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What’s a Holiday without some fun and frolic?

All of us look for some versatility while planning our vacation and preparing a checklist for places to sightsee. From religious visits to adventurous ones and lively nightlives, there is a checklist of wholesome vacations offered by various destinations. And Bali is one of the top contenders which offers all these categories to its tourists. 

You can reach Bali by air, or for a more luxurious trip take a  cruise.  April to October is the best time to visit Bali since the climate is pleasant and cool during these months. 

Experiencing Bali in one vacation is next to impossible because there are a million things to do and see in this Island of The Gods. To start with, the very reason behind naming this spectacular island, The Island of Gods is the hoards of historic temples this place has. Added to it there are innumerable mountains with some being live volcanoes as well. Apart from these extremes, there are palaces, gardens, and other soul-soothing places to be visited.

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Nusa Dua:

A place for tourists with its beachfront resorts and restaurants having lounges, where you can relax in the evening with excellent cocktails and international beers. Compared to the nightlife experiences you come across in other divisions of Bali, the nightlife here is more refined. You can enjoy Balinese traditional dances, theatre shows apart from the live music by DJs that are common throughout Bali.

Pubs & Clubs:

1. Tapa Bistro, Nusa Dua:

For mouth-watering global cuisines rush to one of the famous places in Nusa Dua, Tapa Bistro. The cozy atmosphere, elaborate cocktails, wide choice of Indonesian and International cuisines, and live music make the place one of the top attractions in Bali Nightlife. The food is reasonably priced and served in small portions and you get to taste a variety of dishes. An ideal place for couples and families.

Location: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan P.O Box 76, Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Timings: 5 pm to 11 pm

Price range: approx INR 149 to INR 1116

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (14.2 km)

2. Club Med:

To enjoy one-of-a-kind nightlife in Bali, head to this 4-star resort, Club Med. The beachfront property is a great joint for families to chill. The fireworks, live music, beach parties, acrobatic performances, theatre shows along with sumptuous food and unlimited alcohol makes it the most happening place in Bali. As the night falls think of Club Med for their themed parties catering to all genres. 

Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua BTDC Lot. 6, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Bali 80363, Indonesia 

Timing: 6 :00 p.m to 12:00 a.m

Price: INR 6000

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (11.6 km)

Entertainment:

3. Legong Dance at Budaya cultural theatre:

The Budaya Cultural Theatre is an open-air theatre at the Nusa dua Beach Hotel where Legong dance, traditional Balinese dance are performed. On all Wednesdays and any other day on request, if you are traveling in groups, you can watch this dance while enjoying mouth-watering Babi guling (roast suckling pig). Join in and enjoy the nightlife in Bali by watching the traditional dance, music, and theatre in this Amphitheatre

Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua North 4, Bali 80363

Timings:8:00 p.m

Prices: Adult – INR 2130 Children up to 12 years- Half the price

4.  Devdan Show at Nusa Dua theatre:

The best way to know the culture of a place is by attending Cultural shows. Devdan Show is one such show. ‘Devdan’ means “God’s grace”.  At the Devdan show the performers perform to a storyline that takes you on a tour of the Indonesian and Balinese culture. The fusion of traditional and contemporary dance, stunning costumes, aerial acrobatics, stunning visuals effects,  and traditional puppets makes this a memorable attraction in Bali. This 90-minute performance takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday and is a unique nightlife experience in Bali you should not miss.

Location: Komplek ITDC Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Timings: 7.30 pm to 9 pm

Price: from INR 1350 – INR 6005 per adult. Children – Half price 

Denpasar:

The provincial capital of Bali, Denpasar is famous for its scenic beaches and attracts tourists from all over the world to its incomparable nightlife. If you are a party geek head straight to the popular pubs and enjoy the amazing drinks, music, and dance away the night and experience the nightlife Denpasar is known for.

Pubs & Clubs:

5. Akasaka Bali:

One of the best places to experience Bali nightlife, Akasaka Bali, popularly known as A-Club, is a Club with a difference. It has a restaurant offering delicious local and international cuisines, 18 rooms to display your karaoke talent, and a hall for dancing and fashion shows.  Enjoy the music and dance ushering in the dawn to the beats of the music by local DJs.

