At first glance, it might seem like the small town of Ubud shuts down fairly early, but there are a few places that keep the night lively if you know where to look.  This little town hosts live music, movies, and secluded spots for an enchanting night party.  Here are just a few of the best nightly events.

Dragonfly Sauna and Organic Cafe

Hidden away in dreamlike Dragonfly Village, the Dragonfly Sauna is a great place to spend an evening with friends.  For less than five dollars, you can soak up some steam in the herbal sauna and cool off with a dip in a gorgeous salt-water pool.  Enjoy watching the fire while sipping some complimentary ginger tea.  Come with an appetite and try out some of Dragonfly’s amazing organic and raw delicacies.  A night at the sauna in Dragonfly village is an event you won’t forget.


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Paradiso Theater

A new feature of Ubud night live is the stunning Paradiso Theater.  Situated in the heart of Ubud, Paradiso is minutes walk away from anywhere in the city center.  For less than five dollars, you can choose amongst a diverse selection of amazing films while lounging in some of the most comfortable couches you’ll ever find.  As if that wasn’t already an amazing deal, you can redeem the cost of the ticket on delicious healthy drinks and snacks catered by Down to Earth, the amazing vegetarian restaurant which adjoins the theater.  It doesn’t get much better than this!


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Jazz Café

One of the little-known facts about Ubud is that you can find local artists playing incredible live music every night of the week.  The Jazz Café is the first live jazz venue in all of Bali.  This restaurant and bar is built in a fusion between traditional Balinese architecture and urban chic.  You can sit in a beautiful tropical garden while listening to local musicians of every flavor, including jazz, reggae, funk, soul, and Indonesian Fusion.  The Jazz Café is a ten-minute walk from the city center and a favorite of both locals and tourists.

CP Lounge

If the late hours roll in and you still feel like a party, you can finish the night at the CP lounge.  Five minute’s walk from the city center, this stunning open-air venue hosts local musicians playing rock and alternative like it was meant to be played.  The music stops at 1:00 a.m., but the party goes on as CP transforms into a classy nightclub fit with house music and a spacious dance floor.  Hang out, play pool, or shake it out on the dance floor until the early morning hours.  Be sure to stop in during your trip.  You won’t want to miss the excitement in the most happening night spot in Ubud.