From cutting-edge theatrical cocktails to nostalgic fun drinks in a sophisticated atmosphere, Bali has everything that the discerning cocktail drinker could ask for.
Our guide to the best cocktail bars in Bali will help you track down the perfect signature cocktail for your taste buds.
Whether you seek an intimate cocktail den in a speakeasy-style lounge or a rather busier environment, we’ve got you covered.
Our 34 Favourite Cocktail Bars In Bali And Their Signature Cocktails
When it comes to the best cocktails in Bali, Friends Bar is definitely a must-visit. As the new kid in town, it has quickly gained popularity among locals and tourists alike. With its stylish interior, Friends Bar offers a unique and trendy atmosphere.
What sets it apart from other bars in Canggu is that it truly embodies the local spirit. The cocktails served here are known for their strength and exceptional flavors. Two standout favorites among patrons are the outstanding Margarita and the refreshing Hibiscus Sour.
Moreover, the staff at Friends Bar are incredibly friendly and welcoming. They go the extra mile to make you feel at home, and you’ll be impressed by their ability to remember your name even if there are weeks between your visits.
To add to the experience, they offer a happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, making it the perfect spot to enjoy after a long day of exploring Bali.
If you love ocean views and beautiful sunsets at your bars in Bali, you’ll probably enjoy visiting Hippie Fish.
Their creative cocktails can keep you entertained for hours, and there’s a very respectable wine list to work through too.
Their Not So Classic Negroni is as near to perfect as possible. If you want something more unusual, try their lime juice, coconut and white rum combo of a Frozen Coconut Daiquiri, which is awesome in the Bali heat.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.171, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Online: Hippie Fish
As you’d expect for a bar in the Four Seasons Resort, this is a very classy affair and their expertly crafted cocktails are more than just a mix shaken for a bit before being poured into a glass.
They age their classic cocktail mix in a barrel made of local woods for 30 days or more to ensure you get a smoother but more interesting flavour from the ingredients.
Glitzy cocktails don’t come better than their Hanky Panky, which just brims with flavour and subtle notes of gin.
Where Is It? Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Online: Four Seasons
This is one of the best-kept secrets regarding bars in Bali. It’s a bar that lurks beneath The Deck restaurant in Nusa Lembongan and it’s worth the trip out to that island by itself!
If you need help figuring out where to start, opt for the Angostura bitters, orange peel syrup and Glen Moray combination, The Lossie Haze.
There’s no finer taste of Scotland to be found anywhere in Bali.
Where Is It? 8CCV+5MH, Unnamed Road, Jungutbatu, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia
Online: The Howff
It won’t come as a huge surprise to learn that Revolver’s signature cocktail is an espresso martini and is perfect.
They use their in-house cold-drip coffee (which is fantastic in its own right) and combine it with coffee liqueur and the essential vodka to deliver a cold and endlessly sippable winner.
We recommend going on Friday nights, which have a great party atmosphere.
We like the food at Revolver too, which is always served in generous portions and is never pretentious.
Where Is It? Jl. Kayu Aya No.Gang 51, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Aperitif Bar Bali
As you might expect, the Aperitif Bar is one of the most abundant cocktail bars in Bali. After all, they named it after the pre-dinner drink.
It’s gorgeous. The bar is meant to whet your appetite for their famous fine dining restaurant, full of Hollywood glamour and colonial appeal.
For us, each cocktail here is a truly special experience. The Composer, for example, is a tribute to Colin McPhee.
Colin was the first person to do deep research into Bali’s local music scene and he was also a composer in his own right.
It sees Pandan Whiskey with a touch of caramel, blended with coffee incense, Mezcal and Fernet Branca and comes presented in the most dramatic of ways.
Where Is It? Br. Nagi, Jl. Lanyahan, Petulu, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Online: Aperitif Bar
Rock Bar Bali
The Rock Bar Bali is one of the island’s most famous bars. It’s not named after rock music. The Rock Bar is named after the rock formation from the deck there.
