Unmissable clubs and bars

Summer in Dubrovnik is beach club season. You can spend all day lazing on a sun lounger while waiters bring you drinks, then party all evening. Banje Beach Restaurant Lounge and Club’s just outside Dubrovnik’s eastern gate so it’s within easy walking distance of the old town. It’s a restaurant by day and a cocktail bar and club by night.

East-West is another Banje beach club. It’s popular with a celebrity crowd so expect dress codes and pricey drinks. In return you can dance until dawn in their open air rooftop lounge, which has amazing views of the old town.

The Sunset Lounge on the nearby Lapad Peninsula has the best sunset view around. It’s part of the luxury Hotel Dubrovnik Palace and serves delicious cocktails as well as local wines and Perković flavoured brandies. Also in Lapad is the Cave Bar More which is a sea cave that’s been converted into a bar. It’s the place to go if you’re feeling romantic, with soft lighting inside and the sound of crashing waves on the terrace outside.

Dubrovnik’s overflowing with beautiful historic buildings, but they’re not all what you’d expect. Take the 16th century Revelin Fortress in the east of the old town. It used to guard the city from invaders, but now it throbs to the beat of pop and dance music as the Culture Club Revelin. The bare stone interiors and arched roofs make a perfect backdrop for its light shows.

There’s also Lazareti, which is part of the city’s old quarantine building. It’s now an arty club with three levels of indoor and outdoor space. As well as bringing in house and techno DJs from around Europe they have an exhibition space for performance art and film screenings.