Nothing complements a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food more than some melodic tunes from live bands. In these bars, good music is on the menu, from rock and acoustic to jazz and blues. Listed below are the best bars to explore live music in Bali.
Hard Rock Cafe
Strategically located in the heart of Kuta, live music is the essence of this cafe’s vibrant atmosphere. Positioned at walking distance from the Kuta Beach, it’s hard not to notice the iconic giant guitar right in front of the building, as if establishing its status as a legendary musical destination. Local and international bands play on stage every night of the week, with occasional special guests. The Hard Rock Cafe is also loved for its international menu with a twist of local flavor.
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, +62361 755661
Double-Six Rooftop Bar
Excellent drinks, breathtaking sunsets, and wonderful live music all make Bali one of the most perfect places. At Double Six Rooftop Bar, these experiences are topped with a stunning venue, which boasts unparalleled views of Bali’s wonderful coastline. Live DJs and bands will be there to set the mood with excellent music, from soul to ska, accompanying your already perfect scene with a groovy soundtrack.
“Dine drink dance” is not just Casablanca’s tagline, it paints a perfect picture of the things tourists can enjoy when paying a visit to the bar. With live music playing seven nights a week, locals and tourists swarm in every night to experience the all-round lively island vibe. The food and drinks are also cherished, and make an excellent treat in between your best moves on the dance floor. The bar has special events almost every day, including Ladies Night on Thursdays and Friday’s beer promotion.
Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 120, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, +62361 287263
Laughing Buddha Bar
If you crave jazz, blues, culture, and a good laugh (who doesn’t?), this is the place to be. Visiting the Laughing Buddha Bar will guarantee to get you a good mood, with the dynamic live music, tasty food, and energetic crowd. The bar has an impressive list of regular bands who know just the right jazz keys and blues rhythms to make you smile. The restaurant has a wide array of menu items, including the much-loved tapas dishes and cocktails.
Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62361 970928
The Straw Hut
This place has the whole package and wraps it all neatly inside its cozy open-space interior. The Straw Hut consists of a restaurant, bar, a stage for live bands, and a sparkling pool with beanbag chairs beside. Visitors can visit on Wednesdays for acoustic live music, or Fridays for bands and DJs. These often come all the way from Jakarta or other cities, adding to the good time, mouthwatering food and refreshing drinks being served all evening.
Jalan Sari Dewi, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, +62361 736750
Ryoshi House of Jazz
Hosting the best musicians three nights a week, Ryoshi House of Jazz is the jazz capital of Bali for people who enjoy serious and reputable musicians. Often playing jazz, blues, ska, ethnic fusion and african fusion, the performers are the best companion for a relaxing night out while feasting on good Japanese food. Jazz is on the menu every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and if you’re lucky (or eager enough to study his gig dates), you can catch the legendary double-neck guitar virtuoso, Balawan.
Jalan Raya Seminyak No.17, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, +62361 731152
Tourists are always feted at Bali Bohemia, whether it’s with a wonderful meal, themed dinners, open mics, cultural events, or live music. The place has many regulars who visit for the food and vibe. The live-music nights are livened by a wide array of performers and musicians, including bands, musical instrument virtuosi, singer/songwriters, and more. Sometimes, the stage also presents authentic Balinese music, accompanying guests while they feast on mouthwatering, homemade foods.
Jalan Nyuh Bojog – Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62361 978631