You are not visiting Bali if you haven’t been into Bali’s Nightlife. With this list, you can choose right away which nightlife suits your needs! Find yourself dancing to the best choices of music, and make it the hottest night out!
People have flocked to Bali for decades in pursuit of pleasure in the sun, surf and nightlife. From having night clubs to chilled cocktails and bites at a beach club or speakeasy, you might even find yourself dancing on a table or moshing away on one of the island’s hottest dance floors. There are plenty of DJ parties and events on the regular and plenty of beach bars to chill at also. Whatever your scene is, you will find what you are looking for in this guide to Bali’s hottest nights out. If zen and namaste is what you are looking for, you might as well look away because we are here to talk about partying in Bali!
And you can trust us on this one- we have done the ground work…!
Finns Beach Club
It’s no surprise that the mighty Finns Beach Club makes our list of top night spots. With the beachfront location, 4 pools, 9 bars, 5 restaurants and grand parties featuring DJs and live vocalists it is one of the main players in Bali’s beach club scene. In 2023 Finns will be home to a brand new nightclub, beer garden, wine cellar, speakeasy bar and even more dining options. Finns has plenty of undercover seating and also no minimum spend on daybeds after 8pm. 2 for 1 Happy Hour is 7PM – 8PM featuring cocktails, beer, selected spirits and wine by the glass or bottle.
Address: Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu
This joint is always a good night out- beware because you often won’t be leaving until the early hours. Number 99 in Asia’s Hottest 50 Bars 2022, 40 Thieves calls itself ‘the peculiar emporium of artisanal spirits & craft cocktails’. We love the New York vibes here, and hitting the dancefloor after a few too many old fashioned drinks. They are now offering delicious late night bites that go deliciously with their cocktails.
WHEN TO GO:
TUESDAY ANTHEMS: Featuring your favorite tunes from the 2000’s.
LIVE BAND WEDNESDAYS: Live music always get the dancefloor pumping.
HIP HOP THURSDAYS: Hip hop + cocktails
BOOGIE AND BOURBON DISCO FRIDAYS: Says it all
SATURDAY: DJ events each week
They also host a drum & bass party called REWIND once a month
Address: Petitenget St No.7 (above Mad Ronin)
We will let you in on the secret- District 1 is through the red door on the side of Bo&Bun restaurant on Basangkasa in Seminyak. You should also know that this is one of the best spots for an intimate cocktail while listening to some cool tunes. Bring your date, bring a friend or bring a business colleague. This is a great spot for a chin wag over fine liquor.
Address: Jl. Raya Basangkasa Br. Basangkasa No.26, Seminyak
The Social Seminyak
A little partying never hurt anyone, and Seminyak Social is one of Bali’s hottest night spots 7 nights a week. Enjoy exclusive VIP dining booths and tables with unbeatable bottle packages – plus, personal servers cater to your needs. Make sure you bring your friends so you can try one of their famous (or infamous) cocktail trees.
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.10 D, Seminyak
With DJ Events every night of the week and a nightclub with capacity for 1600 people, LXXY puts the part in party. Open 7 nights a week, it is fully equipped with a state of the art sound system, and larger than life bass speakers that will give you the most immersive musical experience you have ever had. VIP tables are available for advanced bookings on certain nights.
Look out for international residencies like Ben Nicky, and also other acts like Yellow Claw, Timmy Trumpet, Quintino, Tujamo to name a few. For 150k you can join their all you can eat barbeque buffet, serving up only the freshest of seafood from the seas of Bali, and prime meats prepared to perfection. There are also plenty of vegetarian options. Thirsty? You’ll stay hydrated with 4 hours free flow unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
If you want to party all day there is a pool club featuring a translucent glass pool, opulent Jacuzzi and ultra-comfortable daybeds.
Address: Jln Legian No.71, Kuta
In the heart of Seminyak is Nirvana. A casual bar with indoor and outdoor seating where you can catch sports, beers and a meal anytime between 11-1am. You will find live music here every night of the week and all premium beer labels are available. With 24 screens you will never miss a game! Happy hour is 1pm to 10pm daily.
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak
The Blue Door
Contrary to popular belief, there IS nightlife in Ubud! And The Blue Door is living proof.
When you make your way through the mysterious neon-lined blue door you will ‘fall down the rabbit hole’ and enter a world of intrigue and whimsy. This uniquely designed club lounge will have all of your senses awakened with seductive neon lights and quirky decor. Sip on supremely-crafted cocktails and artisanal spirits accompanied by delicious tapas-style snacks.
This speak-easy lounge in the heart of Ubud transports you to London or New York City. Kick off the party with local and international DJs, and live bands that will have you dancing into the wee hours. Don’t forget to check out the instagramable powder room and bathrooms, where it might feel like you have entered the upside-down.
Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud
Website: The Blue Door Bali
Tabu Supper Club
Combining Mexican spirit and Japanese elegance, the first supper club at Uluwatu serves more than tasty Asian fusion bites and a gorgeous interior. With DJs, every night until late, Tabu Bali calls you to have fun in a techno dance floor atmosphere at its Bohemian-style venue surrounded by nature. The highlights of Tabu Bali include the Tabu Supper Club on weekends to elevate the night dining experience. Make sure to check Tabu Bali’s social media page to find out the weekend specials before you drop by!
