Nightclubs in Bali tend to open and close like wind-beaten shutters, but this all-in-one restaurant/bar/party venue has stayed popular for years, mostly due to its “something for everyone” approach. The onsite restaurant serves up flavorful, pan-Asian dishes at tables scattered among gardens and beside a large pool; the central bar sells the house cocktail almost quicker than customers can shout “lychee martini!” DJ’s aren’t hell-bent on the newest techno, so older ravers don’t feel shy twisting the night away to more user-friendly Motown, soft rock, and bossa nova. The schmooze-inclined can sit in the banquettes edging the dance floor.
Tip: For a romantic dinner, try “the birdcage,” an intimate gazebo for two in the garden.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.