Nightlife in Legian is a rich mix of nightclubs and dining spots that open up until late along the main Jalan Legian (which connects Kuta and Seminyak), with a variety of notable and unique bars also found on the branching alleys such as Poppies Lane 1 and 2. Using Legian’s Ground Zero memorial site as a central landmark, it is hard to miss the high-rising 61 Legian Entertainment Complex that boasts the famous Sky Garden Lounge on its rooftop and Vi Ai Pi just across the road, while a simple but enjoyable stopover for low-priced booze is just behind the memorial on a small alley.
After you’ve spent the day relaxing on the beach, you’re never short of options in Legian after the sun goes down. The area is actually home to some of Bali’s favourite bars and clubs, and always promises a night to remember - or forget - depending on exactly how long your night lasts. Here are our top 10 spots to enjoy the great music, company, vibes and drinks.
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The 61 Legian Entertainment Complex consists of a number of standalone venues in one whole building, with the most popular spots being the signature rooftop lounge and Sky Dome. When you’ve had a great feast on the topmost floor with its great buffets, promotional free-flow beers and laidback beats, you can head down to the clubbing scene at Sky Dome and party on to its advanced laser lighting and sound system with thumping music by world-class DJs who spin everything from house, techno to trance.
During special international guest DJ events, expect different drinks promos from 21:00 to 23:00 and between midnight and 01:00. Only a short stroll from the Legian Memorial, this busy complex is open from 18:00 until late and you can roam all the floors with ease to find the atmosphere that suits you best. An IDR5,000 first 7 drink charge applies within the complex. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - late
- Location: 61 Legian Entertainment Complex, Jalan Legian 61, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 423
Bounty, also referred to as ‘Bounty Ship’, became famous for its rave foam parties and is a regular watering hole for Aussies and young ‘schoolies’. The nightspot also features pool tables and a karaoke section at the front. The Bounty’s exterior is inspired by the legendary mutinous ship, and inside are glittering disco balls of different sizes reflecting colourful lasers over two dancing floors arranged as the ship’s decks. Another of Bounty’s signature features are the peculiar ‘bird cages’ in which sexy dancers and members of the crowd climb into and dance away.
Be it beer or brightly coloured liqueurs and cocktails from its Captain’s & Cadet Bar, large clear plastic drinking jugs replace glasses here, and dancing away with one of these in hand has become one of its fun traditions. You get one for free with the IDR 75,000 entry charge. It might not be the most sophisticated bar in the area (by a long shot), but it has a tried and tested formula of dance anthems, cheap drinks and a carefree vibe. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 20:00 – 04:00
- Location: Jalan Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 753 030
Engine Room is a hip three-storey nightclub that chugs away nightly with a mostly young crowd on the main street of downtown Legian. The club’s doors open in the afternoon, earlier than most of the late night spots along the same strip. Partygoers can drop straight into the main dance floor from the Legian sidewalk, and it is a popular first stop on their club-hopping adventures, with other great hubs such as Sky Garden and Vi Ai Pi just a short walk down the street.
The place gathers up steam around midnight as its team of resident DJs to turn up their beats from their booths with a good mix of hip hop, dub and trap. Passers-by along Jalan Legian can easily catch a glimpse of the Engine Room’s interior that is much alive with vivid lasers, disco balls and LED fixtures. Guests, regular and new, will find a convivial atmosphere as the staff here are seemingly trained to spread fun, either inviting you to dance or challenge you with a round of pool. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00 - 04:00
- Location: Jalan Legian, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 188
Vi Ai Pi is one of Legian’s most frequented nightspots, which offers a convenient location in central Legian, just a few steps from the Legian ‘Ground Zero’ memorial site. It occupies the second and third levels of a single block, and its main venue is a quick hop up a main entrance between two surf boutique shops. Its first level features a bar with cool blue LED lighting in acrylic circles, bordered by tall stools and features a casual dining scene at the back, while upstairs is a roomy club area, which takes on a livelier scene later into the night.
Fashion shows and exotic dancers fill the weekend agenda, and dazzling drag queens lip-synch to remixed songs under disco lights, with sexy pole dancers in the background. Resident DJs carry on the party into the late night hours, playing tunes from electronic to trance as partygoers hit the dance floor. Vi Ai Pi is one of the few venues offering free entry for all. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 03:00 am
- Location: Jl. Legian 88, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 750 425
Paddy’s Pub is a nightspot that flanks its sister site of Bounty Discotheque on Jalan Legian and is the third incarnation of the legendary Paddy’s Club. It retains much of its former appeal with its fun themed parties and reasonably priced drinks. Open from 17:00 every afternoon, you can step right in from the sidewalk and opt for its open-air terrace to enjoy street views and people-watching, or go further inside to the bar, lounge or dance floor where a mostly young crowd begins to gather in the wee hours.
