As a Muslim-majority nation, Indonesia has a less thriving pub scene than you might expect. However, the local alcohol-drinking culture survives in some places – especially the urban areas of Jakarta and other major cities. In less-metropolitan areas, you’ll notice a decline in bars, as ‘warungs’ and mosques are the focus of social interaction and the main drinking hubs.
The best bar in Indonesia are those that are not only visually stunning but also provide a variety of drinks to cater to the needs of its visitors. In addition, the bar must have a strategic location in order to attract more visitors to its place. Moreover, it must have other factors that can make the bar more attractive to its visitors, such as comfortable seating, music, and a friendly staff.
One of the top-rated bars in Jakarta is Pantja, a restaurant by day and a bar/club at night. It is a favourite amongst the 20-25 years old hipsters in the capital and known for its great vibes and atmosphere. There is also a DJ and live music until midnight.
Another popular bar is Lucy in the Sky which provides beautiful views of Jakarta and serves a wide range of food and drinks from Western to Indonesian. It is also quite expensive and is recommended if you’re looking for a more exclusive experience. This rooftop is located in the Plaza building and has an excellent view of the city’s skyline.