The best nightlife experiences in Candidasa reflect the laidback vibe of this Bali beach resort area. The scene here is quite low-key compared to the touristy neighbourhoods in south Bali, but you still can find some decent places to spend the evening in Candidasa and its nearby areas.

    Candidasa has plenty of small-scale restaurants and standalone bars promoting good company, especially for those looking to unwind after exploring Bali. Depending on where you choose to hang out at night, you might be catching international sport matches, having a friendly game of pool, or enjoying traditional Balinese dances. Check out our selection of the best places to go at night in Candidasa.


    New Queen Pub & Restaurant

    Jalan Raya Candidasa

    New Queen Pub & Restaurant has a nice local pub scene where you can enjoy a wide range of cocktails and mocktails, together with excellent seafood barbecues. Live bands take the bar stage every night, with versatile musicians performing oldies, pop, rock, reggae and blues. Ladies often get to enjoy free cocktails on Monday nights. On other days, New Queen Pub & Restaurant usually offers happy hour cocktails before 8pm.

    Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Sengkidu, Candidasa, Karangasem, Bali 80811, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 9am to midnight

    Phone: +62 (0)812 3653 1832


    Crazy Kangaroo

    Jalan Raya Candidasa

    Crazy Kangaroo is hard to miss, with its see-through glass fence and flagpoles bearing the flags of different nations. Located on Jalan Raya Candidasa, this restaurant serves a wide range of Mediterranean and Asian dishes, including steaks, seafood, pizzas, sushi and pasta. Its onsite bar offers 30 types of cocktails made with fresh fruits and liquor, along with an extensive wine list. Crazy Kangaroo has pool tables and darts if you’re looking for a quick match. Large screens showcase international soccer and rugby events year-round. This family-friendly restaurant also offers board games for kids and traditional dance on most evenings.

    Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Candidasa, Karangasem, Bali 80811, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to late (kitchen closes at 11pm)

    Phone: +62 (0)363 41996


    Vincent’s Bali

    Jalan Raya Candidasa

    Vincent’s Bali occupies a 2-level building with a cosy garden backyard on Jalan Raya Candidasa. Its indoor dining room hosts jazz night dinners, while its upstairs patio is an excellent spot for views of the Indian Ocean. The restaurant’s drink list includes French, Italian and Australian wines, along with cocktails to help set the mood. If you’re feeling peckish, must-tries include Vincent’s chicken pot pie served with mash potatoes and its seafood platter (baby lobster, fresh fish, mussels, prawn, and crab in olive sauce).

    Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Sengkidu, Karangasem, Bali 80851, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10.30am to 11.30pm

    Phone: +62 (0)363 41368


    The Dining Room Bali

    Jalan Raya Candidasa

    The Dining Room Bali is a pizzeria and sports bar along Jalan Raya Candidasa. You can easily find this venue by spotting its peculiar pizza oven that’s painted in a blue mosaic pattern, as well as its double-tiered and thatch-roof dome. It serves more than 10 types of pizza, along with a small list of pasta and bar snacks. In the evening, its sports bar showcases live sport feeds, from international soccer to boxing matches. The Dining Room’s onsite deli is where you can stock up on cereal bars, breakfast mueslis, cheeses, jams, peanut butter, and marmalade jam.

    Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Sengkidu, Manggis, Karangasem, Bali 80801, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 8am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 (0)363 42174


    Friends Bar & Restaurant Bali

    Jalan Raya Candidasa

    Friends Bar & Restaurant in Candidasa is popular among locals and expats, thanks to its laidback atmosphere and friendly service. What this venue falls short in terms of live entertainment, it compensates with its attractive rijsttafel dinner, which consists of tasty Indonesian dishes that are excellent for sharing. The bar menu consists of local and international beers, arak (Indonesian liquor), vodka and gin-based drinks, as well as imported wines by the glass and bottle.

    Location: Jalan Raya Candidasa, Sengkidu, Candidasa, Karangasem, Bali 80851, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 11am to 11pm

    Phone: +62 (0)363 41655

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