Perched on the top floor of Mövenpick Resort and Spa Jimbaran Bali, Above Eleven Bali is a great place to go for a drink, a perfect blend of Peruvian Japanese food to eat, and enjoy the postcard view of Jimbaran Bay from above. A new thing to discover more at the place dubbed as Indonesia’s first park themed rooftop bar and restaurant is a unique journey to the Island of Bali through its nine island-inspired cocktails. A Betutu Old Fashioned cocktail, for example, sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?
Finding the location is fairly easy. It is accessible from both directions of Jimbaran Bay and Raya Uluwatu Mainstreet. Above Eleven is situated inside Samasta Lifestyle Village, a part of its adjacent Mövenpick Resort and Spa Jimbaran Bali. Upon arriving, you can take some time for a leisure walk exploring the village complex style shopping destination on the ground floor before going up. It is also due to the rooftop bar opens from 4PM. Here you may tempt to grab a coffee or gelatos and light bites. Just make sure you are not too full before the actual cocktail journey even begins.
The design concept of Above Eleven Bali is inspired by one of the greatest urban parks in the world, Central Park in New York. In such a trendy atmosphere, conceptualized to recreate a refreshing urban vibe, visitors will be led to an impression of this is the place to be for eating, drinking, and dancing in Jimbaran. Entering the 220-seat restaurant through a dimly lit maze, guest will be wowed by the green and lush surrounding of the venue where diners can choose between both indoor and outdoor seating.
If you are arriving around 5:30PM where the sun is friendlier and calmer, it is advised to start the experience at its Gramercy Park, an extension of the venue, which is a young and buzzy section complete with its own cocktail and spirits bar resembling a trendy food truck. The staff will show you a list of the selection of drinks they have specially created based on homemade infusions and syrups inspired by the Island of Bali. The nine island-inspired cocktails come with unique names, each is representing the regions in Bali, from Jimbaran to Tabanan and Karangasem to Gilimanuk. Using Bali’s best-kept ingredients, each of nine cocktails features the complexity of the island yet has its own signature taste.
Let’s start with Betutu Old Fashion, taking inspiration from the area of Gilimanuk which are renowned for its Betutu spices. Home-made betutu-inspired liquor is the main ingredient, mixed with tequila, pineapple syrup, coconut and cardamon bitter, saline solution and Peychaud’s bitter. Then, highlighting the Tabanan area, The Heritage features fresh strawberries plucked straight from Bedugul’s farms. The eastern part of Bali which is the home of Arak Bali is featured in 7 in East where high-quality Arak from Karangasem is mixed with home-made snake fruit juice, rosella tea, pineapple syrup, lemon juice, and ginger ale. And more to sample, including Denpasar Kisses, Jimbaran Bay, Black Sand, Bangli Zephyr, Klungkung Breeze, and Dolphin’s Song.
The man behind the idea, Rhama Aprian, Head Mixologist of Above Eleven Bali is proud to be able to express his passion ignited by countless memories he has experienced on the island. By utilising the local ingredients found on each region, Rama and his team then work to set the difference, at the same time its own strength of each cocktail. So, whichever you want to try first, don’t hesitate to share your thought with the bartender team or ask them any questions you have. More of it, a compliment is more than enough for the team. Island-inspired cocktail is available at a good deal for cocktail starting from IDR 140,000++.
During the dinner time, the dining experience at Above Eleven offers a little taste of history through an authentically unique Peruvian Japenese called ‘Nikkei’. It has existed in Peru for over 120 years since the first major wave of Japanese immigration to Peru. Above Eleven brings the food tradition to the island, enabling you to indulge in the excellent blend of comfort and adventure in every bite. And to make you stay for a little longer, the rooftop makes it every night is music night. Be it live tunes, salsa nights, or DJ’s performance, you will find yourself entertained on any day and until late at night.
Before you are going, make sure to dress up a little bit as Above Eleven applies a dress code of smart attire. It means no swimwear, singlet shirt, bathrobe, topless, board-shorts, alcohol-branded attire.
Above Eleven at Samasta Lifestyle Village, Jalan Wanagiri #1, Jimbaran.
Open daily from 4PM – 1AM