Jakarta has always been a magnet for die-hard party enthusiasts the world over. Whether you are looking for just a weekend of unending fun or a more extended holiday of one party after another, the city of Jakarta will not disappoint.
One of the best clubs for expats in Jakarta is the one in Plaza Senayan, called X2. Two of the best rooftop bars are Cloud Lounge and SKYE. Lucy in the Sky is another club that is very popular among partying expats in Jakarta. The Plaza Indonesia is an entire zone that is solely dedicated to nightclubs and bars. You can get everything from beers to imported alcohol here, but expect to pay through your nose here as this is the playground of the rich and famous in Jakarta.
Stadium in West Jakarta used to be one of the most famous and the biggest names in the nightclub scene, with world-class DJs, great music, and a fantastic crowd that can get your adrenalin racing. Unfortunately, this has been closed down permanently by the government.
The SCBD or Sudirman Central Business District, is one of the latest and most happening party spots in Jakarta this year. This area is home to Empirica, Fable, Alibi, Exodus, and Potato Head Garage.
The club Immigrant is an extremely popular place for crowds across all age groups. One of the latest clubs is 1001 Colosseum which has great music with lighting and an enthusiastic crowd of people.
Clubs in Jakarta close by 3 a.m., but in the South of Jakarta, closing time is unofficially 5 a.m., while in Kota they stay open up to 9 a.m. If you want to party non-stop even after the official closing time, you could rent out a karaoke room all for yourself at prices that won’t burn your pocket either.
The Nightclub Blowfish attracts world-famous DJs such as Fat Boy Slim and Dirty South and is the place to go to if music is your primary attraction in the clubbing scene.
The clubbing scene in Jakarta can be split into various categories according to the areas they are in. There are the South Jakarta, Central Jakarta, and West Jakarta areas, each with their own kind of clubs with different features that are unique and specific to them.
South Jakarta has Senayan, Kemang, and Blok M, which each caters to a different crowd and different budgets. Senayan is a sports complex where you will find Dragonfly, Blowfish, and X2 nightclubs, each iconic in their own ways. Kemang has a lot of expats and very good F&B choices here. Blok M is where the red light district in Jakarta is based in.
Central Jakarta has nightclubs in various shopping malls such as Grand Indonesia and Plaza Indonesia as well as those in 4 and 5 star hotels.
West Jakarta had only the Stadium, which unfortunately has been closed now by the government. This is the seedier part of Jakarta.
Knowing where to go and planning beforehand can ensure a more fun and enjoyable party experience in Jakarta for you.