The Best Bars in Indonesia

The bar in Indonesia can be a hit or miss experience, depending on your location and the social scene around you. The capital Jakarta has a thriving pub culture due to its multicultural milieu, while in less metropolitan areas the choice of bars is often much more limited, with ‘warung’ (street food) and mosques remaining the focal points for socializing.

The Indonesia snack bar market is driven by consumers’ increasing demand for healthy and convenient snacks. The market is also boosted by rising consumer demand for functional drinks, such as protein shakes and energy bars.

Nestled amongst the towering skyscrapers of Mega Kuningan since 2016, BASQUE is a bar-restaurant that’ll delight your senses. It’s eye-catching interior and Spanish cuisine menu – especially tapas – are complemented with groovy Latin House music.

Located in the heart of Kemang, EP is a go-to for expats. Large and spread over several rooms – restaurant, sports bar, pool tables, beer garden with live music, it’s a place to hang out any day of the week. It’s part of the Bugil’s Group, so you can always check out other restaurants and bars within the same group: Cazbar, Double Doors, De Hooi, and De Burse in Thamrin and SCBD.

UNESCO Heritage Site Yogyakarta has two distinct drinking scenes, from the hedonistic party town of Kuta to the more refined and fashionable Seminyak. Choose from a chilled beer or signature cocktail with a stellar view at the Rock Bar to a frozen martini or wham-bam get-on-the-dance-floor shots in a nightclub, the choices are endless!