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November 25, 2010

Nightlife and entertainment in Bali


Night life in Bali starts late, which means around midnight. Many visitors wonder where crowds of expats suddenly come from around 1:00 in the morning – even when all of Kuta has been very quiet during the whole evening, the IN-places often become crowded after midnight.
There's a simple explanation: during the early evenings many of Bali's night owls either still work, visit friends at home, or simply sleep. Most of them visit pubs, bars, or discos only in the early morning hours. Therefore, if you plan a night out don't start your dinner too early. Between 9:00 p.m. and midnight there are not many places we can recommend.
Visitors looking for company don't need to worry. Wherever you go in Sanur and the Kuta area, there are many other single travellers with the same problem around – day and night. In Bali's discos you'll meet also many "kupu kupu malams" ("night butterflies" or working girls) and young boys who compete with the females and service all sexes. All taxi drivers know the more popular karaoke bars and massage parlours in Kuta and Denpasar, and the various "Houses of ill Repute" in Sanur's narrow back lanes.
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Some quite popular places in Sanur are the BORNEO PUB on Jalan Danau Tamblingan and the TROPHY PUB in front of the Sanur Beach Hotel. Both, however, close around 1:00 a.m.
The discos and pubs in Nusa Dua's 5-star hotels are often rather empty. They are mostly frequented by those visitors who stay in-house and are too tired to make the 30 minutes drive to Kuta.


Everybody looking for some action and fun in the evening goes to "Kuta" which nowadays means the area extending about 4 miles or 7 kilometers North from the original village of Kuta and includes now Legian, Seminyak and even Basangkasa. Here are most of the better entertainment places offering EVERYTHING single male or female visitors as well as couples might be looking for.
There are several places such as CASABLANCA etc. – down-market open-air pubs and very noisy discos full of stoned Aussies courting Javanese "Kupu Kupu Malams". PEANUTS Discotheque on Jalan Raya Legian at the Jalan Melasti corner (about the border between Kuta and Legian) has been re-opened very soon after it was gutted by a fire. The huge (air-conditioned) dance floor is often crowded, guests are a mix of locals and younger foreign visitors.
Closer to the center of Kuta you find the BOUNTY SHIP with a noisy, over-air-conditioned disco in the basement and the re-built PADDY'S not far from the original PADDY'S. Much more "IN" nowadays is the newer M-BAR-GO which features really good music and a better crowd than most other places. SKY GARDEN is also on the main road and an interesting place to go. The bar is on the top floor, the three storeys below feature all different lounge areas. The menu is huge but the food is often disappointing. When most places close around 2.00 or 3.00 in the morning, night owls of all kinds continue drinking at nearby MAMA'S until sunrise.
For a somewhat more civilized evening out, you can have dinner and a couple of drinks at the bar at either TJ's or KORI in Kuta, at the open street side bar at NERO Bali right opposite AROMAS Restaurant in Kuta, at the re-built MACCARONI CLUB in Kuta, at MADE'S WARUNG in Basangkasa (see BALI - Restaurants to Enjoy), or at the trendy HU'U Bar & Lounge near the Petitenget temple, LA LUCIOLA and THE LIVING ROOM.
One of the most "in" venues in Bali is KU DE TA right on the beach adjacent to the Oberoi hotel. This is the place to see and be seen, and from late afternoon there is a DJ providing rather noisy entertainment for Bali's beautiful people. This is a great place to watch Bali's famous sunsets, but expect to pay for a cocktail around US$10 and more.
Something more outrageous and only for open-minded people are the HULU CAFE shows in Garlic Lane between Jalan Padma and Jalan Melasti in Kuta/Legian, a place which called itself the "only real gay bar in all of Bali" with drag shows starting at 11:00 p.m. three times per week. The performances are actually kind of funny! Since the original HULU CAFE burnt down in 2008, the shows are now performed at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the BALI BEACH SHACK in the same lane
You'll find a large and quite popular HARD ROCK CAFE right at the beginning of Kuta's beach road with live music from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Expect to find many singles of all kinds here looking for company. If you think this is too noisy, too crowded, or the air-conditioning too cold for you, try the CENTER STAGE at the HARD ROCK RESORT located in the back of the CAFE. As the name implies, the band performs on a raised stage in the middle of the huge round lobby bar until 11:00 p.m. Both HARD ROCK outlets are expensive by Bali standards.
The JAYA PUB on the main road in Seminyak features also live music and attracts many Indonesian customers who don't mind the chilling air-conditioning and the sometimes horrible bands and singers. MANNEKEPIS, a pleasant Belgian pub/restaurant right opposite the QUEEN'S TANDOOR in Seminyak, features live Jazz on Thurdays, Fridays and Saturdays and serves good meals at reasonable prices.
Seminyak's best place to have a drink and some fun after 11 p.m. are nowadays probably OBSESSION World Music Bar and SANTA FEE Bar & Grill, Jalan Abimanyu (also known as Gado Gado Road or Jalan Dhyana Pura). Life music, reasonably priced cocktails and the friendly girls attract many visitors until the early hours. Other popular night spots nearby in the same street are SPY BAR, LIQUID, Q BAR and MIXWELL ("for the alternative lifestyle"), SPACE and THE GLOBE. New bars and "Chill-Out Lounges" are opening all the time, and most of them feature DJ's and/or live music on certain nights. Just walk down the road and check them out !
Later, from 2:00 a.m., it's party time at the SYNDICATE, BACIO and DOUBLE SIX, a large open-air disco with several bars, big dance floor, and many tables. All three are located next to each other on the beach in Seminyak and charge an entrance fee of 30,000 to 100,000 Rupiah (depending on the day) for which you get a voucher for a free drink. Here and in nearby DEJA VU and LA VITA LOCA you'll find most of Bali's night owls drinking and dancing the night away until 4:30 a.m. or so. (The legendary GADO GADO Disco has been re-converted into a restaurant.)
Also, watch out for notices and small posters in Kuta and Seminyak announcing special events such as Full Moon Parties, House Warming Parties, Body Painting Parties, etc, etc. If these "parties" are announced to the public (even if only by word-of-mouth), they are open for everybody. You'll have to pay for your drinks, therefore, don't be shy.

