It’s official: 2023 is just around the corner, so ring in the New Year in style at these NYE countdown events & special dinners in Bali!
Seriously, where did 2022 go? We know we spent most of it hopping from Bali’s best beach clubs to Canggu’s best bars and back again. But the rest of it? The jury’s out. But one thing’s for sure – now that the island has opened up to international travel again, this year is going to go out with a bang. We’ll be bidding farewell to 2022 with a few extra cocktails and welcoming 2023 with parties and events that are bigger and better than ever before. And the best places to celebrate? At these New Year’s Eve 2023 parties in Bali – the best bars and restaurants to raise a glass and ring in the New Year in true island style.
From live DJs and beachfront parties to glamorous beachfront dinners, here are the Champagne-popping New Year’s Eve 2023 events that you won’t wanna miss. And for everyone and anyone spending the festive season in Bali, we’ve also rounded up the best places to celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and things to do on New Year’s Day too… Happy holidays, Honeys!
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN BALI: 2022 – 2023
Parties, dinners & Champagne-popping things to do
1. NYE at Desa Potato Head
As another year passes, Desa Potato Head will once again be guiding you into the New Year with a genre-spanning party bursting with positive vibrations. Seeing out 2022 in suitably stunning style, an expansive cast of DJs will be providing a propulsive soundtrack, with a stellar set of international luminaires joining the gifted residents. Groundbreaking selector and Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO will be bringing his genre-defying mix of electronic gems, while renowned spirit lifters Ivan Smagghe and Manfredas will unite under their Dresden banner to ignite floor-focused fire. Australia’s HAAi will also showcase her profound passion for sonic experimentation, and lifelong rave disciple Saoirse is primed to effortlessly weave her diverse sound signature. Gear up for a night of cutting-edge musical textures and animated celebrations, with sounds from deep house and dubstep to techno and breaks.
Where: Desa Potato Head – Jl Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak.
When: 31st December 2022, 4pm – 2am.
Price: IDR 1,200,000 for General Admission.
2. New Year’s Eve Beach Festival at Sundays Beach Club
For a toes-in-the-sand celebration at one of our favourite oceanfront destinations, head to Sundays Beach Club an all-out New Year’s Eve Beach Festival. There’ll be live music from Lucky Aces, Whenda Saxophone and DJ Krisna, as well as fire dancers, a water drum performance, giant bonfires on the beach, and of course, fireworks for when the clock strikes midnight. As for food, there’ll be bottomless tacos, sliders and gourmet pizzas, as well as pass-around canapés and s’mores all night long. General admission is available, but we say, round up your friends and reserve a VIP Bungalow, complete with two bottles of Moet Chandon or Veuve Cliquot, private butler services, a VIP welcome kit and amenities, fruit platters, a private bonfire and s’mores station, plus IDR 15,000,000 credit to spend on food and drinks. Now that’s a New Year’s Eve beach festival!
Where: Sundays Beach Club – Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Ungasan.
When: 31st December 2022, 6pm – 2am.
Price: IDR 1,500,000 nett per person for early bird, or IDR 1.8 million nett per person for general admission, including bubbles on arrival, bottomless tacos, sliders, gourmet pizzas and s’mores, and pass around canapés. VIP Bungalows are priced at IDR 30,000,000 for up to 8 people, including two bottles of Champagne and IDR 15,000,000 food & beverage credit.
3. New Year’s Eve with TENSNAKE at W Bali – Seminyak
Sending 2022 off with an absolute bang, W – Bali Seminyak’s beachfront Main Stage will be graced by the internationally acclaimed TENSNAKE this New Year’s Eve, supported by the resident superstars, Damian Saint and Nanda. Then, over on the Hip Hop Stage, you can dance your way to 2023 to the sounds of local DJs Stan, Naken, Septa, GoodGrip and Jeremy Jay. It goes without saying that this will be one of the most happening countdown parties on the island, wrapped up W-style.
When: 31st December 2022, from 6pm til late.
Where: W Bali – Seminyak – Jl Petitenget, Seminyak.
Price: IDR 600,000 for pre-sale, or IDR 1,000,000 on the door. Ticket price includes IDR 300,000 F&B credit.
