3 Nightlife Hot Spots in Bali
International DJs and inventive cocktails enliven Bali’s thriving nightlife. Here’s where to let loose and indulge. By Holly McDonald and Jen Lin-liu
The Rock Bar
Offering a stunning location at the base of the sea cliffs at the Ayana resort, the Rock Bar (Jln. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran; +62 361 702 222; ayanaresort.com/rockbarbali) gives you a chance to get up close and personal with crashing waves while enjoying delicious cocktails and tapas. A steep inclinator shuttles visitors to the secluded locale, and live bands and DJs on the weekends add to the vibe.
The Woo Bar
The Woo Bar (W Retreat and Spa Bali, Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak; +62 361 473 8106; starwoodhotels.com) overlooks the ocean and a lagoon-like pool that snakes around the resort. A revolving mix of international DJs livens up the dance floor on Fridays while the Monday through Thursday happy hour offers two for one drinks and complimentary tapas.
Right next door is Potato Head (Jln. Petitenget, Seminyak; +62 361 473 7979; ptthead.com), one of the newer beach-club-cum-nightclub venues in Bali. Built out of 18th-cenutry teak shutters collected from the Indonesian archipelago and decorated with retro furnishings, the venue attracts posh locals and visitors, who flock to the infinity pool during the day and the dance floor by night.