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Uluwatu’s best bars

Shaken, stirred, blended or muddled — however you like your cocktails, there’s no shortage of mixology magic in Bali and plenty of stunning spots to enjoy them.

Laidback, sophisticated and elegant, whether you’re searching to get away from the thumping music or looking for a late night dancing underneath the moonlight, the bars in this tropical haven caters to all travellers. 

Thanks to the area’s rugged cliffs, most venues in Bali’s southern tip offer jaw-dropping vistas of the Indian ocean, but there are a few stand-out destinations to sip cocktails and enjoy internationally renowned DJs playing great music.

Rock Bar

Perched atop distinctive rock formations along Uluwatu’s pristine western coastline, Rock Bar Uluwatu is one of the top locations for sunsets, creative cocktails, and entertainment.

Showcasing unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean, Rock Bar is accessible via AYANA Resort and Spa’s dramatic cliffside funicular. Once you’ve arrived, what lies before you is a truly uplifting and gorgeous setting. Featuring a glamorous sunset vibe, and a seductive after-dark ambience, a custom DJ booth is carved directly into the cliff face, along with a scattering of tables that view the sensational vistas that lie beyond, and a compressive bar set against the beautiful horizon.

The location is not the only thing ‘on the rocks’. Signature cocktails are served in chic glasses suspended in natural stone, within an ingenious fish-bowl base. If you’re hungry, rock bar offers delectable tapas served on natural stone plates to match your tipple of choice.

The 360-degree vantage point means it’s natural to peer out towards the skyline and the bobbing fishing boats that weave their way across the shimmering ocean waves. Rock Bar is the perfect destination for a romantic rendezvous, unforgettable gatherings with friends, and spectacular events.

Address: Sejahtera, Jl. Karang Mas, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Contact: +62 361 702222

Website: https://www.ayana.com/bali/ayana-resort-and-spa/eat-and-drink/venues/rockbar

Single Fin

This legendary bar came from humble beginnings, but has quickly become one of Indonesia’s top destinations. The multi-level terraced location offers absolutely magical views over the ocean and plenty of space to enjoy a sunset while sipping a thirst-quenching cocktail.

From lunch until late, you can order a tasty mix of fresh, healthy and filling meals, ranging from pizza and burgers to salads and sharing plates. But the real reason people descend on this bustling bar is the vibrant, fun and chilled vibe along with internationally renowned DJs playing uplifting and upbeat music.

Single-fin’s rainbow-coloured drinks menu perhaps references the number of different tones that can be created from all the cocktails, spirits, beers and wines on offer. Whether it’s Daiquiri’s, Mojitos, Martinis or even Kombucha that tickles your fancy, you’ll find the perfect drink to match the bar’s beautiful setting.

Address: Uluwatu, Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Contact: +62 361 769941

Website: https://www.singlefinbali.com/

Mana Restaurant and Bar

Mana Uluwatu is a relatively new addition to the iconic cluster of breathtaking bars along Uluwatu’s coastline.

Opened in 2018, this jubilant and relaxing environment of wooden floors, white beams and gorgeous overhanging lighting opens up to reveal the ever-flowing bay and the ever-changing horizon. Come to enjoy the spectacular views, hang for soulful meals and top-tier cocktails.

The food is simple, yet effortlessly effective. In true surfer style, the restaurant is all about wholesome, nourishing bites from both land and sea. The tacos are the stand-out dish on the menu and they typify this restaurant’s philosophy where the finer details make all the difference to your culinary experience.

Expert mixologists are on hand to prepare a host of exotic drinks that tremendously complement your tropical surroundings. Of course, Mana does a classic margarita very well indeed, but why not try something more exotic? From a ‘Hibiscus Margarita’, with rosella infused Jose Cuervo Tequila, hibiscus syrup and pineapple juice, to a ‘Roots Rock Mojito’, with rum, red chilli, lemongrass, ginger, roots syrup, lime and mint, there’s so much to choose from.

As well as a selection of wines, you can also sample a host of craft beers hand-picked from across the Pacific, including Anderson Valley Ales and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA.

Address: Jl. Pantai Suluban | Uluwatu Surf Villas, Uluwatu 80364, Indonesia

Contact: +62 817 555421

Website: https://uluwatusurfvillas.com/restaurant/

Cire At Alila Villas

Located at the beautiful Alila Villas, this open-air modern restaurant and bar serves up a fusion of eastern and western flavours as well as creatively curated drinks amid brilliant views of the Indian Ocean.

In the restaurant, gourmet comfort food created with the best fresh seasonal and organic produce available, like the Australian Green Crusted Rack of Lamb or Steamed Indian Wild Red Snapper, means you can enjoy a satisfying candle-lit dinner as you gaze out over the breathtaking horizon.

But once the sun has set and you’ve indulged in your delicious meal, retreat to Cire’s sunset cabana. Here, a gorgeous bird’s nest style structure places you in an opulent tree-house setting above the waves. This sunset cabana presents both artisanal cocktails and mocktails, like the refreshing Alila sunset or the punchier Lemongrass Fusion, as well as a selection of wines from across the world. The combination of the comfy sofas and the cool even ocean breeze is pure bliss as you sip your delectable drink.

Address: Jl. Belimbing Sari, Tambiyak, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan Pecatu Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80364, Indonesia

Contact: +62 361 8482166

Website: https://www.alilahotels.com/uluwatu/cire

El Kabron 

El Kabron is another stunning location atop the cliffs of Uluwatu with sweeping views across the Indian Ocean and jaw-dropping sunsets that fill the sky with hues of mango and dark violet. The natural beauty aside, this is a sublime setting for the chic, intimate and elegant day club and dining destination that is El Kabron.

The whole venue has been designed for relaxed indulgence. The turquoise infinity pool is surrounded by a scattering of beanbag seats and wooden tables that all provide the perfect space to relax and soak up the sunshine with groups of friends while sipping Champagne, perfectly mixed cocktails or healthy juices.

There’s also a gorgeous dining room with an outdoor terrace area for feasting on a tempting menu that has been thoughtfully crafted to satisfy your hunger. Choose between a range of hot and cold tapas, including decadent Iberico ham and fresh seafood, as well as a range of imported Spanish meats and cheeses.

As night falls, the entertainment ramps up with DJ sets and live music, but El Kabron still leaves plenty of space for intimate areas, perfect for small gatherings and romantic interludes.

Address: Jl. Pantai Cemongkak, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Contact: +62 878 61717212

Website: https://www.elkabron.com/

*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, opening times and closures are subject to government guidelines.

Uluwatu's best bars

There’s no shortage of amazing bars in Bali and plenty of stunning spots to enjoy a cocktail, wine or spirit. The best bars in Uluwatu are: Rock Bar, Single Fin, El Kabron, Mana Restaurant & Bar and Cire At Alila Villas. 

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