Sulawesi drinking and nightlife

Bar in Makassar

The Level

Across from the floating mosque Masjid Amirul Mukminin, the Level actually has three levels: a chill coffee bar on the ground floor, a passable restaurant on the 2nd floor, and a thumping club up top. It's the last …
Beer Garden in Makassar

Kafe Kareba

This long-running beer garden and music stage masquerading as a seafood restaurant on the seafront is popular with locals and visitors till the wee hours of the morning. To be fair, it does have a pretty extensive f…
Coffee in Sengkang

Cafe Time Out

In a town that does depressingly little to capitalise on its lake- and riverfront location, at least there's Time Out, whose second storey has river views and a welcome breeze. It's popular with teens; expect to be …
Club in Makassar

Zona Cafe

This popular club draws a loyal young crowd with its DJs and bands from Jakarta and its regular drink promotions. Things start to kick off after 1am on weekends.
Cafe in Tomohon


Cold beer and live music are the name of the game at this bamboo hangout on the main drag. Also has a good selection of tasty fried snacks.
Club in Manado

Corner Club

Hosting DJs most nights, this thumping joint occupying the corner of Bahu Mall is the best place in town to get your groove on.
Bar in Makassar

Ballairate Sunset Bar

Built on stilts over the sea, this is the best-located bar in town, but rarely gets crowded. Walk right through Hotel Pantai Gapura to discover draft Bintang and a perfect view of the sunset from a large deck well-r…
Bar in Makassar

Kios Semarang

Climb the stairs to the upper floors where you will be rewarded with a rowdy crowd downing beers and comfort grub (the spicy chicken wings are famous). It's the closest thing to a Makassar drinking institution, stic…