First Time Blowing Half A Million – Seven Rooftop Bar – Kuta
On our third night in Bali, after a particularly depressing time releasing baby turtles, we did what any well adjusted young adults would do in the face of natures relentless cruelty. We turned to cocktails. Since our first night in Bali, we’d been planning on going to a rooftop bar – ideally with a pool – in order to watch the sunset. Fortunately Kuta has a number of options that tick both of these boxes, but we plumped for The Seven Rooftop Bar, as it was located over the road from the beach, and only a 5 minute walk from our hostel.
We walked through a fairly unremarkable restaurant area in search of a lift to the roof. We then passed through the luxurious lobby of the Kutabex Hotel, ensuring that we were actually allowed to make use of the bar without being guests of the hotel. We found a lift, and headed up to the bar.
What we found at the top was amazing. The opulence of the Kutabex’s lobby continued upstairs into The Seven Rooftop Bar, as we came out into the bright, windowed structure that stood back from the rooftop. We found seats at one of the poolside tables and were handed a menu.
The menu contained the next big surprise of the night – considering how flash everything was in the rooftop bar and the hotel below, we anticipated only being able to afford a single cocktail. Browsing through the menu we found that the drinks came to 59000IDR for a cocktail – about £3.50. Whilst it was happy hour, it was buy one, get one free.
Naturally, we took advantage for the last hour, and after polishing off three cocktails apiece, and watching the last light of the sunset, we had a swim.
The pool felt a little chilly compared to the outside temperature in Bali, but we still enjoyed a good hour in the pool, before getting out for dinner.
We enjoyed a couple more cocktails with dinner – a fried rice concoction with some very spicy chili on the side – and had a game of pool for an hour.
The tally for the entire evening, for the two of us:
6 cocktails in happy hour
4 cocktails outside of happy hour
2 main meals
An hour of pool
An hour in the pool
Total cost: ~630000 Rupiah
Or about £36
Thank you very much Bali. and the Seven Rooftop Bar.