To some, Maduro is a wine and whisky connoisseur’s dream come true. To others, a listening lounge devoted to preserving the virtuosity of the classics – both genres and libations alike. To those in the know, Maduro is their own secret slice of heaven on earth. According to old Spanish Read more [...]
A pretty proper Irish pub started by a proper Irishman (who has since gone back to his homeland) this beloved Kemang bar attracts a pretty mixed crowd of locals and expats that come to hear the live music, watch sports, and clink pints of the on-tap Guinness or Kilkenny. Brighter Read more [...]
This sleek purple-hued Mega Kuningan establishment has quickly earned a reputation as a serious party place. Lots of promos throughout the week helps attract a crowd of younger Indonesians who mostly come in groups, seemingly with the main intent of drinking each other under the tables.
Pao Pao promises crafty tipples that are ever-changing, coupled with hearty dim sums for a fulfilling night of total debauchery. This Shanghai-inspired spot in Senopati transforms into a dimly-lit and atmospheric bar after night falls and can get pretty packed on Fridays and Saturdays, especially if they’re having a Read more [...]
This ritzy rival to Skye is located on the 49th floor of The Plaza. With views and decor to impress, it attracts the sort of older well-heeled crowd that aren’t afraid of the high prices (IDR75k for a Bintang). Live music on Wednesday nights.
Although forced to move from its original location, considering they moved everything with it (including the decades worth of nostalgic decor and even the weather-worn walls themselves), I believe Jaya Pub can still be considered the oldest bar in Jakarta. On regular nights it attracts an interesting mix of older Read more [...]
From the Union Group, this sleek SCBD establishment specializes in European cuisine (with an emphasis on homemade sausages) accompanied by a wide selection of beers and cocktails. Packed most nights, you’ll need a reservation unless you’re cool with sitting at the kitchen side bar (which gives you a great view Read more [...]
Without any signage , it can be a bit hard to find Lola (you’ll know you’re there when you see Japanese restaurant Fujin as it’s in the same building) but the unmarked entrance gives it that secretive speakeasy vibe. The secret is clearly out though, especially on the weekend, when the Read more [...]
With an upscale and modern Irish pub vibe, this newish entry to Mega Kuningan’s bar scene is busy most nights thanks to the friendly atmosphere and spacious mix of indoor and outdoor seating. It’s proven especially popular for big sporting events so reserve early if you want a choice seat Read more [...]