Buza Bar was one of my favorite and most memorable finds in Dubrovnik. So much so that Jake and I went twice during our 3 days in Dubrovnik Old Town to enjoy its incredible sunset views. The cliffside location not only offers unobstructed views of the Adriatic Sea and Lokrum Island but is also a popular cliff jumping location for thrill seekers.
Buza means “hole in the wall” which fits perfectly as you literally have to walk through a hole in Dubrovnik’s city walls to find it and there’s nothing fancy about this bar. Buza Bar is more about the location than anything else. Many people, and my personal recommendation, is to skip the actual bar all together and find your own private rock overlooking the ocean.
How to get to Buza Bar
Buza Bar Dubrovnik has an unmarked and almost secret location. Finding it is part of the fun and once you arrive it feels like you’ve found a hidden gem. To get here first go to St. Ignatius Church. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan you will know the steps leading up to the church as the “Walk of Shame” staircase. Once you reach the top of the staircase and the entrance of the church go left. You will be walking towards the city walls which you will see in front of you. Once you reach the city walls you will see a “Cold Drinks” sign with an arrow pointing right. Follow the arrow until you reach another “Cold Drinks” sign with an arrow that points to an iron gated entrance…a literal hole in the wall. You have arrived at your destination, Buza Bar Dubrovnik! This is technically Buza Bar II. There is also Buza Bar I. Buza Bar II is better for cliff jumping and has better views.
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Buza Bar Dubrovnik Tips
When Jake and I entered we skipped the bar to the right and immediately went left to find a secluded rock to ourselves. We noticed others did this and some people even brought their own drinks and snacks. This practice was not frowned upon at all so don’t fret if you have no intention on paying for overpriced drinks!
The actual bar area of Buza Bar Dubrovnik has shade, tables, and chairs and was filled with people each time we went. There is no running water…you are on the side of a cliff after all…so don’t expect anything outside of prepackaged or bottled items. Beer, wine, and other bottled drinks are available for around 30-45 kunas and served in plastic cups. Peanuts and chips are about the extent of the snack items. Like I said earlier…nothing fancy. There is one toilet, but it’s more of a port-o-potty, so plan accordingly.
Go to Buza Bar Dubrovnik at least an hour before sunset as it’s easier to find while you still have light. It also gets crowded and you’ll get a better spot if you go early. Once you find the perfectly perched rock to take in the views sit back and relax. You will have plenty to watch at this hour. Sunset cruises and kayak tours float below and cliff jumping adrenaline junkies are a constant show to watch.
Cliff jumping at Buza Bar
If you feel comfortable climbing to the cliff diving spots it’s an absolute blast. You’ll know the spots to jump from as there is a constant stream of people lining up to jump. It is a bit difficult to climb up to get to the jump off point so take that into account. See where the guy is climbing in the middle left of the photo above? That's how you get to the main jumping point. Jake and I jumped multiple times and had so much fun! It was high enough for a rush but not unsafe.
The video below, though terrible in quality, will give you a good idea of the set-up of Buza Bar Dubrovnik and what it looks like.
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