Many of you kept asking where is this place is. Although I do not have enough photos of the location (mostly photos of MEEEE lol) I'll post it here anyway! Pretty Poison is a bar-slash-skate park located in Canggu. It's probably one of the most coolest and famous place to date in Canggu area. My friend @AndreasWB and I went to Canggu just to check this place out.
Don't you just feel the Californian vibe? I've always told everyone that it's a little Cali sanctuary in Bali. Once you're here, you'll see just how different this place is compared to anywhere else in Bali, or even Indonesia. Great vibe indeed. You'll pass their merchandise store upon entering the bar, they have pretty cool stuff there. It's such a different concept, a skate park and a bar. On some nights it's even a tattoo parlour as well. Not to my surprise, the bar is owned by a longtime Bali resident who's obsessed with skateboarding and surfing.
I came here during happy hour! You should too. It's at 4-6pm, perfect time to catch the sunset as well. Drinks here are super cheap on happy hour. The music here was always great, on any day. Unlike any other places that kept playing the same top hits songs. Pretty Poison has certainly become a vibrant underground skateboarding culture.
In contrast to some places in Bali that is only full with locals OR tourists, Pretty Poison is one of the few places in Bali where its a perfect mix of expats and locals. Unlike you know THAT bar/club in Seminyak that always accepts tourists but regularly rejects locals? ;)
Andreas at the skate bowl
I came here on a Saturday at sunset and it was not packed, at ALL. The atmosphere was chilled, wished there was someone skating in the skate bowl but anyway we can't take pictures in it if someone is using it anyway. So it's a win-win! The place is quite popular on certain nights. Thursdays and Saturday nights are their skate nights, and certainly the busiest. It starts at 7pm until 12am. On Tuesdays they have open mic and on Mondays they have movie nights at 8.30pm. Certainly something different to do in Canggu.
A few days back I went there on a Thursday night and BOY it was soooo packed! The ambiance was completely different. Meters away from entrance you’ll see just how alive and crowded this place is. Entrance was still free, the outdoor area was packed with people drinking while watching skateboarding dudes showing off their tricks at the skate bowl. The bar inside was full with people dancing, even the bathroom has a 20-min line. But even on non happy hours, prices of the drinks here are considerably low compared to other ‘hip’ places in Bali.
Vibes on Thursday night
Come here on a Thursday night and you'll experience something completely different to anywhere else in Bali! If you're up with watching some sweaty skater dudes in a skate bowl surrounded by cool people with sick music while holding a bottle of Bintang, head nowhere else on a Thursday than Pretty Poison. It’s certainly somewhere else to go apart from La Favela ;)
All photos are taken by me and @Andreaswb with Sony A7ii.
Open everyday, 4pm-12am
Monday: Movie Night 8.30pm
Tuesdays: Open Mic 7pm
Thursdays: Skater Night with DJ 7pm
Saturdays: Skater Night with DJ 7pm
Happy hour everyday 4pm-6pm
Check out their website here and Instagram page here.
Also go ahead to Andreas WB's amazing photo collection here at his instagram account.