Beach clubs and cocktail bars line the island’s southern coast, otherwise known as the party area. If you’re looking for great nightlife in Bali, try Finns Beach Club for sundowners or Motel Mexicola for a raucous night out.
Divine Wine and Cocktail Bar
Jl. Raya Campuhan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia | +62 361 970095
Great cocktails, Great food, Great wine list
Located next to sister restaurant Bridges Bali, this cozy bar has one of the most extensive wine lists in the area and has a range of delicious cocktails to go along with it. Wines can be selected by the glass or the bottle, but be sure to ask for the daily deal before committing. The bar also has its own dedicated kitchen, with a selection of small bites. The intimate bar is unavoidably romantic—it’s a great place for a couple to unwind after dinner.
Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali 80361, Indonesia | +62 361 8446327
Romantic, Great cocktails, Great food, Great design
Located in the surfers paradise that is Canggu, directly in front of the famous Berawa surf break, this bamboo beach club, complete with thatched roof, has magnificent 180-degree ocean views of the sunset. Go for sunset and happy hour from 8pm to 10pm. Split into four areas (surf bar, pool bar, dining area, and sunset lounge), guests can stay here from day to night, with the party really getting started when the DJ arrives at 4pm.
Ku De Ta
Jl. Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia | +62 361 736969
Great cocktails, Great food, Great design, Modern style, Great wine list
The Seminyak outpost of the acclaimed lifestyle chain lays claim to a pristine beachfront, casual beach bar, and a fine-dining restaurant. Guests can spend the day sipping cocktails from one of the beach club’s day loungers, or arrive in the early evening to watch a spectacular Seminyak sunset before dinner. The extensive drinks menu is competitively priced and could take all day to get through, so bring a group if you want to try them all.
Jl. Kayu Jati No. 9X, , Kuta Utara, Badun, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia | +62 361 736688
Great cocktails, Great food
Motel Mexicola is a boisterous, Mexican-inspired restaurant and bar located in the party town of Seminyak. Expect this cavernous late-night venue to fill up quickly and stay at capacity all night. Order a Pina Colada, served in the coconut, and dance on stage with rowdy Australian bachelor and bachelorette parties. Don’t be surprised when the servers come around with bottles of tequila and ask guests to tip their heads back! This is also the perfect location for late-night tacos.
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Great food, Value, Great beer list
Set back a short way from Canggu Beach, this open-air club serves up breakfast, lunch and drinks. Although not located directly on the beachfront, this unpretentious venue is popular with surfers and sun worshippers, who come down from the beach for refreshments and to hang out. Sit on a beanbag are drink a chilled Bintang Beer under the shade.
Jl. Petitenget No. 51 B, Seminyak, Bali 83061, Indonesia | +62 361 4737979
Possibly the most famous beach club on the Seminyak shoreline, the flagship Potato Head is home to three restaurants, two bars, and a large pool area. The venue operates throughout the day and is eternally busy. Head down there at breakfast to get a daybed, or go just before sunset for sophisticated drinks. Don’t leave Bali before taking a dip in the pool while looking out towards the sprawling, white sandy beach. Drink prices are slightly higher than neighboring competitors, but the venue makes up for this in ambience.
Ayana Resort and Spa, Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, , Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Jimbaran, Bali 80364, Indonesia | +62 361 702222
Romantic, Great design, Hotel bar
Located in the Ayana Resort and Spa, atop a natural rock formation above the Indian Ocean, this glamorous bar in Jimbaran leaves a lasting impression on its guests. The party begins when the sun sets over the open top bar, as the spotlights are turned on and the DJ’s music is turned up. The bar also offers an intimate after-dark dining experience, including carefully crafted cocktails and locally caught seafood. There’s a strict dress code, with no singlets, board shorts, or alcohol-branded attire allowed.
Room 4 Dessert
Jl. Sanggingan,, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia | +62 812 3666 2806
Romantic, Great cocktails, Great food
Located in Ubud, this dessert bar is a sweet tooth’s fantasy, but is only open from 4 pm until late every evening. In the pastry kitchen is Chef Goldfarb, churning out ingenious sweet treats such as “chocobubbles 4 evah”, a rich chocolaty mouse with cookie crust. The drinks menu is worth checking out, with a rotating fine wines list and innovative cocktails such as buttermilk punch. The signature tasting platter of desserts is highly recommended.
Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia | +62 361 769941
Great cocktails, Great food
This Uluwatu hotspot has everything you could possibly want in a beach bar, from Revolver coffee in the morning to sunset cocktails in the evening, or an all-day drinking session on Sundays. Located atop a rocky cliff face, there are excellent views of the surf and sunset from the second floor. After the sun sets, prepare for a roster of worldclass DJs. Brunch, lunch and dinner is also available at the club.
Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Uluwatu, Bali 80361, Indonesia | +61 361 848 2111