These bars are not exactly secret to Jakarta’s bar-hoppers but are definitely inspired by the prohibition era and finesse. Nevertheless, they do emit a subdued atmosphere and invitee only vibe while one does offer members only area. The place where you can quickly spot some of the most sophisticated gentlemen and the classiest ladies.
1. Nautilus Bar – Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
Convivial Nautilus Bar is Jakarta’s posh, grown-up destination for relaxed and refined enjoyment. This seductive, secluded enclave tucked away on the hotel’s ground level is an intimate setting for handcrafted drinks and sumptuous small plates. The stunning art mural, depicting Jakarta’s old Sunda Kelapa trading port, is a focal point anchoring the bar where expert Four Seasons bartenders can be seen handcrafting Nautilus’ tantalizing libations: bespoke cocktails with home-blended ingredients and exceptional, artisanal single-malt whiskeys from all corners of the globe.
Nautilus Bar offers a masculine and classic space for the most discerning of gatherings. Find the perfect setting to toast in style – cozy, hidden-away booths built within richly accented millwork paneling, or more social plush club chairs, all accompanied by live piano in the evenings.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav 18, Kuningan Barat, Jakarta Selatan
P: (+6221) 2277-1888
Open daily from 12 pm -1 am
2. Prohibition Chophouse & Speakeasy Bar
The restaurant’s Art Deco interior design brings the classic American vintage feel, with stark geometric black and white carpeting and walls adorned with vintage pictures. Some corners also adopt the bare brick wall facade and lend the feeling of a seasoned New York bar. The bar offers classic Prohibition-era cocktails, while the ‘Speakeasy Bar’ is their members’ only club offering one of Jakarta’s best selections of premium spirits, single mall whiskeys, and imported cigars. The Prohibition also bears the name ‘chophouse’, as it claims to serve “food fit for gangsters”. It caters to all who enjoys the best prime steaks, freshly flown seafood, pasta, and fine wine.
Plaza Senayan Arcadia Units X215-217, Jl. New Delhi No. 9, Pintu 1, Jakarta Pusat
P: 021 – 57901295
Open daily from 11 pm – 2 am
3. The Writers Bar – Raffles Jakarta
A revered institution at Raffles Singapore, the Writers Bar is reinterpreted in Jakarta as an oasis of art, Indonesian history, literature and artifacts in this modern metropolis. Away from the bustle of the city, the bar is a haven to enjoy a mid-afternoon repast or your favorite drink. As well as a treasure trove of pastries and savories, which best enjoyed with its bespoke tea and coffee blends. In the evenings, live music and relaxed conversations set the tone for elegant tapas and cocktails.
Breakfast: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Drink: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
High Tea: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
4. Bauhaus 1933
Has one of the most carefully curated antique and upcycled furniture around; you can easily tell how much attention the people behind Bauhaus have given for the minutest details. Serving classic, old-school, hardcore cocktails made extremely well, with exceptional ingredients, in an elegant, but not an ostentatious atmosphere. Bauhaus also have an extensive selection of single malts, including rare, old, and exclusive single malts that only last a week in their rack. They definitely want you to party like it’s 1933.
The East Plaza Lantai Basement
Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung, Mega Kuningan KAV E3.2 No.1, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan
P: (021) 29527173
4 pm – 3 am (Mon-Fri) | Sat-Sun closed
4. Henshin – The Westin Jakarta
Henshin is a multi-level, multi-dimensional, food and beverage with one of the most spectacular city views you could possibly find in the city. The food is authentic Nikkei cuisine, a delicate mix of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine which were developed by Japanese immigrants residing in Peru over a decade ago. With signature music from Henshin’s house DJs in the background, guests can enjoy special Ceviches or Tiraditos and the freshest sushi and sashimi prepared in the lounge’s mini sushi bar, perfectly paired with unique Nikkei-inspired cocktails made by their mixologists.
The Westin Jakarta
Jl. H.R Rasuna Said Kav C-22A, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: (+6221) 27887788
5. MO Bar – Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
6. Bunk Lounge – Pullman Jakarta Central Park
The Bunk offers an interactive and cozy space to chill-out. Let our friendly staff pamper you with our fine range of wines, cocktails, and tapas-sized bites. The signature Bloody Mary is simply addictive.
Pullman Jakarta Central Park
Podomoro City, Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav. 28, Tanjung Duren Selatan, Grogol Petamburan, Jakarta Barat
Phone: (+6221) 29200088
Open daily from 6PM – 1AM
7. Burgundy Bar – Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Overlooking the stunning atrium lobby and magnificent views of the city, Burgundy Bar is the perfect place to unwind over coffee, an ideal place for after work rendezvous or post-dinner drink with friends. Burgundy Bsar also features an extensive collection of wines, vodkas, spirits, martinis, champagnes, cocktails and a selection of light snacks. Smoking is allowed in burgundy.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Jl. M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: +62 21 2992 1234 | Fax: +62 21 2992 1345
Open daily from 9AM – 1AM
8. Barong Bar – Fairmont Hotel Jakarta
Barong Bar delivers progressive, innovative cocktails available in Indonesia using locally sourced ingredients mixed with classic techniques. A sleek yet relaxed ambiance with an emphasis on lounging and socializing; an enticing location where guests and local residents enjoy spending an evening drinking with friends in an upmarket yet animated atmosphere. The bar offers a refined selection of Champagne, premium spirits and whiskey. The menu offers creative, simple, high-quality dishes that can either be served individually or for sharing. These dishes have been created to embrace the cocktail offering.
Fairmont Hotel Jakarta
Gelora Bung Karno, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora, Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat
Phone: (+6221) 2970 3333 | Fax: (+ 6221) 2970 3334
Open daily from 6 pm – 1 am
9. ARTOZ Bar
ARTOZ Bar is a place where Whiskey enthusiasts can come to enjoy, learn, sample, and discuss the complexities of this fine spirit. It is a place where adults or mature souls can come to find tasteful entertainment in a comfortable and beautiful environment. With more than 200 variant of Whiskey and Cognac, ARTOZ Bar becomes the largest Whiskey and Cognac collections in Jakarta.
Energy Building 2nd Floor
Jl. Jend.Sudirman kav.52-53 SCBD lots-11A, Jakarta Selatan
P: +62 21 2995 9050
10. Csaba – The Gunawarman
Specially created for the members and hotel guests only, Csaba is an exclusive living room located at The Gunawarman. The premises is composed of Lounge Area, Csaba Chamber, Board Room, and Drawing Room. Serves the best cuisine and premium selections of beverages, wines, spirits, and cigar brought from all over the world.
Jl. Gunawarman No.3, Selong, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
P: +62 21 -2277 0007