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Dubrovnik Nightlife

Despite its city-break allure, Dubrovnik isn’t known for its raucous nightlife. However, there are still numerous options for a lively night out.

While Dubrovnik’s cultural scene is relatively rich, festivals tend to make up the city’s event’s calendar, rather than one-off performances. This means that there are prolonged periods with only occasional events taking place. When things do happen, though, they’re generally worth the wait.


Bars in Dubrovnik


One of the most buzzing bars in Dubrovnik also happens to be one of the smallest. It’s worth squeezing down the tiny lane off the Stradun and into D’Vino if you fancy trying out some excellent Croatian and international wines. The vaulted interior is very inviting when the weather turns chilly.

Address: Old Town, Palmitoćeva 4a, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 203 211 230

Malvasija Wine Bar

Your Old Town stroll is worth an interruption – visit this rustic wine bar and try the local varieties historic to the region. The wine list is extensive, but make sure to sample Plavac Mali, Posip, Grk and Malvasija dubrovacka, as chances are you won’t come across them elsewhere in town. 

Address: , Dropčeva 4, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 20 794 557


Right opposite the Rector’s Palace, NoneNina (formerly known as Hemingway), attracts the cocktail-sipping set with its wicker lounge chairs perfect to settle into for an afternoon of people-watching in the Old Town.

Address: , Pred Dvorom 4, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 98 825 844.

Onofrio Ice Bar

Swap your summer gear for a hooded poncho and cool down in Dubrovnik’s very own ice bar, the first of its kind in Croatia. Check out the ice sculptures while sipping on a Mai Tai at -5C (23F). Warm back up on the ground floor’s bar or check out the Korean restaurant also in the building. 

Address: , Poljana Paska Miločevića 3, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 91 152 0257

Clubs in Dubrovnik

Banje Beach Club

Seafood restaurant by day, this beach side establishment transforms into a trendy club in the night. If bling is your thing, you’ll feel right at home. The music tends towards the more fashionable edges of electronica, but the atmosphere veers more towards cocktails than raves.

Address: , Frana Supila 10/b, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 20 412 220.


Skybar is a popular nightclub drawing a young crowd with a lounge vibe and well-priced drinks. Parties run until 6am and feature resident DJs spinning modern Balkan beats to accompany flashy light shows.

Address: , Brsalje 3, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 91 420 2094.

Live music in Dubrovnik

Club Lazareti

An alternative arts-based club with regular dance nights, this venue near the Old Town’s beach also hosts live performances. Dubrovnik’s outlet for anything avant-garde, three separate performance spaces promote less commercial genres and put on small-scale festivals as well as film nights.

Address: , Frana Supila 8, Dubrovnik, 20000

Hard Jazz Caffe Troubadour

In what is a rarity for Dubrovnik, this local institution near the cathedral puts on live acts most nights, especially during the summer months. Most of the music tends to fall under either jazz or blues, but there are occasional exceptions. The bar itself has a pub-like ambiance and quite a few outside tables.

Address: , Bunićeva Poljana 2, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone: +385 20 323 476.

Rector’s Palace

During the summer months, the atmospheric courtyards of the Rector’s Palace and the Sponza Palace double as cultural venues, especially during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. Their medieval surroundings make them especially popular for classical concerts and traditional dance performances.

Address: , Pred Dvorom 3, Dubrovnik, 20000

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