The Best Bars in Jakarta

When it comes to bar hopping, Jakarta may not be the first city that pops into your mind. However, the city has a lot to offer for those who like to enjoy a drink or two after a long day.

The bar scene in Indonesia is constantly changing and growing. The bartenders are becoming more and more creative, with their own unique style that makes their drinks special. The ambiance of the bars is also getting better and better, with more and more rooftops popping up in the city. With its tropical climate, rooftop bars in Jakarta can be open all year round.

With a variety of music genres, from reggaeton to dancehall to afro beats, BOCARICA is one of the hotspots for party lovers in Jakarta. Its Instagram-worthy interior design, world-class audio-visual systems and live performances make it a top-tier bar in the city.

Located at the ground floor of the Oakwood Premier Cozmo in Mega Kuningan, this visually eye-catching bar is a real treat for anyone who’s looking for a nice place to relax after work and grab a stiff drink with friends. With its Thonet chairs, leather banquet seats, subway beveled tiles and tin and copper ceiling panels, it has this Paris bistro meets New York loft in the 1940’s feel to it.

Another popular spot in Kemang is Beer Garden, which is a relatively cheap beer joint in a pretty garden. Generally the crowd is younger and the atmosphere more relaxed than other places in the area.