Nightclubs in Bali


Truth be told, your body can only handle temple tours, yoga retreats, and watersports for so many days in Bali. 

Sure, it’s the place to be for those activities. But when you just want to party like it’s 1999, then the island’s nightclubs are where you want to be. To help guide you, here’s a list of 10 finest dance floors on the Island Of The Gods. You’re welcome.


1. Red Ruby


We hope you like house and techno because that’s pretty much all they spin up in this club.

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Featuring go-go dancers, disco balls, and cages, Red Ruby resembles our good ol’ stomping ground Bang Bang. However, you won’t find any Top 40 hits here. Instead, you’ll be pressed shoulder-to-shoulder with a crowd that pops, locks, and drops to heavy-bass underground tunes till the morning.

Located on the hip stretch of Seminyak, Red Ruby opens 6 nights a week and also hosts Salsa and Bachata dance classes every Thursday and Sunday. 

Admission: Rp100,000 (~S$9.41)
Address: Jalan Raya Petitenget, No.919, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11pm-6am (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: +62 819-0637-4621 | Red Ruby website


2. VAULT


Fun facts about VAULT: it’s hidden beneath a strip mall in Canggu, serves legit sushi in its cocktail lounge that’s separated from the raucous dance floor, and only admits people aged 21 and above.

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Despite its edgy warehouse vibes, this mega-club understands there’s more to music than house and techno. That’s why Saturday nights are dedicated to pure hip hop and RnB. As for fans of Top 100 tunes, hit up VAULT on Wednesday and Thursday.

Just remember to bring a photo of your ID. The bouncers here are famed for denying entry to those without proper documentation.

Admission: Enquire with establishment
Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa, No.99, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Opening hours: Wed & Fri-Sat 10pm-3am (Closed on Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays)
Contact: +62 878-8787-8902 | VAULT website


3. Mirror Lounge & Club


If you want to ditch your flip-flops and denim for a night of glitz and glamour, right this way to Mirror Lounge & Club

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Having been around since 2015, this Vegas-esque venue in Seminyak needs no introduction. Its interior design is of a church in Europe, with colourful mosaic glass windows, dangling chandeliers, and a tall dome-like ceiling. 

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The main event, however, is probably the lineup of DJs that counts Andrew Rayel and Dillon Francis among its high-profile headliners. On a typical night, get ready to brave the sardine-like mass on the dance floor. 

Every Wednesday, ladies get free flow of vodka redbull from 11pm-2am.

Admission: Free
Address: Jalan Petitenget, No. 106, Seminyak Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10pm-3am (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: +62 361 8499800 | Mirror Lounge & Club website


4. The Velvet Room


The fact that The Velvet Room is run by the folks behind the BPM music festival only signals good things to come.

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Situated in the heart of Canggu, this new kid on the block is decked out in velvet furniture, curtains, and vintage arts. The space is split into 2 levels, with one that’s heavy on hip hop and the other cranks out Deep House. 

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Besides its swag vibes, another reason why the cool kids come here often is because of its walking distance from the likes of Finns Beach Club and Morabito Art Villa. It’s a no-brainer to wind up here after a day spent at the beach bars.

Admission: Rp100,000 (~S$9.41)
Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa, No.5, Kuta, Badung Bali, Indonesia 80361
Opening hours: Fri-Sat 9pm-3am (Closed from Sundays to Thursdays)
Contact: +62 813-8717-1706 | The Velvet Room website


5. Behind The Green Door


Just when we thought Canggu couldn’t get any better, it did. Recently added into the mix of the trendiest drinking dens in this part of town is Behind The Green Door.

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Owned and operated by the peeps behind Kilo Lounge, this sophisticated speakeasy turns into a wild party after 11pm. But prior to that, you can still sip on tasty cocktails and tuck into some satisfying bar grub. We hear the Japanese Oyster, Picked Mussel Toasts, and Beef Tongue Skewers pair well with most drinks.

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Judging from the mysterious look and location, we suspect the DJs here might be ripping it up with house and techno genres. But we ain’t complaining.

