Cheers to the good life in Bali where you can sip cocktails at a rooftop bar while admiring the sun melt into the ocean and of course, enjoy that feeling of being on top of the world. Hell yeah!
Combining a great setting, incredible views and a fine selection of cocktails, here’s our list of Bali’s best rooftop bars. (just in time for Valentine’s Day)
Rock Bar, Ayana Resort and Spa
Nothing short of an architectural feat, the Rock Bar at Ayana is a world class venue with a one-of-a-kind view of the Indian Ocean. Imagine sipping your favourite martini (on the rocks, of course) at a location that seems jutting out of craggy rocks and crashing waves. The open-plan venue is one of Bali’s coolest sunset spots with a selection of gourmet tapas, world class wines and cocktails.
Must Try: Spa On The Rock- Vodka, Blackcurrant Liqueur, Blueberry, Cranberry Juice (from the “Rock Favourites” selections).
Located 15 metres above sea level, overlooking the beach, Double Six Rooftop is the perfect place to wine and dine. Relax in the ‘floating’ pods, listen to international DJs and enjoy Bali’s spectacular sunsets whilst sipping cocktails along with an array of casual cuisine. Spread over 1700 square metres, this is one of the world’s largest rooftop bars.
Must try: Mango Mojitos and ‘United Flavours of Satay’ grilled over coconut shells and wood.
Fun, colorful and laid-back, La Plancha is perfect for those evenings when you don’t feel like dressing up! Located on Seminyak beach, this two level Spanish café with a cosy wooden rooftop offers unobstructed views of the gorgeous pink sunsets in Bali. Sink into the colourful parasols and beanbags with a Bintang brew and a plate of grilled tapas.
Must try: Spanish tapas and pitchers of sangria
Sky Garden’s al fresco rooftop patio and lounge is famous for its all-you-can-eat nightly buffets with free-flow Bintangs. Known for great grub, cold beers and views of the impressive Legian skyline, Sky Garden is a striking venue in Bali for entertainment and nightlife. This rooftop deck has various seating options with comfortable benches and long tables as well as a courtyard for movie screenings.
Must try: All-you-can-eat BBQ with free flow Bintang
U-Paasha Rooftop Pool Bar
This rooftop lounge in Seminyak has a huge swimming pool surrounded by bean bags and comfortable sun loungers, perfect for sun basking. This is a great place to hangout with friends and enjoy Bali’s sunsets with hip music and a fine selection of juices, smoothies, tropical cocktails and their ultra-refreshing fresh fruit sorbet tea quenchers.
Must try: Fresh fruit sorbet tea quenchers
Jim’Bar’N Rooftop Bar
This hidden gem in South Bali is the highest rooftop bar in Bali. Enjoy panoramic views of Jimbaran Bay while relishing a lavish Mongolian buffet boasting of the island’s best sea food paired with signature cocktails. Spend an evening with your sweetheart on one of the round tables and watch the sky turn into a mosaic of colours – from red to pink, orange and purple.
Must try: Sea food platter along with any of their signature cocktails
UNIQUE Rooftop Bar and Restaurant
Looking for a fun place to beat Bali’s tropical heat? Look no further than UNIQUE Rooftop Bar situated atop RIMBA Jimbaran Bali. A stylish pool club by day and spectacular sunset spot for fantastic cocktails and great Mexican dining by night, this is a great place for eating, drinking and merrymaking! This sister resort venue of the neighbouring Rock Bar at Ayana Resort offers unbeatable views of Bali’s iconic Uluwatu Hills and out to the ocean beyond. Impressive bites, irresistible drinks, international music and incredible views – they have it all!
Must try: Tortilla soup, homemade tacos, chicken enchilada, burritos, fajitas, beef nachos, churros
Smoqee Lounge & Sky Bar
An outstanding Jimbaran bar, the uber-chic Smoqee Bar & Sky Lounge is an ideal place to sip your favourite wine and take in the breathtaking vistas of Jimbaran Bay. Grab a seat by the edge of therooftop pond and watch the sky showcase it’s magic over the horizon. The venue also boasts of a large dance floor with international DJs playing your favourite numbers all evening.
Must try: Gourmet tapas and hand-crafted cocktails with chilli, lemongrass, watermelon, cinnamon and Balinese flowers
Now that you’re feeling overwhelmed with choices, put on that party dress and head to any of Bali’s best rooftop bars mentioned above! No matter what venue you choose, these open air party places will ensure you keep up with the frenzied pulse of Bali’s nightlife.