An all-time favourite of Jakarta's nightlife, BATS is the bar of the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta. It is the equivalent of BRIX in Grand Hyatt in Singapore

It is very, very popular among expatriates, especially those who are already married. Easy to know why, considering the number of pretty, sexy girls. But the place isn't just about finding a partner. You can have a lot of fun partying there, because you will easily meet people in a relaxed atmostsphere.

BATS has a live band, imported from Quebec the more often and playing Top 40 songs. A bit annoying because it's hard to talk and hard to find a place to seat though, but at least you will be pushed in the crowd and on the dancefloor. The entrance fee is quite expensive, around Rp. 100,000, but they will serve you a very large beer. Good to go on Sunday or Monday because it is one of the few places still crowded. Very tasty steaks at the restaurant.

I shot a video of the live band:
Update 2016:
There is now a sports bar upstairs from B.A.T.S. More information: Sports Bar @ B.A.T.S.

Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday: 5pm to 3am
Dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm (last order 10pm)
Happy hour from 5pm to 10pm

B.A.T.S. Jakarta
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta (Level 1)
Kota BNI
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 1

Phone: +62 21 293 99 562
Official website here: BATS Jakarta

More photos taken in BATS (sent by reader):



238 comments to '' BATS (Hotel Shangri-La) "

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  1. Thanks for all the useful infos! Great job! Keep it real! Jane

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  2. I was there last week. Took me 20 minutes to get served by the waiter that spent more time chatting up girls than serving. Didn't want to go to the bar to get my own beer otherwise I'd lose my seat!

    Service was very slow all night. Band was average (Top Gun band probably better). Some nice working girls but a lot more expensive (i.e. double) than Blok M.

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    1. If you don't have money why do you go? Maybe you are a old old man

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  3. It can be hell if you go to BATS to early in the night... My advice is to go there after 1AM, you will still have fun and there are always some girls left (and they are smashed, ready to sleep with anybody!).

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  4. There's a reason this place is by far the most popular bar for expats. The atmosphere is amazing, girls are beautiful (and not all hookers), the band is easily the best covers band in Jakarta (although changes every 3-6 months), the bar is set out well. Beats CJs hands down.

    Only downside is it's sometimes so crowded you can barely find standing room. Good to go on Mon/Tue/Wed for this reason.

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  5. A friend of mine said... "now I know what BATS stands for.... It's Brothel And Thai Services"

    I honestly didn't see any white collar girls there... heck, there's no collar there!!

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  6. catinThe last time i was there the girls scrumed me down, it reminded me in a rugby pack. Just before closing time you can pick the cutest chick for half the price.
    Good luck guys.

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  7. Was there last night. Packed, but at USD11 for a beer, I didn't stay too long. Even New York is cheaper. Nice looking girls inside, but elderly expense account expats get the pick of them. Decided to go to Blok M instead.

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  8. BATS used to have a great ladies night but they already stopped unfortunately... The good point for party in Bats: Lots of women, entertaining band, always full. BUT way too expensive and no chance to meet a decent girl.

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  10. To the clown that said go after 1am, sure there are some girls left but the ugly ones that the foreigners didnt want.

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  11. the greatest disco in town ....you got to come there and see you self .....lots of girls...and great staff and food

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  12. sucks place ever...

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  13. Great place , friendly staff. 100% sure you will get the girl you want....enjoy.

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  14. This happens to my first week in Jakarta. The mention of hot girls and friendly people sure is tempting me to go and figure out this place, more so as it is really close to my hotel.

    Can someone be kind enough and help me out with the following:

    1. Differentiate between hookers and normal girls? Can we get lucky with regular girls? How much would the hookers end up charging? Is it safe to get them back to your own hotel?

    2. What is the best time to visit this place?

    3. The recent feedback of this place doesnt seem very appealing. Can the moderator validate this?

    4. What would be the best to visit in and around Kuningan for a remarkable night life experience with a happy ending?

    I really look forward to some of your replies.

    Cheers

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  15. Here are my answers:
    1) In Bats, I would not advise you to look for a relationship with any of the girls there, even if they look nice and innocent. The girls in Bats are prostitutes, but they may sleep with you for free if they know you are an expat living in Jakarta in order to make you their (one of) their boyfriend(s). Don't know how much they charge, probably between Rp500,000 and Rp1M. It is safe to bring them to the hotel, but you'll have to do the "walk of shame" = having everyone look at you with a wh*re-looking girl.

    2. The best time for me is very late, after 1.30am because most girls want to go home at that time, so it is more easy. The problem is that the more pretty may be gone already. Any day of the week is fine in BATS;

    3. I was in BATS last Monday, it hasn't changed, still fun

    4. Happy ending do you mean massage? If so, try Fortune Spa. If you just mean meeting a girl, I would say go to Red Square but on weekend nights. It is 10 min from Kuningan. Aphrodite not bad either..

    Cheers!

