As another glorious day in Bali comes to an end and the sun sinks into the ocean, thoughts turn to evening entertainment. Bali has a myriad of options, from candle-lit romantic dinners and sedate tropical lounges to lively theme pubs and nightclubs thundering all night long. Many Bali hotels have high-end cocktail bars, pubs and high-energy nightclubs.
Kuta is the main pulsing heart of the night scene, with entertainment from dusk till dawn.
Kuta, Legian & Seminyak
Hard Rock Cafe
Located right on Kuta beach. The regular live bands draw big crowds, and start at 11pm and go until 2am.
Hard Rock Hotel
Bali's coolest unplugged bar with live bands nightly at center stage.
The Jaya Pub
Jalan Raya Legian Kaja Seminyak. An old favourite with an interesting blend of tourists and locals. The live bands are often joined by both professional and amateur visiting musicians. Open until 2am.
Located right next to DOUBLE SIX on the beach at Seminyak, Crusoes is constructed in true castaway style!
Jalan Dhyana Pura Gado-gado Seminyak. Named after Absolute Vodka, A bar draws a crowd of resident ex-pat thirty-somethings. Really good drinks.
Abimanyu Arcade, Jl Dhyana Pura, Seminyak. Bali's premier gay watering hole.
At Bali Padma Hotel - Top-40 house band.
Bali Peanuts Club
One of the most popular venues in the Kuta area, the scene is young and sprinkled with locals, who all take to the huge dance floor in the cave-like air-conditioned interior. Pool tables and plenty of entertainment. Rock and Roll and Disco music compliment the very reasonably priced drinks on Jalan Raya Legian.
The New Bounty Ship
Jalan Legian, Kuta. Inside the ship is a very popular bar that has a great DJ from 10.00pm until late every night.
Jalan Dhyana Pura Gado-gado Seminyak. Psychedelic bar, fluro lighting and cool chill out back room. Transvestite show upstairs.
Cafe Del Mar
Jalan Dhyana Pura Gado-gado Seminyak. Cool cocktail bar, great drinks, relaxed atmosphere, funky music, open air, super smooth crowd.
The Club at The Villas
Bali's newest state-of-the-art night club, located on Jalan Kunti, Seminyak in the Villas new entertainment complex. Fridays always capture the late crowd from 5am - 10am!
Also at The Villas in Seminyak.
One of Bali's main gay hang-outs. Plenty of non-gays join in the fun.
Open 24 hours serving everything, need we say more.
Bali Rock Cafe
Elvis Parsley comedy show every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30pm
Stylishly decorated and attracting a gay crowd. An Italian menu, indoor/outdoor seating and two bars make this a popular choice. Open until 2.30am, Jl. Raya Seminyak.
Jalan Raya Seminyak. One of Bali's best bars, home to all types, ages and persuasions. A giant Bali-style venue with a long bar, a small bar, a sushi bar, a coffee bar and plenty of tables, Goa has one of the best DJs on the island playing a huge variety of music and always able to pick up the mood of the crowd. Great spot to meet people and the draught beer is always cold. Crowd picks up as it gets later. Open until around 2.30am.
Open every night, the music is pure dance and there is always a good crowd. Open at midnight, it usually starts to fill up at around 1am. Three bars and late night pizzas. Open till sunrise. Entry cost Sunday - Friday Rp40.000, Saturday's Rp50.000. Featuring the only night bungee jumping in the world with AJ Hackett from 2.00am.
Full Moon Parties
Usually held down on Yang Yang Beach at Hotel Puri Bali and Padang Padang Beach. Sometimes also held down in Nusa Dua. Check out our calendar for full moon dates.
Located in Poppies Lane famous for it's TJ's Frozen Margaritas and great Mexican food. Has been in operation for 15 years.
All Stars after Dark Back Stage Club
Live music catering to all types.
Jalan Padma Utama tequila shots and jugs of margaritas - make your own fajitas.
Very popular with the locals, BB's at the Bintang Bali Hotel is a high tech disco playing the latest music with lots of party nights. Also check the Alun Alun Lounge with a live jazz band and Bali's best bartender. Also houses the Taipan Karaoke with its stylish Japanese nightclub interior.
O'Brien's Fun Pub at Holiday Inn Balihai
Dance performances - Traditional dance. Ask for details at the tourist office (daily 10am-8pm) in the centre of Ubud. There are up to five different dance shows every night - the most popular and dramatic are the kecak (monkey dance) and barong (lion dance). The most atmospheric venue is Ubud Palace.