DJ’s and Flashing Lights: Best Clubs in Bali

Indulge | Written By, Joannes Rhino | September 6th, 2017

With the amazing talent pool that is available, the island serves a unique mix of local and International DJs. The performances come alive with resident DJs who have contributed to the initial rise of the DJ culture from ground up, to the star DJs who have flocked to Bali to add to the flavour. Providing soundtracks to the island’s nights out, the DJ performances in Bali blend genres into high energy music.


Woobar

With a minimal down-to-earth design to maximise the cosiness, Woobar goes from fun, playful, and relaxed during the day to a vibrant ‘see and be seen’ experience at night. Throwing regular world-class gigs, you can enjoy the unmatched views of Seminyak beach and sip on signature cocktails while dancing the night away with resident DJs and an international line-up. This venue also happens to be the home to W Bali – Seminyak’s biggest summer happenings like SPF and Silent Disco. For September’s performances, Sunset session featuring Stefano Ritteri and Late-night session featuring Oliver Osbourne.

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W Bali Seminyak
A : Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta
T : +62 361 4738106
W : www.woobarbali.com


Potato Head Beach Club

A venue known for hosting one-of-a-kind parties featuring international DJs, Potato Head Beach Club presents After Dark Sounds at Night Moves. This newest monthly club night, complementing Potato Head Beach Club’s laid-back sunset sessions, brings the energy up a notch with Saturday night DJ sets from 8 PM. Held at the venue’s intimate, fully covered bar deck area, Night Moves is for Bali’s musically astute party crew, with each session hosting a visiting international artist. Previous guests have included trailblazing Scottish DJ Jackmaster, LA and Berlin-based DJ Mor Elian, Korean breakthrough artist Peggy Gou and Amsterdam cult favourite Young Marco. As one of the best holiday destinations in the world, this club welcomes more than 2,000 guests daily and has become a ‘must-do’ on any visitor’s itinerary.

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A : Jalan Petitenget 51B, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta, Badung
T : +62 361 4737979
W : www.ptthead.com


S.K.A.I. Beach Club

Taking in the stunning sunset moments over the Legian Beach, SKAI adds to the beach club lounging options in the area. Short for Sun-Kocktail-Alfresco-Indulgence, SKAI’s upbeat environment promises visitors to party all day long while having delectable cocktails and light bites from an all-day dining menu. Choose your colourful chilling spot on the cosy lounge chairs, on comfy sofas in the cabanas or next to the infinity swimming pool – all surrounded by swaying coconut palms and lush greenery with great views at any time of the day. This is a place where savvy travellers meet hip locals for fun times and enjoy the laid-back ambience with tantalising delicacies. As for the entertainment, live DJs do their gigs every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Bringing the theme “Tropical Live Set meets Seashore”, the sunset session features resident DJs with a guitarist / keyboardist of The Mangrooves. Be prepared to chill in a great vibe and get the party started.

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Padma Resort Legian
A : Jalan Padma 1, Legian
T : +62 361 752111
W : www.skaibeachclub.com


Club Jenja Bali

Presenting a one-stop evening entertainment realm for the cosmopolites and music lovers, Jenja Foyer offers a superbly atmospheric scene with expertly curated tunes spun by various international and local DJs. Cosy and spacious lounge areas and one VIP lounge are available to ensure your evening turns into a whole new experience of nightlife. Located downstairs from Foyer is the main room, featuring an impressive wall décor comprised of mosaic dragon scale motifs made up of hexagonal cut stones. DJs rev up with their gigs downstairs; the dance floor and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems liven up the scene for a truly memorable night out. With signature nights are Urbanized, non-commercial Hip Hop, RnB, Deep/tech house and many more. The club starts to make sounds from 10PM onwards on Wednesdays until Saturdays.

