Bali Nightlife – Where to go and what to do

Bali Nightlife – where to go and what to do. [Updated Jan 2024]

Where do you go out in Bali? Well, that would depend on what style of entertainment and nightlife you are looking for. A lot of people are now opting for the day time/early evening beach clubs and bars along the Bali coasts, while others go out to the bars and clubs later around midnight.

The big beach clubs are open seven days and pumping out the good times day and night (until 12 midnight).  More info here on Beach Clubs in Bali.  Savaya (formerly known as Omnia) on the south coast continues to be the must-visit venue with superstar international DJs most weekends, great service, drinks, and a stylish clientele.



Not far away from Savaya is Ulu Cliffhouse, which has had some phenomenal international shows recently and Single Fin pumps as always and especially on Sunday evenings. Those two both look west and catch a bit more of the sunset−and that’s when they are at their busiest. More on Uluwatu here.

Cliffhouse Uluwatu and some friends heading down to the ocean side deck.

Closer to town and in Seminyak you can try the casual beachside bar La PLancha and their multitude of neighbours on Seminyak beach from Double Six to Gado Gado. Further north along the beach, Kudeta has been a trend defining giant in Bali food, style, tunes and parties for the past couple of decades. Up to Batubelig Beach the new Mari Beach Club, and the more casual beach bars nearby like 707, Il Lido and Oyster Dealer Bar are worth a look, especially on Sunday afternoons. Further up in Canggu, Cafe del Mar, Finns Beach Club, LV8, have a new neighbour, Atlas Beach Club, the biggest beach club in the world on Berawa beach. The newly refurbished, undercover Atlas Super Club, fits 2000 people.  Echo Beach area has a few casual bars on the beach and further north near Pererenan beach some nice bars have popped up recently there, too. All along the west coast from Jimbaran to Canggu and beyond there are plenty of small beach side warung bar options. Most feature cheap, cold beers, but they get quiet after sunset.

ShiShi sets the next level in clubbing standards

The nightlife proper still starts around midnight in Bali clubs, but some venues managed to get a few punters in earlier.

PETITENGET

Petitenget is still the main night time party hub in Bali.

Some clubs like the three floor ShiShi in Petitenget offer freeflow drinks for the ladies to entice an early crowd from 9-11pm every night and it works. ShiShi is the home to commercial pumping music from EDM to Hip-Hop, so if that’s your style, it’s the place to be and if you’re early enough you might even get a free drink, too. Wednesday’s Ladies Night is the pick for girls (free drinks and food) and guys understandably are there on the hunt, too. Early till late.



Just down the road is the smaller club, Red Ruby, which has taken the mantle in recent times of being THE house/techno spot on the Petitenget strip. It does get busy with people who enjoy underground music and vibe, but mostly late, way after midnight – and going till near dawn.

Further down Jl Petitenget and into a side lane Mrs Sippy is bringing in the big star DJs. Being a day club it’s normally busy thru the day and early evening. Saturdays is the party day at Mrs Sippy but busy most days till after sunset.

Heading north up around the bend is Shady Flamingo with top notch cocktails, DJs and vibe. It’s looking good. 8pm to 3am.Mirror is across the road and relatively quiet.

If you are into live music and especially live Indonesian pop music you can’t miss Nineteen Lounge just up from The Shady Flamingo. They have the best local bands playing mostly hit lagu lagu Indonesia (Indonesian hits). Early.

Red Ruby has taken the mantel of the underground hotspot in town

The Forge is up the road further. It’s a fun place with great food and drinks. Being owned by the same folks as ShiShi (and previously Kuta’s Sky Garden) you’re guaranteed a great vibe with DJs every night. It is open 24/7.

Ling Ling’s, next door is still a fave spot for the younger crowd, with their waitresses in funky costumes and a real hip hop urban kinda feel. There are all kinds of offers every night to keep you entertained and fed. Early till late.

