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Bali is known for a lot of things – pristine beaches, fantastic swells for surfing, seafood and temples.

Let’s add bars to that list, and we’re not just talking about those awesome rooftop bars you all know about.

Here, we have unique bars that transport you to a different world, where you can have a conversation, and those you will talk about long after you’ve returned home.

Also read: 

10 affordable sunset beach bars in Bali that won’t break the wallet

8 best rooftop bars in Bali: Paradise on high

10 best late-night supper spots in Bali that open till midnight (or 24 hours)

Have you experienced lazing on a platform in the middle of the ocean? Or downed whisky in a horror laboratory?

We’ll show you what it means to be unique, even when you’re getting your alcohol fix.

1. The Bamboo Bar: Swing and get tipsy with a cocktail

The Bamboo Bar is an entire work of art.

Designed by a Balinese architect, it’s built completely from bamboo – ingenious and environmentally friendly.

The best thing? The swing seats surrounding the bar – you can relax in these bamboo cradles while sipping a cocktail, sort of like an alcoholic baby.

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Mocktails, thin crust pizzas and the strong wifi connection are other good reasons why you should come here.

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Since the bar is on the beach, you can laze on the sun loungers too.

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Or you can just take a tipsy walk on the beach, splash a bit in the sea, or swim if you are not too drunk!

The Bamboo Bar

Address: Prama Sanur Beach, Jl. Danau Tamblingan
Contact: +62 361 288011
Opening Hours: 11am – 1am

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2. Have a unique party for the boys at a ‘barbershop’ – The BARber, The Sintesa Jimbaran

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Don’t worry, you won’t be downing shampoo shots and conditioner cocktails here.

The BARber at The Sintesa Jimbaran is actually a legit bar. If you were already thinking about getting a haircut at this place, don’t be disappointed – it’s a real barbershop too!

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This watering hole was constructed as a nod back to the 1920s, when an alcohol prohibition drove people to drink secretly.

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Open the hidden door and see another shining achievement added to your hipster portfolio. Whiskeys, vodkas and branded liquors, as well as the bar’s signature craft cocktails, are all available in this atmospheric modern bar.

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The BARber’s also here to stop you from being a broke hipster – don’t forget to make use of promotions such as the Buy 1 Get 1 during Happy Hours from 3 – 6pm daily!

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If you get wasted, you can always go dunk your head in the pool (which you have free access to). You won’t have to worry about ruining your hairstyle – what could happen when there’s a barber inside waiting to save you from hairy situations?

The BARber, The Sintesa Jimbaran

LocationJalan Kencana No.1 Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Bali, Indonesia
Phone+62 361 472 5333
Opening hours: 7am – 11pm (Weekdays), 7am – 1am (Weekends)

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3. Mirror Lounge and Bar: For the gothic worshippers

Mirror Lounge and Bar is behind the cafe Gardin Bistro (run by the same company), so you can head to the latter first to load up on pastries and coffee, before heading to the back to dance the calories off.

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Resembling a cross between a Gothic cathedral (high ceilings, hanging lamps, general creepy beauty) and a rave from the future (laser lights) Mirror is the place to worship the night.

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You can dance the night away to internationally famous DJs, watched over by trapeze artists swinging over your head.

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And though you’re indoors, you can easily imagine the space opening up to the stars – the roof is made of glass.

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Mirror Lounge and Bar

Address: Jl. Petitenget No. 106, Seminyak
Contact: +62 811 3993 010
Opening Hours: 12pm to 12am

Official site 

4. Live like it’s happy hour all day everyday – Woobar at W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak

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Woobar at W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak is one incredible bar destination for eating, drinking, flirting, and playing from sunshine to sunset.

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Before you enter the bar, you will be greeted by the forest entrance of W Hotel.

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Packed to the brim with different things to do, check out the sights from the sky deck atop the club, and dance to the pumping beat as a revolving rotation of hot international DJs spin the latest tracks.

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There’s a daily sunset session featuring both resident and international DJs during the weekend, as well as complimentary pool access for visitors to the bar.

For something a little more chill, lounge by the pool with a poolside cocktail in hand; or shisha it up with an eclectic selection of smokes. For food, there’s also a great menu of Asian and Mediterranean food to sample!

