I’m always up for a good night out. The perfect night for me involves a few bevvies, some great music and dancing the night away. When I saw Frankensteins Laboratory, I knew it was right up my alley. Having enjoyed our visit to Dracula’s on Queensland’s Gold Coast we had a fair idea what to expect, but being Bali you never know. Read on for all the details …
Let’s Get Social!
Frankensteins Laboratory Pre-Show
Frankensteins Laboratory is extremely popular so make sure you book. We called at lunchtime for that night, but the earliest we could get was four days away. Table allocation is on a first-come first-served basis, so book as far ahead as you can to guarantee great seats. Frankensteins Laboratory was just a short cab ride away from the Magani hotel in Legian where we stayed but traffic is unpredictable allow plenty of time as tables are only hold for half and hour. We arrived at 7pm to a bar already pumping out a stream of cocktails, many in novelty containers such as beakers and IV bags. Audience participation begins early and guest photos with the resident zombies are done in an orderly fashion on stage. Many diners enjoyed the make up service (regular $5 or deluxe $10) which was a big hit with the ankle biters.
Frankensteins Laboratory has a varied menu that runs the gamut from burgers, pizza and pasta to salads and Indonesian favourites. Of course deadly desserts and dedicated kids fare features. If you are feeling particularly hungry, you might what to take the monster slab challenge, which gives you 20 minutes to eat over 1kg of burger and sides. I ordered the Dr Frankenstein burger and The Hubs opted for the Brain Surgeon Pizza, which were slow to come out. My burger was large but lacked ooomph. The Hubs’ pizza was also bland. While our meals filled the hole, a little tweaking could have made them substantially better. That said, the food was never the draw and I knew the best was yet to come.
High flying, high energy, high jinx sums up the Frankenstein Laboratory cabaret show. Three different shows are performed each night at 8.30, 9.30 and 10.30. I’m not going to give too much away, but staying for all three is a must. The music will have you bopping in your seat or if you are a little more carefree, dancing on the tables, which is encouraged. And did I mention that all this is free? Yes free! While of course you pay for food and drink, the show is actually free! We had such a good time I included it in my epic list of 110+ things to do in Bali.
We had a ball at Frankensteins Laboratory. In fact, it was one of my favourite nights in Bali. The food was sub par, and The Hubs was annoyed that smoking was allowed inside but the fun factor more than compensated. The house band, The Dancing Dead, got the crowd on their feet with a diverse song list spanning many genres. When I couldn’t convince my dancing hating hubby to join me on the dance floor, I simply found two girls from Texas who didn’t mind one extra joining their group. There were many large groups in attendance when we visited, including a hen and friends in fancy dress. I would love to return with a bigger group, including my besties who would be less reluctant to join me on the dance floor. If you are looking for a night of fun and frivolity in Bali you would be hard pressed to find a better venue than Frankensteins Laboratory.
From 1 September Frankensteins Laboratory are expanding and changing format. A new bar is opening and there will now be 2 sittings per night, an early one for the little monsters and an adults only later show. Find out all the details here before you visit. If you liked this you should check out my other Bali restaurant reviews.
If you are dreamimg of vsiting Bali check out my Bali basics guide before you book. So are you ready to get your freak on at Frankensteins Laboratory?
Until Next Time …
Disclaimer: The post is NOT SPONSORED and I paid for our evening at Frankensteins Laboratory in full. As always, all opinions are my own.
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