4. New Year’s Eve at Apéritif Restaurant & Bar
This New Year’s Eve, get dressed in your best for two dazzling celebrations at Ubud’s six-star wining and dining destination, Apéritif Restaurant & Bar. The evening begins with an elegant eight-course dinner with wine pairing, followed by a classy soiree at Apéritif Bar. Think cocktails, canapés, 1920s vibes and even a fire dance. Oh yes, ladies and gentlemen, you’ll want to dust off your finest tuxedo and glitziest evening wear for one of the most glamorous New Year’s Eve events in Bali. And bring your dancing shoes too, because after dinner, a live DJ will bring you into the new year, welcoming 2023 with style and a midnight toast.
When: 31st December 2022, from 6pm.
Where: Apéritif Restaurant & Bar – Jl Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud.
Price: IDR 3,900,000++ per person, including the midnight toast and wine paired dinner.
5. A dazzling New Year’s Eve at Alila Seminyak
As the sun sets on 2022, Alila Seminyak will be hosting a sparkling night of great food, bubbles and plenty of retro party vibes beside the seaside. A decadent four-course menu at Seasalt will kick off this dazzling evening, with two separate seatings to choose from. Then, make your way over to the Beach Bar, where a retro disco and live music from Lydia Rose will keep your toes tapping all the way to the countdown. This retro party will be toasting to 2023 with a special setting under the stars, an unbeatable line-up of disco music, and plenty of delicious delicacies to keep you going past midnight.
When: 31st December 2022, 5pm – 8pm for the first dinner seating, 8.30pm – 11pm for the second dinner seating. From 6pm until late for the Retro Disco New Year Countdown at the Beach Bar.
Where: Alila Seminyak – Jl Taman Ganesha No.9, Petitenget, Seminyak.
Price: IDR 1,400,000++ per person for the four-course menu at Seasalt, and IDR 400,000++ per person for the Retro Disco New Year Countdown at the Beach Bar. including one welcome drink.
6. Two delicious New Year’s Eve dinners at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
Fuel up for the 2023 countdown by booking a New Year’s Eve dinner at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. There are two options to choose from: either a New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner at Makase, or a six-course Modern Japanese Dinner at SugarSand right by the beachfront. At Makase, expect live stations serving satay, salads, soups and seafood, as well as signature Chinese and Japanese staples. Then at SugarSand, it’s all about tuna tataki, chicken yakitori, beef wellington and epic ocean views.
When: 31st December 2022, 7pm – 11pm at Makase, or 6pm – 11pm at SugarSand.
Where: Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach – Jl Camplung Tanduk No.10, Seminyak.
Price: IDR 1,100,000 per person for the buffet dinner at Makase, including soft drinks and bubbles on arrival, or IDR 2,000,000 to also include free-flow wine, beer and selected cocktails. For dinner at SugarSand, it’s IDR 950,000 per person including soft drinks and bubbles on arrival, or add on IDR 700,000 per person for wine and cocktail pairing.
7. Masquerade Party and Poolside Countdown at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
This New Year’s Eve, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is going all out with a carnival-themed Masquerade Party, followed by a Countdown Pool Party. The evening begins with a hearty buffet feast at Daily Social – the resort’s newest market-style foodie destination. Graze on delicious food from around the world at the live cooking stations, and add on a drinks package to really get the party started. Then, as midnight draws closer, head to the rooftop poolside for the Countdown Pool Party, where a lineup of music and live entertainment will take you through to 2023.
When: 31st December 2022, 6pm – 9pm for dinner, then 10pm – 2am for the pool party.
Where: Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort – Jl Pantai Kuta, Kuta.
Price: IDR 800,000++ per person for dinner, with the option to add-on a drinks package (add IDR 350,000++ per person to for free-flow local beer, IDR 550,000++ per person for free-flow selected wines, cocktails, & beers, and IDR 750,000++ per person for sparkling & premium wines). The Countdown Pool Party is IDR 200,000 per person, or free entry for in-house guests and anyone who joined the dinner. Special seating reservations are also available (rooftop, sofas and cocktail tables) – minimum spends apply.
