A lot of things are relatively cheap in Jakarta (compared to other countries, at least) but booze is definitely not one of them. You might be okay if you stick to cheap and cheerful local beers like Bintang, but a long night of drinking wine or cocktails can add up to one painful bill come closing time. But a new trend in Jakarta’s F&B scene is the answer for serious drinkers. Once confined to the the fancy Sunday brunches at top hotels, free-flow deals have become increasingly popular at all sorts of restaurants and bars and you can find good ones every night of the week.
We’ve listed all the free-flow promos we could find and confirm as of the time of writing, but please call the venues ahead of time to make sure their deal is still on so you aren’t disappointed! And, of course, please drink responsibly!
For more recommendations on the best places to drink, be sure to check out our comprehensive list of The Best Bars in Jakarta. Selamat minum!
Khung (Every day!)
This upmarket Asian restaurant in Plaza Indonesia has an intriguing menu as well as one great free-flow wine deal: IDR300,000++ every day from 6pm to 9pm.
Plaza Indonesia, Level I West Lobby, Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Menteng, Central Jakarta. (021) 29921958. Website
Crazy Uncle (Wed & Fri)
This Italian restaurant in Senopati specializing in Sardinian cuisine has a crazy deal on Wednesday and Fridays — IDR 280,000++ for free-flow wine as well as bar bites.
Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No.33, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. 021 7206370. Facebook.
Proof (Mons, Weds, Thurs)
This swish whisky bar hidden inside Senayan National Golf Club has three free-flow promos every week: free-flow beer on Mondays for IDR200,000++ after 7pm, free-flow gin and tonics for IDR275,000k++ on Wednesdays from 6pm to 10pm and free-flow wine on Thursdays from 6pm to 10pm.
Senayan National Golf Club, Jl. Asia Afrika Pintu IX. Instagram
LOLA – Espíritu Y Libación (Tues & Weds)
This seductive speakeasy bar in Senopati offers free-flow on select cocktails every Tuesday from 8pm until 11pm as well as free-flow gin and tonics from 8pm until 11pm every Wednesday.
Jl. Gunawarman No. 21, Senopati, South Jakarta. (021) 27513500. Website
Gia (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
This elegant Italian restaurant in Sampoerna Strategic Square can get raucous late in the week thanks to their numerous free-flow deals. On Thirsty Thursdays you can get free-flow wine for IDR289,000++ from 5pm. On Fridays they have an unlimited pizza and martini deal for IDR359,000++ from 5pm and for their Saturday’s Gin & Phonics promo you can get free-flow gin and tonic for IDR279,000++.
Sampoerna Strategic Square, Kav 45-46, Jalan Jend. Sudirman. (021) 57953300. Website
Gioi (Mon, Weds, Thurs, Sun)
This farm-to-table restaurant in Senopati has excellent pan-Asian food and plenty of drink promos to keep you well hydrated while you eat. On Mondays you can get two hours of free-flow beer for Rp 150k starting from 5pm, on Wednesdays or Sundays you can enjoy free-flow wine for IDR250,000 or sangria for IDR300,000 for two hours, and on Thursdays you can get two hours of free-flow gin for IDR250,000 from 6pm.
Jalan Senopati Raya No.88, South Jakarta. (021) 7211468. Website
Publik Markette (Tues & Thurs)
This fresh food focused restaurant in Grand Indonesia offers free-flow wine on Tuesdays for IDR225,000++ only and free-flow cocktails for the same price starting on Thursdays. Promos start at 5pm.
Grand Indonesia, East Mall. (021) 23581281. Website
Kila Kila (Thu, Fri, Sun)
This hip and stylish Indonesian restaurant in SCBD offers plenty of free-flow deals throughout the week. On Thursdays and Sundays you can get free-flow beer IDR150,000++ all day; on Fridays get all you can drink wine for IDR269,000++ after 5pm.
Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav 52-53,, Gedung Lot 4, 7th Floor, SCBD, South Jakarta. (021) 51401484. Website
Up in Smoke (Thurs, Sat)
Not only can you find artisanal barbecue at this Mega Kuningan eatery, on Tipsy Thursdays you can get free-flow on a wide variety of house wine, spirits and beer for IDR299,000 from 7:30pm to 10.30pm.
RDTX Tower, Lobby Level, Jl. Prof. DR. Satrio KAV E-4, No. 6 Mega Kuningan. +62 2157992371. Website
Know of a free-flow deal we don’t have on this list? Let us know in the comments here or email firstname.lastname@example.org