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Jakarta's hangout spots

With its sophisticated downtown vibe, Jakarta has many choices of hangout places to go to – whether to catch up with friends, dine, drink, meet business partners, or just to wind down after a hustle long day at work.

So you’ve just arrived, or live in Jakarta and it all feels a little overwhelming with the chaotic traffic, or you don’t know where to relax your mind after a hustle day at work? Well, Jakarta is the capital of one of the world’s largest countries, busy days are quite normal here. However, it’s also the hub which hosts all very reputable discos, sports bars, upscale lounge bars, and much more. So, whether you are an expat, local resident, or a tourist in this crowded city, worry not as there are numerous places to shake your legs and allow your hair utterly till the wee hours within the morning, or simply to relax your nerves after a long busy day.

With its sophisticated uptown vibe, Jakarta has many choices of hangout places to go to – whether to catch up with friends, dine, drink, meet business partners, or just to wind down after a hustle long day at work. The following places are some of my favourite hangout spots in Jakarta. You may have different taste, but please feel free to let me know your recommendations of your favourite places and I would probably add them to the list. Enjoy!
Canteen- Place - Restaurants
Place - Restaurants
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28 – 30, Plaza Indonesia, 5th Floor, E 10, Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta

Similar to its Pacific Plaza sibling, Canteen Plaza Indonesia offers simple, gourmet style Europe...


Dragonfly- Place - Nightlife
Place - Nightlife
Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 23, Graha BIP, Jakarta Selatan, 12930

Dragonfly has been reincarnated! Widely regarded as Indonesias top spot for 5 years running and...


Blowfish Kitchen and Bar- Place - Restaurants
Place - Restaurants
City Plaza at Wisma Mulia, Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto Kav 42, Central Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Blowfish, the highly acclaimed and award-winning contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar, is bac...


Loewy- Place - Restaurants
Place - Restaurants
Restaurant Oakwood Premier, Cozmo, Jl. Lingkar, Mega Kuningan, E 4 2 No 1, Central Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

The idea to establish Loewy was a spontaneous one: that there is a need in Jakarta for a casual b...


Beer Brother Kemang- Place - Nightlife
Place - Nightlife
Jalan Taman Kemang 2 No. 28, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Beer Brother Bar & Kitchen helps people survive the pressure of living in Jakarta


Skye- Place - Nightlife
Place - Nightlife
Menara BCA level 56, Jl. M.H. Thamrin no. 1, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

A new lifestyle concept opening up high at the skyline of our beautiful city of Jakarta. Welcome to the SKYE


Cafe Batavia- Place - Restaurants
Place - Restaurants
Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No. 14, Fatahilah Park, Kel. Pinangsia, Kec. Taman Sari, West Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Historical, Nostalgic, Colonial, Classic, Comfortable & Authentic Atmosphere & Surrounding.


Social House - Place - Restaurants
Place - Restaurants
Harvey Nichols, Grand Indonesia, East Mall, Jl. MH Thamrin No 1., Central Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Introducing Social House Jakarta, an exciting Restaurant, Bar and WinePost by Ismaya Group. Surro...


Potato Head Garage- Place - Nightlife
Place - Nightlife
SCBD Lot 14 , Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

The Garage is an establishment where great, honest food meets curated cultural programs.


Lucy in the Sky- Place - Nightlife
Place - Nightlife
Jl Jendral Sudirman, Kav 52 - 53, lot 14, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Nestled in the heart of Jakarta, Lucy in the Sky is a perfect oasis among the concrete skyscraper jungle


Hyde- Place - Restaurants
Place - Restaurants
Jl. Taman Kemang 1 A, No. 8, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

HYDE Restaurant & Bar gives you intimate ambience with modern cozy interior and soul food.


Cacaoté- Place - Food
Place - Food
Jalan Senopati Raya No. 80, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Cacaoté is a fine patisserie, brasserie in the buzzing district of Senopati at South Jakarta, Indonesia


Colette & Lola- Place - Food
Place - Food
Jalan Senopati Raya No. 64, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Cakes and dreams concept inspired by the tale of two whimsical sisters driven by their love of all things sweet


Pong Me- Place - Nightlife
Place - Nightlife
Jln Gunawarman 37 , Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

The first Ping Pong Lounge in Indonesia and its open for everyone, for private parties or cooporate hospitality


The Holy Crab- Place - Restaurants
Place - Restaurants
Jalan Gunawarman no.55 , (Senopati), Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

The combination of world-class seafood cooked precisely with Louisiana’s methods and infamous standards


CLOUD Lounge & Living Room- Place - Nightlife
Place - Nightlife
The Plaza Office Tower, Level 46 Unit C, Jl. M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Cloud Lounge & Living Room, a part of the Altitude dining and lifestyle concept


Parc 19- Place - Restaurants
Place - Restaurants
Jl Taman Kemang no 19, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Situated in the heart of Kemang, Parc 19 has risen to become a popular hangout spot in Jakarta.


SHY Rooftop- Place - Nightlife
Place - Nightlife
Level 5 The Papilion, Jl. Kemang Raya No 45 AA, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

The tent/al-fresco establishment located at the top of the building is a picture of avant-garde serenity


Altitude- Place - Restaurants
Place - Restaurants
The Plaza, 46th floor, Jl. M.H. Thamrin, Kavling 28 – 30, Jakarta, DKI Jakarta

Located on 46th floor of The Plaza office tower, Altitude offers the finest 360 degree views of the city of Jakarta


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