8. Jungle Soiree and Countdown Party at Padma Resort Ubud
Make it a jungle-hugged New Year’s Eve at the breathtaking Padma Resort Ubud. At this iconic destination, you can choose from a four-course Jungle Soiree dinner with a live acoustic band at The Puhu Restaurant, or head to The Pool Cafe & Bar for an international buffet dinner and Countdown Party that’ll see you through until 2023. At both dinners there’ll be live music to keep your jingle bells jingling, while at the Countdown Party, put on your dancing shoes for a live DJ and a complimentary welcome drink.
When: 31st December 2022, from 6.30pm- 9.30pm for the Jungle Soiree, or 6.30pm – 12.30am for the Buffet Dinner and Countdown.
Where: Padma Resort Ubud – Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu Payangan, Ubud,
Price: IDR 790,000+ per person for the Jungle Soiree, or IDR 1,300,000+ per person the Buffet Dinner and Countdown.
9. Jazz Night at REN and a Secret Society Dinner at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu
This New Year’s Eve at Renaissance Bali Uluwatu, you can choose to put on your dancing shoes for a night of jazz and a delicious buffet spread, or make it an intimate dinner party with friends and a seven-course set menu. At the Jazz Night at REN, there’ll be an exceptional and family-friendly buffet and interactive live stations alongside an impeccable jazz performance from local artists. Meanwhile at the Secret Society Dinner, this multi-course elevated dinner celebration will mark the year’s end in style, with seven delicious courses plus cocktails from the speakeasy bar and a saxophone performance from local artists.
When: 31st December 2022, both events from 7pm – 11pm.
Where: Renaissance Bali Uluwatu – Jl Pantai Balangan I No.1, Ungasan.
Price: IDR 950,000++ per person for the Jazz Night buffet, or IDR 1,800,000++ to include free-flow cocktails, sparkling, wines, and beers. Children aged 5 to 12 years dine for IDR 475,000++, while children under 4 years dine for free. For the Secret Society Dinner, the seven-course set menu is IDR 1,500,000++ per person including one glass of sparkling wine, or IDR 2,350,000++ per person to include free-flow cocktails, sparkling, wines, and beers. Psst – use the code HONEYCOMBERS to get 20% off all reservations made before 20th December!
10. Unity in Diversity New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Apurva Kempinski Bali
Settle in for a fabulous five-course dinner and spectacular Champagne celebration at The Apurva Kempinski Bali. Taking place in the breathtaking Pendopo Lobby, you’ll first feast on five-star delicacies like a Crab and Asparagus Mousse, a Foie Gras Consommé and Wagyu Balado, while watching a dazzling display of colourful performances that highlight traditions from all over the archipelago.You’ll then be ushered into the Candi Ballroom from 10pm until late, where a live DJ will taking you into 2023, together with even more bubbles and bites from the Champagne bar.
When: 31st December 2022 – 1st January 2023, dinner from 6pm, countdown celebration from 10pm until late.
Where: Pendopo Lobby at The Apurva Kempinski Bali – Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua.
Price: From IDR 3,699,000++ per person including the five-course dinner and a glass of Champagne.
11. “Alter Ego” New Year’s Eve 2023 party at Motel Mexicola
Buckle up for a Mexican-style New Year’s Eve fiesta that’s saying Adios to 2022 and Bienvenido to 2023! For this “Alter Ego” New Year’s Eve party, there’ll be the resident Mexicola DJs on the decks all night long, free-flow food and booze, entertainment, dancers, tequila and tacos, and of course, those famous Mexicola vibes. Get ready to send 2022 off in a blaze of glory at this legendary antojeria and tequileria!
Where: Motel Mexicola – Jl Kayu Jati No.9X, Seminyak.
When: 31st December 2022 – 1st January 2023, from 7pm – 1am.
Price: IDR 1,500,000 per ticket, including six hours of unlimited food and booze, plus plenty of Mexicola-style entertainment ’til late.
12. Bali’s Biggest New Year’s Party at Finns Beach Club
A day-to-night event to welcome 2023 with a bang, Finns Beach Club will be doing what it does best and putting on one of the biggest New Year’s Eve events this island has ever seen. International DJs be be taking to the stage on the 170-metre beachfront space, complete with sun-soaked cocktails as the sun sets over the ocean. Then, as the evening kicks on, expect more great tunes from global electronic superstars. We’re talking Diplo, Gorgon City, Elderbrook and special guest artist, Hayden James. Going big? Go for a VIP area with bottle service too.