Location: Jl. Teuku Umar No. 145, Dauh Puri Klod, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80114 

Timings: 10:00 a.m to 4:00 a.m

6. Wahana Billiard Centre, Bali:

 A Cafe with a difference! Familiar in the localities as WBC, Wahana Billiard Center offers all that one needs to enjoy. A sports cafe for billiard enthusiasts, a Movie for the movie buffs, and Karaoke rooms for the music enthusiasts.  Enjoy live music or dance to the beats of the DJs as the case may be, and experience one of its kind nightlife at Bali.

Location: JL. Teuku Umar No. 39, Dauh Puri Klod, Denpasar Barat, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80114

Timings: 10:00am to 02:00am

Prices -from  INR 315

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (12.3 km)

Candidasa:

One of the lesser-known beach resort areas in Bali is quiet and offers a relaxing atmosphere. There are a lot of restaurants and bars to choose from depending on your choices. While some Bars have a pool table, others have huge screens to screen International sports. If you prefer dancing then there are some places where traditional Balinese dances are performed.   The laid-back atmosphere adds to the charm and do not miss out on the best nightlife experiences in Candidasa.

Pubs & Clubs:

7. New Queen Pub & Restaurant:

Enjoy an amazing range of drinks and mouth-watering seafood in the New Queen Pub & Restaurant.  Every night Live bands perform classics to pop and reggae and blues. On Monday nights free cocktails are served to ladies.  On other days, after 8 pm,  Happy hour cocktails are usually served.

Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Sengkidu, Candidasa, Karangasem, Bali 80811, Indonesia

Timings: 9 am to 12:00 a.m

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8. Crazy Kangaroo:

A restaurant in Candidasa that serves Asian and Western cuisines including pizzas, Sushi, Steaks, Pasta. The bar at Crazy Kangaroo offers cocktails made with fresh juice and liquor and has a wide selection of wines to choose from. 

Crazy Kangaroo also has pool tables, a large screen for sports lovers who enjoy football and rugby, and for the tiny tots’ board games to keep them engaged. Most of the evening’s traditional dances are performed by in-house artists. 

Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem, Bali 80811, Indonesia

Timing: 10 am to late 

Price: from INR 375

Jimbaran:

A scenic bay, Jimbaran, with plenty of joints is a must visit for an exceptional Bali nightlife experience. Chill out at the luxurious 5-star hotels with a cocktail in hand or hang out at one of the rooftop bars with chill beer and an amazing view of the sunset or relax in one of the cafes and enjoy the live music performances under the star. The ambiance, drinks, and music give a heady taste of nightlife in Bali.

Pubs & Clubs:

9.  Rock Bar:

One of the famous rooftop bars in Bali, Rock Bar is set on a high limestone cliff in Ayana Resorts and Spa. The Bar offers delicious food, exotic cocktails and an amazing view of the sunset. Do not forget your camera to capture many instagrammable spots. As the bar is facing the Indian ocean you can have a memorable view of the sun drowning in the ocean while listening to music played by local and international artists.  A must-visit for an amazing nightlife in Bali.

Location: Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali 80364

Timings: 4 pm to 1:00 a.m

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (22.1 Km)

Nearest place to visit: Jimbaran Bay – 4Km

10.  Sundara at 4 seasons:

At the southern tip of Bali is one of the best resorts with an amazing view of the ocean. Sundara means beautiful and the Sundara at Four Seasons Resort is known for its beautiful bar that has a chandelier weighing 950 Kgs hanging from its beams. Enjoy the beautiful sunset across the ocean while sipping on your chilled drinks. Relax on the sofas enjoy the cool breeze along with the flow of music from the resident DJs. The highlight is the lighting up of stone cauldrons after sunset. 

Location: Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Timings: 11 am to 1 am

Price: from INR 520

Nearest place to visit: Jimbaran Bay – 1.4 Km

Kerobokan:

Even though the nightspots are few as compared to the much popular nightlife in other places in Bali, Kerobokan has its own share of nightlife. Some of the best sunset bars, rooftop bars, and beach clubs offering a great treat food-wise and drink wise to the party goers are located here. 

Pubs & Clubs:

11. Ku De TA:

A beachside resort that is popular among the tourists for its infinity pool, lawn parties, dedicated bar. Ku De Ta is one of the popular attractions in Kerobokan for its party night arranged on well-lit lawns and vibrant music that draws a sizable crowd from afar. The dinner spread and the variety of drinks enhance the popularity of the place. 

