Entertainment in Jakarta

  • Entertainment in South Jakarta

    Nautilus

    Nautilus is a bold, classic European-versus-Asian-bling drinking lounge at the Four Seasons hotel. Upon entering, you're drawn to the striking mural of the historic Sunda Kelapa port behind the bar. There's live music (ranging from singers to jazz musicians, soul musicians and pianists) between 6pm and 9pm Tuesday to Saturday.

  • Entertainment in South Jakarta

    Kinosaurus Jakarta

    Walk through the Aksara bookshop, then rub shoulders with Jakarta's artistic community at this hidden cinema, which hosts independent short and fringe films from around Indonesia and the world. Most are either in English or have English subtitles, but there are exceptions. Check the website for details of upcoming movies.

  • Entertainment in Cikini & Menteng

    CGV Grand Indonesia

    If you've never had a VIP cinema experience, this is the place to do it. Gold class has a premium lounge, reclining chairs and waiter service (you can buy drinks and snacks from your chair), while velvet class has actual beds, which fit two people. The complex also has virtual-reality headset booths and regular screens.

  • Entertainment in Cikini & Menteng

    Taman Ismail Marzuki

    Jakarta's premier cultural centre has a great selection of cinemas, theatres and exhibition spaces. Performances (such as Sundanese dance and gamelan music events) are always high quality and the complex has a cafeteria too. Check the website for upcoming events.

  • Entertainment in Cikini & Menteng

    T-Rex Family Karaoke

    Despite the name, this is not a particularly family friendly place. Although kids are welcome, it can get pretty boozy. The dozens of private karaoke rooms range in size (accommodating four to 50 people). You can order a selection of alcoholic drinks and food via waiter service. Songs range from western R&B and hip hop to Chinese and K-pop hits.

  • Entertainment in Jakarta

    Rossi Musik

    Those wanting to tap into Jakarta's underground music scene can head to this grungy venue which hosts local punk, metal, indie and hip hop gigs most weekends. There's also a cool record store and rooftop bar here.

  • Entertainment in South Jakarta

    Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

    Indonesia's largest stadium was completed in 1962. Since then it's had a few rebuildings and is presently used for football matches – especially by visiting European teams – and performances by popular groups before huge crowds. Its capacity was used for the 2018 Asian Games.

  • Entertainment in Cikini & Menteng

    Metropole XXI

    Housed in a historic theatre (the oldest in Jakarta), this plush cinema with gold trim is worth a visit. It shows Western movies in English. There's a restaurant, coffee shop and snack bar.

  • Entertainment in South Jakarta

    Motion Blue

    Inside the swanky Fairmont hotel, this dark and cavernous venue hosts live jazz, pop, funk, world music, classical and more on a regular basis. You can order pizza, pasta and Indonesian dishes (from 85,000Rp to 395,000Rp). There are two impressive glowing chandeliers in the dining room.

  • Entertainment in Jakarta

    Aula Simfonia Jakarta

    A huge and grand concert hall in a slightly removed location, this private facility is the work of Stephen Tong, a Chinese-American evangelist. The venue seats 1200 people and hosts regular classical musicians, international acts, touring choirs and other vocal groups.

  • Entertainment in Cikini & Menteng

    TIM XXI

    Next to the Taman Ismail Marzuki centre, this inexpensive movie theatre shows the latest Western blockbusters in English with Indonesian subtitles.