When exploring the coolest neighbourhoods in Bali, it’s hard to tell where Seminyak ends and the nearby Petitenget begins. Borders are blurred and the vibrant dining scene smoothly flows from one hip hub to the other. The bars in Petitenget are always packed, drawing in locals and tourists alike with great live music, fabulous drinks and unique decor that’s simply begging to be photographed. Here are our picks for the best nightlife in Petitenget.
1. Woo Bar
Posh and elegant, Woo Bar in Petitenget is one of the most famous clubs in Bali and undoubtedly, one of the best bars in Petitenget. Woo Bar offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere, custom-crafted cocktails and a beautiful beachfront setting. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous infinity pool, watch a breathtaking Bali sunset and relish the chilled out tunes mixed by the resident or international DJs.
2. Potato Head
One of the most famous beach bars in Bali, Potato Head is a top priority on many a traveller’s bucket list. International events (Grace Jones and Snoop Dogg both played shows here) and an amazing laid-back atmosphere topped off with epic parties attract crowds of visitors to year after year. Potato Head offers signature cocktails and great opportunity for people watching while soaking up the sun by the swimming pool overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean. If you don’t feel like forking out the bucks for the drinks, you can always settle for a photoshoot in front of this iconic venue, absolutely free of charge.
3. Motel Mexicola
A bright and quirky Mexican bar, Motel Mexicola is a vibrant one-stop venue with delicious frozen Margaritas, Tequila Sunrise cocktails and authentic Cuban liquors. Once you start feeling peckish, Motel Mexicola doubles as a fabulous restaurant serving contemporary Mexican cuisines. Regular parties with Latin music will light up any evening and keep you entertained until the late hours. Thanks to its eye-catching decor, Motel Mexicola is also a darling of the Instagram set.
4. The Terrace Bistro and Bar
The Terrace is a vibrant bar with awesome music and regular live DJ performances. Sip a cocktail, people watch and dance until the wee hours. The Terrace boasts a soundtrack of fantastic electro-house hits and a full menu of Western favourites. Start your night with some tapas and then move on to the elaborate drinks list.
5. Akademi Bar
Akademi Bar specialises in custom-made cocktails crafted by professional mixologists. The sleek and sophisticated bar also offers academy programs for bartenders aspiring to become world-class mixologists under the guidance of the award-winning mixologist Dre Masso. He also mixes drinks for the visitors wanting to savour divine cocktails or quench their thirst with non-alcoholic drinks. A great place for those nights when you want to enjoy and savour the finer things in life.
6. Sea Vu Play
Boasting a whimsical nautical theme, Sea Vu Play is a gorgeous restaurant, bar and lounge drawing in families, groups of friends and couples looking to relax in the chilled out atmosphere and savour exotic drinks and crafted cocktails. The must-try is the Captain’s Mojito, one of their signature cocktails prepared with a fresh coconut water. It’s amazing! Thanks to its elaborate decor, Sea Vu Play is a prime spot for snapping some holiday photos.
As you can see by this glamorously fabulous selection, the bars in Petitenget deserve a spot on any Bali bucket list. Don’t forget to bring your camera – these venues are pure Instagram gold.
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