Bali Nightlife: Witty, charming and a surfer’s paradise, the island of Bali attracts millions of visitors every year, who come here to savor the laid-back lifestyle, tropical beaches and party the night away. What is now considered one of the best nightlife destinations.
Bali is certainly the most famous of the thousands of islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. A paradise of calm and relaxation, nestled between long beaches and lush forests, temples, mountains and hills dotted with terraces and rice fields that offer postcard views.
But Bali is best known for its hedonistic and playful atmospheres: once a favorite destination for hippies, the island is now frequented by many young surfers and tourists from all over the world, thanks to its proximity to Australia, Japan and Singapore. , and in just a few years it has become one of the ideal destinations for those looking for nightlife and unbridled entertainment.
The streets of Bali are full of late night bars, beach parties and traditional music venues, making it a perfect paradise for your evenings! The Balinese night scene takes shape as the sun sets on the west coast of the island: the sun always sets around 6:30 p.m. and it is around 7:30 p.m., when night falls, that the Balinese nightlife becomes more intense .
Guide to nightlife or clubs in Bali
Bali’s nightclubs and bars don’t have enforced opening and closing times and can therefore stay open late, with music sometimes continuing to play until dawn. However, the party starts long before sunset, with aperitifs on the beach in the various restaurants or in the luxurious beach clubs that offer spectacular views of the ocean.
Tourists, expats and locals, everyone loves Seminyak! This seaside town buzzes night and day from Double Six to Oberoi and Petitenget. There are too many cool hangouts to discover, but here are the most famous and loved ones:
KU DE TA
Bali’s first and most iconic beach club transforms into a party hub at night. Stick around after those sunset drinks and get ready to dance under the stars! Evenings at
theme, disco, soul, KU DE TA does just about everything and regularly invites famous DJs from all over the world to come and play their sets.
From Villa Carissa to Kudeta is only 11 minutes walk.
One of the most famous bars in Seminyak is La Favela. Beautifully decorated, totally hip, vintage and always busy, this garden bar has an underground feel and it has several dance floors with music ranging from hip hop to pop – it’s eclectic and a must visit on a weekend. Stay in Seminyak!
From our Villa Carissa to Lafavela is only 6 minutes walk
Red Carpet Champagne Bar – Where to go out at night in Seminyak?
The red carpet is the theme of this champagne bar located on the busiest street in Seminyak with all the best restaurants, bars and shops in the area. Rather chic atmosphere and proper dress required. The prices are correct, the service efficient and you are right on Oberoi Street so you can watch the excitement unfold before your eyes.
Every 20min or so, we would say the waiters pass by distributing small amuse-bouche, a very significant little detail. You have many activities throughout the week. A very nice place that I recommend if you want to go out in Seminyak in the early evening before going out to the Favela afterwards.
From Villa Carissa to Red Carpet is only 7 minutes walk.
Address: Red Carpet Champagne Bar
Jl. Kayu Aya, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
+62 361 737889
Potato Head is another world famous beach club that knows how to throw a party. Take it off your to-do list and come here on the weekends for a sunset drink and party till late!
Have fun and hang out in Jimbaran can be fun!
Rock Bar, Jimbaran at Ayana Resort
Located in the Ayana Resort, this terrace sits on a cliff with stunning views. To access the Rock Bar, you have to cross the hotel, as surprising as the destination itself. Day and night the landscape is spectacular, the waves crashing on the cliff, perfect lighting, an endless pool, cocktails, reserved… It has an original elevator which makes the journey to at the bar, but if you see a lot of people, you can take the stairs. Definitely a must in Bali!
Opening hours: daily 04:00 pm – 11:59 pm.
Punk, grunge, underground and dirty in the style of the early 90s, Gimme Shelter has punk and rock n roll bands and they keep rocking into the wee hours of the night.
Website via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gimme_shelter_bali/?hl=en
Not just a bar but also a skate ramp, Pretty Poison is an old-fashioned hangout in Canggu. Cheap beers, DJs and live bands, this place is one of a kind!
Single Fin is a cliff top bar with stunning ocean and sunset views. One of the premier party spots on this part of the island, the best time to come here for people and parties is Sunday night. You can expect magical sunsets, great cocktails, live bands and DJs.
