Jakarta drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Coffee in Cikini & Menteng

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 it …
Top Choice Coffee 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 li…
Top Choice Bar in Jalan Jaksa Area

Awan Lounge

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 and…
Top Choice Coffee 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 Indonesia…
Top Choice Club 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 at …
Top Choice Club 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 some…
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 bubb…
Cafe in Jakarta

One Fifteenth Coffee

Offering a glimpse into Jakarta's affluent class is this uberslick cafe that's 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, using Indone…
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 gr…
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 bar, …