Looking for a place to shake a leg in the Indonesian party capital? Bali has a bustling nightlife, with everything from rooftop bars and pool parties to underground clubbing cellars and stunning beach clubs.

Here are ten of the coolest places to unleash the party animal in you.

1. Potato Head Bali 

Potato head Bali

Potato Beach Club has the reputation of being the go-to place if you want to party in Bali – it’s a swanky beach-facing place with a big lawn, stylish sunbeds, and a sea-facing infinity pool where you can go for a dip while enjoying the sunset over the beach. If you don’t want to get wet, check into one of their numerous indoor bars and sip on some cocktails or beers while grooving to live DJ music.

Where: Seminyak

2. Sky Garden Rooftop Lounge

Skygarden Rooftop lounge

The Sky Garden is one of Legian’s most popular places to party. A lit-up rooftop venue, cold beers and funky beats spun by a live DJ all contribute to make it a cool hangout spot for the night owls. The complex has about eight pubs under one roof, so you are spoilt for choice. We’d highly recommend the rooftop bar, which serves the choicest of cocktails. (Don’t miss out on the triple vodka fruit shaker that comes in six different flavours.) To top it all off, there’s also a lip-smacking value-for-money buffet that is definitely worth a try.

Where: Legian

3. Mirror Bali Lounge & Club

Mirror Bali

Mirror Bali Lounge is one of Seminyak’s stylish and most premium clubs, with an ambience unlike any you have seen. The interiors of the club will remind you of a cathedral, due to its gothic design, stained-glass windows and towering ceilings. The high-tech laser lighting in a set-up like this makes it one of the coolest places to show off your moves. The club regularly has late-night parties, with international and local DJs pumping out groovy numbers.

Where: Seminyak

4. Finns Beach Club

Finns Beach Club Bali

If you’re looking to chill at night with a few drinks in the company of nature, then Finns Beach Club will take you by surprise. Sitting on the beach, Finns Beach Club has sea-facing loungers, where you can laze around with a drink in hand. Go between 6 and 7 pm to enjoy happy hours, with a 50% discount. If you’re up for it, go for a swim in the infinity pool or, even better, the sea. The lovely bamboo structure of the club ensures that every guest is treated to a stunning sunset while listening to soothing tunes.

Where: Canggu

5. Bounty Club

Bounty Club Bali

This is a legendary Bali nightclub that’s extremely popular for its wet and wild parties. It mostly attracts a young crowd that want to drink bucketloads of booze and party without limits – yes, alcohol is sold in buckets here. The club’s exteriors are inspired by a ship, with its front structure resembling a hull and sail masts glowing with white LEDs. A typical night here starts with Balinese dances and fire shows, before the club comes alive with glittering disco balls and DJs playing out pumping music. Themes vary from foam parties, drinking competitions and pool competitions to fashion shows, go-go dancers, muscle shows, and lip-syncing drag queens.

Where: Legian

6. Cocoon Beach Club At Double Six Bali 

Cocoon Beach Club Bali

Cold bintangs, sun lounges, neon-lit infinity pools, delicious tapas and soothing tunes – that’s your escape from the crowded clubs of Seminyak. The Cocoon Beach Club can serve as a chill-out party club or turn into a romantic night out with your special someone. It has the perfect ambience to just kick back and relax with a beer in hand. You can even pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment in your very own private cabana. They have happy hours every day, from 4pm to 7pm, so get there early to enjoy their icy-cold cocktails.

Where: Seminyak

7. VH Bali – Velvet & Hypnotized

VH Bali

Set foot into the glamorous VH Bali and get hypnotised by glitzy female models-turned-international DJs spinning out the latest chartbusters. The club has a lovely open deck with large grey cushioned loungers, where you can lose track of time staring at the panoramic views over the horizon. The drinks menu is impressive, from the traditional to creative ones, which act as perfect sundowners. Start the evening by dining on the cosy decks, watching the sunset. As night kicks in, let your hair down and party hard.

Where: Kuta

8. El Kabron – Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club

El Kabran

Perched on the edge of a 50-metre-high cliff with unparalleled views of the ocean, El Kabron is easily the most picturesque party place in Bali. Add to this some sangria, comfortable bean bags, a turquoise infinity pool, tasty tapas and live music in an open-air terrace, and you have yourself a night to remember. You can have intimate candle-light dinners in a sleek dining room, or choose to dance to the tunes of international DJs as the sun goes down in hues of orange and red.

Where: Kuta

9. Koh Bali

Koh Bali

Koh Bali is inspired by Berlin’s underground clubbing scene, where you can dance the night away in a small bunker-style warehouse. The underground cellar is an explosion of sound and high-tech laser works, where DJs play all kinds of groovy numbers. If you are tired of strutting your stuff, you can take a break at the bar and outdoor terrace which has a quaint European ambience.

Where: Seminyak

10. Karma Beach Bali 

Karma Beach Club

Set amid a stunning cove, the location of this beach is one reason why you should definitely go there. With a star-lit sky and the waves kissing your feet, this is the perfect venue for some music and cocktails. On Monday nights, a giant screen is set up on the beach where you can watch a movie on comfortable reclining sofas, with lit-up lanterns to add to the ambience. This is the ultimate luxury nighttime experience that you must experience!

Where: Uluwatu