Behind the Bar

This article and video series by NOW! Bali shares insight behind the scenes of Bali’s most popular bars. From the island’s best mixologists, sommeliers, flair bartenders and more, we explore the ways of these talented food and beverage professionals.


Yudhistira Racik : Cristalized Angel

Behind the Bar | Nov 11, 2019

Hailing from Temanggung in Central Java, Yudhistira Racik, better known as Yudhiz, is one-part pierced warrior, one-part cuddly bear, mixed with vodka and served with flair. Yudhiz has incredible attention to detail and executes the utmost discipline when it comes to sophisticated bartending. A famous ‘flair’ bartender, and currently the Romeos Cocktail Ambassador, Yudhiz focusses […]

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Yudi Hendarsyah : Smoke & Fog

Behind the Bar | Nov 08, 2019

A guy who knows his way around any bar; Yudi Hendarsyah ‘s international experiences have landed him key positions in some of the world’s most renowned hospitality brands such as the W in Bali and Maldives as well as the Four Seasons in Riyadh. Starting out in the food and beverage industry, Yudi Hendarsyah became […]

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Ayip Dzuhri : Samudra

Behind the Bar | Nov 08, 2019

Crowned as Indonesia’s ‘Bartender of the Year’ in the Diageo World Class semi-finals and bar show 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, Ayip Dzuhri is the head mixologist at Alila Seminyak; so those in search of post-office-hour evening caps, or just afternoon cooling cocktails at Seasalt are definitely in for a treat!  Ayip Dzuhri may seem quiet […]

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Arey Barker : For Fig’s Sake

Behind the Bar | Nov 08, 2019

A household name in the world of Indonesian bartending since 2014 when he won the Indonesian leg of the DIAGEO World Class Cocktail Competition, Arey Barker is a lovable character with plenty of charm and charisma, and a ton of talent. He started his career as a bartender in 2006, at 18 years old, and […]

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