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A checklist: Swanky and stylish Bali bars

Gifted with pearl-sand beaches, crystal clear waters and a gorgeous tropical atmosphere, Bali is the ideal place for you to celebrate life. Relax in the sun and delight in modish cocktails in the beautiful Bali bars. The vibrant sunsets and the friendly Balinese people create the perfect setting for an exciting vacation.

Start unwinding your mind at the Karma Beach!

Commit yourself to a happy and fulfiled lifestyle, where your focus is on the joys and wonders of life. We created a list of the most exquisite and unique bars you should visit while staying in Bali. You can find anything from rooftop marvels to exclusive lounges. These fashionable-yet-refined places will transform your holiday experience.

Karma Beach: One of the finest lush bars in Bali

Our top pick is the Karma Beach, part of the spectacular clifftop resort Karma Kandara in Uluwatu. Embodying the spirit of luxury and creativity of the Karma Group, the club resides on the most beautiful and secluded beach you can find on the island. From all the bars in Bali, this one is the perfect combination of intimacy, beauty, delicious gastronomy, impressive vistas and a pleasurable atmosphere.

The Karma Beach is a high-profile ritzy spot, hidden under an 85-metre granite cliff. The adventure starts from the moment you sit in the cable car and start admiring the colours of the ocean in front of you, listing to the chill music that comes from the bar. Once you get inside the pavilion, you will feel the calm sophistication and buoyant vibe of the space.

During the day, you can enjoy fun water activities like snorkelling, stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, all offered at the beach bar. The menu created by the chefs contains Mediterranean, Indonesian and Asian dishes, with an accent on fresh, local ingredients and native seafood. The Karma Beach features a personal brand of signature cocktails and rich-flavoured coffees.

One of the favourites of the hip international clientele are the movie nights and DJ parties. Theme evenings, cool events and famous DJs frequent this exceptional beach bar. It is highly recommended to book in advance.

Temple Bar & Lounge: Numbered among the best bars in Bali

Set on the rooftop of the famously renowned di Mare restaurant, the Temple Bar & Lounge features a magical Morocco atmosphere, transcending you to the exotic Marrakesh. This unique bar is part of the luxurious Karma Kandara Resort in Uluwatu, and it is one of the best bars in Bali. You should defiitely consider booking a table at this fascinating bar.

The prominent, colourful lanterns and white stone walls will capture your imagination. The breathtaking panorama of the ocean 150 metres high will fill you with awe and incentive. If you are searching for a fine dining experience combined with a charming ambience, you will find both in the Temple Bar & Lounge. Signature cocktails, Tapas and sharing plates cooked with a Middle Eastern twist are served under the moonlight, while live music plays in the background.

Mirror Lounge & Bar: The most famous club in Seminyak

The Mirror Lounge & Bar is an utterly unique experience, recommended for Gothic admirers and party lovers. Set on Seminyak’s main Petitenget route, this Cathedral-turned-nightclub throws some of the best parties in Bali. Decorated with shimmering mosaic walls and tainted glass windows, it is a place where you can dance the night away to industrial, deep bass, house or hip-hop, while enjoying a cool laser show or trapeze artists swinging from the ceiling.

On their calendar, you can find domestic and international DJ nights and a long list of events you should catch up on while vacationing in Bali. The club is very stylish and requires a casual chic dress code. If you intend to experience the Bali nightlife, this is the place to start, where local socialites, expats and international guests gather to dance and have fun until the morning hours.

This premium night bar opens an hour or two before midnight. If you want a VIP party, the lounge part of the club is available only through reservations and booking. The starting price is USD 145. At the bar, you can order almost everything, but the recommendation goes to the signature cocktails Blanc Fleur and Irish Tiramisu.

If you are feeling a bit hungry from all that dancing, you can order small cocktail dishes like beef kebabs, quesadillas, calamari and fries. The first drink fee is USD 10.

Rock Bar Bali: A clifftop expirience in Jimbaran

The Rock Bar Bali is a rooftop marvel, combined with an international DJ scene, delicious cuisine and fantastic views of the ocean. Located on a cliff overlooking the Jimbaran Bay at the Ayana Resort and Spa, the name of the bar is more than suggestive.

It is famous for its signature cocktails and minimalist design with an open-top podium created by Yasuhiro Koichi of the Japanese design studio Spin. The main centrepiece of the bar is made out of recycled glass sticks by the Japanese glass artist Seiki Torige.

In order to get to the Rock Bar, you first have to descend to ascend. Set 14 meters above water and a few meters down from the resort to the cliff, it features natural caves covered in sparkling quartz and sturdy wooden decks where you can sit and enjoy the ocean. The sunset panorama you can catch here is among the best from all Bali bars.

The King Cole Bar: St. Regis in Nusa Dua

If you are searching for an authentic tradition and extravagance, then the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Bali Resort in Nusa Dua is a place for you to visit. They are famous for their martinis and quality champagnes offered in the indoor and outdoor areas. The bar’s design features the traditional elements of St. Regis, like polished wood and big, dramatic chandeliers, but here, they are entirely mixed with the Balinese setting.

The food choices include dishes with seafood and Norwegian twists, but also the famous St. Regis Burger made with Black Angus Beef. International guests love the afternoon tea family tradition, served from 15:00h to 17:00h on delicate porcelain plates, presenting the signature Valrhona chocolate fountain.

Every day, starting at 18:30h, a local Balinese fire dance is also performed.

Potato Head Beach Club: “THE” place in Seminyak

The Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak is one of the most popular, hip places in Bali right now and a big favourite amongst the crowds. It has a chill-out atmosphere where a gathering of fun-loving people and enchanting cocktails will make your night unforgettable. You can access the club from the main Jalan Petitenget road.

Designed by the architect Andra Matin, the setting is almost movie-like, with prominent and grand structures awaiting your arrival. The beach bar stretches for 500 square metres, and nearly everywhere you look, you will see a tribute to Balinese art and culture. It is a very vibrant and exciting scene for travellers, and the Ultra Beach Bali EDM festival is held here every year.

The Potato Head Beach Club serves local Indonesian food, and on the upper floor, you will find a more sophisticated tapas restaurant where wine, food and art twirl in a perfect blend.

El Kabron: Spain in Uluwatu

El Kabron is a very lavish, upscale lounge bar settled on the edge of a cliff in Uluwatu. The quaint atmosphere of the bar is luxurious and chic, welcoming travellers from all around the world to try the mouth-watering Mediterranean tapas made with garden-fresh seasonal ingredients. El Kabron hosts the famous Spanish Chef Marc Torices that brought the traditional home cuisine to Bali.

The sitting is arranged spaciously around the infinity pool, and the candlelit tables give you a sense of intimacy and pleasurable mystery. You can spend the night eating fantastic food and listening to the beat of some popular international DJs. The view from the open terrace is spectacular, and the orange sunsets and the deep blue of the ocean contrast and complement each other flawlessly.

If you want to experience Spain in Bali, we warmly recommend booking a table at the El Kabron. They feature special daily dishes and spicy Spanish food that will make you feel like you visited Spain. You can complement your meal with some of the signature cocktails from the bar or go for the original Sangria.

VIN+ Seminyak Bali

VIN+ Seminyak has a unique and fascinating scenery, and it would be perfect for a quality wine tasting in the heart of Bali. It is a dining venue, wine retail shop, bar and lounge, all in one, with a very extensive and varied drinks list. Only their wine menu features around 300 labels from domestic and imported wines.

You can find VIN+ Seminyak on Petitenget street, and with its open-air setting and notable structure, it will be hard to miss. They have live music after sundown.

These are some of the top Bali bars we can recommend to you. They are all unique in their own way, and you can find the ones that suit you best. From luxurious to popular, there is something for everyone on the list.

Start discovering the Bali bar scenery with our best pick – the Karma Beach!

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