Have fun!

 Kuta Beach Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach Nightlife The nightlife scene in Kuta usually starts late – around 23:00 to midnight with bars and pubs offering different atmospheres and types of entertainment. Some clubs and bars showcase live bands, DJs, sexy dancers and ‘fashion shows’. Price wise, compared to the nightlife places in Seminyak, partying the night away in Kuta is way cheaper.

Hard Rock Cafe in Kuta Beach, Bali

Hard Rock Café Bali

Facing the famous Kuta Beach is the time-honoured catalyst of the resort, the Hard Rock Café. Set on two floors, with nightly live bands that regularly change every three months, this place is full of younger crowds, especially during the weekend. Every two months Hard Rock invites a well-known Indonesian singer or band to play live. Hard Rock Café serves up burgers, fries and colas in large portions.
Location: Kuta Beach Street
Price Range: pricey

Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra is a feast for the senses: scent, taste, sight and sound. This is a restaurant, club and a lounge with Indian and Mediterranean design in the outer areas where all the youngsters gather. Kama Sutra hosts live bands, DJs and features some of Bali’s best live performances by famous Indonesian figures.
Location: Kuta Beach Street
Price Range: affordable

The Wave

The Wave is a three-in-one club housing The Coffee Bar (an al-fresco café and beach bar), Sailfin (a fine-dining restaurant), The Club (a long bar and a discotheque) and a beachfront shopping arcade. The Wave sits majestically on the shores of Kuta Beach and offers mesmerizing and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and the famous Kuta surf. Characterized by its striking architecture with International cuisine and drinks, and accentuated by great music, The Wave is a place not to be missed during your visit on the island.
Location: Kuta Beach Street
Price Range: pricey

Ocean Beach Club

The Ocean Beach Club is a beachfront venue where you can catch the sunset from the open wood deck or lounge pool side on one of the cosy day beds. With DJ's and a lively later atmosphere.
Location: Kuta Beach Street
Price Range: affordable

