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D'Luv BBC Nightclub & Karaoke (Balikpapan)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
D'Luv is a nightclub and karaoke located in Borneo Bay City (BBC) in Balikpapan. It is a relatively new venue that opened in 2015 and it is similar to LCC or Penthouse. It is near from the hotels Novotel and Ibis , and within 5 minutes from the 4-star Swiss Belhotel . If you don't already have a guest-friendly place to stay in Balikpapan, I recommend you to choose of them. D'Luv BBC is a typical upper class local joint with live bands, DJs and escorts. It is small, with a low ceiling, a good lighting and sound system, and a stage in the front. There is not a real dance floor nor a nice bar area, only high tables, so it is more appropriate for bottle service. They have interesting promotions such as two bottles of Jack Daniels for Rp1,300,000. Before midnight, they also have a free flow offer for Rp150,000.

Le Centro Club (LCC or L2C) - Balikpapan

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Opened in 2009 in Sudirman Square in Balikpapan (same building as the budget hotel Swiss-Belinn ), Le Centro Club is also called LCC or L2C. It is a small venue with usually a live band playing a mix of Indonesian and international songs, followed by a DJ (progressive, commercial). In between, you have sexy dancers wearing bikini or lingerie. It is not luxurious, but for Balikpapan nightlife standards, rather nice.

Penthouse Club & BSB Karaoke (Balikpapan)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Penthouse Club and BSB Karaoke is a nightlife complex located in E-Walk Balikpapan Super Block. It is next to Hotel Gran Jatra  (an upmarket hotel) and also near from My Place Spa. The club is similar to LCC Le Centro Club with live music, DJs and lady companions all around. Almost all customers are Indonesian guys who come in groups. They buy a bottle, enjoy the music, get drunk, sing, and eventually try to bring one of the hostesses to a nearby hotel. According to information found online, the price to have a lady companion goes from Rp350,000 to Rp550,000 depending on their beauty (Gold or Platinum). You can also ask for a model or a dancer (more expensive). As usual, those girls are not necessarily prostitutes, but some may be willing to let you have fun if you pay the right amount.

Embassy Nightclub (Balikpapan)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Embassy is probably the best nightclub in Balikpapan at the moment. In the absence of real competition, it does not mean that much but still... It is modern, well-designed and the atmosphere on weekends is cheerful. It was opened by some of the owners of  Opco Indonesia , the group behind Domain in Jakarta (and previously Embassy in Senayan). They are professional people who do love electronic music. In Balikpapan, they have DJs playing commercial tunes (EDM) but every week or so they bring a better one from Jakarta. There are also sexy dancers occasionally.

Rasa Sayang Cafes: Live Dangdut and Karaoke

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Rasa Sayang is a brand of "cafés" (music clubs) with most locations in East Java, particularly in Surabaya. They are targeting older Indonesian men with live dangdut music and a no-frill atmosphere. They are not luxurious venues but they are clean enough. In Surabaya, you'll notice that some of the girls working in the karaokes used to be sex workers in Dolly. You can usually book them to your hotel without too much trouble. More photos and information: Website: Rasa Sayang Indonesia Facebook: Rasa Sayang Group