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  16. That is indeed very kind of you Mr M.

    Could you possibly suggest a good place to go around Kuningan? I am going to be in Jakarta and I need to find a girlfriend!

    I dont want to be sounding desperate, but just cautious. It is no good to end up with a whore after all!

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  17. My advice would be: Don't look for a girlfriend in the bars and clubs of Jakarta...

    But unfortunately it may be hard to meet girls somewhere else.. Don't think about bringing a girl home the same night. Go to classy places (near Kuningan: Immigrant, Bibliotheque, Domain, Blowfish, Dragonfly or a bt further go to Kemang: Triple 9, Barcode) and try to get a phone number only. If you can't, make friend with a group of Indonesians, and soon they'll start introducing you..

    Anyway, don't rush or you'll end up with a wh*re

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  18. Dont find a nice girl to be ur gf in bar , pub or night life.. coz most of them just want to take advantage from u...

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  19. The girls here are as pathetic as the idiots(expats) who are trying to fall in love with them.
    These girls don't have class -it's a known(c'mon, aren't they whores); but it's a pity that these guys would end up with them while their wives/gfs are banging some well hung guy back home...somewhere in Europe maybe.

    My girlfriend (a hot and endowed Japanese) used to say that if you are going to cheat, at least make sure that "she" is hotter than me. I listen to her.

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  20. I am a 50 yo expat woman from Europe. I love this place. Easy to score and it is safe! Plenty of good guys here.

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  21. Still a good place if you like live music and joking around with people you've never met before. Pricey though as a daily hangout ;-)

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  22. After a long pathetic weekdays, I went there last weekend and bit of upset because apparently even I was well dressed, most expats there assume that all girls are "you can took me anywhere by 1M" will back to my regular for next time

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  23. Sorry you had a bad time, dReameiy. It's a pity these places don't all just have a sign on the door telling everyone if it's an "all ayam" / "no ayam" / "mixed" place, so everyone would know how to behave. Men should be respectful to all women, of course, even if they are ayam, but if you're specifically looking to meet prostitutes I imagine the lines defining "respectful" may be in a slightly different place.

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  24. Thanks for the reviews. US guy staying at Shangri-la at end of month for three nights and really looking forward to checking out the scene at BATS. Love to people watch.

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  25. i will be visit there next week.. can i expect to meet local milf (not fb) at there??

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  26. I was here a Wednesday night. Just great! Not to crowded. Great bottle service and the most fantastic spread of girls I have ever seen anywhere in recent years. This is a fantastic place - words cannot adequately express BATS; it must be experienced. One of the most beatiful and exotic girl imaginable came with me to my room - at The Shangri-La...two people; one love! :-)
    And as a side comment: No, she did not want any money.

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  27. When to BATS hooked up with some girls and later we moved on to Red Square both club are amazing.

    Lucky guy, she didn't ask for money ?... you had probably provided her a lot of drinks :)

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  28. BATS is brilliant as long as you know what you're walking into. I had a great time, I was with a friend so I had no intentions of 'hooking a hooker' but the girls were pretty and looked quite fun.

    To me it was like a tv show, watching 40yr+ guys having a tonne of fun dancing with 18-25yr old girls. To me it didn't seem seedy at all, Blok M on the other hand is seedy beyond belief, though I hear they are the same girls...

    Only real downside to this place is the prices, more expensive than London and New York for sure. Stick to beer and you won't end up with a MASSIVE bill...

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  29. live music in bats is awesome..but too many prost there and not feel comfortable with the atmosphere.90% gals selling their body..not right place for normal gals.

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  30. Ok some of the guys commenting on here simply don't have any respect for women at all regardless of whether they are whores or not they are still women and the nicer you are the better it is when you hook up i'm in jakarta on a regular basis for work and Bats is great the music is good the people you get in there are friendly and the girls are simply Gorgeous, i'm getting married in march in Jakarta to my secertary but thats another story but we go to BATS all the time and it's a great atmosphere, prior to hooking up with my girl i had amazing sucess in BATS and only paid for the privlige twice and to be honest those two times the girls were so sexy and hot i didn't mind the other times the girls didn't even ask for money because i treated them with respect, and because they were so nice i took them shopping at Block M and bought them some clothes and shoes that cost nothing there and ended up making some great friends which still are friends now when i go back in there so my advise is yes we know they are prostitues don't treat them like one and you will make a good friend that won't try to rip you off it's all about respect gents stop being redneck bogans and you will get yah knob polished for free i gaurentee

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  31. Yes kevtheledge is the Savior of BATS girls.........

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  32. Once I tried to enter the BATS but I wore sandals so they did not allow me to go in. After 5 minutes of negociations, they let me enter... since my friend lends me his socks (hopefully, they were quite clean). The party inside was not really interesting, as usual.

    SZ

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  34. Bats is too good and the band is wonderful with all of them are live and your body automatically starts dancing once tey are on.

