Night Party

Seminyak

  1. Hu’u Bar, ☎ +62 361 736443, [32]. The seminal Bali establishment of the funky Singaporean nightspot chain. The star attraction here is the lit central swimming pool, where the bold and the beautiful can jump in. The rest of the complex is chilled-out drinking and dining in the garden and pavilion. Draft beer is tolerable at Rp 20,000 a mug, but cocktails will set you back Rp 70,000+.
  2. Ku dé Ta, Jl Oberoi (Laksmana) 9, ☎ +62 361 736969, [33]. Super-stylish bar-restaurant complex with two bars, restaurant seating indoors and beachside divans to laze on while the DJ spins an eclectic mix of music, new and old. Soft drinks from Rp 20,000, cocktails from Rp 70,000, including bizarre selections like the infamous black pepper and grilled pineapple martini (which, for the record, tastes like liquid pineapple candy with a sprinkle of grit). Gets packed at weekends.
  3. Lita Gunardi & The Backyard Lounge, Kunti Arcade 2&3, Jl Kunti I, ☎ +62 361 738000. 11AM to 12PM. A lounge bar and restaurant attached to the Lita Gunardi boutique. A funky venue in a Jl Kunti location that is rapidly becoming very fashionable indeed. The bar serves good cocktails and the restaurant specialises in Italian food.
  4. The Living Room, Jl Petitenget 2000x, Seminyak, ☎ +62 361 735735. Just across the road from Hu’u and a similar bar which attracts a similarly hip clientele. Good cocktails and excellent DJ music. The restaurant is unreliable though.
  5. Red Carpet Champagne Bar, Jl Laksmana 42c, ☎ +62 361 737889. A fairly ritzy bar (unsurprisingly) specialising in Champagne. Not as expensive as you might imagine, but by no means a place for a cheap drink. Think Moet accompanied by a plate of oysters.
  6. Syndicate Club Bali, Jl Blue Ocean (right on he beach, next door to 66), ☎ +62 361 756666. 10PM to 4AM. Late night dance bar with great ocean and beach views.
  7. Potato Head. Great place to relax close to the beach. Food and drinks are nice.
  8. Pop’s Bar. Nice rooftop bar with dinner options. Great ambiance.

 

Legian

  1. de ja vu, Jalan Blue Ocean 7X (”Jalan Pantai”), Legian (Go to the beach end of Jalan Double Six, turn left and it is 50 m on the left hand side), ☎ +62 361 733 777. A very happening beach-side dance bar. Popular with the pre Double Six crowd from about midnight-3AM. Lightweight clubwear is appropriate here and they can get sniffy about singlets and sandals. Check local listings for special events and name DJs.
  2. Jaya Pub, Jl Legian (junction of Jl Legian and Jl Nakula – down a small lane, well signed), ☎ +62 361 730937. This live music bar has been around forever and gives a distinct impression of being stuck in a timewarp. Still, the bands are fun and beer is cheap.
  3. Monsoon, JL Werkudara (Nr Hotel Jayakarta), ☎ +62 361 762297. Opening in the afternoon and closing at 1AM. Offers entertainment with a large collection of Retro Music Videos from 1964-2000. A good variety of Tapas and drinks are available all at reasonable prices. Selected smokers areas.