With its many restaurants, cafes, bars, and boutiques, Kemang has long been the most popular among expats and has turned into one of the busiest areas in Jakarta, especially at night. On weekends, Kemang turns into a gathering place for the young and executives of Jakarta from various circles to hangout.
With the bars & restaurants sometimes close together, this is the area where you can go bar hopping with no need to change you car parking. Park your car or hop off a taxi in one place and you can go walk from bar to another in the Kemang street.
Here are our recommendation on where to dine and drinks or party in Kemang!
BEST FOR HANGOUT & HAPPY HOURS BARS
1. Eastern Promise $$
Like its sister venues de Hooi and Cazbar, Eastern Promise is a laid back, sports-cum-pool bar. They also have a large beer garden at the back which often feature live music. The generous drink offers make it one of the most popular expat bars in town. Look out for the Sunday lunch deals.
Jl. Kemang Raya No.5 Ph.+62 21 7179 0151
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am until late
2. FEZ by Aphrodite $$
Good menu, and if that’s not enough, another wide range of good food can be ordered from the Indian restaurant upstairs. Abundant flat screen televisions provide sports fans a great view of the game(s) broadcast regularly. Managed by the Aphrodite team.
Kinara Building, Jl. Kemang Raya, no. 78B, Kemang | Phone: 021719 2677
Fez by Aphrodite (1st Floor) is open daily: From 3pm – 2am on weekdays and 1pm – 3am on weekends.
Phone: (021) 7192677
3. Star Deli $$
The Deli population comprises of a healthy mix of local & foreign guests that enjoy the laid back atmosphere and their Live Music acts on Wednesday to Friday. Also popular for Indonesian, Tex-Mex, American, Indian and Asian comfort food. Get freshly baked breads, and fresh Chapati’s and Naan breads baked fresh from their Tandoor oven. Tasty and affordable.
4. Murphy’s Irish Pub $$
A very popular pub among expats of Jakarta, Murphy’s is the first and most authentic Irish pub and the first place in Jakarta to offer the very popular Draught Kilkenny, imported all the way from Ireland and also the Draught Guinness.
Murphy’s offer live music every night, state of the art–but not too loud– music system, and major sporting event live broadcast on their 5 large plasma screens or the giant projector screen.
Kemang Raya No.11, Kemang, Jakarta Selatan Telp: 02171791471
5. Queen’s Head $$$
A trendy restaurant that’s popular among Jakarta’s young crowd, Queens Head tries to bring British touch with an Indonesian flair. Their carefully crafted cocktail list is mirrored by Chef Blake’s delectable and original take on modern cuisine. His menu reads like a story of exotic spices blended with modern western staples, presented in a nouveau fashion.
Jalan Kemang Raya No.1, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730, Indonesia
6. Parc 19 $$
Offers good food, awesome cocktail, and spacious indoor and outdoor area. Check out their daily deals on their website and twitter account.
Jl. Taman Kemang no. 19, Kemang +62217199988/ +622171794808
Mon-Sun: 10am – 12am
7. Vin+ $$
With its extensive selection of wines and spirits, this is the place to go if you’re looking for both quality and range of option. Don’t want to wait until you get home? Vin+ has a restaurant, lounge and coffee shop too. Drop in to check out what’s in store for the day, or if you’re lucky to take part in their occasional free wine tasting.
Jl. Kemang Raya No.45, South Jakarta