A haven of gastronomy, surfing, shopping and relaxation, Bali continues to fascinate travellers with its exotic, unique and sometimes outright extraordinary entertainment venues. Known for its cosmopolitan range of elaborate restaurants, Kerobokan is also a home to some of the best bars in Bali. Follow our guide to discover some of the most extravagant bars in Kerobokan, and get ready for an unforgettable evening out.
1. Baker Street Social
Baker Street Social is tucked away into the small “gangs” (alleys) of Kerobokan. Echoing the chic 1930s, Baker Street Social resembles the speakeasies operating under the American prohibition. Few people manage to find this place intentionally, but are rather dragged to this secret venue by people in the know. Or follow this insider tip: the bar is set on the second floor of Sherlock Barbershop. Good luck!
2. Mirror Lounge and Bar
Elegant, bourgeois and luxurious, Mirror Bar in Kerobokan is as unique and exotic as the ambiance surrounding it. Once you arrive at the venue, you will immediately notice the resemblance this watering hole bears to the Spanish Gothic cathedrals.
The huge venue boasts high ceilings and stained glass windows, which are somehow perfectly matched by the futuristic trapeze dancers performing their acts suspended from the ceiling. As the evening falls, the indoor venue turns into a large dance floor, while during the day, you can have a coffee, beer or something stronger in the spacious indoor lounge.
3. Arena Pub and Restaurant
Arena Pub and Restaurant is an American-style establishment boasting a cool, underground tone and fun vibes. The venue offers a range of drinks, from classic beers and wines to intricate cocktails and inventive mocktails. The real highlight of are their succulent steaks and burgers cooked to perfection. Should you want to relish some delicious food, let your afternoon cocktail stretch into a sophisticated dinner. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
4. The Terrace (Mint Bali)
Squeezed in between endless rows of restaurants lining Jalan Petitenget, the Terrace is an eye-catching nightclub featuring daily DJ performances, a vibrant atmosphere and custom cocktails served on the lounge terrace. Hectic, energetic and appealing, the Mint club attracts mobs of young travellers, Bali expats and locals night after night to dance, socialise and hang out until dawn.
5. The Plumbers Arms
A traditional English pub, the Plumbers Arms is an atmospheric bar set in the northern part of Kerobokan. Serving great single malt whiskey along with other traditional British drinks, this cosy venue caters to gentlemen wishing to indulge in the laid-back atmosphere, live sports and unobtrusive music with a beer (or something stronger) in hand, while their wives or partners enjoy some retail therapy or get a bit of pampering at one of the fabulous Bali spas nearby.
6. 18th Rooftop Bar
The 18th Rooftop Bar sits perched atop of the Trans Resort Bali. This trendy and breezy establishment allows guests to indulge in fantastic sunsets over the Seminyak-Petitenget-Kerobokan triangle and savour delicious cocktails, mocktails and fine wines out on the sun beds lining the deck. If you’re feeling a bit peckish, sample some of the best tapas in Bali, or go for something more substantial once off the bar’s mostly Western menu.
Cool and low-key, Kerobokan offers a great location for those wanting to stay close to the cool clubs of Seminyak but still prefer to relish some peace and quiet.