Forget about La Favela, Sandbar, Red Carpet or wherever else you used to get tipsy and swing from the chandelier – we’ll tell you the one and only relevant party route instead! Ask any avid party animal where is all the fun happening on Friday night and he’ll give you one (or all) of those four addresses. Somehow they all happen to fall into one block – that strip of Petitenget street that was nothing a year ago but became sort of it-street recently, and its surroundings. We call it the Friday night Bermuda triangle. ‘Cause once you put your foot in there, you get lost. Like, seriously – is it Sunday afternoon already?! – kind of lost.
So put your favourite ripped-off denim and follow our steps – we’ll take you from getting elegantly wasted to going wild, like 0 to 1000, really quick!
Photo by 40 Thieves
STAGE 1: APPERITIVO
Here’s how you get started: dinner at Da Maria (don’t overthink it, order pizza, it’s crazy good!) washed down with quite a few Aperols or prosecco. If you haven’t been yet, read our full review here. All the fanciest islanders are here, so it’s perfect for people watching: there would be pretty bared backs, velvet loafers, crispy white pants and golden stilettos. Dance a bit by the bar, give a promising wink to a handsome pizzaiolo and disembark towards the next adventure.
STAGE 2: ELEGANTLY WASTED
There is that new bar that is the talk of the town: if you haven’t been yet, man, you’re seriously missing out! Let us fix it: 40 Thieves – BALI is how your new favourite playground is called. It’s a proper city bar owned and powered by the Singapore export Shah Dillon. Memorize this name so you would know whom to blame for your terrible morning-after ?
These guys know a thing or two about cocktails. Just have a look at their bottle display: single cask whiskeys, spirits from all around the world, labels you have never seen in your life. Ask Shah about any bottle and you will most probably end up with a proper lecture followed by spirits tasting (we told ya, this guy is dangerous!) If you came for a cocktail, don’t look in the menu, let the bartenders know what you like and they’ll custom-whisk something delicious for you. Bring more cash ’cause after one drink you’ll be craving for 5 more – they are that good! Don’t be ashamed if the next day you see the photos of yourself wiggling your tail at the bar top. Happens to everyone.
STAGE 3: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
The Jungle used to bу a pretty Italian fusion restaurant with a serene rice field view but then some dark wizard has put a magic spell on it and it mutated into the wildest party spot ever. Friday nights are insane here: it looks and feels like it’s the last day on Earth and there is nothing left to loose. Those Friday parties are called Aim For The Bushes, and trust us – you need to be there.
STAGE 4: SEE YA NEVER
If you made it to El Rooftop, it means the Bermuda Triangle has got you. There is no hope. You’re gone forever! Greet the sunrise, hop on a back of a bike of some bearded stranger, go to some dodgy afterparty, continue till your battery dies. Pass out, resurrect, have a burger, 5 beers and promise yourself to never do it again. Keep the promise. Right until the next Friday night.