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“A little touristy for me... but in the quieter times...great”
Review of Rock Bar

Rock Bar
Ranked #15 of 265 Restaurants in Jimbaran
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located on natural rocks 14 meters above the Indian Ocean at the base of AYANA Resort and Spa BALI's towering cliffs, this innovative open-top Bali bar is the island's most glam sunset and after-dark destination. Soak up the chic ambiance and superstar views as the rhythm of the spot-lit ocean merges with the funky tunes vibing from the DJ booth carved into the cliff-face. Discover Rock Bar's love affair with the sea Rock Bar's new 'Rock Bar Seafood Dinner' invites you to stay after sunset, enjoying premier Mediterranean cuisine beneath the stars. For your dining pleasure, our chefs hand select the freshest deep sea fish and shellfish to create mouth-watering dishes that include king prawns, sardines, calamari, swordfish and lobster. Rock Bar's intimate after-dark experience begins every evening at 7pm, complemented by soothing nu-disco inspired tunes and artisan crafted cocktails prepared with delicious tropical fruit juices and spices. Rock Bar's expansive setting welcomes romantic evenings for two as well as lively private events for up to 880. DRESS CODE Smart attire is required at ALL times. No singlets, board-shorts, alcohol-branded attire will be permitted. In adherence to security measures, backpacks are also not allowed at Rock Bar. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I come from a City facing West so get the beach sunsets... nothing to see here for me, but the quieter times at this bar are lovely. relax and be treated like a star just for staying at the resort. lol. Great cocktail menu and the location is 10/10.

Thank DownunderJP
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Having heard raves about the best sunset views that this bar has to offer,I just had to visit this place when I was in Bali in September. Rock Bar is located in Ayana Resort, about 30-45 minutes drive from Kuta. As this is a popular spot for sunset gathering, we made sure to arrive at least half an hour before the bar opened. At around 415pm, there was already a long queue. We queued for about 20 minutes before we were ushered down to the bar via the elevator.

The main bar counter is perched on the edge of a cliff with limited seats. As the sun was too glaring, the staff provided us with umbrellas. The prices of food and cocktail were on the high side and many would have agreed that there are cheaper and better alternatives. However, I think the price was worth it for the spectacular & probably one of the best sunset view that you can get.

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AYANARESORT, Director of Food & Beverage at Rock Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear 'RunningManLolol ',

Thank you for your review of Rock Bar, I am delighted you enjoyed your experience and avoided the long queue by arriving early.
I’m also delighted to read your comments on our service and spectacular sunset views. I will share your feedback with our team who will feel very rewarded by it.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, perhaps after dark when the stars are twinkling above, the waves are spot-lit, and the heat of the sun means you don’t have to use an umbrella to stay cool!

Warm regards,

Manik Sudarsana
Director of Food & Beverage

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

The Rock Bar is situated on the beach of the Ayana Hotel. It is a wonderful experience to wander though the "almost over the top" gardens and the final "cable car" to the Rock Bar. The most beautiful sunsets can be experienced from here whilst enjoying a sun downer in a great atmosphere. Service is top class during peak sunset time but rather slow after. Still a sightseeing not to be missed whilst in Bali!

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Thank Nic L
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AYANARESORT, Director of Food & Beverage at Rock Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear ‘Nic L’,

Thank you for your review of Rock Bar. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and especially the service, setting and views. Although Rock Bar is famous for its sunsets, it is also magical after dark when the stars are twinkling above, the waves are spot-lit, and it is more tranquil and intimate. I hope you can return in the future to experience the different yet equally dazzling ambiance of Rock Bar by night.

Thank you again for your review and I am looking forward to your next visit.

Regards,

Manik Sudarsana

Food & Beverage Director

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Its excellent because of the view specially during sunrise and sunset. The view sets the mood for the best cocktails. Everything will taste good when you just see an amazing view of the sea and the sun setting.

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Thank betty l
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

On arrival you walk through this magnificent complex where it seems money is no object, that is until you get your table at the rock bar after being delivered via the lift, the first thing that hits you is the sun and the realisation that there is no shade, so you bake for several mins before they bring you a black umbrella, for all the expense they have put into this facility, excuse me a hand held umbrella doesn't cut it.
By the time the sun goes down and you can take in the scenery without burning your eyeballs it's impressive,but by then your so knackered everyone starts to leave.
tip! Put large umbrellas in the tables so everyone can relax under shade, bet you find people stay longer and spend on drinks and food.

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