    Old ladies are their but good sexy ladis too are their.

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  35. i feel thaat the enterance fee at the BATS should be relaxed.
    you can get many clientel. IT is heard that the ladies who come are not charged for the enteraqnce which is not a good thing. Every body should have a common rule.

    every body should be charged equally. we agree if you are staying in the holtel then they csn have a waiver in the enterance. Request management to look in to this.

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  36. Many ladies bar at BATS who more aggresive when they looking at foreign men... they trick, tried to stand up beside u, some of them w/friends, then tried to talk with you with messy english, wishes you will buy her some beers and if he interested they will grab you till you bring her up to the room.... Ask money?? off course yes... that's why they came there every night or specially on friday night. Full ladies. Had experienced more when i and my hubby went there...

    Hotel management should be more selective for those as we wanna come and enjoy without any bothering from ladies bar....

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  37. I am Indonesian, a professional who work and living in London currently. When I lived in Jakarta now and then my friend and I used to go to BATS. Even now, we always went there when I am back to Jakarta for old time sake. We went there to have listen music, dance and have fun with friends. We didn’t try to hook or pick up any man. We all a professional, have a good day job and higher education. All I want to say is don’t make generalization, not all girls there like what you said. I think no matter which part of the world you go, all what you have to do is just open your eyes and your head to know which one is which one.

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  38. Who'S the live band ? Until When they will stay at Bats ??

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  39. I am an indonesian , happily maried for 13 years...live in San Fransisco ....I love going to bats ...have been gone there since that place first open ...love it still love it ...every time I am in town I always go there....not all the girls at BATS is hookers....my friends and I used to go there from work....my husband always know that if I am in Jakarta I will always go to bats....my Indonesian family is very conservative but they know I like going to bats....please be more gentle with the comment....great place to party...cheers...

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  40. hello everyone,

    is it allowed and normal to take a babe or two from BATS to your room at the shangri la, or is it awkward ?

    omar

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  41. I love this Club Most...i juz came back from Jakarta..check it out my Facebook Issac Iskandaria.All my Jakarta pic in there.

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  42. Some of my friends go to Bats quite a lot lately. They used to go to Red Square but since they are pushing 40 now and because Red Square becomes more and more....ahem..... professional they swapped the place for Bats.

    Bats does not feel as cramped as Red Square and is not as dark, the dance floor is bigger and there is a more festive mood in Bats then in Red Square.
    Red Square is all about scoring a girl and the atmosphere can feel a bit tense (at least for them) Bats is more relaxed in that sense. For guys who are getting older can start feeling a bit out of place in Red Square because most of the expats and tourists are between 25 and 35, and the (nice) girls in Red Square tend to prefer these guys.
    Those are some reasons why Bats can be a better choice for (older) bule guys but fact is that most girls in Bats look for money, in Red Square that percentage might be below 50% still, in Bats it is surely above 50% which does not mean that all the girls in Bats are looking for money.
    My friends (one is over 55 actually) often pull a girl from Bats lately and many of the girls they took were just office girls who were not on the lookout for money. Even the 55 year old Kiwi guy got one 21 year old girl who did not need his money, lucky bastard

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  43. Well about 2 months ago stayed at the Shangri-La and went to Bats for a drink with friends. Aftter they left chatted with a nice gal and she stayed for the night. She made up a story about work and going to the office from the hotel and I just nodded to that. I knew the game and when she asked me for "taxi money" I said sure. What flored me was that she asked for 2 Million Rupiah. I thought I still had water in my ears from showering :). She was dead serious and I told her flat out that it is not going to happen. Gave her 1 Million just to get her out. So beware and set expectations before or that possible freebie could become costly.

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  44. I never get much game in any nightclub but the rare occasions i get the chance to hook up with a girl i will always tell her she can't expect any money. It's not about the money (like the song) but it is about some kind of weird feeling that i cannot have sex with a girl who does not like me.

    Mostly after i tell them this they run away faster than i can say Boe but when the girl stays i know at least there won't be money involved the next day.

    It's actually not about being a cheap ass (which in fact i am) but i just don't like the idea that somebody goes with me just for money, it really kills any feelings i have.

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  45. There are several reasons who make the girls wants or likes expats(caucasian male) some girls say expats more romantic than local men, looking attractive, open-minded, and besides that some of girls wants to train English and so forth. so, not only because of the money when the girls trying to approach expats. I am one who likes expats. Don't assume all the girls in BATS is a wh**e!!

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  46. Bats nice for live music. But very pity for worker girl. Coz I'm girl. I very like live music in bats. But I go just 1 time. Coz I don't want people thinking I'm worker girls to. I hate so much.

