Potato Head Beach Club
Potato Head is an Indonesian lifestyle hospitality brand expressed through a collective of dynamic dining and drinking venues in Jakarta, Bali, Singapore and Hong Kong. This beach club is one of the most happening chill-out venues in Seminyak, joining the array of world-class hotspots that line this upscale, cosmopolitan coastal village. Designed by ‘cinematic’ architect Andra Matin, the signature structures and main venue resembles a stadium or coliseum, and the thin curved path into the beach club even makes you feel like a gladiator entering battle. The beachfront bar and flat 500sqm lawn flanked by an infinity pool is all within the grounds of this delightful 'amphitheatre'.
At scheduled events, international DJs and celebrities take the stage in front of an ocean backdrop, while lively crowds gather over the central lawn. Among those who have graced the agenda are Mark Ronson, Foster the People and Fat Boy Slim. Potato Head Beach Club is also the regular host for the Ultra Beach Bali EDM festival. Occasional bar tables and setups are arranged around the infinity pool. There’s even a small pool for kids too, so it’s a great escape for weekending families. A few steps down from the pool, you hit the sandy coast.
The main Potato Head bar and bistro serves pastas and grills together with a selection of cocktails. At front is a neat boutique called Eleven, decorated with retro motorbikes and curious fixtures, featuring a range of select tropical, resort and beach wear labels. Among these include Clover Canyon, Dannika Zen, Emmelyn, Dr Martens and the kids’ wear line Cereal Nation. There’s even a selection of quality jewellery that you can’t find elsewhere, such as Venessa Arizaga designed stone studded necklaces.
On the first floor of the club there will be Kaum (formerly Lilin), which offers a more laid-back option serving home cooked styled Indonesian cuisine. On the upper floor there was Tapping Shoes, a restaurant that combines its founders’ passion in arts, good food and fine wines. The fine-dining restaurant served French cuisine prepared by a talented Japanese chef, but now is slated to serve as an extension floor to Kaum.