Their “Chasing The Sun” is a spectacular combination of 8 different ingredients, including the freshest local pineapple juice, lemon juice, Reposado Tequila, agave nectar, and more.
Just get there at sunset and sip your cocktail as you’re serenaded by the waves of the Indian Ocean, lapping at the rocks before you.
Where Is It? Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
We love a truly theatrical cocktail experience in Bali. And Woobar’s “Balinese Ritual” is all about that spectacle.
It comes in a haze of smoke and combines a wonderful set of Balinese-inspired ingredients, including gin, a local liqueur and dry vermouth.
Everyone wants, at least, one of these for their Instagram feed. It beats a sparkling infinity pool as the ultimate in Bali shots.
Sip it slowly and gaze out over the Indian Ocean, contemplating just how fortunate we are to be here now.
Where Is It? Jalan Petitenget Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua
This sophisticated bar in The St. Regis Bali Resort in Nusa Dua is one of the best bars in Bali.
We go for their take on the Bloody Mary, the Bali Mary.
It sees a combination of cucumber and Jicama (a local fruit) creating a version of this classic cocktail, the best tomato juice cocktail on the planet.
We recommend visiting for brunch and making a day of the Bali Mary and this fine location.
Where Is It? Kawasan Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia
This place is all about the gangster paradise cocktails.
Their New York-themed speakeasy is the sort of place that you’d expect to run into Al Capone having a drink back in the day.
Thankfully, there’s no actual mob activity here and the only thing you’re risking is some experimental sipping lounge-inspired cocktails making you merry.
Everyone raves about the Wild Turkey Negroni, which sees a bourbon-inspired twist on a classic cocktail that ups its game.
Where Is It? Petitenget St No.7, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Mama San is one of the best cocktail bars in Bali and it has become an icon on the serious cocktail scene.
You’ll know why when you try the pear and sparkling wine mix that makes up their Thyme Spritz.
However, those in the know say that the real star of the show here is the completely classy Botanical Garden cocktail.
If you’re searching for some great late-night entertainment, invite your friends and take them to Mama San for some awesome craft cocktails.
Where Is It? Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.135, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Mama San
Lacalita Bar Y Cocina
There’s a bit of a trend in Bali to open Mexican places and if you’re looking for the best of the Mexican bars in Bali, it’s got to be Lacalita.
We love their Taco Tuesday special, which delivers a great deal on tacos and spicy margaritas.
Yes, here the margarita is far more than the original Mexican creation and we love the touch of Jalapeno, which elevates a classic to legendary status.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.68, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The Shady Pig
The Shady Pig’s most famous cocktail is the Sexy Colada. If you want to try it, you must book in advance and obtain the password to get in.
Don’t worry, though. If a thoroughly deconstructed Pina Colada isn’t your idea of a good time, their mixologists will be happy to create something tailored to your tastes.
There are no rules at The Shady Pig. Experimentation is very much the order of the day when it comes to creating incredible concoctions that will blow your mind.
Where Is It? Taman Tamora, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80111, Indonesia
The Shady Fox
The Shady Family is one of the most popular chains of bars in Bali and deservedly so.
The Shady Fox is their second entry on our list, and we recommend trying their “Queen of Heart”.
The combination of their house-distilled berry gin with lime, wine and liqueur is a real knockout.
We love the illegal gaming room theme here too, but be aware that it is a theme. There’s no actual gambling going on.
Where Is It? Jl. Tukad Pingai, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
The Shady Flamingo
The Seminyak branch of The Shady Group is The Shady Flamingo. As always, you must book in advance to obtain the password.
When you do, they’ve got some incredible cocktails that are themed on real-life characters. We enjoyed Marilyn’s Spritz, which was as bubbly as the star herself.
We could also spend a very happy evening necking Bugsy’s Old Fashioneds like they were going out of fashion.
Where Is It? Jl. Petitenget No.777, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Ubud is famous for its sleepy, relaxed feel and many people detox and purify themselves after a year in the office being slowly poisoned by modern life.
Not us, though. We prefer to go to the stunning setting that is Jungle Fish and kick back in the jungle, lounging by their infinity pool and enjoying some of the best drinks in Bali.
