11 Bars and Beach Clubs You Have to Visit in Bali
Look, you can’t go to Bali without hitting up a bar or two. After all, it’s basically in the name. Bar-li. Get it? Okay, sorry - back on track. From Canggu all the way around to Nusa Dua, we’ve taken all the stress out of planning your days sipping cocktails by the ocean and found the 11 hottest bars and beach clubs on the island.
1. Potato Head Beach Club, Seminyak
Perfectly located smack bang on the water in Seminyak lies the iconic Potato Head Beach Club. With beach access, a huge infinity pool with swim-up bar, four restaurants and a massive lawn for lounging and dance parties, it’s no wonder this place is so popular. Entry is free, but a minimum spend applies if you want to reserve a cabana or day bed.
2. Azul Beach Club, Legian
Perched right on the Legian beachfront, Azul Beach Club is home to Bali’s first tiki bar, plus a gorge open-air restaurant, sunbed-lined infinity pool and private dining terraces. Entry is totally free, however it does get busy quickly, so come in the morning to secure yourself a day bed!
3. Rock Bar, Jimbaran
Perhaps the most striking bar in Bali, the Rock Bar sits atop one of Jimbaran’s distinctive rock formations and is one of the best places on the island to catch that beautiful Balinese sunset. Accessible only via Ayana Resort & Spa’s inclinator, you can expect luxe signature cocktails, incredible live acts and tasty tapas. It can get busy though - especially at sunset - so get in early or expect a wait.
4. Ku De Ta, Seminyak
If there’s anything to give Rock Bar’s sunset views a run for its money, it’s Ku De Ta. A favourite with Aussie travellers, this beach club is home to an infinity pool, a large lawn for lazing in the sun, delicious cocktails and food, and the acclaimed Mejekawi waterfront restaurant. Entry is free, however a minimum spend applies to day beds.
5. Sky Bar, Nusa Dua
Let’s keep the good views and great vibes going with Mulia Resort & Villas’ Sky Bar, another top spot for watching the sun go down. With delish cocktails, tasty tapas, DJ tunes from 4pm to 8pm and water views, this place is paradise.
6. El Kabron, Uluwatu
Part-restaurant, part-lounge (apty called Hedonism), El Kabron delivers contemporary Spanish fare in an oh-so-Insta-worthy Uluwatu beachfront space. Its stunning pool overlooks the surf break, so you can watch some of the world’s best ride the waves while you’re sipping on mojitos and soaking up the sun. Bliss! A minimum spend of around $50 applies to secure a bed, but trust us, it’s worth it.
7. Finns Beach Club, Canggu
The newest beach club on the block, Finns is already making waves thanks to its two stunning swim-up bars, four pools (including a 30m-long infinity pool), five restaurants, a sushi bar, live DJs, spa… the list goes on. Entry is free, but you’ll need to spend at least $80 to secure a day bed. Easily done when there’s so much to do!
8. Woo Bar, Seminyak
Just north of Potato Head you'll find Woo Bar, W Bali’s ultra-chic beach club by day, bustling bar by night. Famous for their coconuts and cocktails, this Seminyak fave is the ultimate spot to see and be seen, with a huge pool and sun-drenched deck for relaxing during the day and partying when the sun goes down. Pool access is free, but you’ll have to cough up for a day bed, tapas and cocktails package
9. Sundays Beach Club, Uluwatu
Located on a small but pristine white sand beach in Uluwatu, Sundays Beach Club is the kind of place you’ll never want to leave. There’s no pool, but with a beach like this, you won’t miss it. Sundays are all about relaxation, and so is this beach club, pumping chill tunes and serving up fresh, delicious food. Entry is about $40 per adult, but this includes food and drink credit, a towel, Wi-Fi, SUPs and kayak use.
10. Manarai Beach House, Nusa Dua
The Sofitel’s Manarai Beach House combines Balinese relaxation with luxurious modern design to create the perfect spot to unwind in Nusa Dua. There are two pools for dipping in after an ocean swim and plenty of day beds for sipping cocktails and tables for gorging on Manarai’s gourmet offerings.
11. Komune Beach Club, Keramas
Positioned overlooking one of the island’s best surf breaks, Komune is a favourite with world-famous surfers like Kelly Slater and Stephanie Gilmore. Thanks to its laidback vibes, chilled out surfer crowd and gorgeous pool, it’s a must-visit for travellers in this neck of the wood. A minimum spend applies, but with cocktails as good as theirs, you’ll hit that limit in no time.
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