Ocean 27 Sundeck Lounge & Restaurant

Ocean 27 is a sundeck and restaurant offering a beach dining experience, luscious food, great sunset views, refreshing cocktails and a wide selection of wines and champagnes from all over the world, as well as imported beers. As the night approaches, be prepared to party into the wee hours with well-known local and foreign DJs dishing out tunes from chill out to house.
Location: Discovery Esplanade
Price Range: pricey

Sky Garden in Kuta Beach

Sky Garden in Kuta

Located in the heart of Kuta, ESC’s rooftop Sky Garden Lounge has been a popular destination for local, expat and tourist guests since its opening. This open-air lounge is known for its unique concoctions such as the '14 day' infused martinis. Set in comfy seating with an intimate 'garden' atmosphere, funky dancers are accompanied by International DJs spinning their stuff seven days a week. Recently, Sky Garden bought two floors of the adjacent My Room Club and re-designed it to be their new Sky Garden Lounge. Get their daily promos starting at 6pm and special Sunday offer – a girls’ night-out where all girls are offered free drinks!
Location: Legian Street
Price Range: affordable

M Bar Go in Kuta Beach Bali

M Bar Go

M Bar Go is one of the fancy hip hop clubs in Kuta, dedicated to a younger clientele. Every Friday and Saturday night the place is full. Watch out for their beach couture fashion show every Thursday and their hot salsa nights.
Location: Legian Street
Price Range: affordable


Musro Bali is the only live cabaret show venue in the area where all the dancers are professionally trained. Spanish choreographer Raphael Gomez provides the expert knowledge needed to produce such a high quality show. You can enjoy their various spectacular performances with extravagant costumes every night for only IDR 100,000 per person. Before the show begins, a live band plays on stage and DJs will perform to fill the air with their selection of R&B, Rock and Club Hits before the real show starts.
Location: Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Price Range: affordable

Vi Ai Pi

Vi Ai Pi is a newcomer to the nightlife scene in Kuta. It is styled on the Balinese form fused with modern European design, embracing the natural elements of green and open space. Their dinner menu carries Eastern and Western infusion flavours at their best. Look out for the events calendar, which will be peppered with well-known DJs and sexy dancers.
Location: Legian Street
Price Range: pricey

Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood first came to Bali in 2001 and it comprises five different rooms; an adventure room - designed with an Egyptian theme, the whirlpool bar - an island bar with a four-metre whirlpool dropping from the ceiling, a submarine, a hill area and the sky garden – where you can see a large maple tree and a diorama of New York’s skyline, giving the effect of dining in Central Park. Try their popular international specialties of fajitas, Hollywood burger and turkey club sandwich. A live band plays every Wednesday-Saturday starting at 20:00.
Location: Kuta
Price Range: affordable

Hulu Bar

Do you want to enjoy your dinner in a different way? Here, you can enjoy your meal whilst watching an Indonesian style cabaret drag show. The place is popular due to the fun entertainment, good service and friendly atmosphere. The shows are free and a wide selection of beverages is offered at a reasonable price. It draws mixed crowds: straight, gay, families, locals, expats and tourists all come to enjoy the show. Two shows commence at 10 pm and 11.15 pm from Thursday to Sunday.
Location: Bali Beach Shack Legian
Price Range: affordable

Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub

Gracie Kelly’s was the first original Irish Pub in Bali and serves a la carte dinner daily from 11 am until late. Located in Bali Dynasty Hotel, their specialties are Irish Stew, Beef and Guinness Pie, Dublin Coddle, Hot Sticky Pudding and other traditional wholesome food served from Gracie’s kitchen. You’ll be impressed by their large selection of local and international beers and traditional Irish pub grub. Try their real ales from Storm Brewery, a local micro-brewery in Bali. Live entertainment from their resident Irish band starts at 8 pm to help you swing your night away.
Location: Kartika Plaza Street Kuta
Price Range: pricey

Legian Beach Attractions

What to See in Legian Beach

Legian Beach In Bali Located between the famous surfing Mecca, Kuta, and middle-upper class hangouts, Seminyak, Legian is a recreational place where one can shop, swim or go to a spa. Legian Beach is one of the famous beaches in Bali along with Double Six Beach which is actually just the northern part of Legian Beach.
Since it has fewer crowds and lower tides Legian is just the perfect place to get lazy. If you’re looking for a place to stay with a limited budget, Legian is the perfect option in spite of its strategic location and is perhaps less chaotic than its neighbour Kuta, yet still gives lends a party atmosphere because some of Bali hippest bars and lounges are located in this area.

