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.

On the downside, the food in La Favela was a bit disappointing for the four of us who ate. The Chef is Peruvian with most dishes Mediterranean or South American. Maybe it wasn't his day... With so many options in Jalan Oberoi anyway, it is better to go there only for a snack or directly for a drink.

Overall: Located in the heart of Seminyak nightlife area, La Favela is one of the must-try venues if you like laid-back, hipster places. It is quite messy so do not go if you are looking for a stylish night out.

Update 2015: La Favela made it to my list of the Hottest Nightclubs in Bali. The group opened two new restaurants: Laguna and Sicilia. Both are beautiful but not as popular as La Favela.
La Favela Bali
Jalan Laksamana Oberoi 177x Seminyak
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361

Phone number: +62 (0) 361 730 010

Opening Hours:
Every day from 6pm to 2am

All photos were taken on their facebook: La Favela

1 comment to '' La Favela (Bali) "

  1. Stay far far away from this racist white worshipping piece of crap bar or night club! Save your money and go somewhere else!! The bouncer racially profiled everyone and deciding whether or not to let people in. They only let westerners in and rejected people from their own country. I will never go back to such disgusting place and I hope people read this and do the same. This place is an embarrassment to Indonesians. All Indonesians should post negative reviews and boycott this piece of trash place!