Bali is rich with its culture and its authentic local dishes. Experience a unique activity by visiting Bali Night Markets around the island. Pick one and get ready now!
Looking for unique night activities during your tropical getaway in Bali? Visiting the night markets in Bali will get you mixing with the locals, tasting authentic dishes, and having a cultural experience…all without breaking the budget! Read on for our top picks of Bali’s best night markets.
From souvenirs, handicrafts, and apparel, to the best traditional food in Bali, night markets offer all that and more! Night markets in Bali give you a glimpse of the bustling scenes of the night in Bali as you shop and eat like locals.
Senggol Market Klungkung
This famous night market in Bali offers a variety of goods, including souvenirs and groceries. If you’re planning to enjoy Bali on a budget, you can save by shopping at Senggol Market (senggol means bump, as the market is usually loaded with people going different ways) while you’re around the Klungkung region.
The Klungkung night market opens daily from 4 pm until 10 pm. You will find a lot of vendors when visiting Senggol Market, and here’s a tip: be sure to ask for special promotions or negotiate with the sellers to get the best price!
Here you can also try famous local food in Bali like babi guling, bakso, serombotan, sate, and more at affordable prices. Having dinner at the night market can be a great way to end your day trip along Klungkung’s attractions like Goa Lawah Temple and Puputan Klungkung Monument.
Gianyar Night Market
Around 20 minutes away from Ubud, you’ll find Gianyar night market. For those looking for authentic local cuisine instead of cafes and bistros when visiting Ubud, look no further than this night market.
From traditional snacks, drinks, and numerous selections of famous local food in Bali including babi guling, ayam betutu, and lawar, you can have it all at super cheap prices. If you’re more into Balinese souvenirs, Gianyar night market also sells shirts and dresses, as well as handmade goods and pretty accessories.
Gianyar night market opens from 5 pm until late. Coming at dinner time will be perfect as some popular food stalls might get sold out later at night!
Jimbaran Fish Market
When visiting Jimbaran, seafood for dinner is not a need – it’s a must! While there are many places available, you should try having fresh seafood at the night market in Bali under the starry sky. Jimbaran fish market or known as Kedonganan fish market by locals is the perfect spot for that!
Jimbaran fish market is located 15 minutes away from the Ngurah Rai airport and is close to famous attractions like Garuda Wisnu Kencana and Uluwatu Temple. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about getting around Jimbaran. You will easily find Grab cars and bikes to take you to the fish market.
The market opens from early morning to 7 pm on weekdays, and until 8 pm or 9 pm on weekends. Here you can get fresh lobsters, prawns, red snappers and more all at cheap prices. There will be some vendors selling at different prices, so make sure to look for the best rate. What’s interesting about the fish market is that you can have the seafood cooked at the warungs outside – you only have to pay around IDR 20,000 per kg to get your seafood grilled or fried and you can even have it served with some rice and greens.
This market opens all day, but it is at night the market comes to life and sells local dishes, clothes, and various goods starting from 4 pm until midnight. Kreneng market is an old traditional market situated in a three-story building in Denpasar, famous among locals and tourists.
Aside from well-known Balinese dishes like lawar, you can also find the best traditional food in Bali and from other regions in Indonesia at very affordable prices. Make sure to bring enough cash to buy food and goods in this traditional market, cash is king in the night markets. It is best to avoid visiting the market during the rainy season as it’s in a semi-outdoor setting.
Considered the biggest traditional market in the heart of Denpasar, the Badung market is located in the heritage area on Gadjah Mada Street. A little background story, this market was burnt down in 2016 and then got fully renovated into a modern building with a digital concept.
Here you can buy Balinese souvenirs and local food in Bali with great deals. No need to worry about payment as each shop supports the QR payment method. Badung market also provides public Wifi access for visitors, letting people shop comfortably.
Badung market is located next to Kumbasari market, separated by the Badung river. At night, you will see beautiful lights around the river as you walk on the bridge connecting both markets. Badung market operates from early morning, while the night market starts at around 4 pm until dawn.
Sanur Night Market
Looking for different things to do in Sanur? We suggest trying famous food in Bali at Sanur night market located close to Sindhu Beach. Sanur is a famous area among international tourists, so a visit here is a great chance to interact with visitors from different countries as well as the locals. Also, the night market gives a contrast to the calming day atmosphere in Sanur.
From bakso, sate, gulai, chicken soup, and nasi goreng, there are many options for traditional food in Bali to satisfy your palate. You can grab traditional snacks or jajan Bali like banana fritters, starting from just IDR 3,000. The market opens daily from 6 pm until 10 pm, so don’t miss out on an exciting night experience in Sanur.
Dewi Sri Street
Not actually a night market in Bali, but a local culinary haven is what depicts Dewi Sri Street. From cafes, restaurants, angkringans, and food courts, the options for flavorful dishes is just endless in this street. For noodle lovers, dining out in this area will definitely be worth it!
Mie Godog Mama Sri is famous for its noodle soup and fried noodles cooked in Javanese style. If you’re in the mood for Asian-inspired noodles, Dewi Sri Food Court features many food stalls including the famous Fu Shou Noodle Club, which originated from Ubud – their mie karet is one of the best in Bali! The food court opens from 8 am until midnight. Aside from noodles, you can have Ayam Betutu Asli Gilimanuk and Bakso Solo Samrat.
With many market shops selling everything from clothing to handbags to headphones, Garlic Lane is the perfect spot for shopping tours in Bali. Located near beachfront resorts by Legian Beach, you will get to see a different nightlife atmosphere as you shop in the area.
Balinese souvenir lovers should try walking along the Sahadewa streets and searching for the best bargain. Here you can find handicrafts, clothing, and accessories. If you’re not into bargaining with sellers, some shops along here offer fixed low prices. Garlic Lane is open daily until 10 pm.
Taman Sari Market
You’ve got cafes and beach clubs in Seminyak on your itinerary, so why not add a night market in Seminyak? Taman Sari Market is a night market in Bali selling affordable daily needs and fresh fruits within the hip Seminyak area – and you can always get great deals by bargaining.
Opening daily until midnight, this night market is close to the resort area in Seminyak and is less than 20 minutes from Petitenget. Also, there’s a famous chicken curry place just 2 minutes walk from this night market in Bali, Warung 8. If you’re looking for something spicy to finish the day, this one’s for you! It’s just around the Lio Square traffic light in front of 8°SOUTH.
We hope this list of the best night markets in Bali will help you plan exciting night activities during your time in Bali. Offering unique night dining and souvenir shopping experiences, a visit to a night market in Bali will be a fun addition to your Bali trip.
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Tips for A Safe Night Out in Bali
Although we feel that Bali is just as safe or if not safer than places in Australia and around the world, we have put together some tips to make sure your night out runs as smoothly as possible.
- We recommend taking a GRAB taxi or bike to and from your destination and avoid driving yourself if you plan on drinking.
- Pickpockets operate in some of the busy clubs and bars so tuck your phone into a safe place- keep in mind these pick pockets can even snatch a phone from your front pocket!
- Drink spiking isn’t super common but it has been reported in Bali so always keep an eye on your drink and make sure you have a buddy looking out for you.
- We don’t advise walking along the beach to get home.
- Take a business card from your accommodation and keep it in your pocket because the streets in Bali can be confusing, especially at night (especially after drinks!).
- You CAN have ice in your drinks as ice is now regulated under Indonesian law and establishments are required to use filtered water.
- Some establishments may use local spirits. Generally if the price is too good to be true, it’s arak. Arak can give you a nasty hangover and sometimes cause alcohol poisoning so beware of the #arakattack