10 Best Nightlife in Tanjung Benoa

Best Places to Go at Night in Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa nightlife shares the lower key atmosphere of its neighbouring Nusa Dua. While clubbing or late night hangouts are few and far between, there are still plenty of great ways to have a fun evening here. And while most establishments close at midnight, some restaurants take on a bubbly bar and pub scene where you can stay on after dinners with some great live music too.

Some highlights are inside hotels, such as the cabaret shows at the Sol Beach House, while one of the island’s must-see theatrical shows, Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago, is only a short taxi ride away to the hub of Nusa Dua. For a totally different approach to nightlife, there’s Pasar Malam, a night market-inspired concept and extension of the pioneering Bumbu Bali cooking school. Here are the best places to go at night while in the peninsula.

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    1. Devdan Show

    Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago makes up one of the island’s must-see attractions, which is held four times each week at the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. Conveniently located right between the Bali Collection shopping complex and The Bay Bali group of beachfront restaurants, the show is a great combined stopover before or after some shopping or a seafood dinner. The show takes you on a thrilling 90 minutes filled with music fed through an immersive stage sound system, as well as lighting and water features well synced with the spectacular choreography carried out by a full-time cast and a team of acrobats and dancers. The storyline involves a magical journey throughout the Indonesian archipelago after a boy and girl discover an enchanted chest filled with items representing each island and culture.

    • Location: Bali Nusa Dua Theatre, Nusa Dua
    • Tour Available: 1. Devdan Show
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    2. Pasar Malam at Bumbu Bali

    Enjoy a Bali themed party at this traditional night market-inspired open-air dining concept in Tanjung Benoa. It is the sister establishment of Bumbu Bali, one of the first Balinese cooking schools which calls Tanjung Benoa its home. Pasar Malam invites you to enjoy some samplings of delightful Balinese flavours, all in the surroundings of a Balinese house which is comprised of separate kitchen pavilions stationed by chefs who are able to share insights on the various dishes served. Together, these tell you an entire story of food culture in Bali. You can enjoy delicious Balinese cakes and snacks, as well as freshly brewed coffee, and there’s also an arak distillery that is built according to traditional Balinese principles. ‘Balinese village nights’ are one of the special events here, showcasing various village activities, from arts and crafts, flower offering making, coconut bowling to fruit carving and a run through of the arak-making process.

    • Location: Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 771 256
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    3. Cabaret at the Sol Beach House Benoa

    Sol Beach House Benoa in Tanjung Benoa, formerly the Melia Benoa, became famous for its spectacular cabaret shows and traditional Balinese dance performances, which it shows regularly every Sunday night for its guests as part of its all-inclusive offerings. There are two venues within the resort where the highlights take place. The cabaret curtains part at the dedicated ballroom to a seated audience as they embark on a 45-minute journey with lip-syncing drag queens and Vegas-style dancers in colourful costumes. Another beachfront venue with a Balinese stage shows the beautiful traditional Balinese dances accompanied by live gamelan orchestras.

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

    Pica Tapas Bar & Churrasqueria offers a Spanish and Mediterranean dining experience, together with a bar scene that is filled with festive vibes. The venue is located at the Bali Collection, and its restaurant features regular all-you-can-eat promos together with a blend of caipirinhas, rodicios and some samba thrown in every Wednesdays and Saturdays. Other live entertainment is provided by a band that takes to the stage performing Latin and upbeat music. The Bali Collection is an easy 15-minute transfer from Tanjung Benoa.

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

    For a night out with live music, Luna Bonita on Jalan Pratama, positioned right between Novotel Bali Benoa and the Grand Mirage Resort, offers a great dining experience with local Balinese and Indonesian cuisine as well as an international selection. Linger on after dinner with great company and sit back and relax while enjoying the live acoustic guitarists onstage. A bar presents a good selection of cocktails, and the venue also throws in some cultural nights with traditional Balinese dancers performing. If you’re not requesting your favourite song, other nights you can join in and get loose and shake your hips to tango with the Balinese dancers too.

    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 08:00-23:00
    • Location: Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 774 380
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    6. Sakala Bali

    Sakala Bali, part of the Chedi Sakala, is a great spot for an afterdark chill-out while in Tanjung Benoa. The quiet evening coast sets the mood right with its great selection of tapas to be relished on the sky deck or breezy sea terrace. From duck foie gras prepared in two ways, to squid ink fried calamari with garlic mayonnaise, the tapas menu is extensive, with vegetarian options also available. Desserts are also heavenly, such as its parfait glacé with praline paste, premium cognac, caramelized hazelnuts and crispy romia. Cocktails to try include the Guavalitan, the chilli chocolate Martini, and the Cappucino Martini. There’s also a poolside and beachfront with 56 sun loungers, a swim-up sunken bar, and a 30-meter infinity pool. Warm summer nights feature DJs with their booths on the sand.

    • Location: Jalan Pratama 88, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 774 499
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    7. Atlichnaya Bar and Spa

    Atlichnaya Bar and Spa might not be particularly large but it is rather inviting with its well-lit setting and unpretentious atmosphere. This is a great spot to head to while in Tanjung Benoa if you’re in the mood for some great juices, cocktails, mocktails or cold beer – all at reasonable prices. It claims to serve the largest serving of Mojito in Tanjung Benoa, available at only IDR 39,000 and the bar also stocks a good selection of wines. From its kitchen, there are some great bites to try, from spring rolls and chicken satay, chilli and lime chicken, and delicious seafood dishes. Uniquely, it couples with a spa facility where you can pamper yourself with a great Balinese massage or a long sought foot massage.

    • Location: Jalan Pratama 88, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)813 3818 9675
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    8. Meads Bar & Grill

    Meads is an eponymous bar and grill owned by West Aussie Warren Mead, located on Jalan Pratama. The main highlights on its menu of prime cuts from Down Under, a great range of pizzas and burgers and grilled seafood selections are coupled with live sport feeds on four large screens and cold beers, making it a go-to for watching some great live tournaments and matches, from AFL and NRL, the Melbourne Cup and some MotoGP or Formula One. On other occasions, a pool table offers a good game, and the restaurant is family friendly, with a kids menu available.

    • Location: Jalan Pratama no 99, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 776 604
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    9. The Tree

    The Tree international pub and restaurant offers a great dinner time accompanied by regular live music on the main Jalan Pratama. Named after the large jackfruit tree the looms over the establishment, The Tree features an alfresco area with very cosy seating. Inside is a large bar and the overall scene harks back to an old English pub, with warm wooden interiors and vintage photographs against red brick walls. Reggae fills the air as you relish in European and Asian selections, as well as special Balinese dishes like bebek betutu. The Tree also offers live acoustic music nightly, together with a great selection of wine, cocktail and even cigars.

    • Location: Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 773 488
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    10. Coco Bistro

    If you’re in for a great seafood dinner with regular live music and dance performances, head to Coco Bistro on Jalan Pratama. The restaurant offers a cosy alfresco atmosphere and is perfect for gatherings while enjoying light meals with cold beers and a selection of cocktails and mocktails available. The menu comprises Balinese, Italian and Western specialties. A fresh seafood display lets you select your lobster, prawn or fish to be prepared. A stage presents traditional Balinese dances Thursdays and Saturdays, while other nights feature a singing duo playing old classics on their guitars. The location is hard to miss, and it is located right across the road from the Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort.

    • Location: Jalan Pratama 85X, Tanjung Benoa
    • Tel: +62 (0)361 773 756
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