Welcome to our guide to nightlife in Kotor. I’m certain that after you are done reading the article, you won’t think much about visiting Kotor. Kotor’s nightlife is irresistible. Once you experience it, you’ll want to book your next trip to explore not only Kotor but all of Montenegro. Come and discover the charm and beauty of this enchanting destination – you won’t regret it!
A few words about Kotor and its nightlife options
Kotor is a lovely town in Montenegro that provides much more than simply stunning vistas. It is located between the mountains and the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.
When the sun goes down, Kotor comes alive, with a lot of pubs and clubs to explore. Kotor has something for everyone, whether you choose a calm evening at a jazz club or a wild night out at a fashionable cocktail bar.
While Budva tends to be popular for nightlife, Kotor has a lot to offer. If you are deciding between Kotor or Budva for your next holiday – read this article which describes the pros and cons of both.
If you’re not in the mood for music, take a peaceful stroll through Kotor’s picturesque streets. It’s the perfect way to experience some tranquility and enjoy the beauty of this charming town.
Further on, we will review our favorite 5 spots that showcase the amazing nightlife in Kotor!
The list has to start with one of the famous nightclubs not only in Kotor or Montenegro but the entire Balkans. Maximus is located just outside the old town walls. With a capacity of up to 4000 people, it’s one of the largest nightclubs in the country and attracts locals and tourists alike.
The club has a spacious outdoor terrace with stunning views of The Bay, making it a great spot to relax and enjoy a drink before hitting the dance floor. The interior of the club is modern and has multiple levels and a large stage for live performances.
It hosts a lot of local and international DJs, and it covers techno, house, pop and hip-hop, so you are guaranteed to have fun whatever your music taste is like.
In the summer, Kotor is a popular tourist destination and Maximus is usually packed with visitors and locals alike. If you’re planning a night out at this hotspot, expect a busy dance floor and a dynamic atmosphere that lasts well into the early morning hours. Locals from nearby coastal towns also love to come and experience the unforgettable vibe of Maximus, so be prepared for a memorable night out.
So, if you are looking for something to remember Montenegrin nightlife for, Maximus is a place for you!
Baywatch Plazni Bar
In Kotor, you will find a beautiful Baywatch plazni bar. This might become your favorite place if you are in Kotor, and the reasons are numerous. First of all, the bar is right on the beach. Stunning views of the sea and neighboring mountains will leave you speechless.
It’s worth mentioning that Baywatch Plazni Bar has a relaxed and casual atmosphere. If you’re looking to unwind or prefer a more laid-back crowd, this is the perfect spot for you. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the relaxed vibe and stunning views at Baywatch Plazni Bar.
The bar offers a wide selection of delectable drinks, beers, and light snacks such as sandwiches, salads, and seafood. You will be dancing with your friends, enjoying cold drinks, and having this beautiful scenery in the palm of your hand. Hardly gets better than that.
Moja Kafanica – Kotor
Don’t be fooled by the cozy, welcoming atmosphere at Moja Kafanica – things can get pretty wild here. Not only is it a beautiful little spot, but the food is also phenomenal. From grilled meats and seafood to homemade pasta dishes, there’s something for everyone. You may feel guilty after indulging in so much delicious food, but trust us, it’s worth it. Don’t miss the chance to experience the lively atmosphere and amazing cuisine at Moja Kafanica.
With that out of the way, you probably want to know if you can party here. Yes, you can. During the day, it’s a place you wanna bring your family and friends to. You may want to enjoy some quality traditional Montenegrin wines, such as Krstač (KHR-STA-CH) or Vranac (VHRA-NATZ).
But, when the sun goes down, Kotor’s nightlife comes to life. This place can really leave a party impression on you.
Moja Kafanica becomes adorable at night. A wide musical repertoire will surely force you to move along the beat. There is something for everyone, including pop, rock, hip-hop and folk music. This place does become crowded, so keep that in mind.
To enhance your experience, the menu at this spot includes a range of cold and refreshing drinks. The friendly locals will make you feel like you’ve known them your entire life, and you may even find yourself singing and dancing with strangers. That’s just the warm and welcoming nature of Montenegrins. Come and enjoy the lively atmosphere and make new friends over a drink or two at this charming spot.
Beach bar Pirates
I told you it’s not hard to fall in love with Montenegro. Especially Kotor. Beach Bar Pirates is a beautiful beach bar located just on the shore, and this is a place where you can enjoy your day and sunbathe, and get some party going later in the night.
So, if you wanna swim a bit over the day and just enjoy the Adriatic sea to its fullest, this is a place for you.
Don’t worry, they host parties every night during the summer. The place gets packed with people and is a great opportunity to meet the locals. The prices are moderate and you will be able to have fun without draining your pocket empty.
Jazz Club Evergreen
Here’s one for my jazz lovers! If you are looking for something private, intimate, and artistic, look no further. Jazz Club ”Evergreen” is a place meant for relaxation.
It hosts live jazz performances by local and international jazz performers and provides a pleasant and private environment. Here, one can really appreciate the music. The club offers a variety of beverages, including cocktails, wine, and beer. You may also get a light bite while enjoying your surroundings.
Here, you will find a smooth relaxing atmosphere allowing you to peacefully sip on your dojč (DOY-CH) – a traditional Montenegrin coffee-like beverage. It’s basically an espresso with milk, but this is what Montenegrins like to drink during the day.
As night falls, you can usually catch a local jazz band playing in front of the club, creating a soothing background of smooth jazz music. Sipping on a fine Montenegrin wine, you can smell the salt of the sea and take in the peaceful atmosphere. It’s hard to imagine a more relaxing and tranquil experience than this. Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy the serene ambiance and beautiful music at this wonderful spot.
Conclusion – Kotor nightlife here I come
After having read this, hopefully, you are considering coming to this beautiful country. We are also certain you will love the nightlife in Kotor. Compared to the places I’ve described, every word further on will fall short. That’s why I won’t say anything else, besides – we are waiting for you!