Try the Petanu River. It’s a vodka cocktail with an eclectic mix of raspberry, citrus juice, mint, kombucha and tepache to create something you can enjoy all day.
Where Is It? Jl. Raya Sebali, Keliki, Kec. Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
The Bloody Mary at Sea Circus is exactly as it should be and we love that they add a little homemade horseradish to give it a bit more kick.
You will never feel out of place here downing Bloody Marys, even if you’re doing it at 10 a.m. to chase away last night’s hangover with the hair of the dog.
Where Is It? Jl. Kayu Aya No.22, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesi
Online: Sea Circus
This Mexican place is set back from Seminyak’s usual bustle; if you want a relaxing afternoon with tapas and cocktails, it’s a great choice.
Try their house Mexicola Kiss, which is so fruity and refreshing that it feels like you’re drinking a bit of island life with each sip.
Where Is It? Jl. Kayu Jati No.9X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Motel Mexicola
La Favela is a restaurant and nightclub; as you might expect, they know what they’re doing regarding cocktails.
Nothing stands out on their cocktail list, as everything is good and reasonably priced.
Rub shoulders with Bali’s Bohemian set as you grab a solid Mojito.
Where Is It? Jalan Laksamana Oberoi No.177X, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Online: La Favela
Red Carpet Champagne Bar
If you like a bit of sparkling champagne in your cocktails, where better to go than a bar with champagne in the name?
It’s a pleasant place with an intimate vibe that ensures guests have a great time and leave a little tipsy.
Try the Red Carpet Fizz, which sees Grand Marnier, pomegranate juice and fresh strawberry share the stage with the champagne.
Where Is It? Jl. Kayu Aya No.42, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Red Carpet
OPIA stands out in the local cocktail scene thanks to its emphasis on molecular cocktails. Everything they serve is made for Instagram.
They even have a fixed-price cocktail pairing menu to go with a meal there. You can’t beat that, right?
Their Batur Negroni and Ginbaran cocktails show how much effort they put in to add a local touch.
Where Is It? Jl. Bukit Permai No.2, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
18th Rooftop Bar
You can go right with an espresso martini at the 18th Rooftop Bar.
It’s a lovely mix of East and West decor and one of the best places to watch the sunset in Seminyak.
Where Is It? Jl. Sunset Road, Seminyak, Kerobokan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: The Trans
Do you want 1920s cool and a list of classic cocktails that any rock star would be happy to use? Head to Sling Bar.
We’re a huge fan of their whisky sours, which make us feel like Don Draper in the tropics.
Where Is It? Jl. Double Six No.66, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
L’Atelier by Cyril Kongo
As you’d expect at The Apurva Kempinski, this is a cocktail bar and a half. The art is from Cyril Kongo, a world-famous street artist, and the bar celebrates his love of flavours, colours and cigars.
While we smoke a Cohiba, we love a Porcini Fusion as its combination of porcini, bourbon, ginger and angostura is smoky enough to make it all gel perfectly.
Where Is It? Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
The Tree Bar at Maya Sanur is our go-to for great cocktails, but any of their bars will be able to make you a memorable drink.
Try the Magnifico, which is a rum-based cocktail with an emphasis on fruit and brem Bali.
Where Is It? Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.89M, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Online: Maya Resorts
Kuta Social Club
If you’re seeking a cocktail to be seen at this rooftop bar, we would opt for the Strawberry Margarita, one of the most ornately presented cocktails ever.
Remember to photograph it for Instagram before you drink it because it will only last a while to melt.
Where Is It? Rooftop, Mamaka by Ovolo, Jl. Pantai Kuta No.32, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
You can’t beat Naughty Nuri’s if you want some silliness with your cocktails.
You can get your name on the wall for drinking four of their giant-sized cocktails in one sitting, and they do a “Shake Shake” dance each time you order a margarita! And it never gets old, oddly.
