Visitors, who come to Hvar to party, have come to the right place. The beautiful landscapes of one of Europe’s top islands are providing one of the best nightlife canvases with a wide and varying offer.
Hvar’s port or as Croatians like to call it “Riva” is the restless heart of the city and buzzes with cafes, bars and clubs overlooking another hotspot the well-established Stipanska beach on the neighboring Paklinski islands and stretches all the way to the “Pjaca” Hvar’s central square. The Riva and Pjaca locations are more up market; drinks at the harborside terraces are expensive but worth it for the views. A large number of small atmosphere bars have sprung up across the city which adds a special charm as you reveal them when you accidentally “got lost” in one of the picturesque alleys maybe to steal a kiss from your newest summer love addition.
Nightlife listings appear all over the city on masterly designed posters, on various blogs targeting the nightlife scene and on specialized web pages (www.hvarlights.com, www.klubskascena.com).
Mostly special events and special nights hosting worldwide known DJ-s and stars are free of charge but for those which are not, tickets are available for purchase from www.eventim.hr .
Hvar is bustling with high energy when the sun goes down, it is the ideal place to explore popular nightlife areas, hit live music spots or dance until dawn.
Hvar is a city that surely knows how to please its guests and give them some good time at one of the many bars and lounges around the city. Similar to its Greek cousin, the Mediterranean atmosphere filled with friendly vibes and storied lounges offers a great venue to enjoy the music, kick back, make new friends and why not—find your soul mate.
The perfect place to see and be seen is certainly the chic BB Club bar where you can hop in immediately as you descend from the stodgy ferry ride. Hvar’s trendiest boutique bar the BB Club is located right in the very heart of the Hvar summer buzz. Its design is inspired by old Hollywood glamour, but its atmosphere goes with the trendiest events on the island. BB Club is the coolest and most chic place to chill out and socialize in style.
A self-proclaimed ‘super-club’, Carpe Diem is definitely one of the most popular clubbing haunts in the city and it’s easy to see why from the first moment you stop by the hoards of young people waiting in line to enter the club. Hosting famous DJ’s and organizing some of the best parties St Tropez style. This place isn’t just a bar it is a renowned brand and actually it’s got its very own party island where the party continues all the way to the early morning hours when boats take you back to the real world.
The Top Bar in its short existence, has become popular for its inventive yet delicious cocktails, breathtaking views spread all over Hvar’s harbor and speakeasy style atmosphere. If you wonder why this rooftop bar has been enlisted by CNN travel as one of the world’s 50 best rooftop bars and restaurant, from the moment your visit it, you can easily see why this bar lives up to its promises. An impressive glass bar reflects the clear blue waters and infinite starry nights which are one of many signature natural beauties Hvar is proud of. The Top Bar is definitely a spectacular place for a sunset beverage and a casual bite with friends before heading to the islands party hotspots.
Perched up on Hvar’s rocky coastline, it’s a straight from the beach ‘swimsuit-chic’ kind of place where you can come by any day of the week to mingle with locals and guests from around the world. People even cruise in on their yachts from surrounding islands to anchor up and swim to shore for the party, it’s that good. Start here at 6 and whatever your original intention; every night will become a party night.
Bonj les bains beach club and lounge
Life is sweet at the Bonj les bains beach club and lounge area. The 200-square-foot lounge with lavish palm trees acting as its roof, wooden loungers with billowing cotton and that special Mediterranean touch offers a whimsical drink menu that includes the popular Averna with ice and flavored cocktails mixed with high quality organic fruit freshly squeezed juices. The place is ideal for a daily getaway but its real shine is revealed at night when candles candelabras and dimmed lights portray a more of a cosy, boho look than the typical stark white, minimal beach club.
Chuck a left at the old town Cathedral, wind up an alleyway and when you hit the bustling old steps– you’re there. This cocktail hangout, stretched out along an ancient stairway, epitomises the al fresco European drinking culture in this part of the world. Stand out on the cobbled steps with your special one and relax, this gem is a delightful surprise. During the day indulge in one of the best coffees on the island, at night enjoy a cocktail from their quirky list or a a glass of sensational vino from their wine list, this is a perfect spot for a pre-dinner beverage or a party warm-up.
Once Hvar has wiped your bank account, this will become your best mate. Tucked behind the heaving touristy bars on the harbor, this ‘rock bar’ is a backpacker’s paradise, it’s also renowned for its tequila shots and laid back atmosphere created by wicked old school tunes.
Pink Champagne is the ideal venue when after all of the fun you had strolling around Hvar’s most popular bars you found yourself wondering at 2 o’clock in the morning and craving for more. This indoor clubbing bar will firstly catch you with its lavishly decored elevator which takes you to the first floor where an astonishing bubbly installment of red colored wall fountain will introduce you to this popular club. Luxurious sofas of the VIP area or the crazy dance floor combined with amazing beats are all you can wish for in a wild night out.
For anyone that has been in the bright lights of Hvar’s port and Stipanska beach bars and clubs, you know that those clubs have a certain energy that is near impossible to find elsewhere. All that changed with the opening of The Temple on Hvar’s hill overlooking the town. Opened by the same guys that run Best Club in Zagreb the urban vibe of the capital city has been brought to the island. Boasting one of the city’s best sound systems and lighting rigs, this spacious, two-level club is the ideal place to hit the bar and dance the night away.
If you already visited Hvar you will remember the sudden setting up of the movie director look-a-like chairs on the trail you usually used to stroll around the city center, well, this is only the beginning of setting up one of the crowdiest and noisiest bars in Hvar. Enjoy the crazy night out, feel the rhythms of good music and meet young people from all over the world. The hot summer night, a refreshing cocktail and positive Aloha team is the recipe for a memorable night.