Split has been known as a favourite destination for many young people looking for nightlife. But, as we already know, coronavirus has changed every aspect of our lifestyle in 2020, including our party habits.

On June 30, 2020, I decided to take a walk around Split during night hours to see if there were any people in the town and if they had a good time.

Bars on Split Riva are lively in 2020
Bars on Split Riva are lively in 2020

Table of Contents

  1. Nightlife on Split Riva in 2020
  2. Split nightclubs in 2020
  3. Will there be a party in Split in 2020

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Nightlife on Split Riva in 2020

Split's Riva is a favourite place for socializing both for locals and tourists during the day and night. Usually, hundreds of people walk along the Riva and enjoy its glamour.

As you can see from the photos, the atmosphere on the Riva is more intimate this year, meaning there are no large gatherings and the number of people is reduced. Most of the visitors in the town are Germans and Austrians, while the British and French tourists are expected to arrive as soon as airlines are re-established.

People having fun on Split Riva
People having fun on Split Riva

Couples may especially like such an experience of the town because they can enjoy the Mediterranean vibe without noise and crowds.

Split Riva is perfect for couples in 2020
Split Riva is perfect for couples in 2020

Quite a number of people on the Riva enjoyed the cafes, sitting, playing cards, sipping their favourite drink while talking to their friends.

Smaller groups of people on Split Riva
Smaller groups of people on Split Riva

The only place where a slightly larger number of people gathered was Matejuska - a small port on the Riva near the Franciscan monastery. It is a traditional gathering place for students in Split who drink a beer while chatting with their friends.
If you want to immerse yourself into the culture of locals in Split, I recommend you to visit Matejuska.

Locals enjoy their time on Matejuska in 2020
Locals enjoy their time on Matejuska in 2020

Split features many nightclubs during the summer season. The most famous are Inbox, Bacvice, Vanilla, Zenta, and Central. In normal circumstances, like in 2019. or 2018., most of them worked every night and had hundreds of young visitors who were enjoying partying and dancing till the morning hours.

However, in 2020 things have changed as far as nightclubs are concerned. I visited the club Inbox around midnight, which is known to be a favourite night destination among visitors of Split. But on June 30, 2020, during my visit, there were only a few people there sitting and drinking a cocktail. There was no one on a dance floor, as you can see from the photo below.

Bar Inbox is still waiting for its visitors
Bar Inbox is still waiting for its visitors

The next nightlife location I visited was beach Bacvice, with its cocktail bar. There were only a few people there, and a few teenager swimmers who were celebrating the end of the school year.

I believe there will be more visitors in Split in the upcoming days, since we expect British and French tourists, after the establishment of air bridges.

Bar Bacvice is still empty
Bar Bacvice is still empty

It is clear that party in Split will be different than before. As we already know, big crowded events like Ultra Europe Festival are postponed for 2021. Furthermore, according to the Croatian Institute for Public Health, there should be a social distance between groups of people in a nightclub.

But anyway, I believe young people will have a good time, even in these new circumstances. Those who like a more intimate atmosphere will enjoy the nightlife and charm of Split in 2020.

What is more, prices are significantly reduced, and you can get a great accommodation deal on booking.com.

Girls are always beautiful in Split
Girls are always beautiful in Split

Zvonimr Peran     2020-12-04

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