Fun Things to Do in Jakarta at Night

Whether you’re into dancing, chilling at a rooftop bar, shopping for souvenirs, or sampling delicious street food, Jakarta has got something for everyone; here’s what you can enjoy in the city after the sun has set!

Jakarta at Night
Jakarta at Night | Image by iqbal nuril anwar from Pixabay

Dance Till Dawn at Nightclubs

If you’re looking for a place to dance the night away, Jakarta has got you covered. There are plenty of nightclubs around the city that cater to different music tastes, from EDM to hip-hop and everything in between. Most of these venues, within easy reach of properties like Oakwood Suites Kuningan Jakarta, have killer sound systems, epic light shows, and some of the best DJs in the world spinning the tunes. Some of the most popular clubs to head to are X2, Dragonfly, and Colosseum.

Embark on Bar-Hopping Escapades

If you’re not in the mood to take to the dance floor, the city has some great bars where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a drink or two. The rooftop bars are particularly popular because they offer stunning views of the city skyline including Cloud Lounge and Henshin which are easy to access from Kuningan-based luxury apartments. Jakarta also offers plenty of laid-back places too where you can grab a beer and hang out with the locals. Check out spots like Basque and Camden Bar for a more casual vibe.

Shop Till You Drop at Night Markets

If you’re a shopaholic, you’re going to love Jakarta’s night markets. They’re open until relatively late at night, so you can browse the stalls and shop to your heart’s content; don’t forget to bargain (politely of course!) for discounts. One of the most popular night markets is Pasar Baru, where you can find everything from clothing and jewellery to electronics, souvenirs, and yummy food. The Pecah Kulit Night Market and the Santa Night Market are worth checking out too.

Enjoy Some Exotic Foodie Adventures

Jakarta offers some truly delectable street food which is the perfect complement to your nightlife experiences. You’ll find street food vendors on almost every street corner as well as at night markets selling all kinds of delicious snacks and meals; highlights include bakso (meatball soup), nasi goreng (fried rice dish), gado-gado (vegetable salad with peanut sauce), chicken satay and pempek (fish cake). Some dishes can be pretty spicy, so if you’re not used to it, start with something mild and work your way up.