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Best bars in Canggu

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Canggu is a popular destination in Bali, Indonesia, with a vibrant nightlife scene that includes a variety of bars to suit different preferences. Here are some of the best bars in Canggu:

  1. The Lawn Canggu – This bar offers a relaxed and trendy atmosphere, with comfortable seating and views of the ocean. They serve a variety of cocktails, beers, and wines, as well as light bites and snacks. The bar also hosts regular live music and DJ events.


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  2. Old Man’s – Old Man’s is a beachfront bar and restaurant that offers a casual and fun vibe. They have a large outdoor seating area, and they serve a range of cocktails, beers, and food. The bar also hosts regular events, such as live music and sports screenings.


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  3. Finn’s Beach Club – Finn’s is a luxury beach club that offers a variety of services, including a restaurant, bar, pool, spa, and fitness center. They serve a range of cocktails, wines, and food, and they host regular events, such as DJ performances and beach parties.


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  4. Gimme Shelter – Experience the complete Jagger vibe at the liveliest rock’n’roll bar in Canggu, where live performances and abundant drinks guarantee an unforgettable evening (or perhaps one that is better forgotten). Every day, a variety of skilled bands perform on the stage, and if you think you have what it takes to be the next Janis Joplin, then head down to the bar for the open mic night on Mondays. Gimme Shelter is located in Munggu, Mengwi, and can be contacted at GS.booking.bali@gmail.com. It is open daily from 5 pm.


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  5. Lost City – Hey, is that Kuta I see?! Lost City is the first nightclub to bring the vibrant party scene of Kuta to Canggu. Situated in Echo Beach, this multi-level nightclub is an extraordinary establishment with advanced lighting and sound systems, innovative design features, several cozy corners for mingling, and DJs playing various genres of music (including house, hip-hop, techno, and groove) to keep you dancing all night long. However, please note that only members are permitted to enter. You can contact Lost City at Gang Surf, Canggu, by phone at +62 813 3935 8122, or by email at info@lostcitybali.com.


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  6. The Slow – The Slow is a boutique hotel and bar that offers a chic and sophisticated atmosphere. They serve a range of cocktails, wines, and food, and they often host art exhibitions and other cultural events.

  7. Behind the Green Door – best for an intimate atmo – Behind the Green Door is a recent addition to Canggu’s speakeasy scene that caters to the desires of hip crowds seeking an intimate bar experience. This establishment offers a cozy lounge area where patrons can enjoy exquisite cocktails, great music, and delicious bites. The bar is managed by an award-winning mixologist, Harris Mahendra, who uses a seasonal, zero-waste approach to create both classic and unique cocktails. The rotating DJs and musicians keep the party vibes going, and Chef Jethro Vincent from the Kilo Collective Family provides gourmet bites like Japanese oysters, smoked potato dauphine, and chicken liver parfait cigars. Access to the hidden, enigmatic green door requires a password. The bar is located at Gang Bamboo No. 17 in Canggu and opens daily at 6pm.

  8. Black Sand Brewery – Black Sand Brewery has revolutionized the beer-drinking scene in Bali by offering finely-crafted craft beer, as well as an assortment of wines and cocktails. The brewery draws inspiration from beers from various parts of the world, and offers a range of its own brews, including an IPA, a crisp and refreshing German Kölsch beer, and a fresh Summer Pale Ale. In addition to beer, the brewery serves bistro-style bites such as fried pizzettas, braised baby octopus, and mac and cheese brisket croquettes to complement the drinks. The brewery is situated in a sprawling red-brick space with stunning views of rice fields and a relaxed beer garden with a Balinese community atmosphere. It’s a popular destination for cool crowds looking to enjoy quality brews and bites. Black Sand Brewery is located on Jl Batu Bolong in Canggu and is open daily from 12 pm.

