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Top 10: Bars & Clubs in Jakarta

Top 10: Bars & Clubs in Jakarta

Jakarta, the frenetic capital of Indonesia, is the bustling backdrop for some of the best nightlife Southeast Asia has to offer. From rooftop cocktail bars overlooking cityscapes, to elite socialite lounges and subterranean clubs spinning the best underground beats. The Big Durian is as complex, addictive and captivating as the iconic fruit that provides its nickname; this uniquely divisive city is an acquired taste that, once you’ve got under its prickly exterior, will keep you coming back for more. In this list we take a look at ten of the best bars and clubs to be found in Jakarta, where the city never sleeps and the party never stops.



1. Dragonfly

Widely regarded as Indonesia’s top spot and frequently voted one of the most stylish and well-designed venues by Asian architecture publications, Dragonfly is chic, exclusive and worthy of its stellar reputation. Usually frequented by the capital’s wealthy socialite class, Dragonfly is where the rich and beautiful go to be seen. The club interior is adorned with modern décor, state-of-the-art wall-to-wall lighting panels and high ceiling, creating a classy atmosphere that’s conducive to chilling in the lounge & bar, but also the setting for pulsating parties when the hour gets late and Jakarta comes to life. Dragonfly hosts its own signature events every week, featuring world-class entertainers and promotions. Previous headline acts include stellar names as David Guetta, Groove Armada, The Chainsmokers and Steve Angello.

1. Dragonfly

Widely regarded as Indonesia’s top spot and frequently voted one of the most stylish and well-designed venues by Asian architecture publications, Dragonfly is chic, exclusive and worthy of its stellar reputation. Usually frequented by the capital’s wealthy socialite class, Dragonfly is where the rich and beautiful go to be seen. The club interior is adorned with modern décor, state-of-the-art wall-to-wall lighting panels and high ceiling, creating a classy atmosphere that’s conducive to chilling in the lounge & bar, but also the setting for pulsating parties when the hour gets late and Jakarta comes to life. Dragonfly hosts its own signature events every week, featuring world-class entertainers and promotions. Previous headline acts include stellar names as David Guetta, Groove Armada, The Chainsmokers and Steve Angello.



2. The Pallas

The Pallas is a massive event space with a modern and edgy interior, designed and hosted by All In Entertainment. With an enormous interior space covering an area of 1,800 square metres, The Pallas has a capacity for around 2,000 – 2,400 people. The venue is equipped with high-tech visuals and an excellent sound system, adding depth and rich tone to musical events and functions. The Pallas also features an indulgent menu, serving up authentic Indonesian dishes in a fusion of mouth-watering flavours from all over the archipelago.

2. The Pallas

The Pallas is a massive event space with a modern and edgy interior, designed and hosted by All In Entertainment. With an enormous interior space covering an area of 1,800 square metres, The Pallas has a capacity for around 2,000 – 2,400 people. The venue is equipped with high-tech visuals and an excellent sound system, adding depth and rich tone to musical events and functions. The Pallas also features an indulgent menu, serving up authentic Indonesian dishes in a fusion of mouth-watering flavours from all over the archipelago.



3. SKYE Bar & Restaurant

SKYE is Located in the heart of Jakarta, on the 56th floor rooftop of the city’s BCA Tower at Grand Indonesia in Thamrin. SKYE is an iconic landmark location and an essential stop for visitors to the city. From this unique and lavish vantage point, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city whilst enjoying an excellent range of signature dishes; SKYE Executive Chef Hamish Lindsay serves international ethnic cuisine focusing mostly on Hispanic food, integrating some Middle-Eastern flavours alongside Asian delicacies. Out on the bistro lounge terrace, enjoy a range of cocktails, spirits, wine and champagne whilst taking in the best views to be found anywhere in the city. Dress smartly and arrive in time for sunset; the perfect way to get your evening started in the Big Durian.

