Space where mystery meets pleasure
Recently I discovered one of the coolest speakeasy bars in Jakarta called A/A Bar. Cleverly disguised in one of the nooks and corners of Gunawarman area, the bar aims to establish itself as the city’s ultimate hidden gem. Respect to the bar that provides a little mystery. I’m not suggesting anyone ever heard of it – if they were full-blown secret, they’d be out of business – but rather, it is their efforts to hide the operation that makes it awesome. One thing for certain, the bar is a sanctuary to those who know, and anonymous to those who don’t.
Brought to you by Ismaya Group, the newest addition to Jakarta’s vibrant lifestyle establishments is completed with a discreet atmosphere, rules of entry, a hidden entrance, private rooms with respective themes, and an exclusive seating capacity. A/A Bar offers an experience for guests to come and create their very own bespoke affair. Taking design inspiration from wood-crafted, warm-lit apothecaries of the past, A/A Bar exudes that distinctive mystery and allure of a hidden establishment.
At the hand of Diageo World Class National Finalist 2017 and Southeast Asia Winner of Ultimate Bartender Championship 2017, mixologist Albert Yacob has curated a special cocktail menu for A/A. The full bar acts as a stage for the bartenders to create art, as each ingredient is highlighted to attain the most thrilling flavour in every sip. Heavily influenced by nature, the cocktails highlight 4 different ingredients: herbs, spices, fruits, and flowers. Taking full advantage of the spirit of old apothecaries – that prepared elixirs act as an ailment containing healing elements. Just as doctors prescribing old school remedies, our bartenders will prescribe the right dose of flavours for a sublime sensory sensation.
With jazzy tunes played throughout the week, A/A Bar welcomes the city’s most elite crowd to the best bar in town.