For after dark action, few places can rival Bali with its plethora of nightclubs, lounges and bars that get started before the sun even sets and keep on going well after the roosters have already started crowing. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated spot to indulge in bespoke cocktails and funky beats or a place to let your hair down and get faced with friends, you’ll find no shortage of clubs in Bali where you can dance and drink the nights away.
Designed like a cathedral with soaring vaulted ceiling made of glass, Mirror adds a splash of elan to Seminyak’s nightlife scene. Enter through the back of the Garden Bistro on Jalan Petitenget, and you’ll find the cavernous room packed out with party people mingling over martinis and premium spirits, and the dance floor heaving thanks to cutting edge rhythms from internationally renowned DJs.
Head to Woobar around sunset time to indulge in happy hour martinis on the gorgeous patio that overlooks Seminyak beach and the Indian Ocean. Fuel up on tapas and Mediterranean fare outside before heading to the nightclub under the sand to get down on the dance floor to dynamic beats by international DJs. Everywhere you look, you’ll find fab architecture, ultra-modern decor and plenty of cozy corners where you can enjoy intimate conversations over creative cocktails.
Another Seminyak institution, Mint is where the fashionable set go after the restaurants and less lively bars in the area close down. You can expect to find a good mix of expats and well-heeled locals here, as well as stellar cocktails at the huge back-lit glass bar, plenty of sofas for lounging and thumping bass lines that get the crowds up and moving. Weekends are particularly hopping at Mint, as are the nights when they have special guest DJs.
Jenja wins big points for its innovative design both upstairs in their chic restaurant and downstairs in their trendy club. Sit outside and watch the crowds go by on Jalan Nakula just a couple hundred metres from Double Six Beach, or grab a table indoors under the teak wood lattice ceiling and next to the colourful stained glass wall for contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine. After dinner head down to the nightclub for cool cocktails and boss beats by international and local DJs.
There’s a real underground European club vibe going on at Koh, a late-night party spot located on Jalan Dyana Pura, just down a ways from the popular strip of gay bars. The music here is pure EDM, so you can expect trippy acid house and techno, plus a bit of deep house depending on who’s on the decks. The club tends to get a mixed crowd of expats, locals and visiting Jakartans, all looking to get cut loose on the dance floor and meet other party-minded folk.