10 Best Nightlife in Candidasa

Best Places to Go at Night in Candidasa

Nightlife in Candidasa awaits you at several spots in and around this otherwise quiet and laidback beach resort area. Although somewhat low-key when compared to the bubbly lounging and clubbing scenes of south Bali, you can find some decent places to go at night in Candidasa, ranging from bars with live sports and cafes featuring live bands nightly. 

Candidasa nightlife is more on the lighter side, with small scale restaurants and standalone bars and cafes promoting good company with a top selection of cocktails and affordable drinks, some with live feeds of international sport matches, pool tables and even traditional Balinese dances to help unwind after a day out diving, hiking mountains or visiting ancient temples. Enjoy this selection of the best places to go at night in Candidasa.

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Crazy Kangaroo Jalan Raya Candidasa
Crazy Kangaroo

Crazy Kangaroo is hard to miss along the main Jalan Raya Candidasa, with its see-through glass fence and poles with waving flags of different nations at front. This premier Candidasa restaurant is also a favourite watering hole, with its bar serving a great selection of cocktails, from Arak Attack to Mojitos. The pool tables are ready for a quick match, as is a game of darts, and during schedule international matches, gather and cheer on with the large screens that show live soccer and rugby feeds. This family-friendly restaurant also welcomes evening diners with its board games for kids and traditional dancers on stage.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 363 419 96
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New Queen Pub & Restaurant Jalan Raya Candidasa
New Queen Pub & Restaurant

For a fully-fledged entertainment line-up, head to the New Queen Pub on the main Candidasa street. Here you will find a nice local pub scene where you can enjoy a wide range of cocktails and mocktails together with great seafood barbecues including local fish preparation, complete with aromatic traditional spices and in banana wraps. A good chill out vibe, New Queen also presents live bands nightly. The ladies get the most fun on Monday nights with free first cocktails. Warm and friendly service delivered by a compact team of local staff, combined with gigs by versatile musicians performing oldies, pop, rock, reggae and blues make this a popular evening gig spot in Candidasa.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 24:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)81 236 531 832
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Vincent’s Jalan Raya Candidasa

Vincent’s is a popular dining and nightlife entertainment spot in Candidasa, offering a menu that presents international cuisine, with local Balinese and vegetarian dishes. Food presentation is great and has drawn repeat guests over the years to its jazz night dinners. Seating options are inside on two levels, where live entertainment is enjoyed at its best, and out, which includes a cosy intimate garden area at the back from where the jazzy tunes softly fill the air. A patio upstairs is a wonderful spot to head up to for chilling out, and its drink list offers French, Italian and Australian wines as well as great selection of cocktails to help set the mood. Vincent’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Must-tries include Vincent’s chicken pot pie served with mash potatoes and the Seafood Symphony, a platter of baby lobster, fresh fish catch of the day, mussels, prawn, and crab in olive sauce.

  • Opening Hours: 10:30 – 01:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 413 68
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The Dining Room Jalan Raya Candidasa
The Dining Room

Another striking restaurant along the main Candidasa route is the Dining Room, with its large double-tiered thatch roofed dome amidst a green lawn and the Candidasa hills in the background. Up front on the street side is a peculiar pizza oven, brightly painted in a blue mosaic pattern. Pizzas and most of its offerings are available for dine-in and takeaway, and further in is a deli in which you can replenish your stock of cereal bars, breakfast mueslis, cheeses, jams, peanut butter, marmalade and creams to bring back to your hotel. Its sports bar is a great place to gather for live sport feeds, from international soccer matches to boxing bouts. Must-tries at The Dining Room indeed are their pizzas, from meat to seafood and vegetarian, and a great selection of international beers make for a great time in Candidasa.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, East Bali
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 421 74
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Nau Mai Restaurant & Bar Jalan Raya Candidasa
Nau Mai Restaurant & Bar

Nau Mai, literally ‘long for, come here’ in the local tongue, is an established dining and evening barbecue and chill spot on the Candidasa main road. The restaurant and bar also boasts an art gallery and a swimming pool, making it a fun hangout that offers a variety of choices to spend your day and night in Candidasa. Behind the main wooden joglo house structure are its small kitchen, bar comprising random coloured driftwood, and the pool area. Nearby, a small cosy nook filled with artworks and colourful beanbags, which serves small gatherings. A stage features live bands performing top 40 hits while the kitchen staffs tend to the street side barbecue that takes the form of a traditional wooden fishing boat.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Nyuh Tebel, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 416 59
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Legend Rock Café Jalan Raya Candidasa
Legend Rock Café

This small café is another venue in the Candidasa proper that features great live band performances, especially over the weekends. Accompanying the evenings are live football showings, and there’s a pool table and dart boards to complete the evening fun. They also have a local DJ who has managed to compile a mix for the bar. A young and fun scene, Legend welcomes anyone to have a go with their drum sets, guitars and amps on site. This fun place also serves a noble cause, with part of your money spent here over beers and cocktails going to a local educational foundation that provides support for youths.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 - 01:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 416 36
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Lingalonga Jalan Raya Candidasa

Not only is this restaurant a great place to enjoy tasty burgers, spring rolls and cold drinks, Lingalonga also provides Candidasa night owls a fun place to enjoy live music. The regular local band trio are skilled at improvising pop songs and like to jam away carelessly to the admiration of guests. The pink walled place might seem a tad quiet during the day, but gets livelier into the night when many of the guests join in on the singing, dancing and drinking with their genial, newly-acquainted local friends. 

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 420 34
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Iguana Café Jalan Raya Candidasa
Iguana Café
Iguana Café is a lively evening spot in Candidasa, which serves a good bite and refreshing drinks. A small stage hosts live local bands performing a wide repertoire as well as requests, and there’s a large dance floor in the middle of the main hall for getting down. There are many cosy nooks in side to gather and chat over cold beers or cocktails. An open-plan lounging and dining area opens onto the sidewalk where more tables welcome those opting for alfresco and street watching. Besides live gigs several times a week, large screens show movies and live international sports feeds.
  • Opening Hours: 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)812 460 515 69
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Mr. Grumpy's at Bali Shangri-La Beach Club Jalan Raya Candidasa
Mr. Grumpy's at Bali Shangri-La Beach Club

Mr. Grumpy's provides travellers to Candidasa a spot filled with fun and good company. Large screen TVs screen NFL, AFL, Moto GP and live boxing matches, while pool tables in the bar witness the rise of local champions through its regular pool competitions. Pub quizzes are also fun while enjoying its great selection of cocktails and snacks from the bar. The bar is located on the street-side, within only walking distance from the Bali Shangri-La Beach Club, which also provides free shuttle services to the bar and most of the Candidasa area. 

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, East Bali
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 415 66
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Friends Bar & Restaurant Jalan Raya Candidasa
Friends Bar & Restaurant

Although petite in size, this cosy little restaurant offers a great spot to enjoy the evenings in Candidasa with its earth tone and subtly-lit interiors and friendly service. Although there’s no stage to host live bands, it’s an overall nice spot for an evening get-together. The small size makes for personalised services, and the compact team of staff are a courteous pack. What it falls short for ‘lively’ entertainment, it makes up for with its attractive risjtaffel dinners, a large feast featuring tasty Indonesian cuisine where you ‘must’ come as a sharing group to be able to truly enjoy. On any other evening, it’s a great place to kick back after your day out and relax with a cold Heineken or Bintang.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem
  • Tel: +62 (0)363 416 55
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