  9. Revolver Espresso – Revolver, which began as a small boutique coffee shop hidden in a narrow alley in Seminyak, has grown into one of Bali’s most well-known boutique coffee brands. With its expansion to Canggu, the brand has brought not only its exceptional coffee (a perfect cure for a weekend hangover) but also a popular cocktail destination. Visitors can drop by on Friday evenings for dinner and cocktails and stay late for one of the biggest parties in town. Revolver Canggu is located on Jl Nelayan No. 5 in Canggu and is open every day starting at 7 am.


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  10. The Back Room – The Back Room is a chic and sophisticated bar and lounge area cleverly hidden behind Mason, one of Canggu’s finest dining establishments. Featuring New York-style leather booths, low lighting, and a pool table, this underground cocktail bar offers a comfortable escape from Bali’s warm climate. With air conditioning, The Back Room is an ideal spot to enjoy a nightcap and stay late in an ambiance that exudes style. The bar is situated at Jl Batu Bolong No. 83 in Canggu and is open daily from 6 pm.


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  11. Bar Souvenir – Bar Souvenir is a hidden gem loved by Canggu’s expat community. Located in Berawa, this chic lounge is a peaceful escape from the busy surroundings. The bar frequently experiments with different spirits and flavors to create new menus. The interiors are stylish and intimate, featuring clean lines and contrasting textures, and the cocktail menu is full of innovative creations. Alternatively, visitors can opt for the low-intervention wines, best enjoyed with Bar Souvenir’s famous cheese platter. The bar is situated at Gg. Jalak VIB No. 4 in Canggu and is open Monday to Saturday from 5 pm.


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  12. Luigi’s Hot Pizza – Although Luigi’s Hot Pizza is widely recognized for its exceptional pizzas, this favored gathering spot is also admired for its stylish cocktails and lively parties that attract Canggu’s trendiest crowds. On Metto Mondays (held in conjunction with the well-known PNNY music collective), you can shake off the Monday blues, or on Wednesdays, you can enjoy a pasta and vino deal throughout the evening with rotating DJs playing music. You won’t want to miss Luigi’s signature pop-up events and parties, so keep an eye on the calendar. A useful suggestion: If you want to pregame at Luigi’s, make your reservation early (as it’s often crowded), and order a meter-long pizza to share. You can contact Luigi’s Hot Pizza at Jl Batu Mejan, Canggu, by phone at +62 811 3944 450. It is open daily from 4 pm.

  13. The Shady Fox – The Shady Fox is a 1930s-inspired speakeasy located in Pererenan, which offers a glamorous and nostalgic late-night experience filled with cocktails, roulette, and entertainment. It is a part of the Shady Family, which includes The Shady Pig. The bar offers barrel-aged cocktails and a wide selection of theatrical cocktails. If you knock on the correct door, you can access the gaming room and order drinks like the French martini or the Camelia Sinensis, a tea-pot drink made from chamomile-infused rum, blended bitter, lemon distilled and sweet chamomile honey. The Shady Fox is a sultry cocktail parlour that provides an immersive cocktail experience and all the shady vibes, making it a must-visit destination. The bar is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 7 pm onwards.


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  14. The Shady Pig – The Shady Pig is a Canggu speakeasy that brings together the glamour of the 1920s with the roughness of Birmingham’s street scene. It’s not just a place to sip cocktails but a secret laboratory where experimental cocktails are created using house-crafted spirits, tinctures, and syrups that are distilled, infused, fermented, and barrel-aged in-house. The Chester is a must-try, featuring a potent mix of whisky, port wine, smoked cinnamon, and homemade cherry liqueur, while their deconstructed Piña Colada is a unique take on the classic cocktail. The Shady Pig is the more central counterpart to The Shady Fox, offering extraordinary cocktail experiences to those seeking something out of the ordinary.


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  15. Leblon – Leblon is a bar located in the heart of Pererenan that offers aperitivo-style drinks and has been inspired by the tropical and vibrant atmosphere of Rio De Janeiro. The bar has a stylish setting with both indoor and outdoor seating and is ideal for watching the sunset or enjoying a late-night drink. Leblon offers a range of beverages, including traditional caipirinhas, gourmet caipiroskas, fine wines, and tapas and grazing plates like crispy empanadas, halloumi with honey, and chilli and garlic prawns. The bar is open daily from 5 pm to 10 pm.


