During the 20’s, it was illegal to sell alcoholic beverages in America. They call it the Prohibition Era. But this doesn’t stop people for having a little fun on the side. So speakeasy bar starts popping up here in there in a secret manner. These times are long gone. Now you can grab a cocktail almost everywhere in Bali. Yet, in a time where everything is allowed, it’s always exciting to find a secret rendezvous where one can sip fine cocktails and enjoy a great night. So, the trend is back, and speakeasies are now on the rise. Let’s check these places out.
- BAKER STREET SOCIAL
Where: Jl. Petitenget No.17C, Kerobokan
+62811 3865 869
Business Hours: 8PM-2AM
Opened in December 2015, this place is the first late night speakeasy bar in Bali. It is located right on top of Shearlock Barbershop in Petitenget, just find the glass door and up the stairs. It’s craft cocktails, artisanal spirits and bartenders up to no good. Baker Street Social is so cool looking, with cement walls, leather seats and small intimate space. Because it only has 25 seats, this place is like a secret getaway for the ‘chosen ones’. So you won’t be bothered with trashy tourists kicking and screaming. There’s word that you will be treated like royals if you have the special ‘key’. Now, where did we drop that key.
Where: Jl. Kayu Aya Laksmana Oberoi, Kayu Aya Village.
+62819 9932 0888
Business Hours: 6PM-3AM
Modicum Gastronomy and Artisan Bar is headed by Mandif M. Warokka – a renowned chef and proprietor. Modicum is located in the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, yet hidden at the same time. Their door is locked, so you have to find a bell and buzz it. Their sassy interior is dominated by dark colors, warm wood, luscious velvet and bare bricks. You can find some of the forgotten concoctions like The Manhattan, Martini, Gimlet, Old-Fashioned and Negroni, to name a few. Bitters are home-made, blends are aged in house. Worldly wines available are equally unique and delicious. Nibble on some of our exotic tapas as you enjoy your choice of libations. All whilst a vinyl record is playing Miles Davis, Louis Amstrongor Etta James on the background.
- 40 THIEVES
Where: Jl. Petitenget No.7
+62878 6226 7657
Business Hours: 8PM-3AM
The 40 Thieves Club is a New York style speak easy bar focusing on craft cocktails & artisanal spirits accompanied with genuine flamboyant hospitality to provide u a true cocktail experience in Bali. Own & operated by bar entrepreneur Shah Dillon, The 40 Thieves Club is the latest addition to Bali’s speakeasy’s scene. Located right on top of Mad Ronin, a Japanese food haven in Petitenget. After dinner, head upstairs for some late night sip.
MEANWHILE, THESE PLACES HAVE SPEAKEASY STYLE BAR
- MILES & BETTY
Where: Jl. Bypass Ngurai Rai No.88
+62896 7075 0333
Business Hours: 5.30PM-1AM
You know it’s happening when even Sanur has it. Miles & Betty are the latest speakeasy that is located on the 3rd floor of Milestone Coffee. On the first and second floor, Milestone offers great coffee and food. But Miles & Betty offers wine and cocktail bar, speakeasy style. The New York vibe is continued in the third floor, and not everybody notices it. The bar vibe will surely match your mood and kills the stress away.
- SINGLE MALT
Where: Jl. Kayu Aya #68, Seminyak
+62361 8466 996
Business Hours: 6PM-1AM
Just above the MEJA restaurant is Single Malt, home to serious liquors from some of the world’s most famous distilleries. This stylish drinking venue marries the building’s modern exterior design with a Great Gatsby inspired interior complete with vintage furnishings. There is a complete menu for die-hard whisky fans or for those curious about the age-old whisky drinking culture. It is set up in alphabetical order with the names of each distillery and different ages to choose from. In total there are about 60 different types of whiskies and single malts. The cocktail section of the menu is another adventure in itself. A tapas menu, with a slight Asian influence, will be available, such as Beijing duck rolls with Hoisin Sauce or a Sushi Trio.
- THE BARBER
Where: Jl. Kencana No.1 Jimbaran
+62361 472 5333
Business Hours: 8AM-2AM
A hideout venue that created as a place for relax and huddle. The BARber is all about exceptional. Located within The Sintesa Jimbaran hotel, this place is a normal looking barbershop – that also function as a bar. Let the music and drink restore your energy and style. Designed with most of the interior using recycle wood it connects us to a classic bar environment playing good music that suits the mood. The mature and warm ambiance reminds us to the Prohibition Era in 1920-1933. Every service we offer caters to the unique touch. Your experience is as individual as you are.