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Beer Brother Bar and Kitchen Kemang

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Beer Brother Bar + Kitchen is located in Taman Kemang, a residential area of Kemang which has seen a recent surge in bars and restaurants. This new nightlife area comprises Umbra, Cowboy Bar, Parc 19, and the Colony Building. Beer Brother opened about a year ago and it has managed to become successful rapidly. It is quite similar with other joints such as Bremer or Beer Garden , but there are a few notable differences: The design and marketing of the bar is more sophisticated and original, the music louder, and the choice of food and drinks really extensive (the menu must have 25 pages). The prices are not that cheap though except for basic beer. I was there just before a Champion's League quarterfinal, on a Tuesday, and it was full with a crowd ranging from young expats to hip Indonesians and high school kids. Most people come with a big group.

BrewHouse Beer House (Senayan)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Concepts working well in Jakarta at the moment: 1) Feel-like-home lounges and restaurant with acoustic guitar 3 times a week, and 2) Beer Houses serving flavoured drinks from various countries. Brewhouse bar & restaurant is in between the two concepts. First, it is a simple restaurant with OK taste, mainly some commonly popular dishes from all over the world. So far, not incredible. The best part of the BrewHouse is actually the beer house: The bar area is a little tiny but it has an intimate feel. The owners wants you to get wild here if I believe that the stairs leading up to the central elevated table are an encouragement for people to dance on them. Music is Top 40, with acoustic live music from Wednesday to Saturday. It's not so original but it works well..

Bloeming Bar and Restaurant (FX Plaza)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Bloeming could be a nice bar if it was located in Scotland, or at least in Blok M or Jaksa. But to have it here in a mall makes me feel this is just another marketing concept. The design is original though, it looks like the interior of a pirate ship, with some beautiful wooden tables and furniture. The main reason to go to Bloeming is for drinking beer. They have 32 kinds of beer from all over the world, many that you cannot find elsewhere in Jakarta. They also have flavoured beers, which are usually a way to have girls coming too. For around Rp.200,000, you have an all you can drink promo lasting three hours.

The Barrels (Summarecon Mall Serpong)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The Barrels is one of the few decent beer-drinking joints you will find in Serpong/Tangerang. It is inside Summarecon Mal, on the downtown walk, and it basic but lively. You have a big poster of a cave with barrels on the walls, some high tables and chairs in lign, and the barrels... For a little above Rp250k, you can order a small barrel of Bintang to share with your friends. They also have local live music bands on weekends. Opening Hours: 10am to 1pm The Barrels - House of Bintang Summarecon Mall Serpong (Downtown Walk #DGF-3), Tangerang Phone: +62-21 4586 4959

Beer Garden (Kemang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Beer Garden is currently one of the busiest bars in Kemang. Even on a Sunday night you should find it full. Nothing too fancy inside but it looks clean and cozy. Recommended for the easy-going atmosphere though it can get hot sometimes. If you go clubbing right after spending an evening in Beer Garden, chances are you will be all sweaty. It is not the cheapest place in Kemang, but the prices are very affordable. You can also try the nearby  Bremer bar if you are into beer gardens.

Birdie (Kemang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Birdie, a "beer warung" is a small café, partly in the open-air, serving cheap beer and food. If i was younger this is the kind of bar I would like, with a friendly, laid-back atmosphere and low prices. The food is not excellent, but for a snack it is ok. Opening hours: Everyday from noon to midnight. Happy hours from Monday to Thurday (4pm-6pm): Beer starts at Rp10,000 a bottle.

Bremer (Kemang) Jakarta Beerhouse

By The Jakarta Team →
Bremer Beer House is a friendly, tiny bar in Kemang with a beer garden and live performances occasionaly. Very popular at the moment, it's a good address to try in Kemang and it's not particularly expensive. The crowd is quite young though so you may want to avoid it if you are anything above 25 years-old.

Café De Burse (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Café De Burse is the latest bar opened by Bartele, probably Jakarta's most famous expatriate. He is also the owner of Eastern Promise , De Hooi , Cazbar , and One Tree . De Burse is different from his other venues, though the concept remains similar: It is a restaurant and bar with an international menu, friendly and cute waitresses, and a regular schedule of events and promos. So far, it is still quiet, probably because the location is only busy during working hours. I had a caipirinha (Rp68k) and I was disappointed as they used ice cubes instead of crushed ice. But it is common in Indonesia so it wasn't a big deal. I didn't order any food, but considering what I had in his other venues, you can expect good-value for money, even with western dishes. An average meal will cost you less than Rp80k, and a pint of Bintang Rp53k, including taxes.

Die Stube (Kemang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
One of the favorite expat restaurants in Jakarta, Die Stube manages to serve excellent German food at a reasonable fare (less than Rp100,000 for a meal with drinks). The design is very simple, nothing too fancy. Highly recommended . It is also a popular drinking joint as it offers a wide selection of beers. The crowd is a mix of locals and long-term expatriates (all age groups, but mostly above 35). They organize a special event for Oktoberfest every year and put a wide screen when the German team is playing. Live music occasionally. You can check their latest news on its facebook page: Die Stube . The owner of Die Stube, Patrick Widjaja, opened a similar restaurant in Cilandak called Imbiss Stube (Citos). Other German restaurants in Jakarta are Paulaner Brauhaus (more upmarket) and Ya Udah Bistro. Opening hours: Every day from 11.30am to midnight (1am on weekends).

Eastern Promise Pub and Live Music (Kemang)

By The Jakarta Team →
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.

