What to Do at Night in Ubud
In contrast to the fancy bars, swanky lounges and exclusive clubs of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak on the island's south, where international DJs spin the decks and every night offers the wilder kind of nightlife, Ubud serves up a more relaxing ambience and traditional atmosphere.
This is the place to break away from that kind of crowd. However, a few cafes, limited seat bars and performance stages cater to the Ubud night owls. Some venues cater to the pub and social gathering scene, but are much more relaxed and easygoing in nature.
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All Nightlife in Ubud
Bali Dance Performances
Known as the cultural capital of Bali, Ubud is famous for its fine traditional Balinese dancing. Dances and performances such as wayang kulit (shadow puppet) are held nightly here from 19:00 onwards, with special events staged for every full and new moon presented by local villagers who have learnt this rich cultural heritage from a young age, passed down from generations before them.
The venues are spread around Ubud including Ubud Palace, Puri Dalem Ubud, Ubud Water Palace, Puri Agung Peliatan, Pura Desa Kutuh, Pura Padang Kerta, Bale Banjar Klod, Padang Tegal and the ARMA (Agung Rai Museum of Arts) open stage. Tickets can be purchased at the Ubud Tourist Information Bureau or directly from each venue 15 minutes before the dances and performances begin.
- Tel: +62 (0)361 973285 (Ubud tourist information office)
Apart from hosting talented writers in its regular schedules for lively literary discussions, at Bar Luna on Ubud's Jalan Gootama you can also enjoy flowing tunes from live musicians that take to the stage. Enjoy your tapas and cocktails to the sounds of international guitarists, jazz players and local bands who dot the agenda at Bar Luna. Among them is Crescendo, Ubud’s own group of five fab musicians who present a dynamic mix of popular tunes new and old.
- Opening Hours: Tue & Thu 20:00 - 21:30
- Location: Jl Gootama (behind Nomad’s), Ubud
- Tel: +62 361 971 832
Located on Jalan Dewi Sri in Ubud, just up north from the Monkey Forest and at a landmark hence its name, namely a bunut tree or type of large fig, Bunuté Restaurant & Bar presents a twist in introducing authentic, original Balinese cuisine to the international dining audience. And it adds to the area's choices of nightlife scenes as well.
The bar offers atmosphere, drinks, and intimacy altogether. Happy hours feature daily from 18:00 - 20:00, with a free drink for every purchase of mojitos, margaritas, basil lychee roscas, or Balinese cocktails.
The Moko Blues band performs live every Saturday for jam sessions from 20:00 - 23:00, a Reggae Nite every Thursday featuring local reggae bands Bingo and Griya Faria, and the Moonshine Band plays various genres through their top 40 list every Friday from 20:00 - 23:00.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 972 177
Besides the fine selection of Balinese and Mediterranean dishes, evening guests to Casa Luna are also offered a great atmosphere with Jazz variations to lounge in and enjoy.
Brazilian Jazz fills the air every Wednesday night, 19:30 - 22:00, where you can unwind to the smooth sultry sounds while enjoying a selection of tapas and cocktails. Also, the Rio Sidik Jazz Quartet jams every Sunday night from 20:00 onwards.
- Location: Jalan Raya Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 977 409
CP Lounge is located up along the Jalan Monkey Forest in Ubud, and is a great bar that runs happy hours, live music and features a live DJ with a dance floor. The fun and beer come along with three billiard tables and for those still with a crave late into the night may order from the after hours menu. CP Lounge is the only place in Ubud that is still open after midnight and which makes it a great place to hang out and spend your late evenings in Ubud. They also claim to offer the best selections of cocktails in town, served up by highly skilled bartenders who also put on a show with their bottles and shakers.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 04:00
- Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 978 954
Jazz Cafe Bali
Jazz Cafe Bali (closed down in September 2015, until further notice) is both a live music venue and dining spot; serving as a club, cafe, and restaurant and bar, and a favourite gathering spot for music-lovers. Its main venue features great local, national and occasional international guest bands performing various musical genres, from jazz and blues to Latin, funk, soul and world music.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 17:00 – late; live performances 19:30 – 22:30.
