Bali has a reputation of being a slightly hedonistic tourist getaway with sun, sand, surf, and a little bit of sin. A predominantly Hindu island, compared to Indonesia’s other more Muslim communities, it is more relaxed when it comes to LGBT issues. Still, local traditional customs remain in place and out LGBT activities really only take place in the more western tourist centric areas. However, the friendliness and charm of the Balinese make it a very welcoming destination.
Bali’s gay nightlife is centred around Jalan Dyana Pura in Seminyak on Bali’s South West coast. A little quieter than the neighboruing Kuta and closer to the restaurant street, there a number of gay bars with locals and tourists alike zipping between on scooters. Mixwell which has a drag show most nights and is especially busy on Fridays and Saturdays . Next door is Bali Joe and adjacent to that is Facebar. The proximity (and cheap drinks) mean it is feasible to visit three or more bars in one evening.
Of course Bali is all about enjoying life at your leisure. A lot gay (and straight) tourists make use of their villas with private pools to enjoy parties before heading out to the restaurants, bars, and clubs.