The best bars in Dubrovnik

The streets of Dubrovnik by night
Find the best bars in Dubrovnik, from the Old Town and beyond - Domingo Leiva/Domingo Leiva

Sleepy through winter, Dubrovnik nightlife wakes up with a vengeance come summer. From partying in Revelin Tower to exploring Dubrovnik's long-standing Summer Festival and sipping cocktails on the sea cliffs, the city has an array of exciting options.

Below our expert gives the low-down on Dubrovnik's best bars and nocturnal spots, while here are more in-depth guides devoted to the city's best hotels, restaurants and attractions, plus how to spend a weekend in Dubrovnik.

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Old Town

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Each summer since 1950, Dubrovnik's old town has become a backdrop for open-air cultural performances by internationally-renowned artists, including classical music, jazz, opera, theatre, dance and film. Expect classical music recitals in the courtyard of the Rector's Palace, Shakespeare plays on a terrace high above the sea at Lovrjenac Fortress, and ballet on the Revelin Tower roof terrace. Over the years, leading jazz pianists and world-class classical musicians have perfoemed here, along with prominent actors such as Daniel Day Lewis and Derek Jacobi.

Opening times: 10 Jul-25 Aug
Prices: £-£££

Dubrovnik Summer Festival
In summer Dubrovnik's Old Town provides a backdrop for open-air cultural performances


Hidden away in a narrow stone alley, this tiny wine bar is well worth a look for its friendly and knowledgeable waiters and sommeliers, who will introduce you to an impressive range of Croatian wines (by the glass or by the bottle), so you can sample each one and learn a little about the history and wine-making practices of regional wineries. They also offer wine tasting ‘flights’ (three reds; or three whites), accompanied by platters of cheese or cured meats. It's mellow and cosy, with a terracotta-tiled floor, candlelight and low-key music.
Prices: ££

D'Vino, dubrovnik
Come to D'Vino and sample an impressive range of Croatian wines and learn a little about each one


This makeshift open-air bar (working summer-only) is madly popular, but that's part of the fun. Accessed through a tiny doorway in the seaward-facing city walls, the view that opens before you is sublime – just sea and sky, with tables arranged on a series of levels on the rocks. You can even clamber down to the water for a swim. Like everything else in town, it is expensive. Don’t expect luxury – drinks are served in plastic cups (you get wooden cup-holders on the tables to stop your drinks blowing away when it's windy) – but the candlelight after dark makes it supremely romantic.

Prices: ££

Buza Bar, dubrovnik
Buza is accessed through a tiny doorway in the seaward-facing city walls

Outside Old Town

Cave Bar More

In a natural cave, completed with wonderful rock formations and subtle lighting, you'll find this extraordinarily romantic bar in the basement of Hotel More (pronounced 'moor-ay', which means 'sea'). Expect half a dozen tables, secluded amid stalactites and stalagmites, and a choice of cocktails and local beers. They also have outdoor tables and comfy wicker chairs on a series of terraces, right by the water's edge, overlooking Lapad Bay – come for a sunset aperitif, and watch the sky change from blue to orange, red to purple.

Prices: ££

Cave Bar More, Dubrovnik
Cave Bar More is located in a natural cave

Slavica open-air cinema

Open-air summer cinema is something of an institution in Dalmatia, and Kino Slavica dates back to 1950. Set in a walled garden with pine trees, high above the sea, on the road from the Old Town to Lopud peninsular, it makes a lovely venue for watching a film below a star-lit sky on a balmy summer evening. Expect European art-house films and black-and-white classics (mainly English, with Croatian sub-titles). Listings might include the works of Ken Loach or 'Casablanca' starring Humphrey Bogart. It also stages occasional concerts by local bands.

Prices: £

Kino Slavica, dubrovnik
Open-air summer cinema is something of an institution in Dalmatia - MARTIN STOLWORTHY

Fratellos Prosecco Bar

Owned by three brothers, this open-air prosecco bar stands in a terraced garden high above the coast, next to the lovely Slavica summer cinema. Lying a 10-minute walk west of the old town, it's approached up a flight of stone steps, slightly hidden from the road. It offers superb views over the open sea, and is especially enchanting at sunset. They serve a selection of sparkling wines, cocktails and delicious tapas-style snacks at candle-lit tables, and stage occasional live jazz. Discrete, romantic and wonderfully relaxed – and they do an excellent brunch too.

Prices: ££


In the 16th-century Revelin Tower, just outside the city walls, near Ploče Gate, Revelin is Dubrovnik's only real nightclub. Approached up stone steps, it has three spaces with exposed stonewalls and vaulted ceilings, connected by big open archways, and a huge terrace. The historic setting makes an impressive venue for summer dance parties –international DJ's including Fatboy Slim and Boy George have played here, and Paul Oakenfold is scheduled for 2024. In winter, it hosts occasional concerts by popular Balkan musicians, such as Severina, as well as a huge New Year's party.

Prices: ££

Revelin, dubrovnik
Revelin is Dubrovnik's only real nightclub and is housed in the historic Revelin Tower

How we choose

Every bar, venue or experience in this curated list has been tried and tested by our destination expert, who has visited to provide you with their insider perspective. We cover a range of budgets and styles, from casual pubs to exquisite cocktail bars – to best suit every type of traveller – and consider the service, drinks, atmosphere and price in our recommendations. We update this list regularly to keep up with the latest openings and provide up to date recommendations.