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.
1. B.A.T.S. at Shangri-la Hotel $$$
With a relaxed atmosphere and lively international band playing every night from Monday to Saturday, B.A.T.S is considered as one of Jakarta’s most popular bar, especially among expatriates. Stepping into this bar and restaurant feels like going into a New York underground bar in the heart of Jakarta, with its exposed brick and wood paneling design. For grubs, go for their oversized portions of linguini, Caesar salads, pizzas and steaks.
2. Tiga Puluh at Le Meridien Hotel Jakarta $$$
Tiga Puluh’s house band, Cool Siva and Miracle, plays crowd’s favorites from rock, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, top 40, and while their resident DJ plays funky beats to keep the vibe going.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 6:00 PM – 3:00 AM;
Happy Hours: Monday – Saturday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (50% off all beverages by the glass)
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 18 – 20, Jakarta 10220
Phone: +6221-251 3131
3. Negev Gastronomy & Art $$
This truly artistic venue is home to one of the best live act in Jakarta, every Friday enjoy the soulfully rich sounds of Kgomotso Xolisa Mamaila takes you to another place with her silky jazz rhythms.
City Plaza Building Ground Floor no.42, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta
Phone: (021) 52971333
4. FLOW Bar & Restaurant, Jakarta
FLOW Jakarta has live music every single day of the week! From Reggae and Latin on Mondays, Country and Classic Rock on tuesdays, Top 40, RnB HipHop on Wednesdays, Throwback Top 40 tunes on Thursday, to Motown and Funk.
FLOW Bar & Lounge
Podium Level 2, Menara BTPN
Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav. 5.5-5.6
5. Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta $$
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
6. 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