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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.

It is open every night, with various daily events: Monday has a free flow tequila for girls from 11pm to 1am, Tuesday has a beer promo Buy 1 Get 1, Wednesday has a ladies' night, Friday and Saturday you can expect guest DJs/bands. 

There are sexy dancers every night and the staff performs a dance as well, at the moment when the band stops and is replaced by a DJ.

The music is commercial but most often Western: Rock/Pop/Top 40 for the band and EDM/Trap for the DJ. In spite of this, almost all customers are Indonesian.

There are a lot of girls in D'Luv and almost all are escorts that you can invite to your table, in the karaoke, or for a game of billiard. They are not necessarily prostitutes though.

D'Luv BBC Balikpapan Nightclub and Karaoke
Jalan Gajah Mada No.69 (next to Borneo Bay City)
Phone number: +62 (0) 542 791 637

Opening Hours:
Open every day from 9pm to 4am

Facebook (rarely updated): D'Luv BBC
Twitter: D'Luv BBC BPN

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.

It is more local compared with Embassy Nightclub, and seemingly more popular among Indonesian Chinese. Almost all girls are hostesses/lady companions from the karaoke.

Operating Hours:
Both the nightclub and the KTV are opened every day of the week. The KTV starts at 1pm, the live music at 10pm. Ladies night every Wednesday (1st drink free).

Le Centro Club (Balikpapan)
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Square No. 345
Balikpapan, Kalimantan (Borneo)

Phone number: 082157930442

For the next events and latest photos, check their Instagram: @lecentroclub

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.

The music is rather varied: They have acoustic nights, reggae nights, blues nights, etc. The DJs play mostly EDM, House and Progressive. Sexy dancers every night. Free entrance but you must purchase a drink.

Penthouse Nightclub and BSB Karaoke
Lower Ground E-Walk Mall BSB Balikpapan, East Borneo
Phone number: 0542 721 8888

Twitter: Penthouse BNP

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.

It mostly popular with Indonesians and you may find there some girls who are not prostitutes. They are rarely alone though.

Embassy Nightclub Balikpapan
E-Walk BSB (Balikpapan Super Block), Balikpapan 76114

For booking tables and enquiries: +62 (0) 8524 7077 077 or +62 (0) 542 765 888

Twitter: Embassy BNP
Facebook: Embassy Nightclub Balikpapan (for updates on events, promos and new photos)

Rasa Sayang Cafes: Live Dangdut and Karaoke

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →

Rasa Sayang is a brand of "caf├ęs" (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

Rasa Sayang Diamond
Jalan Dinoyo No. 7 Surabaya
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6pm to 2am

Rasa Sayang Manukan
Pertokoan Manukan Tama A-17, Surabaya
Opening Hours: Everyday from 11am to 2am

Rasa Sayang Planet
Jalan Raya Benowo No 2 Surabaya
Opening Hours: Everyday from 11am to 2am

Rasa Sayang Sky Palace
Jalan Pasar Besar No 29-33, Surabaya
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6pm to 2am

Rasa Sayang Veranza
Jalan MayJen Sungkono 180, Surabaya
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6pm to 2am

Rasa Sayang Blue Fish
Jalan Raya Tegalsari No 97, Surabaya
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6pm to 2am

Rasa Sayang Bravo House
Jalan Raya Demak 279 B, Surabaya
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6pm to 2am

Rasa Sayang Garuda - Billiard and Karaoke
Jalan Kapasari No 1, Surabaya
Opening Hours: Everyday from 12am to 3am

Rasa Sayang J&J
Jl. Nusantara Baru No 404, Makassar
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6pm to 2am

Rasa Sayang Kediri
Jalan Erlangga 185,  Kediri, Java
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6pm to 2am

Rasa Sayang L.A.
Jalan Simpang Kusuma Bangsa 12, Lamongan 
Opening Hours: Everyday from 11am to 12pm

Rasa Sayang Bandar
Kompleks Ruko Bandar, Jalan Panglima Sudirman, Balikpapan
Opening Hours: Everyday from 6pm to 2am