Nightlife in Bali - 11 Best Places to Go in Bali After Dark
With several multitudes of tourists pouring in every year, Bali is known for its party loving atmosphere. The excellent beach clubs, bars and pubs oozing out the enthralling vibes allures everyone passing by. So grab on a drink and fade in this world of ever rocking parties and night shows.
Here is a list of places to enjoy the amazing nightlife in Bali:
1. Ku De Ta Beach Club
This is one of the best beach clubs in Bali. The club rocks in with its own team of international DJs. Every night they take on some of their best tracks to create an enthralling atmosphere. An English FM radio playing in lounges and some other areas also adds up to the chill environment. Dining options include Ku De Ta's primary restaurant with a basic design language, a Tree Bar with a theme forest and a Wantilan roof bar for romantic candlelight dinners. Special night shows take place in front of the centre lawn.
Entry Fee: None – Minimum spending on day beds (approx. 100 USD in high/50 USD in low season). Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak Timings: 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M.
2. Potato Head Beach Club
This club offers one of the most chill experiences when it comes to nightlife in Bali. A dive in the ‘Infinity Pool' save you from the humid weather till the sun goes down and the parties kick in. The dotted bars and tables around the infinity pool fill up while International DJs and celebrities like Fat Boy Slim and Mark Ronson take up the night. There is also a boutique called Eleven with a retro bike theme and houses international brands like Emmelyn, Clover Canyon, and Dr Martens. If hunger pangs hit you when you party, then enticing traditional dishes are waiting for you on the first floor.
Entry Fee: There is no entrance fee, BUT if you want a day bed then they will charge you according to poolside or beachfront locations. Location: Jalan Petitenget 51B, Seminyak Timings: 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M.
3. Sunday Beach Club
Sunday Beach Club is located on Bali's Bukit peninsula. This beach club offers a laid back and cosy environment, where you can spend time enjoying the pristine blue waves and the sunshine. If you want more thrilling activities then you can go sea kayaking, volleyball, kite flying, and snorkelling. Also, they follow the principle of ‘First Come First Serve'. So get there before the sun goes down for the most coveted seats. If you are there in the night don't forget to toast marshmallows on bonfires they light up at night.
Entry Fee: There is no entrance fee, BUT the drinks and beds are charged according to season. Location: Jl Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan Timings: 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
4. Finn's Beach Club
Featuring an all bamboo structure and a soothing infinity pool, this beach club located on Berawa beach is the best for surfers during the day and a hub for people looking for the best nightlife in Bali. It lies on the beachfront enabling surfers to walk in for a beer after they get tired of surfing. You can also unwind in the blue-tiled infinity pool embedded with underwater speakers. The food on offer is a unique blend of different local and international ones. There are signature cocktails and many other drinks on offer. Exclusive drinks include ‘Blackberry Smoothie' which is a blend of yoghurt, apple juice, vodka, and blackberry liquor. The customer service is extremely nice and welcoming here.
Entry Fee: None – Minimum spending on day beds (approx. 100 USD in high/50 USD in low season). Location: Samara Beach House, Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu Timings: 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
5. Romeo's Bar and Grillery
Located at Ossotel Bali, this bar offers a great dining experience. The elusive brick-laden interior design with intricate lighting are present to offer you an exotic experience. One important note is that there are not many vegetarian options on offer. As drinks are a norm after a heavy dinner, there are many wines and cocktails. On Fridays, you get one extra drink on purchase of select premium drinks. Thursdays are for ladies as the first 25 ladies visiting this bar will get a free drink. Many other drinks are also discounted on Thursdays.
Entry Fee: None Location: Jalan Padma Utara, Legian Timings: Sunday to Wednesday – 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M. Thursday & Friday – 7:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M.
6. Old Man's Bar
Located in Batu Bolong beach in Canggu, this bar has great chilling vibes. Sea breezes along with colourful bean bags and bench seats interspersed under the thatched roof serve as a great place for a more peaceful way to spend your nightlife in Bali. Music is adequately loud, with Reggae and Rock mostly on the list. The ‘Dirty Ol Wednesday nights' is for real party-goers with international DJs, drinking games and table tennis creating an aura of excitement. The crowd consists of locals and expats particularly belonging to the younger generation. The cheap drinks and great customer service will force you to visit once more.
Entry Fee: None Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 117X, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali Timings: 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.
7. Bali Agung Show
There are many different ways to enjoy the nightlife in Bali, with theatrical performances being one of them. The Bali Agung Show features some of the most spectacular shows ranging from Balinese legends to modern dance performances. Everything is awe-inspiring ranging from the dance choreography to costumes to the performances by 150 different actors. Majority of the performances depicts the tragic, romantic and heroic moments of the Balinese past. The luxurious seating, spacious lounges, and other facilities also add up to make it an unforgettable experience.
Entry Fee: 59 USD for kids and 69 USD for adults (2013 entry fees) Location: Bali Safari & Marine Park, Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra, Gianyar Timings: Starts from 2:00 P.M. except on Mondays
8. Frankenstein's Laboratory
Frankenstein's main highlights are its unique theme and crazy shows going on every night. The interior design is embedded with spooky and weird design elements like zombie paintings, freaky wall hangings and much more. There are two cabaret shows every night with the first session well-suited for families, the second one is performed in the ‘Time Warp Lab' and it is only for adults. The food here is straightforward with burgers and pizzas also on the list. Drinks are reasonably priced with some uniquely blended cocktails.
Entry Fee: None Location: Jalan Camplung Tanduk No.6, Seminyak Timings: 4:30 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.
9. Bali Joe Bar
Located in Jalang Camplung Tanduk this gay bar is loaded with fun. Dance performances by go-go boys and shows by drag queens are entertaining and you can go on watching the shows all night. Beauty competitions featuring beautiful ladyboys are also held every night. The bar gets extremely busy during the weekends, but the staff here are friendly and attentive. You would never feel that you are visiting here for the first time. Drinks include mojitos, martinis, margaritas and many more. Come here if you want a very energising way to send your nightlife in Bali.
Entry Fee: None Location: Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.8, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali Timings: 8:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M.
10. Mixwell Bar
Mixwell resides in the same street as Bali Joe Bar. It hosts some of the most fantastic drag cabarets. Lookalikes of Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, and Christina Aguilera will be performing on the glitzy dance floor. Loud music with multi-coloured lights sets up an enthralling ambience. Performers also interact with the audiences. The audience is a mix of locals, expats, and visitors. The staff is extremely welcoming and make sure that you will have a fantastic experience.
Entry Fee: None Location: Jalan Camplung Tanduk, Seminyak Timings: 6:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M.
11. Laughing Buddha Bar
This bar has one of the most enthralling atmospheres in Bali. It is famous for live band performances playing Jazz, Fusion, Blue-Rock and other renowned world music. Famous bands like Bali Blues Brothers and the Mushroom Blues Band rock the stage almost every day. Food items are there for all the three meal times with mostly South-Asian dishes like Phad Thai, Wonton noodles, and Chorizo Quesadillas. The signature ‘Buddhalicious' range of cocktails and wine are also there to lift your mood. You will have an unforgettable experience here.
Entry Fee: None Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud Timings: 8:00 P.M. to midnight
Now you have information about all the famous places for nightlife in Bali; you can party till you drop. Be it watching the hilarious cabaret shows or enjoying cocktails in bars; you are bound to carry on the high-spirited vibes. Have a thrilling and happy night at this party-goers heaven.