Right at the top of Jalan Petitenget you can find Da Maria which pumps the DJs from hip hop to house techno depending on the night. It also offers pretty decent Italian food. And further up and across the road the clandestine, recently renovated and enlarged 40 Thieves is a cool and casual bar/club. From 11pm.

OBEROI – SEMINYAK

Back down to Jalan Kayu Aya, every night of the week La Favela is turning it on with hip hop through the main two floors of the venue while upstairs third floor is the house techno area. Great drinks and house techno can also be found on the third floor bar called Attica. La Favela packs in a generally younger crowd, but all ages are welcome and seen in this fun and busy club. From 10pm.

Across the road is the mainly older crew’s Red Carpet which has a load of sophistication and up-market carry-on with mainly 80’s style pop music. Early till late.

One of the nightlife kings in the Petitenget area has to be Mexicola. The Mexican restaurant turned nightclub has a great formula for fun, mixed with mostly older Top 40, mashed up tunes and flowing tequila shots keeping the dance floor pumping seven nights a week. They have Bali nightlife style down to a T and packed every night with a full tilt tourist party crew.  Early till late.

HOTEL MEXICOLA packs them in every night of the week

SEMINYAK

Seminyak still has some hot spots but mainly down Jalan Dhyana Pura (now officially named Jl Camplung Tanduk). At the top we have Kingsway which offers fin-ish dining, small room clubbing and pool tables. A very cool spot. 11pm.



The alternative clubs are further down the road, which can’t be missed, with people spilling out onto the streets every night of the week in all kinds of garb. Flamboyant is a word that comes to mind in this area. Mixwell, Bali Joe, 66 Bar and more offer all kinds of entertainment, diversion and loads of fun for anyone that’s game. From 10pm till late.

A cool spot with a very local flavour and featuring top Indonesian-style live music is Jaan, which is down towards Double Six Road, on Jalan Seminyak Raya. Starts early around 8pm.

Late night clubbing can be experienced on the same road too. Obsession continues the party till late with mostly underground vibes. Dat Dash is another smaller late late late night club down the road further on the right – not for the light hearted, but if you like to get down and dirty it is for you. Late Late.

Now, if you are looking for something lokal as in local crowd you can always try Phoenix KTV which has a rather pumping local and some bule crowd late into the night. Last drinks possibly here. Late Late.

Anything goes in the flamboyant Mixwell Bar on Dhyana Pura

CANGGU

Canggu starts over the bridge from Jalan Batubelig going into Berawa. First try the beach bars on Batubelig Beach, 707, Il Lido and the new Oyster bar at the end, or Mari Beach Club. Good times at sunset and beyond.

The first happening spot crossing into Canggu is a beach club called Cafe del Mar. It’s a spacious venue with ocean views and their sunsets are generally pumping most days. Big acts and shows sometimes too.  Behind the Green Door is next and has a pretty young expat and local crowd. It’s a smallish bar upstairs from a now rather fancy restaurant called Maize, with a variety of DJs playing. It can definitely be fun after midnight and onto late. Finns and Atlas beach clubs fight it out right next to each other on Berawa Beach. Always packed out down there with mainly Aussie and Indonesian tourists.  They both have big name DJs, but I would say Atlas more often than Finns.

There seems to be many nightlife spots opening in Berawa lately, but if you like cozy bars you could try The Shady Pig. Miss Fish has suddenly become a hit on the same road – it’s a classy Japanese restaurant and lounge bar with cool DJs and vibe seven nights a week. Also worth a look is Riviera restaurant near Frestive supermarket which has a very cool expat bar feel about it from dinner time. Next door you can find the new Jade restaurant and bar that has and older well-healed clientele. And down by the beach the new Attiko is also stylish and worth a look.
There is plenty more going on in Canggu – you can read more about the Canggu nightlife here


More Bali Nightlife


The Best Nightclubs in Bali

Seminyak Nightlife

Canggu Nightlife

Bali’s Best Beach Clubs

Live Music in Bali

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