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  47. is bats open on july 19th ? and then is it open after 21st (beginning of ramadhan) ? thanks for your help

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  48. BATS is one of my regulars since almost 10 years now. I am male, mid forty and European. This is my current feeling about the place:

    - In fact there are quite some decent girls going there with friends, not looking for cash not even for a date. It's easy to tell who these are and I really enjoy chatting and dancing with them and then just call it a day. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU PARTY LADIES!
    - the pro girls may be a nuisance once in a while (if you are on your own) but I can really manage without getting out of my good mood...
    -the music used to be much better years back. The band that started July is at least better than the one in the first semester, so there is hope.
    - The deaf DJ sucks!!! Since early 2011 all he can play with is "party rock anthem" in and out and back and forth. And the volume is now deafening the audience, at least if you are on the dance floor. Damn, I seriously consider for the first time bringing ear plugs to BATS , that's ridiculous... The volume increase after 2 am when the band stops is just crazy man, stop that BS, please!
    - It's still a good bar but I feel management should be careful to keep it going into the right direction.

    So this is what I hope for from BATS:
    - Get the DJ lower the volume and instead playing some more variety of songs
    - Get only the very best bands

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  49. so any update on my question above gentlemen ?

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  50. ok gents, seems nobody knows...

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  51. @ James...all/most clubs will be closed during beginning and end of ramadan. Only the bars and spa IN hotels will still be open during this time

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  52. Ok Thanks for your answer. When does Ramadan starts ? Saturday 21st, right ?
    Means BATS will be open on 19th, no ?

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  53. I went bats last night. It was ma first time and i didnt have choice since it is Ramadan.
    There was no enterance fee but beer was very expensive. It was 110,000rp for long glass draft beer. Place for bule and hard to find Asian guy .

    Girls were not so pretty but some had awesome curves.

    Not so crowded last night but it was a pretty good experience in jJakarta

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  54. I just went down there and it was fairly quiet. As I was on my own I didn't stay but may return tomorrow.

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  55. 27/7/12 (ramadhan month) ramadhan or no ramadhan this place is rocking... the chicks here makes u regret u ever got married. holy cow talk about beautiful, the place was full of them n i cldn't tell which one was hookers or just went there to get lucky. locals will start from 1.2 - 1.5 but after nego u can get 1mil unless ur lucky enuf to get a pick up gal. the place is dam xpensive so get ur self piss like hell outside where the bintag is cheap n cool of at bats if u can still get ur self there. i love this place, hell with the price so am giving it a 10/10. i want to marry 80% of the chicks there... its stag nit every nit man!

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  56. Bats has always been a great hangout place, especially now that it is run by a Singapore Indian manager (hi paul, one V12 on you) who used to serve in Brix.
    This is not a place you come for girls. Working girls appear in all 5 stars hotel as they offer convenience like a lobby drug store for hotel guest who are unfamiliar with Jakarta or lazy to travel for their needs. So i can assure you, you are paying 5 times more than the local price at very much compromised quality. Up to now, i am still suspicious that my neighborhood maids sneaked out of the house at night to come here.
    Bats is great during happy hours 5pm - 8.30pm. It is the coziest pub in town at this hour with soft live music that creates an atmosphere great for chit-chat, catching up and making new friends with fellow expats and local executives. The fresh cold beers will keep you quenched and make you more and more talkative.
    But it's time to hit the exit at about 10.30pm when the working girls start "clocking-in" and the louder live band starts if you don't like it too rowdy.

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  57. I come once,, most of the guy are foreigners,, professionals,,try to get off the stresses,, nice music for those who taste (including me)..
    But one thing i didn't like,,the girls seems mostly (it's mean NOT AT ALL ) are prostituts n sorry to say most of them are ugly n old ones,,i know that's relatives to people's taste actually..
    But if i try to compare about the girls in ImMigrant,,immigrant much more better,, atleast their performance,, more high class,,n maybe the chicks are more expensive..
    But yes,,pls dont generalize about the girls in the club,,
    Some people like me n maybe all of u?? Go there to find a relax n happy atmosphere,,find a new friends,, forgetting problems for a while,.
    Of course u dont want people says everyone who come there are wh*res.. Do u????

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  58. Anyone would come n meet in Bats tonite??

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    1. Im there 2nd of dec and you

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  59. coming there 2moro..any girls like to meet up..reply here...max

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  60. Am coming next week On 5th Nov, after almost 5 years never back JKT. ,, But on Monday Gezzzz ... think is quite in BATS ... Anyone ???
    Ps. am girl/woman whatever :P

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  61. So are u coming on 5th nov?let me know,here's my email angelalfons97@yahoo.com.

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  62. Hey angelafrons97 am going on 8th and 9th join me?

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  63. hey angelafrons97 im in jakarta sunday the 2nd of december like to join me

    greets martin from holland

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  64. Will this place be busy on NYE and where else is good to go on NYE in Jakarta as I am arriving on this day and will be staying at the Shangri La.

    Thanks

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  65. nice.. good info. i think i have to go to bats this week (dec,15). would anyone accompany me? :)

    Puspita

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  66. Hi Puspita, I can accompany you...what do you say?

