Nightlife

Pub in Medan

Bistronomix

Offering respite from the horrendous traffic is this two-storey pub with an outdoor Astroturf terrace for enjoying cocktails and cold beers (including frozen varieties and Guinness on tap). Inside is more of a sport…
Rooftop Bar in Medan

Level 02

Channelling a hip Jakarta rooftop bar is this vibrant open-air space that's a great spot for a balmy evening with Balinese craft beers, wine and well-priced cocktails. The food's a highlight, with the likes of crab …
Bar in Medan

The View

Head up to the top floor of the Grand Swiss five-star hotel for cocktails (from 97,000Rp), beers (48,000Rp) and shimmering city views. There's live music most nights from 10pm, including a traditional Batak band on …
Cocktail Bar in Medan

Traders

With its long and glamorous list of cocktails (135,000Rp) and equally glamorous people, swanky Traders is the place to be seen in Medan. There are cold beers on tap, along with a semi-decent wine list.
Coffee in Medan

SS Coffee

If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, this intimate 24-hour coffee house does fantastic pour-overs, AeroPress, espresso and tubruk (unfiltered) brews using beans from across Indonesia.
Coffee in Medan

Macehat Coffee

Not only does it roast its own beans, this cafe is a magnet for connoisseurs wanting to sample some of Sumatra’s best – single-origin Mandheling Arabica from the Danau Toba area. For something more unusual, try the …
Irish Pub in Medan

Healy Mac's Irish Pub

Street-facing but part of the Centre Point Medan complex, Healy Mac's is a typically convivial Irish bar with Guinness on tap, big servings of Western food such as pizza, burgers and steak, sports on the big screen …