How to Start a Bar in Indonesia

A bar in Indonesia is a place where you can enjoy drinks and snacks while listening to music or watching sports. There are many different types of bars in Indonesia, and some of them even have a specific theme. For example, a karaoke bar may be a great place for you to spend your night out with friends. If you want to start a bar in Indonesia, there are some things you need to consider first. For one, you should know the demands and trends of the area where you are planning to open your bar.

The most popular bar in Jakarta is probably the glitzy Cloud Lounge & Living Room in SCBD. This rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city skyline, and the menu is a mix of classic cocktails with a local twist by head bartender Yutaka Nakashima. Guests can also try out the bar’s unique vodka room, which is a frozen ice cabin where premium vodkas are served.

Another top spot is the Lucy in the Sky rooftop bar, which attracts 20-25 year old hipsters with its cool ambiance and reasonable prices. There is a live band playing on weekends and the venue is always busy.

A more casual option is the Beer Garden in Menteng, a giant beer garden that’s usually full of middle-class Indonesians enjoying their beers and chatting with each other. Alternatively, you can check out the Monty’s Social Lounge & Whisky Bar in Central Jakarta. This bar has a more sophisticated feel and serves healthy and organic food, but it’s still affordable enough for locals.