CNN has traveled the world sacrificing liver and brain cells in search of the 30 best watering holes located in leading hotels across the globe.
At the top of the list is Bali's legendary Rock Bar accessed via an inclinator from the cliff-side Ayana Resort & Spa Bali.
Perched on the rocks and suspended over the breaking surf of the Indian Ocean, the Rock Bar's Ministers of Mixology preach their ideology from behind a solid glass pulpit car created by Yasuhiro Koichi of Japan's Design Studio SPIN.
Depending on the occasion, music served up from live musicians or resident DJ's ensconced in the rock face intermingle with the sound of the crashing waves.
And, by the way, CNN was, in our opinion, a bit slow off the mark. Quoting from balidiscovery.com on August 1, 2009, we said, "we Nominate the 'Rock Bar' at The Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali as Word's Most Dramatic Place for a Sundowner."
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[More Information on the Ayana Resort and Spa Bali]
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