Sophisticated, stylish and oozing with class, Seminyak nightlife is the most exclusive in Bali! Over the last few years Seminyak has not only become popular for its designer boutiques, trendy bars and classy bistros; its nightclubs have also attracted partygoers from across the globe, welcomed world-famous DJs, and hosted parties for countless A-listers. Want to find out what all the fuss is about? Here’s our guide to partying – day and night – in Bali’s trendiest town…
Owned and designed by a Balinese couple, Mantra is one of the coolest bars on Petitenget.
Boasting tea light candles, colourful flowers in jars and a generally very friendly vibe, the outside patio only becomes more inviting as the night gets going, and, depending on what’s on and how big the crowd is, the tables might even get whisked away to create a dance floor! Mantra is known for its huge variety of day and night time events – from international DJs to art exhibitions, so, on your way through Seminyak, it’s always worth nipping in for a delicious daytime snack and finding out what’s in store for that evening.
- Seafood and vegetarian dishes IDR 40,000 – 50,000
- Bar snacks all IDR 20,000
Address: Jalan Petitenget77x, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 473 7681
Since Hu’u opened its doors in 2001 it’s never stopped being popular with partygoers from all over the world, most recently hosting celebrity icons Paris Hilton and Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr! Its constant flow of international DJs and scrumptious cocktails means dancing ‘til late is the only way to party at Hu’u.
- Drinks start at IDR 50,000
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
If you like loud music and a lively atmosphere Rumours is definitely the place for you – any night of the week! And, although it is a little rowdy, it still manages to attract a stylish, Seminyak crowd with its large selection of wines from all over the world, enormous variety of spirits from the bar, and live DJ who plays energetic, funky tunes from Monday to Saturday. If you’re anything like us, you’ll more than likely leave this place tipsy and happy 🙂
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 100, Oberoi, Seminyak
One of the newest bars and restaurants in Seminyak is the hot and trendy Motel Mexicola, which, yep, you guessed it, is Mexican from the floor to the ceiling. Inside and out, you’ll see bright colours, Mexican prints and candles, and long tables with plastic table cloths featuring happy designs – and the drinks list is literally tequila madness! In fact, there is such a big selection of the Mexicans’ favourite tipple, it’s probably best that you just see for yourself 🙂
When it comes to food, we weren’t quite as impressed though – the quality is great but the portions are small for the price you pay. But don’t let that put you off – Motel Mexicola is perfect for a leisurely cocktail or two – even if it is only to check out the decor!
Address: Jalan Kayujati No 9, Petingenget Beach, Seminyak
Tel: +62 (0)361 736688
Last but definitely not least, bar-bistro-lounge-gallery Townhouse is the newest addition to Seminyak’s party scene. (Yes, you read that right – all this is housed under one exotic roof!) Created by Mark Baker, a 30 year aficionado of the New York nightlife scene, this super-sophisticated venue can cater for all your party needs in one go – from catching Seminyak’s spectacular sunset on the rooftop bar, to sampling bespoke cocktails and dancing to the tunes of international DJs in the Townhouse Lounge, inspired by NYC’s ‘The Double Seven’. Trendy, cool and open ‘til late, we think Townhouse has got the vibe just right to fit in perfectly with Seminyak’s ever-expanding party scene.
Address: Jl Laksama 151, Seminyak
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