You might have heard the whispers, but the rumors are true – Croatia is a fantastic place to party, with countless clubs and secret hideaways harboring some immense parties you’re likely to find anywhere. Think about it – days spent lazing in the sun, chilling on a boat, swimming, water sports, checking out the sights, before night falls and the music gets louder. Party the hours away, let your hair down, forget your cares – there is a party for everyone in Croatia.
Throughout the year you will find various festivals to enjoy too, including Ultra, Split’s top festival, or Ultra on the Beach, held in lovely and vibrant Hvar – as the name would suggest, the party takes place on a stunning beach!
If you need a little help locating your ideal party, here are the top spots for partying ‘til dawn across Croatia.
Noa Beach Club, Pag Island
Pag Island is known for its vibrancy, as well as the very famous Zrce Beach. During the summer months, there are several festivals which take place here, including Croatia Rocks, Electro Beach, and Hideout, but Noa Beach Club is certainly where it’s at! Set on the beach itself, this place is open all day, until 6 am in the morning, so you can easily enjoy a party boat during the day, or chill out on the beach, before glamming up and hitting the dance floor at night. Located across 11 bars, with a large dance floor, there is a tune for you!
Kiva Bar, Hvar
Hvar is beautiful and historic, with a stunning medieval harbor and winding streets – it looks so serene and peaceful… then the sun goes down, and that’s when Hvar comes alive! Kiva Bar is a popular starting point for the evening, and during the peak summer the party spills out on the steps and down the street, full of people out for a good time. Don’t worry if you walk up to the bar and see someone getting smashed around the head wearing an army helmet—that’s the prequel to the famous Tequila Boom Boom shot they serve there!
Carpe Diem, Hvar
Once you’re ready to move on, be sure to head down to Hvar’s pretty harbor and jump on the water taxi to the Island of Stipanska. Here you will find an epic party, probably a party like no other! Carpe Diem is an outdoor club on its own island, and top DJs regularly visit here to entertain the masses. The peak summer months see massive crowds here, but that just adds to the atmosphere! One word of warning – don’t miss the last water taxi back to Hvar. Otherwise, you’ll be in for a longer night than you anticipated!
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A chilled out beach club by day transforms into an ultra-trendy nightclub by evening, with a huge open-air roof terrace serving delicious cocktails til the sun makes another appearance. You might spot a celeb or two here, so keep your eyes open, and the minimalistic decor adds to the chic feel to this club. Set on pretty Banje Beach, be sure to check out the sunsets. This is certainly one of the most sophisticated options on our party list!
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Boogie Jungle, Korcula
The name alone sounds fun, and that’s certainly what Boogie Jungle is! This lounge- come- bar- come- the club is such a great place to party because it is so laid-back and chilled-out, not at all pretentious like some clubs can occasionally feel. Located around 3km from the center of town, there is a shuttle bus there (& back) so you don’t need to worry about expensive taxis, etc. There are regular theme nights, so check out if there are any special nights on before you go, such as 80s nights. If you’re tired of the same type of club music, this is a great place to head.
Read more about what to do in Korcula here.
Club Deep, Makarska
I’ll let you in on a secret; I always forget to mention Makarska when I talk to people about Croatia. I don’t know why maybe it’s just my little secret place. You can walk around the markets, playing on one of those inflatable water parks in the sea- so much fun, and so exhausting! In the evening. Head to Club Deep, better known as the Rave Cave. It. Is. Immense. This awesome club used to be an old WWII weapons depot! This is definitely a place to dance and drink until you don’t know what your name is anymore, in an entirely different setting.
Aquarius Club, Zagreb
This club is open year round; it’s a massive venue over two floors. It hosts all sorts of different nights including live music, gigs, and DJ nights. There’s tonnes of international rock music, as well as world music played here, and the DJ sets are often hosted by world renowned DJ’s. The two floors generally have different sounds, but come together for big events. Friday night feature anything, whereas Saturday nights are usually an eclectic mix of the newest House tracks mixed with electro.
Having hosted huge superstar DJ names, such as David Guetta, we can’t miss this one out! Gallery is funky, chic, and seriously trendy, although do be aware there is a dress code, and if you don’t meet it, you’re basically not getting in! You might spot the odd minor celeb while you’re there, but there are different themes on different nights, e.g. Fridays are about hip hop and R’n’B, and Saturdays are for house music. If you want to head outside, check out the wooden terrace for a little fresh air, before heading back inside to continue your party.
The name is fantastic; the club is too! Around 15 minutes walk away from the central train station you will find this huge club and live music venue, which used to be a former cinema. There are many different theme nights on, so something for everyone, including 80s parties, huge DJ shows, international music acts, and house evenings. This is definitely one for something a little different to your usual club music evenings.
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This is a jaw-dropping club, simply immense, occupying the entire top floor of Split’s passenger ferry terminal. It opened in 2011, and even now locals come to gawk at its immense size. The ambitious club is a great place to come for a drink, and it regularly hosts live acts including pop stars from Croatia and has DJ parties at weekends. Imperium also opens during the day and is famed for its food, unsurprisingly, with its sweeping views across the Adriatic also a huge pull.
Ultra Music Festival, Split
Mid-July each year sees the mega-popular Ultra Music Festival in Split. If you are a dance music fan, this is the one for you, with big names heading here every year. Set across four stages, the three-day festival has music, fireworks, light shows, and seriously intense music systems to make you really feel the music, while also being a fantastic experience to boot.
Split is not just a place to party, check out what else it offers here.
Ultra on the Beach, Hvar
One day only, the day after the Split Festival, 5,000 revelers will arrive at Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort to party on the beach and celebrate the summer. If you’re looking to let your hair down and enjoy the iconic summer break, this is the festival you should be heading to. You’ll meet countless new people, possibly some new friends, top up your tan, enjoy the music, and basically have a million memories to remember it by!
Where Else Can You Party in Croatia?
As a general rule, if you want to check out a few other places aside from the big clubs we have mentioned on our list, these are the main party regions.
The most popular place to party in Pag Island is Novalja; The infamous party beach is Zrće, – it’s there you’ll find four clubs that are open almost all day. The pumping house, techno, and dance music kicks off around 4 pm and goes well past 2 am. During summer, there are several music festivals you should look out for – the big ones include Hideout Festival & Fresh Island Festival.
If you’re into music festivals, you already know about Tisno, home to Soundwave Croatia. A big name line up greets partygoers, with the festival held in a very serene and beautiful surroundings – until the music starts! A chilled out and friendly festival, this is ideal for firsttime festival-goers, with every kind of music you can think of, including reggae, afro, acid jazz, pop, hip hop … the list goes on! Held between July and August, tickets sell out fast!
Everyone raves on aboutHacienda in Vodice. Vodice is a town in the Šibenik-Knin County, smack bang on the coast – and has one of the largest clubs in Croatia – Hacienda. They pack in 2,000 revelers in this sexy open-air club. Also in Vodice you can find, Hookah Bar, Makina Exit and Opium.
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