A Comprehensive Bistro St. Tropez Guide To Eat, Sleep, Drink, Repeat.
Bali is famous for a lot of things – pristine beaches, spectacular sunsets, delicious cuisine, yoga retreats, temples, luxury resorts and villas, and all on a very affordable budget. And thanks to the wave of 7 million Australian, European, and other tourists from all over the world that visit Bali each year, the impact is significant. Bali has become a backdrop for whatever tourists want it to be – bringing us to the most prominent thing Bali is known for, it's exclusive bars and revel lifestyle.
While parts of Bali remain Balinese, places like Seminyak and Canggu have become something else entirely. Over the past 20 years Bali’s southern coastline has seen a rise of many all-day clubs and bars, resembling the Mediterranean nightlife lifestyle of Ibiza. We’re not talking about your average low-key speakeasy – the island of the god’s nightlife reputation is legendary.
Imagine sipping on a tantalizing cocktail overlooking lush tropical scenery or lounging on a pristine white sand beach with your besties, as the sun sets, with gravity defying infinity pools, surrounding by a lively and welcoming culture. The variety of venues and choices is mind-blowing, and yet somehow, we found a way to bring you our TOP 5 BALI BEST BARS. Check out our guide, make sure to put them on your must-see list when visiting Bali, and be sure to comment and tell us all about your experiences.
1. Potato Beach Head Beach Club – Seminyak
Potato Head beach club serves as the heart of Seminyak’s party scene, with a welcoming atmosphere, loads of daybeds positioned around the infinity pool, swim up bars, and three restaurants to choose from. Potato Head regularly hosts film screenings, cultural events, and famous international DJs – all overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean – perfect for a drink in the setting sun. One of the premier Bali bars, there is always something exciting happening at Potato Head Beach Club. Holidaying with the family? Potato Head provides a welcoming atmosphere, family friendly vibe, with parents, kids, and grandparents out in full force - just bring your best bikini, board shorts or resort wear - unwind, and enjoy the good times.
Open Monday to Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Potato Head Beach Club in Bali, Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak, Ph. +62 361 4737979
2. Ku De Ta – Seminyak
This iconic Bali beachfront destination is the original Bali beach club, restaurant, and bar – Ku De Ta is highly acclaimed, inviting locals and visitors from all over the world to experience its world of unparalleled glamour, delicious cuisine, and special events – for almost 20 years! It is one of the most premier bars on the island, and often considered the leader for an upscale bar and dining experience. Serving as inspiration for many new establishments glittered over the island.
Explore their carefully curated selection of award-winning wines, spirits, and beers. Ku De Ta is also home to the renowned Mejekawi restaurant. The food here is amazing, service is astounding, and as always, comes with a breathtaking view that has to be seen to be believed.
Ku De Ta, Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Ph. +62 361 736969
3. Rock Bar – Ayana Resort – Jimbaran
The Rock Bar is suspended above the waves of Jimbaran Bay, perched on a cliff 14 metres above the ocean, it has been praised as one of the world’s best bars by The New York Times, and in 2011 was voted as Bali’s Best Sunset Venue. Simply getting there is an adventure. Guests are escorted on a special cable car that travels down the cliff from top of the hill, to the illustrious platform.
Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa is not the only thing “on the rocks.” Forget the local pubs up the road, on a Friday night this is where you want to be! This exclusive bar takes it drinking experience seriously, with a strict ‘smart casual’ dress code, you won’t be allowed inside with a singlet and board shorts.
The signature Rockatonic cocktail is refreshingly delicious, the vibe is lit, and surrounded by a full 360-degree panoramic view of picturesque landscape meeting a sparkling Indian Ocean.
Rock Bar Bali, Jl. Karang Mas, Jimbaran, Ph. +62 361 702222
4. The Lawn – Canggu
Canggu has fast become one of Bali’s coolest and trendiest places on the island, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any hipper, along came The Lawn. If you love cocktails, swings, and sunsets – not necessarily in that order – it’s time you check out this local favourite. You’ve probably already seen loads of photos of its swing overlooking the beautiful ocean on Instagram. Incredibly kid-friendly, it’s the perfect place to lounge around and relax in the sun. Take your pick of the many bean bags and hammocks, as you let the kids run around on the grass.
The Lawn, Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu, Ph. +62 361 6200602
5. Single Fin Bali - Uluwatu
Starting from humble beginnings in 2008, Single Fin, set on the spectacular cliffs overlooking the serene Uluwatu coastline has prominently moved up the pecking order to a must-see Bali icon, and should feature of every Bali traveller’s bucket list.
A beautiful balcony, boasting stunning views of epic surf break, with an atmosphere that becomes more alive as the sun sinks over the horizon. Awesome music, supported by regular international DJs and live performers, delicious food – Single Fin bar is buzzing on weekly jam sessions – for the most sought after booths, we recommend booking in advance.
If you bring your appetite with you, you can order from a selection of share plates, healthy salads, pleasant snacks, tacos, pizzas, and desserts.
Currently open only Friday to Sunday: 2pm – 10pm
Single Fin Bali, Jl. Labuansait, Uluwatu, Ph. +62 857 47750740
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