Balikpapan drinking and nightlife

Irish Pub in Balikpapan

Seventh Street

We're pretty sure this is Kalimantan's only Irish pub and it works hard at authenticity with snug booths, pool tables and beer taps – no Guinness on tap though (bottles only). Mingle with locals and expats, down a J…
Rooftop Bar in Balikpapan

Sky Bar

Take the elevator to the 8th floor of the Hotel Gran Senyiur for awesome rooftop views from the Sky Bar. Drink prices aren't completely stratospheric (until they add the taxes) and there's a sophisticated grill rest…
Bar in Balikpapan


Our favourite Ruko Bandar music bar, intimate RPM (Retro People of Music) has live music most nights on the ground-floor stage and DJs on the 3rd floor. It's a fine place to sit with a drink and mix with a young loc…