Legian Beach

Legian Beach

The beach starts from Melasti to Werkudara Street, and since there is no public transport access there's a sidewalk stretch from Legian Beach Hotel to Jayakarta Hotel. Legian Beach gives you more of a resort feel and offers more beach activities than normal. You can go for a swim, take a surfing lesson, go canoeing in certain months, play beach volleyball or maybe just lie and soak up the sun.
If that's not enough, you can stroll along the beach sidewalk and maybe stop by for cocktails, shoot some pool, or get a massage. Legian Beach is a hip place to hang out at night; there's everything here from live music bars to beachside restaurants, from Mexican food to Mediterranean fare. There are a number of cottages, exclusive bungalows and luxury hotels embracing the shores of the beach and one can enjoy easy access to the beach from these accommodation choices. The beach is full of excitement and tropical party treats.

Double Six Beach

If you have fashionable tastes and have worked your body into great shape, this beach is the perfect place to show how cool you can stay in the summer heat. Grab your latest shades and iPod and stroll along from noon till sundown, 'cause this place is busy with stylish people who want to see and be seen.
Double Six Beach is on the north side of Legian Beach and it reaches from the Jayakarta Hotel to The Double Six Club. Why is the club so famous? Because occasionally it holds Ibizan-style beach parties with famous DJs and they last for days.

Nusa Dua Beach Nightlife

There is not much in the way of nightlife in Nusa Dua especially if you are expecting to see a crowd and a wild night out as if you were in Kuta or Legian. All you can find is some prestigious bar and lounge situated in the luxurious resorts and hotels where a dress code is sometimes applied like King Cole Bar at St.
Regis Bali Resort, O Loo Loos Fun Pub and Salsa Bar at Nikko Bali Hotel, Pesona Lounge at Grand Hyatt or Cascade and Sand Bar at The Laguna Resort. All features nightly live performance with amazing different ambience, great choice of champagnes, fine imported wines, martinis, exotic cocktails and other concoctions. But it mostly closed after 2.00 in the morning.

Nusa Dua Beach Shopping

Nusa Dua offers you the most comprehensive international shopping complex - The Bali Collection. It’s an outdoor mall that attempts to be the most up-market all-in-one shopper’s haven right in the midst of the luxurious resort compound where you don’t have to bother with risky bargaining.
Bali Collection presents a hotchpotch of the world’s trendy brand names displayed in SOGO as well famous local brands, art and craft shops and jewellery stores. Alternatively, facing the main entrance gate on Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai and the back entrance gate on Jalan Pantai Mengiat, you can venture out to some art shops managed by local people where your best haggling skills are necessary.

Nusa Dua Beach Activities

The Nusa Dua Resorts and Hotels area offers a wide range complementary fun activities and facilities designed for all family members. Unfortunately, only few facilities are opened for public. Try golf at Bali Golf and Country Club presents 18 holes whereas a spectacular view of Indian Ocean serves as a background or driving a 700cc motorized ski while exploring the beautiful blue sea lapping against the sand stretching three kilometres from Nusa Dua to the coastal side of Tanjung Benoa.
Experience an unforgettable ride from atop a camel’s back at Geger Sawangan Beach could be a fun thing to do with entire family or just play tennis at the court where the International athletes swing their racquet every once in a year at Tennis International Commonwealth Tournament at Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Nusa Dua Map

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, landmarks and other items of interest with links to relevant information pages. The perfect way to find your way around and see where everything actually is. Read more...

