The 26 Best Bars Bali Guide: Simply The Finest Places To Quench Your Thirst On The Island
The 26 Best Bars Bali Guide: Simply The Finest Places To Quench Your Thirst On The Island
Welcome to Bali! We’ve got so many bars here that it might take a lifetime to try them all.
You probably don’t have a lifetime to dedicate to that, so we sent out our team to work out the best bars in Bali for you, and this is what they learned.
The Best Bars In Bali: 26 Awesome Cocktail Bars, Rooftop Bars, Speakeasy Bars & More
Finns Beach Club Bars: The Best Beach Club Bars In Bali
With Flippas, our surf deck bar, Manta Bar, our lounge bar, two pool bars, and 5 other bars. You can’t go wrong with Finns as a choice for a drink in Canggu.
Why not have a cold beer before jumping in our infinity pools and then enjoy some craft cocktails from our beach club mixologists?
We offer daytime drinks and late-night entertainment. Invite your friends and have an amazing time under the palm trees, drinking in sunset views, grooving to international DJs and vocalists, and munching on gourmet bites.
Finns have it all for playful nighttimes, and it’s the ideal party spot for golden hour and beyond. The extended opening hours give you plenty of time to work out which of our bars serves the very best cocktails, too.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Finns Beach Club
Friends Bar Bali: Hipster Cool On The Island
Sometimes, you want a bar that has an edge to it, and that’s where Friends Bar comes in. It oozes modern cool, and it’s perfect for a warm-up session or the main event.
Work through the cocktail menu or go with tasty snacks and beers. There’s no pretentiousness here. You do, and it will be great.
Their super menu is one of the tastiest plant-based menus on the island, too.
Where Is It? Jl. Subak Sari, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Friends Bar
Behind The Green Door: Cool Cocktail Bar
This lovely speakeasy-style lounge is one of the best bars in Canggu, and they have an award-winning mixologist on hand to ensure that creative cocktails are the name of the game.
Suppose you’re looking for a cocktail bar that is chic and inviting but exclusive. This could be somewhere to go. Just make sure you know the password to get in…
Where Is It? Jl. Subak Sari No.90a, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The Back Room @ Mason: Fine Dining Restaurant And One Of The Best Bars In Bali
Fruity cocktails rather than theatrical cocktails are the way they like to roll at The Back Room. It’s one of the best cocktail bars around in the back of one of the best restaurants in town.
We love sipping their signature cocktails in their air-conditioned interior as a break from the heat of the Bali day.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.39a, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: The Back Room
Roots: Going Local Is Awesome
There’s a heavy emphasis on local Indonesian ingredients and plant-based ideas at Roots, and that’s fine by us.
They’ve got awesome fresh lime juice and passion fruit to put in their innovative cocktails, and they’re not afraid to use variations on classic cocktail ingredients either, like orange bitters.
Try the Coconut Pandan Negroni and tell us you need to be more impressed.
Where Is It? Roots, Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.121, Pererenan, Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Red Carpet Champagne Bar: Bubbly In The Sun
If you want live music perfectly paired with signature cocktails in one of the best bars in Bali, then you’re looking for the Red Carpet experience.
As you might expect from their name, there’s a big emphasis on champagne here, and we really love their fizzy refreshing concoctions.
The big surprise here is just how good their food menu is. This is one Bali Bar that really works to deliver satisfaction in everything they do.
Where Is It? l. Kayu Aya No.42, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Red Carpet Champagne Bar
The Shady Pig Bali: Live Sounds Speakeasy
The Shady Family has so many different great bars in Bali, and as you might expect from this group, the Shady Pig is all about live bands and nostalgic fun.
The menu features plenty of fine wines and creative ideas for cocktails.
As you’d expect for their speakeasy styling, working out “where is the Shady Pig located” isn’t always easy, but once you’ve found this gem among Bali’s best bars, you won’t stop going back.
Where Is It? Taman Tamora, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80111, Indonesia
Night Rooster Bali: Simply Incredible
Locavore is one of Bali’s best places to eat, and as you’d expect, this is one of the best bars on the island, too.
There are only 40 seats inside, so expect to find yourself in an intimate wooden venue with a real passion for the kinds of cocktails that light up an Instagram feed.
There may only be 10 cocktails on the menu, but each of them is a sensation. Go for the sunset views and majestic ocean views, but Night Rooster is definitely a drinker’s special treat.
Where Is It? Jl. Goutama Sel. No.5, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Online: Night Rooster
40 Thieves: Smoker’s Paradise
Bars in Bali get pretty much the same as the speakeasy that is 40 Thieves. You will find a mix of live bands and DJs most evenings.
