Sanur nightlife is a total opposite of its western beach resort counterparts (the likes of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak), where most of Bali’s young, hip and bubbly bars and clubs are concentrated. The nightlife set in Sanur is of a mature type and lower key, in accord to its quiet and laidback atmosphere, and is best enjoyed with friends. Furthermore, local rules in place require some venues in certain areas to close right after midnight.
Nevertheless, Sanur nightlife encompasses some notable bars and pubs, where you can enjoy a great evening bite, international beers and good company, and live band performances covering everything from reggae to Top 40 hits. Venues mostly overlook the beach, or are street-side within walking distance from hotels, especially on the main Jalan Danau Tamblingan route. Adora Super Club is the only exception, offering a hip local clubbing alternative, located on the bypass and away from the hushed zones. Here is our best selection of places to go at night in Sanur.
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Adora Super Club forms part of the Harrads Hotel and Spa complex, and serves as Sanur’s only major nightclub. Formerly the Blue Eyes Café, this ‘super club’ is hard to miss as it is the first large venue you will see while heading east from Kuta along the Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai. Being on the outskirts of Sanur - a considerable kilometre away of the main beach resort area - understandably makes it exempt from the local rules which forbid entertainment venues along the coastal village area to operate after midnight. Adora’s centrepiece is its large stage that regularly features live DJs and performing bands, and there are several private karaoke rooms to sing out loud with good company. The main stage offers an immersive experience through its powerful Martin Audio sound systems and Pro 7 Lazer Magnum lighting systems – all combined with Adora’s services to create a unique atmosphere for Sanur’s night owls. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 12:00 – 04:00
- Location: Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 888, Sanur
- Tel: +62(0)361 7840 388
Casablanca Sanur is one of the coolest spots to gather with friends for a Sanur evening. Located on the main Sanur route of Jalan Danau Tamblingan, this gig spot features live music nightly. It serves breakfasts, lunch and dinners by day, and shifts into nightlife mode for dinners. Great local bands take to its stage with a different set and a big variety of music styles every night – they also play requests to suit the majority audience on the night. The music is good and not too loud so you can still have a comfortable conversation. It is usually packed and busy, but with ample spaces and an overall spacious feel. Large groups are welcome, and you will get to meet patrons from around the world all in one spot. A bar with friendly bartenders offers a great beer selection, together with cocktails and mixes, and whenever you feel peckish throughout the evening, its great late night pizzas and snacks are ready to back you up.
- Opening Hours: 10:00-24:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan 120, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 287 263
The Ducks Nutz is an Aussie-owned bar and grill that is part of a small budget hotel of the same name in Sanur. It is one of the places along Sanur’s main Jalan Danau Tamblingan route where you can enjoy a great night out with good live music every week night. By day, it is a good spot for cheese platters and party pies, and in the evenings there are burgers and pub style bites to accompany the cold beers. The Crazy Horse band belts out tunes from the 70s and 80s as well as renditions of contemporary pop, or anything by request. Thursday is ‘beer and burger’ day where you can enjoy a beer and burger for only IDR 45,000. It also features an alfresco area with parasol-shaded tables at front.
- Opening Hours: 07:00-24:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan 72, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 288 152
One of the most unique music-themed spots in Sanur, the Beatles Cavern Bar is inspired by the original rock and roll Cavern Club in Liverpool. For lovers of retro rock, this is the place to be, where you can admire the interiors with great Beatles memorabilia. Although it's quite a small venue, it serves a fun atmosphere for gatherings. The hidden gem is located deep on one of Sanur’s side streets, but well worth a visit. Friday nights are hyped with covers of the band’s most popular oldies tunes, and life-size figures of the band members create a surreal ‘journey back in time’ backdrop. Bar snacks and beers with good company served by friendly staff here make for a unique way to spend your Sanur evening.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: Jalan Sekuta No 12, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 289 263
TKS Bar serves late afternoon bites with Asian fusion cuisine, and presents live local DJs regularly, adding to the options for a fun evening out in Sanur. The venue is located on Jalan Danau Toba, one of the side streets off Sanur’s main beach resort hubs. More than just a bar serving cold beer and cocktails, those feeling peckish can relish in its choices of chilli dogs, chicken wings and burgers, as well as a complete dinner with Italian pastas and steaks too. The great themed party nights at TKS invite patrons to come in their craziest costumes and party and dance to the beats spun by the DJs.
- Opening Hours: 16:00 - 03:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Toba 11, Sanur
- Tel: +62 0818-0540-0500
Zoo Bar & Music Club lets you ‘party like an animal’ as its name suggests. This quirky theme is apparent in its use of animal portraits throughout its walls, and the wild jungle themes with sexy dancers in tribal motifs on certain nights. Wednesdays feature pole dancers and live resident DJs spinning great beats. Ladies nights are also fun where crazy cocktails such as Vodka Redbull are handed out free for the ladies. The drink list at the bar is quite impressive, from the common Pina Coladas and Singapore Sling, to the exotic Zoo Illusion and Rocket Fuel. Entry to the bar is free.
- Opening Hours: 16:00 – 04:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 86, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 288 743
For live international sports feeds and great televised matches, Lazer Sports Bar in Jalan Danau Tamblingan is a great choice. Best come with friends, as you gather at the bar for a cold beer and cheer on to the feeds on the large screens. There’s also live music during the weekdays, when you can get down on Lazer’s dance floor or request your favourite songs. Live DJs take to the stage every midnight, and sexy dancers do their stuff every Saturday night. There are a number of TVs screens and large projector screens to watch the AFL finals or Melbourne Cup, so everybody gets to see the winning moments. Snacks range from pizzas to satays, with lots of cold beer selections to wash them down.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 02:00
- Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 82, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 288 807
Arena Pub & Restaurant is one of Sanur’s best entertainment and nightlife venues, located on the bypass. Arena features a pub and bar that’s great for gatherings, and features one of the island’s best stocked bars together with a reasonably priced wine list. Happy hours are from 16:00, with ‘buy one, get one free’ offers on selected beers. It stocks international beers as well as local all-time favourites such as Bintang. Friday nights feature live music performances from 22:00 onwards, as well as pool competitions. It is also a great place to view live sports matches and Formula 1 races with its dedicated big screens.
- Opening Hours: 12:00-01:00
- Location: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai 115, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 287 255
Jazz Bar & Grille is a great place to eat, serving Mexican and Mediterranean food and international selections, and it is also one of the island’s premier hubs for Indonesian jazz players since opening in 1999. Jamming sessions take place on Thursday and Saturday evenings from 22:00; and guests are welcome to take the mic to show their talents. The roster usually comprises jazz, Latin and blues bands nightly and a dance floor invites patrons to get loose while plenty of lounging areas make for a cosy respite in between.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 01:30
- Location: Komplek Pertokoan Sanur Raya, Jalan Byass Ngurah Rai, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 285 892
Cat & Fiddle is Sanur’s foremost Irish music pub, located on the secluded Jalan Cemara in Sanur. It has a laidback Balinese outdoor setting and serves great selections of Irish, Indonesian, and vegetarian meals during the day, together with a great traditional English roast on Sundays. The pub is the regular haunt for the resident Irish band, Bali Leprechauns, which takes to the stage every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, while other great local bands perform every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The weekly programme includes Irish jam sessions with a fiddle band with the pub’s owner lending some of his own vocals. There’s even a traditional Javanese keroncong band presenting some very unique heritage sounds, providing you with a totally unique evening out in Sanur.
- Opening Hours: 07:00-24:00
- Location: Jalan Cemara No.36, Sanur
- Tel: +62 (0)361 282 218