When you’re here at Woobar, you definitely need to try the signature cocktails – I – Candy “Our Signature”, W 2-tini and Mango Rush.

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Go during happy hour from Monday to Thursday (4pm to 6pm), and get 2 for 1 signature cocktails, AND a complimentary pizza!

Poolside cocktail, beachfront bite, or a late night dance session, keep up with latest happenings at #woobarbali via their Instagram – so you know just how great it gets.

W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak

Location: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan, Seminyak · Denpasar, Bali, 80361 · Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 3000106
Opening hours: Sunday to Monday 10am to 1am, Friday to Saturday 10am to 2am

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5. El Kabron: Authentically Spanish food

The El Kabron restaurant and club opens at 11.30am and closes only at 10pm, so you can actually party all day and well into the night.

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And you’d probably love to!

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The establishment sits on a cliff top overlooking the Indian Ocean, a view you can enjoy as you feast on Spanish cuisine in the glass-fronted dining room, sunbathe on the deck in front of it or lounge in the infinity pool.

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Perched on the cliff edge, you can almost imagine going over the edge as you take in the sunset from the pool.

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Live DJs will entertain well into the night and you can dance in this open air club, high on paella, sangria and life.

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El Kabron

Address: Jl. Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan
Contact: +62 361 780416
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 10pm
Price: You need to purchase a voucher of 300,000 IDR before entering (approximately USD $22) – which can be used for food and beverage

Official site 

6. Let all your blues fade away – BLU Restaurant–Bar–Lounge

At BLU Restaurant–Bar–Lounge, blue is no longer a colour for sadness.

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This rooftop bar is located right next to Golden Tulip Devins Hotel’s unique rooftop pool, but the blue of the cooling swimming pool isn’t the only thing you’ll be seeing.

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That’s right – the surrounding view of endless blue skies is all yours for the taking, thanks to the bar’s refreshing open concept.

Even if sitting outside isn’t your thing, we think this place will change your mind soon enough. But, if it really isn’t your thing, you can still opt to sit at the indoor restaurant area. You won’t be missing out on anything, as the glass windows open up the place to equally amazing views for miles and miles.

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Just don’t get so busy staring outside that you forget to order your drinks! Other than sweet cocktails, BLU Restaurant–Bar–Lounge also has a series of yummy International and Asian cuisine available.

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Fill up with those gourmet burgers and pastas to save yourself from a hangover the next morning!

BLU Lounge

Address: Jl. Petitenget Komplex Villa Kendal No 35, Bali
Opening hours: 7am – 11pm
Price: IDR $450,000 (USD $34.11) for 2 pax (estimated cost)
Contact: +62 361 8499555

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7. Puri Santrian bar: Drink by the sea then float away

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If the stunning view of the sea from the beachfront Puri Santrian Bar by the Sea is not enough for you, you can try this:

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Swim out to laze on a floating platform in the middle of the ocean, right after you’re done with your drink.

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You’ll be the envy of all the other holidaymakers.

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Puri Santrian Bar

Address: Jl. Cemara No. 35, Sanur
Contact: +62 361 288009
Opening Hours: 11am to 12 midnight

Official site 

8. Sk8r Bois and girls unite – Pretty Poison

He was a skater boy ~ She said “See ya later, boy” ~

And they met at Pretty Poison for an awesome time.

This bar may be named just like another US TV show – but it’s actually a one-of-a-kind establishment where you can both drink and skateboard!

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Even if skateboarding isn’t your scene, you’ll have tons of fun sitting by the Californian-style deep bowl pool, and watching both local and foreign talents show their skateboard swag.

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Music lovers will not be disappointed here as well, as Pretty Poison often invites guest DJs – and even opens up the floor for exciting Open Mic sessions.

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Get up there and sing your heart out – who knows? Maybe you’ll land yourself a Sk8r Boi.

Pretty Poison

LocationShort Cut Road, Bali
Phone+62 812-4622-9540
Opening hours4pm – 12am
Price: Cold Bintang jugs at IDR $100,000 (USD $7.40)

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9. Games and drinks (and you) are best friends – The Melting Pot Saloon Bali

Here is where husbands and boyfriends will find release from the endless days of being dragged around to shopping spots.

At The Melting Pot Saloon Bali, you can enjoy two of the things that you love the most – drinks and games.

