Bali is host to a wide array of entertainment venue and style, and while the Kuta area is notorious for its pub-crawling denizens and all-out partying, there are also several establishment serving decent food and good live music which better suit the relaxed traveler.
Arguably one of the best live music venue in Kuta area is the very popular Hard Rock Cafe, located right at the edge of Kuta’s beach front. The establishment has just undergone renovation and is now back with a bang, with live music served every day from 11PM to 2AM. If the crowd is still a little too noisy, you can opt to sit on the balcony should the weather permit, or move further in and head to it’s sister establishment, the Center Stage at the Hard Rock Resort. Food and drinks in both outlets are priced at a decent premium, but the quality of music and performers is without a doubt one of the best on the island.
Keep a look out for special events and performances, while other themed nights are often just around the corner. Wednesdays for example, are themed Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, while Mondays are themed Rhythm & Booze, pairing live band performance with fashion show. This past October the establishment runs a Old School Rock performances every Thursdays.