Top ChoicePub in Padang

Bat & Arrow

Overlooking the river in the colonial quarter, this sprawling, graffiti-splattered 'ruin pub' feels a bit like a bombed-out building, but instead is Padang's top traveller hang-out. The beer garden fills up...

Coffee in Padang

El's Coffee

This reliable Sumatran coffee chain is a great place to sample Indonesian beans (coffee from 17,000Rp) in modern, tasteful surrounds, with the luxury of air-con and reliable wi-fi.

Bar in Padang


Teebox is a fairly tacky entertainment complex with a bar, DJs, bands, karaoke, pool tables and restaurants, but it's an option if you're looking to kick on.