The Ultimate Guide to Makarska Nightlife: Top Bars and Nightclubs

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Makarska isn’t just a paradise for beach lovers; it’s also a hotspot for nightlife enthusiasts. When you think of nightlife in Croatia, the first places that come to mind are probably Zagreb, Hvar or Split. But Makarska Riviera has its unique appeal. Whether you’re looking to party until the early hours of the morning or enjoy a quiet drink with friends, Makarska’s nightlife is here to cater to all tastes. In this post, we’ll take you through the six best nightclubs and bars in Makarska, offering insider tips to make sure you find the most exciting things to do in town.
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Is Makarska a Top Destination for Nightlife?

Makarska may not be the top choice that springs to mind for vibrant nightlife, but it offers some great venues.  

You’ll find everything from open-air beach clubs to underground music havens. With its warm Mediterranean nights and energetic crowd, Makarska’s nightlife is an experience in itself.

Some nights you won’t be able to walk through the crowds. While others, you’ll be sitting in cosy bars with a handful of people, enjoying the laid-back atmosphere. It all depends on the day, season and the event happening in town.

One thing is certain: Makarska’s bars and clubs attract a diverse crowd from all over the world, making (almost) every night an opportunity to dance and connect with new people.

6 Best Clubs and Bars in Makarska

People having fun in Makarska

People having fun in Makarska

To help you find the best places to go out, we’ve compiled a list of the must-visit clubs and bars in Makarska. Let’s take a closer look at what each venue has to offer and why they deserve a spot on your nightlife itinerary.

Deep Club Makarska

Deep Club Makarska is where you go to lose yourself in the music. Located beneath a medieval fortress, this club offers an unmatched underground experience that you won’t find anywhere else. 

Imagine dancing in a cave-like setting, surrounded by ancient rock walls that reverberate with intense beats, creating an atmosphere that’s both electrifying and intimate. The dim lighting and unique acoustics transport you to another world, making every beat feel profound. It’s as cool as it sounds, and an experience you won’t soon forget!

  • Location: Šetalište fra Jure Radića 5a, Makarska (Osejava forest park)
  • Music: Known for its top-notch DJs spinning a variety of genres
  • Price range: Mid-range, with entry fees (usually €5)

Makarana Bar Makarska

Photo credit: Instagram: @makarana_bar

Photo credit: Instagram: @makarana_bar

Makarana Bar (@makarana_bar) is the heart of Makarska’s bustling nightlife, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement. By day, the bar’s seaside terrace becomes a haven for those looking to unwind and soak up the sun. Lounge on canopy beds and enjoy exquisite cocktails while taking in the stunning coastal views. 

As the sun sets, Makarana Bar transforms into a vibrant hub of activity. The nighttime crowds flock to the bar for an experience like no other, with a lineup of events that span the entire summer. Whether you’re lounging by day or joining the partygoers by night, Makarana Bar promises an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Makarska’s nightlife. 

  • Location: Šetalište Svetog Petra, Makarska
  • Music: Expect a mix of foreign and local hits
  • Price range: Mid-range (see price list), with entry fees for events

Providenca Cocktail Bar

Photo credit: Instagram: @providenca.bar

Photo credit: Instagram: @providenca.bar

Providenca Cocktail Bar (@providenca.bar) is a gem on Makarska’s promenade, seamlessly blending serene daytime relaxation with electrifying nightlife. By day, unwind on the sun-kissed terrace with panoramic sea views and savour perfectly brewed coffee. 

As dusk descends, Providenca morphs into a dynamic hotspot where masterful DJs spin entrancing beats. This versatile venue caters to every mood—whether you’re sipping on their renowned cocktails under the golden sunset or dancing under the starlit sky. Providenca Cocktail Bar is not just a place; it’s an experience.

