The nightlife in Bali is mostly centred around the busy resort town of Kuta, where everything from karaoke bars and pubs, to discos and clubs can be found bustling until the early hours. Enjoy sundowners at a rustic beach bar followed by dinner and a pub crawl, until the bass lines thump and the party animals start crawling out of the woodwork around midnight. Hot nightlife spots include the main drag of Kuta and the Legian Beach area, which is the place for rockers. There are events like full-moon and half-moon parties taking place frequently, especially on Legian Beach - just look out for the flyers. Seminyak also pulsates after dark and countless clubs, bars and sexy dancers can be found.
Lovina, Nusa Dua, Ubud and Sanur offer a more low-key variety of night-time entertainment, which is mostly confined to restaurants and hotels. However, there is always something happening to keep the young at heart entertained. For a vibe that is halfway between the sleepy streets of Ubud and the heaving clubs of Kuta, head to Canggu. With plenty of hip bars and beach shacks to drink, chill and kick back at, revellers will be up until sunrise, but perhaps without the pulsing headache that the clubs down the coast promise.
Many travellers like to stop at the Bali bombing memorial site outside Paddy's Pub, which was destroyed in the 2002 bombings, to pay their respects to the victims. Paddy's: Reloaded was reopened further down along Legian Street and sees many travellers from across the globe coming together for a toast.