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  67. hi anonymous after me! sorry for the late reply. i was busy so i didnt go to the bats and couldnt see this message from you. may be i can go there on december 22th. anyone who wants to go to the bats together with me, just sms/call me : 081284007766.. thank you. see you in bats and have fun there!!! ;)

    Puspita

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  68. Anyone interested to meet me in Bats tonight or tomorrow night? I am a 23 yo girl. I Dont look for relationship just Great time.... 088808593856

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  69. Hi, I am 24 old male, if any girl interested to meet me in Bats I will be in jakarta on friday
    11th jan 2013,, just for having great time
    jicleader@hotmail.com or text me by what's up on 00966560961313

    Alix

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  70. I need to contact the bartender. His name is toni. May I ask forhis number, please.. Thank you..

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  71. Hi anyone wanna party at 14Feb. i'm 33/m/single. Wish to enjoy the music and rock the night... (^^) Who ever interested, can email me at wolf_cab@yahoo.com

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  72. Hey will BATS be open/busy Jan. 23 with the 24th being Milad un Nabi?

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  73. For me bats is awesome:)not all girls there are prostitute.lol.keep an eye of them,good girl like me can enter this club as well.it's good for my adrenaline;)

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    1. Hi good girl. What other nice cubs are there besides bats? Leeeta@gmail.com. Write to me. Thx

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  74. any girls want to party? 34 single male will arrive 3rd March.... please email me tbahn80@hotmail.com

    thanks tommy

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  75. hey angela fons ? try to mail you but i think its wrong mailaddress.
    are you still visiting BATS so yes you can send me an email andre120266@hotmail.com greets andre

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  76. Will arrive on the 12th of march.. Any gal wants to go bats with me. Am staying at shangrila hotel for 4 nights. .from singapore. Email me at leeeta@gmail.com. Thx.

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  77. hey good girl you still visit bats or not im in jakarta this saturday so maybe we can drink something and put some adrealine there.

    you can mail me at blowfishbeth@hotmail.com

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  78. is it gonna be fully packed on friday night ? Just thinking of going. Has been years since I was in Bats on friday and don't wanna go if too packed...

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  79. what are Monday or Tuesday evenings like these days? Any action?

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  80. Going to be in Bats somepoint between 8th and 12th April 2013. Me: m/33/professional/British Indian

    Anyone wanna meet me there? Email me:

    Ashtravelweek@hotmail.com

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  81. Well, I haven't been in BATS before and will be there in weeks, probably. Hope I could meet good friends to have fun with. Because most of people I met in clubs thought I was ayam which I'm not! Bleurgh.

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  82. rocknrolltravellerApril 10, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    what..isnt ayam a chicken...? now m confused..btw..i have just arrived in jakarta..m a traveller and m looking to visit interesting places.. BATS seems a quite expensive..or is this is the standard pricing in jakarta..its way more than many cities of the world..

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  83. Someone like to join me in bats may 28th?mail blowfishbeth@hotmail.com

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  84. I am interested to go to the bat bar...nice place for hanging out, hopefully :)


    sellinis@yahoo

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  85. does any know the band's name that played at bats and do farewell tday? they have a cute guitarist (jeff). pls inform me if you know their email address. thanks for your help guys.. cheers.lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa,the band name is cache superstar. And the guy you talked about is the bass player. His name is Jeff Monkman. He has facebook account. His engaged....

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  86. Finally ..... they changed the band .... !!!! Pheeww ..they cant even sing !

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  87. Guys be realy careful with your belongings there ... those friggin ayams are a thieves too , i lost my phone there

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  88. Came here immediately after CJs because we just could not find Red Square. It seems to be a bit better than CJs. The band is not as entertaining, but the girls were a bit more attractive than the used and worn out women in CJs. The expat crowd is also a bit younger than CJs, but still middle aged men who looked like kids in a candy shop. The girls are not that attractive except a very few. We went to Malio Club after this and it was MUCH MUCH better. Much more entertaining and the girls are 10x more attractive. Why in the world would you go anywhere else? The bar scene in Jakarta is all commercial anyway. -K

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  89. Happy traveller!
    Just wanted to say what a great forum this is! Will be staying in Jakarta for 3 days from the 12 July onwards, looking fwd to enjoying the awesome nightlife the city had to offer, I'm a single 27 yr old guy travelling alone. Anyone interested in meeting up could contact me at lobo8686@gmail.com
    Cheers !!

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  90. anyone interested in meeting me at bats? REX

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  91. Now bats change the band,and I hope u are wanna going in there havefun.whatever coz call girl ,if u lucky u can good 500 million rupiah. Start be friend, respect and they give u 50 % from price.I thinking they expensive coz they keep it healthy.I'm ever talk with working girl in there,she always medical check up.when I'm start to got service she have rule of game.when I asking didn't using condom she asking if u want show me ur paper medical check up and I'm bring it too.wow smart girl I thinking

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  92. I mean 500 hundred rupiah

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  93. is it open at ramadan time ? what are the other clubs / pick up points opens at ramadan time ?

