Ubud nightlife is laid-back and bohemian, following the relaxed pace of the village lifestyle. You can find numerous jazz and blues bars playing live music, romantic lounges tucked away in small alleys and plenty of venues offering vivid traditional dance performances to keep you entertained. Check out Team Ministry’s picks for the best nightlife in Ubud.
1. Laughing Buddha Bar
Inviting and friendly, the open-front Laughing Buddha Bar sits on busy Jalan Monkey Forest. The bar is popular among locals and travellers alike, inviting guests to socialise while listening to great live bands playing styles ranging from blues to salsa and jazz. Sip a delicious cocktail – or three, if you are fortunate enough to catch one of their happy hours (4- 7 pm and 11 pm to 1 am).
2. No Mas
Featuring a bohemian industrial interior, elaborate menu and custom cocktails, No Mas is one of the most popular hangouts amongst nomads and locals. It’s also a great pit-stop if you find yourself hungry as the establishment serves delicious burgers complemented by the dainty cocktails.
3. XL Shisha Lounge
The decor in XL Shisha Lounge is like something out of the Arabian Nights, providing several secluded rooms with comfy silk cushions, intriguing decorations and romantic live music. Savour the delicious cocktails or some ice cold beer and indulge in a fruity shisha while relaxing in the tranquil and laid-back setting.
4. The Onion Collective
The Onion Collective is a chilled out venue boasting signature cocktails, board games, fun vibes and fantastic music to while away an evening in Ubud. Try their light bites which perfectly complement the wide range of beers and cocktails or if you are feeling more peckish, opt for a mouth-watering burger to satisfy your hunger.
5. Cafe Havana
Cafe Havana sits at the centre of Ubud village, attracting travellers to savour some coconut cocktails, listen to live salsa bands and sample delicious veggie enchiladas. This one-stop venue offers a friendly atmosphere and exudes energetic vibes to keep you entertained until the late hours.
6. Bali Bohemia
Bali Bohemia sits nestled under a traditional thatched roof. This hidden gem attracts visitors to indulge in the laid-back and relaxed atmosphere of this artistic and cultural hub set in the centre of Ubud. Regular live music performances and art events pack a full house, making Bali Bohemia not only a fun hangout but also a unique cultural experience.
7. Bar Luna
Set along the main road of Jalan Raya Ubud, Bar Luna is an elegant venue with a sophisticated and cultured atmosphere and amazing signature cocktails. Bar Luna hosts regular live bands and other cultural events including open mic nights, literary events and a Monday movie night. The venue serves delicious Indonesian and vegetarian fare and a nightly happy hour between 5 – 7 pm.
8. CP Lounge Ubud
Exquisite and classy by day, CP Lounge Ubud turns into a trendy and vibrant watering hole when the night falls. Exotic crafted cocktails, ice cold beers, delightful tapas and fantastic live bands will leave no one indifferent. The night owls may want to move to the indoor nightclub after midnight, where the resident DJ mixes trendy tunes and the party continues till the early morning hours.
9. Bisma Eight
Breathtaking vistas, signature cocktails and stellar service are the main reasons why Bisma Eight Restaurant and Bar gets packed long before dinner time. Try their unique interpretations of classic cocktails or opt for a glass of wine from the elaborate menu. Thanks to its beautiful pool and lush jungle surroundings, Bisma Eight is a darling of the Instagram set.
10. Copper Kitchen and Bar
Copper Kitchen and Bar is a new addition to the Ubud bar scene serving the old-school cocktails and delicious Asian and Western cuisines for those feeling a little peckish. Featuring a modern and stylish decor, the venue is no longer an unknown rookie but one of the most impressive and trendy establishments in Ubud.
As you can see, there’s a great selection of unique bars and vibrant nightlife in Ubud that’s just waiting to be discovered. What are some of your favourite hangouts in Ubud?