In Ubud, Ary’s Warung and the Dirty Duck are always lively and both have good cocktail barrs. In kuta, Made’s Warung is a great place for people-watching-while warming up for the evening, as are the Bounty.
Less busy areas like Candi Dasa, Amed and Lovina still cater for the tourist trade but tend to offer something simpler than the busier tourist centres.
In Ubud, the nights are still a littlequiet, but there is a lot more going on now and new bars are opening to cater to those who want to stay up past midnight. Recommeded are the Sai Sai Bar, Exiles, the new Jazz café and Tutmak, which is a late night coffee shop that offers occassional entertainment.
In Sanur, The Banjar is a beach bar with a dance floor and a great atmosphere. The Hyatt’s Grantang Bar has a live jazz band every night except Tuesday. Djanger a cocktail bar with a dance floor and Subak, which caters to a local crowd, is a large indoor tiered disco complete with Djs and mirror balls.
Kuta offers the biggest choice of bars and discos. Bounty, Sary Club and Peanuts are always busy, with great music and cheap drinks. Hard Rock Café has live bands every night except Monday and is also very popular, although the drinks are more expensive. Studebakers tends to get a late crowd and the new Apache reggae bar and Koala Blue are worth a look.
The Nusa Dua nightclub scene tends to be a little more conservative as they have to satisfy a large cross section of tastes. Grand Hyatt’s Lila Cita has good live band and featured fashion shows. The Hilton’s Octopus nightclub also has bands and Quinn’s at Sheraton Nusa Indah features international acts.
Hard Rock Café