Great spot for cocktails
A little hidden from the main beach bar but its a great spot to get some cocktails or even make your own cocktails as you can be the bartender.
25 Dec 2018
A different experience in Seminyak!
Franz the bartender was an absolute delight. We went as a couple without a prior booking and he super patient in guiding us through 2 (almost) perfectly self made drinks EACH, and sharing with us the story of the bar and origins of each infused arak. He was also super passionate about his role with Akademi and that made the learning as absolute n00bs even more meaningful. Would recommend making a reservation in advance to get the full experience! This is definitely not your usual Seminyak bar :)
21 Dec 2018
The Best Bar in Seminyak!
Pros: 1. This bar is not just regular bar. This is a laboratory! They have variety of house infused arak (local spirits) and constantly doing research 2. The space is actually pretty small but beautiful and intimate because the mixologists can easily interact with you one-on-one 3. They have good collection of vinyl and books too! 4. We stayed in Katamama, a boutique hotel where the Akademi Bar is located, and we spent our times here reading books and doing some homework (they have hidden electrical sockets under the table) so it's a convenient place for working 5. The staff are so engaging and so passionate Cons: 1. I think this place needs more recognition and marketing efforts We stayed in Hotel Indigo before and now we realize that Hotel Indigo's Tree Bar is disgracefully ripping off the concept of Akademi Bar but thankfully authenticity cannot be copied. Kudos to Katamama Hotel and Akademi Bar, keep up the good work and please please please promote this place better
03 Dec 2018
Jl. Petitenget 51B Katamama Hotel, Seminyak 80361 Indonesia