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  • 10 Best Nightlife in Nusa Dua

    Best Places to Go at Night in Nusa Dua

    The Nusa Dua nightlife scene is similar to its Ubud counterpart, where activities after dark are more refined and cultured than those you would encounter at the livelier haunts of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. Nevertheless, you can find several places to go for some great entertainment and a memorable night out.

    Most of the resorts in Nusa Dua feature a bar or lounge where you can enjoy great cocktails and good company in cosy surrounds or with open stages where exotic cultural performances are presented alongside lavish buffets. Others are standalone venues, each offering different menus and music for a pleasurable evening. Here are all the best places to go at night while in Nusa Dua.

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    Devdan is one of the island’s best theatre shows, featuring nightly, four times a week at the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. Located adjacent to ‘The Bay’ dining complex of beachfront restaurants, you can go before or after dinner at Nusa Dua’s peninsula area on foot to the theatre and enjoy this spectacular treat. Devdan, ‘Treasure of the Archipelago’, is a riveting 90-minute show that takes you through the Indonesian archipelago, following a story narrated and acted by a boy and girl who discover a magical chest filled with items representing each island and culture. With each item ‘found’ the stage transitions to stunning backdrops and setups with amazing choreography performed by a huge cast comprising skilled dancers and acrobats. Read More...

    • Location: Beside the Bali Collection, Nusa Dua
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    King Cole Bar at The St. Regis Bali
    King Cole Bar at The St. Regis Bali

    King Cole Bar follows on the fame of its New York St. Regis counterpart, birthplace of the Bloody Mary. St. Regis Bali Resort’s bar features a luxurious lounge area, where you can enjoy an extensive selection of fine champagnes, divine martinis and cocktails shaken with freshly squeezed juices. A great spot if you like to spend your evenings in luxury, the resort also presents its signature fire dance ritual with dancers parading through the resort and lighting up torches at specific points, serving as a spectacle and prelude to your evening. The bar also serves a selection of gourmet delights. Indoor seating areas are subtly lit and cosy, and soft tunes by a live vocalist and pianist help set the moods.

    • Opening Hours: 18:30-22:00
    • Location: St. Regis Bali Resort, Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 300 6796
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    Kupu-Kupu Amphitheatre at the Grand Nikko Bali
    Kupu-Kupu Amphitheatre at the Grand Nikko Bali

    Kupu-Kupu Amphitheatre at the Grand Nikko Bali offers a different way to enjoy ‘nightlife’ in Nusa Dua. The Balinese open-air amphitheatre is located at the resort’s beachfront, with a backdrop of a towering limestone cliff carved with a magnificent statue that looms over the dining area and stage. Lavish buffet dinners accompany the live Balinese dance performances and regular traditional culture shows. Guests are usually welcomed with signature drinks and don a traditional Balinese ‘kamen’ waist cloth and sash, and ‘udeng’ headwear for men. A great way to experience Balinese culture and cuisine, the presented dishes usually comprise great local favourites, and after performances, the audience is welcome onstage for pictures with the vibrantly costumed dancers.

    • Opening Hours: 18:00-23:00
    • Location: Nikko Bali Resort & Spa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 773 377
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    Cabaret Show at the Sol Beach House Benoa
    Cabaret Show at the Sol Beach House Benoa

    Sol Beach House Benoa in Tanjung Benoa, just south of Nusa Dua, presents exciting cabaret shows every Sunday for its all-inclusive guests. From lip-syncing drag queens and Whitney Houston look-alikes, to Vegas-style dancers in lavish costumes, the dazzling cabarets are a winning highlight at the resort, held previously in its grand ballroom, but now has become a regular addition to its live entertainment agenda at its open beachfront venue. Balancing off the contemporary dancers is an addition of various Balinese cultural shows that include traditional dances and gamelan orchestra accompaniments. The show stays on schedule but moves back into the ballroom in case of unfavourable weather.

