North Bali’s nightlife scene might not be as lively as the more popular beach resort areas of south Bali. Even so, you can still find chill spots, bars and several beach clubs around the northern coast where you can unwind with cold beers or cocktails. Enjoy gentle sea breezes under the stars with entertainment that ranges from DJs and live bands to cultural nights presenting Balinese dance performances.

Venues in Lovina, for instance, tend to have a laidback vibe, making them especially cool places for watching sunsets. Clubbing in its truest form is close to non-existent here, but there are a few clubs that are busy at the weekends, attracting holidaymakers looking for some evening fun, cheers and dancing.

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    Beach Bar at The Lovina

    Beach Bar at The Lovina
    • Nightlife

    The Beach Bar at The Lovina Bali Resort treats its staying and outside guests to a poolside dining and sunset spot. It’s a great place where you can relax on sun loungers that are laid out neatly on the sand and you can also choose a corner by the pool.

    After a day of sipping cocktails and taking in the ocean views, it offers a more laidback, after-dinner type of nightlife scene, accompanied by soft chill-out music fed through its sound systems. For when you’re feeling peckish, there’s a menu with selections of pizzas, pasta and seafood dishes to choose from.

    Location: Jalan Mas Lovina, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Buleleng, Bali 81151, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 9am to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)362 3435800

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    Spice Beach Club

    Spice Beach Club
    • Nightlife

    Spice Beach Club is one of the more sophisticated beachfront venues in Lovina Beach, where you can enjoy a casual evening out with a memorable nightlife scene. The venue is elegant, with a restaurant serving western as well as Mediterranean dishes, and it has a well-stocked bar that serves cocktails, wines and cold beers (local-favourite Bintang included).

    You can expect special themed parties held regularly at the beach club, ranging from sunset cocktail parties with international guest saxophonists, as well as resident and guest DJs and dancers to Balinese cultural nights presenting local traditional dancers.

    Location: Lovina Beach, Jalan Seririt-Singaraja No.225, Kaliasem, Banjar, Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to midnight

    Phone: +62 (0)851 0001 2666


    photo by Dion Hinchcliffe (CC BY-SA 2.0) modified

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    Bintang Bali Sport Bar

    • Nightlife

    Bintang Bali is one of the several sports bars that you can find in the Lovina Beach resort area. It’s right on the beach and it’s where you can enjoy live music nightly as well as live sports feeds. At sunset, the beachfront has a volleyball court where you can watch some fun and action before hitting the bar to chill out and while the evening away with good company.

    There’s ice-cold Bintang available here and snacks are mostly local favourites such as grilled seafood, nasi goreng fried rice and Chinese dishes, but you can also order pizzas and pasta, as well.

    Location: Jalan Mawar Lovina, Kalibukbuk, Singaraja, Anturan, Buleleng, Bali 81151, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 7am to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)819 3631 0404

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    Kantin 21 Bar

    • Nightlife

    If you’re looking for a lively party scene in Lovina, Kantin 21 Bar might provide the answer. Most evenings here are focused around its bar and stage, where most of the excitement takes place as the crowds gather and move to dance tunes played by a live band.

    It can get quite busy over the weekends and, even if it’s not a beachfront venue, it promises a fun night out where you can mingle with some locals in the Lovina Beach area. When you need to nibble, there are pizzas and kebabs on the menu, all offered at reasonable prices.

    Location: Jalan Raya Lovina, Kaliasem, Banjar, Buleleng, Bali 81151, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 1pm to 2am

    Phone: +62 (0)362 343 5635

Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller