Ubud Cocktail Bar
One of Bali’s finest bars, The A Bar recently released its Cocktail Anthology, an illustrated booklet dedicated to the beverage traditions of the 1930s and the colourful foreign artists and academics who were drawn to Bali for its ethereal beauty and exotic way of life.
Apéritif’s cocktail bar is Ubud’s finest destination for crafted cocktails and viby atmosphere. Join us from 4pm until late to indulge in one (or two!) of our unique cocktails while playing a game of pool with the marvellous view of Ubud’s rice fields and jungle. To admire the best sunset in Ubud, stop by for sundowners on our jungle facing deck. Head Mixologist Panji Wisrawan and his team will ensure you have an enjoyable experience, as they present a range of signature and favourite cocktails, inspired by the 1930’s.
Head Mixologist Panji Wisrawan and his team will ensure you
have an enjoyable experience, as they present a range of signature and favourite cocktails,
inspired by the 1930’s.
Margaret Mead is an anthropologist who retreated to a village in Bali called Bayung Gede, located in the island’s central highlands. She documented 200 photographs from 1936 to 1939 where she vividly captured the everyday lives of the men, women, and children of Bayung Gede, their homes, and their temples.
Pineapple Rum / Sichuan Baijiu / Lacto Grapefruit / Hibiscus Maraschino / Strawberry / Lime
Upcoming Apéritif Events
Bali Craft Spirits Festival
July, 2nd 2022
Apéritif Bar is delighted to participate in the first ever Bali Craft Spirits Festival. Our Head of Mixologist, Panji Wisrawan, will serve favourites from Apéritif’s Cocktail Anthology Series, The Novelist and the fit for a Queen cocktail, Freddie Mercurry.
Adrian Besa Takeover Apéritif Bar
July, 15th 2022
In the 2nd of our International World’s Best Collaboration Series, join our Head Mixologist Panji Wisrawan as he collaborates with Adrian Besa, the manager of MO Bar Singapore (8 of 50 Best Bars in Asia).
Apéritif x Benoit Dewitte Collaboration
Saturday 23 and Friday 29 July 2022 | 6pm
Welcoming international culinary talent back to the island, Apéritif Restaurant is delighted to host two special dinners with Michelin-starred chef Benoit Dewitte. Collaborating with lifelong friend and fellow Belgian, Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken, dinners will enjoy a decadent 8-couirse degustation with rare ingredients, including a glass of Taittinger Champagne upon arrival. Yuri Jazz Guitar will provide live jazz entertainment.
Friday Night Live
Every Friday at 8pm
Working with a selection of Bali’s top artists, Apéritif Bar presents Friday Night Live. Sit back, relax to the sound of music and indulge in specially crafted cocktails alongside delicious bar snacks.
3pm to 5.30pm
Gather your friends to experience Apéritif Bar’s exclusive cocktail masterclass. Learn the trade secrets and enjoy world-class cocktails. Includes a garden tour for ingredients, cocktails and Apéritif canapés.
Meet The Team
Head Mixologist, Panji Wisrawan
Crowned the winner of the Campari Bartender Competition 2019 with his signature Campari Cocktail “Jack & Rose”, Panji brings over 10 years experience in delivering creative bar menus to Apéritif.
Having graduated from Nipaka L’ecole Hoteliere in Denpasar, Panji has worked in various locations in Bali including at the fashionable Da Romeo Italian Restaurant in Canggu and was part of the opening team at La Palma Beach Club. Constantly striving to push the boundaries with his cocktail lists, Panji took to the seas in joining Viking Ocean Cruises spending over two years on water where he would host various events including whiskey tastings and mixology classes for guests. Panji’s favourite cocktail is a Boulevardier because he is a fan of bourbon and negroni. The bold and complex flavour of Boulevardier also represents his personal and career growth in the hospitality industry.
Panji especially enjoys welcoming guests from all corners of the world, sharing travel experiences and sparking memories by creating special cocktails.
Executive Chef, Nic Vanderbeeken
Chef Nic Vanderbeeken, brings over 20 years of experience to lead the team at Apéritif restaurant and bar, an elegant fine dining space serving contemporary global cuisine in the lush valleys of Ubud. An advocate for cross-cultural collaborations, Nic’s one-of-a-kind creations are a nod to his progressive and eclectic cooking philosophy.
Prior to Apéritif and his past 5 years at Viceroy Bali’s Cascades Restaurant, Chef Nic worked in Vietnam consulting and developing the bistronomy concept he pioneered as Chef-Owner of Bistro Biggles in Belgium. These experiences truly connected him to the bounty of Asian produce and the unique flavours available in this part of the world. He has also spent time in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants including Restaurant Berto in Waregem, Belgium; Restaurant ‘t Convent in Lo-Reninge, Belgium; and celebrity chef Wout Bru’s two Michelin-starred restaurant in France.
Head Chef, Maxie Millian
Born in Jakarta, Chef Maxie Millian began his career in Dubai with a background in European food and won a gold medal at Le Salon Culinaire International De Londres in 2012.
Upon his return to Indonesia, Chef Maxie was Head Chef at the luxury Sofitel Hotel in Seminyak and boutique fine dining restaurant Teatro Gastroteque which served French degustation menus with Japanese influence. Continuing his culinary quest, Chef Maxie began to focus on Indonesian cuisine and joined Merah Putih Restaurant and Sangsaka Bali located in Seminyak.
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he opened his own restaurant with his wife in Jimbaran named Riung Rasa. Chef Maxie’s renowned slogan is #bersamalebihbaik (better together) and his vision is to express community over competition.
Location Use for Photoshoots
The Bar space is a unique location in Bali for private photo and video shoots for occasions such as
pre-wedding, engagement, anniversary and fashion shoots. The space can be privately hired at
a rate of IDR 1,500,000++ per hour.