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Sanur Beach Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Sanur Beach

Sanur offers less excitement by night than other popular destinations in Bali. The resort’s feel is incomparable with Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak with their sophisticated disc jockeying nightlife. Sanur is where you can lean back on a comfy lounger, chat with friends and colleagues, sip a glass of martini, and relax to live smooth jazz sounds.
If you feel like a little bit of Kuta-style action, Blue Eyes café is the only place you can get live music and deck spinning treats under one roof. On the whole, nightlife in Sanur is thematic: you can have jazz, Irish folk, bossa nova, electronica, or even mariachi.

Jazz Bar and Grille

This is the only Jazz pub serving Mexican originals such as nachos, paella, tacos, and other sombrero basics. This odd combination has apparently become the favourite haunt of both local and international customers. In addition to its Mexican fare, Jazz Bar and Grille also serves Soto Lamongan - chicken bouillon served with rice, American classics, lamb chops and other cosmopolitan dishes. This pub has become one of the premier hubs for Indonesian jazz players since 1999. Jamming sessions take place on Thursday to Saturday evenings from 10 o’clock; guests are welcome to take part and communicate with the world’s common language, music. Jazz Bar and Grille occasionally features non-jazz musicians to draw a wider clientele
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 02:00
Location: By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 15 – 16

Kafe Wayang

With a well-set interior and ample selection of Indonesian fare fused with other Asian and some European food styles, Kafe Wayang is one of Sanur’s best nighttime venues, opens daily from 8.00 to 23.00. The specials are even better: the spicy prawn patty served with coconut milk and tandoori lamb brochette are popular among regulars. Not to be missed is the vast assortment of bakery goods and pastries which are also available on their menu to complement your meal. During the weekend, Kafe Wayang hosts live entertainment on the stage starting from 9 o’clock onwards. Gather your friends to this chilled locale and while away the evening sipping a glass of local or imported wine at a very reasonable price.
Location: By Pass Ngurah Rai Sanur

Blue Eyes Café

This is the hippest entertainment scene in Sanur. With performances from local and national artists, Blue Eyes Café has swiftly become the hottest joint for youngsters and partygoers. Regular deck scratching performances are held nightly with interesting different themes. The culinary journey is second only to the cocktail sampling. If you feel like it on Saturday night, don’t hesitate to join Sanur’s latest electrified stage. The bar open in the afternoon till dawn.
Location: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 888

Sector Bar at Bali Beach Golf Course

Sector Bar is an upscale golf club restaurant and bar. Located amidst the verdant grounds of the course, the refreshments come in a delightful and classy way. Sector Bar is the place to make a social statement and impress your clients at the same time. Open daily till midnight with live jazz tunes, a lavish selection of gourmet and rare wines, a 2000 person capacity, business and meeting facilities, beautiful leafy surroundings, and a golf course, Sector Bar never misses a trick to satisfy its guests.
Location: Bali Beach Golf Course, Jl. Hang Tuah No. 58

Seminyak Beach Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Seminyak Beach

Seminyak Nightlife Sophisticated and chic nightlife spots in Seminyak complement the stylish fashion boutiques, astonishing galleries, luxury spas and classy dining spots of the day. Even though there aren’t as many nightlife spots in Seminyak as in Kuta, most of the Lounges and Clubs offer elegant interior design with their daybed facilities, poolside bars, lively performances, sexy dancers and extensive array of fine quality cocktails, martinis, wines, champagnes and vodkas. Well-known international DJs twirl the tables to fill the air until dawn.

Ku De Ta Bali

Ku De Ta Bali

Without a doubt Ku Dé Ta is the most famous oceanfront hangout in Bali. The top line champagnes, wines and cocktails and great high season parties every year ensure that the restaurant is frequented by VIP customers. For a dining selection the restaurant offers modern Australian and Asian cuisine on the menu. After dinner, swoop into their new upstairs VIP Lounge - definitely worth investigating.

Bahiana in Seminyak Beach, Bali


Bahiana is a French-owned salsa bar and is located in a two level building designed in warm colours and inspired by Cuban decoration. Don’t miss their weekly theme party and live salsa performances. Bahiana offers plenty of creative cocktails and rum to cheer up your night.

