Celebrated for its ancient buildings, narrow streets, cobbled roads, rich history, film scenes, and cordial community, Dubrovnik is a must-visit destination for both local and international tourists. While most articles on the town focus on its historical and filming sites, this piece takes you through places to have fun after dark.
Revelin Culture Club
Located in an angular medieval fortress on the eastern edge of Dubrovnik, Revelin Culture Club has spiced Dubrovnik's after-dark life since 2011. The venue is a product of 16th-century military architecture, featuring a stark interior of exposed rock walls, vaulted ceilings, and arched aisle spaces.
Revelin Culture Club provides a world-class all-night disco experience with top-chart DJs and performers. It has previously hosted celebrated international DJs such as Paul Van Dyke, Boy George, R3HAB, and Fatboy Slim. The club is open between 11 pm and 6 am from June to October 1st, after which it is only open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Cave Bar More
Cave Bar More delivers an awesome, unique twist to partying. The "More" part of the name is pronounced as "Moor-ay." You could call this bar a hidden gem, stashed in the basement of Hotel More, yet complete with subtle lighting, comfy wicker chairs, outdoor tables and an upstairs view of Lapad Bay.
The bar's interior also features rock formations with stalagmites and stalactites. It offers a variety of local beers and cocktails that complement a romantic night in Dubrovnik. The place is also available for private events. Opening hours are from 10 am to midnight every day.
Banje Beach Club
Banje, a picturesque, sandy beach with stunning Dubrovnik Old Town views, is transformed from a seaside relaxation hotspot with fine Mediterranean dining by day to one of the best cocktail bar clubs at night. It provides a modern design, indoor/ outdoor seating, a serene atmosphere, regular DJs, and music performances.
The venue is open every day from 10 pm to 5 am and is renowned for high-end fashionable parties. Still, it is reasonably priced and worth every penny.
Marin Držić Theatre
For those who want a more cultural experience away from the drinking environment, Marin Držić Theatre is just the place. It is a 19th century theatre that launched in 1865, borrowing its name from the celebrated 16th-century renaissance comedy writer Marin Držić.
The beautiful Italian-style theatre is located in the heart of Old Town next to Knezev Dvor (Town Hall). It has a 250-seat capacity and stages music performances, contemporary dance, and French playwrights acting in Croatian. Opening hours are from 9 am to 12 pm on weekdays and 6 pm to 8 pm on show days.
Dubrovnik a pearl at night as well - Photo Canva
Merit Casino Libertas
One of the most visited places at night in Dubrovnik is Merit Casino Libertas, located at Liechtensteinov Put. The company runs several other establishments in various regions, including Merit Crystal Cove and Merit Royal in Girne, Merit Lefkoşa, Merit Brand in Bulgaria, Merit Cyprus in Gazimağusa, and more.
Merit Casino Libertas does not stand among the largest in the world but offers a unique gambling experience within a luxurious five-star hotel in a picturesque location. You can expect about 8 slot machines and 14 tables with popular games such as Super Poker, Texas Hold’em, Trip Poker, Double Pay Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, etc.
The establishment opens from 6 pm to 2 am, much like many others in the region, so you might have better luck with some of the online casino games out there if you wish to have a gambling experience outside the regular evening hours.
Slavika Open Air Cinema
Another great option for those who wish to skip the usual barroom routine is the open-air cinema in the suburb of Boninovo, near Old City. It delivers a great nightly cinema experience under the summer star-lit sky and an ideal romantic environment for a perfect date night. It also includes a limited catering venue and occasionally hosts cultural events.
D'Vino Wine Bar
This exotic wine bar is located in the heart of Dubrovnik's Old Town. It boasts knowledgeable, friendly waitpersons and an impressive range of imported and local wines.
You also get soothing music, candlelight, and an opportunity to learn about the history and techniques of the region's winery. D'Vino opens from 10 am to 11 pm.
Another one for wine lovers, La Bodega, is housed in a stone building at the centre of Old Town, near St. Blasius Church. It is a superior wine cellar and an antique tavern that gives you access to a whopping 250 Croatian wine labels and fine ham and cheese snacks.
The evenings at La Bodega usher in a lively atmosphere filled with music and dancing, running until 2 am.
Dubrovnik Summer Festival
Closing our list of places to have fun at night in Dubrovnik is the festival that fills the summer air in Dubrovnik with opera, jazz concerts, theatre, dances, and films, all running concurrently. This festival is just the place for the cultured, art-loving, and fun-filled individuals.
The festival has been going down for over 70 years, attracting many local and international artists to serenade visitors each time. You can expect at least 40 programmes scattered across 16 locations during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which is held between the 10th of July and the 25th of August every year.