Location: Jalan Kayu Aya No.9, Seminyak, Badung, Bali 80361

Timings: 8 am to 2 am

Price: INR 5200

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (12.5 Km)

Nearest place to visit: Legian Beach – 2.8 Km

12. WooBar at W Bali:

The WooBar at W Bali is one of the most sought-after nightspots in Bali. The cool interiors and the live performances by international DJs add to its popularity. One of the best nightclubs in Bali, Woo Bar overlooks Petitenget Beach giving you a panoramic view of the sea below. It has an under beach dance floor and an upper deck with an oval-shaped glass floor to see through. Go to the poolside and laze against the sun decks and enjoy the amazing view of the sunset. Once the sun goes down, groove to the dance beats of local DJs and International DJs Hookahs are another added attraction here. Watch the sunset go down and loosen your and let yourself go while enjoying hip hop music.

Location:Jalan Petitenget Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Timings: 10:00 a.m to 2:00 a.m

Price range: approx INR 370 to INR 2200

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (14 KM)

Nearest places to visit: Legian Beach – 4 KM

13.  Potato Heads Beach Resort:

One of the best nightlife in Bali can be experienced at the  Potato Head Beach Club.  The wine and dine experience, vibrant nightlife, and one of the best sunset views make this beachfront resort a must-visit place in the whole of Bali. The huge lawn bordered by an infinity pool is a stage for world-class Electronic Dance Music. It has one of the best sunset views in Bali and a great place for partaking in water sport activities. When in Bali do not miss the nightlife at Potato Beach resort.

Location: Jalan Petitenget No.51B, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Timings: 10 am to 2 am

Price: INR 354 – 2,124

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport ( 13.7 KM)

Nearest places to visit: Seminyak Beach – 2.40KM

14. Mirror Lounge and Club:

A nightclub with a difference! The architecture is inspired by Gothic themes with stained glass windows, towering ceilings, and mosaic-like walls. Mirror Bali Lounge and club offers a wide array of cocktails and mouth-watering menu. The electrifying music shelled out by international and resident DJs with the laser beams flashing through the glass roof of the club and the party enthusiasts dancing to the beats, appears as though one is on an open stage under the stars.

Location: Seminyak, Jl. Petitenget No.106, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Timings: Wednesday–Sunday from 11 pm to 5 am (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Price: INR 800-1500

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (12.8 KM)

Nearest places to visit: Seminyak Beach – 3.4 KM

Sanur Beach:

Bali has the most amazing beaches in the world. One of the best beaches in Bali is the Sanur beach, surrounded by bars, nightclubs, and pubs. With the breathtaking views of the beach and popular bars, this area offers the ultimate nightlife in Bali. Sip on some amazing cocktails, enjoy the spell-binding scenes, and dance to your heart’s content in some of these lively bars.

Entertainment:

15. Serambi Arts Anida:

For a relaxed and laid-back nightlife head to Serambi Arts Anida, a venue to enjoy live music performances by local artists. Music enthusiasts throng this place to enjoy contemporary Balinese Art and Culture. The delicious food and drinks are an added attraction. 

Location: Jalan Waribang 32, Kesiman, Denpasar

Timings: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

Pubs & Clubs:

16.  Sector Bar and Restaurant:

 An ideal location for couples who want to enjoy the best of nightlife in Denpasar, Sector Bar, and restaurant is a high-end restaurant famous for its cozy atmosphere and exotic drinks. Situated next to the Bali Beach Golf Course, the bar offers live music by local Balinese daily. Mondays and Wednesdays are salsa nights. Dance your heart out till the wee hours of the morning to some of the popular tunes dished out by the DJs. 

Location: Jl. Hang Tuah No. 58, Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80227

Timings: 06:00 am to 10:00 pm

Price – from INR 225

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (16.3 KM)

Nearest places to visit: Sanur Beach – 3.2 KM

 Night Market

17.  Sanur Night Market:

Pasar Sindhu Market by day and Sanur Night Market after sunset! An amazing transformation. One of the best things to do in Bali at night, this market is popular for the delicious Indonesian cuisines and souvenirs which are cheap and affordable.  For dinner feast on lamb satay, fried noodles, Indonesian soup, and down it with fresh fruit juices at any of the street food joints.