Where Is It? Jalan Mertanadi No. 62 Kerobokan Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Naughty Nuri’s
Don’t just drink cocktails. Visit this bar between 4 and 5 p.m. on a Friday and they’ll teach you how to make cocktails.
Learn to combine exotic ingredients with old-school cocktail-making techniques to create something wonderful.
Where Is It? Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Online: Copper Ubud
We’ve never had a better Singapore Sling in Bali than the one they make at Konsep Lounge.
It perfectly balances the cherry liquor’s sweetness with the other ingredients’ bitterness. Wow.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.58, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Batik Restaurant Bar
This unpretentious setting disguises their making the best Pina Colada on the island.
Enjoy the nod to the island culture while enjoying an incredible drink.
Where Is It? Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Bali, 80361, Indonesia
If you’re seeking something different, may we recommend the Mixed Berry and Rosemary Caipiroska here?
Leblon is an elegant lounge that aims to innovate on already awesome cocktails and we think it succeeds in this objective.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.108, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
One of our favourite Indonesian-inspired cocktails can be found at LACI. It’s their Rujak Rum.
They infuse the rum with local pineapple before serving it with passionfruit and shichimi. It has a super refreshing taste.
We love drinking it after a day in the Bali sun.
Where Is It? Jl. Munduk Catu No.88X, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The Junction House
If you want something that screams “authentically Asian” you can’t go wrong with the Lychee Madness.
This places the lychees centre stage amid vodka, pineapple juice, lime, triple sec, and blue caracao. You’re sure to be impressed.
Where Is It? In front of Seminyak Square, Kayu Aya No.3 Seminyak Kerobokan Kelod Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: The Junction House
For a local twist on the Whisky Sour head to Mild. There, you will find their Ubud Sour waiting for you in all its glory.
Their mix of vodka, Cointreau, Aperol, Angostura and lemon is sure to make you feel happy and relaxed.
Where Is It? Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80754, Indonesia
Online: Mild Ubud
If you were thinking of Italian food and classic Italian cocktails, you would enjoy Portofino Ubdu.
The Negroni Sbagliato here is a complete winner and the sparkling combination of ingredients practically dances on your palate.
Where Is It? Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
FINNS Beach Club
We like to think that the best place to enjoy cocktails is at one of our 9 cocktail bars at the world’s best beach club.
You can watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean and work your way through the cocktail menu, or talk to our mixologists and see if they can help you come up with some ideas for what to try.
At FINNS, we’re all about maintaining amazing standards regarding our mixes. We want you to have the time of your life.
There is simply no better beach club experience to round off a day with cocktails in Bali.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
What Is The National Drink Of Bali?
Arak is the national drink of Bali and it’s made from fermented white rice.
If you can find somewhere serving house-infused arak cocktails, you’ll be amazed at how good fermented white rice tastes.
What Bar In Bali Do You Get A Tattoo With Every Cocktail?
There is only one bar in Bali that offers free tattoos and it’s Pretty Poison, a great skater’s bar.
It doesn’t make our list of the best cocktail bars in Bali because its cocktails are more serviceable and huge than stylish creations for a playful night out.
However, we would note that they don’t give a free tattoo with every cocktail.
It’s a promotion they run on certain nights and you normally have to buy food rather than drinks to qualify.
What Alcohol Is Safe To Drink In Bali?
Almost all alcohol sold through legal channels in Bali will be safe to drink (unless you consume far too much of it – alcohol poisoning is real).
However, you should never purchase homemade alcohol or buy from unofficial channels where the price is far too low for what you’re purchasing.
Only some can make a $2 bottle of Jack Daniels, for example, because Jack Daniels distillery costs are more than $2.
If you purchase these drinks, you risk contamination with methanol and ethylene glycol.
Both of these alcohols will get you drunk, and then they will kill you by destroying your liver in a single night. It’s not worth the risk.
Final Thoughts On The Best Signature Cocktail Bars In Bali
As you can see, you have many great options for cocktail bars in Bali. We hope to see you at FINNS sipping our signature cocktails for a sunset or two.
But whatever you choose, you’re bound to have a great time and Bali is all about great times.
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