5 BEST BAR IN UBUD
1. Apéritif Bar
For an extra special tipple, head to the opulent and Colonial-style bar at Apéritif – the signature and award-winning restaurant at Viceroy Bali. Here, at this fine dining showpiece, you can prop up the mahogany bar and sip on upmarket cocktails inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Each one has been specially created with Bali’s tropical climate in mind, while showcasing the best artisanal spirits and in-house infusions. As the name suggests, the aperitifs here are unparalleled (the Tamarillo Negroni is on another level!), as are the unique house cocktails. Our fave is the Tres Limon – a refreshing twist on the classic Gin & Tonic using lemongrass, kafir lime, yuzu, and lemon basil. Yum!
On the ground floor of this so-hot-right-now veggie restaurant, you’ll find a dazzling bar that’ll knock your design-loving socks off – and that’s before you even get a glimpse of the expertly crafted cocktails. Crunchy polenta chips and seasonal antipasto platters sit alongside house-infusions and homemade bitters and cordials, used to mix up the classics like the Thousand Islands Old Fashioned, the Kemangi Gimlet and the Pineapple Sage Martini. Top tip: dine upstairs in the restaurant and your very own mixologist will shake up a stellar sip right at your table-side.
3. Current Social Club & Kitchen
A social club, bar and restaurant in Ubud’s trendiest neighbourhood, Current Social Club & Kitchen is electrifying Ubud’s party scene with its high voltage cocktail list that uses local and organic ingredients, alongside cool events and a sleek space that’s described as “a place for Ubud to get down with it’s casual-sexy self”. Try the Bali Mule and the “I Wanna Jamu With You” cocktail that uses Indonesia’s famous elixir, and swing by for ‘FUSE’ Fridays & ‘Undercurrent’ Tuesdays for its weekly late night jam sessions, bookended by live acoustic nights, DJs, movie nights and the occasional Bloc Party.
4. Copper Kitchen & Bar
Set within the jungle-like surrounds of Bisma Eight, Copper Kitchen has been making waves with its fantastic mix of Indonesian and Western seasonal ‘earth-to-table’ cuisine. Open all day, the gorgeous bar follows a similar model, with the expert mixologists shaking up a variety of original creations based on what’s hot right now. It’s soulful, it’s crafty, and it pays homage to Ubud’s lush surrounds.