18/09/2017 by Eve Tedja 0 Comments
All That Jazz
Dinner is over and yet, you still don’t want the night to end. Luckily, there is now a jazz club that opens until late. There is something dark and secretively sexy about Paris Cat Jazz Club. As soon as you climb up the staircase, you will find a beautifully dark space for intimate time for two and a well-lit stage with a dedicated acoustic that will make any jazz aficionado happy.
A branch of Melbourne’s jazz institution under the same name, the jazz club is determined to follow its older sister’s footsteps in discovering local talents and creating interesting programs. Various jazz performers from different genres and origins are singing and performing here, week after week. The jazz club’s dedication in giving the best to their guests certainly paid off as clearly shown in the amount of faithful regulars that flooded the bar tonight. Above the intimate seating arrangement, black and white paintings of jazz artists are hung from the ceiling.
As the artists begin to tune their instruments, cocktails and light snacks are served indiscreetly to avoid clattering noises. The speakeasy bar creates original cocktails with names inspired by jazz’s talented artists. Take the crowd’s favourite, Django French Martini which is concocted from vodka, homemade raspberry liquor, pineapple juice, and sour mix. It is intoxicating and invigorating all at once. Billie Holliday Basil Paloma is another crowd’s favourite, and like the namesake, it is a mixture of passionate tequila with basil infusion and a soothing triple sec, grapefruit juice, and tonic. A platter of of tasty arancini, savoury grilled lamb meatball, cheese, and marinated olives keep the cocktails company.
The band delivers their first arrangement of the night to the nodding guests and the vocalist takes centre stage. It is clear that Paris Cat Jazz Club manages to pull a difficult feat; namely combining high quality live music with a non-smoking bar in an excellent setting. The non-smoking policy is literally a breath of fresh air in Bali’s live music venues. Smokers can go to the rooftop where it is allowed to huff and puff. Book your table and end the night with all that jazz.
Paris Cat Jazz Club Bali
Jl. Petitenget No.Jl. Petitenget,
Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara,
Kabupaten Badung, Bali - 80361