Colosseum is among the top clubs in Indonesia, not only for its massive size but also for its crafty lighting, superb audio system and world-class DJ acts. The sheer height of the ceiling and the breadth of the place along with its fantastic display of fancy lights will mesmerize you. Showcasing the best of house and EDM DJs from across the nation and internationally, it is a hot-spot for clubbers. Some of the artistes that have performed here are Diplo, Afrojack, Bassjackers and Vortex. Dress to impress at this sleek club.
Befittingly named for a spot located on the rooftop of a high-rise, Skye has become an iconic venue among the young crowd in Jakarta. The indoor area features an eclectic decor with colorful cushions, cane and wooden seating, and floor to ceiling windows offering a breathtaking view of the surroundings. The rooftop space is even more impressive. A small, rectangular pool has been created at the edge of the terrace. The cool breeze and blue water set the tone for the rest of the magical evening. Chef Hamish Lindsay has created an elaborate menu featuring signatures such as Tuna Feuillette, Black Angus Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Liver Bruschetta and Crispy Shrimp Taco. Pair them with a Skye Sour cocktail or a Bellini to end the evening on a great note.
If you wish to get a taste of the city's nightlife then Jenja Jakarta is the place for you to explore. An ideal spot where you can party with your friends and mingle with newer faces, Jenja Jakarta is pulsating with music till wee hours of the morning. Always delighting party goers with vivacious DJ nights, Jenja Jakarta is defined by robust acoustics, whimsical light installations and an exclusive environment thus creating the ultimate party experience.
A staple of Jakarta's nightlife scene for over 14 years, Blowfish is the destination for an unforgettable night out. The nightclub boasts a spectacular design - a futuristic setting aglow with ambient light and replete with Asian influences. The entertainment line-up features top DJs and dazzling light shows, drawing in a crowd of the city's young and beautiful. The dance floor comes alive as the music reaches a crescendo and the revelers come together to celebrate the night at Blowfish.
The JimBARan Lounge promises the elusive escape of an island in the midst of bustling concrete depths in Central Jakarta. Part of the AYANA Midplaza Jakarta, the lounge is set in a verdant space punctuated with cozy seating pods, replete with wicker chairs, cushions and alcoves sheltered by parasols. Come evening, the entire space transforms into a twinkling wonderland and is filled with a lively milieu of after-work patrons and people looking to unwind, even as the skyline of the city unfolds in the backdrop. A lush landscape design surrounds this ethereal oasis. Once you're able to pull yourself away from the mystical beauty of this place, enjoy a tipple of delicious cocktails and fruity mixes, alongside fresh plates of elevated European and Asian cuisine.
Decked up in glossy white with matching couches and tables, Empirica SCBD plays a dual role of a nightclub and event space rather well. This trendy spot is a hit among the city's hipsters. The fantastic array of lighting and 3D projection mapping gives it a whimsical glow and ambiance. The highlight of this club is its 38-meter (124.67 feet) long bar. Showcasing the best of EDM artistes, this is the place to be if you love grooving to house music in the area.
You won't be able to resist the infectious energy that pervades every corner of the Visi Resto. On most days Visi Resto is a great place to catch up with friends over drinks and a delicious meal, but come game night the bar is transformed into a hub for sports fans. Football fans gather at the Visi Resto to cheer on their heroes while guzzling down pints of chilled beer and delicious Indonesian cuisine in the company of friends and friendly strangers. Stop by to be a part of this game night ritual and experience the thrill of sports.
Liquid Exchange is a spacious, elegant and upscale lounge, resplendent with high ceilings, sumptuous furniture and an eye-catching white marble island bar as its main feature. Drinks here tend to be elaborate. The signature cocktails are particularly popular and include the preposterously imaginative Snickers Martini, a captivating cocktail that blends nuttiness and creaminess with remarkable aplomb. The ambiance in Liquid Exchange is generally relaxed, but things can get pretty feisty in the evenings when the venue shakes to the latest R&B sounds. If you are hungry, munch on tempting snacks like nachos, escargot or hummus. For something more filling, order a freshly made club sandwich. -Martin Jenkins
Located in the city’s buzzing business district, this bar and restaurant has become a popular stomping ground for Jakarta’s well heeled socialites. Splendid chandeliers provide the warm lighting which, along with the wooden décor, create a rustic and easygoing vibe. Rare for Jakarta, a master mixologist conjures up the finest cocktails. Other drinks, including a range of wines, are also available. There is plenty of selection when it comes to food, as the menu features modern cuisine like pizza and pasta, which are made using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Popular dishes include the Pan Roasted Salmon and Pepper Crusted Rib Eye Steak. Live music is often on the agenda - check for details in advance. -Martin Jenkins
Located a stone's throw away from the Epiwalk Shopping Center, Bluegrass is one of the most definitive places in the city to binge on American food. This lively bar and grill is lit on most nights with a modern, upbeat ambiance, an atmosphere supported by its uber-urbane industrial chic decor. The centerpiece of this establishment is the 24-meter (78.74-feet) bar that invites patrons to down a few delicious cocktails before helping themselves to a hearty, full-American dinner. An incredible place to frequent with your group of friends, the menu at the place is also designed to cater to large crowds. Expect an assortment of meat plates like the Sausage Platter, fiery Chicken Wings, and the classic Nacho Supreme. Mains include a choice of ribs, beef and lamb, as well as a smattering of burgers, sandwiches and pasta.
Aphrodite Bar & Restaurant is all about your love for sports and a cold beer. The interiors are spacious with a lot of seating area, making it a good spot for large groups who want to catch their favorite game. The multiple, strategically-located TVs mean that watching your team in action wouldn't be a problem no matter where you are seated. While you are waiting for your order, you can also have a quick round at the pool table with your buddies. The food menu is extensive and includes delicacies such as deep fried pork bites, crispy dory sandwich, and Asian chicken curry. The Indonesian specialty Tongseng Lontong Tanah Abang is also recommended. If you are just in the mood to catch a game over a drink, there are plenty of spirits, liqueurs, cocktails, beers, and wines to spoil you for choice.
With a name that does justice to the outstanding view it offers to those who happen to venture into its open embrace, La Vue is a contemporary rooftop bar. Wooden floors, warm pastel hues, dimmed lights, and potted plants make up the place, giving it a friendly vibe. Bar bites and desserts are served if you are in the mood to eat, or you can just relax with a Jager Bomb or La Berrie's under the night sky while the stars watch in envy.