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

RPM Bar

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…
Club in Samarinda

Muse

Muse is the most sophisticated nightlife venue in central Samarinda, with several floors of karaoke, DJs and live bands, as well as a chilled rooftop lounge-bar called the Beer House.
Rooftop Bar in Berau

Sky Lounge

The stylish, partially open-air rooftop bar at Palmy Exclusive is the place to come for a panoramic city view, live music on weekends and pricey drinks.
Bar in Samarinda

Dejavu Kitchen Bar & KTV

This complex contains a booming nightclub with lots of security, while a separate classy dinner restaurant is frequented by a hip and dressy crowd. The menu includes international cuisine plus a spectrum of cocktail…
Club in Berau

Berau Plaza Pub

At the back of the Hotel Berau Plaza, this becomes a popular nightclub with karaoke or live music.