A Guide to the Dubrovnik Nightlife: Best Party Places in the City
The Dubrovnik nightlife is quite alive but all depends on what part of the year you are planning to visit it and in which part of the town you are going to stay.
In winter, the city’s historical core is mostly quiet with very few open bars and nightclubs. The most of hot spots are open only during the high season from March through November.
Dubrovnik Nightlife within the city walls of Old Town
Most of the nightlife is nested within the city walls in Old Town, though there are plenty of spots in Dubrovnik neighborhood, like Lapad peninsula bars very popular among the locals and students. Dubrovnik has something for everyone.
The night scene in Dubrovnik isn’t much different from the rest of Croatia. The narrow streets in the Old Town are the more famous places offering various venues with music of all kinds as well as vast drink assortments that will satisfy anyone’s taste.
When the sun goes down in Dubrovnik, it’s time to merge with locals in the town’s comfy bars and stylish clubs. The most of city’s clubs and bars are open till late and all depends weather you want to relax at the cool terrace, or dance at one of most fasionable bars. The choice is yours.
Buza cafe bar, literally translated (a hole in the wall) thanks to its location hanging on the rocks below the southern walls, is one of the most magical spot overlooking the sea with stunning view on Lokrum island.
This bar is hard to find but it’s one of unique drinking experience, once you find the way to this cliff bar. If you tour the city walls, you be able to see it from above. The best way it reach this bar to have a drink or to take a swim, just follow this direction from Dubrovnik Cathedral to Buza bar.
Address: Crijeviceva ul. 9, 20000, Dubrovnik
Working hours: Open today – 24 hours
D’Vino Wine Bar
D’Vino Wine Bar is the perfect place to start your Dubrovnik nightlife tour or to share an intimate conversation, celebrate a special occasion, or just relax at the end of the day.
Located not far from Pile Gate, this bar has an extensive wine list of over 60 wines served by the glass, bottle, and in tasting servings. It’s easy to find it. Just entered through Pile Gate, it’s located in the 3rd street on the left.
If you arrive there hungry, combine a glass of wine with tasty cheese platters served with fresh bread,with spicy fillers such as marinated garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and olives. Even prices are more than reasonable.
Address: Palmoticeva street. 4A, 20000, Dubrovnik
Working hours: Open today · 10AM–2AM
Troubadour Hard Jazz Cafe
The only jazz bar in Dubrovnik is one of the most popular places in Dubrovnik situated right next to the Dubrovnik Cathedral, so it’s hard to miss it.
It’s one of the oldest and worn out places in Dubrovnik. The live music and jazz repertoire, which create a special atmosphere is a popular place for celebrities and business people.
It’s a nice place with outdoor seats in romantic setting with lively jazz and nice place for people-watching but beware as prices are exaggerated.
Nonenina Cocktail Bar
If you’re looking for a rest after a visit to the rich cultural and historical patrimony of Dubrovnik, this bar is an ideal place to have one of over 180 different cocktails.
Located in Dubrovnik’s main artery street at Marina Drzica square is one of a preferred place to many, including famous people who choose every year Dubrovnik as their destination for vacation.
Prices are more higher than other bars but if you like cocktails and Cuban cigars this bar can be a nice starting point for your Dubrovnik nightlife adventures.
Pubs in Dubrovnik
Within Dubrovnik city walls there are two Irish pubs very popular venues in Dubrovnik nightlife.
The Gaffe, an Irish Pub is the oldest Irish brewery in Dubrovnik with a 10 year old tradition. It is located in the center of the old town next to Stradun in Miha Pracata street n°4. It offers a good atmosphere, satisfactory beers selection, acceptable bar snacks at a reasonable price.
Katie O’Connor’s Irish Pub, located in an old stone building in the old city in Dropceva street n°4. It offers the largest selection of beer, liquor and other drinks. This nice Irish bar with cozy atmosphere has prices a bit higher than standard but the best place to have a perfect Guinness pint.
Dubrovnik Nightlife clubs
Club Lazareti – offers the most impressive cultural program in Dubrovnik, and its attractive location in the historical quarantine of Dubrovnik is among city’s attraction you should visit.
Club Lazareti is home to an entirely different kind of music. It presents underground music with DJ’s and musicians from all around the world. The club is open from June from 22 PM to 05 AM. For info on program check their FB page .
East West Banje Beach Club – Ten minutes from the Ploce Gate, on a private beach, you will find the East West Banje Beach Club. During the day Banje is on of the most popular Dubrovnik beach .
From 08 PM until 03 AM it turns into the most extravagant nighttime party scene as one of the epitome of beach entertainment.
It’s a hot spot for all sorts of party-goers.It’s an inevitable meeting venue of celebrities, models and locals who come to see and to be seen. MTV and Playboy have held private parties in this club, which is one of the most fashionable Dubrovnik nightlife venue.
Revelin Club – Set in the tower of the same name, the Revelin club attracts a crowd of young people who are always ready to party.
A lot of leading Croatian pop and rock groups perform here throughout the year. In summer, there will probably be an international DJ appearing here every weekend throughout the season.
Where is Revelin? If you enter the Old town of Dubrovnik through Ploce gate (east entrance to the old town), Revelin Fortress is approximately 100 m straight from the entrance.
Latino Club Fuego – Located just near Pile gate in Brsalje street ° 11, this club has became the center of Dubrovnik nightlife.
Even its name Latino can deceive you as you won’t hear too much of Latin music, this club is a late-night spot in town with commercial radio hits to modern disco rhythms.
Club is open daily in high season while the rest of the year, is limited to Thursday-Sunday nights. In high season works from 23 PM to 06 AM.
Dubrovnik nightlife – Live Music Bars
Some bars at the city’s stylish hotels often have live music in the evenings with panoramic views of the Old Town where you can watch the sunset over the sea.
- Abakus Piano Bar – is one of the most famous and most visited bars in Dubrovnik, located at fancy Excelsior hotel . This bar offers an astonishing view of the Adriatic Sea, the Old Town of Dubrovnik and the unforgettable sunset.
- Sunset Bar at refined Hotel Dubrovnik is a prime spot for happy hour and live music while watching the sunset. You can enjoy live piano music whilste chatting to friends on the terrace, or just sit back and relax.