Jakarta’s Best New Hangout Spots

Abraco Bistro & Bar

A view from inside of the restaurant with the bar on the side.

The restaurant’s interior

The four-month-old Abraco Bistro & Bar serves Indonesian food with a Western twist. Some of the dishes they serve include spaghetti jambal, burgers, and sate ayam. Located in the La Maison Building in Kebayoran, it’s easy to get to after work or in the weekends. Get your taste buds ready and put your dancing pants on – it’s going to be a fun night here for sure.

An array of cocktails served from the bar.

An array of cocktails served from the bar.


Baxter Smith

Baxter Smith is a restaurant, lounge, and rooftop bar that presents what it calls a “modern steam punk atmosphere.” It serves an array of dishes such as tuna tataki, slow roast duck breast, and spaghetti vongole as well as cocktails. Located in Senopati, this new establishment can accommodate up to 300 people for various events. Check out this place and experience its vibe with a drink in hand!  



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This sultry new place that opened in Menara BTPN late last year is another crowd favorite. It has live bands playing each night, including Tuesday Ladies’ Night. Before beaming with lights and blaring with trendy music, guests can order light bites from its menu that includes Western and Asian cuisine.  

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The Pallas

A restaurant, lounge, and event space, the Pallas can be found in what used to be the Potato Head Garage. Completely revamped and made into quite a stunning space, this Indonesian-style restaurant and lounge hosts both local and international DJs. There are also numerous concerts and events held here.  


Rock Paper Scissors

Owned by the same company that manages Bottega Ristorante and Wilshire, Rock Paper Scissors (or known as RPS) is a casual, modern, Western-Japanese restaurant. With an indoor and outdoor area, this Mega Kuningan-based establishment has live entertainment on Wednesdays. DJs grace the booth every Fridays and Saturdays. With cocktails created by master mixologist Nick Lim, it’s been known for giving guests an amazing time.  


Savoi Ultralounge

Senopati’s Savoi Ultralounge is only two months old and yet it has quickly become the city’s new “it” place. Its interiors were done in what it describes as “understated luxury with a contemporary atmosphere.” With a live band and a top DJ playing almost every night, the Savoi is a place you will want to spend your weekends at.

A look of the top floor of Savoi Ultralounge.

A look of the top floor of Savoi Ultralounge.

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