The Ultimate Guide To Canggu Nightlife 2024: Where To Find A Hot Party In The Hippest Part Of Bali

Canggu is now, officially, the most happening area in Bali and that means Canggu nightlife is rising up to the challenge of keeping things that way.

Whether you want a great time at the world’s best beach club or are looking for a few cocktails with friends or even a pool table and/or beer pong and a few beers, you’ll find it Canggu.

There are plenty of happy hours to choose from, good music and some of the best nightlife in Bali. So, check out our guide and come to the party all night long!

Where Are The Main Party Areas In Canggu?

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The best places to party in Canggu are around Berawa Beach, Batu Bolong Beach and Echo Beach.

So, if you’re nearby, then you’re in the heart of the action already and you can probably walk to a great party.

However, if you’re not, then don’t worry, you’re only a short Grab ride away from the action and that won’t break the bank.

Canggu Nightlife Need-To-Knows & Safety Tips

There are a few things you should know before you go out and party in Canggu.

  • The legal drinking age – it’s 21. You’ll probably never be asked for ID in any of the Canggu nightlife spots, but it’s better to be safe than sorry and carry it with you.

  • Don’t drink and drive – not only is this dangerous to others but it will also invalidate your insurance. Unless you have a few hundred thousand dollars to waste in the event of a crash (and you don’t because you wouldn’t even consider a scooter if you did), it’s a bad idea.

  • Use Grab or Gojek – ride-sharing apps are cheaper than taxis, run fewer risks of getting you ripped off and don’t even require cash. Getting between venues is way safer in a car than on a scooter.

  • On a scooter, wear a helmet – not only will this ensure that you’re insured but it will stop you from being harrassed by the police and fined too.

  • Keep your possessions close – most nights in the Canggu nightlife are way safer than they are at home but petty crime is real in Bali and it’s best to keep an eye on your things and keep them close by to avoid pickpockets and bag snatchers.

How Much Will It Cost To Party In Canggu?

Alcohol in Bali is not as expensive as it is in most Western nations but it’s not always cheap.

A local beer in a supermarket is a couple of dollars but in a high-end nightclub, the same beer might cost $7-$9.

Cocktails tend to start at around $10 and work their way up from there, though happy hour prices can be more reasonable.

You also need to factor in the cost of ride-shares, etc. but you shouldn’t need to spend too much money on the Canggu nightlife options to have a great time.

Our Guide To The Best Beach Bars, Nightclubs & More In Canggu

The Ultimate Party: FINNS Beach Club

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The biggest night out in Canggu is always the one at FINNS. FINNS is the world’s best beach club, not just in Bali and the scale of this amazing place is incredible.

There are 10 bars including 2 swim-up bars in their 2 of the 3 beachfront infinity pools, 3 restaurants.

In addition, they have 10 house DJs, many more visiting DJs, and a host of local and international vocalists too.

Unlike many beach clubs in Bali, there’s no entrance fee to FINNS and you only pay for what you consume!

That means you tailor the party to your needs.

There’s not even a minimum spend unless you want to book some of the more luxury seating and even then, you will only pay for drinks and food never to get in or to sit down.

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

Online: FINNS

 
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The Next Level: FINNS VIP Beach Club

FINNS VIP Beach Club takes the FINNS experience to the next level by getting you access to top-notch seating and more of the FINNS experience.

VIP guests also get plenty of freebies during their stay and FINNS even has a sunglasses cleaning service for VIPs, free of charge!

It’s the best party spot in Bali and possibly, in the world. You come to FINNS for a good time and have the most memorable time of your lif.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa Banjar Berawa No.5, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: FINNS

Deus Ex Machina – Aussie Motorsports Heaven

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This cool cafe with a motorbike theme is part shop, part workshop and part bar.

It’s a great place to have pitchers of cocktails while rubbing shoulders with the serious bikers in town.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No.8, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Deus Ex Machina

707 Beachberm: Basic Beach Bar Goodness

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This beach bar is so laid back that it’s almost horizontal. It’s between Seminyak and Canggu and you can chill on the beach on beanbags as you watch the sun go down.

