Canggu nightlife caters to young travellers as well as families by offering a wide range of laid-back beach bars and rowdy skater joints that will keep you entertained during your dream holiday in Bali. Check out this list of the best bars in Canggu, the go to neighbourhood in Bali for nightlife and the latest must-try hangouts.
1. The Lawn Canggu
The Lawn is one of our Canggu must visit venues known for bringing the biggest and best music acts to our island paradise of Bali. Located on the foreshore of Canggu beach, once you step inside you will quickly understand why it is a favourite haunt for locals, expats and visitors alike. Whether you are looking for a late brunch followed by some chilled tunes, or a candle lit dinner follow by some cheeky dancing, The Lawn Canggu is the place for you.
2. Old Man’s
Mention Old Man’s when in Canggu and it will be hard to find someone who doesn’t know about the famous surf bar located right on the beach. This is one of the largest open-air bars that regularly draws crowds of tourist, expats and locals wanting to enjoy the cool tunes and laid back vibes true to Canggu. During the day Old Man’s is very family-friendly with their massive burgers, ice-cream counter and ice cold beers. With weekly night time events drawing in crowds wanting to experience Canggu nightlife we would recommend this for an avid partygoer.
3. Alternative Beach
Alternative Beach is one of the newest hot spots in Canggu, but it has already become the place to be with digital nomads and long-term travellers. With a refreshing menu of cocktails, fresh food and an epic pool bar, it’s understandable that people come and never want to leave. An adult’s playground with a diving platform, over pool swing and fast three-story slide curving from the dorm room accommodation right into the aqua pool!
4. Finn’s Beach Club
Finn’s Beach Club is one of the original go-to bars in Canggu, and it has definitely held it’s own amongst the newly opening venues popping up weekly. Bali expats and tourists flock to this trendy beach club to experience their incredible hospitality and upbeat music vibes that get you excited to settle in and watch the sun set. Featuring a sophisticated and trendy ambience, this seaside establishment serves fabulous vistas, an attractive menu and custom cocktails – in other words, everything you need for a perfect Bali evening.
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5. Pretty Poison
Pretty Poison is not your average bar. It’s a melting pot of locals and foreign visitors, especially skaters, that are drawn to the California-inspired pool called a “dog bowl” where one can shred or simply watch others skating. This extraordinary establishment serves cold beers, a hip atmosphere and hosts regular parties that are guaranteed to keep you entertained regardless of whether you actually skate or not.
6. Gimme Shelter Bali
Gimme Shelter Bali is a cool rock’n’roll club located in the heart of Canggu. Named after the Rolling Stones anthem, Gimme Shelter stands out among countless other bars and nightclubs with amazing live music. Catch local bands live on stage and join expats and locals in the mosh pit. The delicious mocktails and frozen cocktails served at the bar don’t hurt either.
7. Deus Ex Machina – Temple of Enthusiasm
Deus Ex Machina is one of the most famous spots in Canggu, attracting visitors of all ages, nations and passions. Every Sunday the “Temple” gets packed full with Bali expats, travellers and locals in a single burst to have fun as bands take the stage and cocktails are served ice cold under the starry skies of Bali.
8. La Brisa
True to its name you can feel the sea-breeze skim your face whilst you relax in a bean bag overlooking the surfers taking on the waves of Echo Beach. Sip on one of the many curated cocktails made by a skilled bartender whilst you enjoy the wooden decor of over 500 recycled fisherman’s boats that were used to built this beachfront eco-friendly venue. Known for sustainably sourced food and their Balinese hospitality, a visit to this Echo Beach staple is not complete without a dip in one of their swimming pools.
9. Luigi’s Hot Pizza
True to their name, they do sell hot pizza from 5pm. However don’t discount their ability to be the main bar commanding Canggu’s nightlife. You can expect a dance floor to begin anywhere from 8pm, however with a slice of pizza in one hand and a cocktail in the other, what more could you possibly want. One of the latest Canggu hotspots with their no-fuss and affordable approach located in the heart of Canggu junction.
10. Ji Restaurant
Self-described as a journey to the heart of Japan, enjoy 180 degree views of Canggu Beach from their cocktail terrace. If you are looking to try cocktails with a twist, and unlike any you have ever tasted before, we recommend a visit to Ji. All cocktails start with a base of exotic Asian roots, spices, local leaves, fruits and flowers from the island of Bali. Don’t just try their cocktails as their food has been described as a culinary aficionado’s dream.
Ready to party? The hip neighbourhood of Canggu is bursting at the seams with cool surf bars and laid-back beach shacks. If you’re starting to feel the pangs of wanderlust, take a look at our Canggu villas or contact our villa specialists. We’ll help you find the perfect villa in Canggu with the best price, guaranteed.