We were quite obsessed with the sleek, industrial healthy-cum-guilty cafe Montagu Sandwich bar – read our review here, if you haven’t yet – and then BOOM, they’ve opened an upstairs cocktail lounge Montagu Bar that kind of stole the show. Because, you know, it’s one thing when you eat your spicy tuna melt sandwich or salmon pasta on the ground floor and it’s completely another story when you’re having the same sandwich or pasta declining on the sofa with a passionfruit martini in hand, watching the rooftops of Canggu, the sun going down and the surfers heading for their last paddle out of the day. The golden light is mellow. The drinks are kicking (kudos to the cheerful Greek bartender). The pillows make you sink. Nobody knows where you are. Phone muted. Shisha is on the way. More drinks, please!
That’s the thing we love the most about this space: nobody really knows about it yet. It’s perfect for a secret date or a little private party or just a quiet me-time, Kindle in one hand, glass of red in another. And if you climb up that little ladder to the cozy mezzanine filled with cushions and oriental puff seats – which we totally advise you to do! – you can get completely isolated from the whole world. Ideally it should rain heavily outside (not an issue in Bali!), so you would have absolutely no reason to leave. And yes, you can keep ordering food from the downstairs cafe, it will be delivered by a tiny food elevator. One more round of Bloody Marys, por favor! We are not going anywhere. This is our happy place.
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Go check it out: Montagu Cocktail Lounge
Find it: Batu Bolong, 94 (above Montagu Sandwich bar)