Location: Jalan. Pungutan No.2, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228

Timing: 4:00 pm to 10:00 p.m 

Ubud

Ubud is Bali in a nutshell. This place is full of forests and rice terraces, strewn with historic Bali temples and a hub for Balinese culture and Tradition.  This is not all, there is a fun side to Ubud too. Let’s check out what they are.

Pubs & Clubs:

18. XL Shisha Lounge:

One of the best restaurants in Ubud that offers a cozy atmosphere, awesome Shisha, enticing food both western and Indonesian and an amazing live band. The pool table, Bar Games, and reasonably priced drinks and food makes this place the best party place in Bali. An ideal place to visit in groups.

Location: Jalan Monkey Forest No.129, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, 

Timings: 10:00 a.m to 2:00 a.m 

Price range: approx INR 400.00

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport ( 37 KM)

Nearest places to visit: Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary – 1 KM

 Unique and Unforgettable:

19.  Dinner and a Hot Air Balloon Ride at Chedi Club, Ubud:

Want to have dinner as well as a Hot Air Balloon ride? Head to Chedi Club for a unique experience that lasts for 10 minutes. 50 meters above the ground riding in a hot air balloon marveling at the beautiful paddy fields, flower gardens, and the spectacular view of Mt Agung, enjoy an unforgettable one of its kind experience in Bali. 

Outside guests are also permitted to take this ride which starts at dinner time around 9:00 a.m. The best nightlife experience in Bali. 

Location: Tengkulak Kaja, Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Timing: 9 pm 

Price: INR 14000 

Seminyak:

Pubs & Clubs:

20.  Motel Mexicola:

One of the best nightlife in Bali for single tourists is Motel Mexicola. You can spend the whole night partying to the live Latin music, eat delicious western cuisine and a  wide range of international beer too. Performances by fire dancers are an added attraction. A perfect all-in-one nightlife experience in Bali.

 Location: Jalan Kayu Jati 9X, Petitenget, Seminyak

Timings: Daily 11 AM to 1 AM 

Prices: INR 900

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport ( 11.9 KM)

Nearest places to visit: Seminyak Beach – 1.5 KM

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Kuta:

The tourist hub of Bali, Kuta is where one should go if all you require is an unlimited source of sunsets and entertainment. There are hoards of water sports activities that Kuta offers as well for all those adventure seekers. Along with this, there are many entertaining places to go to. Here are a few.

Pubs & Clubs:

21. King Cole Bar:

King Cole Bar at the St Regis Bali Resort has a chic ambiance offering air-conditioned lounges, a bar, and an open-air terrace with an unhindered view of the garden and the sea. During sunset sit on the patio and watch the spectacular fire dance performed by the tribal dancers, who light up torches at earmarked places. Enjoy a relaxed evening with Bloody Mary’s, Bali’s own Mary, champagnes, cocktails, and delightful food while watching live music. One of the unique nightlife experiences in Bali.

Location: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot S6, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361

Timings : 3 pm to 12:00 a.m

Price – from INR 750 

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport ( 11.9 KM)

Nearest places to visit: Nusa Dua Beach -1.3 KM

Entertainers:

22. Movie night at Karma Beach Bali:

To the south of Bali lies a beach club surrounded by white sand and towering limestone cliffs. Karma Beach Club at Karma Kandara resort is one of the most sought-after clubs by tourists for beach picnics and adventurous water sports. Monday nights are movie nights. With the ocean as the backdrop, relax on bean bags and spend a great evening with your loved ones under the stars sipping on your cocktail.  

Location: Karma Kandara Bali, Jalan Villa Kandara, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Badung, Bali 80362

Timing: 9 AM to 10 PM

Price: Adults – INR 3000 Children – INR 500

23. Gay Bar at Sky Garden:

Of late one of the things to see on the bucket list of any tourist to Bali is the Gay Bar. 

There are a couple of bars in Seminyak that offers a glimpse into the nightlife of gays in Bali and the Gay Bar at Sky Garden is one of them. These bars are mainly for the LGBT community but it is open to others as well. Have a fun-filled evening with some exotic drinks and enjoy the sexy shows and experience fabulous nightlife in Bali.

Location: Jl Legian No.61, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361

Timings: 5:00 p.m to 4:00 a.m

Price range: approx INR 1040 -1200

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport ( 8.9 km)

24.  The Cabaret show at Frankenstein’s Laboratory:

Bali’s only Halloween-themed Bar and Restaurant. This unique and thematic place is a must visit for tourists. The food served is delicious and the selection of cocktails is mind-blowing.

