Everything you could wish for to while away your summer nights, you'll find in Split. Split locals party with Mediterranean abandon and then rinse away the night's devilry on the beach. The two main hotspots are Diocletian's Palace and the Bacvice complex a couple of kilometres east of town in the Bacvice neighbourhood.
Within the Diocletian palace walls new bars, cafes and hangouts are constantly slipping in and out of fashion while the Bacvice complex houses a panoply of restaurants, clubs, and bars and overlooks Bacvice beach.
Here are some of the best places to drink and carouse in the Old Town :
On Subiceva, this is a mellow hangout for sipping coffee or sloshing back a beer or two.
On Dosud, it's oh-so-arty but comfortable and relaxing at any time of the day.
Calm and collected, the vibe here (Majstora Jurja 11) is relaxing whether on the terrace or nestling into the interior.
This cafe-bar on Dosud prides itself on its high quality house music and cheap cocktails. It's the pulsating center of a street known for its trendy young bars.
(Kraj Sv Ivana 11, tel 021 341 082)
Right on Peristyle, this comfortable venue is a great place to relax from morning to night, grazing on sandwiches, perusing the newspapers or just people-watching from the comfortable cushions.
On Marjan hill, there are incredible views from Vidilica cafe, a favorite among the locals.
Latin is in style and this venue in Bacvice has gone all in with with its palms and fruity cocktails. A chic crowd congregates here to dance and enjoy the view.
A little past Bacvice, this open-air beachside venue throbs with a full program of live rock and jazz on summer nights.
Šetalište Petra Preradovića 5
This enormously popular beachside bar east of Bacvice is a great spot to watch the game of picigin. If you can find a space!
Near the football stadium (about a 20-minute walk from town) is this club that attracts a sleek, well-dressed set.
International party girls and boys have made this ultra-hip disco an obligatory stop on their nightlife tour. It's about 5km west of town along the coast. Dress up.
Joe's Beach Lounge and Bar
Drink, dine, get a massage, lounge on sun chairs or take a dip in the sea at beautiful Kasjuni beach.
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