The only downside of this Bali bar is that there are no restrictions on smoking. If you’re a smoker, that’s a win. But if you’re not? Pick one of the other best cocktail bars in Bali instead.
Where Is It? Petitenget St No.7, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Jungle Fish Bali: The No Beach Beach Bar
There’s no beach at Jungle Fish, but it tries to pull off the beach bar atmosphere all the same.
Situated in the Chapung Sebali resort, they have a split-level pool bar and restaurant.
The bar features a huge infinity pool on the edge of the ridge, which gazes down into the Osh River Valley below.
Their homemade spiced vermouth and house-fermented ginger beer add a real kick to their cocktails.
Where Is It? Jl. Raya Sebali, Keliki, Kec. Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Segno Bali: A Cocktail Connoisseur’s Paradise
If you take all of the ingredients in your cocktails seriously, you’re going to find Segno to be one of the best bars in Bali.
This comes at a price premium but one we’re happy to pay. Their mixologists are supremely talented, and we could easily drink here all night long, though we usually stop for a warm-up before we go to Finns (because cocktails at a beach bar are our favourite way to spend an evening).
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.91, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
The Iconic Writers Bar: Colonial Style
When you want refined elegance that’s always a cut above, there’s a brand you can always rely on to deliver, and that’s Raffles.
The Iconic Writers Bar is meant to evoke the kind of environment that Orwell or Maugham might have been happy to have a post-writing drink in.
It does so brilliantly, and champagne cocktails at sundown here are a win. Check out the bay views!
Where Is It? Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera No.1A, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Eat & Drink @ The Slow: Pseudo-Surfer Vibes
The Slow is one of the most stylish and expensive hotels on the island, and Eat & Drink is an achingly cool pseudo-surfer hangout.
It’s one of those places you go for your Instagram feed and then find that the food and drinks won’t let you leave because they’re so good.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.97, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: The Slow
Rooftop Sunset Bar @ Double Six: Lounging On Top Of The World
This huge rooftop lounge is the largest in Bali, and it sits above the Double Six beach in Seminyak.
You have a massive choice of different seating options, and their happy hour will help you get in the mood for a night time’s session.
The drinks are fine, but they can’t compete with the view, which is just stunning.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Legian Jl. Double Six No.66, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Double Six Rooftop
Rock Bar Bali @ Ayana Resort & Spa: The Indian Ocean Views
Rock Bar gets very busy, which is probably why it’s on our best bars in Bali list. Its name comes from the local cliff face (which gets a great sunset vibe) that faces the bar, not the music that it plays.
It’s one of the best places for a sundowner anywhere on Earth, and it’s popular because the cocktails are incredible! Try the Rockatonic and see for yourself.
One thing we really like about this bar is that they often have live DJs working the decks from early in the afternoon. It’s good to see somewhere put some real effort into the music for the crowd gathered there.
Where Is It? Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Pretty Poison: No Craft Beer, Just Skaters And Fun
Not every bar is about the drinks. In the case of Pretty Poison, what they’re primarily about is skating and dancing.
It’s also a great place to get a tattoo if that is on your Bali “must-do” list.
But the drinks are just fine. It’s the kind of place where you drink beer from a can or grab a sharing jug of your favourite cocktails.
As you might expect, the pro skaters get the majority of the attention here, which is completely fair as they make for awesome entertainment.
Where Is It? Jl. Pura Dalem, Pangkung Tibah, Kec. Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82115, Indonesia
Ji Terrace By The Sea: Imported Wines And Great Cocktails
This interesting bar with a blend of Japanese and Indonesian themes feels like it’s a world away from the surfer’s paradise, Bali.
We were impressed by their efforts to keep their cocktail list Asian-themed, and the Coco Sexo is a total winner.
It’s a cocktail served in a coconut shell, with vanilla, passion fruit and more going into the mix.
Not only is it a wonderful drink, but there are very few drinks anywhere else on the planet that will look as good in your Instagram feed as it does.
Where Is It? Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Ji Restaurant
Sling Bar @ The Plantation Grill: Identity Confusion Is Fine By Us
Sling Bar sometimes needs clarification as to its identity, which might make it the perfect bar in 2023.
The interior decor is all about 1920s elegance, which really works and makes for some fantastic photos with friends and loved ones.
But the cocktail menu is inspired by rock and roll classics, and while we loved their Purple Haze (a nod to the late, great Jimi Hendrix) is awesome, we’re still determining what that has to do with the 1920s.
Nonetheless, we’d happily go back because whatever the theme clashes may be, the drinks are fantastic. Oh, and it’s above the Plantation Grill, which is a brilliant place to eat, too.