Harmiones Barrack café (Kelapa Gading)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
A bar/restaurant, Harmonies Barrack is more popular for its discounted prices on beer than its food (Rp25k for draught Carlsberg). Not very pretty but easygoing atmosphere, especially among the shisha smokers. Mostly young, local crowd. I think the Barrack is for Barrack Obama but I'm not 100% sure... Another similar beer drinking joint in La Piazza is The Barrels . Harmiones Barrack La Piazza, Ground Floor

Hops & Malt (Beer House)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Hops & Malt is a fun place to drink cheap beers in Pantai Indah Kapuk. Popular with young Indonesians, it is similar with other recently-opened beer houses in Jakarta ( Barrels , La Bière , etc..). It is the beginning of a new trend actually, since until a few years ago, beer drinking was not so common outside of the main bars in Kemang and the Golden triangle (except in dodgy venues).

La Bière Restaurant Beer House

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
La Bière (the beer in French) is a restaurant with Indonesian and Western food, and more importantly, a late-night hangout spot in the Central Park mall (Tribeca). I didn't try the food, but from what many food blogs are saying, it is rather good, though more expensive than average. To have a beer, it is perfect especially on Friday and Saturday as it doesn't close before 3am. It isn't extraordinary, but you don't have so much choice if you live in the area anyway. Opening hours: Everyday from 11am to midnight (and 3am on weekends)

Minus 2 (Senayan)

By The Jakarta Team →
Update October 2011: Minus 2 is closing at the end of the month but it should open again in another location soon. Minus 2 is a bar who came with the concept of serving extremely cold beer to its customers... Sounds very marketing-ish to me... Average prices for a mall. The bar is quiet apart from that, and past the amusement of getting your beer, quite boring. One good thing, the sofas are comfortable and you can look at everyone passing by in the mall. Update November 2010: The bar is becoming nice since I wrote this, there are now quite many customers, and at least it is the loudest place to go to in Fx Mall. Music is house/rnb. Some expats are there.

Murphy's Irish Pub & Restaurant (Kemang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
A newcomer in Jakarta's nightlife , Murphy's Irish Pub& Restaurant is the first of its kind in Kemang and it is actually owned by an Irish expat. Compared to other places in Kemang, Murphy is a little more "mature", not only attracting youngsters but a wider crowd of expats and locals from all ages. The warm interior and the friendly staff will make you feel comfortable upon entering the doors. Food is served all day, and I recommend you to try the house specialties: The Guiness Casserole, the Handut Chip and the Irish stew. If you come on Friday or Saturday night, a live band is playing starting 10pm. The rest of the week, you have a mix of Irish songs and classics.

Ne Mare Restaurant & Bar

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Ne Mare is a restaurant serving fusion Asian Cuisine that has DJ and live band on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Not a dancing spot but a good warm up before heading somewhere else. Not too expensive, especially with discounts on Wednesdays (free flow for 3 hours at 150,000rp) and Thursdays (buy 1 get 1 draught beer). Food is below average (snacks). Happy hours: Every day from 5PM to 9PM (only 20% off on all drinks). Ladies' Nite on Wednesday. Opening Hours: 11am to 1pm from Sunday to Thursday 11am to 2am on Friday and Saturday Ne Mare Restaurant & Bar Graha Codefin Building (Ex Tira Building) Ground Floor, JL. HR. Rasuna Said Kav B3, Setiabudi, Kuningan 12920 Email: nemarejakarta@yahoo.com Twitter : @nemarejakarta Phone number: +62-2157933736

Pizza e Birra Restaurant

By The Jakarta Team →
Pizza e Birra, owned by the Ismaya group , is re-inventing the wheel and proposes you an alcoholic version of Pizza Hut. The name is self-explanatory: Pizza e Birra has mostly pizzas (+ appetizers & soups) and beers (all kind, among which some fruit-flavoured) in its menu. The quality of the food is better than in any fast food but it’s far from being great cuisine. The beers, except for a few names are those that can be found in any other restaurant or bar. A good reason to go there is for the live music band on Friday and Saturday, and for the Beer Pong tournament that takes places once in a while. The big drawback is that of course, it is very expensive. I’m always amazed to see with how much confidence the Ismaya Group manages to transform everything it touches into something funky & modern. I would never have bet that eating junk food with Bintang, in a Muslim country, could ever be seen a hot thing to do. My opinion is that Pizza e Birra is a marketing concept that targe

Pride Bar & Dine (Kebayoran Baru)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Pride is owned by the 7 Sins group, which belongs in part to the much talked-about Luna Maya. It is a very basic bar, only decorated by a few posters, focusing on very low prices and friendly atmosphere. A draft beer will cost you about Rp 20,000 and cocktails start at Rp 45,000. They also have some food, pizzas, soups, sandwiches, nasi goreng, etc, not so expensive but not recommended for a proper dinner (around Rp25k). It is quite popular and the crowd is made of loyal customers, which adds to the friendly atmosphere. Yet, if you do not live nearby, I don't think it's worth going so far from Jakarta nightlife's main areas (Golden Triangle, Kemang, Menteng, etc..). Opening hours: Every day from 11am to 1am (2am on weekends). Happy hours from 5pm to 7pm: 1 free beer if you buy 3 bottles. Live Music on Wednesdays (acoustic).

The Pub (Kemang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Kemang had the reputation of being a place for high school kids, but with more pubs and expat hangouts opening, it is no longer true.

Revo8/Revolutionary 8 Café

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Very cheap beer house in Kemang, you will pay only a little above supermarket prices to drink there. The management is quite creative in promoting their venue, for instance with the "9 seconds challenge": Free beer if you drink your glass in less than 9 seconds. From Sunday to Thursday, free flow beer costs Rp190k for 2 persons (2 hours) or Rp110k for 1 person (2 hours). The theme, world-war two, is really weird and scary... For instance, some items in the menu are called: "The Axis Roast Chicken", "the Fuhrer Nachos", the "SS Fries", the "Panzer Macaroni" or the "Eva Braun" Mocktail...