As a gay couple looking for a queer-friendly space where we felt comfortable with PDAs, this is where we'd recommend heading. The reason, it's a very young, international crowd here, with people from all over the world. In addition, the bars here are mainly foreign-owned so they have a more open-minded and tolerant attitude towards LGBTQ travellers. We've listed below the bars we found to be the most queer-friendly across the 3 islands.
One tip to note about the nightlife on the Gilis is that it's a very small, tight and organised community. Each night, one bar is allowed to stay open late until around 3am whilst all the others have to shut around midnight.
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The trick is to find out which bar is the late-opening one for the day you're there. It's easy to spot it as you walk along the main strip as it will usually be advertised with a large banner. Blue Marlin is one of the best dive shops in the Gilis, but they also have a really cool bar that the diving community all head to. Something we've learnt from our travels — as a rule of thumb, the diving community is usually always the most tolerant, open-minded and accepting.
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This is certainly the case at Blue Marlin. Blue Marlin's bar is spread over two floors. The upstairs has a large dance floor and sound system pumping out EDM, trance and tribal beats…it's not quite Shakira or Britney music, but at least we felt comfortable dancing together here! Pearl Beach was our favourite little spot on Gili T to come to when we wanted a break from the main strip. It's located on the southeastern tip of the island, close to the Pondok Santi Estate. It's got a classy beachfront, which is ideal for our quintessential Nomadic Boys sunset cocktails.
We also stayed on to try the food, which was recommended to us by Joana at Martas Guesthouse. It's European Asian fusion food with a twist — like pumpkin gnocchi Seby's favourite or my duck! Pad Thai. The Pearl Beach Lounge is open every day till around 11pm. After dinner, the bar area becomes a cool hangout for couples.
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We even noticed a few other gay couples when we were here. The Exile is famous for the sea swing! All those Instagram Gili T pics you saw of influencers posing on a hammock swing by a dramatic sunset? That was taken here! The Exile is our favourite bar on Gili T for the sunset. It's located on the Western side of the island, so every night you know you're in for a spectacular photo shoot session. Also adding to the atmosphere is live reggae music with some pretty hunky topless!
The Exile is open every evening till late. It's generally a young and international crowd who aren't at all phased by a gay couple.
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Evolution is another popular bar right in the heart of the main strip on the Eastern side of Gili T. During the day it's famous for being THE best place in the Gilis to come for fresh sushi and sashimi. In the evening, it transforms into a buzzy hangout with drinks offers, beer pongs and fire dancers. Sunday evening is usually the night when Evolution leads the crowd into the early hours, with a live DJ pumping out electro beats.
Legend Bar is the best hangout for travellers staying on Gili Air in our opinion. It's located at the Northern tip of the island right on the beach. By day it's a chilled, hip beach bar that also serves Asian fusion food. We love the swings that you sit on at the bar — ie instead of bar stools! In the evening it transforms into a beach party vibe with fire performers and a popular Happy Hour from pm. Check out the Legend Instagram for more inspiration. Sasak Cafe Bar is the best bar hangout for travellers staying on shy retiring Gili Meno.
It's located on the western side of Gili Meno right on the beach. This Sasak is a family-owned beach bar by day, restobar by night. As it's west-facing, the evening sunsets are the biggest draw. They have live music and delicious cocktails to help embellish the sundowner atmosphere. Most stay for dinner, which is decent local Indonesian dishes. Service is a little on the slow side, but you're staying on Gili Meno where life all but comes to a complete halt right? The best restaurants are mainly on Gili T. You have more choice and variety here, followed by Gili Air.
This doesn't mean there aren't any decent restaurants on Gili Meno, just fewer to choose from. Most of the places we've listed in the Bars section also double up as excellent restaurants. We've tried to avoid repetition, but Pearl Beach Lounge is the exception which we mentioned twice because we loved it both as an evening hangout as well as a restaurant:.
Our trip to the Gilis was mainly to celebrate my birthday. When researching for the best place for my birthday dinner, we both agreed this would be it. We weren't disappointed. It was romantic af — dinner on the beach, barefoot feet in the sands, complete with candlelight. The food was delicious — Western dishes with a twist — from Seby's pumpkin gnocchi to my unique duck Pad Thai. We did a lot of scuba diving around the Gili Islands. If you've ever done diving before you'll know how exhausting it is — and how much you crave carbs afterwards!
Francesco's does the best pizzas in the Gilis — that is, if, like us, you're into thin crusts! Wilson's is located on the northern end of Gili T, away from the main strip. Wilson's is another favourite of ours on Gili T. It's super romantic with the tables right on the beach with live music. The food is French-inspired Asian fusion, and it's delicious!
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We shared some grilled prawns, then I had the steak and Seby the grouper with pea soup. Everything was beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. Cannot fault Wilson's — a terrific meal that ticked all the boxes for us. If you love honey, just come here.
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Along with coffee, honey is one of my favourite things in life, which is how we stumbled on Honeyst. This small unassuming restaurant is on the main strip, a few doors down from Blue Marlin.
They specialise in honey-based desserts — honey ice cream all homemade! You can also order fresh juices to wash it all down with — dragon fruit juice our favourite…have you ever tried freshly squeezed dragon fruit juice before? A first for us as well! Ruby's is one of our favourite restaurants on Gili Air. It's located slightly inland towards the southeastern side of the island, a few blocks away from Scallywags. They do traditional Indonesian local food like beef rendang, chicken satay and some yummy curries.