Ubud is less known for its parties and more known for its cultural experiences and tourist attractions. We didn’t party in Ubud but we heard CP Lounge is a good place to hang out in the evenings.

The more touristy cities (Canggu, Denpasar, Seminyak, anywhere down south) have a more lively nightlife because there are less locals living there and it is mainly tourists. My favorite was going to the beach clubs: Finns Beach Club & The Lawn. There is also Potato Head & The Rock Bar but we didn't have time to go. We would go to the beach clubs about an hour or 2 before sunset, swim, have a drink and meet new friends. We would watch the beautiful sunset and stay to party at night. 

The Lawn is free to enter and has a very relaxed vibe. There is fake grass laid out with small tables where you can chill and have a drink while you watch the sunset. It gets very busy here so if you want a seat you should show up early otherwise you will be on the waiting list! There is also an infinity pool that goes onto the beach. On the side is a restaurant area with actual tables and servers. Drinks are expensive here.

I personally felt that Finns Beach Club was the best. It is also free to enter but the beds have a minimum charge to spend on drinks & shisha. Food is served as well but it is not included in your minimum spend. Drinks are expensive here too. After 7pm, all beds are free! There is a dance floor and things get more lively than at The Lawn

                       Finns Beach Club                           p.c.  @travelocindy

                      Finns Beach Club
                      p.c. @travelocindy

                         Finns Beach Club                           p.c.  @travelocindy

                        Finns Beach Club 
                        p.c. @travelocindy

We also paid a visit to Sky Garden which has recently been voted Indonesia’s #1 club! There are 4 floors, each with different styles of music. It is 99,000IDR for entrance fee that includes an all you can eat buffet and all you can drink bar! (Until 9pm I believe). However, the food is not the best and the drinks are not strong. But you get what you pay for. Each floor and room has a different style of music. Lots of fun but you likely won’t meet any locals here.

The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.
— Russell Baker