Whether you’re looking for a place to unwind or want to start the night out right, you’ll find a bar in Indonesia that caters to your needs. The country has a thriving pub scene in Jakarta and in cities such as Yogyakarta, but outside the capital, bars are few and far between. As a Muslim-majority nation, some areas simply don’t need them, with warungs and mosques forming the focus for social interaction.
Located in the heart of downtown, this rooftop offers the perfect escape from mediocrity with stunning views and tasty drinks. A private lounge with brown wood furniture makes you feel right at home. Sip a cocktail while enjoying the sunset over the cityscape, or grab some food and kick back with a book.
If you’re a fan of craft cocktails, then this is the place for you. The bar was established in 2021 and has been dominating the city’s cocktail scene since, earning it a spot on the Siete Misterios Best Cocktail Menu list for 2023. The team, including local mixologist Kiki Moka, creates cocktails that fuse traditional and contemporary styles.
This is a popular hangout for the expat crowd in Kemang. It’s large with several rooms (including a sports bar, pool tables, beer garden and live music), so you’re bound to find other expats here. It’s part of the Bugil’s Group, which has many other bars around town.