How to Set Up a Bar in Indonesia

Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country and has a lively pub scene. Foreign visitors are often surprised by how easy it is to set up a bar in the country. Fortunately, there are several ways to make the process easier.

The first step is to obtain a business license. This is a process that typically takes about two to three weeks. However, the exact time may vary by location.

Secondly, you need to devise a unique concept for your business. In addition, you will need to do some market research to determine the demographics of potential customers. Finally, you will need to make a financial forecast.

For the most part, bars in Jakarta are part restaurant and part social hub. There is a wide variety of bars in the city. Some offer food, while others offer beer and cocktails. While a few cater to foreigners, most are aimed at Indonesians.

The Cocktail Club is an Indonesian bar that opened in the year 2021. Its veteran bartending team has crafted a tantalizing menu of signature cocktails and flavour combinations using local ingredients.

Aside from gin and a variety of signature cocktails, the menu also features a cap tikus, which is a spiced rum and cacao cream drink. Although it is not a well known cocktail in the country, some bars have managed to source it.

Another popular bar in Jakarta is the Beer Garden. They offer a triple combination of good beer, good food, and good music.