For those of you who enjoy having a night out while drinking some fancy premium cocktails, New York’s famed bar, The Dead Rabbit, will set up a pop-up bar at The Pontiac Stardust, on July 10 and 11, 2019. Bali will be one of the destinations of The Dead Rabbit’s Asian tour.
Located in Manhattan, New York, the Dead Rabbit bar is known as the famous Irish drinking saloon in the city.
Exciting activities including a specialty bartending master class on July 10 and an open-for-public party on July 11 will be available only at The Pontiac Stardust. Also, Gregory Buda as the Director of Education and Nick Rolin, as the Senior Bartender at the Dead Rabbit, will showcase their talents in The Dead Rabbit Master Class.
On July 10, The Dead Rabbit Master Class will start from 4 pm until 6 pm. Meanwhile, a DJ will turn up the party on July 11 with Nick and Gregory who will be serving six concoctions from their world-famous cocktail menu. First on the menu that we recommend is the elegant Irish whiskey cocktail Psycho Killer. Sounds good? You can continue to take a sip on the Spell Spoke, which includes Hibiscus-infused whiskey, the fresh and sour Cut & Dry (Havana Club 3yr Rum, Orange Liqueur, Passion Berry, Sumac, Chipotle, Lemon) and Brute Force (Green Tea Infused Altos Blanco Tequila, Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, Pear, Green Tea, Almond, Lime, Pernod Absinthe), The Gin Smash (Monkey 47 Gin, Lemon Sherbet, Celery Tincture Lemon Juice, Fresh Mint Leaves), and savoury Champagne cocktail Eau de Thé, (Martell VS Cognac, Green Chartreuse, Black Tea Syrup, Angostura, Champagne).
Pontiac, the Hong Kong’s most famed bar arrives in Seminyak, Bali
One of Hong Kong’s most famed bars has just stepped foot in Bali with the arrival of The Pontiac Stardust to Seminyak. For those not familiar with the brand, the original HK drinking den remains a firm fixture on the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Bars list and ranked number 32 in 2019. The Bali-based incarnation of the bar will no doubt prove just as popular, with the project a collaboration between famed bartender Beckaly Franks, the Roopchand Brothers (Co-Founders of Hong Kong’s The Pontiac, and Rummin’ Tings) and The Dandy Partnership (Founders of Singapore’s Neon Pigeon, Fat Prince, and more).
Americana lovers can rejoice with Seminyak’s latest resident, for The Pontiac Stardust is heavily inspired by 1950s Palm Springs. The progressive cocktail bar has a passion for the art and energy of the desert hub of mid-century modern, with a twist on Palm Springs present throughout the venue’s interiors as well as its food and drinks. The 82-seater boasts a sleek design courtesy of EDG Design, which intertwines the chicness of mid-century aesthetics with playful accents, like a vintage photo booth and a tie-dyed tipi where one can often find a tarot card reader telling fortunes through the night.
The bar itself is helmed by award-winning bartender Beckaly Franks, who was the first female mixologist to win the prestigious 42 Below Cocktail World Cup. Prior to moving to Bali she ran sister venue The Pontiac in Hong Kong, a craft-dive bar which has long been a fixture on prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Bars list for the past four years.
Guests to The Pontiac Stardust will be able to tuck into an ample selection of drinks which strike a balance between playful and sophisticated. Stand-outs included Last Resort & Spa; a concoction of Nusa Cana Rum, dry Vermouth, Maraschino, and butterfly kisses, and The Hobnail #2; which combines a house-blend of Irish and Scotch Whiskey, ponty jamu (ginger/turmeric syrup), Drambui, Angostura, lemon, orange oil. For those who like to share, there are a handful of cocktails on the menu designed for two or more, such as the Mega Mojito; Rum, mint, lime, Angostura, and soda. These creative cocktails are joined by a bevvy of classic drinks as well as a selection of craft beers and wines, which can be enjoyed as a part of The Pontiac Stardust’s daily happy hour, held from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
As for the food, think of this as a stroll through America’s favourite dishes. They are inspired by the food truck fare of California, Miami, Seattle, and New York. There’s the Burger, a secret blend of beef partnered with American cheddar, red onion, tomato jam, or the Dog; which sees kielbasa sausage link, combined with smoked ketchup, and chopped onion, with the potential to top with extra bacon. These dishes are accompanied by a few options of personal pizzas, and some seriously indulgent Fries topped with old bay, sriracha mayonnaise and parmesan among more.
The Pontiac Stardust is open daily from 4.30 pm to 2 am.
Registration for the Dead Rabbit Master Class is not required but seats can be reserved via email@example.com.