Potato Head Beach Club Bali – Review & Guide for First-Timers
The Potato Head Beach Club is one of Bali’s most popular event venues. The club combines all that is great about island living, with restaurants serving fabulous food, a lounge area, and a pool area comprising of two large infinity pools. All this is set against the backdrop of the latest hits and remixes of popular classics. The experience of visiting the Potato Head Beach Club is like no other, which means that it can be daunting for first-timers. In this article, we’ll be giving you an in-depth review of the club, as well as a handy FAQ guide to get you through your first visit.
Potato Head Beach Club: Overview
First founded a little over a decade ago, the Potato Head Beach Club features four restaurants, two bars, one of which is poolside, and a 500 square meter lawn with sunbeds and cabanas available for hire. The club also features two large infinity pools and has views of the Indian Ocean. It plays host to a variety of different events, exhibitions, parties, and activities, including yoga, daily rituals, beach workouts, art, workshops, and music.
The venue’s club scene is probably what Potato Head Beach Club is most known for, and music is played throughout the day and night with performances both from local and international DJs. The Beach Club also has a strong theme of sustainability running across its entire design, with a prominent feature being its recycled window shutters sourced from across Bali
The club got its name from the secret codename used when the project was in development. People found the name catchy and original, and so it stuck! Now, the words ‘Potato Head Beach Club’ are synonymous with good times, great food, and top music. It is also known as a mecca for cocktail innovations such as the ‘Kookaburra’ and the ‘Barong Zombie’.
Potato Head Beach Club: Review
The first thing that should be said about the Potato Head Beach Club is that it is busy! Crowds already start to form outside the venue before opening, which is at 10 am. Guests are regularly on waiting lists for sunbeds and cabanas, and the club can reach capacity quickly. This might leave potential visitors concerned about the maintenance of the club, but guests are always pleasantly surprised by how vigilant staff are in regard to cleanliness and hygiene. The impeccable bathrooms are something that visitors regularly comment upon!
Once you’ve secured your spot at a cabana or sunbed, one of the first things you’ll notice is the relaxed vibe. While some visitors do love to dance and party, others are happy to soak up the sun, cool off in the pool, and enjoy the ambiance. That’s one of the things that is great about Potato Head Beach Club, there’s no expectation for what you should do, and you can simply just ‘be’.
Of course, you’ll soon be looking for something to quench your thirst, and the Beach Club certainly has you covered. With four restaurants and two bars – one of which you can quite literally swim up to- there is something to wet every palette. Potato Head Beach Club is well known for their innovative attitude towards cocktails, and you’ll likely find an enticing combination of ingredients on offer that you’ve never heard of! Of course, classics like cosmopolitans and martinis are on offer, but why not sample one of the more adventurous options such as the Kookaburra?
There are four different restaurants which cater to a variety of different taste buds. There’s the Pizza Garden for those looking for the familiar, Kaum which serves traditional tribal recipes, Ijen, a zero-waste restaurant serving fish, and Tanaman a cutting-edge, plant-based, culinary venue.
VeganBali Staff Review
The only reason to visit this place is for drinks and the awesome pool. There are barely 3 or 4 Vegan options in their food menu which is dis-heartening. The good thing is that the options are clearly marked as vegan. So the staff clearly understands what “vegan food” is. I would visit here again, but this might not be a hub where I hang out occasionally.
The music at Potato Head is also second-to-none, with sets played by local and international DJs. While there, you’re likely to get a taste of the most recent hits and creatively re-worked classics. The music completes the overall ambience of the Potato Head Beach Club, creating a stunning and luxurious sanctuary that anyone visiting Bali should indulge in. Don’t just take our word for it however- Potato Head is voted one of the top 50 clubs to visit in the world!
So If you like beach clubs, then this should definitely be a part of your Bali Itinerary.
Visiting such an outstanding location as the Potato Head Beach Club can be daunting to first-timers, which is why we’ve compiled this short FAQ to help you enjoy your visit.
As mentioned, the Beach Club gets busy quickly, so you should make sure you make any restaurant reservations in advance to guarantee a table. The reservation process is easy and can be completed with a few clicks on Potato Heads’ website. If you’re staying at one of the resorts’ hotels, then you should be able to book in advance at the front desk, or have one of the friendly members of staff help you. You can of course try your luck and hope to gain a table on the day, but you may be waiting a very long time to be seated!
Cabanas and Sunbeds also need to be reserved in advance. This is done on a first come, first serve basis, so many visitors find that arriving at the venue 30 minutes before 10am, which is when they open, can help secure some of the best spots. Cabanas are only available for a rental period of six hours, so you’ll need to bear this in mind when planning your visit.
The dress code for Potato Head varies depending on where you are. The restaurants stipulate ‘smart-casual’ and the poolside allows for ‘casual beach wear’ therefore, if you’re looking to swim in the pool as well as have a bite to eat, make sure you bring a suitable change of clothing.
Potato Head Beach Club opens at 10am and closes at 2am, meaning you can visit for the morning, the evening, the night, or all three! As previously mentioned, if you’re eager to book a cabana or sunbed, you’ll need to get there early to beat the crowds.
Potato Head Beach Club does not specify an age of entry, however, the legal drinking age in Bali is 21. If you look younger than 21, proof of age will be required to purchase alcohol.
There is no entry fee at Potato Head Beach Club. However, if you wish to use a sunbed or a cabana there is a required minimum spend respectively of 500,000 IDR ($37) or 800,000 IDR ($59) for each service.
There are so many events held at Potato Head, it is hard to name them all. It is important to remember that the beach club isn’t just a party venue and hosts a multitude of other occasions! There are two current art installations at the site, as well as a gym and spa, yoga and work out opportunities, a Djamu bar, and various other activities such as chocolate making and wood carving workshops. It’s always worth keeping your eyes peeled on Potato Heads’ website to ensure you never miss out!
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