Best Things To Do in Bali This Weekend (Dec. 2-4)

The winners of the 2021 Barong Games. The fitness competition returns this weekend. Photo: IG @thebaronggames.
The winners of the 2021 Barong Games. The fitness competition returns this weekend. Photo: IG @thebaronggames.

Oh, to live that Bali life, eh? Whether you’re a first-time visitor or have been roaming around this magical island for a while, this guide is for you. From bars to restaurants to events and exhibitions, this list includes a plethora of suggestions for you to live your Bali life to the fullest. We update this page every Thursday – so feel free to bookmark it.


Third edition of Barong Games – where the fittest on the Island of Gods compete (and for a good cause)

Last year’s winners. Photo: IG @thebaronggames.

Hosted by Uluwatu Collective, the 2022 Barong Games aims to bring people together in a CrossFit competition where some of the fittest people on the Island of Gods will compete with each other for various prizes. But more than that, the fitness festival, currently in its third year, is also a charity event that raises funds for local child welfare institutions in Bali. They are expecting 400 people to attend the event this time around — make sure you are one of them!

From Friday to Sunday. To ensure your attendance, click their Instagram link here. Find Uluwatu Collective – the venue here.


Bali Comedy Club finds new home at Finns Recreation Club

Photo: Instagram/@michelleaneous.bombs

Bali Comedy Club has a new home at Finns Recreation Club. Founder Christian Giacobbe said that the move is in line with the club’s vision to make the Island of Gods the hub of stand-up comedy in Southeast Asia. The club’s feature show at the new venue happens every Friday where they will also feature visiting comedians. They will also host a weekly Saturday event, dubbed experimental comedy, a donation-based event for new and seasoned comedians wanting to test out their material.

ENTRANCE FEE is IDR100,000 for the Friday event. Saturday is an experimental comedy and open mic night — so it is donation-based. Find Finns Recreation Club here. Check out Bali Comedy Club’s Instagram for more information. For ticketing, click their website.


Gryffin, Above & Beyond to perform at Savaya Bali

Photo: IG/@savayabali.

American DJ Gryffin, who gained recognition after remixing some well-known songs, including Maroon 5’s “Animals”, is set to perform this Saturday at Savaya. Gryffin will be followed by English DJ group Above & Beyond the next day – promising you an escapism at at Uluwatu’s iconic clifftop club.

This Saturday and Sunday. Find Savaya here. For more information, tickets, and reservations as well as their other events click here. You can also contact them via WhatsApp: 0812-3856-9307 or email them to reservations@savayabali.com.


Berlin-based Oliver Koletzki to perform at Ku De Ta

Photo: IG @kudetabali.

German musician Oliver Koletzki is set to perform at Kuta’s beach club Ku De Ta this Sunday with his house music tunes, including “Der Mückenschwarm”, which gained him international recognition. The venue is already well-known for its fantastic oceanside views with mouth-watering sushi, burgers and pizzas to satisfy your appetite — so this musical appearance is definitely a cherry on top.

This Sunday. Find Ku De Ta here.


Refreshed and relaunched: Umalas’ Uma Garden is back with a new look

Photo: IG/@umagardenbali.

Indeed, they are back! After a hiatus, Uma Garden returns this coming Monday with a new look. They are now fully open, offering dishes cooked fresh from their fire-based kitchen. Expect premium ingredients and age-old culinary traditions through a theatrical open-flame cooking experience.

Check out their Instagram, while Facebook users can go here. Find Uma Garden here.


Enjoy brunch at Sanur’s Byrd House

Photo: IG @byrdhousebali.

Byrd House is a beach club in the heart of Segara Village in Sanur, located adjacent to Segara Village Hotel. The spacious establishment aims to go above and beyond with its handcrafted cocktails, speakeasy bar and even spa treatments to pamper its guests. Check out our review here for more of our insights on them. They offer brunch packages this Sunday for you to enjoy with early bird packages.

FIND IT:

Byrd House Bali

Jl. Segara Ayu, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228

Opens everyday from 6.30pm to 10pm

Phone: 0812-3866-7935


Enjoy tasty (yet healthy!) burritos at Canggito

Photo: @canggito.bali.

Canggito, a new burrito restaurant in Pererenan (still adjacent to Canggu), opens this week, and they bring you tasty burritos that cater to the health-conscious. Be it lobster or lamb or jackfruit fillings, you can wrap them with the likes of spinach and coconut tortillas to make your burrito healthy as fuck. Check out our review on them here.

Find Canggito here. Check out their Instagram here.




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