Here, we share the best bars, nightclubs, and nightlife in Split, Croatia. The second largest town in Croatia, Split has a vibrant nightlife with a variety of options for a great night out.
Whether you look for a relaxed after-dinner alfresco drink, partying until wee hours, guided pub crawl, or live music venues, Split has it all!
The formula is simple, the night out in Split starts in bars at Riva promenade, then the bar crawl moves on into popular venues within the old town, and then around 1 pm, when bars start closing, the party moves to one of Split’s nightclubs.
A pub crawl is very popular in Split, especially among younger people, mainly those under 30. There are so many bars and clubs in Split that you won’t have any trouble finding one to have a drink, relax, or party after a day of sightseeing.
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Split Bars and Nightlife: Etiquette
The bars in the old town usually stay open until midnight on workdays, and until 2 am on weekends.
After bars in the old town close their doors, the party moves to the clubs scattered all over the town. Bacvice beach is one of the most popular late-night spots in Split.
The clubbing scene in Split is fun and unpretentious. The nightclubs don’t open before 11 pm and the people mostly move to the clubs after 1 pm when bars in the old town start closing down.
Nightclubs stay open until 5 am.
A pub crawl is very popular in Split, especially among younger people, mainly those under 30. The companies offering a pub crawl in Split claim it to be the best night out in Split you will never remember :). This is a good way to meet fellow travelers and make friends.
The renowned Tower Pub Crawl is the top choice for a pub crawl experience in Split. It includes a complimentary shot at each of the five bars you’ll visit. The cost is €20 ($22, £17) per person.
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Prices of Drinks in Split, Croatia
Drinking in Split, Croatia has become expensive due to the increasing popularity of the coastal city among tourists and the rising demand for local and imported beverages.
For a simple water bottle, you can expect to pay €3 ($3.30, £2.60). A 0.33l (11 oz) bottle of Coca-Cola or fresh juice will set you back about €4 ($4.40, £3.40).
If you’re in the mood for a caffeine kick, a cup of coffee typically costs between €1.80-€3 ($2-$3.30, £1.40-£2.60), and an herbal infusion would be priced similarly.
For those who enjoy alcoholic beverages, the local spirit rakija usually costs about €3 ($3.30, £2.60) per shot.
Whiskey, rum, vodka, and tequila prices start from €4 ($4.40, £3.40) per shot and can go up to €7-€8 ($7.70-$8.80, £6-£7) for aged spirits or popular brands. A nice gin and tonic is around €10 ($11.10, £8.60).
Wine lovers can delve into the local varieties, with a glass of wine ranging from €4-€6 ($4.40-$6.60, £3.40-£5.10), while a bottle begins at €30 ($33, £26) and upwards.
Beer enthusiasts will find a pint of draught beer at around €4 ($4.40, £3.40), a bottled beer for approximately €3.50-€5 ($3.90-$5.50, £3-£4.30), and craft beers starting from €4.50 ($5, £3.90).
Cocktails are a popular evening choice priced from about €9-€12 ($9.90-$13.20, £7.70-£10.30) each.
Best Party Bars and Nightclubs in Split, Croatia
There are so many bars and clubs in Split that you won’t have any trouble finding one to have a drink and relax after a day of sightseeing.
Located in a small square in the old town, Sanctuary Cantina is small and permanently busy. Charlie’s bar is another good spot to hang out in the old town.
A small fun bar, the Shotgun Shooters is a great place to start the night off. The Ghetto Club is the most popular bar in Split among locals, with an almost cult following. Leopold’s is one of the best bars in Split for craft beer aficionados.
The Adriatic Social Club is a great place for music connoisseurs and for anybody who likes to feel the local vibe. The Marvlvs Jazz Library Bar isn’t quite a party place, but rather a lovely, unique jazz and library bar.
Bar Sistema is a beautifully decorated cocktail bar. Noor is a friendly little place with a great choice of cocktails, spirits, and liquors. The Daltonist is another popular craft cocktail bar in Split.
We like the ST – Riva Bar for its cool balcony with views down on Riva. Lvxor is one of the most unique places to have a drink in Split.
Fabrique Pub is the largest pub in Split. Central The Club, located just out of the town walls, is the most popular late-night spot in Split.
If you like a bit of an alternative music club, head for Quasimodo Club. Located right at Bacvice Beach, Caffe-Club Bacvice is a popular late nightspot in Split.
