You’re on the “Island of Gods,” and you want to know where the best places are to swim, drink, and relax (after a long day of surfing)? Well, we got some suggestions for you. Here are the top beach clubs in Bali with an overlooking view of some of the best surf breaks in the world. These Bali beach clubs and chill-out spots are great for lounging during the day, but make sure you stick around for the sunset, as they are as magical as it gets. Let’s dig into it!
Single Fin, Uluwatu
With humble beginnings in 2007, Single Fin has grown into 20,000 square feet of event space. An elevated pool deck overlooking Uluwatu beach, surfing’s holiest sites, make this a two-story clubhouse.
To truly understand Bali, one must surf or swim at Uluwatu’s tidal cove. After that, take a stroll to the island’s most enormous balcony and watch the sunset with a cool Bintang.
Originally a surfers’ hangout, Uluwatu’s Single Fin Cliff-Top Bar has transformed into a sunset chill-out & live entertainment hotspot. At sunset and on weekends when there are jam sessions, the whole place is packed with people.
To enjoy the view till the sky turns red, head up to the bar at any time and get a cold drink, sit back and relax. Non-surfers may sit back and watch the harrowing antics of the pros as they show their crazy skills on some of the crazy waves Uluwatu has to offer.
With its outstanding live music roster, Single Fin brings Blue Point (also known as Suluban Beach) to life with a lineup that includes worldwide guest D.J.s and renowned local bands.
Feeling hungry? Order a variety of tasty snacks, such as healthy salads, pizza to share, spaghetti, grilled chicken satay, and nacho cheese sauce to satisfy your cravings. In the mornings and afternoons, surfers may get their fill of Acai berries, handmade granola, and slices of fresh tropical fruits at the nearby Nalu Bowl Shack.
Did you know Single Fin’s also has a shop right next door? An array of men’s and women’s surfing apparel, as well as surf gear, books, and memorabilia, are available at the Single Fin surf store.
The pub might be a little chaotic at times, mainly during their weekly jam sessions, though if you appreciate the buzz of a crowd, that’s a good thing. They strongly advise making prior reservations for the most sought-after booths for the weekend sets.
Old Man’s, Canggu
It’s been a Canggu understanding for almost two decades, Old Man’s, a laid-back beer garden near the Batu Bolong surf break. The club still draws a large audience despite its older appearance when compared to its younger competitors.
This is especially true during the club’s daily happy hour (5–6 pm), once all drinks are 2 for 1.
Enjoy a cool Bintang and some basic yet moderately priced foods like burgers, fries, and salads while taking in the sea breezes and the nearby wave-riding activity during the day.
After sunset, the party scene takes over, especially on Old Man’s Dirty Ol’ Wednesday evenings, when there are always drinking games (like beer pong). Most of Old Man’s visitors are in their early twenties and comprise a diverse mix of locals, tourists, and expats. You can just be yourself, meet new people, and kick off your weekend. Regular nightly highlights include:
• Performances by live bands.
• Ranging from reggae to rock.
• D.J.s spinning lively disco for a crowded dance floor.
• drinking games till you drop
La Brisa, Canggu
Built entirely from reclaimed wood, La Brisa is a stunning beach resort located on Echo Beach with a curving pool. Used fishing boats and marine knick-knacks decorate the shipwrecked-themed hotel, with palm trees growing out of the floors and comfortable rattan beanbag chairs.
Young Europeans on vacation, Indonesians on a weekend getaway, and many families. At La Brisa, you will find them all. Kids like playing pirate by the pool or clambering around the rear driftwood playground.
Keep in mind that when the sun starts to decent in the ocean, a swarm of Instagrammers will come out the get the perfect shot.
Even though La Brisa is stylishly laid-back (we adore the vintage-inspired reclaimed wood terrace seats!), the island vibes are still very much alive and well. Think of delicious drinks, swaying palms, and a sizzling soundtrack to go with a relaxed day in paradise all while enjoying yourself in the sun. What else do you want?
