Drinking and nightlife in Semarang

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    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 toasted sandwiches and fried sliced potatoes. The homely interior is a winner, with giant murals, wooden tables and colourful plates, and there's an assortment of home-bakes for sale.

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    Bloem Café

    For those feeling inspired by DMZ, the 3D 'trick art' museum opposite, this sweet little coffee shop helps continue the sense of illusion into the daylight. The tiny bakery is festooned in plastic flowers, with the deliberate intention of creating the perfect floral backdrop for a selfie. Coffee (20,000Rp) goes cold waiting for clicking frenzies to subside – but what the heck.

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    E Plaza

    Semarang can be lacking when it comes to nightlife, but this popular complex, right by the Simpang Lima square, contains an upmarket club, cinema and lounge bar. It draws a young energetic crowd and is a good bet for a night out. The club entrance fee is 50,000Rp.

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    On On Pub

    A classic expat hang-out in the centre of town, this pub sells ice-cold draught Bintang as well as decent international food, including the famous OMG sausage!

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    Happy Puppy

    With giant TV screens and opportunities for karaoke in each of the multiple cubicles, this bright red venue extends a fun night out. Besides, who can resist the name? Food is available, but it makes a better nightspot (beer costs 40,000Rp here) after eating delicious Chinese food at the neighbouring Holliday Restaurant.