The Republic of Indonesia strongly disapproves of homosexuality traditionally and do not hold LGBTQ rights in the highest of regard at present. However the gay nightlife scene in Bali is pretty hip and colourful. It is the equivalent of gay paradise in a country with shaky LGBTQ rights and it presents a stellar nighttime experience to the ones who visit the gay bars in the area, especially around Seminyak. The gay bars open to the crowd in the evenings and cater to people of all gender to make them experience the high nightlife of Bali. So if you want to be a part of this crowd, here are some of the gay bars in Bali that you should pop by:
1. Mixwell Bar
The Mixwell gay bar on Jalan Camplung Tanduk Street is a popular bar in Bali with an energetic and lively mood flowing through it the whole night. The bar plays host to extravagant drag shows which are considered to be one of the best in Bali and also hosts stage performances by male go-go dancers to keep the spirits high. Mixwell bar stays busy in the weekends as well in the weekdays with tourists as well as locals pouring in to relax and have a good time.
Timings – 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM If you want to be in the mix and get the most out of its nightlife, it is better to visit the bar after 11:00 PM
2. Bali Joe Bar
The Jalan Camplung Tanduk Street in Bali is a lively place with high end restaurants and bars throughout the street which makes it easy for the visitors to go bar hopping on their night outs. The Bali Joe Gay bar is the perfect pick for the night hoppers who want to watch live night shows with go-go dancers and drag queens. This bar also hosts beauty pagaents which are quite popular among the crowd. The hospitality and friendly nature of the bar staff appeals to the visitors greatly and despite its huge popularity, there is no entry fee for the Bali Joe.
Timings – 8:00 PM - 3:30 AM Live shows - 9:00 PM onwards.
3. Facebar (F Bar)
Right next to the Bali Joe is the Facebar or the F Bar which lights up the night scene in the town with its glam and fabulous shows. Roaring in the midnight, the party scene on the island turns a notch up with the glamorous ‘shower’ shows and pole dance routines of the go-go dancers and the parade of the drag queens which happens to be the main attraction of this bar.
Timings – 8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
The gay night life in Bali is filled with entertainment and a lively atmosphere which continues on till daybreak. So if you plan to visit this island and are in search of some amazing gay bars, you know the picks!