Bar hopping in Dubrovnik
For a night out Dubrovnik-style, start as the locals do with an evening walk down main street the Strada. Nonenina is the perfect bar for people watching, with a terrace that overlooks the Rector’s Palace and over 180 cocktails on the menu. There’s also a good range of whiskeys and cognacs, which you can have with a Cuban cigar.
Prijeko’s Buzz Bar is a friendly bar that’s popular with locals. It’s set back from the main street so prices are lower and the atmosphere’s more relaxed. As well as beers and cocktails they stock a few unusual Croatian drinks, like orahovica which is a liqueur made with walnuts.
Croatia produces some great wines and the D’Vino Wine Bar has Dubrovnik’s largest range of wines by the glass, so it’s ideal for trying a few out. The knowledgeable bar staff are happy to talk you through the different Croatian wines, and if you’re feeling hungry the cheese platter’s really good. Malvasija Wine Bar’s another good choice for wine. It has a friendly owner and does wine tastings so it’s also great if you want to try a few different varieties.
If you like live music then don’t miss Bunićeva poljana’s Troubadour Hard Jazz Café, which is one of the few places in the old town with live jazz most evenings. It was started by a family who had a bar in London in the 1960s with the same name, before they sold up and moved to Dubrovnik. Grab a table on the terrace and you can listen to music under the stars. You’ll also find rock music at Ul. za Rokom’s Dionysus, where they stock a good range of local wines and spirits.