- Address: Jalan Sukma 2, Tebesaya, Ubud
- Tel: +62(0)361 976 594
- Cuisine: Mediterranean, Asian Fusion, Tapas
- Price Range: Affordable
Laughing Buddha Bar is a surprisingly nice place to sit and drink, with great laid back vibe, a super friendly waiting team and a fantastic playlist.
With street-side tables commanding a view of the Monkey Forest Road, it’s a perfect place to share some laughs and a cold beer while unwinding to the soothing live music on the stage (the band plays almost every evening from 21:00 to 23:00).
Their friendly staff will accompany you through the night while offering a good selection of spirits and local and imported wines at reasonable prices. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 08:00 - midnight
- Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud (opposite Café Wayan)
- Tel: +62 (0)361 970 928
Lobong Café & Bar
Lobong Café & Bar on Jalan Monkey Forest is for reggae lovers and Ubud rastafarias. It is the place in Ubud to listen and dance the evening away to reggae tunes performed by the island's most popular reggae bands.
Besides the live reggae tunes every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday night, this eclectic place also features movie nights and an international sports channel that caters to the crowds who just love to get together and enjoy the sips and cheers.
- Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud (just south of the football field)
- Tel: +62 (0)361 971 342
If there were a venue in Ubud that doesn't seem to call it a day before its last customer readies to leave, then this is it. Napi Orti serves BBQ, pizzas, and Thai cuisine up until late.
Late night craves are served well at Napi Orti, offering cosy corners with interesting decor and featuring occasional live music.
- Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 970 982
Ozigo Bar Ubud
Ubud only has a few places for a night out and while Ozigo Bar might be one of the lesser options of a nightlife venue for a downtown groove located on Jalan Sanggingan, Campuhan, it offers a cosy place to hang out and party until late, and features a VIP room, dance floor and romantic outdoor terraces.
The bar attracts local and foreign DJs, while sexy dancers and nightly live music will heat up your night. Another great service from the bar is that they provide free pick-up from your hotel in the Ubud area.
- Location: Jalan Sanggingan, Campuhan, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 974 728
Saturday Jazz at Siam Sally
Besides being a great place to for home style Thai cuisine, Siam Sally on Jalan Hanoman in Pengosekan, Ubud, features Saturday Jazz evenings with acoustic bass, vocals, sax from various artists weekly. All that Jazz starts at 20:00 every Saturday.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - midnight
- Location: Jalan Hanoman, Pengosekan, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 980 777
Located next to the entrance of Oka Kartini Bungalows on Jalan Raya Tebeyasa, only a few minutes’ drive further west from Ubud’s main road, this tiny elegant bar pours excellent cocktails, has a good selection of wines and plays excellent music every night.
It’s a perfectly simple bar to refuel in after experiencing some physically demanding activities in the region or after a day strolling around Ubud’s shopping area.
When not in nightlife scene mode, the venue features exotic textile collections from across the archipelago, as well as a selection of quality batik items.
- Location: Oka Kartini Bungalows, Jalan Tebesaya, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 975 624
The Melting Pot Gameroom Pub
The Melting Pot Gameroom Pub recently opened on Jalan Hanoman in Ubud, across the road from the rows of restaurants on the other side, as an international social outlet for citizens of the world, hence its name.
The venue's exterior fashions a large signage above with its name and logo depicting a globe of the world's flags, and "Pool, Darts, Great Food & Fun" underneath it. Entering inside, easygoers and billiard lovers will find just what they were promised.
This pub boasts pool tables and relatively cheap games. Sprawled across one wall are more flags from all nations, that invite guests to climb up a ladder and freely join in signing on them.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
- Location: Jalan Hanoman, Pengosekan, Ubud
XL Shisha Lounge is the only evening hangout in Ubud central with a Middle Eastern vibe. Here you can chill out in the evenings with regular live music, and a good selection of tapas and shishas. The little bar and restaurant is easy to find, positioned right beside Ubud’s soccer field and visible from across Jalan Monkey Forest Road. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 03:00
- Location: Jalan Monkey Forest 129, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 975 751