There are two kinds of travellers: those who spend the night dancing to electronic music and those who spend the night listening to live music while drinking cold beer. If you happen to be the latter, and you’re staying on the west coast of Bali, here are seven wonderful venues to enjoy live music:

Nineteen Lounge


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Nineteen Lounge only needs around six months to climb the ladder of popularity. Opened last January, now it has evolved into one of the most favourite venues to enjoy live music on the west coast of Bali.

What makes the place unique is the music. It is one of a few places in Bali which features Postmodern Jukebox and Classic Hits. Nineteen is open six days a week (Tuesday-Friday) from 6 pm to 3 am on Jalan Petitenget No. 100.

Vi Ai Pi Lounge 


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The second floor of Vi Ai Pi Lounge entertains the clientele with live music every night. It usually starts around 7 pm with live acoustic. A couple of hours later, around 10 pm, a live band will take over the acoustic. The music will become louder and the lounge atmosphere will become more vibrant.

People usually come to the lounge to get dinner but, eventually, they stay on their tables drinking whatever poison they prefer until live music is finally over. Vi Ai Pi Lounge is situated on Jalan Legian 88.

Pison Coffee

Three times a week, the clientele of the speakeasy Pison Coffee are entertained with live music. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, they’ll get to enjoy acoustic music. Yet, on Thursdays Pison Coffee will make the room full of jazz tunes.

Among many other places on this list, perhaps Pison Coffee is the most Instagrammable live music venue. The design is rustic with the oldish touch here and there. Pison Coffee is on Jalan Petitenget No. 19A  Kerobokan Kelod.

Ja’an Bali


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Before 9 pm, Ja’an is your regular restaurant, a pretty decent place to have a bite to eat and drink some cold beer. Yet, after 9 pm the crowds, who apparently come to enjoy the live music, will start appearing and dance happily to the melodies played by the bands or the DJs.

Jaan is situated on Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 10. Follow Ja’an’s Instagram to get the latest news about the venue.

The Orchard

This is where you should go when you want to hear some quality live music. The inspiration to conjure The Orchard came from the legendary live music venues around the world, such as Liverpool’s Cavern Club, LA’s Whisky a Go Go, Sydney’s The Basement, and Auckland’s The King Arms.

Interestingly, if you were a musician, you could also jam here. Occasionally, The Orchard presents secret gigs whose information are only advertised to its members. Curious? Make your way to Jalan Nakula Gg. Baik-Baik, Seminyak after the sunset then.

Hard Rock Café

Don’t dare call yourself a live music geek before stepping foot at this café. Hard Rock Café is a veteran in the live music scene. It is not only a cornerstone for a quality local band to kickstart their career but also a place to intimately enjoy the performance of famous names in the industry.

Hard Rock Café is situated on Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas No. 1. You won’t miss it since there will be a big Hard Rock Café signage on the facade of the building. And don’t forget to buy some legendary white Hard Rock Café Kuta t-shirt!

Gimme Shelter Bali

Thanks to famous names such as Superman is Dead, Bali’s reputation as one of the most dynamic rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, and punk music scene has gone national. If you are curious to see some alternative rock performances and do some pogo dance, make your way to Gimme Shelter Bali.

Perhaps Gimme Shelter can be likened to the legendary CBGB who had successfully rocketed Blondie or the Ramones to the Rock ‘n Roll hall of fame. But compared to CBGC, Gimme Shelter has a much bigger area and can contain much more people. Gimme Shelter is situated on Jalan Lingkar Nelayan No. 444 Canggu. It is open from 7 pm to 3 am.

So are you ready to hear some live music?