Narrowing down these 10 best bars in Bali wasn’t easy as the island is home to many great drinking spots. Each bar tailors to crowds of varying tastes and preferences. We’ve come up with this list based on the quality and diversity of the drinks on offer. We considered different elements of the venues, such as the location, vibe, and views. Our top picks of Bali’s bars are spread throughout the popular beach resort areas, mostly on the southern and western coasts. Many of the bars around here take advantage of Bali’s dramatic sunsets. They can offer nice backdrops while you enjoy a couple of drinks.
Bali’s most popular bars come in a great variety. Some bars offer alfresco setups and make good use of their beachfront locations. Others within five-star resorts make up for their non-seaside setups with world-class interiors and decor. Some offer stunning locations you won't find elsewhere in the world.
You might also want to check our list of Bali's best rooftop bars.
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Rock Bar remains a tough one to beat, especially in terms of impressive location and views. The bar is set on natural rock formations under the AYANA Resort and Spa’s limestone cliff edge. Some fly to the island just to experience the signature cocktails and exceptional views. Smooth lounge house and chilled beats adds to the vibe here. Rock Bar sometimes features international guest DJs – it has even hosted bands like Third Eye Blind. Accessing the Rock Bar is part of experience. You ride down a funicular that offers birds’-eye-views over the bar. Among the favourites are Rock Bar’s martinis. These are quirkily-named, like Punch Rock, Rockberry Martini or Spa on the Rock (also the name of Ayana’s equally dramatic spa on the resort’s southern cliffs). Cocktails are from IDR 190,000 (USD 14). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00 - 01:00
- Location: Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 702 222
WooBar offers a sophisticated bar scene in Seminyak. It's right between the main pool and Petitenget beachfront of the W Bali Seminyak. The bar’s wooden seaside deck provides you with the best of pool and sea views. You can lounge away on plush sofas under coconut palms. There are also spots near the curvy, purple and fuchsia reef-inspired bar. The bar’s unconventional design features an ‘under-beach’ dance floor. This lends a new meaning to the expression ‘getting down’. If you prefer a starlit seaside sky, head to the upper deck to enjoy a breezy special chill zone. From here, you can still look down through oval glass floor skylights and glimpse at the revelry below. WooBar’s colourful and sexy cocktails include the Coco Locco and passion fruit mojito (IDR 165,000 or USD 12). ‘Buy one, get one’ deals are from Monday to Thursday, between 16:00 and 18:00 Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun-Mon 10:00-01:00; Fri-Sat 10:00-02:00
- Location: W Retreat & Spa Bali, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 4738 106
For an ultra-stylish and sophisticated bar scene, head down to The King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Bali Resort in Nusa Dua. It's home of the original Bali version of Bloody Mary, ‘Bali Mary’. The bar follows the illustrious history of the St. Regis New York Bar. King Cole presents a classy range of cocktails and signature martinis. You can also enjoy champagnes in the brand’s familiar elements of polished oak and chandeliers. You'll also find subtle hints of local Balinese art pieces such as ‘wayang’ puppets and batik motifs. Be there early evening for the best angle to view the resort’s Balinese fire dance ritual. It starts at 18:30, and you can enjoy it with a Bali Mary (IDR 210,000 or USD 15) at hand. Modern mixology creations include the Old King Cole, from IDR 245,000 (USD 18). Some nights feature live grand pianists and vocalists harking back to the Roaring Twenties. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 15.00 – 00.00
- Location: St Regis Bali, Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 300 6796
Potato Head Beach Club is at the end of a long and narrow lane from Seminyak’s street of Jalan Petitenget. This transports you to a world of drinks, dining and partying on a large lawn beachfront. Witness the quirky architecture of the beach club. Its trademark towering feature comprises a patchwork of old and worn teakwood window shutters. This enhances it as one of Seminyak’s most recognisable chill-out landmarks. Inside, the beachfront bar and flat 500sqm lawn are flanked by an infinity pool. At scheduled events, international DJs and celebrities take the stage in front of an ocean backdrop. Lively crowds gather over the central lawn. Among those who have graced the agenda are Mark Ronson, Foster the People and Fat Boy Slim. Refreshing cocktails from its main bar include a Valkano Agung (IDR 130,000 or USD 10). This mix of light and dark Caribbean rums, pineapple infused Bali arak, apricot brandy, pineapple, raw honey and citrus is shaken and served in a bubbling volcano bowl. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 11:00 - 02:00
- Location: Jalan Petitenget 51B, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 473 7979
This venue is often considered the trendsetter of chill-out bars along Seminyak’s Petitenget strip. Ku De Ta Bali features a main restaurant area and a dedicated bar. A centrepiece lawn borders its beachfront, where all special events take place. There's also a special private loft for secluded VIP-style moments. Ku De Ta is also home to Mejekawi, a modern restaurant offering locally-influenced haute cuisine. Various separate dining sections coexist within. These include a Tree Bar featuring playful shades and textures reminiscent of a tropical forest setting. Its Wantilan pavilion has a spacious canopy that shelters guests who dine by candlelight in the evenings. Must-try signature cocktails include a KDT Mary. This is made with Ketel One Vodka, roasted tomatoes, basil and Cajun spices (IDR 135,000 or USD 10). Pink Sangria is also available for sharing with friends, served in pitchers (IDR 550,000 or USD 40). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - midnight
- Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 736 969
Azul Beach Club is one of the best spots in Legian to enjoy laidback drinks. It offers sea breezes and views by day, and chill-outs at sunset. The striking bamboo design comprises both the restaurant and bar. It's by the southern gardens of the Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa. The beach club comprises semi-open dining sections, a bar and lounging spaces set over three levels. All are designed under rotundas and towering thatch-roof domes. By day, Azul Beach Club offers pleasant cool shelter to escape the heat. You can simply chill while enjoying the sea views. There’s a great list of signatures designed by acclaimed mixologist Joseph Boroski. These range from dessert cocktails and martinis to ‘modern tikis’ such as Pina Mai Tai and Colada Mama. Prices range between IDR 105,000 and 461,000 (USD 8-35). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Padma 2, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 765 759
Single Malt Bar at IZE Seminyak claims to offer the most extensive selection of whiskeys on the island. The bar is one of the main spots for chilled out evenings in Seminyak. It has week-long agendas comprising 2-for-1 promos on special drinks, special ladies’ nights, and a host of live DJs. Playlists range from blues, soul, rock to house and modern techno. There’s an old-fashioned booth with wooden floors and walls, and high-back leather bar chairs on Persian rugs. The main interior features the similar classy, gentlemen’s Great Gatsby-ish setup. Framed black-and-white pictures of historical figures adorn its brick motif walls. If you’re one with a sweet tooth and in for some great whisky cocktails, try the Rhubarbara. It's a sweetie sensation of rhubarb, cinnamon, egg white, honey and strawberry. Then there’s the Spice Trader, with cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, tamarind and honey. The great old whiskies are available as 10 and 12-year old selections, up to IDR 130,000 (USD 10) per glass. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 18:00-01:00
- Location: Ize Hotel, Jalan Kayu Aya 68, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361) 846 69 96
Sundara is at the beachfront of Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay. The luxurious venue adds gorgeous features to the beach with a blue infinity pool and tree-shaded daybeds. There's a dedicated bar and an alfresco area. A separate main building houses five-star dining and meeting facilities. At the axis of the open beam ceiling of the bar hangs a massive chandelier. It's a hefty 950kg of delicately carved and polished teakwood. Floor-to-ceiling windows fully open to provide broad views of the bay and gentle sea breezes. Sundara proudly presents cocktails mixed by one of the world’s leading cocktail authorities, mixologist Javier de las Muelas. He's also the owner of Barcelona’s Dry Martini, one of world’s most influential bars. Try the Jim-Let Fox-Trot, a mix of Bombay sapphire gin and tonic. Or, the Thousand Nights, which combines star anise, green cardamom, passion fruit, lime juice and dark rum. ‘Cocktail and tapas’ offers are from IDR 210,000 (USD 15). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00-01:00
- Location: Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 701 010
This hip cliff-top bar overlooks the famous surf break of Suluban Beach. The bar gets steadily packed near sunset time and there are weekend jamming sessions on its large main deck. Wednesdays usually features acoustic jams through midnight, while rock sessions are the common highlight for Sundays. Refreshing cocktails include watermelon martini, Pina colada and Shandy Shakti (a tropical blend of tamarind paste, lime, honey and beer). You can order cocktails by glass (IDR 100,000 or USD 7), or by the jug (IDR 400,000 or USD 30) if you’re coming with friends. An ice-cold Bintang is at IDR 45,000 or USD 3) a bottle. Pleasant bites range from hearty salads and delicious pizzas to share (IDR 65,000 – 90,000), to pastas, satays and nachos (all well under IDR 100,000). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00
- Location: Jalan Mamo, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, Bali
- Tel: +62 (0)361 769 941
Sling Bar is at the Double Six Luxury Hotel. It's up the spiral staircase from the resort’s renowned Plantation Grill restaurant. You’ll enjoy interiors full of art deco here. It's intimate martini bar is inspired by the Prohibition Era. Seats are available at the bar or on plush armchairs flanked by Tiffany-style lampshades. The impressive drink list spans cocktails, wines, champagne, spirits and more. Prices for cocktails start at IDR 130,000 (USD 9.80). Sling Bar signatures include tried and tested classics and innovative novelties. Try the whimsically named Giggle Frost or Another Wife, to name a few. International wines are available by the glass, carafe or bottle. Prices per glass start at IDR 110,000 (USD 8.30). Sling Bar also offers an impressive selection of single malt whiskeys. Prices start at IDR 100,000 (USD 7.50) per glass. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 01:00
- Address: No. 66 Double Six Beach at Double Six Luxury Hotel
- Tel: +62 (0)361 734300