Not a late place, it's much more about wine, beer, seafood and sandy vibes than cool sounds or cocktails.
Doyles on the Beach, 11 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay, NSW, Australia
9. The Fish and Rhum Shack (Mauritius)
Despite its home on a posh resort, this is a satisfyingly rustic hangout illuminated by lanterns.
The sound of waves breaking on the coral reef competes only with the pulsing beats of Mauritian Sega dancers who arrive by night.
The rum is locally distilled, the beer hails from the village brewery and the menu for the daily barbecue depends on the previous night's catch and morning market. This is as authentically Mauritian as it gets.
The Fish and Rhum Shack, Shanti Maurice, Mauritius
8. Soggy Dollar Bar (Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands)
A much-loved beach bar in the British Virgin Islands, Soggy Dollar Bar is the perfect reminder that sometimes it's best to let the surroundings be the star.
Nothing fancy here, and that's why it's so popular.
Visitors can park their beach chairs right in the blue-green waters of White Bay, letting the tide rise in sync with their blood-alcohol levels.
But that's not the only way to get soggy. Because there's no dock, many boaters anchor off the beach and swim to shore.
Their money of course gets wet, so they have to pay with "soggy dollars." Get it?
Soggy Dollar Bar, White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands; +1 284 495 9888
7. Uxua Praia (Bahia, Brazil)
Set on Bahia's Barra do Rio Trancoso, Uxua Praia attracts a laid back, music-loving, athletic crowd keen to sample one of the world's most beautiful beaches.
Featuring vast, cushioned sofas and flat-roofed pergolas, this resort bar was built with reclaimed fishing boats that for years had languished on the site unused.
As well as partaking in the fresh seafood and caipirinha, you can try your hand at beach volleyball and sea kayaking, as well as capoeira.
Uxua Praia, Uxua Casa Hotel, Quadrado, Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil
6. The Rock Bar, Ayana Resort (Bali, Indonesia)
Named world's best hotel bar by CNN Travel a couple years ago, the Rock lures visitors who defected to Seminyak a decade ago back to Jimbaran Bay.
Fisherfolk shacks make this southern cove a popular al fresco dining scene, with seafood lovers able to get their fixes while gazing at the ocean from 15 meters above the rocks.
Martinis, tapas and live music Thursday through Sunday -- at The Rock Bar there's no such thing as just popping in for one.
The Rock Bar, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
5. Babis Bar (Kalymnos, Greece)