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Jakarta Nightlife: Top 10 Nightclubs (Updated 2019)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Note: I updated this review of Jakarta's best nightclubs on September 13th, 2019. I added Boca Rica, The Pallas, Swillhouse, Hotel Monopoli and removed X2, Immigrant, Empirica (all closed). The following is a ranking of the most happening nightclubs in Jakarta. If you are a newcomer to the city, I recommend you to go to the Fairgrounds complex first. There, you will find 3 venues that are listed below: Fable, The Pallas, and Swillhouse. This is an exciting and trendy party area where you will find plenty of other popular bars as well (BeerHall, Cork&Screw, Lucy in the Sky, The Dutch, Hard Rock Café, The Fools, etc). If you think I forgot to mention a venue, please let me a comment at the end of the article. Tips About Clubbing in Jakarta: Here are a few things you should know before heading for a night out: - All the nightclubs in Jakarta are expensive . Expect to pay IDR150,000 for a cocktail and up to IDR300,000 for the entrance fee (or FDC - First Drink Cha

Jakarta Nightlife 2019: Best Bars, Clubs, Spas and Hotels

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
This Jakarta nightlife review is an update this  article and it should cover any questions you may have about partying in Jakarta in 2019. If you are a first-time visitor, you might also be interested in my  Jakarta Travel Guide . Note : I last updated this review on September 13th, 2019. Nightlife Areas There are so many nightlife areas in Jakarta that it can be confusing even for residents.

Dubai Nightlife: Best Bars and Nightclubs (2019)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Dubai nightlife is the best I've tried so far in the Persian/Arab Gulf region. Compared to that of Doha , Abu Dhabi , or Muscat , it is less conservative and far more foreigner-friendly. Even though drinking alcohol is restricted, you can find nearly a hundred bars and nightclubs, some of which are busy even on weekdays. There is a huge diversity of venues: Jazz lounges, rooftop bars, expat pubs, open-air nightclubs, beach cafés, speakeasies, etc. There is even a brand-new warehouse with Berlin-style techno parties once a month. However, not everything is perfect. The major problem with Dubai nightlife is that to enter most nightclubs, single men are required to book a table. Often, this means you will need to spend over US$500 just for one place. I will talk more about this in the following nightlife review. If you still have questions after reading it, please leave me a comment at the end of the article!

Boca Rica Tapas Bar & Lounge (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Boca Rica is an upper-class restaurant/bar/club located on the ground floor of the  Crowne Plaza Hotel , which is inside Mangkuluhur City. The latter is a high-end mixed-use complex belonging to Tommy Soeharto and named after his son, Darma Mangkuluhur Hutomo (who happens to be the owner of Boca Rica). Since its opening at the end of 2018, it has become one of the hotspots of Jakarta nightlife. Its crowd is a mix between that of Léon (high-class, socialites, celebrities) and that of Basque (expats, travelers, businessmen). Because the entrance is free on most nights, it has also attracted a younger crowd who can't afford more established clubs like Dragonfly or Blowfish. I haven't tried the restaurant, so I won't comment on that. I just know that it serves a Spanish-inspired menu with around 20 types of Tapas (costing between IDR 75,000 and IDR 250,000 each). They also have the usual burgers, grilled chicken, steaks and fish. Drinks are pricey, like everyw

Muscat Nightlife (Oman) - Best Bars and Nightclubs (2019)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
You shouldn't expect much from Muscat nightlife. There are very few bars, even fewer nightclubs, and you won't find a party atmosphere like in Dubai . That said, if you are living in the city, or if you are visiting for a few days, you can always find some decent venues to have fun, to meet people, and to drink alcohol. Just scroll down to learn more about the best party spots in the capital of Oman.

Abu Dhabi Nightlife: Best Bars and Clubs (2019)

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With 1,8M inhabitants, Abu Dhabi is the second-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Dubai . Even though the country is officially Islamic, it has a decent nightlife that caters mostly to expats, tourists, and businessmen. There are around 10 lively bars and nightclubs, almost all of which are located in 4- or 5-star hotels. You can find a crowded event most days of the week, except during Ramadan when everything is closed. That said, not everything is perfect. The main problem is that very few women go clubbing in Abu Dhabi, so it is not rare to have a bar full of guys (minus the prostitutes). To avoid that, select your venues carefully and keep an eye out for ladies nights. Another issue is that prices are generally quite high. A cocktail in a high-end bar will easily reach US$20, and a beer US$10. To order bottle service, be ready to spend at least US$500 for one bottle. It is a good idea to check for happy hours, usually from 5PM to 8PM. If you want
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