Cocktails With A Conscious – Inside TELU Bar’s Sustainable Speakeasy

If you’re seeking a unique drinking experience in Bali, then look no further than Telu Bar, nestled within the aromatic herb gardens of the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Bali in Jimbaran. With its cute speakeasy vibes and commitment to zero waste, it’s the perfect spot for a pre-dinner cocktail or late-night tipple – and we were keen to check it out for ourselves!

Two woman enjoying their cocktails at TELU bar at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay

Derived from the Balinese word for ‘three’, TELU Bar is a haven for eco-conscious drinkers and discerning cocktail enthusiasts. From the moment you step foot inside, its charming speakeasy atmosphere wraps you up in an ambience which oozes all the feels of a bygone era. We loved the creative use of decorative furnishings made from utilising upcycled materials, showcasing the bar’s environmentally-conscious ethos. 

But what sets TELU Bar apart from the rest, is their unwavering commitment to sustainability. When they say zero waste – they mean it! Even the menu, meticulously crafted from recycled paper and embedded with seeds, serves as a symbol of the bar’s responsibility to the planet. Take your menu home, plant it, and then watch it blossom into herbs or flowers – a personal and poignant visual reminder of your visit.  

TELU at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay furnished with upcycled materials

But it’s not just about the paper – TELU Bar’s dedication to sustainability is apparent in every aspect of its operation. Which brings us to the main event – the cocktails! Jan Jurecka is the visionary bar manager, whose passion for local flavours shines through in TELU Bar’s deliciously creative cocktail menu. With 80% of ingredients sourced from the resort’s own garden, or within the Indonesian archipelago, every sip tells a story of community and craftsmanship.

Divided into four categories – Nature, People, Soul and Bespoke cocktails – each signature drink not only tantalises the taste-buds, but also supports a specific charity related to its theme. Our personal favourite, the ‘Unusual Suspect’, is a playful twist on the classic Espresso Martini. Its clear-as-crystal appearance is a playful trick on the mind, whilst still delivering that familiar bold coffee kick!

Non-alcoholic drinkers can also get in on the fun, as TELU Bar brews its own zero-proof spirits, allowing everyone the opportunity to indulge in a high-end cocktail experience. For those seeking a more intimate setting, there’s even a speakeasy within a speakeasy! Tucked-away, you’ll find a small air-conditioned bar surrounded by ponds and nature, where you can admire the distilling machine and lush gardens, whilst sipping on a drink of your choice.

Although TELU Bar doesn’t offer full meals, we found their selection of bar snacks too mouthwatering to pass up! From truffle fries, to lobster rolls and rendang empanadas, you’ll find plenty of tasty bites to satisfy those taste-buds.

TELU's beverage, a zero proof tequila, lime, trigona honey, and smoked salt mocktail

With their innovative techniques such as fermentation distillation and ecoSPIRITS technology, TELU Bar is setting the benchmark for zero-waste tipples on the island, showing that you can enjoy a high-end cocktail experience whilst still caring for the planet!

So whether you’re a conscious consumer or simply seeking a taste of Bali’s vibrant cocktail scene, TELU Bar invites you to sip, savour and celebrate in style. Let’s all raise a glass to sustainability, sophistication and unforgettable Bali experiences!

TELU Bar at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Address: TELU Bar at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jl. Bukit Permai, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung

Website: TELU Bar at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Instagram: @telubarbali

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