The Best Bars in Indonesia

Located in Jakarta, Lucy in the Sky started out as a laid-back open-air cafe, but over the past few years, it’s transformed into a trendy bar, drawing the hippest Jakarta crowd. It’s also a good place to eat and socialize. It’s also located just a short walk from Basque, a casual French restaurant.

Indonesia has a lively pub scene, especially in Jakarta, which has a cosmopolitan milieu. However, it’s important to note that there are no alcohol-only bars in Indonesia – they’re more often multi-purpose venues that cater to a diverse clientele. Most bars are a mix of Wi-Fi hotspots, restaurant and social centers, and sometimes they become nightclubs as the hours go by.

The Menteng Beer Garden is another popular Jakarta bar, featuring daily live music and inexpensive drinks. It’s also the number one choice for backpackers. Another good choice is the Greyhound Cafe, which is part of the Arena group, which includes Seribu Rasa and Penang Bistro. It’s located at Grand Indonesia and is perfect for date nights and daytime gatherings.

Another bar in Jakarta is the Cork & Screw, which has three branches in the city. The Pacific Place branch is the most lively and packed, with many Indonesian-Chinese couples catching up with friends after work. It also sells wine bottles.