Eastern Promise is a friendly, laid-back expat pub with several rooms, each with a particular atmosphere. You have a quiet bar in the entrance, then a dining room for eating British and Indian food, and in the back a beer garden with live music for partying. Also on the side, a billiard/darts room, and a sports-watching room. Eastern Promise is usually very crowded, especially on weekends, with a lot of expatriates mostly above 35.

Surprisingly, many Indonesian girls go there to hang out and I would put it in the OK bars to meet single women in Jakarta. I don't know if they met there, but there are always quite many mixed couples in EP.

There are special promos or events almost everyday, so be sure to check:
Facebook pages: Eastern Promise or EP (the latter one is more updated)
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/easternpromise
Website: http://www.easternpromise-jakarta.com/ (new site - April 2011)
Eastern Promise
Kemang Raya No. 5
Jakarta Selatan
DKI Jakarta - Indonesia

Phone number: +62-21 7179 0151
Email: lens.ep@bugilsnews.com

19 comments to '' Eastern Promise Pub and Live Music (Kemang) "

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  1. October 2010
    Been there a few times. In my opinion the bargirls working there are getting fatter and uglier. Other then that it's a nice place. The western food is good but a bit expensive.

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  2. This place is great. Recently they have changed the side bar into a full blown sports bar with a huge big screen and many plazma TV's. The staff is really good and the waitresses are cute, friendly and love to party. EP also has great bands that play in the back. the only drawback is there is a bunch of tight ass, half gay Brits and massively drunk Aussies that frequent the place, treat the staff like sh*t and refuse to pay their bill a lot. Other than that it's great,

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  3. It's a nice place with a good atmosphere - it's actually multiple places in one, a mini-nightlife evening all in one place. Start the evening playing pool & having drinks, then later move to the restaurant, hang out in the sports bar a bit, then check out what band there is. There are bule couples here, bule women & girls, mixed couples, Indonesian girls, and yes many expats. Sadly the misbehaving drunk ones are the same nationality the world over. Drinking does not constitute a license to misbehave.

    Bule

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  4. Make sure you order you beer in a bottle , the beer on tap is really watered down and disgusting.

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  5. Watered down beer? Hah, seems to get me as drunk as I would expect to be and tastes better than the bottles in my opinion. Also, as well as there being lots of mixed couples in this bar there is plenty of opportunity to pick up single girls at the weekends.

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  6. Went there last night and didn't particularly like it. Lots and lots of drunk Brits and Aussies, and a cock-to-pussy rate of about 8 to 1 - what a sausage fest!!! To be fair, this may have had something to do with a rugba game that was going to be shown live sometime later. True, the chicks behinde the bar are pretty cute, but I'm sure all of them have hooked up with so damn many bules that unless you're willing to tip a lot or look like Brad Pitt, they will be to jaded to even smile. Meh, not my cup of tea.

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  7. the food here during my lunch was pretty awful , service is mediocre whilst the manager was more focused on the Television projector stand than on the service. The table next to mines complained too about the wrong order which happened also at mines. Bread served was from the day before and the bacon which goes along the English Breakfast was not crispy and smelled odd.

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  8. Been there...will never go again, food was crap, beer smelled funny and the service was as bad as I have experienced anywhere. I also found it dark and smoky. I couldn't recommend it.

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  9. been there last week and had a curry. it was sooo aweful. will never eaten anything there. but inside clubs seem ok. overall, there are sooo many places better than here. if you dont know anywhere, just try.

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  10. i was there last week, the chicks are fat and ugly. it's so turning me off esp. when some f-ugly chicks trying to lean on you as their trick so you could get along with them and finally pay for your "bill of two" the hell!

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  11. curries have gone well down hill, place is looking tired, needs some help in this competitive city

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  12. I'd agree with the pretty bad service complaints. And the manager who was more interested in the TV. The Indian food, however, was pretty good. It's a bit of a depressing Westerner outpost with the usual tarty hangers-on in my opinion.

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  13. Yes I had pork chops the other week all bones, gristle although the atmosphere's good shame.

    Thing is when you tell the owner or waitress they don't care either, SERVICE?

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  14. Read it, heard it, these are all only opinions, based on personal "issues", everyone has it. I'm an Indonesian Woman, and I don't give a shit what your opinions are, I've got mine too, based on my personal "Issues". But I think I better look for other things to do, then minding how people live their lives. I've got mine to consider about.(J)

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  15. Prices are getting stupidly high at EP a bingtang bottle is now IDR43K and a Heineken is IDR56K. Special price on the Bintang draft, but the taps are so old and dirty the beer comes out flat and tasteless.

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  16. nice Place, but so many expert and too two-bit........

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  17. Hopefully this place has changed as I'm thinking of going tonight with my wife to see if they are showing tonights AFL final. My wife is a stylish Indo so if it hasn't changed I think we will move on to somewhere else quickly. Might not take the risk and might try Mad Dogs first. Thanks to all for your comments, wish they were more positive but comments are from 2 - 3 years ago, perhaps it"s under new management now.

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  18. Good place, visited this weekend and enjoyed. I will return. Fun to hang out with friends.

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