The Best Beach Bars, Bali: Where To Get The Perfect Sundowner Or Cold One While You Surf

The Best Beach Bars, Bali: Where To Get The Perfect Sundowner Or Cold One While You Surf

There’s one thing that nearly every holidaymaker or expat loves in Bali: the chance to enjoy a nice cold drink by the beach. But where are the best beach bars in Bali?

Our intrepid team sallied forth and made the ultimate sacrifice in enjoying cocktails and cold Bintangs across the island to bring you our list of the 33 best Bali beach bars.

Our Best 33 Beach Bars In Bali

Manta Bar @ Finns Beach Club

Beach clubs in Bali don’t get better than Finns, which is set in an iconic location by the Indian Ocean.

Manta Bar welcomes guests from all over the world, and you can walk in without a reservation at any time, including at sunset.

There’s no minimum table spend at this awesome party and relaxation venue.

Treat yourself because you’re worth it, as is Finns Beach Club.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Finns Beach Club 

MANTA BAR - Finns Beach Club

Times Beach Warung

If you want a great day by the Indian Ocean surfing and engaging in watersports, rent your board here and then hit the beach.

Once you’re done for the day, or when you need refreshments, enjoy a bowl of fresh fruits and an icy cold cocktail.

Times Beach Warung operates on “Bali time” all the time. It’s relaxed and unpretentious.

It’s how beach bars are meant to be.

Where Is It? Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Times Beach Warung

707 Beach Berm

Ole Beach Bar, Legian

This bar in Legian is on the pricey side, but we think the sunsets are worth the price of a drink or two.

The chairs are super comfortable, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about what they serve.

They have live music some nights, so if you stick around, you might get a treat for your ears, too!

Where Is It? Jl. Melasti, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Legian Beach Hotel 

Ole Beach Lounge

Sunset Beach Bar & Grill @ The InterContinental Resort

As you’d expect from a brand as big as The InterContinental, this is a v very plush beach bar.

The views are dramatic, and the nearby white sandy beach is lovely for a post-drink stroll.

This island is for those who need fresh local ingredients and signature cocktails before they indulge in the island’s upscale nightlife.

Where Is It? InterContinental Bali Resort, an IHG Hotel, Uluwatu St No.45, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: InterContinental 

Sunset Beach Bar & Grill at InterContinental

Rock Bar @ AYANA Resort

The Rock Bar is named for the fantastic view of the rock formation nearby from the deck of this bar as the Indian Ocean splashes all around you.

They only take reservations from resort guests, so you must go early to guarantee a seat – it’s very popular.

There’s also a minimum 300,000 IDR spend per person, but that will be easy given the prices here.

It’s worth it, though. Rock Bar offers one of the most unique experiences for a beach bar anywhere in Bali.

Where Is It? Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Online: AYANA

Rock Bar

Othree Beach Bar

This is a very family-friendly beach bar that often has local and international DJs spinning discs around sunset.

There’s an enjoyable view out over the ocean here, and they have that full beach service of bean bags and sun loungers.

The drinks and the people-watching are good, but the food can be variable. The smoothie bowls are consistent, though.

They’re open early, so if you’re in the Echo Beach area, you could go for breakfast and stay for a while.

Where Is It? Echo Beach, Jl. Munduk Kedungu Jl. Pantai Pererenan, Canggu, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Online: Facebook 

Othree Beach Bar

Bamboo Beach Bar & Lounge

This is a great place to have a suitable feed by the ocean. Tunqu pizza is one of the tastiest things we’ve ever had on a pizza.

The music in the daytime is a pleasant greatest hits of the 1970s, and that worked for us.

But if you want something more modern, turn up for the happy hour with 2-for-1 cocktails and DJs pushing out the latest tunes.

The bamboo building is cool to look at, and you will enjoy the bar’s swing seats if you can catch them (they’re very popular).

Where Is It? Jl. Cemara, Sanur Kauh, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia

Online: Prama Hotels (Please note: You should have your antivirus enabled before visiting this site because as we went to press, it was infected). 

