These best sports bar get their vibe on the minute any sports seasons start to heat up, so it’s great to find a good spot for watching a game, a thrilling race or a battle of champions.
When world soccer fever is on, you can always root for your team without worrying about the bar getting too rowdy. All are meant for good sport and good times. Check out these top 10 picks of the best places with live sports in Bali.
1. Stadium Cafe and Sports Bar
One of Kuta’s most eye-catching bar, Stadium is located right on the famous ‘Kuta Sidewalk’ where you can easily take a glimpse of what’s on the screens inside and the gathering crowd around the bar. You’ll also spot guests watching in from the sidewalk with a beer in hand (or, you’re probably one of them). Fans of Aussie car racing can also enjoy The Bathurst 1000 fed live from the Mount Panorama Circuit in New South Wales, as well as the Formula 1 series, the rugby leagues, soccer, and of course the anticipated Melbourne Cup.
Stadium Cafe and Sports Bar| Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta| Call: +62 361 763100
2. Y Sports Bar
Part of the Garden View Resort, Y Sports Bar is tucked away on the northern end of Jalan Padma. The spot is a popular haunt among Aussie travellers in the area with a number of screens that shows various international sporting events. Expect crowd when the rugby leagues and Euro soccer crazes are on. Other times, guests have their own preference of sports feed, and channels follow suit, creating a somewhat familiar and home-like ambiance.
When you’re glued to watching your favourite game, you can head to the pool table for some rounds with new friends. There’s even a boxing ring with ‘midget fight nights’.
3. Rama Garden Hotel Sports Bar
A great place to mingle and meet with like-minded travellers from around the world, this main sports bar at the Rama Garden Hotel in Legian is attached to a restaurant that serves Indonesian and western cuisine. You’ll find a more refined dining vibe but with an open plan that features a large screen showing live sports feeds. It serves as a good stop for catching up on which team is leading the footy scores or who’s made it to the pole positions after the trials for the next big race.
4. Romeos Bar & Grillery
Romeos Bar & Grillery| Jalan Padma Utara, Legian| Call: +62 361 755225
5. The Melting Pot Game Room
The Melting Pot Game Room|Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud| Call: +62 858 574 802 30
6. Adrenalin Sports Bar
Adrenalin Sports Bar|Seminyak Square Lt. 2, Jl. Kayu Aya| Call: +62 361 738030
7. The Onion Bar & Restaurant
The Onion opened mid-2015 on the secluded Jalan Cemara in Sanur, and features a bar laden with quality pool tables and most importantly a total of 11 screens showing live sports. To top that off, it can seat 126, making it one of the major sport bar venues in Sanur. Order yourself a cold Heineken or Bintang, and you can watch on for as long as the games last. Its restaurant’s menu has a selection of local and international food presented in good portions and at affordable prices, and besides beer there are cocktails, wines, and cold ciders to choose from. Playing pool is free, and on some evenings there’s a live band performing 70s classics.