Seminyak Beach Bars ( UPDATED 2020 )
Signature sunset cocktails, infinity pools with gorgeous bodies, sensational cuisine, uber-cool private suites & international DJs – you are going to absolutely love Seminyak’s beach bar scene. Go ahead and enjoy!
Looking for an alternative to the mainstream night clubs and bars in the Seminyak area? Try one of the many beach bars that are springing up all over the place. It’s a great alternative to watch the sunset over a cocktail or two whilst sitting on a bean bag. They are casual, easy to find ( just look for the cool lights and bean bags dotted on the sand) and offer tourists a great place to socialise before heading off for the evening.
Beach bars in Seminyak run between Legian and Ku De Ta Beach area in Petitenget all the way through to Batu Belig so all you have to do is start walking and you’ll be spoiled for choice.
The Best Beach Clubs in Seminyak
1. Ku De Ta
You can’t say you have been to Bali without a visit to the very famous Ku De Ta – it’s the place to be seen and enjoy watching all the glam people. The music gets louder after sunset, so be prepared for the younger, hip crowd to take over the place. If you like it also got great food, so make an evening of it here. Prices are Western, so bring heaps of dollars with you, ( or your credit card ) especially if you are planning a big night! You can gain access to Ku De Ta form the beach so why not spend the day here and relax with friends or your family on a private sunbed. The swimming pool is right next to the beach so the kids will enjoy splashing around while you enjoy a few cocktails & food. You might even like to stay for dinner at Mejekawi which would be a real treat!
Ku De Ta, Jl. Kayu Aya No.9, Seminyak Ph+62 361 736969
2. Potato Head
See above and its kinda the same as Ku De Ta – except on a grander scale – I would say twice the size and the pool has a bar. I see many people sit by the pool the whole day and then do exactly the same at night. Loads of top quality food, a grass area for the kids and family to chill out is an added bonus and relaxing music make Potato Head really popular. It’s quite pricey so be prepared to pay Australian prices for all drinks and food. There is also an upper-level restaurant where you can dine with sensational views over the ocean. The place is jam-packed from morning till night so if your coming here on the weekend & want to have lunch or dinner we would advise booking in advance.
Address: Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 4737979 Website: https://potatohead.co/seminyak
At the W Hotel/Resort – this is an upmarket beach bar with international DJ’s. Drinks are expensive and you have to dress up for the night. The atmosphere is awesome and they make one of the best cocktails in Bali. Make sure you come here for some sunset cocktails and glam it up with all the beautiful people.
View the WooBar website here.
4. La Plancha
This is famous as it’s the very first beach bar that decided to put bean bags on the sand. The trend soon caught on and the whole area is littered with bars and bean bags pumping out cool tunes while masses of tourists grab a chair with a cold drink and some nibbles and watch the passing parade as the sunsets. It’s a great place to spend a few hours with friends or family and it’s really quite reasonably priced. Check out the video below to see how crazy it gets. For some, it may be too much but if you get there early enough and get a great position you’ll be well on your way to sipping that yummy cocktail.
“Bali Villa Escapes Tip: get here early as La Plancha gets super packed very very quickly”.
5. Cocoon at Double Six Beach
Is a hip and very happening beach bar but you have to be I would say under 30. Loud doof music, combined with alcohol and a swimming pool with loads of young people in bathers should give you a clearer idea. An amazing location can be a bit pricey but well worth it if you are into that sort of thing. Once the sun goes down the place as you can imagine starts to liven up.
“Bali Villa Escapes Tip: there are dozens of beach bars in the Double Six area that have great music and food so once you’ve spent some time at Cocoon, go exploring the area – you will be impressed! “
Cocoon Beach Club, Blue Ocean Boulevard, Jl. Double Six No.66, Seminyak Ph+62 361 731266
6. Cafe Del Mar
Just on the outskirts of Seminyak in Batu Belig is the new kid on the block; Cafe Del Mar. If you want to live it up and party with your mates then this is the beach bar to do it in. Rent your own private suite with your own pool and see what movie stars do. The cost is about AUD $2000 per day and includes alcohol. So worth it if you can get a group of about 20 together. For those that don’t want to spend that much, you can get a day bed or cabana by the pool and enjoy the views, music and obviously the amazing vibe.