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  16. Penny Lane – Penny Lane, the latest addition to Canggu’s bar scene, is the place to be for those who want to indulge in a unique and luxurious cocktail experience. Boasting stunning architecture and a chic atmosphere, it’s no wonder that it has quickly become the hottest spot in town. Guests can enjoy the vintage chandeliers, indoor palm trees, and alternative art while snacking on small plates and sipping on expertly crafted cocktails. From the Moroccan-style lounge area to the lively bar and outdoor lawn, Penny Lane offers a variety of spaces to unwind and enjoy the evening.


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  17. Ji Terrace by the Sea – Ji Terrace by the Sea is a fantastic bar with stunning 180-degree views of Canggu beach and an excellent collection of cocktails. The bar is famous for its Asian-infused drinks that are both sweet and savoury. Besides, Ji Terrace offers a wide selection of fine wines and sakes that attract customers. For an unforgettable experience, visitors can head to the upper level where a talented team of DJs plays the best sunset tunes on Thursdays. Ji Terrace is open daily from noon to 11 pm and is located on Jl Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach.

    The Bench – For sports enthusiasts, The Bench in Canggu is the perfect spot to watch live events and play pool during halftime. This venue is a popular hangout for both locals and expats, and it’s often packed. They serve a wide variety of food including burgers, hot dogs, tacos, and nachos, and have a selection of cocktails, craft beer from Island Brewing, and daily happy hour from 4pm. Whether you want to enjoy a boozy afternoon or extend it to the evening, The Bench is a great choice. The Bench is located at Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 99, Canggu, and is open from 12pm on Mondays to Fridays, and from 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. You can contact them at +62 812 3793 0213.


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  18. Vault – Upon entering this subterranean establishment, one could easily mistake it for the renowned Berghain club in Berlin. Vault is a hidden gem that is well-known among enthusiasts of dance and hip-hop. It is a cocktail lounge that attracts a large crowd every night, particularly on Fridays when it transforms into a super-club. The venue’s ultra-modern interior, European atmosphere, and electronic beats draw in throngs of party-goers who dance into the early hours of the morning. Vault is located at Jl Pantai Berawa No. 99, Berawa, and can be contacted at +62 813 3872 6762.


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  19. The Barn – If you’re searching for simple nightlife options, head over to The Barn – a modern British pub and sports bar located in the heart of Canggu. On the food menu, you’ll find traditional pub dishes such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and big burgers (prepared by a British chef, no less), served alongside draft beers, imported wines, and signature cocktails. Kick off your weekend with two-for-one cocktail specials on Fridays, and end it with a classic Sunday roast.


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  20. La Brisa – La Brisa is a beachfront destination that belongs to the same family as other locations such as Laguna, Favela, Sicilia, and Plancha. It’s a unique and trendy spot with a bohemian atmosphere, located next to the ever-popular boho-beanbag beach club on Echo Beach. The ideal way to experience La Brisa is by going barefoot with a refreshing drink in hand. You can find a variety of Spanish dishes, delicious cocktails, and multiple pools at this rustic venue, which also features a hot soundtrack to get you in the mood. Saturday is the big night to party here, and you’re likely to dance under the palm trees until the early hours. La Brisa is located at Jl Pantai Batu Mejan Gg. La Brisa, Echo Beach, Canggu, with booking information available at bookings@labrisa-bali.com. The venue is open daily from 10 am to 11 pm.


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It’s worth noting that some bars in Canggu may have different service offerings depending on the day of the week or time of day. It’s always a good idea to check their website or social media pages for up-to-date information.

Written by
Angeline Karina

A vibrant soul living her best life in the tropical paradise of Bali, Indonesia. Born with an insatiable curiosity for flavors and a passion for the written word, Angeline has seamlessly blended her love for food and writing into a delectable journey.

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