Jakarta offers countless exciting and vibrant local music scene to choose from. Here are some of the best live music venues you should check out around the city. (p.s. We suggest you to call first before you go)
1. B.A.T.S. at Shangri-la Hotel $$$
With a relaxed atmosphere and lively international band playing every night from Monday to Saturday, B.A.T.S is considered as one of Jakarta’s most popular bar, especially among expatriates. Stepping into this bar and restaurant feels like going into a New York underground bar in the heart of Jakarta, with its exposed brick and wood paneling design. For grubs, go for their oversized portions of linguini, Caesar salads, pizzas and steaks.
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Kota BNI, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1
Phone +6221-29399562 – www.shangri-la.com/jakarta
2. CJ’S at Hotel Mulia $$$
There’s always a good band playing top 40 songs with a DJ filling in during the breaks. CJ’s offers the glam of nightlife and the crowd is mostly Asian foreigners. Despite the occasional sight of working girls around, this bar has a lively crowd all week round.
Hotel Mulia, Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan, South Jakarta
Phone: +6221 – 5747777 – www.hotelmulia.com
Sun, Mon-Thu: 5pm-2am
3. FLOW Bar & Restaurant, Jakarta
FLOW Jakarta has live music every single day of the week! From Reggae and Latin on Mondays, Country and Classic Rock on tuesdays, Top 40, RnB HipHop on Wednesdays, Throwback Top 40 tunes on Thursday, to Motown and Funk.
FLOW Bar & Lounge
Podium Level 2, Menara BTPN
Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav. 5.5-5.6
4. Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta $$
After restoration, in 2013 the household Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta re-opened its doors in a brand new location in Pacific Place Mall. Still offering their top notch American food and drinks, the contemporary 657 square-meter café now seats up to 145 guests indoor and brings live performances by their house band every night. With the occasional international acts performance from time to time.
Pacific Place, Ground Floor Unit G-05
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 54-55 South Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 57973055
5. Molly Malones $$
Located in Senayan area, Molly Malone’s is one of the few authentic Irish pubs in Jakarta. As you step in to the classic Irish décor façade, you will see the buzzing crowd of expatriates coming in with friends, engaging in fun conversation over their favorite drinks. Its great music playlist and the always friendly and helpful crews are some of the characteristics that make you always want to come back to Molly’s.
Jalan New Delhi, Tanah Abang Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10270
Hours: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
6. PAO PAO Liquor Bar $$
As the name implies, this place offers a liquor bar and serves all kind of dim sum, with live band performances on weekends. The old-shanghai themed interior creates quite the unique ambiance, attracting a healthy mix of expats and young Jakarta crowd.
Jl. Senopati No. 16 South Jakarta
Phone: +62-21 27510698
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 6pm – 2am, Fri-Sat 6pm – 3am
7. Amigos Tex-Mex Restaurant at Kemang & Bellagio $$
One of the most established institutions in Jakarta, Amigos opened its doors in 1979. This Tex-Mex eatery has a loyal fan base and is famous for the margaritas, fresh salsa, and tasty, finger-licking, homemade recipes. Amigos has live band performances 5 nights a week and is well known for their Latin Night on Friday nights where salsa lovers come to dance the night away.
9 AM – midnight (weekdays)
9 AM – 1 AM (Fridays & Saturdays)
FB: Amigos Restaurant Jakarta
8. The DOCKS BSD
The only authentic German Restaurant & Pub in BSD. Dining on 1st floor and on the 2nd floor they have have pool, darts and live music ( only on the weekends)
BSD Green Office Park BSD City, Jalan Grand Boulevard, Sampora, Cisauk, Tangerang, Banten 15345
9. The Dutch $$
A modern gastropub serving elevated comfort food with a creative edge by Chef Chris Moes, a wide selection of beers on tap and handcrafted cocktails. Designed by the famed Indonesian architect Andra Matin, The Dutch’s interior is bold and simple in the same time. The bar greets and instantly entices you with its selection of beer on tap, 8 in total, The Dutch has the most variety of beer on tap in the city, both local, imports, and their signature cocktail Americano on tap.
You will have the chance to enjoy the music of live bands with special theme now and then
18 Parc Place Tower E GF. SCBD
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52 – 53, South Jakarta
Phone: (021) 515 2828
10. Jaya Pub at Jaya Building $$
Proudly carrying their motto of “This mess is a place”, Jaya pub has been around for more than 30 years and is one of the first pubs to open in Jakarta. The new Jaya Pub is located on the second floor of a building a few meters away from the old Jaya Pub. Adorned with nostalgic kitsch and novelties on their walls, older and more mature crowd of both expats and locals are known to be frequenting this place. Office employees of nearby Thamrin and Sudirman area are also regulars the place, and no upscale, dressed-to-the-nines folk.
Jl. M. H. Thamrin 12, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
11. SHY ROOFTOP at The Papilion Kemang
This al fresco establishment is located at the top of the building is a picture perfect serenity spot in the midst of busy kemang. With its whitewashed wooden floor and prominently positioned candle-lit lanterns, this versatile space is all about a great night of live entertainment or as an unique setting to thematic private events.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 8pm till late
Phone: +62 21 719 9921
12. Rolling Stones Cafe $$
Rolling Stone Cafe has quickly become the place to see and be seen. With contemporary decor, great live music, and friendly staff this place has built up a lively, eclectic and engaging atmosphere. It’s the perfect place for celebrating virtually anything among super-social butterflies.
Jl. Ampera Raya no. 16 Kemang
Phone: +62-21 7822828
Everyday | 11am – 11pm, Weekend 11am – 1am
13. Eastern Promise $$
Eastern Promise is one of hangouts for expatriates and Indonesians alike. The atmospheric front bar has a darts corner and 9ft billiards table, free WI-FI internet connection, the daily Guardian Newspaper and Sunday Times. The restaurant offers British/Indian curries, homemade meat pies and full breakfasts. The beer garden in the back is one of the few enjoyable outside terraces in Jakarta, where renowned Indonesian and Expatriate Jazz (every Wednesday) and Rock bands (every Friday and Saturday) perform.
Address Jln. Kemang Raya no. 5, South Jakarta, Indonesia
14. Star Deli $$
Family founded in 2001 to provide our Kemang community with a , neighborhood, breakfast Café, Star Deli has developed into a widely recognized local Brand, known for its good, wholesome food, reasonable prices, and Rocking Good Times.
Live Music Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Jl, Kemang Selatan Raya No, 5A (maps)
Tel 781.8649 – 781.8586
Open Daily 11:30 AM
15. De Hooi $$
De Hooi is South Jakarta’s favorite pub since 2007. Popular with both expats and locals, featuring live music five nights a week. Plus excellent pub grub. Also home to Jakarta’s most famous Pub Quiz, every Wednesday at 8pm. De Hooi may not be the most classy pub but it’s definitely the most fun!
Address Jln. Metro Duta Raya Blok B4 No.31, Plaza 2, Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone (021) 7500742
16. The Tavern Aryaduta $$
Voted as “the most hospitable bar in Jakarta”, The Tavern Pub serves rustic Bavarian food and features nightly live entertainment. Their legendary Hot Stone Steak and authentic German specialties are highly recommended. A must visit for those craving German food and atmosphere.
Aryaduta Hotel, Jl. Prapatan, no. 44-48, near Tugu Tani
Phone: +6221 2352 1234