Berawa’s latest drinking den believes that good things come in small packages.
Souvenir has just opened its doors, a clandestine bar seating just 12 that’s tucked into the multi-faceted Kinship Studio.
Owners Louise Millroy, of Kinship Studio, and Michael Madrid, a Bali-based photographer, sought to recreate the small neighbourhood bars scattered across Japan. The result is a devoted drinking space boasting a quartet of bar seats, and a lounge to comfortably host 12.
“We were inspired to open a neighbourhood bar that serves really good drinks, in an intimate, relaxed environment. Separately, we both have good memories of hole-in-the-wall style bars we've visited in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul and we wanted to relive that sort of intimate, and carefully curated experience. A hunger to create a point of difference amongst the blossoming population of Bali bars also proved a factor.
“A lot of places here are heavily focused on food, with the bar being secondary to the meal. We wanted to have the experience of going out for a drink - whether it be alcoholic or non even just popping by after work - to be the focus of the experience.”
ZERO PLASTIC POLICY
All fruit & vegetable must be delivered in cloth bags. No single use plastics (no straws etc). Using canned sodas instead of plastic bottles sodas.
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING & DESIGN
Floor is made from recycled gymnastic mats.
Spoilage from wine that is opened/not consumed is turned into vermouths & tinctures. Using all parts of fruits/veg when they are incorporated into a cocktail.
Small bar = less stock on hand = less waste: ensuring we aren’t over-ordering supplies to be spoiled, in return producing less waste.
Purchase local where possible: swap out imported fruits for local counterparts, buy directly from local farms.