Old Man’s may as well be the unofficial town square of Canggu. If you’re staying nearby, chances are you’ll find yourself there at least once or twice. Okay, probably a lot more.
Which isn’t such a bad thing. After all, not only does Old Man’s have an excellent view of its namesake surf break at Batu Bolong, but it’s also a pretty great place to have a drink, listen to some music, and watch the sunset over the sea. At any given moment there's something happening here: a live acoustic act, a televised soccer match on the TV, a DJ spinning old school surf tunes, or a random dance party and beer pong. In the off chance there's nothing planned, the people-peeping is still the best in town; Anyone who wants to go to the beach or rent a surfboard has to park their scooter in the adjacent front lot.
But even if you aren't the type who enjoys lounging under giant fringed parasols and checking out hot surfer types whilst eating spaghetti, there are plenty of other reasons to love Old Man's: One, they have outdoor showers (perfect after a dip in the ocean), and, two, your margarita will most definitely come with one of those adorable paper umbrellas.