The food is simple stuff with an emphasis on “surfer bites”, it’s a pretty cheap night out and has a very calm atmosphere.

Where Is It? Jl. Batu Belig No.33 A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Gimme Shelter: Live Music And Open Mic Sessions

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If you want live music then Gimme Shelter has bands on Wednesday and Saturday with an open mic on Mondays.

There’s a good value happy hour between 10 and 11 p.m. and it’s affordable all night long.

Where Is It? Munggu, Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Online: Facebook

Lacalita Bar Y Cocina: Mexican Vibes 

This Mexican-themed restaurant is a popular nighttime spot for chilling over cocktails (happy hour is 5-7 pm.) and they regularly have specials that run all night long too.

We love their Sangria Saturdays. They’re amazing value!

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.68, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Lacalita Bar

Luigi’s Hot Pizza: Great Pizza And Fun

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Luigi’s was the first bar in Canggu to really come alive on Monday nights.

It’s a popular place for its huge pizzas that you can share over a few beers and then dance the night away to live tunes from local DJs.

Where Is It? Jalan Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Online: Luigi’s

Miss Fish: Japanese Food & Popular DJs

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Miss Fish is a Japanese restaurant but it has DJs on call most nights and the party never seems to end in this place.

It attracts a lot of the fashionistas from the local music scene.

Just don’t go on a Monday, it’s closed.

Where Is It? Berawa Beach, Jl. Raya Semat No.4, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Miss Fish

 

The Shady Pig: The Shady Family’s Canggu Top Spot

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The Shady Pig is a serious speakeasy environment that believes in experimenting with cocktails to find the perfect recipe for each guest.

They make their own spirits and distil, ferment, infuse and more on-site too. It’s a lot of fun.

Where Is It? Taman Tamora, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80111, Indonesia

Online: Shady Pig

Sand Bar Canggu: Late Night Everything Goes Spot

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Sand Bar is where you go when everywhere else has closed. It’s a beach party to end all beach parties.

Things get pretty wild at this venue and let’s be clear about this, this is for hardcore drinkers only.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Island Beach Bar: Techno Music And Trash

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This venue isn’t far from Sand Bar and it’s got a very heavy emphasis on banging techno from its decks.

If that’s your cup of tea, it’s probably the only place that plays as much techno in Canggu.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Xbar: Batu Bolong Beach Open-Air Fun 

Xbar used to be a mini-mart. Then, people in Canggu started to drop by for a pre-night-out drink because it was cheaper than the bars.

Somebody saw it and thought, why not make it a bar, instead? And so, they did.

Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.117, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Xbar

Behind The Green Door: Upmarket Speakeasy Scene

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If you want a stylish speakeasy with cool people and a refined and intimate experience, then Behind The Green Door is great.

You will need to drop them a line to get the password before you go, though.

Where Is It? Jl. Subak Sari No.90a, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Revolver Espresso: Martinis In A Coffee Shop?

Yes! If you want coffee-themed drinks, then the evening happy hours here are great.

Revolver sheds its daytime coffee shop image, gets with the party and goes until late!

Where Is It? Jl. Nelayan No.5, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Online: Revolver

Penny Lane: When You Want To Be Seen Having A Good Time

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This is a swish-resto bar with an emphasis on the too-cool-for-school fashion crowd. You go to Penny Lane to be seen, so make sure to dress up to the nines.

They do some great tapas and have a lovely interior and a buzzing bar area every night.

Where Is It? Jl. Munduk Catu No.9, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Online: Penny Lane

The Bench: Late Night Sports Bar Action

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If you just want craft beer and live sports, The Bench is the late-night choice in Canggu. They can show most sporting events (just ask if there’s something you really want to see).

They do some great bar food too and the burgers and nachos are a win after a few beers.

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

Online: The Bench

The Barn: British Pub Vibes

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The Barn is your classic British-style gastropub. So, you know what to expect – solid homestyle food, a good range of beers, conversation and some pub games.

