Whisky bars in Bali offer lovers of scotch and bourbon a cosy spot to pep up with their favourite labels or recipes, complete with stylish lounges that suit the mood and themes that go with this quintessential ‘gentleman’s drink’. There are devoted bars found throughout the southern beach towns of Bali, stocking extensive and sometimes rare selections of whisky from around the world, and you’ll also find sophisticated cigar lounges presenting impressive whisky cocktails on their menu.
Bali’s most favourite whisky bars offer you far more variety than Jack Daniels or Johnnie Walker – there’s beachfront venues, rooftop hideaways and even a sushi bar where you can discover the best selection of Japanese sake and whiskies on the island. These bars aren’t confined to indoors only. Some offer dramatic sunsets and vast ocean views to complement your drinking experience. Discover your favourite spot and raise your rocks glasses with our compilation of the 10 best whiskey bars in Bali!
This bar is your best bet for the most extensive collection of whiskies on the island. Furthermore, it’s the only one on this list that proudly bears ‘whiskey bar’ in its name. The bar is located street side along Jalan Kayu Aya, right above Meja Kitchen at the IZE Hotel in Seminyak. Single Malt’s warm toned interiors are complemented by a lounge and a cosy corner with high-back leather bar chairs and Persian rugs – harking back to Great Gatsby scenes with framed black-and-white pictures of historical figures on brick motif walls. The bar takes pride in its collection of 60 bottles of rare whiskies, bourbons, and single malts that come from as far as India, Japan and Sweden. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 18:00 - 01:00
- Address: Ize Hotel, Jalan Kayu Aya 68, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361) 846 69 96
CasCades at The Viceroy Bali in Ubud offers diners splendid views over the Petanu River Valley. The atmopshere here is great for romantic dinners, and its adjacent bar near the resort’s infinity pool is flanked by several dining spaces that couples can opt for intimate moments. There's a premium seven-course degustation showcasing the dishes created by Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken and his culinary team. Meanwhile, those looking for a great poolside ambiance to unwind can opt for the bar, which is well-stocked, particularly with a good whiskey selection. Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels, Canadian Club, John Jameson and Jim Beam are all listed on the drink list. Prices are between IDR 75,000 and 120,000 (USD 6 and 9.50). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 22:00
- Location: The Viceroy Bali, Jalan Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 972 111
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/CasCadesBali
In one corner of the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel’s vast lobby area, the Havana Lounge is a snug nook that adjoins the hotel’s Sunset Lounge. Here, patrons can enjoy the great view overlooking the resort pool and sunsets over Kuta in casual chic settings with a glass of scotch in one hand and a cigar in the other. The Havana Lounge is air-conditioned and features dark wooden furnishings with plush sofas and armchairs. This self-contained whisky and cigar haven also features a walk-in wine cellar and a humidor, together with entertainment systems and a service button to have service at your call. Easily one of the best spots to enjoy Kuta’s sunsets with a single malt or blended scotch and a cheroot. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 01:00
- Location: Discovery Kartika Plaza, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban
- Tel: +62 (0)361 751 067
This is where you want to be if you’re looking for a cool place that is right down by the sea; waves crashing below you as the sun sets in the distant horizon… It’s easily a must-do at least once on their visit to Bali. Scotches at sundown are unlike anywhere else in the world, with tables set around an open bar that is set on a manmade platform that sits firm and square on a natural limestone rock, providing patrons a stunning 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean. A lower secondary platform offers optional seating. The moment you get here and just in time for sunset, grab the menu and order up a Chivas 12 years, Glenmorangie, Hennessy XO, or any of the Rock Bar’s creative martinis, such as Punch Rock, Rockberry Martini and Spa on the Rock. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 16:00 - 01:00
- Location: Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 702 222
To broaden your horizons into the wonderful world of Japanese liquor, head to this secluded nook part of the One Eleven Resort that is just off the main roads of Seminyak. This sushi bar is a haven for sake lovers, presenting perhaps the island’s largest selection of premium sake, each with different characteristics that should be tasted to be really appreciated. But on the drink list (and off) you will also find a selection of whiskies, both Japanese such as Yoichi and Yamazaki, and the favourite western selections of Chivas Regal, Johnie Walker, Jim Beam, Singleton Malt, Macallan, and Jack Daniels Single Barrel. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00 (closed on Sundays)
- Location: One Eleven, Jalan Pangkung Sari No.3, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 730 594
One of Bali’s longstanding sunset chill out spots, Ku De Ta is a Seminyak legend that caters to both the dining crowd and the bar scene. A great place to head to if you want to lounge for sunset or simply huddle in sofas in cosy corners indoors, Ku De Ta’s bar offers blends and malts from its extensive drink list that include great selections such as Glenmorangie Original, Dalwhinnie 15Yrs, Singleton, Gentleman Jack Daniels, Lagavulin 16yrs, Glenkichie, Oban, Talisker and Macallan. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - midnight
- Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 736 969
The trendy WooBar at the W Retreat in Seminyak will not only allow you discover one of Bali’s most happening gig and sunset chill-out spots, but its overall unconventional design with different sections welcomes you to go deeper and discover your own nook to enjoy – be it under the starlit seaside sky, the breezy chill zones on an upper deck, or down into the cellar-like whiskey lounge. This ‘underground’ realm is only a few steps down a curving stairway from the main bar. The dedicated room for whiskey lovers features high ceilings and a spectacular LED-backlit wall of bottles. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun - Mon 10:00 - 01:00; Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
- Location: WooBar, W Retreat & Spa Bali, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 4738 106
Besides being a great spot for enjoying the signature sunset ‘fire ritual’ of the St. Regis Bali, King Cole Bar serves up great afternoon teas, cocktails and drinks in a refined bar setting in Nusa Dua. It has its own in-house mixologist behind some great recipes, including a local twist to The St. Regis signature Bloody Mary, the ‘Bali Mary’. The lounge area adjoins the central bar, from where you can also hail for an extensive selection of fine champagnes, martinis, and some of the rare whiskey labels from around the globe such as Macallan, Highland Park, Singleton, Old Bushmills and Jameson. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30 - 22:00
- Location: St. Regis Bali Resort, Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 300 6796
Sundara at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay features an elegant bar overlooking the bay’s rolling surf and infinity pool. The venue transforms into a sophisticated beachside chill out spot, with fiery cauldrons lit up against the crimson sky and the bar serves great cocktails and bar bites. The special Soul Vibrations drink promos offers you 20% savings on selected bottles – from a selection of vodkas, tequila, rum, and Johnnie Walker. The extensive drink list also features malt selections from around the globe, including Macallan, Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Hakushu. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 01:00
- Location: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran
- Address: +62 (0)361 708 333
Sling Bar, located at the top of the spiral staircase in The Plantation Grill, is a racy Martini bar open until the late hours and serves a collection of the finest Martini concoctions, dark spirits and an extensive Champagne list. Guests can sit at the bar or seat themselves in a number of cozy hideaway spots. Groups wanting privacy can even enjoy the ‘Boudoir’ accessed through a secret door. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00
- Location: Double Six Luxury Hotel, Double Six Beach no.66, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 734 300