The Best Bars in Bali
Bali, the island of gods and good times. Crowds flock from the world over to experience the famous Bali lifestyle – the surf, sunsets, good food and even better drinks. We’ve rounded up a guide to the best bars in Bali where you can find the most creative cocktails, unique designs and unforgettable parties.
Inspired by the simultaneous decadence and brusque charm of 1920s Birmingham, The Shady Pig is an experimental sipping club presenting a ‘contraband laboratory’ where rare spirits and classic-style cocktails are produced. Demonstrating a suite of expert techniques, such as barrel-ageing, distillation, infusion and fermentation, The Shady Pig boasts a captivating menu of signature cocktails, masterfully made and presented by masterful bartenders.
Sitting on top of Bali’s most notable longboard wave, right in the heart of Canggu Beach, the Lawn has been known by locals as the one place to catch up, relax and celebrate for the better part of the last decade. You can look forward to sunset, good food and even better drinks, surf, and music served over a daybed overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Lawn serves up a blend of daytime lounging, intimate dinners, and infamous Friday nights.
Prepare for a theatrical evening of games-inspired cocktails and twists on the classics at The Shady Fox, an exclusive invite-only drinking den built around immersive presentations, multi-sensory elements and a hefty dose of 1930s vintage flair. Satiate your palette at one of the best bars in Bali with one of The Shady Fox’s signature cocktails, such as the Queen of Hearts crafted from distilled berry gin, cherry liquor, clarified lime, simple syrup and red wine.
From sunrise to sunset, WOOBAR Bali is the ultimate destination in Bali to eat, drink and play. Sip on a signature cocktail or partake in an eclectic shisha menu as you revel in a revolving rotation of international DJs spinning the latest tracks. An energising bar that goes from fun, playful & relaxed during the day to a vibrant ‘see and be seen’ experience at night. Whether it’s a poolside cocktail, a beachfront bite, a late night session, or Mixologist in Action, there’s something for everyone at WOOBAR.
Take a break from the tropical rays and refresh with a thirst-quenching cocktail or cold beer at Alila Seminyak Bali Beach Bar. As the sun gives way to the moon, sink into the comfort of a daybed or armchair with an aperitif or an Alila signature cocktail, served with locally inspired snacks as beach music sets the mood for revelling and relaxation.
Address: Uluwatu, Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu (Location Map)
Opening hours: Daily, 1pm – 9pm
Set on the epic cliffs and overlooking the infamous Uluwatu surf break, Single Fin’s beach bar is one of the best bars in Bali to enjoy an icy cold Bintang after an afternoon of long lefts or the ultimate sunset sesh overlooking the Indian Ocean as you sip on a cocktail or two (or three)! The terrace has unparalleled views of the surf and sunsets, coming alive with music on Wednesdays and the infamous Sunday Sessions with regular international DJs and live acts.
Address: Jl. Kayu Jati No.9X, Kerobokan Kelod (Location Map)
Opening hours: Daily, 11am – 1am
Visit this Taqueria & Tequileria in Seminyak for the best Mexican on the island! A quirky candle altar awaits you when entering the 1960s Acapulco retro-styling haven before venturing on into its photogenic two-storey interior wonderland. Besides serving a mouthwatering selection of your usual Mexican suspects like quesadillas, tacos and ceviche, you’ll also find one of the best bars in Bali at Motel Mexicola – get ready to dance on tables and have free tequila poured into your mouth! ¡Salud!
Address: Petitenget St No.7, Kerobokan Kelod (Location Map)
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 8pm – 2am, Friday – Saturday 8pm – 4am
Own & Operated by bar entrepreneur Shah Dillon, The 40 Thieves Club is a New York style speak easy bar focusing on craft cocktails & artisanal spirits accompanied by genuine flamboyant hospitality to provide you with a true cocktail experience in Bali. The menu features eight choices, but don’t skip out on the Bootlegger’s Mule, with vodka, lime, bitters, and house-fermented ginger beer.
Address: Sejahtera, Jl. Karang Mas, Jimbaran (Location Map)
Opening hours: Daily, 4pm – 9pm
Perched atop distinctive rock formations along Jimbaran’s pristine sunset coast, Rock Bar Bali is widely known as one of the globe’s most popular sunset, cocktail and entertainment venues. Located in one of the world’s most dramatic oceanfront settings, the glamorous entrance via cliffside inclinator easily justifies the journey. From the custom DJ booth, carved directly into the cliff face, to the elevated Round Bar where live bands play under the stars, Rock Bar takes date night to a whole new level.
We hope you enjoyed our curation of the Best Bars in Bali.
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