Located in a small square in the old town, Sanctuary Bar is small and permanently busy. And in summer, if you want to get a table, you better come early.
Sanctuary has a great atmosphere, a good choice of local craft beer on tap, and cocktails. Cocktails are reasonably priced here.
Address: Poljana Stare gimnazije 1, Split
2. Charlie’s Backpackers Bar
Charlie’s bar is another good spot to hang out in the old town with a good mix of local and international crowds, a great atmosphere, and cheap drinks.
The crowd is young, the staff is friendly and fun, and here, the drinks are ordered by buckets.
Charlie’s is a great place to meet fellow travelers.
Address: Ul. Petra Kružića 5, Split
3. Shotgun Shooters Bar
A small fun bar, the Shotgun Shooters Bar is a great place to start the night off. The Shotgun Shooters Bar is loud with a great vibe, friendly staff, tasty but deadly drinks, and reasonable prices (3€ for a shooter).
Address: Ul. Majstora Jurja 5, Split
4. Academia Club Ghetto
The Academia Club Ghetto is the most popular bar in Split among locals, with an almost cult following.
Located in a courtyard on Dosud street, Ghetto Club often hosts live performances, and art exhibitions, and has a bit of an underground club feel.
Address: Dosud Ulica 10, Split
5. Leopold’s Delicatessen Bar
Leopold’s is one of the best bars in Split for craft beer aficionados. Located on Dosud Street, it is the tiniest bar possible, but well worth seeking out.
The bar is run by Mandrill Nano brewery a local craft beer producer, but besides their own beer, the other breweries are also well-represented.
The interior of the bar is stunning, built into the town’s walls. Outside there are just a few tables, but lots of people just hang out around the bar.
Address: Dosud Ulica 6, Split
6. Adriatic Social Club
The Adriatic Social Club is where locals hang out. It’s a bit out of the old town (15 min walk) but it’s worth seeking out for its chilled vibe, reasonable prices, and great choice of drinks including anything from a selection of teas to a variety of cocktails, friendly staff, and great music.
The Adriatic Social Club is a great place for music connoisseurs and for anybody who likes to feel the local vibe.
Address: Licka Ulica 5, Split
7. Marvlv’s Jazz Library
The Marvlvs Jazz Library Bar isn’t quite a party place, but rather a lovely, unique jazz and library bar located in a 15th-century palace, that’s believed to be the birth house of Marko Marulic, a famed Renaissance poet and writer.
The interior is amazing: original cobblestone flooring, and wooden beam ceiling. Very cool place!
Address: Papaliceva Ulica 4, Split
8. Bar Sistema
A beautifully decorated cocktail bar with a long counter and floor-to-ceiling liquor cabinet can easily match the best-looking bars in cities like NYC or London.
At the Bar Sistema, the owner is the barman and that guarantees dangerously good signature cocktails. Their whiskey library is also quite impressive!
Address: Ulica Andrije Kacica Miosica 7, Split
Noor is a friendly little place with a great choice of cocktails, spirits, and liquors. The interior is beautiful, but tiny with maybe enough place for 20 people. A small staircase across from the bar serves as an improvised terrace on hot summer nights.
Address: Bajamontijeva 2, Split
10. The Daltonist
No other bar in Split has an international team like The Daltonist: the owner is Irish, the promotion gal is Argentinian, and the barman and head chefs are Croatians. The rest of the team comes from other places too.
The Daltonist is another popular craft cocktail bar in Split. The cocktails are light and refreshing, inspired by Dalmatian traditions.
They also have a good choice of craft beer, and local schnapps, some used in their signature drinks. The Daltonist also serves tapas-style food.
Address: Hrvojeva 10, Split
11. ST – Riva
There are lots of bars along the Riva promenade. However, we like ST – Riva the most.
They have a terrace at the promenade but also a cool little balcony looking over the Riva. The food and drink menu is extensive, although nothing extraordinary.
This is a nice place to relax over a drink and watch the world go by.
Address: Obala Hrvastkog narodnog preporoda 1, Split
Drinks here are expensive and the place can seem pretentious, but the venue is amazing. Lvxor is one of the most unique places to have a drink in Split.
Lvxor is located right at Peristyle square. Their outdoor seating is arranged on the burgundy cushions on the steps of the Palace. Come for a drink at night time, and enjoy the beauty of the place while listening to live guitar music.
Lvxor also serves food but we haven’t eaten there.
