The beauty of this beloved Indonesian island is best viewed from above (with a tasty cocktail in hand) from Bali’s best rooftop bars.
Bali is a mosaic of sun-kissed beaches, ocean cliffs, emerald rice paddies and lush jungle. What better way to appreciate these spellbinding landscapes than at the best rooftop bars on the island? From fruity cocktails bursting with flavour to mouthwatering grab-and-go bites and sky-high panoramas, Bali’s rooftop bars are a must-visit on your next adventure.
See it all from Bali’s best rooftop bars
There’s no better way to see Bali’s beauty than from an elevated angle, so a rooftop bar is a great place to head to. Here are our top picks for Bali’s best rooftop bars.
Rock Bar at Ayana Resort
Rock Bar at Ayana Resort is one of the best bar experiences Bali has to offer. Rated as one of the best in the world, this bar boasts impeccable service, an unbeatable location and 180-degree views of ocean paradise. While you’re sipping creative cocktails and enjoying delicious canapés, you’ll be privy to sweeping scenes of jutting limestone cliffs, verdant jungles and glittering sapphire seas. As night falls, the beauty of your surroundings only intensifies. Make the most of these breathtaking vistas while listening to pumped-up beats from top DJs and local artists. For adrenaline lovers, the entrance to this bar adds a dash of thrills, as it’s accessible via a cliffside cable car.
Where: Ayana Resort and Spa, Jimbaran
UNIQUE Rooftop Bar at Ayana Resort
While you’re at the impressive Ayana Resort, be sure to drop in at UNIQUE Rooftop Bar for a jaw-dropping wine and dine experience. Admire the same spectacular 180-degree views as Rock Bar with Uluwatu Hills on one side and sunset over the Indian Ocean on the other, but from a higher vantage point. By day, savour a sublime meal or sip refreshing drinks after a dip in the 25-metre rooftop infinity pool. By night, enjoy Mexican cuisine bursting with flavour as well as tequila-based concoctions.
Where: Ayana Resort and Spa, Jimbaran
Rooftop Sunset Bar at Double-Six Luxury Hotel
Known as the largest rooftop bar in Bali, the fifth-floor Rooftop Sunset Bar at Double-Six Hotel is simply stunning. Sink into a comfortable floating lounge pod or relax in a private corner with your group while surrounded by greenery from the raised plant beds. Share mouthwatering meals or grazing options before watching the sunset – with a cocktail in hand of course – as its golden rays add a sparkle to the Indian Ocean. Afterwards, dance the night away to hits of the 80s and 90s spun by the resident DJ. Whether you’re visiting strictly for the sunset or planning to stay the entire day, this bar has something for everyone.
Where: Double-Six Luxury Hotel, Seminyak
Naga Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Sthala Ubud Bali
Naga Rooftop Bar & Lounge at the beautiful Sthala Ubud Bali is the place to visit if you want to relax in a laidback yet sophisticated setting. This punchy venue feels more like a Robinson Crusoe-style treehouse than a bar, with its lush jungle surroundings and views of the nearby Wos River and village. With thatched roofs, cane swing seats and carved wooden dragons, this bar is dripping with character and the charm of Naga is unmistakable. Drink in the surrounding beauty and sunset views while sipping on specialty cocktails, wines and other drinks.
Where: Sthala Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud
Sky Bar at The Mulia
The glorious Sky Bar at The Mulia Nusa Dua is a beautiful beachfront drinkery that exudes class and style. If you’re after that classic tropical paradise with a touch of luxury, then you must visit Sky Bar. Imagine palm trees swaying in the salty breeze while you relax on crisp, white furniture, taking in the views of the Indian Ocean. Life doesn’t get much better than this. The cocktails served here are simply divine, while the Mediterranean and Pan-Asian style menu and tapas are extremely moreish. Good music and good vibes complete the package for a perfect evening.
Where: The Mulia, Nusa Dua
Pala Restaurant & Rooftop Bar at The Apurva Kempinski Bali
The views across the spellbinding Apurva Kempinski Resort from the Pala Restaurant & Rooftop Bar are just the start of this venue’s charm. This multi-decked bar reveals sweeping vistas of the long pool, manicured gardens, statues, giant palms and the glistening ocean beyond. Downstairs at the restaurant, live cooking stations manned by skilled chefs serve up an array of local and international dishes that will bring you back for seconds (and thirds). Head up to the rooftop for some refreshing tipples, glowing lamps and an enjoyable atmosphere that’s only matched by the wonders of the star-studded night sky.
Where: The Apurva Kempinski Bali, Nusa Dua
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