Handcrafted cocktails, nifty bartenders and a vintage-meets-experimental ambiance - here’s why you’ll want to dance your way to 1959 Cocktail Bar and Dance Club.
It’s no secret that Bali’s nightlife scene is iconic: we’ve got beach clubs, clifftop bars, hidden speakeasies and sun-soaked sunset spots. From day to night, there’s always somewhere to raise a glass or raise the roof. But what we don’t have is a bar and dance club that takes us back in time, honouring one of the most legendary eras of our time. That is, until now. Taking Bali’s nightlife scene to a legendary new level, 1959 Cocktail Bar and Dance Club is a vintage-meets-modern experimental destination that pays tribute to 1959’s most historical events.
Nestled in the heart of Kerobokan at the iconic G88 Building (AKA, the abandoned aeroplane turned lifestyle hub), 1959 Cocktail Bar and Dance Club is a place for party animals to experience a timeless and, without doubt, unforgettable night out. Step through the doors and you’re greeted with vintage elegance and the glitz and glam of 1959. Head to the bar where the expert mixologists’ sleight of hand concocts some of the most unique signature cocktails we’ve ever sipped. Or, hit the dance floor where live DJs keep the party vibes alive all night long…
Craft cocktails inspired by the legends of 1959
From Marilyn Monroe’s world debut, to NASA’s space milestones, 1959 is the era when legends were born. And legendary is what you can expect from 1959 Cocktail Bar and Dance Club. It all begins with the heart and soul of the bar: the experimental cocktails. Skilfully handcrafted and ever-innovative, the menu is carefully curated with ten signatures and eight local heritage cocktails.
Our fave has to be the uber-Instagrammable Incurably Romantic. This signature cocktail encapsulates Marilyn Monroe’s bombshell movie persona as well as her real-life bright and romantic self. It’s a refreshing combo of Sierra Antiguo Plata Tequila, spice syrup, lemon and a kick of basil jalapeño, topped with a rich layer of frothy albumen. Or for a more potent mix, you can’t go wrong with The G.O.A.T, made with Talisker 10 year-old single-malt whisky, an ode to Obama Senior. Got a sweet tooth? Try the Guilty Pleasure with a hint of chocolate, or the heritage cocktail, Banyu Klepon, inspired by the traditional Indonesian pandan and coconut dessert.
Timeless elegance with a lively ambiance
Unlike any other watering hole in Bali, 1959 Cocktail Bar and Dance Club takes you on a journey back in time to the year when opulence and sophistication thrived. Here, the devil’s in the details – from the nostalgic décor and camel-leathered seating, to the warm lighting and unparalleled entertainment; the space oozes with timeless elegance. You can prop up the bar and watch the mixology show unfold, or get groovy on the spacious dance floor to the sounds of live acoustic bands and DJ performances. You can even head up to the lofty aerial vault, scoring an elevated view of the action below. And psst… there’s even a secret room decked out with comfy sofas for a more private, intimate ambience…
Excellent mixology and craftsmanship
Behind every exceptional bar experience is a bartender that knows just how to create magic, and it’s no different at 1959 Cocktail Bar and Dance Club. The man behind the magic here is Head Mixologist Dimas Mahendra, and his vision perfectly captures what 1959 is all about. With the widest bottle selection in Bali, Dimas and his team concoct a variety of cocktails from 250 different premium spirits. Each creation is balanced, elegant and sustainably-made, and each one tells the story of the legends of 1959.
The result is a truly legendary night out, filled to the glamorous brim with exceptional cocktail, timeless elegance and an unmatched nightlife scene. You’ll definitely want to add 1959 Cocktail Bar and Dance Club to your next Bali clubbing experience…