Despite being in a hotel some kilometers from town, we went there at night. Stradum was so lively (and almost so hot) as during the day.
We entered a tavern between the clock tower and Sponza palace to a quick drink.
They had live music, but I had in mind trying to find some folk dancing. No chance, there was no performance in town that day. But amusement is everywhere.
The Main Street of the old core of the town is called Stradun or Placa. It is non traffic area, aswell as the rest of the old historical centre of the town. Many of those who have visited the town agreed, this is one of the most beautiful streets in the whole world.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival, whose performances are held under the "Libertas" flag, offers to the visitors numerous concerts, theatre under the open sky, live nusic shows and many many more.
The main axis through the Old Town is a great place to go and sit on one of the wicker chairs at one of the numerous bars and just observe all the people walking past. From about 5pm the average age of people seemed to go up, with socializing school kids and teens, (all well-behaved) at the beginning to older grown-ups and tourists later on. The Stradun(as with all the Old Town) has no cars running through it and if you spend a few days here you are quite likely to see someone more than once, be it a fellow plane passenger, or the young friendly girl showing you the menus of what must be her family's own restaurant.
Dress Code: There is no apparent dress code, but it's a smart little town, so people who do look scruffy stand out!
The easiest way to explore nightlife of Dubrovnik is to walk through Stradun in the evening. It is the main street, full of restaurants,bars and souvenir shops. It's crowded,but you'll always manage to find nice seat with a view. At night you'll find different parties in little streets and squares near the Stradun.
Dress Code: Nothing special,there are all kinds of people there.
The Old Town is a great place for a stroll and despite the somewhat chilly weather, there were plenty of people (mostly locals this time of year) out walking around. I saw some people just walking up and down Stradun, the main street in the Old Town. The sidewalk cafes and shops always attract a crowd and make for a beautiful atmosphere and great people watching.
I came to the Old Town with Alen & it was really lively ! people were almost everywhere but when you walk to some of the small streets within the Old Town, you could hardly see anybody. Accept maybe some couples commiting sins or married couples having babies !
I cannot put those photos on here but you can see the Old Town during the night time. Many tables & chairs to attract passers-by for a drink or 2.
Dubrovnik by night is quit nice. Many buildings and the walls around the city are lighted.
It is also a good place to watch some people.
Especially for the man between us: it seems that Dubrovnik has the most beautiful girls in the world. I can only agree with that.
The Stradun seems to be the place to be at night. All the shop canopies roll back and the chairs come out transforming the street into a processional of exuberance.