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Where to Party in Bali? A Complete Nightlife Guide (2021)

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This article was updated on 19th June 2021. 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 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.

Jakarta Nightlife: Best Bars and Clubs (2021 Covid Update)

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This Jakarta nightlife guide was updated in May 2021. I removed many bars and clubs that have closed down because of COVID-19, and I added a few as well. If you are a first-time visitor, you might also be interested in my  Jakarta Travel Guide . Nightlife Areas There are so many nightlife areas in Jakarta that it can be confusing even for residents.

Udon Thani Nightlife - Best Nightclubs and Bars (Updated 2021)

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Udon Thani is located in the North of Thailand (Isaan Region), near the border with Laos. Even though it is the 4th most populous city in the country (150,000 people), it is very laid-back and provincial. I was there for 5 days as a stopover before heading to Laos and I was not really expecting there would be any nightlife. As it turns out, I was wrong. You can find bars and nightclubs that are open and busy every night, but for that, you'll need to go outside of the tourist areas. This short review will guide you through the best venues I went to during my stay. If you think I forgot one, please leave me a note in the comment section below.

Yangon Nightlife - Best Nightclubs and Bars (Updated 2021)

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Yangon's nightlife is better than what I expected, even though it will need a few more years before it becomes travel-worthy. For now, it is still a bit rough around the edges and somewhat repetitive. I counted over 15 nightclubs, but only 3-4 that I really enjoyed. The others are either too loud, too quiet or they simply have too many prostitutes. On the plus side, I was happy to find out that they are usually open every night of the week, sometimes until late, and that Burmese are enthusiastic party-goers. Update 2021 : Since this review was written before the 2021 Military Coup d'état in Myanmar and before COVID-19, I deleted most of the venues that were previously listed below. Please let me know if some new bars or clubs have opened by leaving a comment at the end of the article. Thanks in advance! For the latest information in English about what's happening in Yangon, I recommend checking the Instagram page of Myanmar Mix . It's up-to-date and it covers anythin

Hanoi Nightlife Guide - Vietnam (Updated 2021)

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I just spent two weeks in Hanoi and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the nightlife. When I was living in Saigon , people kept telling me that Hanoi was a conservative town with unfriendly people, a curfew at midnight and a suffocating weather. In fact, I found barely any differences between the two cities, and particularly at night. Saigon is in my Top 3 party destination in Southeast Asia, and Hanoi is not far behind. The hundreds of bars, clubs, lounges, spas and karaokes in Hanoi range from extremely basic (4 walls and a stool) to world-class sophisticated venues. You'll rarely pay an entrance fee for any nightclubs and the drinks are usually cheap, even in the more upmarket spots. The crowd is usually young, with many travelers and backpackers on a budget. They are in the city to have fun, and you'll meet people very easily even if you come by yourself. This review is a summary of my findings during my stay: The best bars, the best clubs, the best pl

Kuala Lumpur Nightlife - Best Nightclubs and Bars in KL (Updated)

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I would not recommend going to KL specifically for partying, but if you happen to be in town, there are enough good venues to have fun. The following review will guide you to the best bars and nightclubs in the city as of 2019. Comments, criticism and questions are much welcome, just write them below at the end of the article. If you don't have time to read the whole review, here is a summary in 50 words: - If you are a backpacker, party on the street Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang (near Havana Bar). - For something more sophisticated, try the TREC complex and especially the mega-club Zouk. - If you are an expat, try Kyo in Mandarin Oriental. - Recommended good value hotel for nightlife:  MOV  (50$ per night) Note: This article was last updated in January 2019. KL Nightlife Nightlife in Kuala Lumpur has a poor reputation as Malaysia is considered one of the most conservative countries in Asia. Authorities often cancel high-profile concerts due to religious and cu

Hong Kong Nightlife: Best Bars and Nightclubs

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Note: This Hong Kong nightlife review was written by a reader who has lived over 7 years in the city. One of the richest cities in the world, Hong Kong hosts a crowded 7 million people. Among them, you will find a diverse party-loving crowd of businessmen, expats (and their grown-up kids), students, and a fair number of tourists. This makes for an extremely dynamic, sophisticated and intense nightlife that I consider to be one of the best in Asia. I wrote this detailed review of Hong Kong nightlife to make sure you'll have a great time partying in the city. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them at the end of the article and I'll do my best to answer you!

Abu Dhabi Nightlife: Best Bars and Clubs

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With 1,8M inhabitants, Abu Dhabi is the second-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Dubai . Even though the country is officially Islamic, it has a decent nightlife that caters mostly to expats, tourists, and businessmen. There are around 10 lively bars and nightclubs, almost all of which are located in 4- or 5-star hotels. You can find a crowded event most days of the week, except during Ramadan when everything is closed. That said, not everything is perfect. The main problem is that very few women go clubbing in Abu Dhabi, so it is not rare to have a bar full of guys (minus the prostitutes). To avoid that, select your venues carefully and keep an eye out for ladies nights. Another issue is that prices are generally quite high. A cocktail in a high-end bar will easily reach US$20, and a beer US$10. To order bottle service, be ready to spend at least US$500 for one bottle. It is a good idea to check for happy hours, usually from 5PM to 8PM. If you want