Zadar’s Sky Diving Cocktail Bar Owner
Zadar, in northern Dalmatia, has already made quite a name for itself in nightlife but now it has an increasing number of slick cocktail bars. Caffe Bar Zoilo was one of the first and is named after Zadar’s lesser known first saint. It’s popular with the business fraternity, much of which works nearby at Tankerkomerc. Morphing into a night club after dark there are plenty of innovative touches including free canapés in the summer. Though it’s hard to tell from the outside, its a largish space and simply but nicely done up – wood, stone, lilac and white. Also a picture of the eponymous saint holding the signature cocktail, Krila Zadra (45kn), which owner Ante Butić (pictured, right) says allows you to drink (responsibly of course) and dance all night. The name translates to wings of Zadar and Ante should know - he mixed one in May 2006 as he descended 3,000 metres by parachute, landing on the sea organ, or so legend has it. It’s made from the best cognac and amaretto, mixed with grenadine, lime and Red Bull, hence the comparatively lofty price tag, but the standard drinks and cocktails are all pretty reasonable. Internet café and WiFi are free and the music caters for a wide range of tastes. On the mainland by the, yet to be completed, vast new shopping and residential development. Contact details as below.
Obala kneza Branimirar (095 864 0955). Open 7am-4am daily, summer, 7am-4am weekends winter. No credit cards.