In busy and jam-packed Jakarta, shades of green and open air make for a cherished change of scene. Jakarta’s best beer gardens deliver not only the ambiance but a selection of invigorating drinks to go with it.
When the honks of traffic are blaring or when the tropical sun is scorching, you know what will turn the day around. A cold beer will relieve your dry throat, but more than that a leafy and verdant garden will take the edge off your stress. That’s one of the reasons beer gardens are popular in Jakarta, as well as being trendy hangouts to chill with friends. From the business district’s oasis to stylish terraces, discover the best beer gardens in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Managed by the favoured and trusted brand of Beer Garden, the Menteng branch is just as popular and well-managed as its three sisters. Settled on a rooftop that grants a sweeping city view, Beer Garden Menteng keeps up with the surrounding elegant neighbourhood through its own splendid design, combining a lovely garden concept with stylish industrial design. In addition to the wide selection of beers, this place also has killer cocktails and scrumptious food, best enjoyed with the accompaniment of the daily live music.
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Perched on top of a building in the middle of Jakarta’s bustling business district, this bar’s tropical atmosphere is truly a sight for sore eyes. From the glass roof that lets in natural light to an open-air terrace surrounded by tropical greeneries, you may have to convince yourself that you’re still only steps away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Combine that with an invigorating selection of beers or any other alcoholic treat you can think of.
This rooftop bar has a sweet combination of soothing lush surroundings and vibrant, bold decor. Moreover, the blend of stunning skyline view and the bar’s own relaxing ambiance creates a refreshing energy. Not to mention the invigorating drinks served from a bar overlooking the city, and a satisfying selection of food, from seafood platters to rice dishes.
One of the most happening bars in Jakarta, Camden also has two other branches in South Jakarta and Bandung. Camden Cikini is relatively bigger, with a more upper-class crowd, despite the generally affordable drinks that keep the place packed. The bar has a indoor seats and a bigger outdoor garden area surrounded by lush greeneries that light up nicely as the day gets darker.
This restaurant-cum-bar in Kemang has a versatile space and menu, making it one of the most popular hangouts every occasion. For chilled drinks from the afternoon onwards, the terrace seating area is a highly popular spot. The space lets in natural sunlight and the stylish industrial design is sweetened by the fresh greens of plants. Parc 19 serves a full range of food and drink, including a wide selection of beers and cocktails.
Located at the heart of Jakarta’s business district, Beer Garden welcomes a diverse crowd from students to executives. The spacious outdoor area is cosy enough with no-frills, simple wooden benches, neat greeneries, and lights. The selection of beers and alcoholic drinks goes well with the scrumptious finger foods to share with the group or even with dinner.
Playful chimpanzee murals, modish industrial touch, and a verdant outdoor area by the live music stage – you’ll know this place is designed to host fun nights out with your ‘beer bros’ old and new. Beer Brother offers a wide selection of alcoholic drinks, including a long list of international offerings and its own homemade beer. The food menu is also top-notch, ranging from Italian to local delicacies.
Perched on top of the stylish Hermitage Hotel, this rooftop bar has the overall elegance and vintage feel of the establishment, with added youthful liveliness and magnificent city views. Find yourself a cosy spot either in the sofa seating area or by the bar and enjoy the glorious sunset, or the lovely city lights afterwards. La Vue has an extensive bar menu that includes various spirits, cocktails, and imported beers.
With a vertical garden on one side and a glorious skyline view on the other, this rooftop restaurant and bar is a perfect nook to chill out and spend time with loved ones. It’s soothing, vibrant, and romantic – the ambiance is whatever you want it to be. Twilight is a particularly lovely time to visit Hause Rooftop, as you can witness shiny towering skyscrapers turns into glimmering city lights with a drink in hand.
This pub and restaurant is one of Jakartans’ all-time favorite chill-out spots in the middle of the city. As the name suggests, visitors can expect an eye-soothing garden with neat verdure and calming shades of green. And not just that, the place reflects Balinese design, with earthy elements, grand traditional entrance, and overall homey ambiance. Despite the serene and welcoming atmosphere, Melly’s Garden gets wild when it comes to the bar menu, covering everything from beers, spirits, to an immense selection of cocktails.