Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rock Bar Ayana Bali

This place was also in my must go place list during visit in Bali. I have seen many reviews in magazine and TVs about the place and the view was simply breathtaking. It was one of Bali's most glamorous sunset and after dark destination.

From Samaya, we went straight to Ayana. Luckily we knew that Rock Bar has certain dress code so we had prepared the wardrobe. Well, it didn't necessary must be formal, we can still wear shorts, but not beach shorts type and very casual tank was not allowed. In front of us, there was 1 American who cannot get in because he was wearing beach shorts, so the rules was quite strict. When we reached there, the queue was quite long already. According to the reception girl, the queue was meant for the lift to took us down only, not for entering the bar. We waited for almost 30 minutes.

They have privilege for the in house guest. No need to queue and the sections at the bar were divided between the in house guest and visitors only, just like Samaya. While we were queuing, there was a guy standing there to checked our bag and make sure there were no food & beverages from outside. 

The view was beautiful. Sitting on natural rocks, 14 meters above the Indian ocean. They didn't served any heavy meals. Only finger food & drinks. The beverage selections were plenty, from cocktail, mocktail and beers. The price were quite expensive though for drinks and finger food only. We ordered Calamari Fritti (80k), Orient spices fried chicken wings (60k), Long island ice tea (140k) and Toblerone (140k). The finger foods were nicely presented but weren't nicely cooked, our calamari was chewy and wasn't crunchy at all, looks like they fried many at once and just put it in a basket and having it served cold, not fresh and hot.

Long Island Tea (vodka, dry gin, light rum, tequilla, triple second, lime juice, coke)

Toblerone (Baileys, kahlua, creme de cacao brown, frangelico, cream)

To me, it was good to know the place but considering the long queue and the price that so not worth the meals, it will took me double consideration to come back. 

Rock Bar 
Ayana Resort & Spa Bali
Jl. Karang mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran 
Ph. +62361 702222
Opening hours: 4pm to 1 am 
Dress code: Smart attire, no singlets or board shorts 

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