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.

Discover the Beauty of Bandung: A Guide to Your Perfect Day Trip

As the country’s 3rd largest city, Bandung is not only West Java’s mountain stronghold, but a holiday hotspot for the masses. Here’s what day-trippers can do during a tour of this scenic hideaway.

Tangkuban Perahu
Tangkuban Perahu | Image by Affan Fadhlan on Unsplash

Marvel at the Cimahi Rainbow Waterfall

While the best time to gaze upon the Cimahi waterfall is during sunset when the light turns the cascade into a vertical rainbow, this towering natural wonder is stunning at any hour. Although the waterfall is known to double in size during the monsoon season, it is worth visiting the venue during the warmer months so that the hike up to the location is a more pleasant experience.

Hike Up the Tangkuban Perahu Volcano

No day tour of Badung would be complete without exploring the Tangkuban Perahu Volcano, which erupted for the last time in 2013. Those who are based at the FOX Harris Hotel City Center Bandung or any of the best hotels in Bandung must find a local tour operator for this volcanic tour even if the hike up to the crater’s lips is not that long.

Take a Dip in the Hot Springs

One of the best things to do in Badung is to enjoy a dip in the many hot springs in town. These hot springs are a result of the area’s volcanic heritage. Apart from the healing benefits of this warm dip, one can also unwind in style at either the Cibolang hot spring or the Sari Ater.

Uncover the Tea Estates

Don’t forget to stop by the many tea estates occupying Bandung where one can not only explore the tea plantations but also sign up for a factory tour. The tea estates close to Kawah Putih are especially captivating and ideal for long walks.