Top 10 Bali Nightlife

Bali is well known around the world for its fascinating nightlife. Bali is a favourite among tourists, who come to Indonesia, as it’s a great place to relax in more ways than one. It’s the raging nightlife that will keep you going until the wee hours of the morning. Let’s take a look at what nightlife in Bali has in store for you. Here is our take of the best nightlife around Bali from the famous places like Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua plus also few good nightlife ideas besides the usual bars and nightclubs.

Nightlife in Kuta

Bars in Kuta

Kuta is well known as the centre of Bali’s nightlife, as it has a huge range of entertainment venues that is sure to please any tourist – single males and females and couples likewise. Most bars in Kuta allow guests entries free of charge and special promotions when it comes to its drinks during a certain time. M Bar Go is popular among the crowds with its huge bar space and hip hop music that plays in this clubs, which spans over two floors. Tips are that the club held special shows from time to time, including a bikini fashion show on Wednesdays.

Nightclubs in Kuta

Jalan Legian and Jalan Padma in Kuta are the streets to be at for anyone looking to have a good time at night. There are nightclubs like Hard Rock Café, Casablanca, Peanuts Discotheque and the Bounty Ship. One of the best party spots in Kuta is the Sky Garden, which is host to over 2000 visitors in a week. Located on Jalan Legian, the Sky Garden nightclub has top international DJs, drinks and food.

Legian street at night in Kuta, Bali

Legian street at night in Kuta, Bali

Nightlife in Seminyak

If you are looking for a much more sophisticated nightlife, then Seminyak is the place for you. This special place in Bali has chic bars, clubs and great restaurants and the numerous events that take place at these places at night. The sophisticated and classy nightlife is visible with the kind of creative people that frequent Seminyak, including fashion designers and artists.

Popular Nightspots in Seminyak

Undoubtedly, the most popular nightspots in Bali are located in Seminyak. These include Ku De Ta (the Oberoi), E-Lounge (Jalan Raya Seminyak) and Planet Hollywood (Simpang Siur). More nightclubs are located at Double Six Seminyak, Dhyana Pura Seminyak, Petitenget, and Jalan Pantai Kuta. Santa Fe Bar & Grill is also a fun place to have a drink with friends. To get a feel of Bali’s best live DJ’s, Cafe Del Mar is the place to be.

Bars in Seminyak

The number of classy and fun bars in Seminyak proves that this is a great place to kick back and relax in the evening after a tiring day. The Red Carpet Champagne Bar is known to provide exactly what the nightlife of Seminyak suggests it would: relaxation and a great time. If you went surfing in Sumbawa, then Hu’u bar is the place for you to get pampered with the finest at what life has to offer in Seminyak. The Charlie Bar in Seminyak is another bar known for its international atmosphere. The bar features great cocktails prepared by Carson Quinn, who’s an international mixologist and has worked with the most famous bars in the world.

Nightlife in Bali - Sky Lounge

Nightlife in Bali – Sky Lounge

Restaurants in Seminyak

Nightlife in Seminyak is incomplete without a happy and satisfied meal before or after drinks at a local bar. One of the most popular restaurants in Seminyak is Charlie restaurant. Located on Jalan Petitenget, the classic food at Charlie restaurant is prepared by Meidy Zuhri, who’s an award-winning Executive Chef. Another popular restaurant is Mantra on Jalan Petitenget, which is notoriously known as the best restaurant in Bali due to its great food and drinks.

Nightlife in Sanur

Getting Traditional in Sanur

Sanur is not just a place with restaurants and hotels. At night, these places come alive with its traditional Balinese dancing and great fun games. Some of these places stay open until the last guest is ready to leave and call it a night. Some of the popular places where the nightlife is exuberant are the Trophy Pub (Sanur Beach Hotel) and Borneo Pub (Jalan Danau Tamblingan). Kafe Wayang (Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai) is also a great place to have dinner or drinks complemented by a great jam session.

Pubs in Sanur

If you want to relax in Sanur by having a few drinks, there’s the Borneo Pub on Jalan Danau Tamblingan and the Trophy Pub at the Sanur Beach Hotel. Both close at about 1 am.

Nightlife in Nusa Dua

Discos in Nusa Dua

Located in the Southern part of Bali, Nusa Dua is famous for its 5-star resorts and 5-star discos. The good thing about the discos in Nusa Dua is that they are not always full and crowded because most of its visitors are guests of the resorts and these resorts are located away from busy towns in Bali.

Hard Rock Cafe in Bali

Hard Rock Cafe in Bali

Nightlife in Ubud

Feel the Culture in Ubud

Ubud is known for having a much calmer atmosphere at night. Its nightlife consists of events and activities that are traditional and cultural. One very popular activity is traditional Balinese performances that occur throughout Ubud.

Special Night Parties in Seminyak and Kuta

In Seminyak and Kuta, there are special night events such as House Warming Parties, Full Moon Parties or Body Painting Parties. These parties are advertised to the public by word-of-mouth. Watch out for those in Bali and if you are lucky, you will be invited.

The nightlife in Bali starts as soon as the parties come alive. The bars and nightclubs play host to Bali’s guests at night. Some tourists sleep through the day to get the energy at night to enjoy the nightlife in Bali. To get around and enjoy the nightlife of Bali wouldn’t be a problem as all taxi drivers are aware of the hot and happening spots in Bali.

Photo credits from top: Julian Jensen, Matthew Harrigan and m4sh.3d

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Author: Nil Hajra

A writer with a mind that travels through time and with time. Having seen some of the most beautiful places in the world, Nil enjoys discovering new places and learning about its people. She believes that there’s nothing better than the knowledge that is learned through the experiences of others and used for one’s betterment in life. She also considers that having an open mind on people and places will help human beings on earth respect and understand each other better.

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