What is nightlife like in Bali?

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The nightlife in Bali used to be centered around Kuta and Legian but nowadays the area that people flock to for dinner, drinks and dancing is Seminyak. Seminyak attracts quite a beautiful and trendy crowd, with cocktails that are carefully crafted by the island’s best mixologists, served up by skillful bartenders, and can go for up to $17 a glass. The bars in Seminyak are on the fancier side and some places even enforce dress codes (no beer branded clothing or flip-flops, for example). Most places have live music or DJs that take the stage from around 10 PM. As for those looking for a more laid-back experience and don’t mind a boozy, rowdier crowd, Kuta and Legian still have bars and clubs that tower up to five stories high where the drinks are cheap and the music blasts loudly. Bars in Bali generally close around 2 AM, but some clubs in Kuta stay open as late as 4 AM.

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