Bali Ha'i was open by at least 1966, possibly as early as 1963.
It was a much loved and popular nightclub in South West London. The club entrance was adjacent to the right hand side of Streatham Silver Blades Ice Rink. You climbed a set of stairs, and the club was housed above the rink. You could look down on the skaters from inside the club, which was a unique quality.
The Silver Blades Ice Rink opened on 26 February 1931.
Bali Ha'i was synonymous with Reggae Music in the mid 1970s to the 1980s, with one of the top-ranking sound systems in South London, Soferno B, taking a residence in the club on Sunday nights. It was also known for its Motown, Soul / Northern Soul and the many disco classics associated with that era, not to mention the latest US imports.
The club was demolished at some point in 2011 (although probably stopped running years before then), and Streatham Ice Rink was replaced by a mixed-use complex which opened 18 November 2013, featuring a Tesco store and an Olympic-sized ice rink and swimming pool.