The Best Bars in Bandung, Indonesia

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Bandung is kept alive all day and night by hip, buzzing bars. Some offer cocktails in classy settings, while others feature breathtaking views. Discover the best bars in Bandung, Indonesia.

North Sea

Popular among expats and tourists, this is a great spot to meet fellow travelers and locals. Located on the lively Braga Street, the youthful and energetic vibe intensifies throughout the night. North Sea offers live music by local bands, a pool table, and wide selection of drinks, from beer to whisky. Travelers will also be delighted to find familiar food and drinks in this pub-style bar.

Maja House

This bar-restaurant is famous for its rooftop view, which features Bandung’s spectacular scenery, including the various hills and towns below. During the evening, the green and blue landscape you can see throughout the day transforms into romantic gleams of faraway lights. But first, watch the glorious sunset from the bar’s outdoor terrace with a cocktail in hand. Bonus: Maja House becomes like a club during the weekends, with DJs and dancing crowds.

Golden Monkey

Perched on the scenic Dago Highlands, this bar is both calm and hip, with an elegant, earthy interior. Golden Monkey’s versatility extends to its menu, which includes Indonesian specialty food, Western pub grub, and a wide array of cocktails. The spacious seating area, including cosy sofas, is perfect for relaxing after a long week (or day).

Rumah Miring

This café and bar sits on top of Dago’s hills, and boasts a sweeping view of Bandung, with green fields by day and city lights at night. The outdoor sofa area is the most popular hangout spot with a view, although the indoor seating area is also pleasing to the eye, thanks to a charming wooden interior. Rumah Miring has a long drink menu, with a beer and spirits selection that matches the bar’s international food and snacks.

Fabrik Eatery and Bar

Nestled inside a concept store, Fabrik welcomes more than weary shopaholics who need a drink after maxing out their credit cards. This culinary destination is also popular among youthful foodies and bargoers. It has a lovely, vintage interior with a café, and a beer garden with a tasty drink menu. You can also pair the drinks with its wide selection of food, from steaks to sandwiches.

Shelter Cafe

This bar is packed almost every night, despite having spacious seating and dancing areas. If you want to experience Bandung’s most mainstream bar-nightclub without waiting in line for hours, you should make a reservation. Because its drinks are so cheap, many students and young people find their way to Shelter. Others come for the hip music by reputable DJs.

Saka Bistro & Bar

Beyond its famed 3D latte art, Saka in Bandung also has a splendid wine list. The spacious and elegant setting is nice enough to host anything, from a romantic dinner to a cocktail party. Saka serves excellent Asian and Western meals, whether you like your wine with pasta or traditional oxtail soup — because why not?

Badung Cafe N Resto

Badung is whatever you want it to be: a calm restaurant, where you can have dinner with wine, a cosy spot to hang out with friends and have beer, or a raving nightlife destination, where you can dance the night away. It has different seating areas for each option that are indoors and semi-outdoors. The wooden gazebo-style building and verdant garden feels homey enough to chill with friends, but the lighting and other modern touches are hip enough to host a party.

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