Nusa Tenggara 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…
Bar in Labuan Bajo

Le Pirate

This colourful 1st-floor bar is a popular space for a drink after a day on the water. There's live music (8pm to 10pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and film nights (Monday and Wednesday). There's also a decent res…
Bar in Labuan Bajo

Paradise Bar

'Come to Paradise' is a common phrase in Bajo, referring to the bar-slash-nightclub famed for sea and sunset views. It's a preposterously lovely place for an arak cocktail, but come nightfall live music provides a p…
Coffee in Labuan Bajo

De'Flo Cafe & Ole-Ole

Owned and operated by enthusiastic university graduates from Jakarta, this tranquil coffee shop a level down from Tree Top is the best place in Bajo for a caffeine fix. De'Flo serves local Manggarai and limited-edit…
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 Kupang

999 Restaurant & Bar

In the shadow of an old fort, this tropical outdoor bar has an expansive thatched roof, views of the shabby beach and the ever-present sound of rolling surf. There's a pool table, comfortable repurposed tyre seats, …