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Best nightlife in Dubrovnik

Relatively peaceful over winter, Dubrovnik's nightlife scene is buzzing during the summer months. Many of the bars and clubs are located in the Old Town area and even within the old city walls, as well as some fantastic waterfront venues. Being true to the area, it's an elegant scene with live jazz music and exclusive wine bars - so be sure to check out our great range of cheap holidays to Dubrovnik to try some of our favourite haunts for yourself.

Fantastic views at Buza

Walk through a tiny doorway situated in the seaward-facing city walls and decide which of the rocky outposts hovering above the sea you'd like to sit on for a drink. From here you can even clamber down for a swim. This bar is popular with locals and particularly romantic at night by candlelight.

A real taste of Croatia at D'Vino Wine Bar

Dubrovnik and the surrounding areas boast some of the best wines in the country, and if you really want to get a taste of what's on offer, D'Vino serves a fine selection of these wines by the glass or bottle. Located in an alleyway, it's a cosy venue with exposed stonewalls, a terracotta tile floor and soft music playing in the background.

Live music at Jazz Cafe Troubadour

If you're after a bit of live jazz and rock, this tiny bar is the place to head, with outdoor performances taking place most nights during the summer months. It's owned by the Van Bloemen family, the founders of the iconic Troubadour in Earl's Court – a coffee house and music venue where Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and more played.

Get in with the hip crowd at Eastwest

This chic beach club turns into a bar and fish restaurant later on in the evening, before becoming a nightclub with iridescent lights and sofas around the dancefloor as the night draws in. It's a hip venue with live DJs, and the open-air lounge on the roof stays open until the day breaks.

Ancient and modern outlooks at 360°

A Dubrovnik holiday is the ideal time to sample true Mediterranean cuisine, and after enjoying a meal in this modern restaurant you won't have to go far for after-dinner drinks. The modern interior complements the battlements of the city's old walls, where it's located, and the stunning outdoor lounge provides unrivalled views of the city and shimmering sea.

Fine wines and cheese at La Bodega

Located near the Rector's Palace in the Old Town, this is a well-thought-out venue located in a 17th century stone building. Staggered over four floors, it's an impressive space with mismatched furniture, low lighting and chilled music. It was one of the first venues to introduce easy wine afternoons, complete with prosciutto and a vast selection of cheese from the region.

A unique experience at Cave Bar More

Part of the boutique More Hotel, this bar is located in a limestone cave. A lift from the restaurant above will transport you down to the bar for some late-night drinking, and if you're after something exclusive the small cave areas with lit stalagmites and stalactites can offer this.

Somewhere to get refreshed at NoneNina Bar

This bar offers a shady oasis within the Old Town. It's a popular place for people watching, but as it's a bit away from the main streets it shouldn't get too hectic. They offer a selection of beverages including soft drinks, beers, spirits, wines and cocktails.

Dance the night away at Culture Club Reveller

This nightclub is located within the city walls and is a stunning venue to dance the night away. Expect lively dance shows, while there's a veritable selection of drinks available. This club attracts a mix of revellers including locals and those from further afield.

Off the beaten track at Cafe Bar Libertina

Situated down a narrow street and slightly off the beaten track is this pub-style venue. The walls are adorned with old photos and paintings, and if you're lucky the barman will give you a potted history of the place.