bars n club
Club Rasuna, Jl. Rasuna Said, Kav. C-22, Kuningan
Bar, restaurant and pool parlor within the
B'S BAR & LOUNGE
Features a small sports-oriented bar, a larger cushier lounge with quality artwork and slick garage/down-tempo music. A great place to relax, grab a bite and have a couple of quiet drinks with friends in comfortable surroundings.
Menara Bank Danamon, 29th Floor, Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio, Kav. E IV/6, Kuningan
Pricey but excellent nouveau sushi restaurant below; slick hip cocktail lounge/wine bar above. The place where half the trendy up-market Indonesian crew go for early evenings prior to hitting Embassy after . Quite a few westerners go there as well.
Name is short for “bule gila” (i.e. crazy white foreigner). A small cozy pub extremely popular with the long-term expats of
Plaza Gani Djemat, Jl. Imam Bonjol 76-78,
L-shaped wine bar/pub with sunken main area and bowling alley-wide extension. Great central location, nice after-work/early evening spot, popular amongst
Jl. Hasanuddin No. 60, Block M
The oldest bar in Block M, used to be located a few doors down. Great set of pool tables, some of the same antique bar girls that have been there for 20 years, only now they make money by giving back massages for a few bucks while you're sipping a beer on your barstool.
Jl. Falatehan I, No. 1C Block M
The most popular Block M bar at the moment. The downstairs is packed full of expat regulars during happy hour. Later on, during the nightly dance competition and lady's lucky draw, the second floor overflows with bar chicks and westerners looking for company. Open until weeknights, on weekends
Kinara building, Jl. Kemang Raya 78B
Moroccan influenced lounge bar with a large central bar, a cozy sofa area to relax and couple of pool tables to fill in the evening. Popular after work venue for expats and the couples crowd later on. A great place to start your night before dining upstairs at Kinara or one of the many other restaurants in the street.
Sari Pan-Pacific Hotel, Jl. Thamrin No. 6,
Traditional Irish pub on the ground floor of a 4-star hotel, British style pub food and friendly waitresses. Popular with business travelers and the expats and Indonesians who work nearby.
Jl. Fatmawati, Cilandak
Open-air hideaway in
KELTS IRISH PUB
Gran Melia Hotel, Jl. Rasuna Said, Kav XO, Kuningan
A mini-mockup of
Formerly known as Manna Lounge, this is where the other half of the trendy up-market Embassy crowd hangs out early to mid-evening. Occasionally hosts special music events with top international down-tempo DJ artists. Can get really packed.
Jl. Falatehan1 No. 16, Blok M
My Bar ? Your Bar ? Never mind - this new kid on the Blok is fast becoming the area's late night hotspot. Complete with mirrored dance floor, laser lights and My Bars bar dancers you can dance and drink your night away to the wee hours. Open from so there's plenty of time to unwind.
Jl. Jaksa No. 5,
Just about the only fully-enclosed and air-conditioned pub on Jalan Jaksa. Friendly waitresses, decent pub food and a pool table upstairs. Frequented by journalists, English teachers, local expats and a wide assortment of tourists.
Wisma Iskandarsyah, Jl. Iskan-darsyah Block A/4-5 Kav 12-14, Near Block M
Brand new lounge at the former location of Prego. Relaxed interior with lots of wooden panels, plants and greenery; owned by top
Hotel Kristal, Jl. Terogong Raya No.1 Cilandak
A popular after-work and weekend watering-hole with many of the westerners who live in
The only early opener in town, Mad Dogs runs from till last man standing, which is usually weekdays and 2+am weekends. English styled pub with pool table and quality pub fare including great breakfasts. Bit of a treasure hunt to find it, but well worth the effort.
Hotel Ambhara, Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya No.1, Block M
The most authentic British pub in town, popular happy hour/early evening drink spot amongst
STAR DELI CAFÉ
Jl. Kemang Selatan Raya No. 5, Kemang
Bar on the southern outskirts of Kemang with a few pool tables, lots of 1950's movie star photos and a handful of waitresses in sexy mini-skirts. Decent sandwich and burger menu, a great place to spend a happy hour with lots of legs to look at.
Jl. Falatehan I, No. 8, Block M
The top sport's bar in Block M, big screen televisions and pool tables upstairs and downstairs. Probably has the most consistently good food of all the Block M pubs; their thick crust pizzas are especially popular.