Now this is the simplest trick in the book for having a great time with your closest friends. A bar or a hangout venue is the natural social setting that’s perfect to celebrate friendship. Go alone and you’ll likely make new friends; go with friends and you can talk about that sad guy who goes to the bar alone. Just remember, don’t do anything stupid that you’ll regret the next morning.
For that fun night with whiskies and some pool games, Single Malt is just where to go for that well-deserved drink that caps off the workday or that heady brew that accentuates the weekend. Single Malt is not necessarily your classic corner bar, though. But even with that being said, the bar is a place where men and women can have great whiskies and cocktails with a cigar, while listening to some classics from an era when music was music! The staff always responds with knowledge when ask, “which whisky would you recommend?”. To make the night out even more fun, why not have a drinking game? Just head out to the bar’s pool table and have a game of 9 Ball. The rules are yours to be set, and broken.
In addition to the bars, the beach club trend – swanky, all-day lounge style venues, usually with a pool perched right on the beach – has been sweeping the globe for a while. And Bali’s leading names, like Finns Beach Club, has turned its respective stretches of sand on Canggu into a par-ty hub frequented by the beautiful and the stylish – something that you and your chums might want to check out. During the day you can laze in the sun in comfort on single and double day beds on a white sand beach or swim in a stunning 30-metre infinity edge pool with swim up pool bar (and underwater speakers). At night, the beach club takes a new form, as if the starry sky and the shining moon brings out a second personality. This can really be seen during one of Finns’ parties, which brings an array of international musicians to the island.
In Nusa Dua, Ayodya Beach Club is spreading colourful beanbags and umbrellas on Mengiat beach, making a trendy seaside strip for you to laze around. Here you get to enjoy their signa-ture cocktails from 11am to 11pm. With a food and beverage purchase of only IDR 250,000, you can have access to the resort’s infinity pool (with towels provided). But we suggest you come on the weekends, when a weekly party and movie screening takes place.
Travelling south to Ungasan and down to Karma Beach Club, your bonding session can feature a secluded, pristine beach. Accessed via a cliff inclination from Karma Kandara, here you’re treated to blissful, barefoot days and carefree, glamorous nights. But this venue isn’t a place simply to have drinks and dip your toe in the water, for you and your friends can also dive in for the ultimate in immersive, sand-and surf-hedonism. From fun-filled days of water-sports, beach combing, and even oceanside spa treatments and cool, private cabanas, your group is sure to have a great time here. But don’t leave just yet. Why not continue on to a sensual, star-filled night with DJs, live music, cocktails and seafood feasts?