Whether you’re looking for a few beers overlooking the city walls, or a few fancy cocktails, you’ll find your perfect drinking spot in Dubrovnik!

When deciding on where to spend your night out entirely depends on exactly what it is you’re looking for. Wild all-night parties, or perhaps something a little more tame and authentic, like little spots that locals frequent away from the crowds, but packed with fun and excitement?

Here’s our pick of the very best bars in Dubrovnik. Bottoms up!

1. Buža Bar

Let’s kick this list off with Buža Bar. It’s a must see and you’ve all probably already heard about it. Buža gets its name from its entrance – a small hole (buža) in the side of the city walls that leads you to a great (albeit often overcrowded) beach bar perched on the cliffs. It is nestled on the outside of the city walls, facing the sea, and offers beautiful views of the island of Lokrum.

Be warned; the place is usually packed with foreigners and the prices reflect that - but the views are to die for!

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2. D'Vino Wine Bar

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Tucked away down a side street in the heart of the Old Town, D'Vino has a reputation for being one of the coolest little hangouts in Dubrovnik and has an incredible selection of fine local and imported wines. Come in, take a seat and enjoy a spot of wine tasting and indulge in one of D'Vinos food platters. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed!

3. Buzz Bar

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Not to be confused with Buza Bar, Buzz Bar is a popular local establishment to enjoy a coffee, home made beer, local wine and delicious cocktails. Located down a street parallel to Stradun (Main Street), Buzz bar is known for its great atmosphere and friendly staff. During the summer season on weekends, you can listen to live music and dance to pop rock and Latino rhythms.

4. EastWest Beach Club on Banje Beach

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The next one on the list is pretty much a must-see. EastWest bar is located right outside the city walls on the city’s most popular pebble beach. It’s open around the clock. During the day it’s a beach bar but transforms into a nightclub as soon as the sun sets.

Go there if you’re ready to rub elbows with every tourist visiting the city, which isn’t always a bad thing. We highly recommend it because the views of the Old Town and Lokrum are spectacular!

5. Culture Club Revelin

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Put your party hat on. If you’re ready to play up, then culture Club Revelin is something you will NOT want to miss out on! Revelin is a great place to go to after your usual run around the city – it’s open until early morning hours and there are usually concerts and performances happening.

It’s also located inside an old fort in the city walls so you get to see inside the colossus you’ve walked over a day earlier!

6. Bistro Izvor Dubrovnik

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This is one of our favourite place in the whole of Dubrovnik – it’s out of the way but so worth it! Bistro Izvor is located at the spring of river Ombla in the suburbs of Dubrovnik called Mokošica. If you have the time, make sure to visit it. It’s open until well past midnight (not until early morning so you still have the time to visit all the other places in the Old Town).

They serve fantastic local wines and you can also try local delicacies at more than reasonable prices.

7. Cave Bar More

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As the name suggests, Cave bar More is located in a cave! It’s part of the President Valamar Hotel just outside the Old Town. You definitely don’t have to stay in the hotel to visit the bar though.

If you have the time you can relax in it during the day, listening to the serene crashing of the waves on the cliffs walls or you can come in the evening and party it up in the cave with the best selection of local wines that the city has to offer!