Bali's nightlife scene has boomed over the years, now with underground clubs as well as beachfront classics. Here are our fave bars & clubs for partying on the island.
Whether you are in Seminyak, Canggu or the Bukit, there is always a party going on in Bali. From cool, urban clubs serving the best of house music, or beach-front bars serving the best of Rhianna… we have it covered with our picks of the best places in Bali to go to dance the night away with your friends.
You can’t come to Canggu without sampling an Old Man’s Wednesday night. These are legendary on the island, and involve a happy hour, beer pong, and dancing to old school tunes! Expcet to bump into lots of people you know, and expect to get sweaty!
Old Man’s, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu.
For the cool kids! Pretty Poison is a hotspot in the ‘Gu which is a bar slash skater park. Yup, in the middle of the venue is an old-school ’80s skate bowl, making this bar have a backyard kinda vibe. If you don’t ride boards, don’t worry – you can still go and watch, along with the hundreds of other people sipping a Bintang around the bowl. Plus they have epic DJ’s and live music, so it’s perfect to let loose!
Pretty Poison, Jalan Subak Canggu, Canggu, p. +62 (0)812 4622 9340.
La Favela is another trendy Seminyak must for a night out! This bar and restaurant [located in the heart of the bustling town] looks like a long forgotten colonial building in the jungle, with vintage décor and plants everywhere. By day it is a restaurant, and by night it turns into a club, resembling that of your mate’s house party. Check their website for what’s on, as every weekend is a different event. La Favela is the kind of place where you go in at sunset, and come out at sunrise!
La Favela, Jalan Kayu Aya No. 177X, Seminyak, p.+62 (0)361 730 603.
Single Fin is not just renowned for its stunning ocean views; it has one of the best Sunday sessions on the island. Nab yourself one of the booths [via their website] and get there just in time for sunset. Soon enough the venue will be full to the brim of people and as the music from the international DJs is cranked up, you will find yourself dancing to club and house classics until the wee hours of the morning!
Single Fin, Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, p. +62 (0)361 769 941.
The Jenja Bar and Club is another popular haunt with expats, and on the menu is a line-up of old school hip-hop, RnB and funk. Located in the basement of the Town Square Suite, it has impressive interior of shimmering walls and a large dance floor perfect for two-stepping your way into a Sunday hangover!
Jenja, Jalan Nakula 18 Kuta, p.+62 (0)811 3988 088.
How does standing on the tables singing along to the Macarena sound to you? This is your average night in popular Mexican haunt, Motel Mexicola, in trendy Seminyak, so if dancing along to Mambo No 5 is your cuppa tea, head here. And if you are feeling shy, don’t worry – there are shots of free tequilla going round!
Motel Mexciola, Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Seminyak, p.+62 (0) 361 736 688.
The uber hip hotspot in Canggu is renowed for being another epic Sunday sesh session. Every sunday they have live bands or Djs rocking the joint, so get prepped for a Monday hangover!
Deus, Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8, Canggu, p.+62 (0)811 388 150.
The Orchard Bar & Restaurant
If you love nothing more than a boogie to live music, the Orchard Bar & Restaurant is your new live music haunt, providing you with the chance to see some of Indoneisa’s best music acts! They also have a two-for-one happy hour most nights, which is a bonus!
The Orchard Bar & Restaurant, Jalan Nakula, Gang Baik No. 99x, p. +62 (0)857 8941 9634.