Sanur bars guide and nightlife

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The Sanur bar scene is pretty low key for south Bali standards but there are more than enough places to satisfy most people. There is no real clubbing culture to speak of in Sanur but it does have a host of vibrant English-style pubs, sports bars and several popular late night live music venues. There is one or two trendy urban lounges which stay open until the early hours.

Along the seafront at Sindhu beach, you can hop from one beach bar to another quite easily, however things quieten down early here with just a couple of places open beyond midnight. Here is our recommended list of the best places in Sanur for a good night out.

Sanur bars and pubs

Cat and Fiddle
The most authentic pub atmosphere in town and an extremely popular expat watering hole. There is cold Guinness on tap and hearty pub grub such as roast beef and bangers and mash. Early evening happy hours and live Irish and pop music attract a large crowd with rowdy sing-songs a regular feature. Unpretentious good times guaranteed. website: www.catfiddle.com

Jazz Bar and Grill
This trendy place hosts an excellent roster of quality jazz, Latin and blues bands every night and exudes a gentle sophistication. A classy cafe bar upstairs serves tasty European snacks until late while downstairs the decent sized dance floor is often packed out at weekends. It is a great late night spot for lounging and attracts a stylish clientele of mainly young locals.

Lazer Sports Bar
This is the most vibrant place in town and shows round the clock sports action on TV and live rock bands several nights a week. It is a loud yet good humoured place with a mix of tourists, expats and the occasional bar girl. Cheap beer and flamboyant bar staff add to its colourful atmosphere which is never short of a few surprises. A great place to socialise and meet new people. website: www.lazersportbar.com.

Peppers Latino Bar
Located in the salubrious surroundings of the Sanur Beach Hotel, this exuberant Mexican cantina has plenty of authentic style and the place to chill out with a sundowner or two. As the night draws on the pace picks up with an infectious soundtrack of bossa nova tunes and free flowing cocktails and tequila.

The Trophy Pub
Set around a spacious courtyard, this highly popular expat haven offers large screen TV sports and live bands several nights a week. It has two well stocked bars and an indoor games room with darts and pool tables. Good fun that can get loud and raucous at weekends.

Double Dutch

This is a huge bar lounge that brings a little splash of cabaret glitz to Sanur. It may not be the trendiest place in town but guarantees good times with great live music, dining and dancing. It unashamedly caters to mature package tourists with exuberant floor shows and mainstream pop music. Good unpretentious fun guaranteed. Jalan Cemera, 

Sector Bar
Overlooking the fairways of the Bali Beach Golf Club, this trendy lounge bar has an urban club atmosphere with live bands every night and resident DJs spinning dance tunes until late. There is a very popular midweek salsa night and occasional glitzy launch parties and fashion shows. It attracts a stylish mix of locals and expats from far and wide and is definitely the liveliest post-midnight venue in town. Stocks a great range of imported beers and cocktails at pub prices. website: www.sectorbarrestaurant.com