Address: Ulica kraj svetog Ivana 11, Split
13. Fabrique Pub
The largest pub in Split, Fabrique, has a lovely industrial-style interior, and over 40 international beers on offer. The place is huge with a front room for drinks, and a backroom for dining. Fabrique is open until 2 am, and on weekends it hosts DJs and live bands.
Address: Trg Franje Tudmana 3, Split
14. Central The Club
Central The Club, located just out of the town walls, is the most popular late-night spot in Split. This is a large two-story club that often features live concerts, international DJs, and like.
It alternates music styles although they are predominantly playing electronic dance music. They also have thematic nights throughout the week.
There is an entrance fee to get in. Drinks are expensive.
Address: Trg Gaje Bulata 4, Split
15. Quasimodo Club
If you like a bit of an alternative music club, head for Quasimodo Club located a ten-minute walk north of the old town. Quasimodo serves as a coffee bar during the day and a nightclub during the night.
The program includes live performances and DJ nights. The music varies from rock, indie rock, jazz, blues, and sometimes thematic music nights featuring any style.
Address: Gunduliceva Ulica 26, Split
16. Caffe-Club Bacvice
Located right at Bacvice Beach, Caffe-Club Bacvice is a popular late nightspot in Split. Located at the seafront, the club has some pretty impressive views over Adriatic. It’s a fashionable, dress to impress, and dance a night away spot in Split.
Address: Setaliste Petra Preradovica 2, Split
Map of Split bars, clubs & nightlife
Best Wine Bars in Split, Croatia
Split is also a haven for wine lovers seeking to indulge in the best of Croatian wines.
MoNIKa’s Wine Bar in Varoš is a cozy spot known for its wide selection of Croatian wines, tapas, and wine tastings, making it a favorite among wine enthusiasts.
Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar in Split’s old town offers a stylish setting with Dalmatian wines, Mediterranean dishes, a wine list with over 100 wines, and live nightly music.
Procaffe Wine Bar near “Gusar” sports club in Spinut offers top international wines, delightful bruschettas, a luxury ambiance, and a cozy outdoor terrace for warmer days.
Bokeria Kitchen & Wine is a Mediterranean-style restaurant and wine bar in Barcelona, offering traditional recipes with creative twists, local wines, and a sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance, catering to both locals and tourists.
Cicibela Food and Wine Bar in Split offers authentic Dalmatian cuisine, a scenic view, expertly-prepared dishes, and an extensive wine selection, making it an ideal spot to experience Croatian wine culture and history.
Best Cafes in Split, Croatia
Split has a wide range of cafes, each with its own unique atmosphere and charm. Some of the cafes, like 4coffee soul food, and Mestar O’Kave are famous for their specialty beans and expertly crafted brews. Meanwhile, cafes such as D16, Kava2, Tinel, and KaKantun offer an authentic atmosphere coupled with artisanal coffees that exude the richness of their carefully sourced beans.
For those who want a stunning view with their caffeine fix, Teraca Vidilica and Teraca Bamba offer panoramic vistas over the sea and the town. On the other hand, Cafe Restaurant Dvor provides an intimate experience where one can relax under the shade of Mediterranean pines while enjoying the sea views. Zbirac is an all-day hangout spot in Bacvice, right at the beachfront.
More Info about Visiting Split, Croatia
- Learn all Split essentials with our Split Travel Guide.
- Plan your activities in Split with our detailed guide to things to do in Split.
- Looking for the unusual things to do in Split, Croatia? Check our in-depth guide!
- If you plan to stay in Split, check a list of recommended accommodation in Split Croatia.
- Find out where to eat in Split with our post on best restaurants in Split.
- Detailed info on Split beaches you’ll find here.
- A list of Split bars and clubs.
- If you are staying in Split only for a day, here is our One Day in Split Itinerary.
- Planing a day trip from Split? Here is our list of the best day trips from Split, Croatia!
- Arriving to Split by plane? Here is our Split airport guide, including tips on how to get to Split center from the Split Airport.
- Want to visit Hvar from Split? Check out our ultimate guide on visiting Hvar from Split!
- Planing your Croatia trip, but not sure where to go first? Our Split or Hvar? and Split or Dubrovnik? posts will help you decide!
- Visiting Dubrovnik from Split? Find here all details on how to get from Split to Dubrovnik!
- Interested in other Split restaurants? Read our reviews on Villa Spiza, Uje Oil Bar, Buffet Fife, and Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar.