These best sports bars in Bali have all the major international sports events sorted out, with big TVs and even projector screens showing live feeds as among their main highlights. You only need to check out what’s on and hit a spot by the bar or a table for some light meals, joining in the cheers as your team plays. Anything from Aussie rules to gridiron, Formula One to MotoGP, and the annual craze of the Melbourne Cup, they have it.
These places get their vibe on as soon as the sports seasons start to heat up, so it’s great to find a good spot for watching a game, a thrilling race or a clash of champions. When world soccer fever is on, you can always root for your team without worrying about the bar getting too rowdy. All are meant for good sport and good times. Check out these top 10 picks of the best places with live sports in Bali.
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Right upstairs from the bakery and art shops at Seminyak Square, Adrenalin is a great stopover for a cold Bintang whenever you want to escape the heat of the day on your shopping walks down Seminyak’s main hub. Its dedicated sports bar screens sporting events from around the globe, from major leagues baseball tournaments, premier soccer, NRL, AFL, NBA, and live gruelling laps of the V8 Supercars from Down Under, all on its 13 wall-mounted widescreen TVs. You can choose a spot anywhere around the bar, and if so happens you missed a live event or just wanted to see a great game again, you can ask the staff for a possible ‘game on demand’ rerun.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00
- Location: Seminyak Square Level 2, Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 738 030
This popular spot is also one of Kuta’s most eye-catching, located right on the so-called ‘Kuta Sidewalk’ where you can easily take a glimpse of what’s on the screens inside and the gathering crowd around the bar. Loitering guests watching in from the sidewalk with a beer in hand is common sight. Fans of Aussie car racing can also enjoy The Bathurst 1000 fed live from the Mount Panorama Circuit in New South Wales, as well as the Formula 1 series, the rugby leagues, soccer, and the anticipated Melbourne Cup. To help you enjoy the games, order a ‘sub-zero’ draught beer, a recent trend that has been sweeping the island, served in specially designed frosted beer glasses.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00
- Location: Kuta Sidewalk, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 763 100
The Onion newly opened mid-2015 on the secluded Jalan Cemara in Sanur, and features a bar laden with quality pool tables and most importantly a total of 11 screens showing live sports. To top that off, it can seat 126, making it one of the major sport bar venues in Sanur. Order yourself a cold Heineken or Bintang, and you can watch on for as long as the games last. Its restaurant’s menu has a selection of local and international food presented in good portions and at affordable prices, and besides beer there are cocktails, wines, and cold ciders to choose from. Playing pool is free, and on some evenings there’s a live band performing 70s classics.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 01:00
- Location: Jalan Cemara 29, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 855 554 4
This sports bar in Legian is part of the Garden View Resort, tucked away on the northern end of Jalan Padma. The spot is a popular haunt among Aussie travellers in the area with a number of screens that shows various Australian and international sporting events. When the rugby leagues and Euro soccer crazes are on, you have a good crowd with all eyes on the various TVs and a large projector screen at the back. At times, guests have their own preference of sports feed, and channels follow suit, creating a somewhat frenzied scene. When you’re not watching your favourite game, you can head to the pool table for some rounds with new friends. For a more ‘live’ offering, there’s even a boxing ring with ‘midget fight nights’.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
- Location: Garden View Resort, Jalan Padma 41, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 751 559
This main sports bar at the Rama Garden Hotel in Legian is attached to a restaurant that serves Indonesian and western cuisine, a slight departure from the pub-like crowd and rather a more refined dining vibe but with an open plan that features a large screen showing live sports feeds. It serves as a good stop for catching up on which team is leading the footy scores or who’s made it to the pole positions after the trials for the next big race. It is also a great place to mingle and meet with like-minded travellers from around the world over cold drinks.
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Padma Legian, Legian
- Tel: +62 361 751 971
White Sands is a small bar that you’ll easily notice along the way to the Sindhu beach part of Sanur. When they’re not featuring live bands performing 70s rock and country, or fun and friendly darts competitions, their TV screens show live feeds daily of the most popular international sports channels, and you can rest assured feeds are stable as a giant parabolic dish sits right on their rooftop. Laidback and fun, they also brand themselves as a ‘husband day care centre’, with ‘no supervision fees applied’.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Sindhu 15, Sanur
On your strolls around the northern part of Legian, try Romeos, the main dining and entertainment venue at Ossotel Bali. They usually show AFL and many other live sports on their screens, which is a good excuse for you to go in especially if you’re also feeling a little hungry. Check out their happy hours with a good bonus cold beers or cocktails thrown in with every purchase from time to time. Come by evenings, and you have yourself one of the cosiest nooks in Legian to fill up and watch some footy or MotoGP at the same time. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Padma Utara, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 225
Bali’s own Western-style saloon, The Melting Pot has big screens showing live international sports regularly, as well as great old classic American rock. They claim to offer the best sports viewing in Ubud, thanks to their installed fibre optics cable ensuring you don’t miss a Premier League goal. When your favourite team isn’t playing, you can always challenge your friends at the pool tables, or have a round at electronic dart boards, ping pong tables, and even table football over cold beers, pizzas and Tex-Mex.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Pengosekan 22X, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)858 574 802 30
As fun as its name, this cool spot on the famous Poppies II alley in Legian is one of the few places in the area where you can head to for a cold beer whenever you feel like it - they’re open around the clock. Their large screens show a full roster of live sports channels, so you can catch up with the latest scores and the test matches. You can simply ask the staff about what games are on, and switch channels to your desired feed. Bands performing live feature regularly and often welcome guests for impromptu jamming sessions. Being open 24 hours, it’s the main choice of place in Legian whenever you’re craving for some great meat pies and burgers.
- Opening Hours: 24 hours
- Location: Jalan Poppies II, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 754 627
This friendly bar in the Umalas area, several kilometres north of the main Seminyak proper, is a good spot to take the family to, and is a cool and relaxing place to hang out. There are pool tables, dart boards and only several tables surrounding its main bar. The crowd mostly comprises Canggu expats, who prefer to go out for a good spot where they can also watch some live sports, shown on the Flying Cook’s wide screens. Kids can enjoy their time at a cubby house. Its name is a clear nod to the captain, so you can expect great selections of Aussie style pub food here such as an Admiral’s Steak Burger (IDR 80,000) and sandwiches, while there are also local favourites on the menu, from gado-gado to nasi goring fried rice, all at affordable prices.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Semer, Kerobokan
- Tel: +62 (0)813 389 204 30