The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Bali’s gay bar scene is relatively small but growing. Jalan Camplung Tanduk (sometimes referred to as Dhyana Pura) in Seminyak is the center of Bali’s gay nightlife. The handful of bars are located next door to each other making the area perfect for bar hopping. As you travel between the bars expect drag shows, international pop, inside smoking and plenty of Indonesian working men.
Outside of the gay scene, Bali is home to some great nightlife. Most of the large luxury resorts have trendy cocktail bars and beach clubs, the best of which can be found at Potato Head and W Seminyak.
At the other end of the scale, Bali’s backpacker’s know how to party. Kuta’s main street Jalan Legian is lined with bars and clubs. Seminyak and Kuta are located only 15 -25 minutes’ drive apart so if you are into partying be sure to check into a hotel in this neighborhood.
Most of the action kicks off around 11 pm – 12 am with the majority of the bars closing around 3 am. Like most holiday destinations, parties take place every night of the week, all year round on Bali.
Bali’s gay bars are concentrated in Jalan Camplung Tanduk (sometimes referred to as Dhyana Pura) in Seminyak. Outside of the gay scene, Bali is home to some great nightlife. Most of the large luxury resorts have trendy cocktail bars and beach clubs, the best of which can be found at Potato Head and W Seminyak. Check out the 23 best hotels for gay travelers within walking distance from Bali’s gay bars.
At the other end of the scale, Bali’s backpackers know how to party. Kuta’s main street Jalan Legian is lined with bars and clubs. Seminyak and Kuta are located only 15 -25 minutes’ drive apart so if you are into partying be sure to check into a hotel in this neighborhood.
Mixwell Bar Bali, a fun and lively gay bar ideally located in the heart of gay Bali’s nightlife neighborhood. Jalan Camplung Tanduk Street sometimes referred (Dhyana Pura) is home to most of the gay nightlife on the island. The location and free entry make the area great for bar hopping especially since next door is Bali’s equally popular gay bar, Bali Joe’s.
Nightly drag shows kick off the evening which turns into late-night dancing. The drag performance attracts a large number of straight tourists in the gay bar. Inside Mixwell there are a number of working money boys but this is common across much of Bali’s gay nightlife scene.
Bali Joe Bar is a well-known gay bar in Seminyak, Bali. It’s popular for enjoyable drag performances and sexy Balinese go-go dancers which start at 10 pm onward every day. It is located beside Mixwell (another well-known gay bar) so it’s pretty convenient to hop around to catch up with some outsiders when the table is full. Bali Joe has a fun crowd mix between visitors and locals.
Bali Joe is daily open from 4 pm to 3 am for your fun night out with non-stop drag shows and stunning go-go boys. The bar starts getting busy around 10 pm which is the perfect time to arrive for the performances.
F Bar Bali (previously Facebar) in Seminyak at Jalan Camplung Tanduk is very well known & popular for gay nightlife in Bali. The venue is located beside Bali Joe and Bottoms Up Bar (another well known gay bars in Seminyak, Camplung Tanduk Street). The bar is where you meet new friends and party crowd in drag shows and sexy go-go boys. F Bar is open daily and the shows normally start at 10 pm onward. Stay up to date for the theme of the night before you go.
It’s definitely convenient to hop around and catch up with some outsiders for a change. F Bar is open daily from 8 pm to 3 am and the bar starts getting busy around 10 pm which is when those sexy Balinese go-go dancers are up on the poles.
Bottoms Up Bar is a popular gay bar, famous for this sexy show shows located on Bali’s gay bar street in Seminyak. Bottoms Up is located beside Mixwell and Bali Joe (two famous gay bars located next door). The venue is popular for enthusiastic drag shows and sexy shower shows by cute Balinese guys, setting this bar apart from its neighbors. Bottoms Up Bar opens daily and normally gets busy from 11 pm until late.
Bottoms Up gay bar is daily open from 6 pm to 3 am and starts getting busy at around 10 pm when the shows begin.
Music: Bottoms Up bar plays a mix of music between current pop mainstream hits which you can sing and be dancing along with the shows of the night.
Crowd: Bali, in general, has a fun international crowd. The area is ideal for bar hopping and meeting new friends from around the world.
Dress: Tank top and shorts are the hottest outfits for the night, think of the tropical heat. Most bars prefer proper shoes and that’s including Bottoms Up Bar.