Clubs in Croatia

Croatia isn’t all that well-known as a party destination which, to some, may come as a relief! However, we do appreciate that plenty of you do fancy a bit of a party when on holiday so will be searching out the top places to go clubbing in when in Croatia.

Do also check out our Festivals in Croatia page – the country is increasingly becoming something of a European festival venue, and attending a festival on the beautiful Adriatic coast is a fantastic experience!

So, here’s our list of some of the best clubs in Croatia:

Zrce Beach, Novalja, island of Pag
Probably one of the most famous clubs in Croatia, Papaya now hosts a very busy line-up of events each summer, including assorted festivals (such as the Hideout Festival, Sonus and Fresh Island Festival) and one-off sets by big name DJs such as Fatboy Slim and Armin Van Buuren. This beach club has capacity for 5,000 people and is normally open until the very early hours.

Papaya was ranked 23rd in the DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs in the World!

Zrce Beach, Novalja, island of Pag
Another beach venue on Zrce, Aquarius is the Novalja off-shoot of the Aquarius club in Zagreb (see below). There’s parties by day and night all summer long, with some known DJs playing on some nights.

Santos Beach Club
Rab Town, island of Rab
Another popular beach club – not on Pag this time, however! – Santos Beach Club offers quite a wide range of musical highlights in summer, from international DJs to Croatian pop. Open by day, there’s a pool for frolics!

One of the oldest clubs on the Croatian coast (with a name like Hacienda, it’s not surprising), this is another open-air club with a good mix of big names and local DJs. Has capacity for 2,000 people.

Club Veneranda
Hvar Town, island of Hvar
On a site with an slightly-more-interesting-than-average past (formerly a church for passing sailors, as well as a military fortress), today the Club Veneranda is here! There’s different elements to Club Veneranda, with an open-air cinema and smart restaurant part of the complex as well as the main club itself (open til 5am in summer) which attracts international DJs.

Culture Club Revelin
This club is relatively new onto the nightlife scene in Croatia, having only opened in late 2010. However, in may ways, there’s not many places that are more impressive to rave the night away – this club is situated inside the 16th century Revelin Fortress on the eastern edge of the Old Town. Features regular club nights.

East West Beach Club
Located just above Banje public beach, just outside the Old Town walls, is the East West Beach Club. Hip hangout by day – with a restaurant and bar – it’s a stylish cosmopolitan club by night.