Address: Jl. Labuansait No.10, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Website: Tabu Bali
The legendary Rock Bar is renowned for legendary sunsets, cocktails and chill beats above the crashing waves of the Uluwatu peninsula. This bar is perched upon the rocks of Jimbaran beach, and encased by glass so you can take in dazzling views of the Indian Ocean during golden hour. At Rock Bar it’s luxury from start to finish and sunset is sure to be unforgettable! Open 7 days from 4pm to 11pm.
Address: Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
One of the most recognisable venues on the island, Motel Mexicola is an electric fusion of modern Mexican dishes, mezcal, murals, mariachi bands and a lot of table dancing. When you walk through the doors you will feel like you have arrived at a Mexican Quinceañera party in the best possible way. The music is strictly dancefloor worthy and congo lines are not out of the question any day of the week! Open 11am till late.
Address: Jl. Kayu Jati No.9X, Kerobokan Kelod
A late-night wonderland offering the ultimate clubbing experience in Bali, Red Ruby takes inspiration from New York’s Disco scene of the ’70s & 80s. Musically however the Club draws Influence from the underground avant-garde clubs of Berlin, Ibiza, Barcelona & Amsterdam, showcasing the most cutting edge music being played right now. Note they have 2 for 1 from 10pm to midnight on Saturdays and some great deals on bottles.
Address : Seminyak No.919, Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Instagram : @redrubybali
Inspired by Elite Tokyo nightclubs and Izakaya style dining, Shi Shi uniquely blends party with food. Across three floors, you will find techno beats in the house room, RnB on the rooftop and exceptional food and cocktails in the sophisticated dining area. Make sure you dress to impress, because their upscale dress code is strictly enforced. Wednesdays is ladies night- dinner and drinks on them for the ladies!
Address: Jl. Petitenget No. 919 Seminyak
As the name suggests, the underground star of Bali’s nightlife scene drew inspiration from the Favelas of Rio. It is tropical and romantic, bold and beautiful, and captivates from the minute you walk in. It was built to emulate New York house parties in the 90’s and with eclectic indoor and outdoor areas featuring multiple sitting rooms, gardens and unique artifacts, it certainly feels that way. The music is never techno, just solid all school beats that will get everyone dancing.
Address: Jalan Laksamana Oberoi No.177X, Seminyak
Woo Bar at W Bali is the perfect spot to cool off with cocktails, tapas and gorgeous sunset views after a day of shopping in Seminyak. Whether you are down for a poolside cocktail, some bar snacks by the beach or a night cap. There is something for everyone at WOO Bar and it is definitely the spot in Seminyak to See and be Seen. Their Espresso Martini is on another level! 7-9pm on Mondays they have 2 for 1 on all drinks and deals on pizza. Look out for their special event DJ parties!
Address: Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak
In true Uluwatu style, Single Fin started in 2008 as a laid back hangout and night spot for surfers. Although the venue has come a long way since then, the spirit of the laid back surfer remains. The terrace has unparalleled views of the surf and sunsets come alive with great tunes. On Wednesdays there is live music and you want to experience their infamous Sunday Session at least once in your life.
Address: Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuan Sait, Pecatu Uluwatu
This Canggu institution by the beach is a cool hangout by day and a wild party spot by night. Wednesdays is when their infamous beer pong takes place. There are prizes up for grabs and a lot of debauchery takes place. Old Man’s is a favourite of the backpacker crowd as it is affordable and always a good time. You can catch DJ sets and live music every night of the week, and their famous 2 for 1 happy hour from 5-6pm is just too good to miss!
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.117X, Canggu
By day the Lawn is a cruisy hangout on the beach right in the heart of Canggu with daybeds on offer accompanied by yummy bites and fabulous cocktails. You are invited to stay for sunset and indulge in dinner and drinks after dark. On Fridays they kick things up a notch with their big night of the week. The Lawn also regularly hosts large international acts, Anderson Paak and Diplo to name a few.
Address: Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu
Black Sand Brewery
The first craft brewery in Indonesia, Black Sand has leveled up the beverage game on the island. A place for great beer, great food and great friends, Black Sand is a cool spot to catch a pint of Bali’s finest craft beer. Things heat up a little on Fridays when you will find this spacious venue packed with a good mix of people.
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
KU DE TA
For two decades Ku De Ta has had a strong hold on Seminyak beach. With world class dining, fabulous mixology and soulful sounds Ku De Ta is still a sexy option for sunset and beyond. This iconic establishment hosts regular DJ parties with big international names.
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.9, Seminyak
The ocean deck at Ulu Cliff House is suspended above the picturesque Padang Padang coast line making this a killer spot for sunset cocktails. With a solid drinks and dining menu you will want to stay long after dark! Look out for their regular DJ parties featuring some huge international names.
Address: Jl. Labuansait No 315, Padang Padang
The vibrant atmosphere and extensive offering of international comfort foods and cocktails at Potato Head are sure to be a huge hit day or night. Primarily known as a day spot to hang, swim and enjoy a drink or two, Potato Head comes alive at night with frequent events and plenty of notable dining options. All to be enjoyed alongside a few of Potato Head’s famous cocktails of course!
Address: Jalan Petitenget no. 51B, Seminyak
Within Da Maria on the heart of petitenget is a touch of the Amalfi Coast. Da Maria is a modern Italian restaurant is osteria style serving pizzas, pasta and everything in between. An Aperol Spritz is always a good idea at Da Maria, which is great for a late night pizza and disco on the weekends.
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.170, Seminyak
You have reached the end of the list, which means it’ is time to start get into the nightlife of Bali! Grab that drink and party hard!
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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