Bars & Nightlife

Rumors of Jakarta’s infamous Stadium reopening disproven, police sign off on renamed ‘Illigals’ club

Rumors of Jakarta’s infamous Stadium reopening disproven, police sign off on renamed ‘Illigals’ club

Over the weekend, rumors emerged on social media that Stadium — the now-shuttered Jakarta nightclub that was once infamous throughout the region as a ecstasy-fueled den of...

The Best Bars in Jakarta: Where to find the friendliest crowds, the cheapest beer and the coolest cocktails

The Best Bars in Jakarta: Where to find the friendliest crowds, the cheapest beer and the coolest cocktails

From cheap and cheerful to posh and glam, Jakarta's got all of its bar bases covered. Here's our curated collection of the Indonesian capital's best places for trendy tipplers and...

We tasted and rated all 7 specialty cocktails you can get during Cuervo Margarita Festival (Feb 12-25)

We tasted and rated all 7 specialty cocktails you can get during Cuervo Margarita Festival (Feb 12-25)

Tequila lovers in Jakarta may finally rejoice – the Margarita cocktail is finally being given the love and appreciation it deserves here. The Indonesian capital is joining in on...

Review: Is Jakarta really ready to handle Hooters?

Review: Is Jakarta really ready to handle Hooters?

The famous US "breastaurant" has opened its first outlet in the capital of the country with the largest Muslim population in the world - will it survive? And how are the wings?

5 reasons that Bangkok’s Transmission will rock your senses like no other electronic dance music festival

5 reasons that Bangkok’s Transmission will rock your senses like no other electronic dance music festival

[Coconuts Jakarta x Create Intelligence] Transmission, the visually stunning electronic music festival, is coming to one city in Asia - Bangkok. Here's why you need to travel to...

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Long Weekend (Dec 9-12)

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Long Weekend (Dec 9-12)

What are you doing this weekend?

Coconuts Singapore’s absolutely utterly definitive guide to Neon Lights 2016

Coconuts Singapore’s absolutely utterly definitive guide to Neon Lights 2016

Hey there all you fluorescent adolescents! Wanna get totally lit at Neon Lights for free? We’ve got several festival tickets up for grabs, brotendos. Check out how you can...

Our Picks For Jakarta’s Best Halloween Parties 2016

Our Picks For Jakarta’s Best Halloween Parties 2016

What are you doing for Halloween?

Jakarta favorites Loewy and Union make it onto the list of “Asia’s 50 Best Bars”

Jakarta favorites Loewy and Union make it onto the list of “Asia’s 50 Best Bars”

The alcohol experts have spoken.


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Coconuts Jakarta Bars & Nightlife

Some people would say that Jakarta’s nightlife is the city’s best kept secret. For the capital of the most-populous Muslim majority country in the world, Jakarta’s nightlife can be surprisingly wild. At one end of the spectrum there are increasingly sophisticated nightclubs and bars featuring international DJs and mixologists. At the other end of the spectrum there are shady, semi-underground clubs that offer all sorts of illicit pleasures late into the night and, in some cases, past the break of dawn. Much of Jakarta’s upscale nightlife these days is centered around SCBD (the Sudirman Central Business District) Senopati, Senayan and Mega Kuningan. Posh new clubs and cocktail-centric restaurant/bars are opening in those areas all the time. Among those that have stood the test of time are X2, Lucy in the Sky, Fable and Emporium, all regularly packed on the weekends with the capital’s see-and-be-seen crowd. Nightclubs like Dragonfly, Blowfish and Colosseum up north and Jenja to the south regularly bring in top international DJs to spin the decks for discerning Jakarta EDM fans. A plethora of rooftop bars are a relatively recent addition to the nightlife scene, with Skye and Cloud Lounge being among the most impressive, with settings atop massive skyscrapers offering views unlike anywhere else in Jakarta. The dark side of Jakarta’s nightlife scene is slowly getting cleaned up, with the closures of the infamous Stadium and more recently Milles a sign that the government is getting serious about putting an end to such shady establishments. But for those willing to risk it, there are still venues out there where you can party all night long and walk out of the club to face the harsh light of day.