5 Quirky Venues To Get Your Live Music Fix

So where do you go in the city if you want to catch a good live music performance? Sure we have places like Jenja Jakarta and Colosseum Jakarta who have been playing hosts to some of the world’s biggest electronic music names, but where do you go if you want to catch a good live music performance?  We are more than certain that you frequent our directory a lot to see which venues hold the most daring and exciting musical performances. We list down 5 venues that you may want to take note, if live music is your cup of tea.


One of the city’s oldest pub and bar, Jaya Pub is home to a lot of indie music performance. Ever now and then, you can catch the country’s latest soundcloud stars or even aspiring artists that recently released their first single, but Jaya Pub has always been the home for enthusiastic music lovers, albeit their overly-priced steak, the music is always good at this pub, and it has been going strong for more than fourty-six years now.

Jl. MH Thamrin No. 12, Jakarta 10250


Mondo By The Rooftop

Perhaps for those who are expecting a more high-end hangout spot should avoid the place. Located in Fatmawati, Mondo by the rooftop occupies the rooftop section of an old defunct ruko. Adorned with decorations from Indonesia’s vintage past, Mondo By The Rooftop offers brilliant musical selection every Wednesday, as some of the country’s quirkiest jocks are taking over the deck for your entertainment pleasure. Do check back on their programs every now and then, we guarantee that they offer something unique every now and then.

Jl. RS Fatmawati No. 6 Blok C74, Jakarta 12430

Foodism Gourmet Dining & Lounge

Located in the heart of Kemang, Foodism is actually a feel-good restaurant that offers international comfort food from the masterful hands of its chefs, but apart from that, the venue is also known for its i its nightlife activity on the third floor of its building, Foodism offers a live music experience and also equipped with a DJ booth as well. They regularly play top 40’s music here, but if you’re lucky, you can catch their monthly programme where they invite indie music top-heads like Kelompok Penerbang Roket and many others. Oh and they also hold a regular Beatles Tribute Night.

Jl. Taman Kemang No. 14, Jakarta


De Hooi

Coveted as South-Jakarta’s most beloved pub, this friendly neighbourhood joint stands proud in the Pondok Indah area ever since its inception many years back. Although offering some of the best cuisine from barbeque to steaks, De Hooi is famous for its well-stocked bar and the second-floor pool area where the young and restless would gather on weekends to spend their time. Although no mainstream band is known to have play here, but their home band is not one to be underestimated, expect anything from the solo guitar licks of Stairway To Heaven to 90’s alternative hits like Oasis’ Roll With It being churned out of the speakers.

Jl. Metro Duta Raya Blok B4 No. 31, Plaza 2, Pondok Indah.

Motion Blue Jakarta

For those of you jazz fans, it is best to take note of Motion Blue at Fairmont Jakarta. Offering only the finest experience in music and culinary adventure, Motion Blue is a live music venue that screams class and luxury. And no, we’re not talking about the price here, sure if you have an acquired taste you don’t mind gulping out some rupiahs  for the best live music experience in town? Then this is the place you won’t want to miss.

Fairmont Jakarta, 3rd Floor. Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8 , Jakarta (+62-21 2903 9189)


Text : gs

Feature Image courtesy of : Fairmont Jakarta

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