10 Best Nightlife Experiences in Bali

What to Do at Night in Bali

Bali nightlife caters to a wide range of crowds, styles and budgets. Beach clubs to chill-out at sunset and well into the wee hours, night clubs to get loose with live DJs, rooftop bars, theatre shows, or simply an easygoing sunset dinner cruise, all prove that you can enjoy life after dark in Bali. These Top 10 Nightlife Experiences in Bali presents the best of it all.

Kuta, Legian and Seminyak reign supreme as the epicentre of nightlife in Bali with its rows of bars, pubs and nightclubs, each with its own specialties to attract its steady flow of night owls, while those looking for an alternative way to spend their nights may opt for quieter Nusa Dua, Sanur or Ubud. Rest assured our top ten Bali nightlife experiences cover it all.

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    The world-renowned clubbing scene in Bali mostly starts around midnight, with a great range of nightclubs and bars offering pumping bass, dance floors full of revellers and late closing which allows you to party ‘til the sunrises. These popular night spots feature all the right combination of sights, sounds, signature tastes and surroundings. Read More...

    Stunning locations overlooking the surf and Indian Ocean, some with Ibiza-inspired party vibes or simply a tropical Bali beach shack setup, Bali’s fine collection of beach clubs, such as Ku De Ta, Potato Head, Mozaic and Cocoon spice up the splendid sunny coastlines by day and host perfect evenings following the gorgeous sunsets. Read More...

    A truly insightful shopping and dining experience at night awaits you at Bali’s wealth of night markets, locally referred to as ‘pasar malam’ or ‘pasar senggol’. The most popular are in Sanur, Kereneng, Gianyar and Badung, which mostly comprise traditional stalls selling local food, snacks and knick-knacks at dead cheap prices. Read More...

    The latest trend over the past half decade in Bali is chill-out rooftop bars that combine gorgeous settings, good vibes and innovative drinks. If an open starlit sky and a breezy setting with great cocktails are your thing for a night out, here are the best options in Bali. Read More...

    Here are all of the great theatre and live shows in Bali. These range from culturally insightful traditional dance performances staged against ancient and majestic temple backdrops, to modern theatrical shows that are intricately choreographed, including dramatic lighting effects and soundtracks. Themes range from local folktales to ancient Hindu epics, while contemporary shows blend storytelling with lively dance troupes in elaborately designed costumes, and even aerial acrobatics.


    For a compelling night out, alternatives include stunning theatre and cultural shows, the likes of Devdan which presents 90-minute magical tour of the Indonesian Archipelago through stunning stage visuals and dance choreography, or the Kecak fire dance at the breathtaking cliff-top sunset amphitheatre beside Uluwatu Temple. Read More...

    Bali’s nightlife scene emerges as the sun sets over the western coastlines of Kuta, Seminyak and Legian, where the island’s main collection of bars and pubs comes to life. Some venues even start only near midnight and later into the wee hours; as earlier evenings are mild, building up later on. Read More...

    For a laidback evening vibe, break away from the usual deep bass, dubstep and the overall dominant digital electronic music trend. Instead, head out for the few hotspots that feature live stage performances, with great local and international bands performing regularly. Read More...

    For a touch of fun, glamour and extravaganza, cabaret shows are the way to go for some evening entertainment. Great venues that feature cabarets that combine songs and music (with lip-syncing drag queens and sometimes stunning acrobats) include the Bali Beach Shack, District Bali, Sol Beach House Benoa, and the Club Cabaret Bali. Read More...

    For those feeling fabulous and in for something hedonistic, wild and fun for the evening, Bali’s colourful ‘rainbow’ shines over these gay nightlife venues, especially in the Seminyak area, where the likes of Bali Joe, Club Cosmo Bali, Mixwell, Facebar, Bottoms Up, and DIX Club light up the scene. Read More...

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