The emerald green waters and white sandy beaches of Bali are the perfect settings for a day of sunbathing or exciting games (like volleyball) with friends. Bali is as famous for its wild nightlife as it is for its beaches and diving spots. However, if you are tired of the wild party scene up in Kuta and Seminyak, head to the city of Ubud. Ubud nightlife is more relaxed than it is anywhere else in Bali, and by that, we do not mean less lively. Traditional dance and music performances are common, and the classier places are loved by the trendy crowd. Here is a small Ubud nightlife guide for your convenience!
10 Places In Ubud To Chill At Night On Your Next Trip
Of all the places to visit in Ubud, here’s a list of 10 best nightlife spots where you can relax, unwind, and repeat at your own pace. Take a look!
1. Bar Luna
The gem of Ubud nightlife, Bar Luna has become a haven for writers on the island owing to its frequent literary discussions. If that does not carry class enough, the place also has its own residential band, Crescendo, that can belt out some peppy numbers for the crowd. The place is an essential stop for international jazz artists, guitarists and others who are visiting Bali, and the live music and perfect cocktails are bound to make you want to dance.
Location: Jl Gootama (behind Nomads), Ubud
Cost for two: INR 1000
2. Bunute Kafe
The diner cum reggae bar Ubud is an interesting place to spend the night in Ubud. The cafe is built around the local landmark of a fig tree, bunut in the local language, hence the name. Bunute Kafe has the best food of all Ubud clubs, and its cool interpretations of authentic Balinese cuisine are something worth trying out. Happy hours are everyday from 6PM to 8PM and you should definitely try the cocktails here. The club has live music every night – Thursday is Reggae night, the Moonshine Band plays their top 40 playlist every Friday and the Moko Blues perform from 8 to 11 in the evening on Saturday.
Location: Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud
Cost for two: INR 1000
3. Casa Luna
The local jazz club, Casa Luna is most popular for its Brazilian jazz performances that happen every Wednesday night from 7.30PM to 10PM. The Rio Sidik Jazz Quartet also performs on Sunday nights from 8PM onwards, which people prefer to enjoy well into the night with cocktails and the local tapas. Besides the music, the place offers fairly different Mediterranean dishes along with Balinese cuisine, so make sure this is a stop on your Ubud nightlife map if you are here.
Location: Jalan Raya Ubud
Cost for two: INR 1300
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4. CP Lounge Ubud
If you are looking for Ubud nightclubs, this is it. The only place in this largely cultural city where you can party well into the night, CP Lounge is located bang in the centre of the city. You can get quite a selection of cocktails and tapas from the bar here, and the restaurant offers light Balinese and continental dishes that are best for partygoers. With several pool tables, a makeshift dance floor and a live band housed under a thatched roof, the mood here is definitely rocking almost every day.
Location: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud
Cost for two: INR 1000
5. Fly Cafe and Cuisine
The Saturday Night Live music and the Friday Night Trivia event (free entry) are definitely two reasons why the Fly Cafe and Cuisine is so important for people seeking the taste of Ubud nightlife. The open air cafe offers a variety of different cuisines, and the gourmet pizzas and grilled seafood is recommended. The adjoining Warung Fly is the best place to have Balinese food, including spicy fried rice and whole grilled fish.
Location: Jalan Raya Lungsiakan
Cost for two: INR 700
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6. Laka Leke Garden Restaurant
The Laka Leke offers an authentic Balinese dining experience along with regular performances of traditional dance. These cultural events are a sight to watch for tourists, as men and women dress up in elaborate and brightly coloured costumes for the events. Barong, Kris and Kecak are the dances that are usually performed, and Thursdays see the joged, an interactive social ceremonial dance where guests are invited to join in.
Location: Jalan Rayah Nyuh Kuning
Cost for two: Upwards of 5000 for food and dance.
7. Laughing Buddha Bar
If you are wondering whats on in Ubud tonight, you have to go to the Laughing Buddha Bar. The place has roadside seating that looks out to the happening Jalan Monkey Forest Road. The band performing for the night sets up so close to the street that you may be forgiven that they are performing on the street. Usually a spot for blues, jazz and also freestyle acoustics music, you can enjoy the music here with Buddha style cocktails and an international cuisine that goes from Balinese to Tex Mex. Laughing Buddha in Ubud is a place you cannot miss out on!
Location: Jalan Monkey Forest
Cost for two: INR 1200
8. No Mas Ubud
One of the best bars in Ubud, this small and cozy place on the Jalan Monkey Forest Street has cosy interiors and resembles more a pub than nightclub or performance centre. The nerve centre for broken hearts, No Mas is a cozy place with good beer and cocktails for patrons. Live music here consists of several cover bands doing the Top 40 playlist as well as some death metal bands, so some nights are really loud. Come to this place for a relaxed, chilled out night in Ubud.
Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud
Cost for two: INR 300, INR 40 for one pint of beer
9. Siam Sally
The specialty at this place is home style Thai food, including the best curry you will taste in Ubud. The ginger mojito is also something that reviewers have found to be different – there is a lot of root ginger in it giving it an exotic taste. The cocktails are improvised and different and go with the decor of the place which tends to the relaxing and laid back style. The place has live music on Saturdays, and has hosted respectable jazz artists specialising in acoustic bass, vocals as well as the romantic sax.
Location: Jalan Hanomen
Cost for two: INR 1200
10. Studio 22K
If you are a wine person, Studio 22K will sit well with you. The place has a very relaxing ambience, designed for tourists who have poured their guts out elsewhere and just need a break now. There are also some great cocktails for you here, and this is one place to check out if you are wondering where the best nightlife in Ubud is. During the day, you are also like to find a wide collection of textiles here, and also a choice collection of batik.
Location: Jalan Hanoman
Cost for two: INR 1500
Ubud’s nightlife offers a refreshingly different experience from the rest of the island, and that makes it one of the must-see places on the island. So, plan your Bali trip with TravelTriangle and head out for an experience like never before!
Frequently Asked Questions About Ubud Nightlife
A. There are plenty of things to do in Ubud at night. You can watch a traditional dance show at Ubud Palace, have a drink or two at Bar Luna, go on a wine tasting tour at Bridges Bali, do salsa at the Laughing Buddha Bar, watch a movie at Paradiso, or indulge in a night spa at the Dragonfly Sauna in Dragonfly Village.
A. Yes, it’s totally safe to walk around the town of Ubud after dark. Ubud is a very safe town in general with a low crime rate. You’ll never really encounter or hear of any tourist complaining of any safety issues or menace in the city. Just make sure you take care of your belongings and do not tread into deserted areas alone at night.
A. There are plenty of free things to do in Ubud. Some of these include:
1. Going for Campuhan Hill Ubud Ridge Walk
2. Visiting Storks Colony In Petulu Village
3. Exploring the Ubud Art Market
4. Venturing into Ubud Royal Palace
5. Admiring the Taman Saraswati Temple in Ubud
6. Visiting Alam Sari Agrotourism
7. Strolling in Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud
A. Some of the best tourist-friendly places in Ubud where you can stay include Ubud city center, Pengosekan, Goa Gajah, Andong, Peliatan, Kedewatan, and Campuhan. If you wish to experience the jazzy nightlife of Ubud, then Campuhan is the best area to stay in.
A. Yes, Ubud has 6 major night markets where you can hang out with your friends, sample local fare, buy handicrafts, or just watch the local Balinese lifestyle. The six main night markets in Ubud include:
1. Sanur Night Market
2. Gianyar Night Market
3. Kuta Art Market
4. Garlic Lane
5. Taman Sari Market
6. Kereneng Night Market
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