Craft cocktails with local touch and knowledgeable bartenders
The Akademi was the best place to spend spare time enjoying drinks, studying the broad selection of various old and new mixology books (also can borrow into your room) while conversing with the knowledgeable bar tenders. You can and should also signup once for the regular evening mixology class at the Akademi if you staying in the hotel. They specialize in introducing and infusing local spirits and spices into well known cocktails.
09 Jul 2018
Too Cool For School! A Must for Craft Cocktail Lovers!
I had the most fun I’ve ever had in Bali at this cozy and intimate bar with the most unconventional of setups. Located at the lobby of the gorgeous boutique hotel Katamama, just a hop and a scotch (no pun intended) away from the sunset-to-sunrise party institution Potato Head, Akademi Bar is the ultimate haven for mixology enthusiasts like me! This is not your run-of-the-mill bar. There’s really nothing like it. I mean, where else can you just walk up to the bar, get an instant 101 on mixology, and concoct your own cocktails under the guidance of the friendliest and most passionate bartenders? The uber awesome, creative guys at Akademi are generous in sharing their love for the craft, and they make sure you enjoy the learning process every step of the way. These guys are lit! What’s also exemplary about Akademi is its commitment to champion the study and use of local and seasonal produce. All cocktails are inspired by Indonesia’s many islands, using fresh ingredients (araks, fruits, herbs, etc.) sourced from Bali and other parts of the archipelago. That's what I call truly inspired mixology with a strong sense of place! I had such an amazing time at Akademi that I ended up going there 3 nights in a row, staying until closing every time! I didn’t feel the need to hang out anywhere else, really. I guess you can say that I found my happy and rightful place at the bar. I made a total of 7 cocktails in those 3 nights, and it was hard to pick a favorite. Everything was so refreshing, well-balanced and delicious! If you love cocktails and fancy the idea of making one or two (or seven) on your own, make Akademi your only stop in Seminyak! Kudos to Prand, Hary, Willy, Agus, Yudha, Rudy and the rest of the brilliant gang for running a fun, tight ship, and really raising the bar (again, no pun intended)! I’ll surely be back!
05 Jul 2018
Cool Chillout Spot and for Arak
A very nicely done bar that has wonderful service staff with a variety of Arak based cocktails to offer customers. Arrived too late after dinner to try to make my own cocktail as an option. Would drop in again when in Seminyak.
05 Mar 2018
Jl. Petitenget 51B Katamama Hotel, Seminyak 80361 Indonesia