Best Rooftop Bars in Bali 2021

These great rooftop bars and restaurants on the lovely Indonesian island of Bali cater to those who consider the sky the limit, with the best options available to kick back and chill or dance and party. Despite the local building height restrictions in Bali, these rooftop venues have provided international diners and partygoers with some breathtaking hangouts.

With the arrival of multi-storey city-style hotels and chic venues with dedicated platforms to gather under the stars, these venues have become a significant part of Bali’s dining and nightlife scene. Bali’s best rooftop venues offer great settings, good vibes, eclectic lists of innovative drinks and most of all, impressive views!

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Unique Rooftop Bar at Rimba Jimbaran Bali

Unique Rooftop Bar is the rooftop venue at the Rimba Jimbaran Bali on the Bukit peninsula’s southwestern edge. The luxurious spot presents chic dining and serves as one of the Jimbaran area’s greatest chill-out spots. As the sister resort venue of the famous Rock Bar at the Ayana Resort next door, Unique offers lush 360-degree panoramas over green forested hills, with beautiful skies putting on a show at sunset.

The rooftop bar offers a retreat during the day with its lounging options around a 25-metre infinity pool, while guests enjoy a cool alfresco setting around the central bar in the evenings. Fancy martinis and fruity punches are featured together with Asian-inspired gourmet bites.

Address: Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Open: Daily from 11am to midnight
Phone: +62 (0)361 8468468

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Rock Bar Bali at Ayana Resort & Spa

The Rock Bar at the Ayana Resort & Spa has become an icon of Bali’s new wave of luxurious resorts that incorporate modern architecture with the natural beauty of the island. The bar teeters over the edge of the precipitous cliffs facing out into Jimbaran Bay, which is one of the best places in Bali to watch the sun sink into the Indian Ocean. The Rock Bar is by no means cheap, but it is worth going once for the experience and to make your friends back home really jealous.

Smart dress is required at the Rock Bar, so don’t turn up in board shorts or you’ll be turned away from the inclinator which carries guests down the cliffs to the bar. The line for the inclinator can get busy before sunset, so arrive early to get to the bar in time.

Address: Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Open: Monday–Thursday from 4pm to midnight, Friday–Sunday from 4pm to 1am
Phone: +62 (0)361 702222

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Vertigo Rooftop at Four Points Sheraton

Vertigo Rooftop is the signature leisure dining and chill-out spot at the rooftop of the Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta. It’s a great spot for families to head up to in the day (even as public guests) where you can cool off with a dip in the freeform rooftop pool.

By late afternoon and after sundown, Vertigo Rooftop takes on a livelier atmosphere. Vertigo Rooftop Bali holds regular pool parties from 4pm to 9pm, with a range of tapas-influenced selections on offer, as well as cocktails and cold beers. Special rooftop parties held here for adults often feature dancers and wet games, with a strict dress code: swimwear.

Address: Jalan Benesari, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Open: Daily from 11am to 11pm
Phone: +62 (0)361 8496606

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Grow Up Rooftop Bar at L Hotel Seminyak

On top of the fantastic L Hotel Seminyak you used to find GROW UP Rooftop Bar, run by Chef Ryan Clift. But that changed during 2019, and the hotel now run the rooftop as L Rooftop Kitchen & Bar.

Located right in the heart of Seminyak, the views is just as fantastic as ever. Panoramics over Seminyak, and the terrace is facing west, resulting in gorgeous sunsets.

Open daily from early morning, the L Hotel rooftop is a great venue for either breakfast, lunch, dinner or some cocktails in between. Breakfast and brunch is even served any time of the day.

The rooftop bar offers hearty and authentic farm-to-table dining, mixing local and international dishes with well made cocktails, fine wines and ice cold beers.

Seating comes both inside and on the open-air terrace, where you can grab some front row spots to the view, and enjoy the very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Usually highlighted by ‘Acoustic Sessions’ several nights a week.

Address: Jalan Petitenget No.8L, Kerobokan, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Open: Daily from 5pm to midnight
Phone: +62 (0)361 8947908

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Moonlite Kitchen and Bar at Anantara Seminyak Resort

Moonlite Kitchen and Bar is the rooftop venue at Anantara Seminyak Resort, which is a great spot to head to for a snack and sundowner in Seminyak. The lounging area at the glass-bordered edge overlooks the Seminyak surf and sunsets, and you can take in the views with its selection of refreshing signature cocktails.

The sunset mojito sessions at Moonlite feature live DJs who play between 4.30pm and 7pm. You can also plan ahead for an after-sunset dinner with half-price discounts between 9pm and 11pm with advance day bookings.

Location: Jalan Abimanyu, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Open: Monday–Saturday from 6.30am to 11am and 4.30pm to 11pm, Sundays from 12pm to 3pm and 4.30pm to 11pm
Phone: +62 (0)361 737755

Gate88 – Bali’s Nightclub Built in an Abandoned DC-10 Airplane

Nightclubs come in all shapes and sizes, so to speak, while others have a particular theme or are built in a “unique” location.

Gate88 is the latest of these unique nightclubs, made special because it has been build right out of an abandoned airplane.

Located in Bali, Indonesia, Gate88 was built right of an abandoned DC-10 aircraft atop a building in the area. It is actually a longtime Bali landmark but was left abandoned for a long time before being repurposed and redesigned as a nightclub that just opened on July 1.

To kick things off, Gate88 opened its doors with an event called High-Fi, featuring performers such as Giax of Clandestine Artists, Ricardo Who?, and Dr. Kessler, while Jenja’s Mamsa and Wisdy playing back-to-back. The event was organized by the (re)Set crew, the guys behind the private yacht party with Rampue, a pop up pool party in an abandoned beach club, and Hacienda’s infamous El Rooftop series.

Check out pictures from Gate88 below, courtesy of photographer Photografio: