Bol nightlife has its long tradition. There is something for everyone, no matter of age or preferences. Lots of cafe and cocktail bars for younger and older, almost daily shows and Bol cultural Summer manifestations. Traditionally, there are “welcome Summer” and “Goodbye summer” parties on summer’s first and last day. These two are rich with local specialties such as fish, vine, and strong drinks. Usually with live music and fireworks. Bol nightlife is truly rich in its offerings.
Bol nightlife recommendations
Recommended for the start of the night is a nice dinner in one of the plethoras of good restaurants offering Dalmatian and international cuisine. After that, an after-dinner cocktail in Cocktail Bar Bolero, located in the pine forest on the promenade leading to Zlatni rat beach, is a great choice.
Later into the night, most of the happenings are in Bol center. Our recommendation is Cocktail bar Varadero for the party and some small cafes in Bol harbor offering a great night view of Bol by the sea.
For late in the night (read early morning hours) when nightlife in the town is finished, there is a choice to go to Night Club in Hotel Elaphusa that is open till morning. The entrance is from the promenade leading to Zlatni rat beach.
We are sure there is something for all tastes in Bol nightlife. Parties, concerts of classical and pop music, art and photo exhibitions, or just a nice walk by the sea.
Throughout the summer months, there is a fisherman night organized each week on Wednesday. Local klapa singers (traditional A Cappella singing, which is under UNESCO protection as a non-material heritage of Croatia) and a small band with live music are there to entertain. Also, many stands with locally made souvenirs and old-school crafts are along the Bol harbor. Last but not least, many restaurants and local people have stands where they cook for you local dishes of fresh fish and crabs.
Bol summer carnival
Bol has, by now, a traditional summer carnival that takes place every September in Bol. There are troops from around Europe, and even one came from Bolivia in 2013. Bol is one of the FECC (Federation of European Carnival Cities), meaning people from Bol also visit carnivals organized throughout Europe over the year.
Summer carnival is held every year in September; the international summer carnival in Bol was first held in 2007.