Just when you think that you’ve visited the hippest bars in Bandung, think twice. You’ll be surprised you’re bound to stumble upon yet another gem hidden in the corners. To escape the crowds, put on your exploring spirit and enjoy these hidden bars with your close friends and maybe you’ll find some beautiful strangers.

1. Gloomy Sunday

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Despite of the name, Gloomy Sunday instead will make your night even brighter with their full of wonderful energy. This hidden gem is the picture-perfect definition of a speakeasy. Tucked behind a café on Jl. Anggrek, an almost imperceptible closet door opens up to a cozy Jazz-influenced bar. Although seating seems limited, a second room behind some velvet curtains reveals a piano bar. While the atmosphere is warm and intimate, the impressive cocktails are the true attraction here. From traditional cocktails to their bespoke signature series, there are plenty of refined flavors to indulge in. With guest bartenders visiting regularly, there is never a gloomy night.

Jl. Anggrek No. 34, Bandung

2. Klas Tap Bar

Klas Tap Bar dons a classy design adorned with modern ornaments and a very detailed philosophy resulting in a well-made tailored bar that’s perfect for after-hours chills. What makes Klas Tap bar different is they show an on-tap system that will give a new experience and free expression, so expect the mocktails and cocktails on tap. Some highlights you must try to include Tommy’s Margarita, Old Fashioned, Champagne Supernova, and Craft Beer.

Jl. Sunda No. 65, Bandung

3. Pot-Valor

Pot-Valor is one of the hidden gem bars in Bandung? Best described as a sacred place to hang out to chill and end the night. The place is so dope as they offer full of surprises. You will be amazed by the ambiance and their hospitality. It feels like you’re having your own bar in your house complete with the bartender, the mafioso vibes, and the perfect crowd you’d love to hang out with. Signature cocktails include Kosarasa, Nice & Easy, Moonlight, and Shooting Star

Jl. Cigadung Raya Barat No. 9a

4. Don’t Tell Mama

Want to experience a new ambiance of eating steak? You can try Don’t Tell Mama. Designed with a trendy concept and instagenic spots, eating steak at this steak bar will be more fun. Aside from the delectable steak dishes, they also serve a wide range of cocktails from the classics and the twists such as Pandora La Muchacha, Squeeze the Day, Sweet but Psycho, Grandma Creation, and of course Negroni.

Jl. Gandapura No. 61, Bandung

5. Warehouse Cocktail Bar

Kick-off the week in style at Bandung’s most favorite destination cocktail bar. Find your truly wild experience with exotic cocktails from their marvelous mixologists at Warehouse Cocktail Bar. Old-fashioned yet sophisticated, naughty yet nice you can cloak yourself to both worlds as you enjoy cocktails like Asia Carera, Bika Ambon, Jealous Lover, Bella Ciao, and Antibiotics for their classic modern cocktails. For the classics, you must try Penicillin, Negroni, Daiguri, Waldorf, and Clover Club.

Jl. Gudang Selatan No. 22

6. Mr. Moonlight Bandung

This is the only place that has a runaway pool bar in Indonesia. Mr. Moonlight that is managed by Matoa Group is situated in the Critical 11 area, Hussein Sastranegara Airbase. Its location is close to the airport gives its own uniqueness to visit. Since the outdoor scenery is providing you with the best airport runway view for your pleasure, then the indoor area is your very own runway to see and to be seen. So be bold is the dress code!

Critical 11, Jl. Pajajaran Dalam No. 148