Celebrate the New Year in Bali at these great beach clubs, nightclubs, bars and rooftops. These places let you ring in the new year in different ways. You can party hard until the countdown begins, and even stay late at most venues. Take your pick from live entertainment with bands and international guest DJs, all geared up to party hard on the last evening of the year and into the first morning of the next.

    You can also enjoy the special offerings of your hotel. Many have gala dinners for you to enjoy as part of your stay. You can expect fireworks when the clock strikes 12 on most beaches. Whether you have kids in tow or with friends, there’s a great place to celebrate the New Year in Bali.

    Ku De Ta is known for its fantastic Seminyak beachfront location, with plenty of cabanas and chairs to claim if you come early enough. New Year parties at Ku De Ta usually have quirky themes, such as ‘roaring twenties’ and ‘glitter club’, and you're encouraged to dress up in themed outfits accordingly.

    Parties start at around 6pm with the venue readily set up with funky decorations and meticulous props in line with the theme. International bands and DJs keep spirits high towards the New Year's countdown.

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    Location: Jalan Kayu Aya No.9, Seminyak, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Sunday–Friday from 8am to 2am, Saturday from 8am to midnight

    Phone: +62 (0)361 736969


    Rock Bar is AYANA Resort and Spa’s standout signature destination dining and chill-out venue. Rock Bar is often a bucket list of many a visitor to Bali, owing to its spectacular setting. The bar is literally set on limestone rocks under the resort’s private and secluded cliff, overlooking the waves of the open Indian Ocean.

    It's a great New Year's spot for a chilled-out evening of lounge house, low lights and romantic vibes. The resort’s ‘festive seasun’ program culminates in a New Year eve countdown party at the Rock Bar. There will be fireworks at midnight.

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    Location: 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


    Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak is a great spot for people who want to dance into the new year. You can expect a collection of famous DJs to headline their New Year's Eve event, but the organisers usually like to keep the suspense up and won’t disclose the name of the acts. 

    Grammy-nominated electronic digital musicians who are no strangers to the beach club are often invited back for amazing sets for their year-end blowouts.

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    Location: Jalan Petitenget No.51B, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 2am

    Phone: +62 (0)361 4737979


    Cocoon Beach Club

    New Year Eve celebrations at Cocoon Beach Club usually feature wild pool parties, and you can choose from various packages that entitle you to dinners, VIP daybeds or restaurant deck lounges with full bottle services. International guest DJs frequently headline their ‘Splash’ and ‘Bounce’ pool parties, while you can expect their New Year Eve parties to be just as fun.

    The bottom line is Cocoon tries to liven up its covered outdoor setup, deck and main pool area with beats you can dance to whether you want to take a dip in the pool or not.

    Location: Jalan Double Six No. 66, Blue Ocean Boulevard, Seminyak, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to midnight

    Phone: +62 (0)361 731266


    Double Six Rooftop

    This expansive 1,700 sqm luxurious rooftop space attracts an upmarket crowd. You can lounge away while taking in spectacular 180-degree views over Seminyak’s coastline while enjoying creative cocktail selections. The bar’s edge is one of its most coveted spaces, offering the very best views over the Seminyak seascape.

    There are lounge pods with cushions and pillows that comfortably seat up to 9, set within a shallow, awning-covered freeform pool. New Year’s Eve has always been a highlight at the venue’s Rooftop Sunset Bar, when you can sip your drinks while enjoying the last sunset of the year at the largest rooftop in Bali.

    Location: Jalan Double Six No.66, Seminyak, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 4pm to 11.30pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 734300


    La Plancha

    Head down to Double Six Beach that’s between the coast of Legian and Seminyak, and you’re in for a great New Year countdown experience set against the rolling surf. La Plancha is one of the best beach bars in Bali with its colourful 2-level structure and beanbags spread out on the sand.

    You can certainly expect a more amped up beach party vibe for New Year Eve, with fireworks from La Plancha and many other beach bars along the coast.

    Location: Jalan Mesari Beach, Seminyak, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 12am

    Phone: +62 (0)878 6141 6310

    Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller

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