3. SKYE Bar & Restaurant

SKYE is Located in the heart of Jakarta, on the 56th floor rooftop of the city’s BCA Tower at Grand Indonesia in Thamrin. SKYE is an iconic landmark location and an essential stop for visitors to the city. From this unique and lavish vantage point, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city whilst enjoying an excellent range of signature dishes; SKYE Executive Chef Hamish Lindsay serves international ethnic cuisine focusing mostly on Hispanic food, integrating some Middle-Eastern flavours alongside Asian delicacies. Out on the bistro lounge terrace, enjoy a range of cocktails, spirits, wine and champagne whilst taking in the best views to be found anywhere in the city. Dress smartly and arrive in time for sunset; the perfect way to get your evening started in the Big Durian.



4. Immigrant

Located right in the buzzing neon heart of Jakarta, Immigrant resembles a NYC loft with vintage, industrial design and dim lighting. In addition to a restaurant and spacious bar area with booths and dance floor, Immigrant also features a rooftop decking with great views – a superb vantage point to soak in the cityscape and enjoy some cocktails up in the sky. The crowd at Immigrant is usually upmarket, made up of many expats and executives, with the average age a little older than your typical club in Jakarta. Immigrant is open everyday from 11am until late with a resident DJ from Wednesday to Saturday.

4. Immigrant

Located right in the buzzing neon heart of Jakarta, Immigrant resembles a NYC loft with vintage, industrial design and dim lighting. In addition to a restaurant and spacious bar area with booths and dance floor, Immigrant also features a rooftop decking with great views – a superb vantage point to soak in the cityscape and enjoy some cocktails up in the sky. The crowd at Immigrant is usually upmarket, made up of many expats and executives, with the average age a little older than your typical club in Jakarta. Immigrant is open everyday from 11am until late with a resident DJ from Wednesday to Saturday.



5. Cloud Lounge & Living Room

Cloud Lounge & Living Room is a fine addition to Jakarta’s dazzling and sophisticated rooftop lounge scene; an elegant and intimate space that opens out onto panoramic views of the city. Against this stunning backdrop of skyscrapers, stars and twinkling lights, Cloud’s outdoor bar is framed by permanent flames. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of cocktails, beers and spirits, or head indoors to try Cloud’s unique vodka room – a frozen ice cabin where premium vodkas can be sampled in their natural habitat. Situated at the 46th and 49th floor of the distinctive The Plaza Office Tower in the heart of Central Jakarta – this fine establishment offers front row seats to spectacular sunsets, transporting guests to a high-energy oasis on top of the building and taking Jakarta’s nightlife to a new level.

5. Cloud Lounge & Living Room

Cloud Lounge & Living Room is a fine addition to Jakarta’s dazzling and sophisticated rooftop lounge scene; an elegant and intimate space that opens out onto panoramic views of the city. Against this stunning backdrop of skyscrapers, stars and twinkling lights, Cloud’s outdoor bar is framed by permanent flames. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of cocktails, beers and spirits, or head indoors to try Cloud’s unique vodka room – a frozen ice cabin where premium vodkas can be sampled in their natural habitat. Situated at the 46th and 49th floor of the distinctive The Plaza Office Tower in the heart of Central Jakarta – this fine establishment offers front row seats to spectacular sunsets, transporting guests to a high-energy oasis on top of the building and taking Jakarta’s nightlife to a new level.



6. Jenja

Located in Cilandak Town Square (CiToS) in south Jakarta, Jenja is a stylish and alternative option for clubbers with a taste for more classy, European beats that don’t come direct from the charts. Expect an eclectic mix of techno, electro and Berlin-style house music. This chic bar and dance floor attracts a stylish crowd of Jakartans and international partyers, along with regular lineups of renowned DJs from distant shores. In the centre of it all, a 360-degree bar forms an island in a sea of dancers, serving up a wide selection of spirits, cocktails, beers and shots to keep the party going long into the night.

6. Jenja

Located in Cilandak Town Square (CiToS) in south Jakarta, Jenja is a stylish and alternative option for clubbers with a taste for more classy, European beats that don’t come direct from the charts. Expect an eclectic mix of techno, electro and Berlin-style house music. This chic bar and dance floor attracts a stylish crowd of Jakartans and international partyers, along with regular lineups of renowned DJs from distant shores. In the centre of it all, a 360-degree bar forms an island in a sea of dancers, serving up a wide selection of spirits, cocktails, beers and shots to keep the party going long into the night.



