The Cocktail Club in Jakarta opened its doors in 2021, and serves cocktails with local ingredients. The signature Batavia Milk Punch is made with distilled palm tree sap, while other drinks include gin and cacao cream. The bar’s veteran team of bartenders creates an extensive menu of drinks inspired by local ingredients.
Although Indonesia has a vast number of islands, the country’s main cities have vibrant nightlife scenes. The number of pubs, bars and discos here is seemingly endless. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a place without a great drink – if only because of the diversity of the local culture.
Indonesian bars offer a wide variety of entertainment, with different types catering to different types of crowds. Some focus solely on serving alcohol, while others cater to a wider range of visitors. Most Indonesian bars combine a Wi-Fi hotspot with a social area. Many bars convert into nightclubs after dark.
One of the more popular nightlife venues in Jakarta is the Hard Rock Cafe, located outside the Pacific Place mall. This branch has a large stage where bands play. While not as packed as the Balinese branch, the Jakarta branch is popular with out-of-town Indonesians. Another popular bar in the city is Mixology, where you can try the famous Soju. This bar is popular with the young Indo-Chinese community.
If you’re looking for a more casual bar, the Menteng Beer Garden is a great place to start. It features live music and cheap drinks. It’s an excellent choice for a date night, or a relaxing night out with friends.