With two large projection screens and TVs available, no longer will you have to resort to standing on a stool to watch your favourite striker score that goal.

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Sounds like a dream come true? Well, you can afford to dream bigger here, because the beer happens to be very affordable too.

Better yet, you won’t be stuck just watching games, you’ll get to play ‘em too!

The Melting Pot Saloon has a variety of games available, ranging from pool and table tennis to darts and even coin-operated video games!

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Anyone else feels their youth coming back to them?

They even have Bali’s only Texas Chili Cookoff, where you can compete to be the hottest chilli maker! What else can you ask for?

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All you have to do here, is have fun… and be a good sport (;>).

The Melting Pot Saloon Bali

LocationJl. Raya Pengosekan (Hanoman) No.22X, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Phone+62 858-5748-0230
Opening hours: 11 am till midnight
PriceBeer from IDR $25,000 – IDR $110,000 (USD $1.90 – USD $8.20)
Snacks and Mains from IDR $15,000 – IDR $100,000 (USD $1.10 – USD $7.40)

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10. The Bush Telegraph Pub: For aspiring crocodile hunters

With a focus on Australian food and a gigantic crocodile (which is thankfully very much dead) at the entrance, The Bush Telegraph Pub screams outback, Steve Irwin and all things adventurous.

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But apart from the much-feared reptile, this pub also offers live bands, wonderfully cold beer, steak, grilled tuna, and (if you’re into it) lots of drunk Australians.

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It’s basically like a trip to the land of Oz without the giant spiders and trees that could kill you.

After all, if it’s good enough for this Kangaroo it’s good enough for you.

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The Bush Telegraph Pub

Address: Jl. Camplung Tanduk, Kuta, Kabupaten Bandung
Contact: +62 361 732963
Opening Hours: 9am to 1am

11. Find this hidden (literally) bar – Baker Street Social

If you have an innate attraction to all things hipster, you’ll definitely love Baker Street Social. It’s the new kid on the block of bars that will make you feel like a special snowflake.

It may have “social” in its name, but Baker Street Social is kind of an anti-social bar.

This bar is Bali’s first late-night “speakeasy” bar, a literally hidden bar that can only be found by random explorers and people in the know.

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It’s a nod at the illicit bars that were secretly set up in the 1920s to 30s, when the alcohol prohibition prevented people from partying out in the open.

You’ll find it hidden away on the second floor of Shearlock Barbershop, along with its collection of unique cocktails.

A reviewer has said that you can’t call yourself an alcoholic if you haven’t been to this place, and we agree.

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How can you miss out on the unique Tiki cocktails, or the Smoky Old Bastard, which is contained inside a skull-shaped glass?

We never knew cocktail could be a form of art, but consider us enlightened.

Baker Street Social

LocationJalan Petitenget No. 17C, Kerobokan Kelod, Badung
Phone+62 811-3865-869
Opening hours8pm – 2am (Mondays to Thursdays), 8pm – 3am (Fridays & Saturdays)

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12. VIN+ Seminyak: Fine architecture and finer wine

Started by wine and restaurant group VIN+, which is renowned for its extensive collection of labels from around the world, VIN+ Seminyak offers a treat not just for the palate, but also for the eyes.

The bar is a housed in a soaring structure of bamboo, local wood and stone, standing out starkly even in its swank Seminyak neighbourhood.

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Its interior is equally stunning, with high ceilings, spaced-out tables and romantic yellow lighting that create a relaxed atmosphere.

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Come here to while away the evening with charcuterie boards, house cured salmon and bottles and bottles of wine.

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VIN+ Seminyak

Address: Jalan Kayu Jati #1, Seminyak
Contact: +62 361 4732377
Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm

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13. Double-Six Club: Float and party

You can expect to be entertained, wined and dined at Double-Six Luxury Hotel.

Standing at 1,700 square metres, Double-Six Rooftop is the hotel’s rooftop bar (and also one of Bali’s largest), where you can party every night.

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15 metres above sea level and overlooking Double-Six Beach, there’s plenty of view to enjoy as you sip on cocktails with a Balinese twist, listen to the DJs and relax in floating pods—circular benches surrounded by water.

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Double-Six Club

Address: Double-Six Luxury Hotel, Seminyak, No. 66, Double-Six Beach Seminyak
Contact: +62 (0) 361 734 300

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14. La Favela: Not quite a shanty

From the name alone you’ve probably decided that this is a Brazilian-themed bar.

