An Insight into The Best Night Markets in Bali
Bali nightlife caters to a wide range of crowds. Some people like the refreshing breeze of beaches with a can of chilled beers, some people like to groove with live DJs, rooftop bars, some people like to get on a cruise and enjoy the sunset having dinner or some people just enjoy shopping life after dark in Bali. Night markets in Bali offer a unique experience after dark. These are some of the amazing night markets where you can get traditional Balinese items along with local snacks and household items. These markets also serve as morning markets during the day and take another form with more choices of stalls opening around 6 PM. You can also have a great Indian dining experience in Bali after a fun and exciting shopping experience.
Here are some of the best night markets in Bali which are crowded heavenly where you brush shoulders through tightly spaced stalls:
1. Sanur Night Market (Pasar Malam Sindu)
The Sanur night market is a traditional Sindu market where you can find most of the locals and Sanur residents getting their daily necessities, ritual items, and groceries. Foodies will absolutely love spending their evening here. The market has very cheap Balinese delicacies. The vendors will lower the price if you will bargain.
2. Kuta Art Market (Pasar Seni Desa Adat Kuta)
Kuta Art Market is a small beachside shopping area with shops and stalls selling unique Bali souvenirs and handicrafts. You can get a wide range of typical Bali Souvenirs such as surfboard fridge magnets, keychains, beer holders, sandals, Bali print T-shirts and colourful sarongs and fabrics for very hap and affordable prices if used bargaining skills. You have to behave nicely and friendly with shopkeepers but make sure to check quantity and quality. Experience the delectable Indian food in Kuta at Queens of India which is just 10 minutes’ walk from Kuta Art Market.
3. Garlic Lane
Garlic Lane is a 200-metre-long shopping street set in a night market scene in Kuta. There are many art shops, fashion boutiques, woodcarving galleries and others from which you can buy handicrafts to decorate your home or as gifting items to someone. Shops offer reasonable prices but you can still negotiate by showing you bargaining skills.
4. Taman Sari Market
The Taman Sari Market is also known as Pasar Taman Sari. It is situated in Seminyak area. This local market is a stopping point for those who are looking for fresh fruits at cheap prices if bargained. Most of the items sold in the market do not have price tags but you can get more kgs by bargaining at a cheaper rate. At midnight, the market transforms the local market scene selling into food carts offering basko (meatball soup), grilled satay and rice porridge. Do not forget to stopover Queens Tandoor to have the delectable Indian snacks in Bali.
5. Kereneng Night Market
They have a thousand vendors selling all sorts of popular items such as batik cloths, traditional kitchen utensils, farming tools, and household items. The transformation of night market begins around 4 PM. The food stalls serve delicious food at the southern border of the market open till late and serve delicious Balinese dishes along with Javanese cuisines. You can also find many toys for kids such as balloons, dandy propellers and bubble blowers. If you are craving for hardcore Indian food nearby in Bali, visit the best Indian restaurant in Bali that is 20 minutes away from the market.
Bali night markets are an absolute treat! If you are up for some night crawling then this is definitely for you. Bali’s bustling night markets have something for everyone on your Bali holiday.