Sunset on Seminyak

Anantara Resort offers a great night escapade – lounge on plush daybeds while famous International DJs spin the decks on the rooftop dance floor every night. The resident DJs invent powerful or subtle tastes, depending on the mood, while you can sample the rich Asian tapestry of tapas, sushi and satay at the Satay Dining Bar.

Kudos Lounge & Bar

Kudos claims to be a Lounge & Bar aimed at boys who like girls, girls who like boys, boys who like boys and girls who like girls – this is a gay and straight Lounge and Bar set in indoor and outdoor areas and providing comfortable ‘lagoons’ on the VIP upper deck where specially mixed cocktails and champagne are served.

Q Bar

Q Bar is a Caucasian-owned gay bar, known among local and international customers as the hippest venue to hang out in. But be sure to arrive after 23:30 to get the perfect crowd for mingling in. For live entertainment, Q Bar features drag queen shows throughout the week.

Hypnotique Cocktail Bar & Lounge

Hypnotique is the newest bar to grace the town. This state of the art cocktail bar and lounge will cater to Seminyak’s swish mix of local and foreign travellers, treating you to high-end mixology by their resident DJs. This sleek lounge features one of the best sound systems in Indonesia. The music keeps a more urban and rare groove through the weekdays and then takes things up a notch on weekends with progressive, total funk, uplifting house, trance and plenty of nostalgic tunes mixed in. Service and value will no doubt be two of the best hooks for the repeat offenders here.

Hu’u Bar

Hu’u is named after a magical atoll just off Sumbawa, considered by some surfers as the location of the best wave in the world. Hu’u is a gorgeous cosmopolitan style bar set on a 20,000sqft area, and includes a 14-metre pool and an expensive wooden lounge deck to pamper the international clientele. Hu’u Bar offers more than seventy choices of cocktail (including non alcoholic ones), starting with their legendary lychee martini, and including caipirinha, caipirosca, mojito, cosmopolitan, massive attack and cookie monster and fresh fruit daiquiris. While you’re sipping your martinis, the Resident DJs will bring up rare grooves and jazz breaks from pre-dinner cocktails to late night clubbing.

Obsession Music Bar in Seminyak Beach, bali

Obsession World Music Bar

Obsession World Music Bar is another great place to have a drink and enjoy some late evening entertainment in Seminyak. This place has become one of the preferred places to hangout for expatriates and long-stay tourists.
With no cover charge, all night opening, great wine and cocktails, great music from the resident DJ, live shows (sexy salsa dance on every Wednesday and Friday), a live band (Rio Sidik, a world class trumpet player, his wife a violin player and his band Saharadja perform every Wednesday and Saturday to jazz up the night), and a delectable menu of Japanese, Mexican and Italian Pizzas, it’s no wonder this place is crowded almost every night of the week.This bar also provides a quiet and peaceful wine lounge on the upper floor for those who wish to have a more relaxed time of it.

Galaxy Bar & Nightclub at Galaxy Hotel

The Galaxy Hotel (formerly known as Bali Globe) is the home of The Galaxy Bar that has been operating since 1999. The place is ideally located less than a 10-minute drive from Seminyak’s main road. Here, you can enjoy your night in the friendly atmosphere of their stylish cocktail bar and lounge.
The bar will please sport lovers and the resident DJ will transform this place into a nightclub from 22:00 onwards. For a tr uly entertaining live show, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11pm, The Galaxy Bar presents sexy fire dancers. Be sure to get the special ‘buy two get one free’ deal for local Bintang Beer on those nights.

Read more: Seminyak Beach Nightlife - What to Do at Night in Seminyak Beach

Jimbaran Beach Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran and The Bukit Peninsula offer nights less frantic than in Kuta, Legian or Seminyak but some of the clubs in these areas are considered as luxurious clubs in Bali. Parties are not always held indoors but rave beach parties are held at every chance for celebrations such as Independence Day, New Years Eve, or just a deck-spinning parade.
The Bukit can get crowded during dry season with surfers and other sport enthusiasts, but some big-spending guests would rather have less crowded places to hang out in such as private clubs or lounges. There’s no need to be worried though - Jimbaran and The Bukit will make you an offer that you can never say 'no' to.

