PIZZA PARADISE: Hanks Liquor and Pizza

Lets get this straight, I love PIZZA, and have searched Bali high and low looking for pizza perfection, and finally I am positive I have found it – Hanks dishes up the best on the island.

Situated in Oberoi Street, but well past the crazy part, on the way to Kudeta, look up as your heading down the road and you will spot the Hanks Pizza & Liquor sign that shines bright and screams out at you “come on in”. You will find it right above the Sailors Falls Womens Boutique. Head up the flight of stairs and you have landed in Pizza Paradise.

Hanks Pizza

Slip on inside (where the AC is cool) or hang on the upstairs balcony and grab a seat at the long communal dining table – either spot is great with tunes playing and happy staff all ready for you, the whole place has a really hipster vibe that you can feel as soon as you hit that last step.

Hanks Pizza Grab a menu and this is where the hard part starts – what to choose? Everything on the menu is DELISH! Each pizza has a rock n roll name, but with massive Italian flavor – our favorites are The Dylan with pork and fennel meatballs, The AXL with spicy salami and the Siousxie with King Prawns and Roasted peppers – to die for I tell you. The crusts are thin and crispy and the toppings are generous and scrumptious.

Hanks Pizza

That along with some lip-smacking pasta (again amazing – try the Mac & Cheese –  again DIE – this dish is freeeking beyond words !) and some cool tossed salads, you and your mates can order a couple of dishes and share them all – a great way to eat, you get to try a whole lot more this way. Be sure to wash it down with a cold beer, or if you are like me and love a COCKTAIL, Hanks shakes up some absolute beauties. Try the Holy Bloody Mother of Mary, Watermelon Spritzer and trying to be healthy? Give the Health Kick a go, filled with Belvedere, kale, pineapple & lemon juice with a dash of coconut water – kind of like being healthy…but not.

hanks pizza, seminyak

Hanks Pizza


Everything about this place is hip, cool and crazy, from the urban edgy feel, to the menus that sit in old vinyl records. The bad boy rock n roll theme is laid on thick and contributes to the fun, party, cruisy atmosphere.

Hanks is open for lunch and dinner or even if your not up for a pizza it a cool hangout for a drink or 5  – they have two up Tuesdays and live music on Thursdays. You would be crazy not to put Hanks on your list for a cruisy night out with friends or family whilst you’re in town.

hanks pizza

This super cool spot is sometimes hard to find – but once you do, you will find yourself coming back and telling all your mates about it – promise.



Hank’s Pizza & Liquor

Jl. Kayu Aya no. 27x, Seminyak

T: +62 361 738 391


note: all pictures from google


front row seats


sunsets at kudeta

I’m super lucky to live within walking distance to Seminyak’s very glam beach club KUDETA, hence why its become my “local”. Most nights you will find me down there ready to take in the amazing sunsets that takes place right on their front door step.This place is an institution in Bali, and is on everyone’s “must do list” when they land on this beautiful island. A trip to Bali is incomplete unless you witness a sunset at this iconic beach front bar.

As you walk up the steps to the main entrance and are greeted by the friendly staff  you will feel the energy that this club is known for worldwide.  Get ready as the beautiful vista of Seminyak beach literally takes your breath away, especially if you visit around sunset time. This place is pure magic.

Lay back on one of the day beds, or grab a seat in what we call the “mosh pit” and you have literally got front row seats to one of the most spectacular shows on earth! A Seminyak Sunset.

front row seats

With cool tunes from the resident DJ’s playing, waves crashing on the sand, beach sellers trying to sell you stuff you don’t really need but cant help but check out – and the BEST people watching place in town – you will spend hours here and be captivated by what’s going on around you.

Cocktails are amazing and I guarantee you will down a few of them – I have drunk more Watermelon & Mint Martini’s than I have had hot dinners….. I can never stop at one, I have stumbled out of here more times than I care to remember (oops). The food is freeeking fabulous too, pizzas tick, (another great body is my personal favourite) sushimi  tick, tacos tick – everything is scrumptious. Or if you feel like something a little bit more spesh…. grab a table at one of their two restaurants – both of them will leave you wanting just a little bit more – all put together by the brilliant chefs Ben & Steve and their talented team.

sunset show

kudeta daytime

I can promise by the end of night you will be dancing by the edge of pool gazing up into the stars and by then you will know for sure you are in paradise.

Snob tip: always book whether it be for a day bed, a seat in the mosh pit or a table for 4 at the restaurant – you don’t want to miss a night at kudeta.  They have recently popped in a pool (as you do) making it a super cool place to hang during the day too.