Bamboo Beach Bar _ Lounge Prama

Meads Beach Bar & Grill, Nusa Dua

This humble sports bar is famous for its fantastic cocktails and outdoor seating.

Their varied menu includes plenty of vegan-friendly choices for plant-based eaters.

You can also watch sports on the screens inside, and they have a pool table, which can get busy and boisterous at times.

Some nights, they also have live music; if you fancy some classic guitar work, you’ll enjoy what they do.

Where Is It? Jl. Pratama No.79x, tanjung, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., denpasar, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Meads 


Kulkil Beach House, Nusa Dua

This lovely gastronomic beach bar is our place. It’s part of “The Laguna Luxury Collection”, so you know it won’t be cheap (and has a minimum spend).

However, given the quality of their offerings, it’s excellent value for money, and you can lay on a sunbed by the infinity pool and enjoy their fantastic cocktails.

We were impressed by their salads, and they do a superb range of tapas to give you something to graze on while you drink.

Where Is It? Kawasan Pariwisata, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Online: Marriott 

Kukul Beach House

Bulgari Bar @ BVLGARI Resort Bali

As this is one of the swankiest and most expensive resorts on the island, you must dress to impress to get in.

It’s worth the effort, though, as the bar sits beside the ocean and is so peaceful. You can hear the wind and waves and feel like you’re in paradise.

There’s an infinity pool here, and you can pay for access. Remember that if you drink all day here, you may need a healthy credit card balance to cover the final tally.

We like the desserts they serve at Bulgari Bar. They look great on Instagram and taste amazing!

Where Is It? Bulgari Resort Bali, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Jl. Goa Lempeh, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Online: Bulgari Hotels

The Bulgari Bar

Hard Rock Bali

Do you know what you’re getting with Hard Rock? It’s a family-friendly rock-themed gastropub chain that reaches the whole world.

And it does so because it’s pretty darned good.

This Hard Rock faces right onto the beach, and you can enjoy a stunning view of the Indian Ocean while sipping on one of their famous “Hurricane Glass Cocktails”.

The menu comprises standard pub fare with some local twists, but it’s decent enough and will undoubtedly keep any children you have with you very happy.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Hard Rock 

Hard Rock Cafe Bali

Hai Bar & Grill

This is a very premium location, and the prices reflect that, but if you want a place with some stunning natural beauty to enjoy while you drink, Hai Bar & Grill is a great choice.

We love a bit of upscale beach drinking, and while this is not an everyday spot for most, it’s great for a special occasion.

Where Is It? Mushroom Bay Nusa Lembongan, Jungutbatu, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: Hai Bar & Grill 

Hai Bar Grill

Scooby Doo Beach Bar, Nusa Lembongan

We weren’t overly impressed by the Scooby Doo hotel, but the bar is an excellent place to spend an evening on Nusa Lembongan.

We found the food to be solid international dishes in plentiful portions and tasty.

The drinks are good value for money, and the ocean view is lovely.

It’s in a charming spot, and the local fishermen occasionally pop in for a quick Bintang, too.

Where Is It? 8CHX+62H, Nusa Lembongan, Nusapenida, Jungutbatu, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: Facebook 

Flippas Bar @ Finns Beach Club

If you want to watch the surfers come in on the waves while you enjoy a drink at the world’s best beach club, then you will want to go to Flippas.

They even keep spotlights on the ocean after sunset so that you can enjoy night surfing here!

We recommend you get here before sunset with friends and slowly work through the exciting cocktail list.

Flippas Bar is what Bali nights are for.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Finns Beach Club 

Flippas Bar

Surfer Beach Bar & Cafe

This is one of the most exclusive and hard-to-find beach shack-style bars in Bali, but it’s worth the effort.

It’s 100% authentic Balinese, and they’ll be happy to see you lounging by the pool with one of their drinks.

It’s not just a pool bar, it’s a full-access beach bar, and you can paddle out to the local reef in under 5 minutes from here.

