The Best Bars in Indonesia

Whether you’re into craft cocktails or classic disco, there are bars in Indonesia to cater for your every nightlife desire. Here are a few of our favourites.

A bar in Jakarta that offers both food and drinks, Lucy in the Sky is a favourite of many young locals for its tasty choices and chill vibes. The atmosphere is lively, but never too loud. It’s a great place to go with a group of friends, or for a date.

The cocktail scene is booming in the capital, and Union is one of the city’s most popular. Founded by the same team behind Loewy, which is often credited with bringing craft cocktails to the country, Union has consistently made it into Asia’s 50 Best Bars since its inception in 2016, and this year was named as Indonesia’s Bar of the Year. Its veteran team, headed by mixologist Kiki Moka, has created a cocktail menu that combines familiar ingredients with new flavour combinations that have earned the venue top marks in recent years.

This bar is unique in that it has two venues that only certain people can access, if they are dressed the right way and have the proper membership. You can sip a drink while listening to groovy Latin House music, or you can sit at the bar and watch the crowd. This is the kind of bar that you can enjoy if you’re looking for something a little more exclusive, and it is definitely worth visiting if you have a spare evening in Kemang.