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  94. I am an Indonesian lady. I stay at Shangri-la hotel last month at Shangrila hotel in horizon club, bit expensive but worthed. I love hotel bar, it so convenience to me,I dont have to drive or take taxi to go clubbing. I Love music and I love to dance. So I decided went to B.A.T.S, the band was just ok,the DJ was not to bad. I will be back again next time for sure... now I am in Singapore,stay at Marriott, went to the bar next door (Brix, hyatt) and now at living room marriott just want to enjoy the music and enjoy my life.....

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  95. I'm an Indonesian woman,I went to B.A.T.S a few time,I had both bad and good experience. Love the bar the staff and the music. What I hate the most was when the music stop! I met some nice guys(thanks guys,Gbu) but i also met some heartless bitch!(i'll see you again one day) enough said!

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  96. How's the new band now? Hope better than cache superstar. Only the girls like them and the guys who wanted to be with the female vocalist. I saw those male band member took the girls to their room some young,some old... hahaha...

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  97. hi.. 32/m here.. any girl is interested to join with me at BATS in coming saturday night? mail me dave_nannes@yahoo.in

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  98. Hi dave_nannes@yahoo.in , may i know where do you come from? perhaps both of us can chat on YM ? i am a javanese woman, 33 years old.

    see ya.
    sellinis

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  99. Hi Selli, Dave here... please msg at YM... see ya..

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  100. Hi dave, your yahoo address is not clear, could you repeat? thank you.

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  101. HI, I have visited BATS on last Wednesday, I entered at 11.00pm. I have been charged 1.20Rp for entrance with 1 Beer free. I have found Bar was full with lots of Asian and Europeans.
    DJ was good and tricky, but live band was little boring becz i think it was italian band so dont know what they were singing.
    Beer was costly around 90rp with tax anyway service was good. I saw most of girls busy dancing with old White faces....hahahha...I saw in front of me 3 Old Daddys were dancing with young local in a very funny style and that make me enjoying boring Band. Other than this i did not find pretty faces except customer. I can say ladies customer were more pretty than girls from the Bar, becz lots of fatties dancing in awkward style. Yet i spent 2 hours there, and return home without enjoyment.
    Overall it is a over expensive Bar with Good food/Service and DJ(not Band) without pretty faces. May not go there unless don't have other choice.

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  102. Cover charge 120k with a poor selection of ncluded beverages. Found a spot to check things out and watch the dance floor.
    inadvertantly stood near very good looking ayam.
    She was playing video games on her phone. An older bule came over and was chatting her up, but she stopped when she saw me. She tried to impress me, but i dont like the women who r 100% about maximizing their monthly monetary intake.
    A "regular" girl (with a real job), wearing a classy and interesting outfit caught my eye....she was definitely interested in me....so i started talking to her....the ayam was surprised, i am sure.
    Some bule women there, some ayams and some regular girls.
    The band was probably the one, mentioned earlier, from
    Quebec. Theybwere OK. The DJ was a lot better.
    The dance floor is small, but there were a decent number of people dancing. I am all about dancing the night away.
    Overall, BATS was ggod....to improve they could get an average Fillipino band and then have better live music than anyplace in Jakarta....iam spoiled by the Filipino bands in HKG.

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  103. hahaha.. this is awesome! please be nice with the comments guys.. they could be a prostitute and could be also same like you guys.. just looking for fun,nice drink , great dancing and awesome sex.. right? keep the fun going.. \m/ ... oh btw, there are so much cool places in jakarta where you can be more civil and chillin.. without being to drunk and think about banging indonesian women though.. , your society.. your identity... ! ;)

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  104. Hi, I will be staying at the Shang and intend to go to BATS 6th night. Would any nice woman care to join me?

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  105. Hi Jimbean , this is sellinis, Welcome to the Bats, Have a great time..

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  106. Hi Sellenis, arriving tomorrow from Europa, will you be at the BATS this saturday night.

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  107. Hi anonymous who arrived from Europe, what's your name? we can meet up at the BATS ,before going what's your email address?

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  108. Ahhhhhh... I'm new in Jkt, thxs for the info.. Shangrila just beside my apartement. Will Visit soon, hope it is Nice one. But my Friend invite me To his new club, he just bought the best lighting in Asia from ibiza. But still invitation Only Who can party here. Will open soon at Dec

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  109. @Bella: May I know what's the name of your friend club? I need some info about the new club in Jakarta. Thanks.

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  110. Going to jkt next thursday...any nice gurl interested to join me n my frens partying at cj?

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  111. wanna go there ...but uncomfortamble if they think im chicken..

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  112. I will be there next week wed-fri. mnkst99@gmail.com
    lets have fun

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    1. email me on halimunkz@gmail.com

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  113. I'm from Europe and I went there in the 17 Dec. It was funny, very nice girls (trying to win life). And in the end I had a friend for the night.
    I trully recomend for expats.