    • Location: Sol Beach House Benoa, Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 771 714
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    Pica Tapas Bar & Churrasqueria
    Pica Tapas Bar & Churrasqueria

    Pica Tapas Bar & Churrasqueria is Nusa Dua’s popular Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant, located at the Bali Collection arcade. Its bar scene comes to life every evening with a festive vibe, and all-you-can-eat promos featuring a blend of caipirinhas, rodicios and a good deal of samba is featured every Wednesday and Saturday. Live bands take to its broad stage playing Latin and good selections of music to help those ‘livin’ la vida loca’ have a great time with new friends. It’s one nook in the generally quiet Nusa Dua where you can enjoy grills, barbecues and beers with great like-minded company.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 10:00-23:30
    • Location: Bali Collection, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 775 340
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    Luna Bonita
    Luna Bonita

    Luna Bonita is one of the best restaurants along Jalan Pratama in Tanjung Benoa, located between the Novotel Bali Benoa and the Grand Mirage Resort, where great dining with an eclectic range of dishes, from local Balinese and Indonesian selections to Mexican, combine with live entertainment in the evenings. Live acoustic guitarists take to the stage nightly, together with traditional Balinese dancers for a more grounded cultural twist. Most of the time, the performers interact with guests and so do the waiting staff, to get everyone dancing and joining in on the fun. Its bar presents a good selection of cocktails too.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 08:00-23:00
    • Location: Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 774 380
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    The Tavern International Pub
    The Tavern International Pub

    The Tavern offers a brief escape away from your five-star luxury resort in Nusa Dua, located just at the main entrance gates of the BTDC. With a relaxed pub atmosphere, a menu full of snack varieties and fancy cocktails, this cosy nook also has a happy hour between 18:00 and 19:00. Attentive and friendly staff let you have a pleasurable time with good company. Steaks, pastas and Mexican food are ready for those feeling peckish, and the interiors feature vintage photographs and posters, as well as old English landscapes. This pub is great place to hang out and chat with friends over ice cold beer, and just a stroll away back to your Nusa Dua hotel along garden footpaths.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 09:00-23:00
    • Location: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 775 126
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    Pasar Senggol at the Grand Hyatt Bali
    Pasar Senggol at the Grand Hyatt Bali

    Pasar Senggol at the Grand Hyatt Bali is an open buffet dinner venue inspired by a traditional market, where an eclectic range of food is offered from uniquely designed stalls and carts, each with their own specialised kitchen and culinary teams. There are seafood grills, Asian wok stations, Indonesian favourites and dessert carts. The venue is located at the resort’s west wing and right down from the lobby. There’s even an evening activity area for guests, comprising a Balinese handicraft exhibition and market. Typical evenings at Pasar Senggol feature a range of traditional Balinese performances onstage, including the mesmerising ‘Kecak’ choral dance.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 19:00pm to 11:00pm daily
    • Location: Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 771 234
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    Nyoman’s Beer Garden
    Nyoman’s Beer Garden

    Nyoman’s Beer Garden is a bar and restaurant located outside the southern gates of the BTDC, which offers a great place to hang out with a selection of international and local cuisine, together with cocktails and a range of international beers from its bar. While it is easily reachable on foot from most of the hotels within the Nusa Dua complex, the bar provides free shuttle services, adding to the convenience of getting to and from your hotel nightly. There’s live international sport feeds screened by default, and Sundays feature Bali’s favourite ‘babi guling’ spit roast pig, best served with cold draft Bintang or Kilkenny.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 10:00-24:00
    • Location: Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 361 775 746
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    Budaya Cultural Theatre, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
    Budaya Cultural Theatre

    The Budaya Cultural Theatre at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel forms the centrepiece of the resort, which shows traditional Balinese dances on a large open stage, together with lavish dinners. Performances include the eloquent Legong dance performance, shown on Wednesdays, and buffet dinners feature food stations that include Bali’s famous ‘babi guling’. Dinner is served from 19:00 and the stage comes to life with the dancers and live gamelan troupe accompanying the performances from 20:00. When it’s wet, the events are moved into the hotel’s Kertagosa function room.

    • Opening Hours: Wednesday, 19:00-23:00
    • Location: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, Nusa Dua
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 771 210
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