We all have had our “one too many drinks” in some of Bali’s vibrating bars, but which one of them are actually the best bars on the island?Here are some of our favourite bars in Bali, not only for gulping down those Bintangs, but places to sip margaritas, delicious craft cocktails, beautiful wines and imported beers on a Bali’s night out.

Join us for a glass or two, will you?


1. MOTEL MEXICOLA at Petitenget Seminyak

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 other. 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…….. So the beverage menu will be staring something fruity and refreshing, like Mexicola Kiss, Pina Colada and Margarita; as well as the Tropical Classics, from the Manuela’s Mojito and Paloma Blanca. Perfect with the Mexican flavors.

Motel Mexicola | Jl. Kayu Jati 9X, Petitenget | Call: +62 361 736688

2. Rebenga Bali at Seminyak (Newly opened)

Located in Kerobokan, the heart of Seminyak, Rebenga Lounge & Kitchen offers a unique South American twist to the nightlife in Bali, Indonesia. Much more than a bar or lounge, Rebenga is an experience. A dress code is applied for you to further enhance your presence, with distinguished DJs setting the tone during the course of the night. Also available to be booked for private occasions, the venue is now open from Wednesday to Saturday, 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Regular public events will be hosted for both residing and international patrons who seek to appreciate a unique approach to Bali’s nightlife.

Rebenga Lounge & Kitchen Bali | Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.38 | Call: +62 819 1642 1224

3. AKADEMI at Katamana Hotel Seminyak

Created by award-winning bartender and author Dre Masso, Akademi is a hub for the world’s most celebrated and innovative mixologists and a center for the craft. The focus of Akademi’s menu is the exploration of Indonesia’s fine tropical offerings. In addition to one of the biggest collection of premium spirits in the country, the bar houses a vast range of infused locally produced arak made from coconut, rice and cane. Dre and his team have worked with island tribes and local artisans as well as permaculture experts to grow the best produce on the hotel grounds, all to create drinks that showcase the best of Indonesia. Designed by the PTT Family in-house team, Akademi pushes the boundaries of constructability and explores the natural material of terrazzo. The Akademi experience is complete with bespoke ceramic, wood and copper cocktail vessels made by local artisans and a vinyl turntable with a Klipsch hi-fidelity audio system. It’s the place to be for some fine drinks with your friends.

Akademi Bar | Katamama Hotel, Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak | Call: +62 361 3029999

4. BIKINI BALI at Seminyak

The new spot in town is open, and its bar 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 fuelled by a cocktail soiree.

Bikini Bali | Jl. Kayu Cendana No.6, Seminyak | Call: +62 813 53382346

5. Baker Street Soclial Speakeasy Bar at Kuta bali

The first late night speakeasy bar in Bali. Focusing on quality libations & craft spirits. Look for the tiny door between the Indian and the Greek restaurants.

Baker Street Social Bali | Jl. Petitenget No.17, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara | Call: +62 811 3865 869