Visiting Bali? Take note of our choice of 8 great Bali nightlife spots you can enjoy during your trip.
Bali nightlife is known to be abundant, festive and entertaining. After a long day of surf or sunbathing, tourists from all over the world meet to drink, dance and socialize in Bali's best night spots. Bali hotels and resorts often have their own bars, but you can escape the confines of your hotel by visiting these other night spots in the many tourist towns of the island.
1. Hulu Bar, Kuta
Featuring free drag shows, cheap drinks and great meals, the Hulu bar is an open-minded spot for gays, straights, families, tourists and locals alike. Enjoy the Indonesian take on the drag queen staple.
2. Musro Cabaret, Kuta
Located in the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, the Musro features live dancing shows with professionally trained dancers and choreographies by Raphael Gomez. Before the show, enjoy a live band or a DJ. The shows are famous for the extravagant costumes and the fascinating mix of traditional Balinese dancing and more modern forms of cabaret performances.
3. The Wave, Kuta
The wave could compete with any mega-club in metropolitan cities. Directly set on the Kuta beach, the Wave houses a café and beach bar (The Coffee Bar), a luxury restaurant (Sailfin) and a disco (The Club). Go for the mesmerizing view of the Indian Ocean; stay for the great drinks, good food and funky music.
4. Bahiana, Seminyak
A touch of Cuba in Indonesia? You can find it at the Bahiana. This salsa bar, decorated to remind of Cuban salsa joints, will definitely bring a little Latin heat to your Asian trip. Don't miss the professional salsa dancers performing live every week.
5. Hypnotique Cocktail Bar & Lounge, Seminyak
For the more sophisticated crowd, the Hypnotique is the perfect spot. Featuring lounge, house, funk, trance and progressive music played by one of the best sound systems in Indonesia, the bar offers unique cocktails and a chic clientele.
6. Kudos Lounge & Bar, Seminyak
If you're looking for a vacation fling, head down to Kudos Lounge. Open to straight, gay and bi clienteles, you're certain to find your match, no matter your tastes. The Kudos features an outdoor area and a VIP deck where you can enjoy special cocktails and champagne with your new sweetheart.
7. Ku De Ta Bali, Seminyak
VIP customers flock to the Ku De Ta for the best oceanfront dining experience in Bali. Expensive champagnes, a great wine cellar and exclusive cocktails ensure a steady flow of sophisticated diners. The restaurant just added a VIP lounge: definitely worth checking out.
8. Kakul Bar and Café, Jimbaran
True to the more relaxed nightlife of Jimbaran, the Kakul offers smooth jazz music and a wide choice of food and cocktails. Perfect for a romantic date or a quiet evening with friends, the Kakul is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the pleasurable side of Balinese life.
As you can see, there's no need to stay in a Bali luxury resort to enjoy the best of Balinese nightlife. Put on your best clothes and be ready to drink and dance the night away.