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 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…
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 Bar in Pangandaran

Bamboo Beach Café

This old favourite has recently upped sticks and moved further along the beach (alongside a number of other warung), but the beach-bum vibe and sunset sea views are just as good as before and it remains the perfect …
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…