How to Open a Bar in Indonesia

While Chartreuse and Peychaud’s Bitters are not as common in Indonesia, some bars have been able to source them and even carry them. This is great news for those who wish to indulge in a sophisticated cocktail. Those looking to sample a drink with Indonesian flair can try The Cocktail Club in Senopati. The bar’s veteran bartenders have curated a tempting cocktail menu that features local ingredients and introduces innovative flavour combinations. Try the Batavia Milk Punch, which includes the distilled sap of palm trees, and the Cap Tiki, which is a spiced rum cocktail. Other drinks include gin, cacao cream, and spiced rum.

Despite being a predominantly Muslim country, the Indonesian bar scene is vibrant and diverse. Many of the major cities like Jakarta have lively pubs that offer international cuisine, live music, and karaoke. Opening a bar in Indonesia is not a difficult process, but it does require some planning. The first step is obtaining a business license. Once you have this, you can start designing your concept and researching potential customers. After that, it’s time to do a financial forecast.

Another popular bar type is the sports bar. The Indonesians love watching international, European, and F1 soccer matches. Interestingly, few Indonesian venues even broadcast American sports. Soccer is the most popular sport in Indonesia, and almost every bar has multiple television screens showing the game.