A great place to meet people and dance the night away!
The areas with the best nightlife in Bali
Bali’s nightlife is concentrated in the southern tourist areas between the villages of Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak, where most of the nightclubs, restaurants, and tourist bars are located. This area, once filled with coconut palms and rice paddies, has become one of the liveliest nightlife spots in the world, with excellent restaurants, live music, shows and electronic music clubs.
All areas of Bali’s nightlife are relatively close to each other. Seminyak is located just 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from Kuta and less than 6 kilometers (3.7) from the center of Denpasar. Despite this proximity, it can be difficult to move from one place to another. The best option for getting around is by taxi, or Uber: we do not recommend traveling by moped at night, as accidents are very common in the busiest areas.
Located just 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Kuta is Bali’s nightlife epicenter. A bustling beach of golden sand, with hundreds of souvenir shops and endless traffic jams, frequented mainly by Australians, Indonesians and young backpackers under 25 on a tight budget. This is where surfers and visitors come for their first taste of Bali. Cheap accommodation, cheap beers and 24 hour music with people from all over the world.
Kuta’s nightlife is always bustling with dozens and dozens of bars and clubs with hilarious dance floors and resident and international guest DJs. The club scene here usually starts late, in most cases around midnight and continues until the wee hours of the morning. The myth of Kuta began in the 1960s, when this village became a favorite base for many surfers and penniless travelers who came here to ride the fantastic waves of Bali and sleep for a few dollars a night. Today, Kuta has become the symbol of excess and nightlife on the island, crowded with hotels, nightclubs and gorgeous girls in bikinis sunbathing on the beach or by the pool . The beach parties are not to be missed, especially if they coincide with the carnival period which takes place in October, with aperitifs at sunset, surfing and cultural activities of all kinds.
The busiest areas with the highest concentration of bars are located around Poppies Lane and Benesari Street and are mostly populated by surfers. Kuta Beach Road is dotted with several poolside lounges where you can drink and dance in the water and take in the spectacular ocean views.
Located between Seminyak and Kuta, Legian Street is the main street where most nightclubs and outdoor venues in Bali are located with commercial music playing all night long. This is the right place for those who like to dance late into the night, frequented largely by crowds of young Australians ready to swallow liters of beer. Legian represents a strategic location for your stay in the south of Bali. It is close to everything and its beach is less crowded than that of Kuta.
Nightlife in Legian is a rich mix of clubs and restaurants that stay open late along the main road between Kuta and Seminyak. After spending the day relaxing on the beach, you can immediately dive into the vibrant nightlife after the sun goes down.
A few kilometers north of Kuta, along the coast, you will find Seminyak, with many seaside bars and restaurants with a refined atmosphere and exclusive nightclubs. The Seminyak area is much more exclusive than Kuta, thanks to the high density of private villas and luxury resorts, and the crowd is mainly made up of upper-class Australians, wealthy Indonesians from Jakarta, European travelers and locals. expatriates living in Asia, with an average age between 25 and 45 years old. During the week, the area can be quiet, especially on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Of course, bars and nightclubs are more expensive, some clubs have a weekend entry fee and a dress code. Most of the lounges and clubs in Seminyak offer stylish interiors and open-air landscapes with lush green lawns and pools lined with loungers overlooking the sea. Some also have poolside bars, serving a range of high quality cocktails, martinis, wines, champagnes and vodkas.
Seminyak nightlife is spread over at least 5 streets: Jalan Oberoi, Jalan Petitenget, Jalan Dhyana Pura, Jalan Double Six and Jalan Batu Belig. Jalan Oberoi is the best street for dining and partying in Seminyak, while Jalan Petitenget offers more stylish venues, including beach bars and restaurants and trendy nightclubs. Jalan Dhyana Pura is famous for having several small gay-friendly bars, while the Batu Belig area near Canggu is quite trendy and less touristy than the rest of Seminyak.
Frequented mainly by surfers, the nightlife in Canggu is lively and offers very informal evenings. The village of Canggu has grown enormously in recent years with the influx of young foreigners looking for a quieter alternative to Seminyak. Canggu indeed has a relaxed atmosphere, affordable accommodations and a tight-knit community of hipsters, surfers and Europeans. During the day Alternative Beach, a popular new bar that hosts lots of pool parties, with lots of music, young and beautiful girls.
