in a gritty, graffiti and concrete environment.
Gooshter Beach Club (Grljevačka ul. 2a, Split)
Located outside the center of Split, Gooshter is a chic and elegant beach club that is part of a 5-star hotel complex. The club boasts a superlative design, with rustic, woven foliage that blocks out the sun during the day and is illuminated at night to create a welcoming atmosphere. Come here to enjoy the sunset vibes and stunning sea views. Nights here rarely get rowdy, not least because most nights the club closes quite early.
Taboo Beach Club (Šetalište Pape Ivana Pavla II 3, Split)
Open every day from 9.00 to 23.00.
This popular Split beach club is a great place to sip a cocktail at sunset. As night falls, the party atmosphere begins to grow as people gather around the DJ booth. Live music, extraordinary aerial shows and lots of luxury give this beach club an atmosphere of hedonism for wild night parties.
(Put Firula 4, Split)
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 sets, the club comes alive with DJ music every night and live bands every week, with mostly rock and blues music. A carefree place to drink, dance and enjoy the sea.
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)
Open every day from 8.00 to 2.00.
Positioned on the Riva, Antique Bar interweaves a nuance of classic design with modern charm. There seems to be a touch of hedonism in the air and it's a perfect place to relax for a coffee or a nice drink. In the evening it is always very crowded and there is good music.
ST-Riva Cocktail Bar (Obala Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 1, Split)
Open Sunday to Thursday from 7.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 7.00 to 2.00.
Located on the seafront on the southern side of Diocletian's Palace, ST-Riva is one of the busiest bars in Split in the early evening hours. Like all other bars, there are tables and chairs along the waterfront, but the real charm of the place is taking a seat on the first floor balcony overlooking the Shore.
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.
The Daltonist Craft Bar (Hrvojeva 10, Split)
Open from Sunday to Wednesday from 10.00 to 24.00, from Thursday to Saturday from 10.00 to 1.00.
Daltonist is a popular craft cocktail bar in Split, with a charming stone decor. The bar prepares cocktails that are light and refreshing, inspired by Dalmatian traditions, as well as also having a good choice of craft beers and local grappas.
Shotgun Shooters (Ul. Majstora Jurja 5, Split)
Open every day from 8pm to 2am.
A fun little bar, Shotgun Shooters Bar is a great place to start your party night in Split. The Shotgun Shooters Bar is loud with a great atmosphere, tasty but deadly cocktails and reasonably priced.
Bar Sistema (Ul. Andrije Kačića Miošića 7, Split)
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 1am.
Bar Sistema is one of the best cocktail bars in Split . Beautifully decorated with a long bar and liquor cabinet that extends from floor to ceiling, this venue can easily blend in with the best bars in New York . The signature cocktails are fantastic and their variety of whiskeys is impressive!
Noor Bar (Bajamontijeva ul. 2, Split)
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 accommodate a maximum of 20 people. The staircase in front turns into a terrace on warm summer nights.
Lvxor (Ulica kraj svetog Ivana 11, Split)
Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
Located in Peristyle Square, this historic café is one of the most unique bars in Split, perhaps the oldest, and is very popular with tourists. There is outdoor seating arranged on the burgundy cushions of the Palace's steps where people sit to have a drink. Come have a drink in the evening and enjoy the beauty of the place while listening to live music from Split's best young musicians who perform here.
Leopold’s Delicatessen Bar (Dosud 6, Split)
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 interior of the bar is cozy but small, while there is outdoor seating on the steps. They have a large selection of craft beers from their own production and also from other breweries.
Marvlvs Library Jazz Bar (Papalićeva ul. 4, Split)
Open from Monday to Saturday from 5pm to midnight.
Marvlvs Jazz Library Bar is not really a party place, but rather a delightful jazz bar and library located in a 15th century palace, which was once the birthplace of Marko Marulic, a famous Croatian Renaissance poet and writer. The wonderful interior boasts an original cobblestone floor and wooden beamed ceiling. A very nice and atmospheric place to have a drink in Split.
Sanctuary Cantina (Poljana Stare gimnazije 1, Split)
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 bar in Split that is always crowded. The place has a great atmosphere, a good choice of local craft beers on tap and reasonably priced cocktails.
Teraca Vidilica (Ilićev pro. 1, Split)
Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
Located on 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 sea. Outdoor seating offers the best views, 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.