Music & Nightlife

Find the best clubs and nightlife in Croatia – and where to see the best live music shows, festivals and concerts

Zagreb gets drive-in cinemaZagreb gets drive-in cinema

Zagreb gets drive-in cinema

With the reopening today of cafés and bars across Croatia, another much-missed option for getting out of the house will shortly return to the country's...

Rijeka youth choir make amazing online performance

Rijeka youth choir make amazing online performance

The streets of coastal city Rijeka should be bustling right now, with visitors and residents enjoying the multifaceted arts programme long-in-preparation for...

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Discover Croatia's best nightlife venues

The best live music venues in Zagreb

The best live music venues in Zagreb

Zagreb may not have the star-power of other European capitals but the city punches well above its weight when it comes to awesome music venues. From giant...

The best clubs in Zagreb

The best clubs in Zagreb

Visitors don't always discover the best clubs in Zagreb. Lurking in unlikely locations, they're  guarded by a close-knit circle of regulars and are largely...

Dubrovnik nightlife guide

Dubrovnik nightlife guide

Dubrovnik nightlife is unusual - while the city has an abundance of bars, clubs are relatively few. But what they lack in quantity, they more than make up for...

LGBT+ guide to Zagreb

LGBT+ guide to Zagreb

The rainbow flag doesn't flutter quite as brilliantly in Zagreb as in nearby European capitals, but that's not to say Croatia's capital hasn't got a...

The best music events in Croatia

INmusic Festival

INmusic Festival

One of the most popular rock festivals in the region

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Recommended live music events and concert venues

Tvornica kulture • Zagreb

Tvornica kulture • Zagreb

5 out of 5 stars

Tvornica kulture (‘The Culture Factory’) has established itself as Zagreb‘s leading medium-sized venue for live rock and pop. The fashionably...

Revelin Culture Club • Dubrovnik

Revelin Culture Club • Dubrovnik

5 out of 5 stars

A club venue since summer 2011, the angular 16th-century fortress that marks the eastern end of Dubrovnik's Old Town has become the place to go after...

Tvornica kulture • ZagrebTvornica kulture • Zagreb

Tvornica kulture • Zagreb

5 out of 5 stars

Tvornica kulture (‘The Culture Factory’) has established itself as Zagreb‘s leading medium-sized venue for live rock and pop. The fashionably...

Tvornica kulture • Zagreb

Tvornica kulture • Zagreb

5 out of 5 stars

Tvornica kulture (‘The Culture Factory’) has established itself as Zagreb‘s leading medium-sized venue for live rock and pop. The fashionably...

Revelin Culture Club • Dubrovnik

Revelin Culture Club • Dubrovnik

5 out of 5 stars

A club venue since summer 2011, the angular 16th-century fortress that marks the eastern end of Dubrovnik's Old Town has become the place to go after...

AKC Medika • Zagreb

AKC Medika • Zagreb

5 out of 5 stars

Still going strong despite the municipal authorities' threat to dramatically raise the rent, this shrine to all things alternative grew out of Zagreb’s...

Crkva • Rijeka

Crkva • Rijeka

4 out of 5 stars

Rijeka is a city that is famed for its nightlife and in addition to the wide variety of clubs on offer in the city you will also find special parties and small...

Masters

Masters

4 out of 5 stars

The intimate Masters is located next to the clay courts of the Maksimir Tennis Centre and in a loft bedecked with wooden floors and a tree-house-style bar. The...

New music

Introducing... Tobi North

Introducing... Tobi North

Tobi North is Zagreb’s new kid on the block. The London-born Singaporean has spent the last 5 years in the Croatian capital syncing his trendy hip-hop and RnB...

Introducing... Mel Camino

Introducing... Mel Camino

Mel Camino, who hail from Velika Gorica, just outside Zagreb, have been active for the last 12 years, although out of the spotlight of the mainstream music...

Introducing... Kensington Lima

Introducing... Kensington Lima

Originally from Split, Josip Radić is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has lived in Zagreb since 2005 and Kensington Lima is his new band...

Introducing... Mimika Orchestra

Introducing... Mimika Orchestra

Being eight years old, Mimika Orchestra needs much less of an introduction than other groups featured in this column, particularly to those in London where the...