Split is known for its rich history and beautiful attractions but once you step in this lovely Mediterranean city, you realise it offers a lot more. The local people will give you a warm welcome, happily show you around and give recommendations on what to see and do. You will instantly see that they love to spend time outside and hang out, no matter the season. Despite Split’s status as a summer destination, the nightlife is very much alive all year round, especially around the holidays. Here are some of the best places to go out in Split.

Nightlife in Split’s Restaurants, Bars and Clubs

You will find most of the nightlife activities in the centre of Split. The Old Town is filled with all kinds of restaurants, bars and clubs, but also the galleries and open-air spaces for various performances such as concerts, festivals and art plays. 

The seafront promenade in Split or Riva is the heart of the town, packed with various bars and restaurants. Both locals and tourists enjoy the laid-back atmosphere in some of the city’s best restaurants or dance the night away in bars with live music or DJs.

DJ play on audio mixer.

For a vibrant night out, head to one of Split’s clubs known for their energetic atmosphere and top-quality music, often performed live by DJs or singers and bands. If you prefer an intimate setting, there are also many smaller clubs and bars scattered throughout the city where you can have a more relaxed evening. They are a great choice for those who want to enjoy a few drinks and chat with friends or see some local and international talent. Some of them also serve as art galleries and host comedy nights!

Arts and Special Occasions in Split

The nightlife in Split is not limited to just clubs and bars. The city is also home to many music festivals and events throughout the year. One of the most popular is certainly the Ultra Europe Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. In the winter time there are Advent celebrations all across the city, with colourful Christmas markets and huts. In the spring the Feast of St Domnius and the ​​Day of the City of Split are greatly celebrated in the Old Town.

Night view of the Riva and town Split in Croatia.

If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, in the summer you can head to the Bačvice open-air cinema near Split’s most popular beach. Watching a movie under the stars and by the sea is truly a memorable experience! There is also something for all of those who like the live theatrical and dance performance. Split Summer Festival, a traditional festival of theatre, dance and music is held in several locations in the Old Town. Due to the mild climate, many outdoor performances are held in the other seasons as well and there are many events you can go see at the Croatian National Theater in Split.

Where to Stay while in Split?

There is a high chance of having fun in Split, no matter what time of the year you’re planning to come to this charming city or what kind of nightlife activities you prefer. What you will surely need is a nice and comfortable place to stay during your visit. At Prima Life Spalato Guest House you will have everything you need to rest and relax after (or before) experiencing nightlife in Split. It is also conveniently located, in the centre of Split and under 5 minutes walking distance from Riva and numerous restaurants, clubs and bars.

If you are looking for a place to have a good time in, be sure to add Split to your itinerary – you won’t be disappointed! The city has something for everyone, whether you want a lively or peaceful night out. Start planning your trip today and experience the amazing nightlife in Split!

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