Classy and cool, Seminyak is the best place to go out in Bali! Recently, this town has attracted more and more tourists and not just for the boutique shopping; Celebrities, international DJs and their followers come here to party every week! Want to find out what all the hype is about? Here’s my guide to help you experience the best of Seminyak nightlife…
Mantra was designed and is owned by a Balinese couple. Tea light candles, colourful flowers in jars and a generally very friendly vibe, the outside patio becomes more inviting the later the night gets and depending on what’s on and how big the crowd, the tables might get shoved aside to create a dance floor! Mantra has many international DJs playing every night and to find out what’s on, simply pop in for a daytime drink or snack.
Over the past 11 years, Hu’u Bar has become more and more busy with tourists and locals and last year Paris Hilton attended one of their events! The best way to experience Hu’u is to dance till the early hours!
If you like loud music and a lively atmosphere Rumours is definitely the place for you – any night of the week! Even when it gets a bit rowdy, it still entertains the sophisticated Seminyak crowd with it’s huge wine list, liquors and and dance tunes. I more often than not leave this place in good spirits! 😉
A recently new bar to Petitenget, Seminyak, is the cool Motel Mexicola, and it’s all Mexican through out the venue. You’ll see Mexican decor, design and the menu – all Mexican and a drink list with every variety of tequila! In fact, there is such a big selection of the Mexicans’ favourite tipple, it’s probably best that you just see for yourself 🙂
As for the food, it is good, but for what you pay, the portions aren’t very big. Don’t be put off though, Mexicola is definitely a place to visit for the drinks and experience!
The latest to join Seminyak is Townhouse, which is a bar-bistro-lounge-gallery all in one! (Yes, you read that right – all this is housed under one exotic roof!) Created by Mark Baker, a 30 year aficionado of the New York nightlife scene, this super-sophisticated venue can cater for all your party needs in one go – from catching Seminyak’s spectacular sunset on the rooftop bar, to sampling bespoke cocktails and dancing to the tunes of international DJs in the Townhouse Lounge, inspired by NYC’s ‘The Double Seven’. Classy and cool, Townhouse is perfect for Seminyaks crowds.
Whether you want breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks, this vibrant little place, with its brightly coloured decor and welcoming vibe, is sure to deliver. A mixture of global cuisine, cooked with local ingredients, makes Sea Circus a little different from the rest.
Have you ever partied in Seminyak? What was your favourite bar?
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