During my stay in Dubrovnik, I spent several nights at a charming airbnb at the top of the hillside overlooking Old Town. The views couldn’t have been better.
I loved the walk down to city gate every morning. It was a steep walk home at night, but you won’t hear me complaining. My favorite way to see a city, after all, is walking all day with the occasional pit stops for good food and drinks.
Follow along as I show you some of the pit stops I enjoyed the most in 3 different neighborhoods.
1.) Buzza Bar : Old Town
As in most medieval city centers, every square inch of Old Town is functional–every nook and cranny. That brings me to Buzza Bar, my favorite bar in the city. Believe it or not, it’s on the oceanside cliffs outside the city walls.
To find the entrance, you must have keen eyes for a very tiny doorway, with only a sign reading:
“COLD DRINKS WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS”
Then you walk down a narrow tunnel that pops you out on the cliffside of the city walls.
Can’t beat a location like this.
If you’re feeling adventurous, there are even spots where you can cliff jump and go for a swim.
Although, as beautiful as the waves are crashing against the rocks, it looks pretty intimidating.
As you drink your slightly overpriced beer, feet dangling above the Adriatic Sea, remember that each drink was carried by hand through a tiny tunnel of medieval stone.
*And don’t forget to grab kuna at ATM before you go. This is a cash only bar!
Not to far from Buza Bar I is Buza Bar II, also located outside the city walls.
Let’s leave Old Town and head to Gruž.
This was once the industrial hub of Dubrovnik.
Now it’s home to much of the population and a functioning port.
2.) Dubrovnik Beer Company : Gruž
Not too far from the market, you’ll find Dubrovnik Beer Company, in the more industrial part of town. They have a little patio and offer daily tours. The beer is great and seems it to be the only actual brewery in the city.
Now we’re off to Lapad.
This little peninsula is filled with resorts and gorgeous beaches.
It’s the perfect place for a less tumultuous swim.
3.) Cave Bar More : Lapad
Welcome to Cave Bar More, otherwise known as Špilja bar More. This spot is half outdoor, half (very) indoor. That’s right, you can drink inside a beautiful cave, right on the coast.
There’s a small stairway from the deck to the water where you can slip in for a swim, and the water there is warm and perfect.
Stay tuned, next we’re off to Fort Lovrijenac.