Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Semarang

Hero Coffee

This delightful cafe is one of several popping up in the old city area. Housed in a beautifully restored colonial terrace, with a pink awning and wrought-iron details, it features international favourites including …
Top Choice Bar in Yogyakarta

Agenda

This stylish rooftop bar (and popular restaurant) is as boutique as the Greenhost hotel to which it belongs. The decor is urban chic and there's a flashy bar where mixologists shake original and classic cocktails; h…
Top Choice Bar in Yogyakarta

Sakapatat Social House

A little out of the way in a residential area north of town is this hip, contemporary Belgian-owned gastropub. It has several local beers on tap along with Belgian beers and a large menu of mocktails. Choose from th…
Pub in Yogyakarta

Taphouse

A good spot for a beer, this atmospheric bar is set within a crumbling, stylised, ruined-brick courtyard. It's a sprawling, eclectic space with bench tables and beanbags on the grass.There's a big screen showing mov…
Coffee in Yogyakarta

Ruang Seduh

A must for coffee enthusiasts, this tiny cafe feels more like a laboratory with its frosty white decor and high-tech coffee-brewing station installed with digital gadgetry. It serves a range of Indonesian single-ori…
Teahouse in Gunung Lawu

Ndoro Donker

Named after the first tea mogul of Java and set in the 19th-century home on his original plantation, this teahouse teems with visitors at the weekend, enjoying the cooler air after Solo. Food is available (mains 10,…
Cafe in Semarang

Bloem Café

For those feeling inspired by DMZ, the 3D 'trick art' museum opposite, this sweet little coffee shop helps continue the sense of illusion into the daylight. The tiny bakery is festooned in plastic flowers, with the …
Coffee in Selo

Warung Damandiri

With unrivalled views across the gorgeous little village of Selo, towards the looming, brooding presence of Gunung Merapi, this open-air coffee shop boasts free wi-fi and an 'I love Merapi' selfie station. The landl…
Beer Garden in Yogyakarta

Oxen Free

This reclaimed medical clinic from colonial days stood vacant for years before a local Indo-expat couple turned it into a mainstay of Yogya nightlife. This popular waterhole serves cold beers and food in the beer ga…
Coffee in Yogyakarta

Awor Gallery & Coffee

One for those who take their coffee seriously. Grab a stool at the counter and watch aficionado baristas painstakingly prepare Indonesian coffees as an exact science, using v-60, Kalita Wave, Aeropress, siphon or tr…