Temple Lounge and Bar

Don’t get confused with the Balinese type of temple as this temple is for joy worshipers only. This fusion African-Middle-Eastern designed lounge is situated on Di Mare Restaurant’s rooftop. You can enjoy limitless ocean views over a cocktail. The Kasbah Moroccan-style lounge and bar serves an A-grade selection of food from Western to Mediterranean.

Kakul Bar and Café

Kakul Bar and Café is the place to have a perfect evening. Breezy sea air with shady trees, a broad selection of dishes and cocktails accompanied by jazz tunes are surely something that you should never pass up. Kakul provides a cosy atmosphere that will ease your tiredness away and make you feel your day has just started.

KLAPA Lounge

Klapa lounge is the new, exclusive, kid on the block in southern Bali. Located in the grounds of the prestigious Pecatu Golf Resort, this two-level lounge with two level basements of more than 6,000sqm contains eight entertainment outlets, such as restaurants, a karaoke room, a lounge, club, spa, and pool. Their mission is to give the customer unlimited entertainment service. With those excessive features who wouldn’t be satisfied?

Nammos Beach Club

The only way to access this astounding Greek-style beach club is via Karma Kandara Resort. Namos Beach Club is beautifully constructed in Aegean style on a Tropical Island. With a bamboo-decked kitchen and grass roof pavilions, this beachfront private club can contain 100 guests. Nammos Beach Club provides five-star services, Mediterranean cuisine and a wide selection of cocktails.

Kubu Bar

This beach porch hut with an open bar is truly a perfect place to enjoy your evening in style. Kubu Bar has just the right combination of an excellent choice of cocktails and a heavenly setting. Located on a cliff edge on Ayana Resort’s private beach, Kubu Bar will ease your troubles away and make time stop.

Martini Club

Martini club at Ayana Resort is probably the only exclusive martini bar in Bali. It serves a complete selection of the world-famous drink from the original 'Martinez' to the most famous 'Shaken, not Stirred', popularised through Ian Fleming’s fictional character James Bond. A well set interior combining traditional and contemporary design with beautiful glass work from renowned artist Seiki Torige marks Ayana’s Martini Club as one of the few classic clubs on the island.

Read more: Jimbaran Beach Nightlife - What to Do at Night in Jimbaran Beach

Ubud Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Ubud

In contrast to the fancy bars, swanky lounges and exclusive clubs of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, where International DJs spin the decks and every night offers the wilder kind of nightlife, Ubud serves up a more relaxing ambience and traditional atmosphere. This is the place to break away from that kind of crowd. However, a few cafes, limited seat bars and performance stages cater to the Ubud night owls.

Fly Cafe Ubud, Bali. Located at Jalan Raya Lungsiakan, Ubud. Phone: (62-361) 975.440
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Bali Dance Performance

Known as the cultural capital of Bali, Ubud is famous for its fine traditional Balinese dancing. Dances and performances such as Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet) are held nightly here from 19:00 onwards, with special events staged for every full and new moon presented by local villagers who have learnt this rich cultural heritage from a young age, passed down from generations before them.
The venues are spread around Ubud including Ubud Palace, Puri Dalem Ubud, Ubud Water Palace, Pura Agung Peliatan, Pura Desa Kutuh, Pura Padang Kerta, Bale Banjar Klod, Padang Tegal and Arma open stage. Tickets can be purchased at Ubud Tourist Information Bureau or directly from the venue 15 minutes before the dances and performances begin.