It’s very good at what it does and it’s a nice place for beer and conversation on a Canggu evening.

Where Is It? Jl. Lkr. Nelayan, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Online: The Barn

The Shady Fox: The Other Shady Canggu Haunt

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This is the other Shady Group speakeasy in the neighbourhood, we think it’s got more visual appeal than The Shady Pig but it’s not quite as crazy when it comes to cocktail creations.

It’s the ideal venue for a small group or a romantic date. It’s chic and sophisticated, looks great on your Instagram and never gets overwhelming or unpleasant.

Where Is It? Jl. Tukad Pingai, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Online: Instagram

Friends Bar: A Great Place To Start The Night

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Friends is one of the newest and coolest additions to the Canggu nightlife scene.

They have some amazing plant-based bar snacks (and now, they have meat-based offerings too) and drinking here is an experience that’s worth savouring.

It’s the perfect spot for a warm-up before visiting FINNS too! But most of all, it’s the best place to party until dawn.

While there is an official closing time, a little bird tells us that the team at Friends Bar will be only too happy to hang around until the majority of people want to go home.

We’ve heard tales of people partying through to sunrise at Friends! That’s the way to do it!

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

Online: Friends Bar

FAQs

Does Canggu Have Good Nightlife?

Yes, Canggu nightlife is as good as the nightlife anywhere else in Bali and whether you want stylish lounging spaces, gourmet bites, signature cocktails, great music or something else completely, you can find it in Canggu.

Is Canggu A Party Place?

Not so long ago, we’d have said, sort of. But now? Canggu nightlife is definitely all about a great party scene and a ton of fun. The biggest parties and biggest nights take place at FINNS but there are plenty of bars and pubs where you can enjoy good cocktails and have a good late night time with friends all over Canggu.

Is Nightlife Better In Canggu or Seminyak?

Canggu. Canggu nightlife beats Seminyak nightlife because Canggu is more relaxed and about having a good time whereas Seminyak is all about being seen to have a good time.

There’s nothing wrong with that, mind you, we’ve had some nice nights out in Seminyak but Canggu is better now.

Which Area Has The Best Nightlife In Bali?

We think Canggu. Of course, we’re biased because we know that FINNS is the best place to party in Bali. Particularly if you’re in the mood for local and international DJs and some of the finest vocal work on the island.

However, we would note that the scene here has evolved recently and Canggu’s nightlife scene is the newest and freshest in Bali too.

Where To Party on Saturday In Canggu?

FINNS, of course. FINNS is the best place to party in Canggu every night but it’s busiest on weekends and you can have a great time dancing to live music and enjoying a great mix of sounds from the latest house and EDM tracks (no hip hop). So, spend your Saturday Night at FINNS and your Monday night too, if you can.

Which Area Is Best For Clubbing In Bali?

We’d say Canggu because clubbing at FINNS is a unique experience. There are still more clubs in Kuta and Seminyak but they’re not as much fun.

Why Is Canggu So Popular?

Canggu has only recently become popular and that’s partly because it was less developed, so a lot of new businesses have moved to Canggu and the whole area feels fresh and exciting.

How Do You Get A Ticket For FINNS?

We accept walk-ins but the truth is that we get booked out a lot, particularly on weekends and around major holidays.

The easiest way to ensure you will get in is to place a booking on the FINNS website. You can ensure you get the best experience by booking at FINNS VIP Beach Club.

Final Thoughts On Canggu Nightlife

There was a time when Canggu nightlife was something of an afterthought, but no more. Canggu’s time has come and it’s starting to become the most popular spot on the island.

We think there’s a good reason for that and it’s because the party vibe here is less pretentious than in Seminyak and not overcrowded like it can be in Kuta.

Many people come to Canggu for a wild night and find that the combination of live DJs, experimental cocktails, a free tattoo, etc. transforms their world completely.

If you do come to Canggu, we’re sure we’ll see you at FINNS beach club because it’s the best beach club, not just in Bali, but the world and the dance floor is always heaving.