Surfers love the place and often stay at the Nusa Indah Bungalow, where the bar is based.

Where Is It? 8CHX+X58, Banjar Kangin Jungut Batu, Jungutbatu, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: Nusa Indah Bungalow

Muntigs Bar & Restaurant

New Zealanders say that this place reminds them of Hawkes Bay because of the incredible atmosphere that the beach has here.

The menu has some excellent vegan options alongside plenty of more carnivorous choices.

Book a table in advance and specify you want one overlooking the water and get there for sunset.

The view is impressive, and the fantastic food and the drinks make the night perfect at Muntigs.

Where Is It? 8.679771, 115.443398 Jungutbatu, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771

Online: Muntigs

Muntigs Lembongan

Bakung Beach Bar & Warung

You know what to expect at a warung, and Bakung Beach Bar does not disappoint.

You get cold beer and excellent local dishes for a very reasonable price (though we confess, we wish the portions were just a little more significant).

They have good Wi-Fi and are okay with digital nomads spending some time working out of the bar.

So, why not do your emails and enjoy a few sundowners before heading home?

Where Is It? Jl. Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Bakung Beach Bar

The Island Ceningan Beach Bar

OK, it’s out of the way, but you’ll love this little beach bar if you try to get to it.

You can rest in a hammock and lazily sway back and forth with a cocktail or opt for a swing in the sea!

If you’re dressed for it, you can also use their pool, which is a decent size and ideal for a hot, sunny day.

The sunsets here are super impressive and don’t have any of that haze you get closer to the mainland.

Where Is It? Jl. Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: Facebook 

The Island Ceningan Beach Bar

Mista Ceningan Beach Bar

We like their modern take on Indonesian food at this attractive little bar; our kids loved it.

It’s a very family-friendly place, and they will even lend you towels if your kids want to splash in their pool!

The view from this restaurant is lush, with an unspoiled vista across the ocean.

They have sun loungers available for their guests, too. So, relax and let the world go by.

Where Is It? 8C2W+56F, Jl. Nusa Ceningan, Lembongan, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Mista Ceningan Beach Bar

Santhi Bar, Lovina

This little beach bar sits on the corner of a line of local restaurants, and we found it clean and welcoming.

It’s tiny, but if you want local comfort food and some cheap Bintangs, you’ll find it to your taste.

We also found that they do an excellent breakfast and supply some of the best coffee in Bali to wash it down.

The white sand of the local beach calls to us, and when the sun sets, it’s spectacularly pretty.

Where Is It? R2QF+GV8, Jl. Binaria Jl. Desa Kalibukbuk-Anturan, Anturan, Kec. Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81151, Indonesia

Online: Facebook 

Santhi Bar, Lovina

Sindy Surf & Beach Bar

This female-run bar is famous for being friendly and welcoming. They also won’t be pushy and try and sell you stuff you don’t need, which is a nice change for a bar on Kuta Beach.

If you love to surf and enjoy a few icy Bintangs while you do, then you’ll be in heaven here.

They provide very comfortable seating under the shade of local palm trees, which is what island life is all about.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Kuta No.32, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Sindy Surf Beach Bar

Simpson’s Kuta Beach

This lovely little beach bar is run by Simpson & Robbie, and they’re very friendly and chatty.

You can hire a surfboard here and get lessons, too, making it a great place to start surfing.

Kids are welcome, the beach makes an excellent place to enjoy and explore while staying close to mum and dad.

This is the kind of place to sink a few cold Bintangs while watching the waves splash on the shore.

Where Is It? 75G9+PR2 beach Boardwalk, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Simpson's Kuta Beach

Ella N Dut Beach Bar

Ella and Dut are indeed the owners of this bar and we have to say that Dut seems to be the happiest person in Bali for it.

We’ve never known Dut to do anything but smile and be kind and helpful.

It’s a superb little bar in Legian to enjoy a cold one on the beach at sunset and you just know you’re going to come back again and again.

