Top 5 Bars in Indonesia

A bar in Indonesia is a place where locals and tourists mingle over drinks, food and conversation. Whether it’s for coffee and a newspaper, cocktails before sunset or a night of dancing, these bars are part of the Indonesian social scene.

While Indonesia is a country of primarily Muslim citizens, alcohol is still widely available in restaurants and bars. Even during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, watering holes generally make only minor changes to their dcor or serving policies to accomodate the religious restrictions on drinking alcohol.

Located in Menteng, this giant beer garden is the favorite bar of middle-class Indonesians who come for cheap booze and daily live music. It’s also the best place to watch sports events in Jakarta.

The upscale Monty’s is an all-around bar with a restaurant, whisky lounge, sports bar and beer garden. During the day it’s a stylish cafe but at night it’s a trendy club with a DJ and packed dance floor.

If you love to try out new cocktail recipes, this bar is the place for you. The interior is beautifully designed and the drinks are top-notch. Unlike other clubs in Jakarta, this one is classy and a good choice for those who want to avoid the wild crowds. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s one of the best places for a date in the city. The only downside is that the location is quite far from the city center.