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    1. hi, when you will come again? May i accompanies you there?

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  114. I was there last week nice club, its new for me, nice band,,,i like to go there again but i dont have friend to join with,,,sad, next time ill come again for sure. Whats up me085710579069

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  115. Avoided bats for long time, went this week and now there is excellent English band playing. Band very friendly and talked to crowd in breaks

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    1. if you need friends just msg me.085 810 811 762

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  116. Decent girl like to hangout wanna join me? ;) email me at lisalove060@gmail.com

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  117. any one who like go to bats and need friends,can contact me on email halimunkz@gmail.com or 085 810 811 762, will pleasure to have fun with you.
    Fr

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  118. [31/F/M'sia] I'll be in Jakarta from 7th til 11th March 2014. How much is the cover charge at the BATS nowadays? What is the best time to visit this place & beer price range? Thanks. Email me: zaloft@gmail.com

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  119. CT! I am alone now… If you wanna go, call me at +62 896 390 73630. 35/M/Malaysia.

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  120. Australian here for a month. Great girls in Bats and cracking British Band.

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  121. anyone care to join me this Friday ?

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  122. mid 30's/Malaysian male on long term stay in JKT looking for female friends. Love live band hence I frequent BATS quite often. buzz me at emaveric@msn.com

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  123. Have not been to BATS. I'm a Singaporean man goes JKT once in a while for project. Will be back to JKT from 22-Apr for a few days. Wonder any decent female interested to have fun together! Not Ayam and not too young. Which is the best day to go? I normally return to my country on Fri. From SG guy.

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  125. Hii if you need a friend while you in jkt feel free to contact me blue_ginz@yahoo.com

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  127. I was in Jakarta during Ramadan. Everything was open. Went to Red Square...it is VERY small, and no one was there. Left for BATS and LOTS of people there. I was early enough to Red Square that they let me in for free...started charging cover at some later time.

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  128. I am going to be in BATS tonight? wants to enjoy music and have some fun. Any idea how much the girls there ask if I want to take to my room? :)

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    1. Apologies for being direct, $100 to take you home?

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  130. English guy will be in S-La two nights June 13/14. Love BATS. Any fun girls want meet up email me with photos to obiwaninhk@me.com. I understand cost of taxis :)

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  131. I've been to BATS on June 4th. I met a girl named Malikha. A very petite girl. She came with me for the night. I'm back in Europe, but I would like to contact her. Would anybody know how to reach her?

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  132. I will be in Jakarta the night of 12 July and need a female companion fo the night.

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  133. Is it closed during Ramadan?

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  134. Hi, Im an 18 year old indonesian french girl, does anyone want to meet up for some fun at BATS?

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    1. Hi, I'll be in Jakarta on Sunday 13th and it would be awesome if we could meet up there and have some fun. How's that sound?

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      i am coming to jakarta and i would like to meet you

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  135. Well then, looks like we are all meeting tomorrow at BATS. nice!
    Btw, why is it so hard to find a club just for drinking and dancing as a single male person with no further intentions .. i will try BATS tomorrow ..

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  136. i will go to bats tomorrow night monday 7/14.... 31 male from USA...087782325074

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  137. Went to bats a couple of nights ago; hadn't been there in 3 years. Good fun. Prices for "fun" have gone up a bit, but still good value. Took a slightly chubby, but very cute girl back to the room for less than 100 USD, and she even spoke greek for free!

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  138. +447503568883 I am uk male .

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    1. any one come to bats and need friends?? please feel free to contact me mochie844704@gmail.com

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  139. Hi folks,
    Thinking about going to BATS tonight for dinner, beers, hanging around.
    How is the food there? Will it not be too crowded, i.e. party atmosphere to eat there?
    What is a good time to go there anyway?
    Any other recommendations welcome.
    thank you!
    (guy from Europe in his late thirties, single)

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  140. Went there last night. Great crowd as ever. Nice mix of expats and young Indonesian women. Prices (for everything) slightly higher than what it used to be 3 years go, when I went there last, but still a bargain :)
    Bargain hunted till 2am and then went home with a plump chick in her mid thirties for well under $100. Stayed all night and provided whatever I wanted including speaking greek!

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  141. Yeah many ladies bar at BATS are so aggresive when they looking at foreign men... they trick, tried to stand up beside u, some of them w/friends, then tried to talk with you with messy english, wishes you will buy her some beers and if he interested they will grab you till you bring her up to the room...their rate were also not cheap either....better to just get high quality girls from http://jakartaescortservice.com/ , price is reasonable, girls are screened out & got regular health checkup

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  142. It looks pretty obvious that you are promoting this site. good luck finding anyone who came all the way to JKT to find Russian girls.

