8 Best Things To Do At Night In Dubrovnik, Croatia

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As a traveler, I must admit that Dubrovnik is certainly a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered by tourists. With its extraordinary Old Town, allowing you to open the door to a splendid world of ancient walls, gates, and fascinating sculptures, Dubrovnik is without a doubt a must-see spot that deserves explorers’ attention year-round.

1. Whereabouts in Dubrovnik

View of Dubrovnik Old Town at night
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Regardless of its stony character, Dubrovnik is definitely not a stranger to exciting experiences when the sun goes down. Not only does it offer a lovely range of unique bars, cozy cafes, and restaurants, but it also impresses with an extraordinary architecture which has become its signature. From bars opening great views of the sea and the Old Town Quarter, to great restaurants serving delicious food in the style of Old Dubrovnik - here, you can lose perception of time while contemplating the magical landscape of Dubrovnik.

2. Buza Bar offers the most enchanting views

Croatia 2010 Buza Bar
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Have you heard of the famous Buza Bar in Dubrovnik? If not, then you certainly must visit it when you are in and around the city. Perching high up on a southern wall, the prominent Buza Bar provides incredible landscapes of the Adriatic Dalmatia when the sun sinks in at dusk. This is not only a great bar but a lovely place offering breath-taking views of Southern Dalmatia being Buza Bar’s most famous feature. As wonderful as it is, Buza Bar is hardly found on tourist brochures meaning that you should put your best effort into finding it. For this goal, you had better follow the strict signs which may say something like “Cold beverages/drinks with the most exceptional views".

Buza Bar invites visitors over to enjoy a cold drink on the side of the city’s cliff walls. The famous bar with the most striking panoramic views bears the appealing name Buza, which in translation simply means a “hole in the wall”. The location of this place has made it heavily desired and wanted, with tables and chairs set in a position that opens exceptional views over the city’s best features. Why visit it: travelers may enjoy a unique cold beverage at Buza Bar perching on a cliff wall while contemplating incredible scenery at sunset.

Buza Bar

Address: Crijevićeva ul. 9, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Price: Alcoholic beverages/beer from 5 USD

Open: 24 hours

Contact: +385 922978968

Website: Buza Bar

3. Cave Bar “More”: a bar nestled inside a cavern

Dubrovnik, Croatia
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The notable Cave Bar “More” is often described as a priceless gem worth visiting. The underground bar offers not only a refined cup of steaming coffee in the morning, but also alcoholic beverages and top cocktails to waste away the nights in Dubrovnik. Additionally, this place simply gives meaning to notions such as uniqueness and eccentricity. Over here you can just enjoy your time and contemplate the flight of the gulls soaring up in the sky while appreciating the sea’s murmur and whispering.

On your way in, you will certainly get a notion of what we’ve just presented, and believe it or not, this peculiar spot located in Lapad - sitting a short distance away from Dubrovnik – offers an unforgettable experience. Why visit it: don’t miss out on the chance of walking into a bizarre bar nestled inside a natural looking cavern. Ultimately, how many places do you know of that look like a naturally shaped cave?

Cave Bar “More”

Address: 11-, Šetalište Nika i Meda Pucića 12, 20000, Dubrovnik

Open: 10 am - 12 am

Price: Reasonable

Contact: +385 20494200

Website: Cave Bar “More”

4. La Bodega: taste a super wine selection

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Posted by La Bodega Dubrovnik on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

While still being on your sightseeing tour in and around the magnificent city of Dubrovnik, you should definitely stop by some of the most refined restaurants as well. La Bodega is surely a great example of a spot serving a superb wine and mouth-watering breakfast and brunch menu.

Why go there: La Bodega falls among the list of the best restaurants around here, which are also located within a short distance of the city’s best features and landmarks.

La Bodega

Address: Luža ul. 4, 20000, Dubrovnik

Open: 9 am-12 am

Price: Reasonable

Contact: +385 952342334

Website: La Bodega

5. Malvasija Wine Bar offers more than 60 wine varieties

Posted by Malvasija Wine bar on Monday, 21 November 2016

Here we go with another superb location which is undoubtedly all about tasting good food and enjoying a classy wine selection. Located in the Old Town part of the lovely city, Malvasija Wine Bar awaits first-time visitors with a diverse menu and a refined wine selection, going beyond 60 wine varieties.

Why go there: here you can try out a subtle diversity of wine that is available. The best part – the wine list is to be expanded, to improve and better the wine offerings to some of the most famous and preferred wine varieties, such as Pinot, Riesling, Chardonnay.

Malvasija Wine Bar

Address: Dropceva 4, Dubrovnik

Open: 5 pm - 2 am

Price: from 10 USD

Contact: +385 20794557

Website: Malvasija Wine Bar

6. D’Vino Wine Bar: an extraordinary spot in the heart of the Old Town

Posted by D'Vino Wine Bar Dubrovnik on Thursday, 25 June 2015

Another good day for wine lovers is yet to come – it’s time to celebrate life, love, and friendship and the great opportunities ahead at no other then D’Vino Wine Bar. Located right in the soft heart of Old Town, Dubrovnik, this heaven-like place offers a rich array of wine, the selection of which goes over 60!

Why go there: D’Vino Wine Bar is home to a refined wine diversity as it also provides a tranquil atmosphere that invites intimate conversations and an amazing time.

D’Vino Wine Bar

Address: Palmotićeva ul. 4A, 20000, Dubrovnik

Open: 10 am-2 am

Price: from 5 USD

Contact: +385 020321130

Website: D’Vino Wine Bar

7. Troubadour Jazz Cafe: "jazz it up" at the best cafe nearby


For the fans of live tunes, Dubrovnik offers an incredible venue all travelers can stop by for a lovely time. Why visit it: Troubadour seems to be the only one jazz bar in Dubrovnik where tourists are entertained by live jazz music. With this in mind, it looks like available seats are hardly found, so make sure you show up there earlier in the evening if you want to ease yourself in a seat.

Troubadour Jazz Cafe

Address: Street: Poljana 2

Open: 9 am-2 am

Price: from 20 USD

Contact: +385 020323476

Facebook: Troubadour Jazz Cafe

8. Ice bar Dubrovnik: the ultimate "icy" experience


Hot temperatures and desert-like sun can’t bother you when you know where to hide from the scorching summer sun. May your long-desired Mediterranean vacation not slip by without stopping at the world-recognized Ice Bar. Located next to the prominent Onofrio’s Fountain, the bizarre ice bar features landmarks of the city carved in the ice itself.

Why go there: The Ice Bar Dubrovnik is absolutely a great starting point for any traveler’s nightlife. Also, here you can hide away from the desert-like sun in the summer and enjoy a refreshing cocktail to cool off the senses.

Ice Bar Dubrovnik

Address: Poljana M.Drzhica 3, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia

Open: 9 am-2 am

Price: from 10 USD

Contact: +385 911520257

Facebook: Ice Bar Dubrovnik

Make the most of your Mediterranean trip

As you can see for yourself, Dubrovnik may be anything but a stranger to the exciting nightlife experience. From unique bars opening exceptional views over the city to underground ice and cave bars, it’s certainly no wonder why the Croatian City is deeply loved and preferred as a lavish destination worth exploring.

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Marina Yoveva is a creative thinker, adventurer, and a poetry lover. In her spare time, she loves reading, writing on her personal blog and spending time with her family and friends. She's also a...Read more

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