The Kuta nightlife scene comes alive once the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, with its wealth of bars, clubs and sunset chill-out spots not far from the popular coast. Some of the popular Kuta nightspots are late clubbing venues that open until dawn. Others include bars that transform into party hubs with dance floors and resident DJs spinning their beats to a play of colourful lasers.
You’ll find great spots along Jalan Kartika Plaza as well as on the main beach street of Jalan Pantai Kuta. Here we’ve picked out the top spots in Kuta for those looking for a great time to drink, dance and party the night away.
Sky Garden is the highly popular rooftop bar and restaurant at the 61 Legian Entertainment Complex on Jalan Legian. The complex houses several different bars and nightclubs, with the prominent rooftop lounge offering buffets with great views over the urban Kuta-Legian skyline.
The great buffets and promotional free-flow beers at Sky Garden are complemented by laidback beats spun by a live resident DJ. During special events that feature international guest DJs, you can expect different promos on drinks between 9pm and 11pm and between midnight and 1am. The 61 Legian Entertainment Complex is only a short stroll from Legian’s Ground Zero Memorial. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 4am
- Location: Jalan Legian No. 61, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755423
Bounty is one of the legendary nightspots in along the Kuta-Legian strip, famous for holding ‘wet n’ wild’ parties and attracting young Aussie partygoers who are holidaying in Bali. Also fondly called the ‘Bounty Ship’, this one-stop entertainment complex comprises its expansive main discotheque venue, a restaurant and a bar.
Past midnight, the real action starts with overflowing decks, and crazy couples go ahead and replace the sexy dancers doing their thing inside human-size ‘bird cages’. The live entertainment varies nightly, ranging from live percussions, foam parties, free drinking and pool competitions, fashion shows, go-go dancers and drag queens lip-synching to Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9pm to 3am
- Location: Jalan Legian, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 752529
Paddy’s Pub is one of the legendary nightspots on Jalan Legian which draws the partying crowd to fun themed parties and reasonably priced drinks. The pub flanks its sister site, Bounty Discotheque, and forms a small yet popular group of spots in Legian for pub crawls.
Paddy’s only opens in the late afternoons and gets lively near midnight, and then it often keeps partying on well into the wee hours. You can step right in from the sidewalk and choose any spot on its open-air terrace to enjoy street views and people-watching with your cold beer, or you can go further inside to the bar, lounge and dance floor and join the mostly young crowd. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 4am
- Location: Jalan Legian No. 166, Legian, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 758555
Hard Rock Café Bali is Bali’s own branch of the world-famous rock n’ roll restaurant franchise, located right at the front of the Hard Rock Hotel Bali in Kuta. The cafe serves American dishes off its rock music-inspired all-day dining menu, which you can enjoy on 2 levels. The lower stage area and bar is where most of the evenings’ live music happens.
Like any Hard Rock Café worldwide, next door to Hard Rock Café Bali is a Rock Shop where you can buy official merchandise like logo T-shirts and collectable pins. One-of-a-kind shirts endorsed by artists like Bon Jovi, Green Day and Shakira make the top shelf items. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday–Thursday and Sunday from 11.30am to 1am, Friday–Saturday from 11.30am to 2am
- Location: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas No.1, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Tel: +62(0)361 755661
Engine Room is a hip 3-storey nightclub on the main street of downtown Legian, where mostly a young crowd parties away nightly. The club’s doors open in the afternoon, earlier than most of the late-night hot spots along the same strip. Partygoers can head straight to the main dance floor from the Legian sidewalk.
The place often gathers up steam around midnight as its team of resident DJs crank up the beats with a good mix of hip hop, dub and trap. Ice shots and martinis are among the bestselling drinks here, and you can go big with plastic tumblers of ‘blaster’ and ‘illusion’ cocktails, with lid and straw to keep you fuelled while getting down, spill-free. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6pm to 4am
- Location: Jalan Legian No.66, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755188
Stark Craft Beer Garden is a streetside bar that serves the namesake Bali-brewed Stark Beer as its main offering. The bar is located at the front of the J Boutique Hotel in Kuta with an open-plan design overlooking the busy Jalan Kartika.
Besides the wheat and dark wheat beers, their drink list includes exotic mango and lychee ales, as well as the popular Bintang pilsner. The bar has an all-timber interior with long tables set over a stretch of artificial lawn. This invites relaxed mingling and it is a laidback setting where you can drop in from your walks on Jalan Kartika to enjoy people watching over a cold beer. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 11am to 2am, Mondays from 11am to midday
- Location: Jalan Kartika Plaza No.20, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 761888
Gracie Kelly's at the Bali Dynasty Resort on Kuta’s Jalan Kartika is Bali’s first original Irish pub. This fun place is just below the hotel’s lobby and stepping inside is like entering a century-old rural Irish pub. From the menu are a selection of wholesome Irish classics and the drinks are normally ordered by pints.
It is one of the best spots to celebrate St. Patrick's Day during your holiday in Kuta, as great Irish music fills the air during the day and you can enjoy a host of events held such as Irish dances, drinking competitions and service from Gracie Kelly's ‘green leprechauns’. On any other evening, you can expect live entertainment and plenty of Kilkenny all the way. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 1am
- Location: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 752403