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Where to Party in Bali? A Complete Nightlife Guide.

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Partying is one of the best things to do during a trip to Bali. Bars and nightclubs can be found in every major city, especially in the southern part of the island. I already wrote an article about the 1 2 best nightclubs in Bali , but here I will focus on the nightlife areas and their specificities. I hope it will help you decide where to party, what kind of atmosphere to expect and how much you will spend. I will also recommend the best hotels in each area. As usual, you can ask any question by leaving a comment at the end of the page and I will do my best to answer them.

10 Best Nightclubs and Bars to Meet Girls in Bali

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Bali is a fantastic destination for single guys who want to meet girls. As soon as you'll arrive, you can download some popular dating apps and you'll be surprised by the high number of matches you'll get (to be fair, there are also many prostitutes - be careful). Another great way to meet girls in Bali is to visit bars and nightclubs, especially if you are staying around Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud. I wrote extensively about the nightlife in those areas, most recently two weeks ago with my guide:  Where to Party in Bali? In the following article, I will focus on the most recommended spots to meet girls. I've made sure to mention a diversity of venues so you are certain to find exactly what you are looking for - be it a rich student from Jakarta or a 200-pound Australian tourist (nothing wrong with that).

12 Best Nightclubs in Bali (Updated 2017)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I already wrote last year a complete review of Bali nightlife  which I recently updated. I'm adding this ranking of the top 12 hottest clubs on the island. This list of the best party places should help you choose where to go for your night out. The $ sign indicates the average price category for a standard alcoholic drink. The following venues are all the busiest party spots in Bali at the time of writing. Please feel free to comment! I recommend you to choose a hotel near a nightclub. You'll avoid 4 things: Drunk motorbike accidents, bag snatchers, traffic jams and crooked taxi drivers. Read my article  10 Best Girl-Friendly Hotels Near Bali Nightlife  or check these  top Bali hotels to party with chic rooftop bars, multi-tiered pools and nearby beachside clubs. 1) Jenja $$$: Best overall Photo source: Jenja Bali Where is it? Jenja is located in the basement of the Town Square Suites on Jalan Nakula. It is just between Kuta and Seminyak and 3 minutes away

OPIUM Nightclub Bali - Seminyak (Also Spelled OPIVM)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Opened in December 2016, OPIUM (officially named OPIVM Bali Obsession) is the newest nightclub in Seminyak, South Bali. It is managed and owned by Mac Pedari (creator of  Pyramid ) with Mark Baker from Townhouse  as a partner. Both are figures of the Bali expat and nightlife community so I guess OPIUM will create a buzz for at least several months. The club is located on the "gay" street Jalan Camplung Tanduk (ex Dhyana Pura) and features two floors. The total capacity is not more than 400 pax. It is rather dark, with a sexy, almost underground vibe. The best part are the sexy pole dancers and acrobats that perform all night long.

Shanghai Baby (Seminyak)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Shanghai Baby is one of the must-try new restaurants/bars in Bali in 2016. Designed by the Australian Grant Chyene, it was built on three stories in a 1930s Chinese art-deco style. The restaurant is on the ground floor, the lounge club on the first floor, and the rooftop on the second floor. The food served is modern fusion Cantonese with a few Szechuan and Vietnamese specialties. It is well presented but not that special. The most interesting part of Shanghai Baby is the lounge/club area on the first floor, which is currently one of the trendiest  nightlife destinations in Bali . On weekends especially, it gets packed with a crowd of older expats, rich locals and possibly prostitutes. The original concept is that of a "bottle club", meaning that instead of a dance floor you have sofas and tables. For this reason, it is best to go there with a small group and order a bottle. Prior reservation is essential. You can still come for a drink at the bar even thoug

Deejay Café - After Hour Nightclub in Bali

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Deejay Café is an institution of Bali nightlife . It is a bit of a miracle that it hasn't been closed yet by the police, considering it is clearly a place to buy drugs and get high. I would be curious to know who the owners are. Located in Kuta Station Hotel in a dirty street off Jalan Kartika Plaza, not far from Discovery Mall, Deejay Café starts to get busy after all the other nightclubs in Seminyak and Kuta close, around 4-5am. It peaks at 6-7am, then slowly dies at 9-10am. I visited several times but never with a clear state of mind. The place is quite large, with rarely a full crowd. You normally have around 20 people on the dancefloor and twice as many sitting around it on high tables and sofas. The clients are overwhelmingly males, among which a lot of gays and transgenders. There are always a few women as well, but many are freelance prostitutes. I would say that most people in DJ Café are on drugs. The DJs play good non-commercial music labeled as pr