Where Is It? Seminyak, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Plantation Grill
Parachute: Nylon Covered Garden
Where else could you sit in the shade of an actual parachute? Yes, they use a cargo parachute that’s about 65 feet long to serve as an “umbrella” to cover the dining area here.
We love their beer garden, which is the perfect and totally unpretentious way to spend a hot Bali afternoon.
You can play classic games on the lawn here, and the owners say that a lot of people come to learn a bit about the bar’s chickens and ducks, which wander about freely in their organic garden.
Where Is It? Jalan Subak Sari 13 No.8-4, Tibubeneng, North Kuta, Badung, Bali – 80361, Indonesia
The Shady Flamingo: The Ultimate Speakeasy
Yes! It’s a second entry on the list by The Shady Family (and frankly, their Shady Fox could also have cut), and that’s because this is the definitive island speakeasy.
You feel like Humphrey Bogart when you wander into this 1940s L.A.-themed place with plenty of bubbly and cocktails on hand.
If you want your holiday to feel decadent and your Instagram feed to look truly awesome, you can’t go wrong with The Shady Flamingo.
Where Is It? Jl. Petitenget No.777, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
R Bar Renaissance Uluwatu: Day Time Drinking Heaven
Most bars are all about sunsets and evenings, but sometimes, you want a drink during the day and when you do? The R Bar is where to go.
You’ll find plenty of expats, guests and even the occasional local with the same idea here. The drinks are excellent, and the panoramic views from here are awe-inspiring.
If you’re looking for non-alcoholic good times, then their selection of indigenous coffee beans may be the best in Bali.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Balangan I No.1, Ungasan, Uluwatu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Mariott Bonvoy
Aperitif Bar: A Great Bar Beside A Very Fine Restaurant
You don’t have to choose their fine dining restaurant to enjoy the Aperitif experience in Ubud. In fact, if you want a drink, their bar will be very happy to welcome you.
And what a bar it is! They have over 180 different wines taken from some of the finest vineyards in the world! And don’t worry if you want a cocktail. Their Balinese mixologists really know their stuff.
We recommend kicking your evening off with a Tamarillo Negroni, which is a signature cocktail for Aperitif and adds a hint of tamarillo to the classic recipe that really works.
Where Is It? Br. Nagi, Jl. Lanyahan, Petulu, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Woo Bar @ W Bali Seminyak: A Seminyak Icon
Woo Bar is a very popular place to be in Seminyak, and while you may have to deal with some crowding to get served here, it’s worth the effort.
The cocktail menu here is one of the most extensive anywhere on the island, and their bar snacks are really good accompaniments to the drinks.
The chic design is going to look great in your Instagram feed, too. The only downside is that it’s quite a pricey affair.
Where Is It? Jalan Petitenget Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Woo Bar Bali
Room4Dessert: Sweet Treats and Awesome Cocktails
Room4Dessert is the only restaurant in Bali (or possibly anywhere) that is all about serving sweet treats rather than main courses and starters.
Now, while the food is worth every bit of the rave reviews it garners, it’s the drinks that we love.
Each cocktail here is designed to add an accent to the taste of a specific classic dessert, and who wouldn’t love that? Well, we do.
Talk to the Chef, Will Goldfarb, if you want ideas, as he and his team are always happy to help you make the most of your experience at Rooom4Dessert.
Where Is It? Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
No Mas: Super Fun In Ubud
Everyone has a place at No Mas. The music moves from rock to salsa to hip-hop effortlessly, and the cocktails are excellent.
They have a live band every night, and whether you go alone or in company, you will have a great time at No Mas.
Where Is It? Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Online: No Mas
The Sports Bar @ Bistro C In Finns Rec Club: Big Screen Action
There’s always something to watch on the 20 screens around this amazing sports bar in Canggu. It’s the perfect place for an after-workout snack or a few pints while watching the big game.
Speaking of the big game, when there are major events like the soccer World Cup or the AFL finals, you’ll find they set up a massive screen on the beach here, so you don’t miss any of the action.
You’ll love spending time at The Sports Bar in Finns Rec Club.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.15, Canggu, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Bistro C
Final Thoughts On The Best Bars In Bali
Bali is a wonderful tropical island, and people from all over the world come here to chill out and have a good time. That has led to some of the best bars in Southeast Asia opening up in Bali.+
You don’t have to spend your time in one bar area because there are so many great places to choose from.
Just make sure that you stop in at Finns during your time here because it really is the world’s best beach club, and our 9 bars are sure to have something awesome for you.
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