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“Cocktail class”
Review of Akademi Bar

Akademi Bar
Ranked #243 of 625 Restaurants in Seminyak
Price range: $10 - $30
Description: Akademi 'center of mixology' is created by award winning mixologist Dre Masso. Located in Katamama's lobby, Akademi acts as a hub for the world's most celebrated and innovative mixologists. These drinks experts host the Akademi programs, schooling up-and-coming bartenders to be world-class. Akademi champions the study and use of local and seasonal produce whilst promoting the root to flower concept.
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Description: Akademi 'center of mixology' is created by award winning mixologist Dre Masso. Located in Katamama's lobby, Akademi acts as a hub for the world's most celebrated and innovative mixologists. These drinks experts host the Akademi programs, schooling up-and-coming bartenders to be world-class. Akademi champions the study and use of local and seasonal produce whilst promoting the root to flower concept.
Reviewed January 29, 2020

We did a cocktail making class at Akademi and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We tried infused Arak and made two cocktails. We also got the opportunity to look around the new Potato Head Hotel.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank christinejean60
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

In March,came to Bali again, and learnt mixology at akademi bar,the mixologist Pran was nice,learnt from him to make 2 cocktails,also have a chance to taste arak,oh,very strong for me.the ambiance here nice too, may come to learn again next time.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Raymondale
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Though subtle in comparison with other nightlife joints close by, Akademi is perhaps emblematic of what bartenders love about cocktail culture. Whether you're a cocktail king or a self-taught enthusiast, you'll feel welcome here. Bartenders get you setup to help you mix your own cocktail. If you just love good cocktails, you can simply chat and enjoy your drink with ease. Highly recommend for the friendly and easygoing.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Jenae R
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

Signed up for this experience on the day itself. It may be a little difficult to find the place, considering there's no signage. However, everyone in the area knew where it is and could direct us. France, our bartender, was extremely knowledgeable and we could feel his passion just through his sharing. His humour and persona made it so easy to be comfortable and really just enjoy the company. The workshop felt like a gathering with friends and drinks. He introduced us the different Indonesian ingredients they used for a made in Indonesia cocktail. Totally awesome night.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Our mixologist Harry was a knowledgeable delight and led us through the tasting of 6 different kinds of arak (of our choice). This was so awesome, we decided to make our 2 each cocktails from arak rather than standard spirits. What an adventure with our:
(1) Kecombrang (ginger torch flower) margarita
(2) Salak (snake skin fruit) martini
(3) Mesoy (acacia bark) old fashioned
(4) Mace (as in bright red outer bit of nutmeg) negroni

I can't recommend this place highly enough. Professional, fun and what a new experience. The arak tasting flight was an unexpected highlight.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank JJMayburg
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