7. X2

X2 is an upscale club located in Plaza Senayan mall. The main room of the club is a large, open space that’s usually filled to the brim with dancers and drinkers. A favourite with ex-pat residents and visitors, X2 offers a lineup of local and international DJs, along with a state-of-the-art sound system that never fails to pack the dance floor with progressive pop, hip-hop and nu-disco music. An ever-evolving roster of up-and-coming artists occasionally features live acts, musicians and dancers. Bright, glamorous, neon-lit interiors include lounge areas, and partygoers can choose from four different rooms.

7. X2

X2 is an upscale club located in Plaza Senayan mall. The main room of the club is a large, open space that’s usually filled to the brim with dancers and drinkers. A favourite with ex-pat residents and visitors, X2 offers a lineup of local and international DJs, along with a state-of-the-art sound system that never fails to pack the dance floor with progressive pop, hip-hop and nu-disco music. An ever-evolving roster of up-and-coming artists occasionally features live acts, musicians and dancers. Bright, glamorous, neon-lit interiors include lounge areas, and partygoers can choose from four different rooms.



8. Colosseum

One of the largest clubs in Jakarta, Colosseum has a capacity for more than 2,000 on its gigantic dance floor, stage and bar area. A light system known as Phase 2 floods the dance floor with lasers like Ibiza, whilst the club’s sound system is powered by Funktion-One; one of the best and most powerful of its kind to be found anywhere in the world. This colossal rig blasts out beats from the decks of some of the biggest names in deep house, dance and electro, filling up the 1,000 square metres of dance floor. Bigger, badder, louder and darker than Jakarta’s classier bar clubs, Colosseum is where you head if you’re ready to take your evening up a notch.

8. Colosseum

One of the largest clubs in Jakarta, Colosseum has a capacity for more than 2,000 on its gigantic dance floor, stage and bar area. A light system known as Phase 2 floods the dance floor with lasers like Ibiza, whilst the club’s sound system is powered by Funktion-One; one of the best and most powerful of its kind to be found anywhere in the world. This colossal rig blasts out beats from the decks of some of the biggest names in deep house, dance and electro, filling up the 1,000 square metres of dance floor. Bigger, badder, louder and darker than Jakarta’s classier bar clubs, Colosseum is where you head if you’re ready to take your evening up a notch.



9. CJ’s Bar & Nightclub

Renowned as Jakarta’s ‘most sizzling entertainment spot’, CJ's Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink while listening to live music in an elegant ambiance. This bar comes alive every night of the week, so drop by to celebrate a special occasion or simply get the evening started with friends. CJ’s nightclub features a live international band that entertains till late, inviting you to get your dancing shoes on. The adjoining Lounge is a place to escape and an invitation to indulge.

9. CJ’s Bar & Nightclub

Renowned as Jakarta’s ‘most sizzling entertainment spot’, CJ's Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink while listening to live music in an elegant ambiance. This bar comes alive every night of the week, so drop by to celebrate a special occasion or simply get the evening started with friends. CJ’s nightclub features a live international band that entertains till late, inviting you to get your dancing shoes on. The adjoining Lounge is a place to escape and an invitation to indulge.



10. B.A.T.S - Shangri-La Hotel

Stepping into B.A.T.S is like descending into a bustling Manhattan speakeasy. This popular underground nightspot is a restaurant and bar that’s right in the heart of Jakarta – a great place to meet new people and get one last drink before heading home. With exposed brick and wood panelling, B.A.T.S. provides an intimate and cozy atmosphere, with a wide selection of western food and a great range of drinks. Nightly live entertainment comes from the international house band.

10. B.A.T.S - Shangri-La Hotel

Stepping into B.A.T.S is like descending into a bustling Manhattan speakeasy. This popular underground nightspot is a restaurant and bar that’s right in the heart of Jakarta – a great place to meet new people and get one last drink before heading home. With exposed brick and wood panelling, B.A.T.S. provides an intimate and cozy atmosphere, with a wide selection of western food and a great range of drinks. Nightly live entertainment comes from the international house band.