If you happen to be in Poppies 2 street and spot a small bar to your left side packed with guys in rock outfits, dressed in black from head to toe, with tattoos and piercings to boot, then you have just entered the Maximum Rock ‘N Roll Monarchy in Bali. The building consists of the Twice Bar, Suicide Glam (a punk and rock fashion boutique), and Electro Hell (distro street wear shop). The people behind the Maximum Rock ‘N Roll Monarchy are a group of rock visionaries known and celebrated for going against the mainstream.
Twice Bar is owned and managed by Jerinx, drummer of famous Indonesian punk band Superman is Dead. Twice Bar is the launching ground of indie bands from all over Indonesia still building a name for themselves; most play punk, hard core, punk and slow rock from the 70's era. Think The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, AFI, Rancid, and Social Distortion, to name the few. The bar has released a compilation album called “Maximum Rock ‘N Roll Monarchy Vol. 1” in 2004, with the sequel released in 2005. The bar is open from 7 pm until midnight and occasionally until 1 am if they have more than three bands lined-up for the evening. The beverage selection may be limited, but these rockers have simple tastes and prefer drinking the local liquor Arak; join them and have an interesting conversation in between sets. If you're not feeling adventurous, go for the more conventional gin, whiskey and tequila.
To get the look, walk in to Suicide Glam, known as Bali 's purveyors of punk and rock ‘n roll fashion. Dices, plaid patterns, animal prints, skeleton motifs, chains and boots are on display. It would be a waste of time to walk in this store and come out looking the same… this is the best place to show your individuality! With one shop in Sanur and another one in Germany, Suicide Glam definitely sets the trend.
Electro Hell sells more laid-back street wear; it offers casual T-shirts, board shorts, and walking shorts from the well-known Indonesian brand distros, along with multinational names such as Oakley, Dragon, Von Zipper, and Electric. These two shops are open from 9 am to 10 pm. Truly, t he Maximum Rock ‘N Roll Monarchy is where rock meets chic.
Twice Bar (The Maximum Rock ‘N Roll Monarchy)
Poppies Lane 2, Kuta, Bali , Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 7444843