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  • 10 Best Nightlife in Jimbaran

    Best Places to Go at Night in Jimbaran

    Nightlife in Jimbaran, although outshined by the neighbouring beach resort areas of Kuta and Legian up north, still pulsates with several notable venues that prove there can still be life after the sun sets over this relaxed coastal area. Several of the Jimbaran seafood cafes north of the scenic bay usually continue on to wee hours with cold beers and cheers under the stars as well as the occasional live music performance from strolling bands or Balinese bamboo orchestra on the sand.

    For a more luxurious take on chilling out, you can opt for a cool cocktail evening on the southern end of the bay in five-star luxury, or head to one of the most exotic cliff-top bars in the world with waves crashing at the rock base. There are also a few rooftop bars where you can enjoy a bird’s eye-view over the heights of Bali’s southern Bukit peninsula, together with great drinks, settings and music. Here are the best places to go at night in Jimbaran.

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    Rock Bar at the Ayana Resort and Spa is one of the premier sunset chill-out spots in Bali, and perhaps one of the most unique bars on the planet, positioned on a limestone rock just above the cliff base on the south-western coastline of the Bukit peninsula. A great list of signature cocktails, exceptional ocean views with waves crashing at the rock base, cool vibes set by its resident music director and regular gigs featuring world-class DJs add up to its overall appeal. The intro to an evening at the Rock Bar includes a funicular ride down the cliff with bird’s eye-views over the scenic periphery. Don’t miss the wooden decks on the northern side of the bar, past a natural cave featuring sparkling quartz-like minerals. Rock Bar’s martinis include Punch Rock, Rockberry Martini and Spa on the Rock, namesake of Ayana’s equally dramatic spa on the resort’s southern coastline. 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
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    Unique Rooftop Bar at Rimba Jimbaran Bali
    Unique Rooftop Bar at Rimba Jimbaran Bali
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    Unique Rooftop Bar at Rimba Jimbaran Bali proved a great addition to the chic dining and chill out scene in Jimbaran. Brought to you by the same people behind the award-winning Rock Bar, Unique offers lush 360-degree panoramas over the green hills of the Bukit’s south-western region, and although slightly further back from the cliff-fringed coastline, sunsets are spectacular with the high and distant views over the Indian Ocean. Open during the day for pool lounging around its 25-meter infinity pool, the venue sets to chill mode with cool sea breezes as the crowd gathers around the central bar. Must-tries include ‘fancy martinis’ or watermelon-based punches to share and ‘mature’ milkshakes, and Asian-inspired gourmet snacks are available for those feeling peckish. Flirty Nights is for the ladies on Mondays and Thursdays, offering a complimentary crush cocktail upon arrival, special prices on other drinks, and live entertainment by resident DJs.

