Swimming on the beach all day and party all night long? Sounds like a plan! As one of the most sought out tourism destinations, Bali is filled with lots of prolific venue to drink, dance and celebrate a festive moment. From contemporary classic European ballroom to hype tropical jungle courtyard here’s 11 of the best bars around the island. Raise your glass and let’s groove to the beat!
- 40 Thieves
Slated as one of the coolest club in town (island?), 40 Thieves brings a New York prominence-style speakeasy bar brought by award-winning mixologist, entrepreneur and entertainer Shah Dillon. Mainly focused on craft cocktail and artisanal spirits, 40 Thieves accompanied that upscale concept with flamboyant hospitality and flair to provide a genuine cocktail experience. Situated on the second floor of Mad Ronin, this convenient space is a perfect spot to sip upon cold refreshing drink after a pleasant ramen-fueled dinner.
Petitenget St No.7, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
T: +62 878-6226-7657
IG : @40thieves.bali
- The Vault
Opened just around last February, The Vault is the latest fine addition to Canggu’s growing nightlife scene. Currently operating ONLY on Friday and Saturday only, the club is known for its fantastic ambience featuring a mix of house and hip-hop music to accompany the guest as they mingle with one another. To put it boldly, The Vault is a place where one can get immersed in raw underground feels of rave party, a place of celebration, to keep pumping up in freedom until whatever hours and not bothering its surrounding communities.
Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Tibubeneng, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T: +62 811 3987 00702
- Potato Head Beach Club
This one needs little introduction, no? For the past few years, Potato Head Beach Club has become a sanctuary for all party lovers to converge and enjoy Bali’s tropical fiesta in laid-back and exquisite vibe. Featuring three restaurants, bar, infinity pool and damn fine sunset views, this lifestyle venue regularly hosts international music performers, world-class art exhibition, and also one of the biggest EDM festivals in the island, Ultra Beach Bali.
Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T: +62 361 473 7979
With delicate thread of neon lasers dancing around its vibrant-colored mosaic glass, Mirror welcomes all party-hoppers to sway the night on its classy venue; which intricately made to resemble medieval Gothic Cathedral with futuristic touch. Beyond the aforementioned stained glass windows, Mirror boasts a towering ceiling that are perfectly matched with state-of-the-art lighting system to create one of the most immersive space to enjoy your after-sunset extravaganza with live music played by various prolific DJ from around the globe.
Jl. Petitenget No.106, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
T: +62 361 849 9800
- Lost City
Tucked away within the timeless beauty of Canggu, Lost City offers multi-area social hotspots for all kinds of events. This two-level venue lit up immediately after sundown with DJ blasting catchy music and the bar provides glass after glass of delightful cocktails tailor-made by international grade mixologist to warm up the guest. Private Booth package is available with a snazzy, brilliant touch such as bottles delivered in smoking treasure chest. Expect nothing and just brace yourself for a nightlife spectacle.
Gang Surf, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T: +62 813 3935 8122
- La Favela
Whether it is a bar, restaurant, night club, museum (?) or get-go lounge, we must admit that we are quite a bit lost in describing La Favela. But one thing for sure, it is (still) one of the finest hipster heaven around Seminyak. The rustic-induced joint is uniquely made from salvaged things; trinkets, vehicle parts, antique furniture, to suits of medieval armor, and combined it with hi-tech audio-visual system that will surely get you bouncing to the beat with a glass of fine drink in hand. La Favela is actually living up to its name; which taken from Brazilian term for ‘shanty town’, but the atmosphere is anything but. Some people even said the venue makes them feels ‘homey in a weird way’. We’d take that.
Jalan Laksamana Oboroi No.177X, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80561
T: +62 818 0210 0010
One of Seminyak newest party den, OPIVM Bali Obsession (or OPIVM for short), is a trendy 2-storey compound with high-quality service, excellent entertainment and outstanding selections of premium cocktails. VIP bottle and shisha service are provided by personalized butler in some exclusive area of the club to enhance the guest’s drinking and dancing experience, as the DJ plays their out-of-the-box catchy mix of tunes. OPIVM will transcend prejudice by welcoming the individuality and differences of its visitors under one roof, to give them the actual opportunity to mingle amongst like-minded, progressive people in an atmosphere of ‘seduction without consequence’. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?
Jl. Dhyana Pura No. 7, Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T: +62 858 4954 1071
Occupying most Eastern corner of TS Suites lifestyle complex, Jenja Bali is a late-night party arena with stylish interior spread out over its two floors. The upper part features a lounge area called ‘Up at Jenja’, while the downstairs space is dedicated as a bar and main dancing venue. On one side of the wall, massive floor-to-ceiling mosaic of opaque stained glass provides a vibrant backdrop for the entire venue. Loungers can enjoy chill out music from live DJ as they sip upon a glass of refined signature cocktails while waiting for the night to light up in festive atmosphere as the music gets louder with dose of techno and house remixes.
Townsquare (TS) Suites, Jl. Nakula 18, Seminyak, Kuta, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
T: +62 811 3988 088
9. El Nacional
Housing the biggest Rum selection in Indonesia, with over 200 bottles & counting, El Nacional is a Speakeasy Bar in Seminyak is known for their regular epic parties, where you can have fun, dance to the classic beats, and get to know people. Remember what they say, the best hour is happy hour!
Jl Petitenget 114 Badung, Bali
T: +62 878 6226 7657
10. Red Ruby
Occupying a space formerly known as ‘MINT’, Red Ruby is one of the most vibrant night venues in Seminyak, where all clubbers and get-goers can meet one another for a great drinking company and pump their body with mood-boosting electronic music. Featuring multi-room late-night space including a breezy outdoor terrace, the club also serves wide selections of tasty light bites and refreshing cocktails to lit you up until morning’s first light.
Seminyak No.919, Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
T: +62 361 473 2884
11. Motel Mexicola
Colorful, quirky and bustling with tropical festivity, Motel Mexicola is one definite party den you should visit around Seminyak. The venue hosts regular house parties with live Latin music that will immediately transport you to ‘south of the border’. There’s a laid-back area upstairs where you can take a cozy seat, sit back, and enjoy the view over the courtyard below; which serves as the main partying space and its perimeter is lined with bars, bars and more bars serving shots and beer.
Jl. Kayu Jati No. 9X, Petitenget, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
T: +62 361 736688