Eight Bars in Jakarta

Jakarta is well-known across South East Asia for its glitzy and lively nightlife, and bars are no exception. The city’s booze-fueled scene is ever-changing and has something for everyone, from glitzy rooftops to quieter lounges. Whether you’re looking for the best place to drink sunset cocktails or party into the night, here are eight bars that make the capital of Indonesia a great choice for your next night out.

Located in the heart of Kemang, EP is a favorite hangout for expats and foreign business travelers. The large bar is divided into several sections (restaurant, sports bar, pool tables, beer garden with live music), and manages to be busy every night. If you’re new in town and are looking to meet other expats, this is a great place to start. It’s also worth checking out sister properties in the same group – Cazbar (Mega Kuningan), Double Doors (Puri Indah) and De Hooi (SCBD).

A popular bar among young Indonesians, this giant garden off one of the main streets in Menteng is a hotspot for locals. The crowd is mostly under 25, with good music and cheap prices. The biggest drawback is that it’s difficult to find a parking spot.

This stylish speakeasy in the heart of SCBD features a trendy ambiance and top-notch service. You can enjoy a range of drinks from around the world, including signature cocktails. It’s a great place to unwind after work or enjoy a date with friends.