How to Start a Bar in Indonesia

If you’re thinking about starting a bar business in Indonesia, you may be wondering what you need to do to get started. Fortunately, there are several simple and affordable steps that will make the entire process go smoothly. Below, we’ll review a few of the most popular options. In Indonesia, sports are a major focus, especially European and international soccer. While you’ll find few bars broadcasting American sports, soccer is a major attraction. Almost every bar will have multiple TVs, so there’s bound to be a soccer game on.

In Jakarta, the pub scene is alive and well. Previously, foreigners were the main visitors to bars, but middle class Indonesians are increasingly stepping in. While alcohol consumption remains low, many Jakarta bars have introduced courses in wine culture, which will help you choose the perfect bottle. While Indonesia remains a low alcohol consumption country, average annual consumption is just 0.9 liters. This means that you can have a beer and still enjoy the night.

The Holywings bar chain was in the news again recently after the government revoked its license and charged six staff members with blasphemy. It has apologised for the promotion and said it was created to reach its sales goals. While blasphemy is a legal offense, Indonesian authorities claim the promotion is not appropriate for a Muslim-dominated country. The bar chain has since apologized. The company said the promotion was a mistake and its management had not even known about it.