Lombok 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…
Top Choice Bar in Kuta

The Bus

Great tunes, colourful graffiti art and the best pizzas in Lombok make this a must-visit come nightfall. Sit on pallet furniture in a rocky patch of central Kuta and let the wizards inside the namesake 1974 VW bus c…
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

K69

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 Senggigi

Papaya Café

The decor here is slick, with exposed stone walls, sturdy wooden furniture and evocative tribal art. There’s a wide selection of imported liquor. By day the road noise intrudes, but it dies down at night, especially…