We like that it’s always super clean and the prices are very reasonable, you’re not going to end up broke here.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Legian, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Facebook 

Ella N Dut Beach Bar

Summer House Beach Bar

This little bar on Double Six Beach can deliver ice-cold beers with aplomb, and they’re also open for surfing lessons.

Jimmy and Dedy run the place; they’re very friendly, professional and efficient. They’ll be happy to keep solo travellers in conversation, too.

The bar has a friendly atmosphere, and we’ve found that it’s a solid way to meet new friends on the island.

We like that the prices are very reasonable too, in stark contrast to some of their neighbours.

Where Is It? 75X7+V6W, Legian, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Instagram 

Summer House Beach Bar

The Deck Beach Bar Legian

This little bar has only been open for a while on Double Six Beach.

They often have an unofficial open mic night, and people bring their guitars to the beach and have a post-sundown sing-a-long.

You can easily relax or join in with the fun, and there’s no doubt that you can get some exciting cocktails here to help make that choice.

We wish the seating were a little bit more comfortable.

Where Is It? Opposite Jayakarta Hotel, Jl. Pantai Legian, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Online: N/A

The Deck Beach Bar Legian

Telu @ Four Seasons Resort Bali, Jimbaran Bay

As you might expect from one of Bali’s most expensive beach resorts, Telu is an upscale cocktail bar with stunning beach views.

We love their signature cocktails, and the Coral Guardian, made of Palwana Arak, Spiced Nusa Cana, Panda, Peanuts, Lime & Dragon Fruit Jam, is exceptional.

You won’t find it anywhere else in Bali but Telu, either.

They can also offer cocktail-making classes if you want to learn how to make authentic Indonesian drinks when you return home.

Where Is It? Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Four Seasons 

Telu Four Seasons

The Reef @ Apurva Kempinski Bali

The reef is one of the most elegant places for a sundowner in Bali. It’s also one of the most expensive.

The Kempinski aims to push from 5-star to 6-star (there’s no actual 6-star hotel rating, mind you, but since Dubai called the Burj Dubai a 6-star hotel, luxury brands have aspired to it).

And if you want some time on a lovely beachfront, shaded by tropical gardens and trees? You might think they’ve achieved it too.

The Kempski also has an excellent range of dining options once you’ve finished lazing around in the sun for the day.

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Kempinski 

Reef Beach Club

Warung Pantai

This is your traditional bean bag in the sand-type beach shack bar, and it’s great.

They’re open from breakfast, and the food is delicious and reasonably priced.

It’s not the most accessible place to park, so you might need to walk a little to get there.

The sunset is lovely, and you will get authentic Balinese service here.

Where Is It? Jl. Batu Belig No.37, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: N/A

Warung Pantai


This place can look deserted from the main road, but be aware it won’t be.

The food is excellent here, and our German friend says the schnitzel here is better than anything he ever had in Germany or Austria!

The spectacular view is best enjoyed perched in a wicker chair watching the sunset.

It’s also an excellent place for a romantic meal with someone special. It’s never too noisy or crowded.

Where Is It? Jl. Yeh Gangga I, Barat, Sudimara, Kec. Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82115, Indonesia

Online: Facebook 

Cliffhanger Bali Restaurant Beach Bar

Platinum Bar @ Finns VIP Beach Club

Platinum Bar has spectacular views of the ocean, and it’s one of the most popular bars at Finns because of its gorgeous, extra-spacious layout.

We recommend getting to Finns earlier in the evening if you want, as tables here can fill up very quickly.

Then, it’s time to work through one of the best and most consistent cocktail menus anywhere in the world. Enjoy the happy hour from 7-9 PM!

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Finns Beach Club 

Platinum Bar

Final Thoughts On The Best Beach Bars In Bali

Everyone should come to Finns and enjoy our signature cocktails by the white sand and ocean, but there are many other beach bars to try, too.

There’s something genuinely lovely about how many different beach bars are here in Bali and how they cater to a wide range of clientele and budgets.

If you use our list to find your next spot for a drink, you’ll not be disappointed. Have fun! 

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