The Lawn, Canggu
The Lawn is a beach club on the sands of Batu Bolong, has just been renovated and is ready to receive more guests once the borders will finally open. As you sip on house-made arak infusions and cocktails made with local ingredients, you’ll be serenaded by the sounds of chilled Afrobeat and yacht rock.
This bustling location on Batu Bolong Beach is a firm favorite among Canggu’s ever-expanding community because of its stylish drinks, tasty eats, and patio beanbag arrangement. The Lawn at The Lawn is greener, thanks to the commanding views of the ocean and one of the most incredible sunset locations in town. You can enjoy the sunshine and excellent island vibes at the beachfront pool while lounging on beach-chic daybeds with bohemian umbrellas.
During the week, The Lawn hosts a wide range of activities. There will be live music or a D.J. spinning tracks to provide the perfect ambiance for you and your family and friends to enjoy. On Fridays, you may get your weekend started by dancing to your favorite music.
Feel like doing something back while you are in Bali? The Lawn encourages you to pick up trash on the beach to make a difference. We could not agree more!
Komune Beach Club, Keramas
Komune is the go-to site for the wave riding crew that love a little of five-star après-surf, situated directly in front of one of Bali’s top right-handers. Sit on a beanbag or a hammock near the pool and take in the excitement out front while you kick back and relax.
Between rounds of surfing and chilling, the tasty menu offers something for everyone, including healthy juices and colorful drinks, delicious seafood, pizzas, fresh salads, and various other bites. You don’t want to return to your house? Stay in one of the resort’s ultra-hip rooms or villas to recharge your batteries for tomorrow’s adventures, or sets of waves.
A circular building in the center of the bar resembles a giant mushroom and is covered in black canvas awnings. There are green seats on wooden decks facing the beach. You could dream away here till the sun is setting, watching some of the best surfers performing a show (during Bali’s wet season).
Potato Head, Seminyak
Potato Head Beach Club is a must-visit for most travelers to Bali because of its Bali-inspired decor and an unlimited supply of delicious cuisine and beverages. If you want the most excellent spot for a day of luxury reclining before the sunset performance, get there early (we recommend arriving by 11 am).
While the hand-drawn drink menu, snacks, and soothing music provided by a stellar lineup of locally and internationally D.J.s are all great, our favorite part of Desa Potato Head is its commitment to sustainability and zero-waste practices throughout the whole property. Keep an eye on the events schedule when the pandemic is over, as some of Bali’s most powerful live performances have taken place just here.
In addition to hosting numerous performances by international D.J.s and celebrities, Potato Head Beach Club is among the most well-known beach clubs in Bali. Potato Head has hosted world-class concerts and parties with artists like Marc Ronson, Foster the People, Fat Boy Slim, and M.I.A. on the poolside stage during significant events. Temporary locations are built over the pool so that people may enjoy the music while splashing around to the sounds and rhythms.
Ulu Cliffhouse, Uluwatu
Ulu Cliffhouse, the grown-up but not buttoned-up hotspot in Uluwatu, frames a magnificent cliff-side backdrop with modernist lines. Most visitors are content to lounge around the pool, surrounded by swaying palms and thatched guest bungalows, at the clubs’ 100-foot elevation.
In the case you’d rather see the Indian Ocean from another angle, you may do so from a freshly opened deck hundreds of steps down towards the beach.
High on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, the Ulu Cliffhouse has lifted the island’s beach club to exhilarating new heights (figuratively speaking). The beautiful views of the deep blue Indian Oceans, along with a delicious dish created by world-renowned Peruvian Chef Diego Muoz, make for an unforgettable experience.
With a 25-meter swimming pool, a recording studio, a restaurant, a bar, and an art gallery, this is one groovy place to hang out. The party starts at 4 pm every day with a different local and international D.J. serenading the setting sun.