Kuta is the heart and soul of Bali’s nightlife. The area boasts hundreds of bars, beach clubs, nightclubs, restaurants and various shows to keep you entertained every night, whole year round. If you are young (or young at heart) and love to party, then the vibrant nightlife of Kuta is perfect for you! Check out this list of the best nightlife in Kuta, regardless of whether you’re travelling to Bali’s party hub for the first time or want to find out new hangouts in the fast-changing Kuta scene.
Skygarden is one of the most famous spots on the island, especially among party lovers and Bali expats. Occupying a spacious building with several floors right on busy Jalan Legian, Skygarden complex is crowned by a rooftop lounge and bar, which offers fantastic views over nighttime Kuta, along with delicious cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere. The lower floors are dedicated for the club scene where you can dance, grab more cocktails and relish the crazy parties.
2. Espresso Bar
Espresso Bar offers a more laid-back atmosphere than most of the bars and clubs in Bali, so if you are after an intimate and friendly ambience, opt for Espresso Bar and enjoy a relaxed evening out. House bands play awesome live music and encourage visitors to join in. A night at Espresso bar is always good fun – and who knows, you might even get to be a part of the band for the night!
3. Bounty Discotheque
Modelled after a huge ship, Bounty Discotheque gets packed full of party-goers just after midnight. Located close to Skygarden along Jalan Legian, this infamous Kuta nightclub attracts both locals and foreigners with its regular happy hours, loud music and beautiful bar girls inviting visitors in. Hectic and bustling, Bounty is ideal for those looking to party until the early morning hours.
4. District Club
Set along Jalan Kartika Plaza away from the nightlife epicentre, District Club is a spacious complex that includes a karaoke, bar and lounge and offers regular cabaret performances. The establishment features plush sofas, guest and resident DJ sets and dance shows to keep you entertained all night long.
5. Velvet and Hypnotized Bali
Velvet and Hypnotized is perched on the rooftop of the Beachwalk shopping mall lining Jalan Pantai Kuta. The name is fully justified as you will be truly hypnotised by the breathtaking view of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. While watching the renowned Bali sunset, enjoy a fantastic signature cocktail or sample their fresh sushi. A chic alternative for the rowdier party scene you’ll find on Jalan Legian.
6. Blue Saphhire Bar and Club at The Stones Entertainment Centre
The Stones Entertainment Centre is a sleek modern venue bringing together multiple attractions under one roof. There is a huge LED screen to broadcast live sports feeds, concerts and other events, three standalone bars, each located on a separate floor and to top it all off, a rooftop sunset and jacuzzi lounge.
Sophisticated, contemporary and elegant, the venue caters to more mature travellers wanting to spend the evening surrounded by a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, sampling amazing custom mocktails or fine wines and enjoying each others’ company.
7. Kuta Theater
Rather than your run of the mill nightclubs and bars, Kuta Theater offers a different type of entertainment, catering to both adults and children alike. This unique theatre presents magical performances featuring a handful of Bali’s best stage magicians. Colourful, exciting and super fun, the show takes place on Jalan Kartika Plaza and serves as a fantastic alternative for family outings in Kuta.
Kuta is Bali’s pumping party hub. While it’s not for everyone, it’s worth checking out the madness at least once first hand, just to see what all the fuss is about. This list offers a little something for everyone, from laid-back live music to chic sunset lounges. So – who’s up for a party?