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.Read More
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All Nightlife in Ubud
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
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/barlunaubud
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
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/bunutekafe
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
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/casalunacookingschool
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
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/cploungeubud
Fly Cafe & Cuisine
Fly Café is a great hangout that is located on the northern borders of the main Ubud hub, on Jalan Ray Lungsiakan. The café offers a comfortable, open style restaurant by day that serves scrumptious, local, international, and vegetarian cuisine including barbecue ribs, gourmet pizzas and tasty seafood off the hot grills. Adjoining the café is Warung Fly, which offers freshly prepared, authentic spicy Indonesian cuisine including whole grilled fish and spicy fried red rice. While venturing out in the island’s uplands, you can ‘fly’ in here any day of the week for a delicious value meal in Ubud, and check emails or surf the web free of charge with your own laptop or Wi-Fi enabled device. In the evenings, join in on a fun time for the free Friday Night Quiz and Saturday Night Live Music sessions.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Lungsiakan, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 975 440
For an enriching dining experience, head up to Laka Leke on Ubud's Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning, where you can enjoy a Balinese dinner feast accompanied by regular cultural night performances comprising different kinds of Balinese dances. Your Balinese dining experience here is enhanced by the restaurant's outdoor setting, complete with Balinese style thatch-roofed pavilions set around rice paddies. A buffet line features chiefly Indonesian cuisine, while an a la carte menu offering specialty dishes such as 'nasi campur' mixed rice platter, crispy fried duck and all sorts of tasty satays. Monday nights feature a 100-strong dance troupe kecak dance performance. Wednesdays feature the barong and kris; Thursdays the fun and Read More...
- Opening Hours: 20:00 – 24:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 977 565
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
No Mas Ubud
This small bar up from Ubud's Jalan Monkey Forest Road claims to offer simple bites and stiff drinks in cosy and laidback ambiances, all in a mission to welcome anyone looking for good company where they can dissolve their problems - be it anything from failed relationships to bad app ideas. The local bar features live gigs, ranging from live bands performing Top 40 hits to death metal, and local and international guest DJs for some good vibes on some evenings in the week. The bar's well-stocked. A small Bintang is at IDR 25,000 (under USD 2), and there's a whole selection of boozes and cocktails to try out for an easygoing night up in Ubud.
- Opening Hours: 16:00 – 01:00
- Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 9080 800
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 mode, the place 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 Saloon
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
The Ubud Royal Palace is one of the most prominent places in Ubud, as it is smack-dab on the main Jalan Raya Ubud road and intersection. The palace can also be regarded as the focal landmark of Ubud. The Ubud palace was built during the lordship of the late Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800-1823), and is well-kept by his successive heirs.
A visit to the Puri Saren is on many of the itineraries to the Ubud area. It has well-preserved Balinese architecture and charming garden settings, and is best known among lovers of Balinese arts as one of the main sites to view dramatic evening dance performances. Read More...
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