Legian nightlife and bars guide
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Less frantic than both Kuta and Seminyak, nights out in Legian are more family orientated, but there are a good number of lively late night spots for those in search of nocturnal fun. In Legian village it consists mainly of small expat traditional pubs, live music venues and a few noisy karaoke joints.
The seafront at Blue Ocean Beach is the place to be for late, late revelry with a couple of huge dance clubs open almost until sunrise. This is the area for stylish lounging in the early evening with a host of trendy spots and beautiful people to match. You can expect laid back DJ sounds, designer tapas bites and pricey cocktails.
Recommended Legian bars and pubs
A surfer friendly dive bar that specialises in deafening karaoke nights that are not for the faint hearted. There is a pool table, darts and sports on TV and a small outside terrace. The décor is highly colourful and eccentric and it is always good spot in the early evening to meet and mix with other travellers. Open: lunchtime and rarely closes before midnight (daily); Jalan Padma 51, tel: +62 361 752 602, fax: +62 361 751 645, email: email@example.com, website: www.legianpubbali.com.
The Legend Bar
Glitzy and cavernous live music bar with an often rowdy atmosphere. There are lots of eccentric design features in this weird and wonderful place that attracts a mainly mature crowd of party loving tourists who are desperate to rediscover their youth and let their hair down.
Expect raucous singsongs and deafening rock anthems by an excellent house band. Beer is cheap and there is a broad menu of grilled steaks, pasta and Indonesian favourites. Jalan Sahadewa No. 09, tel: +62 361 755 376, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.thelegendbali.com.
The gay scene is centred mainly in nearby Seminyak but there are a couple of unpretentious cabaret bars in Legian which offer exuberant drag shows and theme nights for a mixed crowd.
Bali Beach Shack
A legendary show bar offering up a wide variety of family entertainment including colourful drag acts and late night dancing. There is an irrepressible atmosphere with plenty of cheesy pop songs and party tunes from a fine resident band and it is always seemingly packed to the rafters seven days a week. There is a roast dinner buffet on Sunday (Rp95,000), Baby Baliness Dancing Girls on Tuesday and drag shows Wednesday-Saturday at 09:30 and 22:30. Open: 07:00 to Late (daily); 9 Jalan Sahadewa, tel: +62 819 362 22010, email: email@example.com.
A happening beachfront dance club that throbs nightly to loud dance music and psychedelic visuals. Music policy is as eclectic as the décor with a little Latin, jazz funk and party anthems. Regular club nights attract name DJs from across Southeast Asia and only really hits the heights after midnight when the crowds show up. Small casual dress code required. Open: midnight to 03:00 (daily); Jalan Blue Ocean, tel: +62 361 733 777, fax: +62 361 733 666.
Updated and correct: January 2013