Mirror Nightclub (Bali)

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Mirror is a nightclub located in Seminyak, on Jalan Petitenget. It is owned by the All-In group, which is also behind the popular Fable in Jakarta. It is a young and trendy company with a deep network among the young Indonesian elite. It is not a surprise that they manage to attract all the rich kids, especially those who don't mind spending several thousand dollars in one night for bottle service.

5 Sexy Dancers and Striptease Nightclubs in Bali

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Bali does not have as many sexy dancer and striptease shows as Jakarta. To my knowledge, there is not a proper American-style stripclub where girls are dancing non-stop and where guests can order a lapdance. Your options are limited to regular bars and nightclubs featuring sexy girls on stage several times in the night. Sometimes, it is just a one-off event. Looking for a hotel near the best bars and clubs? Read: Best Hotels Near Bali Nightlife . Sexy dancers in Bali rarely go full nude or even topless, but the shows are often artistic and the girls know how to shake. In some venues, they will wear sophisticated hand-made costumes and perform complex choreographies. Few are Balinese, they are normally from Java (Surabaya, Jakarta). Below are the best nightclubs or bars to go to if you want to see sexy dancers, fashion shows or striptease in Bali.

Boshe VVIP Club and Karaoke (Bali)

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Boshe VVIP is a karaoke and nightclub popular with Indonesian and Asian customers. It is located between Kuta and the airport, on the large street Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai. It is the second branch to open after the one in Yogyakarta . The concept of Boshe VVIP Bali is almost the same as in Yogya: It is a medium-sized club with a large stage area and a high ceiling. They usually have a live band until midnight, and then a DJ. The music is commercial, from Rn'B to EDM. There are also a few breaks with sexy dancers and special shows done by the staff. The design, the sound system and the lighting are great, among the best in Indonesia.

La Favela (Bali)

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La Favela is one of the trendy bars and restaurants in Seminyak. It was opened by the same team behind the very popular La Plancha and the defunct La Barca (closed for administrative reasons). I believe they owe their success to 3 key factors: - Great design with an attention paid to every single details. The atmosphere they create is always unique and it is worth having a look even if you are not a party-goer. - Strategic location in the heart of Seminyak - A huge network among the expat community that enables them to organize happening parties just by posting a word on facebook.

Jenja Bar & Club (Bali)

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  Jenja is the newest addition to the Bali nightlife scene. It is a restaurant, bar and club located between Legian and Seminyak, about 200 meters from Double 6 beach. It is too early to say if Jenja will be a happening clubbing venue in Bali, but so far they managed to do some great parties, particularly their opening.

Charlie (Bali): Bar, Club, Kitchen

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
      Charlie is one of the happening nightlife spots in Seminyak (Bali) at the moment, together with Townhouse and Jenja . As defined by one of its (foreign) owners, it is not just a bar, restaurant or club, but a lifestyle venue. You go there to spend some good time with friends, meet people and experience new food, drinks, or music. If you are looking for a place to start your evening in Seminyak, I'd recommend you to try it. The food is great and affordable, including the pastries. Depending on the night, it can then become very busy and lively, especially when they have events or during the weekend. The crowd is mostly made of young expatriates (30-40).

Townhouse Bar, Club, Lounge (Bali) (CLOSED)

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Townhouse is located on Jalan Oberoi, between Seminyak Square and Kudeta. It is the trendy spot in Seminyak in the beginning of 2014, especially among Bali expats and regulars. It is a single multi-storey building with a restaurant (Canvas), lounge, bar, club and gallery. The kitchen is headed by an Italian chef, Adriano Ricco. The place is owned by Mark Baker , who has opened night clubs in New York especially. He has modeled the club in Townhouse to resemble the Double Seven club in New York. There are weekly events with foreign DJs or bands that I invite you to check on their facebook page Townhouse Bali or their twitter Townhouse Seminyak / Townhouse . Recommended for a night out in Seminyak. Happy crowd, good music and drinks, and beautiful girls.