Must-see nightlife in Dubrovnik

  • The entrance to Bard is literally a 'hole in the city walls'

    Bard Mala Buža


    The more upmarket and slick of two cliff bars pressed up against the seaward side of the city walls. This one is lower on the rocks and has a shaded…

  • The main entrance into the Cave bar

    Cave Bar More


    This little beach bar serves coffee, snacks and cocktails to bathers reclining by the dazzlingly clear waters of Lapad Bay, but that's not the half of it …

  • D'vino


    If you're interested in sampling top-notch Croatian wine, this convivial bar is the place to go. As well as a large and varied wine list, it offers…

  • Buža


    Finding this ramshackle bar-on-a-cliff feels like a real discovery as you duck and dive around the city walls and finally see the entrance tunnel. However…

  • The poker-face entrance of Dubrovnik Beer Factory hides a splendid interior

    Dubrovnik Beer Factory


    The name might mislead you: this isn't, in fact, a brewery, but the selection of Croatian craft beer is good enough to justify the tag. Still, with huge…

  • The front of Buzz Bar in Dubrovnik

    Buzz Bar


    Appropriately named, this buzzy little bar is rocky and relaxed, with craft beer and cocktails being the main poisons – aside from those being exhaled by…

  • Dubrovnik Beer Company


    The first (and only) brewery in Dubrovnik occupies an industrial-style hangar near the main bus station. The taproom serves a standard lager, IPA, pale…

  • BAR by Azur


    The BAR can be summed up in three words: classy, cosy, cocktails! With retro armchairs, photo displays and a rug-covered floor, its spacious (nonsmoking!)…

  • Kop


    For a quiet coffee or a relaxed breakfast in a romantic neighbourhood setting, sit at the Kop's upper terrace. For mind-blowing views of Fort Lawrence …

  • Malvasija


    Named after the white wine produced in the neighbouring Konavle region, this tiny bar is a good spot to sample the local drop. The delicious cheese and…

  • Rock Caffe Exit


    Favoured by local rockers and metalheads, this little wood-lined upstairs bar hosts regular live acts. At other times, it's a surprisingly pleasant place…

  • Tavulin


    Claiming a relatively quiet corner of the old town, this cute little 'wine and art bar' pours a plethora of wine by the glass, sourced from all over the…

  • Revelin


    Housed within the vast vaulted chambers of Fort Revelin, this is Dubrovnik's most impressive club space, with famous international DJs dropping in during…

  • Coral Beach Club


    Spreading out along a fine stretch of pebbles, this swanky beach bar rents out luxurious loungers and serves cocktails to the bronzed souls reclining on…

  • Gradska Kavana Arsenal restaurant

    Gradska kavana Arsenal


    Locals come here to gossip about the news of the day or for business meetings, while travellers come for the location and the views. Chandeliers…

  • The menu at Gaffe compliments beers and games perfectly



    With an authentically pub-like interior and a covered side terrace, plus Guinness, O’Hara stout and Westons cider on tap, this is always the busiest place…

  • Škar Winery is set in an old stone house

    Lekri – Škar Winery


    With its vineyards on Pelješac Peninsula, Škar is unusual in that it actually produces its wine in Dubrovnik. Pop in for a tour (Tuesdays, Thursdays and…

  • Razonoda wine bar is housed inside the 5* boutique hotel the Pucić Palace



    Dark wood and moody lighting make this a refined option for wine and tapas. The lengthy wine list (more than 70 available by the glass) is best navigated…

  • Glam Cafe highlights Croatian craft beers

    Glam Beer Therapy


    This little cafe-bar is the best place in Dubrovnik to sample a selection of Croatian craft beer.

  • Banje Beach


    By day this upmarket outfit on Banje Beach rents out sun loungers and umbrellas, and serves drinks to the bathers who come here to relax and rehydrate…

  • Cogito


    Serious coffee devotees should seek out this diminutive branch of Zagreb's premier roasters, hidden under an arch on the way to the Maritime Museum. The…

  • Victoria


    Set in blissful gardens with a tinkling fountain, the terrace bar of the Villa Oršula is a wonderful place to dress up, sip cocktails and watch the sun as…

  • Troubadour


    Tucked into a corner behind the cathedral, Troubadour looks pretty nondescript during the day. That all changes on summer nights, when jazz musicians set…

  • Karaka


    Guinness and O'Hara's on tap, sport on the TV, occasional live music: Karaka ticks all of the requisite Irish pub boxes.

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