Admission: Enquire with establishment
Address: Jalan Subak Sari, No.90a, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Opening hours: 7pm-3am, Daily
Contact: +62 8135-368-0981 | Behind The Green Door website


6. 40 Thieves


Getting dressed up to go to a casual ramen joint in Bali sounds like the start of a joke; unless there’s a swanky speakeasy called 40 Thieves above the noodles shop, then feel free to throw on your best outfit. 

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But if all you have is tank tops and shorts, by all means. In fact, at this OG hipster bar, there’s no dress code or entrance fee. Come by on Tuesday for some throwback RnB, Thursday for live performances, and any other day for good vibes.

Though it doesn’t seem to have 40 actual thieves roaming around, the drinks here are priced on the premium side. After one too many, things might get dangerous for your wallet.

Admission: Free
Address: Jalan Petitenget, No.7, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 8pm-2am | Sat 8pm-4am (Closed on Sundays & Mondays)
Contact: 40 Thieves website


7. La Favela


Buzzy Spanish restaurant La Favela is the spot to be for when dinner with friends rolls into a rager.

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The 3-storey space is almost always packed with diners munching on tacos and tostadas most evenings. But once the dinner crowd slinks out, the tables are removed, and the party animals turn up to throw down.

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If textbook Top 40 jams and throwback RnB remixes are your things, you’ll fit in just fine. As a rule of thumb, book a table to guarantee entry and leave your casual beachwear at home. Or, show up for dinner and linger at the bar in order to avoid the snaking queue that wraps around the block.

Admission: Enquire with establishment
Address: Jalan Laksamana Oboroi, No.177X, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80561
Opening hours: 7pm-3am, Daily
Contact: +62 818 0210 0010 | La Favela website


8. Motel Mexicola


It doesn’t matter whether this is your 1st or 10th time travelling to Bali because Motel Mexicola is worth a visit every time.

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Located in Seminyak, this vibrant venue slings killer Mexican dishes and rocks an eclectic range of tunes from Elvis to Britney Spears. Drinks-wise, Margarita jugs and the occasional rounds of free shots are the way to go if you’d like to get a good buzz for cheap.

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As always, making a reservation is a smart move to ensure you won’t be denied entry or get stuck at a table on the patio. Motel Mexicola gets lit around 9pm so be there early or be square.

Admission: Free
Address: Jalan Kayu Jati, No.9X, Kerobokan, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-1am | Fri-Sat 11am-1.30am
Contact: +62 361 736688 | Motel Mexicola website


9. LXXY Bali


LXXY Bali is not where you go to catch up with friends over drinks or meet your Tinder date. At this massive nightclub, the blinding laser strokes and throbbing beats mean it’s the place where EDM devotees come to play.

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The music can be overwhelming and the dance floor will most likely be packed. But there’s a glorious rooftop with a pool and cocktail bar to give your eardrums a break.

Admission: Enquire with establishment
Address: Jalan Legian, No.71, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Opening hours: 6pm-3am, Daily
Contact: +62 81 3100 300 66 | LXXY Bali website


10. Da Maria


Italian joint by day, party spot by night, Da Maria transforms every evening to feature DJs unlocking the latest beats in the booth.

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Unless you want to wait in an agonising long line, come by early – especially on Sunday nights. It gets busy after 10pm when the beach club crowds pour in. Or, stop by on Wednesday and Thursday for a true rager that’s mainly hip hop and reggaeton.

There’s no dress code at Da Maria so feel free to rock your shorts and flip flops.

Admission: Enquire with establishment
Address:
Jalan Petitenget, No.170, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Opening hours: Wed 4pm-3am | Thu 4pm-2am | Fri-Sat 4pm-12am | Sun 4pm-3am (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: +62 361 934 8523| Da Maria website


Essential guide to nightclubs in Bali


On your trip spent bouncing all over Bali, somewhere between inner peace-finding and soul-searching, there’s the urge to get lit af at a club. So we’ve done the leg work and sought out the best nightclubs.

Just make sure you get your ducks in a row. Book a table, buy tickets, show up early, and assign a sober sister in the group to sort out transportation there and back.

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Cover image adapted from @mirror_alin, @gilgaaaa, @motelmexicola