Sunset bars in Bali, Indonesia: Review of Rock Bar in Jimbaran
Ayana Resort & Spa’s cliff side bar in Bali promises an unforgettable dining experience for couples and friends alike with a stunning view, tapas, seafood, and sunset cocktails
Rock Bar, accessible via a cliff side inclinator at the AYANA Resort & Spa BALI, is the perfect example of seaside dining and is not to be missed, should you ever visit the tropical holiday destination of Bali. A striking difference from being perched atop a building, where you can enjoy the city landscape, Rock Bar is separated from the ocean below by a layer of glass that allows for an unobstructed view of the sun setting over the horizon in the distance. The open sea and picturesque view set the tone for an intimate dinner for two or a relaxed gathering among friends.
We believe the best way to start the evening is with one of their signature drinks. Feel refreshed with Rock My World, a concoction of Grand Marnier and Vodka with pineapple, lemon, and orange or a Spa on the Rock, which truly combines the power of berries – blackcurrant, blueberry and cranberry with vodka. Feeling the island life? Perhaps a Beer Bomb Sandy made with rum, lemonade and mint leaves topped with a bottle of the Indonesian edition of Guinness might be what your taste buds desire.
Rock Bar’s tapas menu offers a good range of dishes that act as a prelude to the evening. From California Maki rolls wrapped with spiced pineapple to Chicken Popcorn dipped with herbed olive oil to toasted walnut chocolate bread, your palate will be teased. In the Mediterranean spirit, an Assortment of Greek dips best eaten with pita bread or steamed clams with fresh herbs and garlic prove to be worthy alternatives as well.
Next, in the act, comes the mouthwatering grilled sea bass fillet. A truly wonderful interpretation of the best things Poseidon can offer. The sweetness of the celeriac puree beautifully marries with the onions and black olives to create a flavorful dish. With each bite, the tender texture of the sea bass provides you with a flavorful treat.
Naturally, the entire experience has to be concluded with a delicious serving of dessert. A choice between a walnut pie, yogurt mousse, and Greek saragli rolls – each presenting a unique finish to your meal. We recommend the walnut pie that is served with a side of pistachio ice cream and pumpkin puree, which adds a tangy dynamic.
Extremely popular among diners at the Ayana Resort, we highly recommend making a reservation for the place that sits 250 people. The breezy seating area would be an exquisite choice for anyone who enjoys the open seas.
Rock Bar at AYANA Resort and Spa BALI is available for sunset views daily between 4pm to 1am. Dinner service begins at 7pm.