Cafe Del Mar has taken all the good points of all the best beach bars in Seminyak and combined it here to make it a very memorable day. You can see why most visitors keep on coming back here. Check out the video below to get a better idea of what all the hype is about. The video was at midday before the late afternoon party crowd gathers but this is just a taste of what a fun place this really is!
“Bali Villa Escapes Tip: if your coming to Cafe Del Mar with a taxi expects there to be delays getting there along Jalan Batu Belig ( the main road from Seminyak to Cafe Del Mar ). Give yourself plenty of time so you don’t miss the sunset”.
Cafe Del Mar, Jl. Subak Sari, Canggu Ph +62 361 4471625 Open daily from 11am.
Don’t forget to rent your holiday villa near Cafe Del Mar so you can come and enjoy this fabulous beach club every day!
7. Mrs Sippy
While not quite on the beach Mrs Sippy makes it onto this list because it’s such a popular day club and they have tried to recreate the beach vibe by having sane next to the pool so it feels like your on the beach. The stand out feature of Mrs Sippy is the diving board which everyone tries after a few drinks! There’s the usual fine food, great music, young party vibe and the fab pool area. Definitely should be on your beach bar party list!
As it’s website says: ” Welcome to Mrs Sippy Bali! The largest saltwater pool haven, home to the most glamorous pool parties, wedding events, music festivals and more in the heart of
8. Small local beach bars
The local vendors are also a very good option – they are all dotted along the beach. Pull up a milk crate, order a Bintang with some friends and enjoy the atmosphere. You simply can’t miss these guys and they will be more than happy to serve you for as long as you want – a much much cheaper option.
What I do find amazing is the number of taxis in Bali and the ease at which you can get one. So if you find you have had a bit too much to drink, leave the motorbike or car and grab one of the local taxis or perhaps a Go Jek ( Bali’s equivalent of Uber). They are cheap and very clean – the only issue is the traffic. But that’s really part of the experience.
If you happen to be staying in Legian or renting a holiday villa in Seminyak then visiting any one of the above beach clubs is one of the best activities to do in the late afternoon to avoid the Bali traffic hassles.
There are new beach bars opening all the time and the list is far too extensive for us to write here but essentially most of them are all the same. It’s hard to pick one from the other. Most people tend to arrive at the beach at about 3 pm and randomly pick a bar that looks half decent. They are all pretty much cookie-cutter style bars so it really doesn’t matter where you end up so long as you are there by sunset. Leave it too late and you won’t be able to get a seat. It gets really packed.
“Bali Villa Escapes Tip: get to the beach about an hour or so before sunset so you get the best seat and a prime position before all the crowds come”.
The master brains behind Mexicola brings to you not another world-famous restaurant but a retro beach club and it is located on Batu Belig Beach in Seminyak. Fresh and bright colours, retro interiors, fabulous cocktails, a pool with sea and sunset views, exquisite food… Get that pina colada and chill out at Tropicola Beach Club.
Tropicola Beach Club, Jl Pantai Batu Belig No.5, Seminyak, Ph +62 361 9343636. Open daily 11am – midnight.
10. 707 Beach Berm
Another hot spot on Batu Belig Beach, 707 Beach Berm is a local beach bar sitting right on the sand with beanbags and parasols. Drinks are affordable, the staff is friendly, sunsets are spectacular and the vibe is laid-back and easy-going.
707 Beach Berm, Jl. Batu Belig No.33 A, Seminyak Ph +62 812-3981-356
11. Mano Beach House
Mano Beach House brings a little bit of the Caribbean to Bali. Tropical cabanas and thatched parasols, a swimming pool and fabulous ocean views, this beach house sits right next to Pura Petitenget in Seminyak and the ambience is lovingly tranquil and laid-back. Nothing too fancy or pretentious, just utmost cool and relaxed. Love it!
” Bali Villa Escapes Tip: there’s a great night market next door in Petitenget so after a few cocktails this might be a good place for some snacking once the sunsets….if you can fit any more in”.
This travel blog was written by Steven one of the marketing team of Bali Villa Escapes who actually took a few of these videos here. Steven says: ” They are pretty low budget but the aim was to give you a good idea of what these places are like without too much editing”. Steve is an avid Bali lover and is always on the lookout for new cafes, bars and places of interest”.