Ah, Dubrovnik. A city famous for ancient city walls, crystal clear Adriatic sea, and excessive alcohol consumption.
The first thing you should know about drinking in Croatia is that there’s plenty of it.
Fun fact: Croatia has been ranked an “impressive” 4th in the world out of 186 countries for alcohol consumption.
Drinking Laws – The minimum age for buying alcohol in Croatia is 18, but there is no minimum age for consuming it. Croatia has strict laws concerning drinking and driving; the legal blood alcohol content is 0.05 percent. In 2003, the country briefly implemented zero-tolerance but found it to be unworkable and adjusted the law in 2008. There is a law that prohibits drinking in public. Although I’ve never heard of anyone getting fined, it is uncommon to see people carrying open alcohol around, so you will stick out. Alcohol packages can be bought in markets, wine stores, and some souvenir shops.
So, where to drink in Dubrovnik? We will help you discover the best bars in Dubrovnik for every type of drinker.
Whether you are a casual drinker, an alcoh… I mean „social drinker“, there is a perfect bar for you.
Pick your poison!
1. Beach Bar Dodo
Beach bar with swings!
No, the swing bar is not a wife-swapping venue, as the name suggests. Rather, it’s a seat suspended by ropes or chains, on which someone may sit and swing back and forth.
Tired of the busy bars inside the Old Town? Check out this beach bar!
Located in the Pile area, beneath fort Lovrjenac, this bar is a bit secluded and away from the crowds. It is is a great place to relax with beautiful views out to the sea.
The beach is just 30 meters down the stairs so you can go for a swim after a few cocktails, or before, preferably.
Beach Bar Dodo is one bar that those in the know are trying to keep secret.
It’s local’s favorite place, so you know it’s gotta be good.
Relaxed summer vibes with chill lounge music… Just how summer should be.
Phone : +385 91 443 2826
Address: Sulic beach, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
2. Cave Bar More
Have a cocktail inside a cave!
Visit the unique natural cave and relax sipping your cocktail or enjoy the divine beauty of the best sunset in Dubrovnik while listening to the soothing sound of the sea.
Cave bar More, which has featured in a number of the ‘Best Bars in the World’ lists, is located in a natural cave split into 3 levels beneath the hotel More in Lapad, just outside of the Old Town.
You can sit inside or outside. To get full cave experience, there is a section with the glass floor so you can see both stalagmites and stalactites. It is a great place to get cool in the hot weather.
It’s also great to sit outside, there is a large balcony overlooking the stunning bay where you can sit right next to the water and watch the sunset.
If you are looking for a unique thing to do in Dubrovnik, this is a place for you!
Cave bar More is open from April 1st till November 1st.
Phone : +385 20 494 200
Address: Šetalište Nika i Meda Pucića 13, 20000, Dubrovnik
3. D’vino Wine Bar Dubrovnik
Best wine bar in Dubrovnik!
No visit to Dubrovnik would be complete without a visit to this wine bar.
For all the wine experts looking for a wide selection of wines, look no further.
D’vino has an impressive selection of fine domestic and imported wine available by the glass, bottle, and in tasting servings. The guys working there have exceptional knowledge when it comes to wine.
Located in a secluded side street in the middle of busy Dubrovnik, this charming bar offers an intimate atmosphere. It’s a comfortable, modern, intimate space to enjoy a drink – with a few seats outside in summer.
D’vino Wine Bar takes Croatian wines seriously and in order to help you can buy a ‘wine flight’ either samples from the same grape or the same vineyard.
The wine flight is a great idea and a good way to familiarise yourself with the basics of Croatian wine. If only you could try it all…
Yummy meat-and-cheese platters are tailor-made to complement the wine.
The only problem with this bar is the hangover you’ll have the next day, depending on how much wine you „taste“.
D’Vino Wine Bar Dubrovnik also serve breakfast 10:00-12:00.
Phone : +385 20 321 130
Address: Palmotićeva ul. 4a, 20000, Dubrovnik
4. The Bar By Azur
If you’re into your cocktails, this is the in place to be!
The bar by Azur is known for having the best cocktails in Dubrovnik. If not Croatia. If not Europe.
Don’t believe us? Go and see for yourself.
The owners, two brothers, have a simple philosophy. High quality, fair pricing, and really fun yet chilled atmosphere. Brothers are friendly, welcoming and insightful about drinks.