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  143. any one come to bats and need friends?? please feel free to contact me mochie844704@gmail.com

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    1. Hello what brings you and what company you are looking for we are two guys but we like to August can save time

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  144. Was there 2 months ago in August. Excellent band from the U.S. but one of their female singers wasn't up to par with the rest of the group. She looked Hispanic and was probably a sub that night. Otherwise amazing talent and friendly ladies in the bar. I danced all night!

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  145. Hello! For a few months I come here with friends and it is different. Music about the most but often repeats itself. Time to change the team. Girls to choose the color from 500,000 to Rp 1,500,000. per night plus hotel of course. All the girls to know that is their job. There is always such a hit on what can you spin in bed. I just sometimes suck and lose money. Girls well observe and catch fresh fish fry awsze not young. For them it does not matter the age of just money. Bartenders sometimes deceive another minus. There's a woman behind the bar and it's ok. I believe that the climate is better than the CJs club because there's more exclusive girls only in appearance, and certainly no cheaper. Remember here you can not fall in love with a woman of club. How do you do after you. How do you find a girl to meet her later closing in Top Gun or My Bar on the Block M for half the price hi hi. These are the bars last chance ha ha ha. Greetings from Polish guys they have tremendous power. Have fun and do not conquers rates because they want to come back yet.

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  146. Will be there tmr night 14 Oct, anyone wants to join me? 37 M from HK

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  147. will be there on 29 oct. staying 4 nights in shangri la. any chances to meet gals in BATS to have some beer

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    1. the girls have no problem paying and how much you want a beer too plentiful

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  148. Needed gURL now.... 17 oCT early morning ....meetlets@hotmail.com

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  149. Anyone wanna go to this place with me tonight?

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  150. My friend come from japan,she ask me where the nice live band in jakarta.i only know shangrila.we'll be there on friday 31 oct.anyone to join with us this friday ?

    Camelia

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  151. I am gonna be here tonight at 21:00 hopefully gonna find a sexy girl to have fun with

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  152. Think to come here tonite....but I dont like they think me I am a chicken if I go alone

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    1. mail me at rdev013@gmail.com

      looking for serious girlfirend

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    2. Soonja, let's go together? Reply me here if you want to...

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    3. Yes sure drop ur whats app here

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  153. I came here before doing me research, I am a 29 year old European man looking for a normal fun night only to find out that 95% of girls in there are working girls. Plus the sight of 70 year old guys get with a 20 year old girl make me uncomfortable. Apart from that it is quite good, but due to the working girl situation I wont be going back. I will try somewhere else tonight but reading other reviews it seems your choices are,too crowded with slow service or rude Asian expat kids. Anybody got any recommendations?

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    1. Why dont you try Equinox or X2 as it`s familiar with?

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    2. or Immigrant. or to DWP tomorrow if u came only for dance

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  154. Whats new for NYE in BATS

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  155. I'm a 28 years old guy who went here yesterday and hope to give you guys my feedback. All most of men there looked over 40's and girls there seemed to be over 30's averagely. I think the best time to enjoy there is over 11PM. No people 9~10PM. I don't recommend guys 20's ans 30's. Good for over 40's or 50's

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    1. I can be good accompanied of you want. Call me 0821 1300 4576

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  156. I can be good accompanied if you want. Just call.me 082113004576

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    1. Can I have your email adress ?

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  157. Myself back to jakarta today.. i love this place surely will try to go tonight...

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    1. Hi how.long you will stay I Jakarta?

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    2. 2 more weeks..

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    3. I will be back to jakarta next Wednesday.. Could we meet for drink maybe?

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    4. I am lady if u are gentleman we can drink out?

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    5. I also lady. We can have drink together why not. If you like.

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    6. I'm a guy alone in jakarata you can join me both of you to have drink and chat :)

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    7. I am guy for 2 more weeks.. Interested in meeting new people and have a chat..

      contact:- iamhits4u@gmail.com

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    8. Hi you can contact me mochie844704@gmail.com

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    1. want to meet up?

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    2. Hi you can contact me mochie844704@gmail.com

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  159. Hi, someone for a drink tomorrow night? I am staying in Jakarta till monday and it would be great to have fun tomorrow night. Cheers. Xavi

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  160. Hi you can contact me direct into my email. mochie844704@gmail.com we can chat more there.

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  161. Hi 53 yr old man looking for good 4 or 5 star hotel this area if anyone can help ,im there feb 19th for 5 days ,also is this club safe ??? thanks

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  162. I was down BATS on 25 and 26 February. Wonderful place and very friendly staff (and at the hotel as well). Lots of girls in the place...like to offer threesome. Which I took up on the first night! Second night just one girl, who was very nice and we clicked quiet well.... I should know better by now. Now will have to arrange a mother business trip to get over there! Nice escape from Singapore. Would highly recommend it

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  163. Hi! Returning to JKT after a few yrs.. Plan to revisit BATS on Friday the 6th evening .. I'm 45 and wud love to have some female company...

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    1. so how long you will stay in jakarta?

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