Watch the fabulous cabaret shows for free by paying only for the food and drinks. There are 5 shows a day, 7 days a week. 2 shows are for family and 3 shows for adults. This is one of its kind experiences in the whole  of Indonesia.

A great place in Seminyak for a night out with friends and family.  You can get your face painted. The live performances here are a great hit with the crowd.

To give the Halloween feel to the visitors the interiors consist of – Vampires, Monsters, Zombies, pumpkin heads, and Mummies.

Location: Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.6, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Timings: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m

Price range: approx INR 800. No entry fee. Only for food and drinks.

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport (9.6 KM)

Nearest places to visit: Legian Beach – 1.9 KM

Nature’s Bliss:

25. Stunning Sunset  Uluwatu:

One of the best places in Uluwatu which offers an amazing view of the surf and southern coastline of Bali. An ideal place to visit alone or with families and friends. You should reach the place early if you want to get the best seat to watch the stunning sunset sitting on the wooden chairs along with your family. 

Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361

Timings: 8am–10pm

Price range: approx INR 4000

Nearest airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport ( 23.4 km)

Nearest places to visit: Uluwatu beach – 2 Km

26. Uluwatu Temple, Amphitheater:

On a rocky cliff, 70 meters high sits one of the best temples in Bali, Uluwatu temple. 

In the vast open space is an open theatre with a stage where the most iconic show, the Kecak Fire Dance show takes place. Seated on the concrete benches, with the breathtaking view of the Indian ocean below and splendid dance drama unfolding before you in the front, is the kind of nightlife in Bali that should be on top of the list when you visit Bali.

Location: Uluwatu Temple, Jalan Uluwatu, Jimbaran

Timing: Show starts at around 6 PM

Price: starting from INR 360 – 520

27.  Night Safari at Safari and Marine Park:

When on holiday in Bali don’t miss out on this amazing experience. The night safari at Bali Safari and MarinePark offer you a chance to meet and feed nocturnal animals like elephants, zebras, giraffes, lions, and so on. You will be taken on a caged tram to see the animals in their natural habitat. At the end of the safari enjoy dinner and a fire show too. A Bali Nightlife you will not forget in your lifetime.

 Location: Jalan Bypass Prof. DR. Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19, 8 Kec, Gianyar, Bali.

Price: INR 5150

28.  Surya Mandala cultural Park:

Locally called the “Sun Temple”, Surya Mandala Cultural Park located near  Tanah Lot temple on the west coast of Bali is famous all over the world for its cultural shows. Taking stories out of the famous epic Ramayana, the artists perform “Kecak”, the fire dance. It is said that Kecak is native to this place and is performed at night when the moon is shining bright overhead. A perfect setting for couples and families. 

Tick one of the bucket list of things to do at night in  Bali, when you visit Bali

Venue: Ocean view, Tanah Lot.

Price: INR 520

29. Night Trek on Mount Batur:

Trekking at night!!! Have you ever heard about it? At Mt Batur, an active volcano you get to trek through the night, an experience so surreal. An out-of-the-world experience where you walk on the volcano and there is hot lava right below. A much sought-after tourist attraction.  At the end of the trek, you are greeted by a beautiful sunrise on the horizon and are served a fresh breakfast cooked on the lava rocks.

Location: Mt. Batur, 

Timings: around 2 am

Price: INR 3500 

30.  Sunset Dinner cruise:

Sunset Dinner Cruise along the Benoa Harbour is one of the things to do that should be in your bucket list when in Bali. The cruise offers a lot of entertainment such as cabaret shows, traditional Balinese dance and exotic dances. 

Enjoy the lavish dinner spread with live music playing in the background. There are dance floors for you to let your hair down and experience the unique nightlife Bali has to offer.

Location: Jalan Dermaga II, Pedungan, Kuta Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Timing: 5:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Price: Adults – INR 5000  Children – INR 3500

Final Thoughts:

One of the most popular destinations in Indonesia, Bali is a tourist delight. If you are a party enthusiast then head to the most happening places like Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak regions. If you prefer a relaxed and quiet nightlife, then Nusa Dua, Sanur, Ubud are the right places for you. Whatever the choice, Bali promises you a wonderful nightlife experience.