Dalmatia has been a tourism heaven for over a century. However, during that period Split was largely recognized as the transport hub for the beautiful islands in front of it.
It was not up until five or six years ago that Split started realizing its true tourism potential. Accidentally or not, tourism growth in Split coincided with the opening of Wine & Cheese Bar Paradox. At the time Split had very limited options when it came to food & beverage and gourmet gastronomy experience. It was then, back in early 2012, that two friends and wine and gourmet enthusiasts Zoran Pejović and Marko Sučić concluded that it was time to change this by opening a first wine and cheese bar in Split, solely focused on promoting Dalmatian wine and delicacies.
Driving idea behind the project was very simple, the one that could be understood as definition of successful hospitality; offer amazing product in a pleasant atmosphere with a smile. Thus, Paradox Wine & Cheese bar entered the Split hospitality scene. Since the early beginning to this date, Paradox remains one of the most prominent and focal points of the Split’s rapidly changing and developing hospitality scene.
Paradox is a modern wine bar & lounge set in the historic center of Split just dozens of meters from Riva waterfront. Since opening in the summer of 2012, Wine & Cheese bar Paradox has been introducing new trends to social life in Split, promoting wine and wine culture. Paradox distinguished itself, and continues to do so with carefully selected and sourced wine and local delicacies and amazing service with trained sommeliers. It has been recognized by media all over the world, as well as high end tourist agencies, as “not to miss spot in Split”. Among others, Paradox has been featured in New York Times article “36 hours in Split”, while German professional hospitality portal hotelier.de listed Paradox Wine & Cheese bar as one of the seven best wine bars in the world.
During 2017 Wine & Cheese bar Paradox moved to the larger space, in a unique, secession era building, located on Ban Josip Jelačić street, where it continues to provide its guests with ultimate Dalmatian wine experience. Contemporary yet classical interior with 40 seats dominated by the long bar and the windows opening to the outside creating seamless transition between busy street and tranquility and the warmth of the bar’s interior is comforting and very inviting. The rooftop wine terrace can accommodate more than 90 patrons and provides an ultimate wine experience under the white sails in a private setting enhanced with Mediterranean greenery and the views towards the busy Split harbor.
Continuing with the proven recipe of providing an amazing selection of local wines and cheeses with the unparalleled service by experienced sommeliers, Paradox team is looking forward to be at your service, whether you are looking to come and enjoy Dalmatian wines, learn more about local wines and oils, join one of the wine tastings or gourmet dinners or host your jazzed up private party. Wine & Cheese bar Paradox proudly presents the richness and diversity of Dalmatian and Croatian wines and features more than 120 labels. For those looking to explore old world wines Paradox also features selections from other regions such are France, Italy and Germany. For ultimate experience Paradox offers selection of domestic and imported cheeses, prosciuttos, dried, salty and marinated seafood, homemade bread and quiches. The guiding principle behind Paradox is collaboration between social life and culture of wine.
If you happen to be in Split and want a delicious snack with high quality wine, you will find Paradox to be the perfect place.
Please join us…
An ultimate wine experience and gastronomic
delight with carefully selected Croatian wines,
cheeses and dried, marinated or smoked
Dalmatian and Mediterranean delicacies.
OYSTER AND CHAMPAGNE
BIRTHDAY AND WEDDING PARTIES
UPCOMING BANDS AND ARTISTS
“IN SHORT, PARADOX WILL EVEN IN ITS NEW SPACE REMAIN AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR SERIOUS WINE CONNOISSEURS, AS WELL AS THOSE LOOKING FOR A REFINED PLACE TO ENJOY SOME DELICIOUS FOOD AND WINE.” www.YacthsCROATIA.hr
“THE MOST FAMOUS AND THE BEST WINE BAR ON NEW LOCATION. IMPRESSIVE WINE LIST – THE BEST IN SPLIT – FROM THE MOST RECOGNIZED CROATIAN AND WORLD WINEMAKERS WITH CONTINUES SEARCH FOR THE NEW ONES – ESPECIALLY WINERIES FROM DALMATIA.” www.SLOBODNADALMACIJA.hr
“A TRUE CROATIAN WINE DISCOVERY.” www.TRIPADVISOR.COM
“OUR OFFER CONTINUES TO BE A PROVEN AND SUCCESSFUL FORMULA; OFFERING OUR GUESTS CAREFULLY SELECTED CHOICE OF WINES WITH THE EMPHASIS ON DALMATIA AND DALMATIAN AUTOCHTONE VARIETIES, LOCAL CHEESES, DRIED, MARINATED AND SMOKED DELICACIES.” www.JUTARNJILIST.hr
Ulica bana Josipa Jelačića 3
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