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The 5 Best Night Clubs in Bali

The best nightclubs in Bali are all within the Kuta/Seminyak area. Generally speaking, the nightlife in Kuta is more popular with Australian tourists, backpackers and first-timers to the island. The prices are moderate and the party atmosphere is very laid-back. You will fit right in if you wear shorts, flip-flops and singlets.

Regulars of Bali, expats and Indonesians from Jakarta will tend to prefer Seminyak, which has more expensive and stylish clubs. The music, the cocktails and the décor will be more sophisticated, but you won’t get the same holiday vibe you have in Kuta.

Whatever your preferences are, here are some clubs and bars that should be on the must-do list of anyone wishing to experience Bali nightlife.

SKY GARDEN

The biggest nightclub in Bali and by far the most popular. It is built on 3 floors and includes an Irish pub, an R&B room, a huge nightclub “Sky Dome”, an EDM dance floor, and a rooftop bar. The music is mostly mainstream and commercial, and the crowd is a mix of people from all nationalities. Sexy dancers and fire dancers usually keep the party going until 3am.

SkyGarden is the only nightclub in Bali that is crowded 7 nights a week. If you are visiting on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, it is the place to go. The party starts quite early: At 11pm, you should already have a full crowd and at midnight, bouncers are starting to escort drunk kids out.

SkyGarden is one of the cheapest nightclubs in Kuta. If you come before midnight, you can buy a triple vodka for less than 8$. Also good to know, girls drink for free before midnight every Sundays. Clubs similar to SkyGarden are Vi Ai Pi, Eikon and MBarGo.

JENJA

Located in Legian, between Kuta and Seminyak, Jenja is a small urban club opened in 2014. It is happening from Wednesday to Saturday with great electronic music sessions by Indonesian and foreign DJs. It is one of Bali’s favorite nightspots for expatriates living on the island.  If you like Jenja, you can also visit Mint, Pyramid and Koh, which are very similar.

LA FAVELA

Though more a bar than a club, the dance floor of La Favela is the most happening party spot in Seminyak these days.  It should be on the must see list of anyone for its impressive design, inspired by Brazilian shanti towns. The music usually starts in the bar area at midnight, featuring old school, hip hop, pop-rock, dance and disco tunes. Prices are average for Bali, around 4$ for a beer and 9$ for a cocktail.

BOSCHE

I am mentioning Bosche here because it is the most popular nightclub in Bali with Indonesians. Few foreigners visit it but it is a mistake as the atmosphere is very lively and fun. It usually starts with a live band (singing both English and Indonesian songs) and continues with a DJ playing mainstream EDM after midnight. You will observe that most patrons will stay in small groups around a table with a bottle of alcohol in the middle. It is only after a couple shots that they will open up and start dancing. The sound system in Bosche is among the best in Bali. If you want to experience typical Indonesian nightlife, you can also visit Akasaka in Denpasar. Be warned though as the place is infamous for being full of drugs and prostitutes.

MIRROR

Mirror is the latest nightclub to have opened in Bali in early 2015. It comes from the All-In group, which is also behind the popular Fable Club in Jakarta. It is the trendiest place in Bali at the moment and you’ll find it crowded every weekend nights, mostly by expats and Jakartans. Mirror is designed to look like a church, which is a bit strange at first. They have famous international DJs almost once a month and it will most likely become the place to be for the next two years on the island. If you like Mirror, you may also be interested in Velvet/Hypnotized in Kuta BeachWalk mall.

KU DE TA - Bali's World Renowned Luxury Beach Club

When it first opened back in 2000 on a fabulous site fronting a golden sand beach on Bali’s south coast at Seminyak, KU DE TA pioneered the concept of a multi-dimensional  beach club / dining / nightlife venue on the island. With fortuitous prescience, the founding partners anticipated the demand for a sophisticated yet laid-back beachfront lifestyle destination, offering patrons for the first time in Bali something similar to the chic beach club concept found at glamorous Mediterranean resort beaches. Catering to a clientele seeking an all-day beachfront experience, KU DE TA’s impressive gourmet catering operations serve from a variety of menus commencing with early morning breakfast, transitioning as the day recedes into the evening through lunch, grazing and dinner. Integrating harmoniously into the daily transition, the DJs playlist encapsulates the mood of the moment, culminating in an up-tempo vibe as the late night party gets into full swing.

