Enjoy the best nightlife in Canggu at these great beach bars, beach clubs and hip hotspots. Canggu’s nightlife scene used to be somewhat lower key compared to its more established neighbour, Seminyak. But this favourite surf destination and residential area for Bali’s expatriate community has gradually evolved. It’s now home to some of Bali’s most prominent after-hour hangouts.
Many of the best places to go at night in Canggu are literally on the sand, popular with surfers looking for cold beers, meals and good music. The bonus of sweeping seascapes with dramatic sunsets makes it all the better. Such open-air venues even feature a regular roster of local DJs who play to crowds relaxing on the exotic black sand. And part of the crowd head down to Canggu from other areas, just for this ambiance. Find all the best nightlife in Canggu below.
Finns Beach Club is the chicest hangout at Berawa Beach. It has a magnificent all-bamboo structure that’s spacious and airy. The bar overlooks its blue-tiled freeform infinity pool. It’s one of the best lounging spots in Canggu for sunsets. Come for the Finns After Dark events for partying vibes. You'll be treated to live music performances by international guest DJs and rising stars. Finns Beach Club also plays host regularly to specialty events. These include fitness and bodybuilding championships, catwalks and product launches with interesting promo deals. A minimum spend usually applies and varies for each event. However, its regularly IDR 250,000 (USD 18.75) at the door per person, which also gets you a towel. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00-24:00
- Location: Semara Beach House, Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 844 6327
Head down to this hip beer garden near the dark sand beachfront of Batu Bolong Beach for laidback vibes. The bar’s thatched roof main pavilion is perfect for hanging out with friends and to cool off during the day, with seating that ranges from benches under wide Balinese style parasols, to striped and colourful beanbags for lounging over its green lawn. Kick back with a cold Bintang (USD 1.80 or IDR 25,000 a bottle) at hand and some simple meals, such as burgers, fries and salads priced between USD 4 and 8 (IDR 54,000-110,000). The fun and friendly atmosphere takes on a wilder partying scene after sunsets, particularly during Old Man’s Bar’s ‘Dirty Ol’ Wednesday nights that features Ping-Pong and beer pong matches. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00-24:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 8469 158
This breezy seaside venue nearby Hotel Tugu Bali in Canggu is a favourite weekend spot. It’s an open-air lounge that is ideal for unwinding with family or friends. There’s an extensive international grazing menu available, as well as a wide selection of signature cocktails from a bar. You can settle down on tatamis, or sink into beanbags laid out on its green lawn. You can enjoy great sunsets with the exotic seascape of Batubolong Beach in view. Tasty seafood morsels include a tuna ceviche (IDR 90,000 or USD 7), and locally-inspired delicacies include babi guling style roast pork belly (IDR 120,000 or USD 9). There's Bintang and Heineken (bottled or on tap), as well as San Miguel and Albens ciders (IDR 50,000-80,000 or USD 4-6). Cocktails are at IDR 120,000. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Pura Dalem, Pantai Batubolong, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 335 1055
This beach club is a part of the Lv8 Resort Hotel and overlooks the secluded beachfront of Berawa Beach and a small lagoon. It offers you great views to the rolling surf as well as the Canggu sunsets from its raised position. The club’s massive swimming pool overlooks the beach and is surrounded by a generous sundeck dotted with beanbag chairs, sunbeds and gazebos. Enjoy elaborate cocktails served at the bar, while DJs regularly spin their turntables at the decks. The music ranges from ambient house to pumping EDM, depending on the event and time of the night. The menu is mainly for sunset gazing. But try the prime beef burger to satisfy a serious hunger. There’s no minimum order for the beanbag chairs and tables, but a IDR 100,000 (USD 7.50) charge applies if you want to use the pool. A minimum spend applies for sunbeds and gazebos, at IDR 350,000 (USD 26). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 22:30
- Location: Lv8 Bali Resort Hotel, Jalan Discovery No. 8, Berawa Beach, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 894 8888
