is a vibrant city that stays busy day and night. Endless fun can be had after dark, at the city’s energetic youthful bars and more laid-back ones. Here are our recommendations for the best bars in Jakarta.
Bar, Indonesian, European, $$$
BART is located on the roof of one of Jakarta’s most stylish boutique hotels, Artotel. Bright colors accentuate tasteful black and white furnishings. The drink selection ranges from beers to classic cocktails and signature cocktails, including their famous liquid tiramisu. The atmosphere is also vibrant but laid-back, making BART a great place to hang out after a long day at work.
Bar, Restaurant, European, $$$
The prestigious location at the 49th floor of the Plaza Tower, the classy interior, and the impressive selection of drinks attract Jakarta’s fanciest crowd to this bar. One of Cloud Lounge’s specialties is the Vodka Room, where guests can enjoy vodka shots in a zero degree room. The sophisticated bar also has an unrestricted view of the city’s skyline, presenting lively city lights and busy streets below.
Lucy in the Sky
Bar, Restaurant, Italian, European, $$$
This hip place is located within the busy center of Jakarta, on a rooftop with majestic views of the city lights. A young crowd love this bar for the vibrant night atmosphere and impressive food and cocktail menu. Lucy in the Sky is a perfect option for those who like it lively but not too loud.
Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Asian, $$$
Located on the 56th floor, Skye comes with breathtaking, unparalleled city views. But this bar is also beautiful on the inside, with classy decoration and a sparkling pool. Jakarta’s coolest crowd parties here, so you’re sure to have an unforgettable night out. Skye offers everything from snacks to dessert, cocktails to tequila.
Bar, European, American, French, $$$
The self-described hub for mixology, art, and food deserves its rave reviews from young people in Jakarta. Located in the heart of the city, Potato Head is lively all day, but mostly at night. Guests can expect crazy cocktails made by renowned mixologist Dre Masso, and finger-licking good snacks.
Beer Garden Kemang
Bar, Italian, American, $$$
Located in the hip Kemang neighborhood, Beer Garden is one of the most popular bars in the area and attracts big, youthful crowds. The bar is also known for great music performances, affordable prices, and various seasonal promos.
The Awan Longue
Bar, Restaurant, Indonesian, Chinese, American, $$$
Despite its vibrant decoration and music, this bar has an intimate and relaxing feel. It’s an excellent choice for those who would like to relax and enjoy their drinks in a more laid-back setting in the middle of the city. The Awan Longue has a wide, satisfying selection of food, from seafood platters to rice, and drinks from cocktails to martinis.