While you can just order a cold beer, there is so much more to enjoy in some of the best pubs in Bali; excellent snacks, cool atmosphere and some fantastic location. We gathered ten most amazing hangouts for the cold beer on Bali, and in this issue we give you the first five…
1. Old Man’s Beer Garden
One of the most famous spots for hanging out in Canggu is for sure Old Man’s. It overlooks the surf breaks of Batu Bolong, and it’s perfect for that sunset icy cold beer. Also an ideal place to fill up with juicy burgers and salads. While beer choices are limited to Bintang, Corona, Heineken and San Miguel, the fun and unique setting is the main draw for the crowd.
Old Man’s Beer Garden, Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu | 7 am – 9 pm
2. Gracie Kelly’s
Enter a piece of Ireland in Bali at the Gracie Kelly’s. It has the typical interior of parquet flooring, wooden tables and windowed caskets showcasing which can bring nostalgia to some. Best to forget about that is to visit the bar with Kilkenny and Guinness draughts. Most of the beers here are served on tap. You can also have some pretty strong coffee such as Mexican, Calipso, and Kintamani with added whipped cream and Kahlua, Tia Maria, Galiano, Baileys, Sambuca, or dark rum. The diverse menu features excellent steaks, bangers and mash.
Gracie Kelly’s—Bali Dynasty Resort, Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta | 11 am – 01 am
Mama’s is a long-time Bavarian style beer house that is hard to miss in the middle of crowded Legian. The restaurant serves a broad range of traditional German dishes, with emphasis on beefy delights in jumbo portions, such as kilogramme pork knuckles and extra-sized hotdogs and schnitzels. And from the bar, a cold bottle of Erdinger serves greatly to wash these big meals down. You can also find Heineken, Carlsberg and San Miguel, Guinness and Corona or Bintang and Bali Hai from the draughts. Choose a cozy spot and watch the life on Jalan Legian pass by.
Mama’s German Restaurant, Jl. Legian, Kuta | 24 Hours
4. Nyoman’s Beer Garden
Nyoman’s Beer Garden is right on the border of the Nusa Dua tourism complex. That’s why it has an excellent selection of imported beers besides the local Bintang. For example German Beck’s and Erdinger, and Irish Kilkenny. The restaurant serves a wide variety of soups, appetizers, salad, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pasta, local steaks, as well as Indonesian favorites. Free transport is provided within Nusa Dua where most of the hotels are.
Nyoman’s Beer Garden, Jl. Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua | 10 am – 11 pm
5. The Plumbers Arms
Located away from the crowds of Kuta and Legian, and on a roadside in Kerobokan, this village pub serves Bintang and San Miguel by the bottle small and large, as well as Heineken, Kilkenny and Guinness by a draught. English style menu is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus they have live sports feeds and music. If you like to have the roast on your Sundays, you can also find it here, from 12:30, and after shoot some pool if in a mood.
The Plumbers Arms, Jl. Raya Banjar Anyar No. 8 | 08 am – 12 am