Jazz Café

This super cool club is perhaps the hottest nightspot in Ubud. Situated on Jalan Tebeyasa, offering live music and great Asian cuisine under an Alang-Alang roof, there is also a lovely outdoor garden area that has a raised bale with more low tables and cushions.
Kick back in their comfy seats and sip one of their legendary cocktails such as the hugely popular Mega Margarita, Fruity Mango Dixie, Smooth Blues Colada or other seductive cocktails with cool names like Java Jive, Swell Ella or Cool Louise. Classic cocktails, an extensive wine list and a cooler are also available at the bar. Try them all one by one while enjoying great musicians perform Jazz, Blues, Latin, Funk, Soul and World Music every evening except Monday.

Ozigo Bar

Ubud only has a few places for a night out and while Ozigo Bar might be one of the lesser options of nightlife venue for a downtown groove located on Jalan Sanggingan Campuhan, it offers a cosy place to hang out and party until late, and features a VIP room, dance floor and romantic outdoor terraces.
The bar attracts local and foreign DJs, while sexy dancers and nightly live music will heat up your night. Another great service from the bar is that they provide free pick up from your hotel in the Ubud area, so just call their number ((62) 81 23679736) and be ready to swing the night away.


Situated at the bottom of Monkey Forest Road in Central Ubud, this latest addition to Ubud’s nightlife has gained a good reputation for its Lychee Martini. The bar occasionally hosts live music performances and has quite an extensive list of both imported and local wines at very reasonable prices. Cocktails and beers are served in tall cold glasses which make them taste even better.

Beggard's Bush

Beggard’s Bush is a British pub located in front of the Antonio Blanco Museum in Campuhan, and is known as the headquarters of the Bali Hash and Bali Bird Walks. This British Bar has been on the Ubud nightlife scene for 20 years and was established by Victor Mason, the same man behind both the fun membership clubs. The pub provides a wide selection of wines, beer, cocktails and mocktails but it closes early for a hang out venue (22:00).

Sai-Sai Bar

This is a happening place for great food, cold beers, incredibly innovative cocktails and entertainment, right in the centre of downtown Ubud. The interior is complete with big screen TV, live pop and traditional music almost every evening and a barbeque spot in the back to entertain and transform your calming night to an enjoyable hip night out.

Laughing Buddha Bar

Laughing Buddha Bar is a surprisingly nice place to sit. With street-side tables commanding a view of Monkey Forest Road, it’s a perfect place to share some laughs and a cold beer while unwinding to the soothing live music on the stage (the band plays almost every evening from 21:00 to 23:00). Their friendly staff will accompany you through the night while offering a good selection of spirits and local and imported wines at reasonable prices.

Studio 22k

Located in Oka’s Kartini Bungalows compound on Jalan Raya Tebeyasa, only a few minutes’ drive further west from Ubud’s main road, this tiny elegant bar pours excellent cocktails, has a good selection of wines and plays excellent music every night. It’s a perfectly simple bar to refuel in after experiencing some physically demanding activities in the region or after a day strolling around Ubud’s shopping area.

Tanjung Benoa Nightlife

At Tanjung Benoa leisure facilities stop at nightfall. Kuta is the nearest option for nightlife. It’s only a 20-minute drive to get to all the excitement of Bali at night.
Shopping in and Near Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa Shopping

Shopping in Tanjung Benoa is limited to convenience store and hotel boutique level but just down the road in Nusa Dua you will find handicrafts and arts shops, jewelry outlets, a Paul Smith shop and even children's accessories outlets. Again, the area is largely overrun by swanky hotels so don't expect comparable shopping to larger towns. This is resort land.

Read more: Tanjung Benoa - Everything you need to know about Tanjung Benoa

 Candidasa Beach Nightlife
Do not expect to find any clubs or bars in Candidasa. This small village aims to be a peaceful getaway for travellers searching for a magnificent ocean view with hills and rice fields creating a graceful green backdrop. However, you can enjoy traditional Balinese dance performances every Tuesday and Friday evening at the Pandan Harum Dance stage. 
Shopping in Candidasa

Candidasa Beach Shopping

While visiting Candidasa, there is only one spot to head for, if shopping. There are several art shops lining the main street open daily from 09:00 to 21:00 and some may close earlier. You can find small souvenirs, handicrafts and art crafts made by locals from the neighboring village. No fixed price tags which mean you have to bargain for each item and pay in cash.

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