A literal beast of the east is serving a lineup of Asian-inspired cocktails on Jalan Suryo. The minds behind the popular late-night hot spots Leon, Roosevelt, and Parc 19, the De La House group, recently added MINQ to their strong portfolio. A restaurant, bar, and lounge all under one roof, this new establishment serves contemporary Chinese cuisine developed by their talented food and beverage team.
However, the highlight of MINQ can be found on the second floor of the building. By walking up the staircase into the glow of the MINQ neon sign, customers can go for a round of post-dinner drinks at the MINQ Bar & Lounge. The late-night entertainment spot hosts live performances and DJs regularly throughout the week. The ample entertainment space is excellent for groups and even has a semi-private corner for those looking for a more intimate seating arrangement. Open from 5 pm till midnight every day, the bar & lounge is suited for late-night rendezvous.
The beverage program of MINQ Bar & Lounge is led by the De La House Group Beverage Manager Ryan Wibisono (Wibi). He and his team have concocted a signature cocktail menu consisting of five different tipples named after ancient Chinese philosophies. The Ju Long, Mei, Xing Fu, Ding Xiang, and Zian all have distinct characteristics that are all easy to drink even for freshman drinkers. Notable favorites from the menu are the Ding Xiang, a new take on a coffee cocktail, blending the intense flavors of rose and coffee with the freshness of coconut water. This cocktail is easy to drink, and customers may find themselves downing several Ding Xiangs in a row.
Another favorite is the Zian, which means “self peace,” a deceivingly smooth cocktail served in a traditional Chinese teapot. An excellent option for sharing, the tipple tastes like an ever slightly boozy twist to a delicious pot of tea. The Bourbon in the drink pairs remarkably well with earl grey and green apple extract, and is tied up nicely by the sweetness of the homemade Acacia honey syrup.
For those looking for classic cocktails or other options, the MINQ bar also serves the traditional recipes that have stood the test of time and has a selection of fine spirits. And has a variety of dim sum, tapas, and other Chinese delights to order straight from their kitchen downstairs.
The MINQ Bar & Lounge is bringing a complete experience with its triad of quality food, drink, and entertainment to the neighborhood around Jalan Suryo. Another great late-night option for the South Jakarta crowd, MINQ has much to offer to their customers looking for a night out in the city.
MINQ Bar & Lounge
Jl. Suryo No. 36, Senopati, Jakarta 12180
Open: 10:00 – 22:00 daily
Phone: +62 21 7250 258
Written by: @Sip_Sensei – Tariq | Jakarta Liquorist”
An educator by day, Tariq Widarso is a cocktail enthusiast and home bartender behind the all-things-mixology Instagram page @sip_sensei. Using social media as a platform to educate and raise awareness about the world of cocktails, he aims to create a greater appreciation of the craft through his writing, events, workshops, and of course, his photography.