The diverse cuisines and drinks that envelop Indonesia have given rise to mindful chefs, bartenders and eateries that take locavore and rustic-luxe to the next level. Our Tastemakers scoured the country’s vast archipelago for places worthy of your appreciative first bites and gin-and-tonic gulps.
A/A Bar, located in the discreet nook of Gunawarman, is a speakeasy cocktail bar that oozes sophistication and mystery. Its cocktails feature a mix of herbs, spices and flowers that exude elegance and class. The bar’s sultry atmosphere is further enhanced by live jazz tunes that play throughout the week.
Koda’s cocktail menu is curated by Jakarta’s very own resident Japanese bartender, Yutaka Nakashima. Using only the finest local ingredients, the bar’s bespoke cocktails will transport you to another world.
As one of the newest bars in Jakarta, it’s no wonder that Monty’s has made a big impact on the city’s culinary scene. Since its establishment in 2015, the bar has become a favourite amongst locals for its fresh and unique menu.
Its swanky and Instagrammable interiors are sure to draw in the crowd. Its menu is inspired by Asian cuisines and fusion flavours, and it also boasts an impressive list of spirits.
With its ‘live-music-all-night’ concept, Lucy in the Sky is the place to be for the 20-25 year old hipsters of Jakarta. The venue features an Instagram-worthy view of the capital’s skyline, and a range of cocktails, from classics to creative ones. Expect dancy, sing-along tunes from the DJ as you dance away the night.