Updated: Apr 14
Located in the heart of the city of Makarska, this pub is one of the locals' favorite spots. Pivnica Pivac, or Rooster Pub, is a home for everyone who can't resist to enjoy their favorite activity, drinking coffee and beer, no matter what. A small paradise for beer lovers with a selection of over 30+ different beers, imported and domestic, Pivnica Pivac gained its popularity selecting only the best beers from different breweries around the globe.
In '90s, Makarska Riviera was well known for numerous local rock bands, concerts and alternative music festivals and this place kept the spirit! Igor Joskic, the owner of the pub, is a total audiophile. That is why Rooster Pub plays only great music. In addition to the regular program, this pub also organizes pub quizzes, vinyl records parties and live music performances. Rooster Pub in Makarska is also a home ground for MaFest, international comic book festival which takes its place every year, at the end of May.
Jimi Hendrix's Experience or Deep Purple's Machine Head seems like a perfect soundtrack for a pleasant night-out with a bunch of friends, or a first date with your rock 'n' rollin' babe. Rooster Pub was opened in 2009., on the ground floor of an old dalmatian house which makes this place even more authentic and interesting. No matter if you're fan of basic Pilsner beers, craft beer lover or a brewery enthusiast, Rooster Pub in Makarska is a place for you! Aside from the wide selection of different beer, another Rooster Pub's highlight is great coffee. If you have tasted better coffee on the Makarska Riviera, let us know! Located at the city center, on the Marineta street, this pub is a perfect "good morning" starting route! Osejava beach is right across the street, which we find very fitting.
Your summer marathon in Makarska should start here. First, a cup of macchiato. Than, take a walk to the Osejava beach and enjoy your morning swim, there aren't that many people in the morning, you will love it.
When you feel refreshed and the sun starts to heat up your face, it's time to grab a beer. Go back to the Rooster Pub. This routine will help you prepare for everyday chores, we can guarantee!
This place is alive all year round, not only in the touristic season, and that's the main reason you should check it out! It is widely known that bars in the touristic areas are only as good as much the locals value them. We suggest you to explore Rooster Pub's offer carefully. There are really interesting breweries this small pub offers.
Unlike other bars or pubs in this area, Rooster Pub is a home of the carefully selected domestic and foreign beers, whiskeys and classic malts you'll be surprised to see!
If you love beer, good coffee and music, and the Makarska Riviera is on your way, make sure to visit this place. If you have troubles finding it, All in Makarska Riviera mobile guide can help you. It's totally free and really helpful, make sure to equip your smartphone with this app before you hit the road. Also, this app will show you other great bars and restaurants, but also beaches, top sights, historical places in the Makarska Riviera and more! Android users should tap here, and iOS loyal users should use this link.
Sorry for not having pictures of the interior, but we should mention it. If you ask us, Rooster pub is surely the most artistic pub in the Makarska Riviera. Some walls of this pub are decorated in paintings of Mr. Goran Novovic, a local artist who's also a regular guest here. Other surfaces are decorated with some interesting rock 'n' roll posters, vinyl covers and iconic movies scenes pictures. Having already mentioned him, Goran Novovic's atelier is another interesting place to see, especially if you're an art lover. Located in the Makarska center, in the middle of the Kalalarga Street, Goran's atelier captures the eyes of passengers. We definitely suggest exploring the street of Kalalarga, the oldest one in Makarska, and if you look closely, you'll find Goran's atelier easily!
When in Makarska, your afternoon wanderings should end here. While the sun slowly goes down and the crowded Makarska's beaches are becoming more romantic, this is the place where you want to have the first sip of beer that day. Or that hour. We do not judge, we're beer lovers, too! If you’ve ever watched the '80s sitcom named Cheers!, you'll get the right perception of what this place means to the locals.
"Where everybody knows your name.."
This is not just a phrase, Makarska is a small town and it's not hard to remember all the guests who become friends pretty soon. Some of you may be annoyed by the waiter's casual approach or you may be embarrassed because only Croatian is spoken around you, but we assure you that there's no safer and a more comfortable place in the Makarska Riviera than the Rooster Pub, where all the staff and the owner will be at your service.
To stay connected with this pub, check out their facebook page!