No doubt 2020 and 2021 were a difficult year especially for F&B business. Now, with the relaxed physical distancing rules from the government, the F&B bar scene business starts to open again. This month, we’ve listed the best bars in the island that are already back reopening its door. From the all-time favorites to the new hottest bars that recently opened, here are our top picks when it comes to finding the best bars in Bali in 2021.

Motel Mexicola

Nestled amongst the coco palms and glassy swells of Seminyak, Bali, lives the tropical oasis known as MOTEL MEXICOLA. As the cool place in the block, Motel Mexicola has various traditional plates, tapas, and others. But don’t forget the booze and liquor because Nicolaza Que Pasa knows where to add the salt, where to put the tajín, and exactly how much limon cabrone. So the beverage menu will be starring something fruity and refreshing, like Mexicola Kiss, Pina Colada and Margarita; as well as the Tropical Classics, from Manuela’s Mojito and Paloma Blanca. Perfect with the Mexican flavors.

Jl. Kayu Jati 9X, Petitenget
Phone: +62 361 736688
Instagram: @motelmexicola

Bikini Bali

Nestled in the very bustling area in Seminyak, Bikini Bali looks pretty cozy to us. Already creating buzz for their creative edge with their plates and cocktails, everybody wants a piece of Bikini. Bikini is a flirt, a party, a guilty pleasure. A collision of technique and flavor, eating with us is a re-discovery of shared plate dining. Inspired by the seasonal produce of the island, our inventive dishes are an expression of contrast, texture, and after-five attitude. Like the sticky sweat of Seminyak mixed with our breezy island shores, Bikini is a celebration of contrasts, contemporary eating fueled by a cocktail soiree.

Jl. Kayu Cendana No.6, Seminyak
Phone: +62 813 53382346
Instagram: @ulookhotinbikini

The Plantation Grill Seminyak

The ’20s inspired Grill and Bar, specializing in dry-aged meat & line-caught, sustainable seafood. Plantation Grill flaunts twenties-style luxury, with marble finishes, a vaulted double-height ceiling, and huge glass windows looking out to the sea. Guests are introduced to the venue via a beautiful spiral staircase which leads them down to luxurious leather booths. The restaurant’s specialty is dry aged, exclusively sourced and imported meat and line-caught sustainable seafood cooked over custom-made coal and wood grills and wood-fired ovens.

As well as the main restaurant area, guests can also enjoy the Plantation main bar which has seating to eat from a styled bar menu with dishes such steamed lobster roll, minute steak, hand-cut fries, and wood-grilled pasture-fed burgers.Situated just atop the spiral staircase is SLING BAR, an intimate space with a spirit of ‘The Great Gatsby meets Hemingway’. Guests can enjoy prohibition-style cocktails until the late hours. Sling Bar also has a secret door that leads into a mischievous hideaway boudoir for that special event.

Double Six Luxury Hotel, Seminyak, Fourth Floor, No. 66, Double Six Beach, Bali
Phone: +62 819 99895111
Instagram: @plantationgrillbali

La Favela

Since its first opening in 2013, La Favela has become the hottest place in Seminyak for clubbing or dining. This heavily decorated and lushly planted bar/restaurant serves awesome drinks, great Greek & Spanish food, and is constantly playing amazing music all day long. This is where you can find the coolest of the cool of the Bali crowd, any day of the week!

Jl. Laksamana Oboroi No. 177X, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 730010
Instagram: @lafavelabali_

Red Carpet Champagne Bar

Located in the heart of Seminyak on the bustling Jalan Kayu Aya (Jl Oberoi), a steady flow of foot traffic and buzzing of word-of-mouth has kept the place thriving since it opened in 2009 – and turned it into something of a Seminyak icon. The joint is cozy & intimate, with a splash of sexy. Red Carpet Champagne Bar is a fun bar with great service and besides their great champagne offers, they also serve great cocktails.

Jl. Kayu Aya No.42, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 9342794
Instagram: @redcarpetchampagnebar

The Night Rooster Cocktail Bar

Locavore’s new bar Night Rooster is located between the restaurant and the deli and offers charming views of Jalan Dewi Sita from its second-floor location. The airy yet intimate ambiance is enhanced with recycled wood, including a magnificent recycled ironwood floor in the friendly 40-seat bar. Here alchemist Raka creates exciting cocktails from premium spirits imaginatively combined with local fruits, herbs, vegetables and spices. Raka makes his own bitters and experiments with exotic infusions. His unique cocktails are works of art, both visually and in their subtle, delightful flavors

Jalan Dewi Sita 10B, Ubud, Bali
Phone: +62 361 977733
Instagram: @thenightrooster

Red Ruby

Aesthetically the Club is a melting pot of concepts meticulously crafted together. The interior design takes inspiration from New York’s Disco scene of the ’70s & 80s. Paying homage to the era that started it all. Musically however the Club draws Influence from the underground avant-garde clubs of Berlin, Ibiza, Barcelona & Amsterdam, showcasing the most cutting edge music being played right now. Perhaps most importantly though, the Club has the distinct spirit and vibe of Bali that can’t be captured anywhere else in the world.

Merging disco glam decor with the forefront of the underground and topping it off with that Bali spirit – is in a nutshell, the essence of Red Ruby. Located right at the front of the venue – The Terrace – our outdoor bar & restaurant is committed to serving up an array of mouthwatering foods, refreshing cocktails, and soothing Shisha while overlooking all the weird and wonderful activity happening along the infamous Petitenget street.

As the perfect complement to the intensity of the Club, The Terrace provides a much more relaxed, laid-back atmosphere with a musical backdrop of warm downtempo, disco, and house grooves.

Jl. Petitenget No. 919, Seminyak, Kerobokan, Bali 80361
Phone: +6281239665546
Instagram: @redrubybali

Mirror Bali

Stand in the center of Mirror, ponder on delicate threads of neon lasers that weave around the candy-colored mosaic glass. Listen, as world-class DJs glitter the dance floor with music, fluttering through ravishing crowds of youthful beings.

Taste the sweet smiles of outstanding service served on the floor & behind the bar. Feel the chromatic colors illuminate the glass roof, shimmering the night sky with life. Close your eyes, enter our world where all senses are awakened. Reflect yourself and simply let go.

The bar’s drinks menu ranges from vodka blends, bubblies of Chandon and Moscato, signature cocktails such as Blanc Fleur and Irish Tiramisu, and a choice of international beers.

Jl. Petitenget No.106 Seminyak Bali, Bali
Phone: +628119053010
Instagram: @mirror_allin

Manina

Photo credit: Instagram @sastrabudhi_sip

To find this hidden spot, follow the smell of Bakso (meatball), No, we mean it’s all serious. If you follow the smell it will lead you to the red door entrance that exudes a very intimate space. Using the unused space of fine-dining restaurant Bikini, which has been temporarily closed due to the pandemic, Manina serves exquisite crafted cocktails from head mixologist Arey Barker. You should try Kintamani Coffee Negroni, Mono Viejo, Trejo Valley, Nona Manise, and The Gaijin plus an array of nibbles such as Beef Rendang Empanada, Babi Guling Croquette, and Mongolian Beef Taco. Due to the pandemic Manina only opens from 04:00 PM from Thursday to Saturday.

Jl. Kayu Cendana No. 6, Seminyak
Phone: +62 813-3850-5054
Instagram: @maninaspeakeasy