The atmosphere here is great with dim lighting, comfy chairs, and superb music, from smooth jazz and Motown to rock classics.
This welcoming bar is the classiest bar in all Dubrovnik, with the dark exterior and dark interior that features cool matt-black stylings and comfy chairs in pop-art colors.
It’s also a great place for those perfect mid-century moderne Instagram pics.
This bar balances the cocktail and classic Old Town scene perfectly. High-quality drinks with really delicious bar dishes to match.
In case you have difficulty deciding there is a fun cocktail menu with a spinning wheel to select your drink. Spicy, tropical, creamy… You name it.
This place is a must if you are looking for the best bar in Dubrovnik!
Phone : +385 20 454 477
Address: Kunićeva ul. 5, 20000, Dubrovnik
5. Celtic Bar Belfast
Beer, a lot of it!
A must-visit place (for any Celtic supporter especially) if you are staying in the Lapad area.
This authentic local spot has the cheapest drinks you’ll find in Dubrovnik, with a large selection of beer and other beverages, with high quality on top of that.
Celtic Bar Belfast is one of the best bars in Dubrovnik. If you want to meet local folks and experience a night out how the locals do it then this is the bar for you.
Friendly service, great people, a mix of locals and tourists and a lot of fun.
Make sure you visit this bar for a memorable night out!
Phone : +385 91 232 4597
Address: Ul. Marka Marulića 19, 20000, Dubrovnik
6. Soul Caffe & Rakhija Bar
One of the few places in Dubrovnik to hear live music!
Dead End Alley=Quiet Place.
Tucked away in a tiny dead-end alleyway you’ll find the coziest jazz cafe/bar in Dubrovnik with a very mystique atmosphere accompanied by live music….
Come here for the secluded, off-the-beaten-path vibe, away from the hustle and bustle!
Old movies projected onto the wall add a nice touch to the atmosphere.
Let the beautiful sound of cello drifting down the side street draw you into this lovely alleyway.
Try some rakija, a lot of it! Did you know that rakija is the cure for everything?
A toothache? Drink some rakija.
Stomachache? Drink some rakija.
Depressed? Drink some rakija.
Just had a breakup? Drink some rakija.
You’ve got the point.
Walnut, blueberry, mistletoe, cherry, grapes, fig, plum… Try them all.
The atmosphere is absolutely perfect, low lighting, comfy seating. If you’re looking for a unique bar experience in Dubrovnik, this is a place for you.
Phone : +385 95 199 8507
Address: Uska ul. 5, 20000, Dubrovnik
7. Coral Beach Club
A perfect place for those who seek luxury!
Located on the Babin Kuk (northern end of the Lapad peninsula) Cava Beach has recently been equipped with the Coral Beach Club, a place to relax in sheer luxe beach style.
The Coral Beach Club has all the makings of a great beach club: great views, fantastic setup, king-size lounges, VIP lounges, a bar, cocktails flowing, masseuses etc. There is a DJ providing great surround music, but not too loud.
It feels very chilled out, somewhat luxurious and exclusive.
Beach offers spectacular views of the crystal clear sea and the lush Daksa Island.
Cava Beach has a trendy tropical vibe, you will feel like you have been teleported to some exotic destination at the other part of the world.
Phone : +385 99 323 9430
Address: Ul. Ivana pl. Zajca 30, 20000, Dubrovnik
8. Buzz Bar
“Buzz” is relaxed. “Drunk” is a bad roller coaster.
You’ll be buzzing about this bar for sure after a visit!
The Buzz Bar is tucked away on Prijeko street, the street parallel with the main street Stradun, just a few steps from it.
This is a regularly visited place by locals, in fact, it has become a synonym for going out for drinks for young locals.
Sit outside to enjoy the excellent people-watching experience, surrounded by nice restaurants.
Given the very high prices in the Old Town, this is one of the cheapest bars in Dubrovnik!
Carefully selected rock, pop, and jazz, guaranteed to make the nice atmosphere in this laid back place.
This little gem has a great choice of gins, local draught and craft beers, grappas and cocktails.
The welcoming and positive vibe, friendly staff, fair prices, and great location are reasons why Buzz bar made it onto our list of the best bars in Dubrovnik.
Phone : +385 20 321 025
Address: Prijeko ul. 21, 20000, Dubrovnik
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