    • Opening Hours: 11:00 - 01:00
    • Location: Rimba Jimbaran Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 846 8468
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    Karma Beach Bali at Karma Kandara Resort is one of Bali’s southernmost beach clubs that offers a gorgeous stretch of white sand surrounded by towering limestone cliffs that are typical of the island’s southern peninsular region. Formerly known as Nammos Beach Club, the private beach venue features restful thatched roof beach huts with raised bamboo platforms, where you can indulge with the calming ocean views. Its main access is via a private funicular a hundred metres down the rock face. While it is open for a day out with water sports and lunches, Karma Beach Bali is a great sunset chill out spot to be enjoyed with good company, cold drinks and some good bites. DJs occasionally take to the turntables to set the vibe right for a secluded beachfront evening in a Mediterranean-inspired setting. Its Monday Movie Night on the sand under the stars is also a great way to spend a evening in such exotic settings. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
    • Location: Karma Kandara Resort, Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 848 2222
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    Sundara at the Four Seasons Resort Bali is a premier chill-out scene in Jimbaran featuring one of Bali’s best sunset locations, right at the southern end of the scenic bay. The venue comprises a beach club, restaurant and an ultra-stylish bar which features an impressive 950kg teakwood chandelier at the axis of the bar’s open beam ceiling. Large windows fully open to views across the pool, ocean and the bay, while letting in gentle sea breezes. Regal polished teak décor and plush sofas make for a lavish evening here, and right after the magnificent sunsets, stone cauldrons in the inner courtyard are lit ablaze, accentuating its sophisticated atmosphere. Must-try cocktails by world-renowned mixologist Javier de las Muelas include Jim-Let Fox-Trot and the Thousand Nights. Resident DJs help set the laidback seaside mood with a steady flow of chill-out music against the sound of crashing waves. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 - 01:00
    • Location: Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 701 010
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    Chiringuito El Kabron is a Spanish restaurant presenting authentic Mediterranean dishes, and also features a unique ‘cliff club’ scene with laidback vibes where you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets from 50 meters above one of Bali’s most favourite surf breaks. You can have a dip in the freeform pool, or lounge away with a cocktail at hand. The location is quite far-flung, at the cliff end of a long dirt road from the main Jalan Uluwatu heading toward the favourite surf riding haven of Padang Padang. Day trippers come here for brunch or lunch, while some stay on for the whole afternoon to catch the sunsets and others head here only for the latter and into the starlit night. Must-try signature cocktails at El Kabron include the light green secret-recipe ‘sex on the cliff’, and if you come as a circle of friends go for a refreshing jug of homemade sangria. Full moons are excellent here, featuring a resident DJ playing chill-out music from 17:00 until late. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11:30 - 22:00
    • Location: Jalan Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 780 341 6
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    Smoqee Lounge and Sky Bar at the Le Meridien Jimbaran presents a hip chill-out spot overlooking the famous seafood cafes and the beautiful sunsets at Jimbaran Bay. Smoqee comprises two levels. The upper rooftop space offers a relaxing alfresco setting under the stars beside a bar. The second level is Smoqee’s lounge that provides an indoor alternative with colourful interiors and a chequered dance floor where you can go footloose to 80s and 90s retro tracks played by a resident DJ. More laidback tunes fill the air upstairs on the rooftop with a DJ playing beside the open-air bar, which serves an exquisite selection of signature cocktails crafted by world-renowned mixologist, Joseph Boroski. Among the signature cocktails are its Sage Melon Martini, the Smoqeeroska or the Cinnamon Batyta. Smoqee’s great selection of sunset tapas complements your sunset lounging experience. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 17:30 – 24:00
    • Location: Le Meridien Jimbaran, Jalan Bukit Permai, Muaya Beach, Jimbaran
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 846 688 8
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    The Kecak dance is one of Bali’s most famous cultural shows, and the best place to see it is at the open amphitheatre located only a hundred meters south of the Uluwatu temple complex. The shows start around 18:30 just in time for the dramatic effect of its sunset backdrop. In the middle of the stage is a torch that adds to the dramatic appeal of the show, and a large group of around a hundred male dancers surround the fire while vigorously chanting the chorus of ‘Chaak!’, hence the dance’s name. Other performers in vibrant costumes act out several episodes from the Ramayana epic, namely as Lord Rama, his consort Dewi Sita, the evil king Rahwana, and several jesters that unpredictably jump into the audience to interact and have fun, while adding comic relief to the show. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 18:30 - 21:30
    • Location: Open amphitheatre, Uluwatu Temple, Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Jimbaran
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    Scruffy Murphy’s Bali Irish Pub
    Scruffy Murphy’s Bali Irish Pub
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    Scruffy Murphy’s is an Irish pub that offers a great time with a cold pint, cheerful company and live sport feeds to share. Inside this green building on the higher end of Jalan Raya Uluwatu are three LCD TV screens for viewing all types of live sporting events, alongside a larger screen for special grand events. On any regular evening, you can enjoy Irish music from live local and international bands, and perhaps yourself when you get merry. Although it isn’t a very large venue, the compact form enables making new friends easier and hospitality from well-trained staff ensure every soul has a fun time. They don’t have an adequate menu for nibbles, but may go out of their way to suggest and help order something from one of the restaurants nearby that go well with your Guiness or Heineken.

    • Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 17:00 - 01:00
    • Location: Jalan Raya Uluwatu 2, No. 279, Ungasan, Jimbaran
    • Tel: +62 (0) 361 709 008
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    Jimbaran Beach Club at Kupu Kupu Jimbaran
    Jimbaran Beach Club at Kupu Kupu Jimbaran
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    Jimbaran Beach Club at Kupu Kupu Jimbaran offers a great sunset chill-out spot right on the picturesque Jimbaran Bay. It comprises three main sections, namely a semi-open dining room, a shack bar, and an elevated sunset lounge area where you can spend the afternoon in time for the dramatic Jimbaran sunsets. From the bar you have a great selection of wine, seasonal tropical fruit juices and freshly prepared cocktails, from mojitos, coladas, to beers and caipirinhas in a whole host of flavours. Must-tries to match the sunsets include mint slush colada and a sweet basil mojito. Lazy beds, pergolas, and cushioned seats arranged neatly on the white sand over a raised and reinforced concrete platform invite sundowners for a laidback experience. Glowing orbs hanging from the trees add a subtle touch into the evening.

    • Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 08:00 - 11:00
    • Location: Jalan Bukit Permai, Banjar Pesalakan, Jimbaran
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 703 342
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    One of the simplest ways to enjoy a night out in Jimbaran is right on the scenic bay that is also locally referred to as Pantai Muaya. A collection of seafood cafes line the beach, all offering a memorable sunset dinner you should not miss on your holiday in Bali. The barbeques start smoking as the sun goes down, with burning coconut husks under sizzling fresh seafood on the grills. The tables laid out on the sand are also candlelit, and add a soothing seaside scene under the stars. Faint lights from the Ngurah Rai airport and traditional fishing boat lanterns far out at sea add to the dreamy seascape. After enjoying a spicy seafood dinner, a cold Bintang or Heineken complements the experience. ‘Meals on wheels’ and peddlers offer their wares late into the night. Occasional strolling musicians play request songs while some cafes provide live traditional bamboo orchestras. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: 15:00 - 23:00
    • Location: Four Seasons, Muaya Beach, Jimbaran
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