Have you been to Potato Head Beach Club yet? What was I thinking – of course you have. After all, it’s only the best beach club on the island. With its iconic design, punchy tipples, decadently delicious dishes, great playlists and fabulous beachfront location, it’s no wonder beautiful people keep flocking to this place (especially its refreshing swimming pool!). Recently the club has been generating a Polynesian tiki-style ambience, visible in the décor of their regularly pumping parties and sunset sessions.
The tiki fun doesn’t stop there though, as they have also incorporated the concept into the drinks. Look for the Exotica section in the menu, which lists drinks inspired by the world of tiki but with refreshing Indonesian twists. The cocktails boast flavours from the Indonesian archipelago, and are served in locally crafted cups with indigenous leaves and flowers.
My favourite is the Barong Zombie (although after my third glass, it’s kind of hard to choose). Potato Head Beach Club puts a Bali twist on a classic Zombie cocktail by Donn Beach – a pioneer of tiki cocktail culture – in the 1930s, by including arak in the mix. With a name like Barong Zombie (Barong is believed to be the king of spirits in Balinese mythology), it’s only natural to take a sip of this one to complete my intoxicating Bali afternoon.
Potato Head Beach Club Jl. Petitenget 51B, Seminyak T: +62 361 473 7979 ptthead.com Daily 11am-2am
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