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Town Square Suites
A : Jalan Nakula Barat 18, Legian Kaja, Kuta, Badung
T : +62 811 3988088
W : www.clubjenja.com


Mirror Lounge & Club

Welcoming night owls to its hip lounge and party venue on Petitenget’s main route, this part of a Jakarta-based dining and nightclub management company will remind you of the big clubs in the capital city. With a stunning interior of a Gothic cathedral, mosaic wall décor, stained glass windows and towering ceilings, Mirror is the only clubbing venue where a dress code applies. The place starts its engine at 11PM from Thursday to Saturday with a good mix of local socialites and expats raving under one glass roof. This is one of Seminyak’s most premium hangouts offering total cosiness with international DJs performing for Hip Hop and RnB enthusiasts as well as the house music freaks.

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A : Jalan Petitenget 106, Seminyak
T : +62 361 8499800
W : www.mirror.id


Rooftop Sunset Bar

Offering more than just a spectacular Seminyak coastline from the top floor, this venue at Double-Six is a perfect combination between sight, sound and taste. Opening from late noon, visitors can choose spots to chill either at the Floating Pod, Sundeck or Island seating. While waiting for the sunset to make its majestic departure for the day, you are entitled for happy hour drinks. As the night goes deeper, for old-times sake, hits from 70’s to 90’s start on every corner’s TV screens. A music video compiled by a DJ, The Retro VDJ, starts from 6.30 to 10PM. Enhancing the enjoyment, great food and tapas selections are offered on the menu, including vegetarians.

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Double Six Luxury Hotel
A : Double Six Beach 66, Seminyak
T : +62 361 734300
W : www.doublesixrooftop.com


ZJ’s Bar & lounge

A hip night with a great vibe and bold beats, step into the most stylish scene of RnB music at ZJ’s. This trendsetting and hip sanctuary at The Mulia Resort & Villas will light up your weekend and get you to bust a move like an RnB superstar accompanied by top notch sounds. Consisting of two separate areas, this bar combines the feel and ambiance of a sleek and cosy night club with the mood of a relaxing resort in the outdoor area surrounded by a serene lake and contemporary seating design. The sumptuous design features a beautifully lit and elegant long onyx table, luxurious leather couches, and unique Piano Bar. With multiple selections for seating areas, you can either choose to chill at the bars, high table or cosy couches and day beds. Every Friday from 9 PM, Ladies can have free drinks by bringing their gent to ZJ’s to dance the night away.

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The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas
A : Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Sawangan, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 3017777
W : www.themulia.com


Moon Rabbit Liquor Bar & Dim Sum

This Chinese-Town-style liquor bar and lounge in Seminyak will catch your attention right from the beginning. The exterior is typical Cantonese with red lanterns hanging outside the building, brick walls and tall entrance. Going on the same line, the interior is a combination of Chinese red, teak wood panels, natural brick-walls and oriental ornaments. Having a modern-contemporary Chinese ambience, Moon Rabbit feels rustic with a young and energetic touch. To satisfy your palate, a broad selection of Cantonese dim sum and authentic Chinese cuisines will treat your tummy well. Add to the downright cool design and vibe, live DJ performances are available for the night crawlers every Friday and Saturday starting at 10PM.

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A : Jalan Petitenget 43C, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta
T : +62 361 4740674
W : www.moonrabbitbali.com


Nu Lazer

Featuring an all-window façade with its colourful laser and lighting inside visible from the street, this new concept of Nu Lazer comes with a revamped bar and a new and improved cocktail selection. Continuing its former legacy as a sport bar, live international sports feeds remain one of its staple highlights to keep in the crowd. In the evening, good music flows regularly through live band performances and complemented into the late hours by local and guest DJs, spinning everything from classic-old-school disco to up-tempo progressive, trance and house. The combination of great sound and lighting system brightening up the spacious industrial-chic hall and dance floor, it is guaranteed to be your favourite evening go-to place in Sanur.

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A : Jalan Danau Tamblingan 82, Sanur
T : +62 361 288807
W : www.nulazerbali.com

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Joannes Rhino

Joannes Rhino is a Editor in NOW! Bali Magazine

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