When I think about cocktails by the sea, dancing through warm, summer nights and a good time with friends, I think of the nightlife in Makarska. The city is full of life during the summer, but that doesn’t mean that the neighboring town of Tučepi doesn’t have its own secrets waiting to be discovered. As a local, I know all the nooks and crannies for the nightlife in Makarska and Tučepi, and I don’t want to keep them from you. Below, you’ll find my 10 best nightlife tips for Makarska and Tučepi:
Michigan – Tučepi
Only a five minute walk from TUI BLUE Jadran, you’ll find the beach bar Michigan. With colourful cocktails, eclectic dancers, themed nights, DJ parties and concerts, Michigan is a small piece of the Caribbean in Tučepi. I think it’s great that you can enjoy the nightlife after sunset, but also order a morning coffee or refresh yourself with a juice in the afternoon.
Teuta – Tučepi
Enjoying the nightlife doesn’t mean that you can’t spend a relaxing evening every now and then. Teuta is a modern bar with a local flair where you can find me at least three times a week. Here, I can enjoy the sea air, the view, the atmosphere and a special bitter cocktail that bears the name of both the bar and a brave, Illyrian queen. Come on over – you won’t regret it!
Cinnamon – Tučepi
In the centre of Tučepi, you can find Cinnamon – a lounge bar overlooking the harbour. With a piña colada or blue lagoon in hand, I often sit in a cosy armchair on the roof terrace and gaze at the red-painted sky behind the tall palm trees. With a song from the 80s in the background, I feel like I’m in the TV show Miami Vice. All that’s missing is the white blazer.
Lištun Street – Makarska
Lištun Street is synonymous with nightlife in Makarska. The small side streets and hidden corners offer a wide selection of music and drinks in many different venues. Everything is close and everyone can make their evening the way he or she wants. I must confess that I’ve experienced many adventures in this wild heart of Makarska’s nightlife – but I won’t go into more detail now…
Deep – Makarska
In my opinion, there’s no better place than this one if you are looking for a real party atmosphere in July and August. Hidden in a cave right on the beach is the renowned club Deep. Here, you can enjoy an unforgettable evening with house, techno, pop, and R&B tunes – either at tables on the beach, on the stone terrace with a magical view of the sea, or on the dance floor. Trust me, given the unique location, Deep is worth a visit.
Petar Pan – Makarska
The trendy club Petar Pan is only open from July to early September, which I think is a shame. Not only do the most famous singers from Southeast Europe appear here, but popular local and international party music is also played until the early morning hours. If you’re into Balkan beats, Petar Pan is the right choice for you!
Buba Beach Bar – Makarska
There are days when I just want to have some fun even before the sun sets into the sea. That’s when I make my way to Buba Beach Bar (Buba means “beetle” or “VW Beetle”). After a short splash in the sea and a few minutes sunbathing, I’m ready to celebrate. I like to spend my afternoons at the after-beach parties with cool cocktails and a great sound system. Those who are really brave can try bungee jumping from a crane right on the sea. The nightlife in Makarska can also take place during the day – you just have to be in the right mood!
Nautica – Makarska
Gin has become very popular again in recent years. In the past I didn’t find this drink very interesting. However, it’s been poured into my glass a lot lately, so I have nothing against it. This often happens at Nautica Bar in Makarska, where you can choose from 17 varieties of gin. As the restaurant isn’t far from Lištun Street, it is the ideal place to start your nightlife in Makarska!
Pivac – Makarska
This mix of a pub and a typical Dalmatian cafe is perhaps the most popular establishment in Makarska. With a huge selection of beer, great coffees, a pub quiz every Monday, and experienced DJs that successfully mix rock, pop, and funk music, it’s no wonder. Pivac is not only the centrepiece of nightlife in Makarska, but also an all-day meeting place for all generations.
Makarska City Beach – Makarska
Sometimes I just feel like spending the evening among friends. I don’t want to go to a restaurant or a nightclub, but also don’t want to stay at home. That’s when I take a beach towel and a bottle or two of beer and meet up with my buddies at the beach. Someone always shows up with a guitar and sings until the seagulls wake up! Preferably without audio recordings!
Start the nightlife from here
Want to experience, not just the nightlife of Makarska and Tučepi, but also the benefits of a first-class hotel? Then the TUI BLUE Jadran is the perfect starting point for your excursions into the region’s vibrant nightlife.