Gili Islands drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Lounge in Gili Trawangan

Casa Vintage Beach

Facing Bali's Gunung Agung and some superb sunsets, Casa Vintage is the best place to enjoy a sundowner on Trawangan. A brochure-perfect beach is littered with cushions and loungers, trees shelter hammocks and trest…
Top Choice Bar in Gili Meno

Brother Hood

How to describe this place? On one hand, it's an educational hub promoting a cleaner island through garbage pick ups (each Sunday at 3.30pm) and recycling workshops where you can make dreamcatchers, glass cups, bamb…
Lounge in Gili Air

Pura Vida

A stylish bar with huge pillows and a rainbow of tables and chairs on the sand. Classy jazz plays over the sound system and some nights there's live reggae music. A wood-fired oven produces great thin-crust pizzas t…
Bar in Gili Trawangan

La Moomba

This friendly beach bar straddles the road just north of Turtle Point. The Western and Indo fare is good (mains 65,000Rp to 85,000Rp), tables and loungers are dotted about the sand and there are great views across t…
Pub in Gili Trawangan

Tir na Nog

Known simply as 'the Irish', this hangar of hangovers has a sports-bar interior with big screens. Its shoreside open-air bar is probably the busiest meeting spot on the island. It serves bar chow such as fajitas and…
Bar in Gili Meno

Diana Café

If you find the pace of life on Meno too busy, head to this thoroughly chilled little tiki bar. Diana couldn't be simpler: a bamboo-and-thatch bar, a few tables, hammocks and huts on the sand, a whimsical coral gard…
Cafe in Gili Air

Coffee & Thyme

Right in the thick of things, where boats to Gili Air disgorge their sun-seeking seafarers, Coffee & Thyme is a bustling, part-open-air cafe that makes some of the best coffee in the Gilis. Also good if you're c…
Bar in Gili Air


This eccentric bar-cum-gallery is run by the Sulawesi-born artist Hardi, who also offers silkscreen workshops (150,000Rp). It's largely built out of recycled materials and has rotating exhibits of Indonesian art. Co…
Bar in Gili Trawangan


This beach bar has a party vibe at all hours. It's locally owned and 20 minutes from the main strip on foot, or an easy bike ride. There is also a compound of 10 woven bamboo bungalows with rooms from 450,000Rp, jus…
Bar in Gili Trawangan

Paradise Sunset Bar

The name says it all. All types of seating can be found right on the beach. Large trees offer shade by day while the restful swish of the surf calms the soul. Sunsets are cinematic, drinks are good.