A hole in the wall by the Sea. A wine and charcuterie lovers dream. The local favourite. A famous beach club. A top 100 House club. A hidden Gem and a Cave with more.
Inside the historic city walls, Dubrovnik is home to various historical, artistic and cultural delights, hence why it is widely known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Taking it all in is difficult, as the intricate network of cobblestone paths lead you to many hidden corners, home to restaurants, bars and nightclubs! When deciding on where to spend your night out, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Dubrovnik! Whether it’s wild all-night parties, or perhaps something a little tamer and authentic, Dubrovnik has it all and our top picks are here!
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. Wander around the Church of St Blaise, past Hemingway Bar and the cathedral until you’re on a side street facing the Adriatic Sea and Italy. Buža gets its name from its entrance – a small hole (buža) in the side of the city walls that leads you to a beach bar perched on the cliffs, where you’ll contemplate diving off the cliff into the warm waters below. It is nestled on the outside of the city walls, facing the sea, and offers beautiful views of the island of Lokrum.
Note: the place is usually packed with foreigners and the prices reflect that - but the views are to die for!
2. D'Vino Wine Bar
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. Come in, take a seat and enjoy a spot of wine tasting and indulge in one of D'Vinos cheese and meat platters. D'Vino has always been a favourite with the locals due to its location in the main centre of the Old Town, friendly staff and a great selection of local wines. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed!
3. Buzz Bar
Not to be confused with Buza Bar, Buzz Bar is a popular local establishment to enjoy a coffee, local craft beer, local wine and delicious cocktails. Located down a back street parallel to Stradun (Main Street), Buzz bar is set amongst a number of small cafes that are packed rain hail or shine! If beer is your vice the local beer selection at Buzz Bar is a must-try with Grička vještica, Zmajsko pivo, San Servolo, Dva klasa the picks. The cafe is known for its great atmosphere and friendly staff, where you will often see the owner on the floor greeting guests. If you find yourself in Dubrovnik on a Friday night you’ll get to experience live music from 9 pm, and is truly the highlight of the week at Buzz Bar.
Note: Buzz Bar is one of the only places in Dubrovnik you can get coffee all night!
4. Banje Beach Club
The next one on the list is pretty much a must-see. The Banje Beach Club is located right outside the city walls on the city’s most popular pebble beach. With a combination of indoor and outdoor areas, luxury beach zone, VIP dining area, pop lounge and one of the hottest nightclubs in Dubrovnik, the Banje Beach club is the perfect place to relax or party to your heart's content. 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
Put your party hat on, and make your way to Dubrovnik’s “super-club” located inside a 500-year-old medieval fortress! If you’re ready to play up, then Culture Club Revelin is something you will NOT want to miss. Voted in DJ Mag’s top 100 clubs in the world, Culture Club Revelin attracts big acts throughout the year including big names such as Fat Boy Slim, Fedde Le Grande, Claptone, Carl Cox, and Mark Knight to name a few. If the resident DJ’s are playing, it’s still a great place to go to after your usual run around the city as it’s open until early morning hours, and plays the modern House music you’ll find at any of the top nightclubs you’ll find in London or Ibiza.
6. Bistro Izvor Dubrovnik
This is one of our favourite place in the whole of Dubrovnik! Escape the hustle and bustle of the main city, 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’ll still have the time to visit all the other places in the Old Town). Due to its location outside of the main tourist part of the city, you can find fantastic local wines and delicacies at more than reasonable prices.
7. Cave Bar More
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, you can have a morning coffee, spend the afternoon sipping cocktails, or finish the day with a glass of the finest champagne or cognac.
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!
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