The Best Things to Do at Night in Ubud
Traditional dancing performance at night | © William Cho / Flickr
Being the historical and cultural hub of Bali, the vibrant nightlife of Ubud is seldom heard of. But this town is as lively at night as it is by day. Read our guide to the best things to do at night in Ubud.
The temples and palaces of Ubud are great tourist attractions in the day. By night, many come alive with heartfelt performances. Royal Ubud Palace, for instance, becomes a stage for the magical Legong Dance every evening. The temple at Junjungan village offers Kecak fire dance performances after the sun goes down.
Dancing at Ubud | © William Cho / Flickr
As the cultural hub of Bali, Ubud attracts a creative crowd, including the best local musicians. Many bars and restaurants offer live music performances, from jazz and blues at Laughing Buddha Bar to eclectic world music at Bali Bohemia.
Even for tourists who travel alone, having fun with friendly games is an experience not to miss in Ubud. Melting Pot is a Western-style saloon packed with fun games, such as ping-pong, pool games, darts, foosball, even coin-operated classic video games. Some bars, such as CP Lounge, also has pool games for visitors to enjoy over cold beer and great food.
Many tourists think of Kuta or Seminyak first when they think of partying in Bali, but Ubud is by no means inferior. Bars in Ubud get as lively as they can get with bands, DJ, and dance sessions. Tourists can enjoy refreshing drinks and dance their hearts out until late with the best crowd in Bali.
Watch a movie
Describing itself as “the world’s first organic vegan cinema”, Paradiso Ubud is a popular place to spend an evening. Feast on their tasty vegetarian meals while watching world-class movies in the well-decorated, comfortable theater. Check out the schedule to know what’s playing beforehand.
Paradiso Ubud, Jalan Goutama Selatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +62361 7835545
The lush, beautiful nature of Ubud makes it a perfect location for a romantic dinner with a view. La View Restaurant has a private infinity pool dining package in a floating terrace lit with candles and decorated with flower blossoms. Bridges offers an exceptional river valley view and has an impressive gourmet menu and wine selection. The dining out choices in Ubud are endless.
Attend a literary evening or discussion
The delicious food and mind-stimulating activities attract creatives, writers, readers, artists, and hipsters to Bar Luna every evening. There’s always something intriguing happening in this bar, including literary evenings, mind-opening discussions, art movie screenings, and more. Spending time at Bar Luna at night is a great way to enrich your mind and soul, as well as meet other like-minded, inspiring people.
Bar Luna, Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia, +62361 977409
Various wellness treatments are most enjoyable at night. Bali Botanica has a romantic wellness package that includes a relaxing massage and flower bath with a stunning jungle view. Dragonfly Village has herbal steam sauna sessions to enjoy indoors or outdoors around a fun bonfire.