The bar crawl is pretty fun thing to do while in Bali. Kind of quite at the beginning of the night but when visiting the famous Seminyak gay bars it's getting wilder. Me and my boyfriend enjoyed the get-to-know-each-other hour or two in the beach
The strong Hindu influence and large international tourism community has made it more relaxed and accepting than other parts of Indonesia. We were ready to let our hair down…a visit to Bali was calling us. Unlike on Airbnb, you know your host is gay, avoiding any nasty surprises when you check in.
Bali has a relatively rich gay scene, although it's decidedly less commercial than you'll find in countries like Thailand or Cambodia. The presence of any scene at all is probably due in large part to its status as an international tourist destination, and no doubt helped along by the fact that Bali is predominantly Hindu rather than Moslem like most of the rest of Indonesia. Like the tourist scene in general, the gay scene is centered in South Bali around Seminyak.
Please help us keep these listings current and correct. All of them offer non-stop entertainment from about 10pm-3am, including international-style drag shows and sexy male go-go dancers. There are always plenty of local guys happy to talk to gay tourists, but if you plan to go out to the gay bars on a Fri or Sat night, it is a good idea to get there early if you want a seat because, by midnight, the crowds are overflowing out onto the street. Comments from Utopians: "Bali Joe and Mixwell are the most popular places at the moment.
The Bali gay nightlife scene is focused around specific areas in and around Seminyak, with the main happenings at a handful of standout bars and clubs that dot the Jalan Camplung Tanduk road, formerly known as Jalan Dhyana Pura. These venues can get crowded with gay and transgender locals, expats and holidaymakers — as well as some straight guys, girls and couples who simply want to experience their evening in a totally different way and have an overall fun time. Adding to the convenience, most of these gay bars are located side-by-side, presenting the perfect opportunity for some Bali bar-hopping.
Seminyak is raw glamor mixed with the complex beauty of Bali. Bali gay nightlife does not get more vibrant than this. Seminyak enjoys an international vibe but the inherent culture of Bali is ever present.
Bali Joe Bar is a well known gay bar in Seminyak, Bali. Bali Joe has a fun crowd mix between visitors and locals. Bali Joe is daily open from 4 pm to 3 am for your fun night out with non-stop drag shows and stunning go-go boys.
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The past few years, the Indonesian Island of Bali has charmed many gay travellers with its lush rainforests, ancient temples, spectacular beaches, breathtaking viewpoints and delicious street food. We can comfortably say that visiting this island is something that every gay traveler should include in his bucket list. If you are visiting Bali for adventure, we would recommend you stay in a hotel in Ubud.