Bali’s balmy tropical white sand beaches and spectacular sunsets make it the perfect place to sip on a cocktail or two as the sun goes down during happy hours. Bintang might be the local beer, but it's perfectly complemented with toes in the sand and zero worries in the world.
From some of the world’s best beachside bars to swim-up bars and infinity pools, it’s little wonder Bali attracts plenty of revellers eager to let their hair down. Here's a list of the 10 best beach bars and beach clubs in Bali.
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1. Motel Mexicola - Seminyak Motel
Motel Mexicola is a tropical oasis nestled snuggly on the shores of Seminyak. Motel Mexicola serves authentic Mexican cuisine which will transport your tastes buds across the world to the street corners of Mexico.
Motel Mexicola is the ultimate place to party and let your down. Get ready to dance the night away on a packed dance floor with music, tacos and of course, tequila!
2. Potato Head Beach Club - Seminyak
A bona fide Bali-style beach club with a superb restaurant and bar to boot, the Potato Head Beach Club curves around Seminyak beach. Its sunset views are spectacular and so are its cocktails, as evidenced by the long queues of revellers eager to enter.
Booking ahead is well advised, as you won’t want to miss the view of waves crashing down on Seminyak beach while you sip on a sumptuous aperitif.
3. La Plancha - Seminyak
More laidback than some of its surrounding Seminyak neighbours, this quirky restaurant and bar is more beach-shack than boutique digs.
You can thank the comfortable beanbags and colourful umbrellas sprawled out over the beach for that, but don’t be fooled by the casual vibe. La Plancha packs a punch when it comes to serving up bona fide beach beers and cosmopolitan cocktails, not to mention a steady stream of authentic Spanish dishes.
4. Ku De Ta - Seminyak
An icon of the Bali bar scene for more than a decade, Ku De Ta remains one of the island’s most popular entertainment venues.
With sweeping views of Seminyak Beach, a luxurious pool popular for lounging around on hot summer days and painstakingly manicured gardens, the sophisticated setting lends itself to a fabulous beachside ambience, making Ku De Ta a firm favourite for late-afternoon drinks.
5. Ulu Cliffhouse – Uluwatu
Perched 100 feet in the air, Bali’s Ulu Cliffhouse on the Bukit Penisula is the perfect place to settle in and watch the sun slip below the Indian Ocean. The atmosphere is perfectly enhanced by the club’s line-up of daily DJ’s who serenade the sunset. The club offers a very low key and laidback vibe, with plenty of sun loungers around the pool, perfect for enjoying the view.
6. WooBar at W Hotel - Seminyak
Not strictly situated on the beachfront, WooBar at the swanky W Hotel nevertheless impresses with its sweeping views over Seminyak.
Attracting an upscale crowd of hip partygoers and young professionals, this swanky three-level affair combines signature cocktails with cosmopolitan cuisine and a pulsating mix of international DJ sets – all set against the backdrop of sublime ocean views.
7. Jimbaran Beach Club - Jimbaran
A decidedly more laidback affair than some of the upmarket beach clubs further along the shore, Jimbaran Beach Club overlooks the picturesque Jimbaran Bay and offers stunning sunset views. It's also a great place to sit back with a drink from the charming beachfront shack bar, with the list of drinks on offer a comprehensive one indeed
From beers to cocktails, mojitos to caipirinhas, there's not much you can't imbibe in this relaxed Jimbaran retreat.
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8. Café del Mar - Canggu
This Mediterranean- style beach club brings Ibiza style vibes to the Indian Ocean. Complete with a 1,000 square meter infinity pool, and view overlooking Berawa Beach, Café del Mar in Canggu is simply breathtaking. Don’t come here expecting a low-key experience however, the club is known for playing loud, upbeat dance music and having a much more party atmosphere.
9. The Lawn – Canggu
When it comes to Canggu’s growing beach club scene, The Lawn is a firm favourite. This Bali beach club offers first-class views overlooking the waves, the club is the ideal place to sit back and watch the sunset. There is plenty of space to relax with a beachside pool, inviting daybeds and a large lawn area. While you are here, be sure to grab yourself a cocktail made from locally sourced ingredients.
10. Finns Beach Club - Canggu
Finns Beach Club in Canggu is iconic! Thanks to its famous front-row location seaside, the club has become a favourite for sun-worshippers, party-goers and lovers of luxury. Let your feet sink into the sand or relax on a daybed as you enjoy a smorgasbord of gourmet bites and cocktails.
You could spend the day here relaxing and cooling off in the infinity pool. At night, the heat turns up and the party comes alive!