  • Location: Šetalište Dr. Franje Tuđmana 6, Makarska
  • Music: Weekend DJ sets that elevate the energy
  • Price range: Mid-range, with cocktails are priced from €10 onwards

[PLACESBEACHBAR]

Instagram: @places_by_valamar

Instagram: @places_by_valamar

Discover the ultimate relaxation spot at [PLACESBEACHBAR] (@places_by_valamar), located on the peaceful beachfront. Lounge in the warm, Mediterranean sun on plush sunbeds while savouring skillfully mixed cocktails. 

The vibes are electric with Sounds of Places infusing the air with music all summer long in Makarska. Resident DJs create an otherworldly experience with their after-beach and late-night sessions, while live music performances enhance the mesmerising backdrop with soothing beats.

  • Location: Šetalište Dr. Franje Tuđmana 15A, Makarska
  • Music: DJ sets and live performances throughout the summer
  • Price range: Mid-range, with amazing cocktails and food

Špina Bar

Photo credit: Instagram: @spinabarmakarska

Photo credit: Instagram: @spinabarmakarska

Tucked away on the historic stones of Kalalarga, Makarska’s ancient heartbeat, Špina Bar (@spinabarmakarska) is a fusion of old-world charm and modern flair. As night falls, this beloved bar comes alive offering an eclectic mix of music that perfectly complements its cosy, charming decor. 

Sip on expertly crafted cocktails or fine wines while indulging in a delectable array of homemade tapas, each dish a testament to Mediterranean hospitality. The bar’s inviting terrace lets you bask in the vibrant street scenes, while the intimate interior, with its rustic stone walls, sets the perfect atmosphere for a memorable night. 

  • Location: Kalalarga 32, Makarska
  • Music: Occasional live bands
  • Price range: Slightly upscale, with a good selection of drinks

Nautica Bar

Like most bars on our list, Nautica Bar (@nautica_bar)  transforms remarkably from day to night. During the day, it’s a relaxed escape where you can unwind with a refreshing drink, soak in the prime waterfront view and take some stunning Instagram pics.

As the sun sets, Nautica’s terrace becomes a magnet for locals looking to mingle and unwind. While not a dance hub, it’s perfect for catching up with friends or making new ones over expertly crafted cocktails and captivating tunes.

  • Location: Obala Kralja Tomislava, Makarska
  • Music: Soft background music allows for conversation and relaxation.
  • Price range: Mid-range, with prices proportionate to drink sizes

Cubano Beach Bar

Photo credit: Instagram: @cubanobeach.makarska

Photo credit: Instagram: @cubanobeach.makarska

Cubano Beach Bar (@cubanobeach.makarska) infuses a vibrant Caribbean spirit into the heart of Dalmatia, offering a slice of paradise right by the sea. With its festive ambience and sun-drenched setting, this lively spot invites you to revel in good vibes. 

Though it closes at midnight, Cubano’s day party vibes are what truly set it apart. Imagine dancing barefoot on the sand, tropical drink in hand, as infectious rhythms fill the air. It’s a celebration of life’s simple pleasures – sun, sea and music. For a daytime escape, Cubano Beach Bar is undeniably one of Makarska’s shining stars.

  • Music: Expect a mix of Latin beats, reggae, and dance music
  • Price range: Reasonably priced drinks, especially considering the beachfront location

Dance the Night Away in Makarska

Makarska may be small, but it certainly knows how to party! From underground caves to laid-back beachfront spots, Makarska’s nightlife caters to both adventurous and relaxed night owls.

If you’re looking for a cool place to stay that’s within walking distance to most of the spots on our list, check out DALMACIJA [PLACES] HOTEL. It’s the perfect base for your Croatian adventure, offering modern amenities and an atmosphere that matches the energy of the town’s nightlife scene.

As the locals say,  “Noć je mlada,” meaning the night is young and full of possibilities. So come and discover the magic of Makarska’s nightlife for yourself. Cheers to endless summer nights and cool experiences in this Croatian gem. See you on the dance floor!


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