The Best Places to Stay for Nightlife in Croatia | Quality Villas

the best places to stay for nightlife in croatia

Whether you’re a hardcore partygoer or prefer a more relaxed vibe, Croatia is the place for you! Throughout this stunning location, there are several spots that boast the best nightlife, with bars, clubs and pubs all on offer at each. From the party haven of Hvar Island to the capital city of Zagreb, here just some of the best places to stay for nightlife in Croatia:


Hvar Island

As well as being home to some of the most breath-taking beaches in the whole of Croatia, Hvar Island is also a superb destination for those with a love of nightlife. Whether you like to live it up dancing the night away or prefer a more chilled out vibe, the island offers a great selection of vibrant clubs and local bars, meaning there’s something for everyone! Party until the early hours at Carpe Diem or Veneranda, Hvar’s most popular nightclubs, both of which have been known to attract A-listers from across the globe as well as some of the world’s best DJs! Alternatively, relax with the locals in one of the island’s many bars, where cold Croatian beer, tasty nibbles and laidback tunes are plenty.

Friends holding glasses of beer and toasting to a night out on Hvar Island.


Another of Croatia’s scenic locations, Makarska, once a sleepy port town, now boasts thriving nightlife which attracts visitors all year round. With cheap beer, great music and warm weather all on offer, a night out on the town here is one you won’t forget in a hurry. But if you don’t fancy keeping the party inland, why not try one of Makarska’s party cruises too? The Akvinta Party Boat is a popular choice and will ensure you dance until you drop as you sail away into the sunset along the gorgeous Makarska Riviera!

Three friends dancing at sunset before going out in Makarska.


Located on the stunning Gulf of Kvarner, Rijeka offers a diverse night scene for all who visit, making it a fantastic party destination for large groups. The city is home to a variety of popular nightspots ranging from lively clubs and pubs to laidback bars and tavernas, all of which can be found in close proximity to one another. However, if you’re looking for a venue with that extra something, Nina is the place to go. Not only is this legendary nightclub the perfect place to enjoy a good dance, but it also doubles up as a gallery with its very own cinema screen, making it the ultimate venue for a unique night out!

A crowd dancing in front of a lit stage at Nina in Rijeka.


Whether you’re spending 48 hours in Split or are enjoying a longer stay, a night out on the town in this stunning city is a must during your visit. Split is the ultimate place to party with the locals, especially during the summer months when the weather is warmer and the atmosphere vibrant. Head to Diocletian’s Palace to discover a wealth of hidden bars, eateries and pubs where local beverages and a laidback evening can be enjoyed. Alternatively, hardcore partiers will relish an evening at the Bacvice complex frequenting the many restaurants, bars and nightclubs!

A bar in Split offering a large selection of alcoholic beverages.


Undoubtedly one of Croatia’s biggest nightlife hotspots, Zagreb is globally renowned for its thriving party scene. Being the capital city, this bustling metropolis is home to every bar, club and pub you could think of and so much more! From sophisticated spots like the Hemingway Lounge Bar to hardcore party venues such as Saloon nightclub, Zagreb offers something for all! However, those in search of a unique party experience should head to Tvornica Club, where enthralling acts and live music are always on offer, along with some glamourous-looking cocktails and a selection of local beers.

A pink cocktail garnished with ice and lemon on a wooden table.

While these are just some of the best spots for Croatian nightlife, there are plenty more to enjoy in this popular holiday destination. If you’re thinking of sampling the party scene here, why not check out our Luxury Croatia holiday villas today? From luxurious city pads to chilled out retreats, our stunning properties are sure to provide the perfect place to relax after a night on the town.


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