People love Sanur for its laid-back vibes and peaceful fishing village feel - but it’s not just a cruisy coastal paradise, it’s also a humming music scene, with musos and bands playing in restaurants, cafes and bars all over Sanur.
From listening to a favourite band with your feet in the sand at the beach, or bar-hopping down the main street from gig to gig, Sanur is the place for music lovers. Walk along Sanur’s famous beachfront or main street and you can hear everything from reggae to rock, jazz to traditional Balinese music, in the space of a few minutes.
To find out more about #whatsoninsanur, check out the helpful Sanur Facebook community pages, the Sanur Weekly, or the weekly gig guide updated by The Travellist (www.the-travellist.com).
In the meantime, here are some of our favourite regular spots.
The most colourful bar in Sanur, with a huge range of music to match. Many Sanur-ites (or is that Sanurians?) have seen the Elvis impersonator at Casablanca and their other famous feature bands. Plus they have Latin music and dancing nights, along with regular faves, Brewok and Sonications.
SANUR PIER EIGHT
Paper Heart Burns play the beachfront bar and bistro, cranking out your favourite tunes as you enjoy a sundowner. And Sanur locals Funkoustic are regulars, putting in a couple of amazing shows every week.
SEGARA THE SEASIDE
With live music every single night, this eclectic and exciting bar and restaurant on the beach, are champions of the local music scene. Segara the Seaside is the beachside venue for great food, a fantastic view and fun family vibe.
Nu Lazer’s indoor bar and restaurant wrap around a central stage, drawing in the punters to check out the live music every night. With different bands playing most nights, you’ll have a new favourite band bringing you back to boogie, night after night.
BEACH HOUSE SANUR
Beach House Sanur is a firm local favourite, with themed nights and special dinner menus that bring in a loyal following of regulars. Bands like Bella’s Boyfriend, Eastern Soul, Dreadlock Holiday, Mamma Kim and many other awesome acts draw in the crowds for a fun night grooving with the Beach House Sanur crew, plus Chilli and Bella (the resident dogs).
Other Sanur favourites include: Hyatt Regency for their fabulous event program and open piano nights; Artotel and ABC for their disco nights, DJ’s, and funky local bands; The Hub Bali which has a variety of local bands all playing in their industrial styled, air-conditioned bar and bistro; and if you are heading over to Nusa Lembongan, check out the performers at Mahagiri Resort Nusa Lembongan, Must Be The Place and Lemongrass.
Written by Clare Srdarov and Suzanne Srdarov as The Travellist for The Voice of Sanur