One of the more popularly visited beach towns of Bali is the city of Seminyak and one of the more upscale destinations in the region with numerous high-end bars and restaurants as well as mostly luxury accommodations. It is hard to realize when you first view the city that only 10 years ago it was somewhat of a backwater, undeveloped community that didn’t entice many international travelers and tourists. Although it is a targeted destination of romantic heterosexual couples, Bali has a very lively yet smaller gay and lesbian scene. For those looking for a fun, gay vacation, with a host of visits to the bars and clubs in Bali, Seminyak is the perfect vacation spot.
The following is a listing of the some of the most popular and recommended gay bars and clubs of Seminyak, Bali:
Mixwell – Dyana Pura Street is the location of this bar and one of the more popular bar stops in the city when heading out to the club scene. It is the home to drag shows that are conducted every night of the week and is a favorite spot of both locals and tourists. The bar sees its busiest time between the hours of 11 pm and 2 am.
Bali Joe – located right next door to Mixwell, many locals say that barhopping is at its best by jumping back and forth between the two bars. Bali Joe features its own go-go dancers and some extremely popular drag shows. The atmosphere oftentimes rings loudly with bar patrons singing some well known gay anthems.
Club Cosmo – named after a very popular cosmopolitan cocktail, Club Cosmo is one of the newer gay bars in Seminyak which features a late night dance club as well as a newly installed terrace bar. Nightly shows begin promptly at 10:00 and are followed up by the “Midnight Extravaganza” which features some of the finest female impersonators in Bali as well as an abundance of talented male dancers.
Bottoms-Up Bar – one of the most popular gay bars in Seminyak, the Bottoms-Up is well known for its nightly diva drag queen performances with go-go dancers accompanying them. The Bottoms-Up Bar is situated adjacent to the Bali Joe and our next choice for recommended gay bars, the Facebar Bali.
Facebar Bali – one of the relatively newer bars of the Dhyanapura gay area of the city, the Facebar Bali is situated in between the Bottoms Up and Bali Joe Bars. Just like the other gay bars located on this street in Seminyak, this bar features female impersonators as well as go-go dancers. However, the primary focus is still the go-go performers along with pole dancing and a “shower show.”
Hotel in Seminyak:
Hotel Uma Sapna
Average Price: €96
Average Rating: 9
Ixora Resort & Villas
Average Price: €42
Average Rating: 8
Vacation Rental Mutiara Bali Boutique
Average Price: €54
Average Rating: 8