Denpasar has an underground scene with a local, male crowd. Not really interesting for most travelers. These days, there are no decent places other than karaoke bars and massage parlors where the customers are usually local Indonesians.
Although Ubud has a quiet atmosphere at night, there are a few bars open until 2am in the town center popular with backpackers and long-term residents. Once a month there is a big pool party called Invasion Ubud, the date and location of which are always secret until the event starts.
The Peninsula, south of Kuta, offers wonderful beaches perfect for recharging and relaxing before hitting the trail again. The nightlife of Uluwatu and Bukit mainly reflects the luxury of the five-star resorts that line the coast characterized by a long limestone cliff. Here are some rooftop bars where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the south coast of the island, as well as great drinks, decor and music. There are also a few surf bars overlooking one of Bali’s most popular surf spots. The nights here are less hectic than in Kuta, but there are still some fancy clubs and beach parties.
In addition, along Jimbaran beach you will find many bars and small restaurants where you can taste excellent grilled fish, served on candlelit tables directly on the beach. A great place to spend a romantic evening in Bali.
Other Clubs, DayClubs and discos in Bali
Sky Garden Bali (Kuta)
(Jl. Raya Legian No.61, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
The Sky Garden is Bali’s best-known nightclub, located a short walk from the Legian Memorial. Frequented mainly by Australians and travellers, this club in Kuta offers themed parties every night with international DJs, as well as a rich aperitif with buffet from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and open bar. The right place where you can chill, drink, dine and dance the night away to funky beats from live DJs.
Potato Head Beach Club (Seminyak)
(Jalan Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Located opposite Seminyak Beach, Potato Head is one of Bali’s most popular clubs. A world of drinks, dinners and parties on a large beachfront. This quirky beach club has a beach bar with a large 500 square meter lawn, flanked by a magnificent swimming pool positioned in the center of a kind of amphitheater. During scheduled events, international DJs and celebrities take to the oceanfront stage as crowds gather on the center lawn. Among those who have walked the arena are Mark Ronson, Foster the People and Fat Boy Slim. Potato Head hosts the Ultra Bali every year which brings together many fans of electronic music. Frequented by an international crowd of all ages, this club is also a great place to have an aperitif in Bali while watching the sunset.
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(Jalan Laksamana Oboroi No.177X, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
The Favela looks like a long-forgotten colonial building located on the edge of the forest. Extreme attention to small details, retro and antique furniture in all shapes and colors, plants that seem to grow everywhere, old motorcycles, scooters and even a well-worn Volkswagen van make the illusion complete.
During the day, La Favela functions as a restaurant, but during the night it transforms into a club, or more precisely into something akin to a private, often themed party. Mainly frequented by tourists, this club offers free admission and commercial music, hip-hop and r’n’b every night, in a very relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to its mesmerizing atmosphere, La Favela is one of the coolest nightclubs in Bali.
From our Villa Carissa to Lafavella Club takes a six-minute walk
Mirror Lounge & Club Bali (Seminyak)
(Jl. Petitenget n°106, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The Mirror is a gothic-style Balinese club that welcomes night owls and organizes festive evenings in its trendy lounge located on Seminyak’s main thoroughfare. The interiors and overall design of the structure are similar to a Gothic cathedral, but with shimmering mosaic decorations, stained glass windows, and high ceilings paired with futuristic laser lighting systems to create one of the coolest and coolest spaces around. the most immersive to dance to the rhythm of the house. and hip-hop music with the best local and international DJs. The place only opens an hour before midnight and is frequented by a good mix of Indonesians, expatriates and visitors who gather under its huge glass roof which gives glimpses of the starry sky. One of Seminyak’s most exclusive clubs.
Motel Mexicola (Seminyak)
(Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Petitenget, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
In the village of Seminyak, Motel Mexicola is a colorful and quirky Mexican bar-restaurant. During the day, the place offers traditional Mexican dishes accompanied by a drinks menu with tequila, margarita and cuba libre, which can be enjoyed outside. At night, the Mexicola regularly hosts wild parties with live Latin music and people dancing on the tables. Simple and affordable Mexican food, great drinks and atmosphere that guarantee fun nights out.
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