10 Smashing things to do in Seminyak at night
Seminyak is the hub for nightlife in Bali, with its collection of stylish entertainment venues, classy bars and kickass party hotspots. There are laid-back cafes with splendid beach front settings catering to twilight crowds from sundown until wee hours of the night. Elegant interiors, beach lawns, poolside bars and great outdoor landscapes mark the sophisticated night scenes in Seminyak.
So check out the 10 most smashing things to do at night in Seminyak.
1. Chill-out at the Potato Head Beach Club
Definitely the most happening venue in all of Bali, this beach club transports you into a world of dining, drinks and partying on a large lawn beachfront.
The club resembles a colosseum with a thin pathway leading into the club which makes you feel like a gladiator entering a battle. Well, after all that’s where all the energy and excitement is!
The flat lawn, beachfront bar and an infinity pool are all within the grounds of this charming ‘amphitheater’. It is also a great place to delight your taste buds after a round of martinis and champagnes.
The first floor of the club houses Kaum, a laid-back restaurant serving home cooked style Indonesian cuisine, while the upper floor is Tapping Shoes, a fine-dining restaurant serving the elaborate French cuisine.
Address: Jalan Petitenget 51B, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 3400/ USD 52 for two people
2. Food Hunting at Jalan Laksamana
Jalan Laksamana, the famous Eat Street is the go to place for the foodies out there. The half-mile stretch consists of plentiful restaurants serving not only mouth-watering Indonesian cuisine but also a wide range of international cuisines.
The Corner House café adorned with vintage décor and jars of fresh wildflowers has been a favourite hotspot for food lovers. The perfect combination of stylish décor and the impressive food presentation provides a great setting for the Instagrammers.
Address: Jalan Laksmana No.10 A, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 1300 / USD 21 for two people
3. Wine Tasting at Vin+Seminyak
Step into the world of premier wines at the towering bamboo enclave of Vin+Seminyak. The expertly curated labels of wines here will make you look past the vineyards of Tuscany.
Vin+Seminyak known to be a pioneer in sourcing quality wines houses over 18,000 bottles in 250 different varieties.
The glamorous restaurant serving wines from all over the world is priced to suit every budget. The restaurant’s bamboo structure is designed to resemble a massive barrel of wine. And for all those who are unsure about what to pair their wines with, the restaurant has curated a list of wine pairing specials.
Address: Jalan Kayu Jati # 1, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 1400 / USD 23 for two people
4. Cabaret Shows at the Bali Beach Shack
The Aussie-owned restaurant and bar is well-known for its good-humoured and clean cabaret shows, fit for the whole family. They feature the best of Bali’s drag queens who battle it out onstage.
The beach shack holds its exclusive ‘Drag Idol’ tournament which involves the girls competing to win the title.
Apart from the cabaret shows, it also hosts live local bands singing and traditional Balinese dances. Enjoy a night of humour and enthusiasm as you feast on top quality Western food selections.
Address: Jalan Sahadewa no.7, Legian, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 1000 / USD 15 for two people
5. Horror Themed Frankenstein’s Laboratory
Frankenstein’s Laboratory located in the heart of Seminyak is known for its unusual ‘freak shows’ and one-of-a-kind horror theme.
The restaurant specialises in all things freaky such as zombie face paintings and cocktails served in IV bags. The venue hosts five cabaret shows every night with a thrilling meet and greet session with the scary performers after and before each gig.
Frankenstein’s Laboratory serves western staples like pizzas and burgers, though matchlessly prepared with mouth-watering flavours. Owing to the unique theme, the Frankenstein’s Laboratory has gained immense popularity and remains booked several days in advance.
Address: Jalan Camplung Tanduk No.6, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 1600 / USD 24 for two people
6. Fireshows at Nirvana Burger Bar
Serving a wide array of drinks and sumptuous burgers over live music, Nirvana Burger Bar is the ideal place for quality nightlife entertainment.
What sets this place apart is its one-of-a-kind fireshows. Sit back and sip on fruity cocktails while the performers awe you with their fiery show that eventually ends with a big bang as fire sparks fly all over the bar.
And if that’s not enough, the magicians at this bar perform amazing tricks to leave their guests mesmerized.
Address: Jalan Laksmana 50 B, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 1000 / USD 15 for two people
7. Rise High Up at Double – Six Rooftop
This signature venue of the Double-Six Luxury Hotel serves the high-end upmarket crowd. The 1700 square metre stylish rooftop bar offers mesmerising 180-degree views of the Seminyak’s coastline and orange sunsets.
The bar’s edge is the most sought-after space with the best views and round lounge pods with pillows and cushions to provide a comfortable and relaxed seating. The mini outdoor cinema area of the bar is designed with beach-style chairs and a unique pit grill forming a ‘circle of fire’.
With the green pineapple themed bar, indoor pine trees and sharks and rays in the water tanks, the modern interiors at Double – Six are surely something to watch out for.
Address: Double-Six Luxury Hotel, Jalan Arjuna No. 66, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 2200 / USD 33 for two people
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8. Party in Style at Ku De Ta
Ku De Ta has earned its tag as a trendsetter for upscale nightlife and beach dining in Bali with being the first venue introducing it all. The black clad staff and the unique layout is what it sets apart.
The beachfront lawn, a cozy ambience, catchy tunes from in-house DJs and spectacular sunset views make it favoured hangout spot.
A number of other dining sections coexist within Ku De Ta such as the high-ceilinged Wantilan pavilion where guests can dine by candlelight and Tree Bar styled as a tropical forest setting with playful shades and textures.
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 1900 / USD 30 for two people
9. Sneak Underground at the Koh Bali
The island’s nightlife hotspot, Koh Bali takes its inspiration from the famed underground clubbing scene of Berlin, where you can dance all night long to techno house, deep house and regular house. The vivid laser works and thumping beats only add to the energetic ambience.
Koh Bali is divided into two separate levels, the bunker at the ground level, designed to give the underground look and feel, a bar and outdoor terrace at the higher level. It only opens its doors before midnight when you can enter the small bunker-style warehouse.
Address: Jalan Camplung Tanduk No.15X, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 2100 / USD 32 for two people
10. Tacos, Tequilas and Fiestas at Motel Mexicola
This newest addition to the Seminyak nightlife promises to transport you ‘south of the border’. This colourful and quirky.
Mexican bar hosts fire dancers juggling to the beats of a Latin Band while the spirited crowd chugs drinks after drinks.
Motel Mexicola hosts a laid-back seating on the higher level where you can sit back and enjoy the view down to the ravers in the courtyard. Whilst on a break from tapping toes, you can order sumptuous tacos, quesadillas and tostadas accompanied with chilled margaritas.
Address: Jalan Kayujati 9X, Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Cost: INR 1200 / USD 19 for two people