For a small island Bali really has a huge variety of excellent world class bars, and is home to a thriving nightlife. Over the years we’ve discovered many bars in Seminyak, tried and tested our favourites, which we think you’re guaranteed to love. They are:
We love the intricate décor here, patterned after the favela’s of Rio – Shantytown bars in the style of the old American speakeasy. Everything about La Favela is in the spirit of the Underground arts and dance scenes of London and New York, the 90’s house party ambience that was so prevalent at the time. It’s a distinctive, really enjoyable vibe; completely crazy and totally magical. The music is never too techno or too house – just good music that everyone enjoys. Located just minutes from your Sahana Villas, this bar is a must for any visitor to Bali.
Just a short walk from Seminyak beach is the colourful and vibrant Motel Mexicola, known fondly just as Mexicola by the locals. Renowned for its funky décor and fun vibes Mexicola is a great place to get your party started. With an impressive cocktail list, including an excellent selection of Mexican Tequilas and Cigars, a night at Mexicola will definitely be one you remember. Try the Tequila Express with El Jimador Reposado tequila, coffee liqueur, revolver espresso & gingerbread for an adrenalin pumping mix.
When we fancy a little European infusion in the tropics we head the Red Carpet for its impressive array of French Champagnes. The atmosphere is a little up market but always fun and a little bit sexy; think Paris and the Moulin Rouge. Located on the bustling Jl Oberoi, you can’t miss this bar’s…well, Red Carpet entrance! Theatrical, vivacious and decadent, the Red Carpet Champagne Bar guarantees fun times and is the fancier of the bars in Seminyak.
Cool, calm and elegant with its ultra-modern interior and minimalist décor, Kilo Bali offers a quiet air conditioned respite from the hum and hustle of central Seminyak. Located on Jl Drupadi, just minutes’ walk from Seminyak beach, this is one of our favourite places to hang out with friends on Sunday afternoons. Soulful music, an impressively thoughtful wine list and gorgeous snacks make every visit here a memorable occasion.
Designed in the style of a New York speak easy, 40 Thieves boasts a fascinating array of artisanal spirits and handcrafted cocktails. We love sitting at the burnished copper bar and trying 1…or 3 of mixologist Shah Dillon’s creations. And so will you! Upstairs from Mad Ronin’s on Jl Petitenget this is a taste of Bali bar and nightlife at its finest.
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