If you’re getting bored of the trendy clubs and chic beach bars of Seminyak, Bali’s undeniable party hub, you should take a closer look at Sanur. Sanur boasts extravagant beach bars that stand out with their modern appearance and natural decor. Sanur is sometimes undeservedly called “snore”, but in reality, this relaxed hub offers plenty of spots for enjoying a custom-crafted cocktail and cool venues for enjoying live music and seaside views until well into the night. Here our top seven picks for the best nightlife in Sanur.
1. Bamboo Bar
Bamboo Bar is a unique beachfront lounge, where customers can opt for swing seats, comfy sofas or bamboo chairs to relax and relish their super healthy mocktails, fresh smoothies and signature cocktails. Besides the unique and extravagant interior, the bar spans all the way to the beach, so if you do not want to interrupt your sunbathing, opt one of the sun loungers perched right on the sand.
2. Puri Santrian Bar
Puri Santrian Bar could be an ordinary establishment without the striking floating platforms, seducing guests to lay around in the romantic setting surrounded by the ocean. Those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground can opt for the soft sun loungers lining the shoreline or make themselves comfortable at one of the tables overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean.
3. The Onion Bar and Restaurant
The Onion Bar and Restaurant is a one-stop venue with regular live bands, multiple tv screens and three pool tables to keep you entertained until the late hours. Offering a wide range of healthy juices, mocktails and milkshakes along with a selection of signature cocktails, The Onion Bar is an excellent establishment to socialise, hang out and relax after the day spent on the beach. The venue also has a full menu of Western food and a food Asian dishes.
Casablanca exudes energetic vibes and a great lively atmosphere. It’s a favourite spot among expats and tourists to sip a cold beer, swap stories, dance, drink and dine. Located on the main street of Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Casablanca serves amazing signature cocktails and live music performances every night of the week. Their slogan says it all: “Dine Drink Dance.”
5. Mezzanine Bar and Restaurant
Mezzanine serves authentic Japanese and Thai cuisine complemented by a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The bar offers an ample selection of traditional sake, signature cocktails and fresh mocktails. If you feel a little peckish, share a sushi plate or seafood platter with a group of friends – highlights of the restaurant’s menu.
6. Beatles Cavern Bar
Beatles Cavern Bar is a rock’n’roll club with an energetic vibe, echoing the genuine atmosphere of the “original” Cavern Bar located in England. Paying tribute to the Fab Four, the bar offers amazing music, lovely atmosphere and a collection of rare images of the Beatles hanging on the walls.
7. Jazz Bar and Grille
Jazz Bar and Grille exudes sophistication and elegance, offering a laid-back atmosphere and a wide range of drinks to appease all palates. Attracting expats, tourists and locals alike, the bar features live Latin, blues and jazz music. Jazz Bar offer an elaborate menu of Asian and European favourites to choose from once you start feeling hungry.
And there you have it! Though Sanur is best known as a relaxed beach destination for families and couples, the area also offers more than a few options for enjoying a laid-back evening out on the Island of the Gods. Trust us – nightlife in Sanur is anything but a snore.