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. Paulaner Brauhaus $$$
The only microbrewery restaurant in the country, Paulaner Bräuhaus Jakarta is a 400-seat establishment that serves traditional Bavarian food and its famed German beer, which is made only with authentic imported ingredients. The Bräuhaus offers a lounge with city views, and nightly live music performances.
East Mall Grand Indonesia Lantai 2, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1, Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10310
Phone: (021) 23583871
Hours: Open daily 11:30 am – 1:00 am
2. B.A.T.S. at Shangri-la Hotel $$$
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
3. CJ’S at Hotel Mulia $$$
There’s always a good band playing top 40 songs with a DJ filling in during the breaks. CJ’s offers the glam of nightlife and the crowd is mostly Asian foreigners. Despite the occasional sight of working girls around, this bar has a lively crowd all week round.
Hotel Mulia, Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan, South Jakarta
Phone: +6221 – 5747777 – www.hotelmulia.com
Sun, Mon-Thu: 5pm-2am
4. FLOW Bar & Restaurant, Jakarta $$$
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. Cascade Lounge $$$
Sink into one of Cascade Lounge’s luxurious over-sized armchairs or plush sofas, and chill out with a live band performance, featuring classical music mini orchestra and top 40’s songs from the Cascade Lounge resident band.
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan, DKI Jakarta 10270, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 5747777