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Not wrong, but Brazilian-themed doesn’t even begin to describe how rad this place is.

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La Favela looks like an abandoned colonial building hidden in a jungle, with colourful antique furniture, vines creeping all over, old bicycles, scooters and a tired-looking Volkswagen that add to the feel of a place left behind by time.

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But it’s lively too — the resident macaw, ferret and fish keep pace with the clubbers.

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You’ll be able to keep going all night fueled by the excellent tapas and the refreshing cocktails.

La Favela

Address: Jalan Laksamana Oberoi 177x Seminyak Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Contact: +62 361 730603
Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am

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15. Karma Beach Bali: Life is a beach

The Karma Beach club is located at the bottom of a cliff on one of Bali’s hidden beaches, where white sand meets the sparkling Indian Ocean, clear and blue for as far as the eye can see.

But you’re probably wonder how to get down to the club — this is where the fun begins.

You can either take the stairs or pay USD $2 to take the inclinator ride to the bottom. Either way, you’ll get to enjoy a panoramic view of the beach and sea.

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Once you’re there, you’ll be greeted with deck chairs, parasols and a restaurant in a beach shack with a thatched roof and bamboo veranda.

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Get your gourmet cocktails and wood-fired pizzas here.

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You can sunbathe, go snorkeling or admire the limestone cliffs while kayaking.

Karma Beach brings in live DJs so the entire beach takes on a party atmosphere as night falls!

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But on Mondays, the entertainment is a little different – an outdoor theatre will be set up for movie screenings, which are bound to be magical whether it’s ’22 Jump Street’ or ‘The Great Gatsby’ playing.

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Karma Beach Bali

Address: Jl. Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
Contact: +62 361 8482202

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16. Temple Lounge & Bar: Sun, Shisha and Tapas

Also part of the luxurious Karma Kandara resort is the Temple Lounge & Bar located on the roof of the La Mare restaurant, which is perched on the cliff top.

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It has a distinctly different vibe from Karma Beach resort and you get a view of the ocean from 150 metres high.

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Temple is decked out in a sumptuous North African style – roomy colourful banquettes, shisha pipes for smoking and Moroccan stained-glass lanterns.

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It sets the scene for the similarly themed food – custom cocktails and Middle Eastern-inspired tapas.

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Temple Lounge & Bar

Address: Karma Kandara Jl. Villa Kandara Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
Contact: +62 361 8482244
Opening Hours: 10am—11pm

Official site 

17. Frankenstein’s Laboratory: Scare yourself silly

Are you a horror junkie?

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If so, you’ll love Frankenstein’s Laboratory, which not only has a unique theme but is also possibly the scariest bar in Bali.

The Lab is where you can get your cocktails (we mean strange concoctions served in beakers, test tubes, syringes and IV bags).

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You can order off the menu, or if nothing suits your dark desires, you can even ask the mad scientists to cook something up for you.

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Get some Monster Bites at the restaurant or be entertained by the Dancing Dead Cabaret, which consists of comely blood-splattered undead women, Dracula, and of course Frankenstein himself.

Frankenstein’s Laboratory

Address: Jl. Dhyana Pura No. 6, Seminyak
Contact: +62 361 731622
Opening Hours: 5pm—12am

Official site 

18. Single Malt Whiskey: Try all the whiskey you never could elsewhere

Located in IZE Hotel Seminyak, stepping into Single Malt Whiskey is like stepping into Prohibition-era New York.

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You’re transported back to the 1920s and Single Malt is an underground speakeasy, with its brick walls, oversized leather armchairs, vintage lamps and Persian rugs.

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But the biggest draw of Single Malt Whiskey has to be the wide selection of (surprise!) whiskey.

There are 60 different types, including the rare and the vintage.

Add to that the affordable prices (drinks are sold for as low as USD 10, and available by the glass), and these reasons make Single Malt a great place to hang out.

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If you fear getting drunk on an empty stomach, never fear – there’s a tapas menu for some quick bites!

Single Malt Whiskey

Address: Jl. Kayu Ayu #68
Contact: +62 361 8466969
Opening Hours: 6pm to 1am

Official site 

Are there any more awesome exotic bars we missed? Let us know!

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