In the bustling and lively capital of one of Southeast Asia’s most provocative cultural locales, Jakarta serves up an intriguing array of nightlife for the curious tourist and the party-hardy crowds. But first you’ll want to land a suitable Jakarta hotel as a base before you venture out to scour the local nightlife. Try a hotel in Jakarta such as the unique Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta which offers stylish interiors and a central location, which puts you in the midst of some great nightlife options! Jakarta is to bars what Seattle is to Starbucks; you’ll find one on every corner. Out of the range of options available, there are a few intriguing locales that guarantees a fun night out. For good food and a great atmosphere, check out the Social House that’ll give you a great view on Plaza Indonesia’s junction. The place fills up with celebrities and models during the weekends, so you’ll be rubbing shoulders with the country’s elite set! Blowfish Bar & Nightclub is one of the most popular nightclubs among the higher echelons of the city, featuring great music and a stylish Italian restaurant, Puro, in case you fancy a bite. The Hard Rock Café is next door to the Plaza Indonesia at the X Centre and it’s a great place to catch some stellar live music over a few drinks. Check out the Kempang district’s 365, which prides itself on having the best booze in the neighbourhood. With courteous staff, fabulous music and a chic young crowd, you’re sure to have a good time. Kempang also offers a stylish bar nearby at the Monaco, featuring superb local bands live on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, following by a DJ blasting up some thumping beats. And when you’re tired out from the partying, pay a visit to the Dim Sum Fesitval, a neat little enclave of restaurants open 24/7 and is a great and laid-back place to relax after a late night or even during the day.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.