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Top ChoiceCoffee in South Jakarta

Tanamera Coffee

A real contender for Jakarta's best cup of coffee is this third-wave roaster that offers a range of single-origin beans from around Indonesia. It now has numerous branches, but this is the original, and is where...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in South Jakarta

Loewy

One for those who take their booze seriously is this classy French bistro with a long bar you can prop yourself up at to order from a pleasing, ever-evolving menu of experimental and classic cocktails. All are...

Top ChoiceCoffee in South Jakarta

Filosofi Kopi

Immortalised by the Indonesian coffee-lover's movie Filosofi Kopi (the film itself was shot here), this busy cafe does a range of local coffees prepared using siphon, V-60, Aeropress and Vietnam drip. It's a cool...

Top ChoiceCoffee in Kota & Glodok

Acaraki

Hidden in a renovated building near Taman Fatahillah, Acaraki is the coolest cafe in the area. It's decorated with exposed brickwork and an enormous wicker lampshade. It serves coffee, plus the traditional...

Top ChoiceBar in Jalan Jaksa Area

Awan

Set on the top floor of Kosenda Hotel, this lovely rooftop garden bar manages to be both understated and dramatic. There's a vertical garden, ample tree cover, plenty of private nooks flickering with candlelight...

Top ChoiceClub in South Jakarta

Dragonfly

In the most unlikely of locations (the lobby of an office building), you'll find this top stop for visiting DJs to Jakarta. Lights are projected onto Dragonfly's mesmerising tunnel-shaped interior, there's a bar...

Top ChoiceClub in Kota & Glodok

Colosseum Club

Next to the 1001 Hotel, this vast club with a huge dance floor and a 16m-high roof is the venue for what's easily one of the most impressive lighting systems in the world. Trance, house, retro and foam are just...

Club in Cikini & Menteng

Immigrant

By day this is a stylish art deco dining lounge high atop the trendy Plaza Indonesia mall. At night, the adjacent club serves crafted cocktails and imported wines and hosts top DJs (who mix R&B, hip hop and...

Cafe in Jakarta

One Fifteenth Coffee

Set in a stylish space within an attractive heritage house, this contemporary cafe is named in tribute to the ideal coffee-to-water ratio. It was one of the city's first places to embrace the third-wave scene,...

Coffee in South Jakarta

One Fifteenth Coffee

This Indonesian Barista Championship–winning small chain, named after the perfect water-to-coffee ratio, is known for its minimalist style and exceptional coffee. Kemang Raya's branch is no exception, with simple...

Coffee in South Jakarta

St Ali Jakarta

Getting onboard South Jakarta's burgeoning third-wave coffee scene is acclaimed Melbourne roaster St Ali. As well as Indonesian coffees, it does African single-origin pour-overs prepared at its designated brew...

Cafe in Cikini & Menteng

Bakoel Koffie

Occupying a fine old colonial building dating to 1878, this elegant art-deco-style cafe has twirling ceiling fans, marble-top round tables and vintage weighing scales and clocks. It serves strong coffee using...

Lounge in Cikini & Menteng

Cloud Lounge

Cloud Lounge

Gourmet bites in a decadent dining room, flaming cocktails, an indoor-outdoor lounge with views of the entire city from the 49th floor of the Plaza tower – this hip spot is a mainstay on Jakarta's upscale night...

Coffee in Jakarta

Oetara

Cool, laid-back, bright neighbourhood coffee shop with marble tabletops, vintage chairs, tiled walls, hardwood floors and a chrome cage over the serving counter. All-day food options include organic granola,...

Coffee in Jakarta

Ombé Kofie

In an affluent north Jakarta suburb, this cool little neighbourhood cafe offers pour-over coffees using beans sourced from across the archipelago. Patrons can sit on a stool at the bar and wax lyrical with the...

Bar in Jakarta

HARO

Occupying the top floor of a gritty office building is this rooftop dive bar that's a good spot to tap into Jakarta's underground music scene. It's a relaxed, welcoming space with retro furnishings, psychedelic...

Cocktail Bar in South Jakarta

Prohibition

Inspired by 1930s-style Shanghai speakeasies, this decadent lounge takes you to a bygone era. Grab a booth or a stool at the long marble-topped bar where flat-capped bar staff will mix you up Prohibition-era...

Coffee in South Jakarta

Amomali

A well-respected coffee chain specialising in quality Indonesian beans prepared by expert baristas using Aeropress, V-60 pour-overs and espresso. It serves single origin brews including those from Papua New...

Microbrewery in South Jakarta

Brewerkz

One of the few places serving craft beer in Jakarta is this Singaporean microbrewery that has a bar in the Crystal Lagoon part of Senayan City mall. It's essentially a sports bar, but brews nine beers on site...

Bar in South Jakarta

Lucy in the Sky

Head upstairs to this atrium rooftop garden space to soak up one of Jakarta's best party spots with fun-loving locals here for nightly DJs spinning anything from loud hip hop to R&B. It's a great place to...