4 Best Bars in Rovinj, Istria

Mediterraneo Bar

Fodor's choice

With a lovely terrace on the sea's edge, friendly staff at the ready but not hovering, a great selection of pretty cocktails, a relaxed atmosphere, and more affordable prices than similar bars nearby, Mediterraneo is popular among locals and visitors alike. Pass through the low archway and head down a staircase to the fun terrace with colorful tables, stone benches, and cushions for those willing to have a drink sitting on the rocks. Even dolphins occasionally visit. The owners of this atmospheric bar also offer charming Old Town accommodations.

Caffe Bar Limbo

A small romantic café bar serving delicious cocktails, coffee, and craft beers, this intimate Bohemian-style spot is nestled down the steps of one of Rovinj's most charming streets. Cushions, pillows, coffee tables, candles, plants, and even cats create a character-filled experience that is quintessentially Rovinj. Your host for the evening will usually be the ever-welcoming Boris, a master mixologist excited to pour something you'll enjoy.

Havana Club

The Adriatic may not be quite as warm as the Caribbean, but at the Havana Club—a spacious tropical-themed cocktail bar/café right on the harbor—you can sip a piña colada or a canchánchara (rum, lime, and honey). There's a great selection of more than 100 Caribbean rums and premium gins plus nonalcoholic cocktails, as well as iced tea and coffee. Kick back and relax in a wicker chair under a bamboo umbrella while listening to reggae. That's not to mention the real Cuban cigars you can puff starting at €8.

Obala Alda Negria 3, Rovinj, Istarska, 52210, Croatia

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Puntulina Restaurant & Wine Bar

Take the steps down to Puntulina's terrace, where you can enjoy a glass of Istrian or other Croatian wine in a pleasant atmosphere yards from the sea, with light pop music setting the tone, plus amazing sunsets. And, yes, you can take a few more steps down, if you wish, to the rocks and take a dip in the sea before or after being served—this is where Rovinj's free public swimming area begins. There's also an excellent seafood restaurant on the upper level, which offers the same gorgeous views in one of the most romantic settings in Rovinj.