Renowned internationally as much for its vibrant nightlife as for its fabulous Indian Ocean beachfront  locale, KU DE TA has retained its preeminent ranking as Bali’s iconic beachfront lifestyle and party destination, even with the establishment in recent years of a number of other world-class beach clubs on the nearby coastline. Astutely managed, KU DE TA has evolved to cater for a more discerning and sophisticated clientele of both island residents and tourists, perhaps best exemplified with the recent opening of its new Mejekawi Tasting Kitchen and Laboratory, a bold new dining concept that places KU DE TA at the cutting edge of contemporary gastronomy. With the new restaurant opening, KU DE TA now boasts an impressive assemblage within its beach front pavilions of four bars and three distinct dining options.

KU DE TA is a terrific all-day lifestyle destination- opening every day from 8 am until closing late in the night. Its formidable combination of stunning beachfront location, contemporary design and gourmet cuisine, complemented by a stellar drinks program, overlaid with its signature music style and vibrant party scene, continues to place KU DE TA at the forefront of Bali’s entertainment and lifestyle attractions. Information on upcoming events and parties is best found on the KU DE TA Facebook Page.

KU DE TA BEACHFRONT VENUE

At the core of KU DE TA’s enduring attraction is the wonderful oceanfront location – accessing one of the best stretches of golden sand beaches and safe swimming along the Seminyak coastline. Taking full advantage of the expansive 0.7 ha site, the U shaped series of three interconnected pavilions enclose the central garden courtyard creating a private zone of beach-side relaxation and entertainment. The contemporary design adopts a modern Balinese style – characterised by the high pitched, wood-shingled roof of the main pavilion, and extensive use of natural timbers and stone work. The site configuration ideally converts into a massive amphitheatre and party zone for the themed special parties that are a regular feature throughout the year- culminating in the extravagant events of the annual August “party season”.

KU DE TA RESTAURANT DINING & COCKTAIL PROGRAM

Catering at KU DE TA is conducted on an epic scale- typically preparing 1000+ meals per day- and with the kitchens operating virtually around the clock. The massive culinary team is headed by acclaimed executive chef Ben Cross, who deftly deploys his Antipodean flair for melding a diversity of cuisine influences into cleverly balanced menus that appeal to all palates. Cuisines represented in the menus range from Mediterranean to Japanese and regional Asian, whereas as much produce as possible is sourced locally- both for freshness and to support local farmers. Transitioning from the casual daytime eats, the kitchen steps up a notch or two for dinner- with a consummate menu of gourmet dishes that have earned KU DE TA accolades for its exquisite dining experience.

Equally impressive to the dining experience at KU DE TA is the drinks program headed up by Bar Manager Bruce Bartholomew. Drawing on his extensive international experience at some of the finest establishments in his native South Africa and later London, Bruce oversees a highly trained team of bartenders and servers who deliver refreshments throughout the day to satiate the thirsty crowds. An expansive list of cocktails embraces all the classic and tropical favourites, complemented by a constantly updated selection of innovative drinks concocted by the award winning mixologists. Beyond cocktails, KU DE TA offers an extensive wine list and full range of beverages- both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

MEJEKAWI TASTING KITCHEN & LABORATORY

Launched during June 2013 in a newly constructed upper-level space of the southern pavilion, Mejekawi showcases a stunning show kitchen, cutting-edge gastronomic laboratory, and innovative cocktail bar. Under the direction of executive chef Ben Cross the kitchen serves progressive 7-course and 11-course tasting menus that focus on showcasing the most exquisite local produce from Bali.