The Best Bars in Surabaya, Indonesia

Citilites Bar at the rooftop | © Java Paragon / Hotels.com
Citilites Bar at the rooftop | © Java Paragon / Hotels.com
Photo of Edira Putri
19 January 2018

Surabaya is a dynamic city that only gets more lively as the sun goes down. When the toils and business of the day are over, join other urban-dwellers in some of the best nightlife spots in the city. Discover the best bars in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Colors Pub

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Citilites Skyclub & Bistro
Citilites Skyclub & Bistro | © Java Paragon Hotel / Hotels.com

This is one of the most happening bars in Surabaya, open every day with different events and themes, such as a sexy fashion show on Thursdays and campus night on Sundays. It has a large performance stage and chairs around it for singles and groups.

Citilites Skyclub & Bistro

Bar, Restaurant, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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Citilites Skyclub & Bistro
Citilites Skyclub & Bistro | © Java Paragon Hotel / Hotels.com

Located on the rooftop of Java Paragon Hotel, Citilites boasts a stunning view of twinkling city lights from the 21st floor—taller than most of its surroundings. Other than various alcoholic drinks and excellent cocktails, the place also offers scrumptious Western meals to enjoy while hanging out with friends or having romantic dinner with a loved one.

HOPS Kitchen and Bar

Bar, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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Hops Beers
Hops Beers | © Courtesy of Hops Kitchen & Bar / via hops-beers.com

Named after one of the essential ingredients in beer brewing, there is no doubt about this bar’s specialty. HOPS has an impressive selection of local and imported beers, along with cocktails and various foods. Its homey interior is more café-like, where you can relax while chit-chatting over cold beer.

Our Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Hops Beers
Hops Beers | © Courtesy of Hops Kitchen & Bar / via hops-beers.com

This vintage rustic-themed bar takes a more laid back tone, an excellent place to get your alcohol fix in a relaxed setting with intimate friends. It has both indoor and outdoor seating area, also offers various main courses and snacks to go with the drinks.

Desperados Grill and Bar

Bar, Mexican, American
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Desperados Grill and Bar
Desperados Grill and Bar | © Shangri-La Surabaya / Hotels.com

Desperados is Shangri-La’s own hotel bar, known for its international crowd, strong cocktails and Mexican food specialties. Desperados is especially popular among crowds above 30 years old, but there are also younger guests spotted here and there. A live band will play and lighten up the mood while the crowd dances the night away.

Kuppel Biergarten & Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, American, European, $$$
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The iconic exterior itself sets this bar apart from other nightlife spots. Hosted inside a geometrical glass dome, guests are guaranteed the time of their lives while the place is reverberating with upbeat music, cocktails mixed and beer gulped. The bar also hosts some of Surabaya’s best live bands and DJs to play daily.

Kooffee + Roof Bar

Bar, Restaurant, American, Indonesian, $$$
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This lively, colorful bar is popular among younger crowds who like a hip and dynamic atmosphere. The decoration itself is popping and eye-catching, makes you want to take pictures in every corner. The glass interior enables you to enjoy the city’s skyline from the height, and don’t forget the famed pool with a view, where inflatable swans allow you to chill and float with a drink in hand.