Pula drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Pula


This artsy hideaway, 2km south of the centre in Veruda, has a cosy wood-beamed interior, eclectic objects and rock portraits on the walls, dim lighting, South American tiling and a great garden terrace out the back.…
Top Choice Bar in Pula


Occupying the porch of a decaying Habsburg-era mansion, this hip, dishevelled bar is an oasis of boho cool with a long cocktail menu and a laid-back clientele.
Cafe in Pula


Housed in a former bank on the Forum (the huge safe is used as a storeroom), this is Pula's hippest cafe, scattered with random Tito-era furniture, the remnants of wall frescoes, painted ceiling beams, art by up-and…
Bar in Pula

Caffe Uliks

A statue of James Joyce greets you at the entrance to this bar named after his famous novel (which occupies the ground floor of a building where Joyce taught English). Inside it's all brass, backlit stained glass, d…
Cafe in Pula

Cyber Cafe

The name marks it as one of a dying breed, but this colourful, art-strewn cafe is no digital dinosaur. Yes, there are a couple of free internet terminals, but most people come here to sip on a coffee or a beer in th…
Club in Pula

Club Uljanik

Going strong since the 1960s, the legendary Pula club these days caters to a young party crowd who come for its range of themed weekend parties and Thursday student nights.
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Pietas Julia

This slick bar on the harbour, next to the rowing club, really comes into its own late on summer weekends when it stays open till 5am. During the day, there are breakfasts and snacks. The seats on the footpath are n…
Beach Bar in Pula


Après-beach fun is on the menu at this beach bar in Saccorgiana Bay on Verudela. Inside, large photos of revolutionaries (Che, Tito, Ho Chi Minh, Michael Collins) form a backdrop to table football matches and late-n…
Cafe in Pula

Caffe Bar Scala

Stop at this humble cafe-bar for outdoor seating with an unrivalled view down into the amphitheatre. The view and the cheapish drinks make it a good place to take a sightseeing break.
Bar in Pula

Scandal Express

It doesn't live up to the intrigue implied by its name, but this vaguely train-carriage-themed place is a popular local gathering spot.