The Best Bars in Indonesia

Indonesia is not only known for its natural beauty and unique culture but also a great nightlife. Many bars can be found here, ranging from the sophisticated to the casual. If you are looking for a place to enjoy a beer with your friends, you can visit the beer garden in Taman Sari, Tambukar open-air gardens or Beer Point on Pasteur Street. You can also hang out and relax over beers, music and games at Pretty Poison in Bandung.

In Jakarta, a nightclub called CJ’s is a popular destination for people of all ages to hang out and have fun. Featuring live international bands and an elegant ambiance, this bar is perfect to celebrate special occasions or just spend your evening with your friends.

Another Jakarta hotspot is Koda. It is one of the city’s top-class cocktail bars, curated by a Japanese bartender. It serves a range of classic cocktails and also provides bespoke drinks that are tailored to each customer’s preferences.

The southwestern Bali resort town of Ubud is known for its relaxed and upscale atmosphere, but the area has its own nightlife scene too. Along the main Jalan Raya Ubud road and Monkey Forest street, you can find plenty of bars with a variety of music styles.

Despite being a predominantly Muslim country, Indonesia has a long history of alcohol-drinking traditions. The 9th-century Borobudur reliefs feature drink vendors and warung (small restaurants), while a panel in the same temple depicts a building with people drinking tuak (palm wine). A variety of locally made alcoholic spirits are available, such as Solo’s ciu, Manado’s cap tikus and Balinese rice arak.