The café at Deus Ex Machina is the extension of the cool Aussie surf and motorsports enthusiast’s company on Jalan Batu Mejan. You can chill in the evenings with vintage motorbikes and surfboards in close view through its showroom. There’s also an art gallery where regular pop art and contemporary exhibitions are held onsite. Deus Café offers tasty treats and a range of drinks – from espresso to cocktails – all the while basking in the cool Canggu paddy breezes. The bar stocks a good selection of New World wines, while Deus custom cocktails include Mai Tai, Sea Breeze and sidecar (from IDR 100,000 or USD 8 per serving). You can also order cocktails for sharing, served in 1-litre jugs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun-Sat, 08:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 368 3386
Veer off from the main strip of restaurants and bars at Echo Beach, and you’ll end up at Sand Bar, the only bar with beanbag setups right on the sand. It’s a great spot to paddle in after a good surf. You can also sink into the oversized beanbags or deck chairs and watch the others riding the waves during day. After sunsets, it’s one of the best places to chill out on the beach. There's regular live bands, happy hour deals on drinks and bonfires under the stars. Sand Bar holds Wednesday parties, with beer offers such as three bottles of Bintang at USD 3.60 (IDR 50,000) and 3 cocktails at USD 10 (IDR 150,000). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00-21:00
- Location: Echo Beach beachfront, Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)812 3765 1816
707 Beachberm Batubelig
This laidback beach bar is on the dark sand coast between Seminyak and Canggu. It's far north from the bustle of Legian’s Double Six strip. The Beachberm is quite popular for sunsets, drinks and groovy music. Its live DJs play almost nightly from a raised booth. As seating goes, you have the options of sinking into the colourful beanbags on the lawn or on a raised bamboo platform. You can even go further down at the wide parasol-shaded sunbeds. The kitchen is quite basic, serving simple ‘surfers’ bites’. These include fried calamari, nasi goreng fried rice and mie goreng fried noodles. However, the chill-out ambiance is quite lively, and the no-frills service is part of the reason crowds gather here. A small Bintang is IDR 25,000 (USD 1.85) and cocktails are from IDR 95,000 (USD 7).
- Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
- Location: Jalan Batubelig No.33 A, Kerobokan
- Tel: +62 (0)812 3981 356
Skating was invented out of frustration when there was no surfable waves in sight. So, in a surfer’s paradise like Canggu, it's no surprise that it has its own skatepark of some sort. Pretty Poison, a hip hangout in Canggu, has a backyard Californian deep bowl style pool it calls the ‘dog bowl’, where you can ‘dive in’ with a board and shred some rounds. The onsite bar serves up cold beers and light bites, so even though you're not a board rider, you can kick back and watch the fun action over some drinks and bangers and mash. Weekly skate jams attract the most crowds (a good mix of local skaters and Canggu expats), with live bands and DJs at the bowl, and jugs of cold Bintang available at USD 7.20 (IDR 100,000). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Subak Canggu, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)812 4622 9540
Some good Rock n’ Roll fun awaits at Gimme Shelter, one of Canggu’s live music venues that dedicates itself to the genre. You can easily find the spot on Jalan Lingkar Nelayan, which branches right off from Jalan Batu Bolong street. You can expect the place to be much alive every Wednesday and Saturday, with things to kick off from 19:00. There’s open mic sessions every Mondays where you can express your inner Rockstar on stage. Happy hours are every 22:00 to 23:00, with drinks that are simple, strong and affordable. Most gig nights are free entry, while special highlight events start at IDR 30,000 (USD 2.40) at the door. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 19:00 – 03:00
- Location: Jalan Lingkar Nelayan no. 444, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)812 3804 8867
Echo Beach Sports Bar
Echo Beach Sports Bar After a great day out surfing at Echo Beach, drop into this sports bar for a burger or steak, enjoy a few beers, and watch some live international sports on the big screen. The bar is only a short walk up along Jalan Batu Mejan, is open for breakfast through dinner, but usually gets packed in the evenings. Burgers are IDR 60,000-75,000 and Indonesian favourites are also available, from ‘nasi goreng’ fried rice to ‘beef rendang’ Sumatran style beef curry USD 3-7 (IDR 45,000-95,000). Bintangs are USD 1.80 (IDR 25,000) per bottle.
- Opening Hours: 09:00-24:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu
- Tel: +62 (0)361 846 9242