When: 31st December 2022 – 1st January 2023, from 3pm – 2am.
Where: Finns Beach Club – Jl Pantai Berawa No. 5, Canggu.
Price: From IDR 1,800,000 for General Admission, or IDR 3,000,000 for VIP General Admission including a complimentary glass of Chandon, VIP entry line, access to VIP areas and a special VIP menu.
13. New Year’s Eve BBQ buffet dinner at CasCades
Spend the last night of 2022 overlooking the magical jungle at CasCades restaurant, topped off by a sumptuous buffet dinner above Ubud’s Valley of the Kings. You’ll be treated to a gourmet spread served up buffet-style, alongside a very special chef-cooked BBQ of Indonesian and European favourites. And to really set the scene for a spectacular New Year’s Eve, dinner will be accompanied by a mesmerising Balinese dance performance and fire show, which you’ll get to experience from the comfort of your dining table.
When: 31st December 2022, from 7pm.
Where: CasCades Restaurant – Jl Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud.
Price: IDR 1,200,000++ per person and IDR 450,000++ per child.
14. Carnival on the Beach at Roosterfish Beach Club
Ring in the New Year with a bang at Roosterfish Beach Club’s Carnival on the Beach! Set to be one of the hottest parties on Pandawa Beach, you’ll be dancing from day to night right through to 2023, complete with 12 hours of non-stop tunes from DJ Fran Tinez, DJ Ari Stefanina, DJ Aswin and Mala Queen. There’ll also be carnival costumes and face painting, all before taking it to the next level with a beachfront fireworks display to usher in the New Year.
When: 31st December 2022, from 1pm – 1am.
Where: Roosterfish Beach Club – JI Pantai Pandawa, Pandawa.
Price: IDR 250,000 net per person for General Admission, including one beer or cocktail. Or, reserve a Daybed for up to 4 people for IDR 2,000,000 net from 1pm – 5pm, or IDR 2,900,000 net from 6pm, including one bottle of spirits, five mixers, and free entry to the carnival for 4 people. Or, reserve a Cabana for up to 6 people for IDR 3,000,000 net from 1pm – 5pm, or
IDR 4,000,000 net from 6pm, including two bottles of spirits, ten mixers, and free entry to the carnival for 6 people. Psst – use the code HONEYCOMBERS to get 20% off all reservations made before 20th December!
15. New Year’s Eve dinner & party at The Blue Door
Celebrate the end of 2022 at The Blue Door, with a full lineup of dazzling bands and DJs, and the very best food, wine and celebratory cocktails! They’ll be ringing in the New Year with a live band rocking out in the beer garden, while international DJs will be spinning the decks in the Club Lounge. Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner, add on a special drinks package, then head over to the dancefloor in the Club Lounge for a spectacular celebration and special performers to see in the early hours of 2023.
When: 31st December 2022, from 6pm til late.
Where: The Blue Door – Jl Monkey Forest, Ubud.
Price: Free entry for both venues: The Beer Garden and The Club Lounge. IDR 495,000++ per person for the three-course dinner, with the option to add on special drinks packages.
16. NYE Dinner and Countdown at Chapung Sebali
Celebrate the beginning of 2023 with a New Year’s Eve dinner and countdown at Chapung Sebali – one of our fave boutique resorts in the midst of Ubud’s lush landscape. The evening begins with a live Kecak Dance performance and cocktail at the Blind Pig Lounge, before making your way to dinner at The Upper Deck Restaurant. Feast on a carefully curated, multi-set menu as a live band keeps the party vibes alive. Then, after dinner, head to Jungle Fish Pool for the countdown to midnight.
When: 31st December 2022, dinner from 7pm, countdown party from 10.30pm til late.
Where: Chapung Sebali – Jl Raya Sebali, Ubud.
Price: IDR 1,500,000++ per adult and IDR 650,000++ per child. NYE party and countdown is priced at IDR 250,000++ per person.