The venue is a sight of contrasts, and somehow deliberate. Paddy’s Pub’s entrance is a Balinese-style gate decorated with statues and parasols, yet, the ‘temple’ buzzes with an interplay of colourful laser lights and thumping beats. You’ll experience a different set of décor almost every week around this façade, depending on the theme, so one evening here might not be the same as the next. Most enjoy Paddy’s better when it’s not too packed, notably during weekdays and non-holidays. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 03:30
- Location: Jalan Legian No. 166, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 758 555
Eikon is a restaurant, bar and lounge all rolled in to one, but it’s the latter two which have put this place on the map. The funky bar has rocked the Legian nightlife scene since 2008 with its great live music and party crowd. The guys behind Eikon’s weekly rundown always try to come up with fresh ideas for fun events and quirky theme nights, and their DJ roster is always a colourful one, presenting resident and international guest DJs spinning from R&B, Hip Hop to House. Bartenders and staff are friendly and apparently enjoy getting paid for partying too.
Great booze selections include the Eikon bucket, a fruity cocktail concoction equivalent to four servings. Happy hour is from 23:00 until midnight, with special prices for Bintang beer, tequila shots and the signature buckets. Current weekly highlights include Monday Madness with all-you-can-drink ‘Eikonic Cocktails’, ladies nights on Tuesdays, and ‘Thursday Dance Thrills’ featuring sexy Eikon Dolls. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 03:30
- Location: Jalan Legian 170, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 750 701
Azul Beach Club is one of the best spots in Legian to enjoy laidback drinks, sea breezes and views by day, and chill-outs at sunset. Formerly The Parasol Restaurant, the beachfront restaurant and bar is located by the southern gardens of the Bali Mandira Beach Resort and Spa, and stands out near the coastline with its visually appealing all-bamboo structure. The beach club comprises semi-open dining sections, a bar and lounging spaces set over three levels, all designed under rotundas and towering thatch-roof domes.
By day, Azul Beach Club offers pleasant cool shelter to escape the heat, from where you can simply chill while enjoying the sea views. Hit either of its centrally positioned bars - one on the upper deck and another below - that embraces the name, ‘blue’ in Spanish, through its glowing backlit design. There’s a great list of signatures designed by acclaimed mixologist Joseph Boroski. Dessert cocktails and martinis to ‘modern tikis’ such as Pina Mai Tai and Colada Mama all prove delightful quenchers. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Padma 2, Legian
- Tel: Jalan Padma 2, Legian
SKAI Beach Club at Padma Resort Legian in Bali is the resort’s main beachfront venue, where you can take in the stunning sunset moments over the Legian surf from various cosy lounging spots indoors and out on a semi-al fresco terrace and while soaking in an infinity pool. Aptly, its name is a playful acronym of ‘sunset, kocktail, al fresco and indulgence’. SKAI adds to the small number of beach club lounging options on Legian Beach.
Returning guests to Padma Resort will find SKAI Beach Club as the amazingly refreshing result of a total revamp from Padma’s former Bella Rosa Italian restaurant, where you can now enjoy a refined chill-out venue with signature cocktails served from a strikingly designed bar composed of a criss-cross woody trellis and latticework, and with light bites from an all-day dining menu. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
- Location: Padma Resort Legian, Jalan Padma No.1, Legian
- Tel: +62(0)361 752 111
La Plancha, a thriving cafe on Mesari Beach at Seminyak’s southern end, teases your senses with splashes of colours throughout its two-level structure and with a menu of tasty grills and Spanish cuisine. With large and colourful parasols on its beachfront, it appeals most at sunset when you can sink into beanbags around mini tables laid out on the sand.
Living up to its name, La Plancha (literally ‘the grill’) serves a variety of Spanish and barbecued delights. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the cafe is a welcoming stopover on morning beach strolls, a day out in the waves or for fun evening gatherings. A regular agenda presents assorted gigs and live DJs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 01:00
- Location: Mesari Beach, Jalan Dhyana Pura, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)878 614 163 10
The aptly named Greenbox is quite literally a small green-walled, 16sqm box-like roadside bar found on a small alley behind the Ground Zero memorial in Legian. It's a simple but fun stop for evening drinks with its rich assortment of low-priced, multi-coloured booze.
Another sister bar is located on Poppies Lane 2. Both of these one-stop spots get crowded with circles of friends looking for a great evening out together, and the main attractions are the fun beer mixes and vodka infusions that come in a variety of fruity flavours. Some even come served in trays. Along with the cheerful and helpful bar crew at your service, this is a great place to kick-start your night. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 02:00
- Location: behind the Ground Zero memorial, Jalan Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 9258803