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Edelweiss Hotel and Spa Bekasi (CLOSED)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Edelweiss Hotel and Spa is a massage parlour / lounge opened just after the ramadan 2015. It is located in the commercial area Grand Galaxy City in Bekasi.

It has become very popular since the beginning, probably because it is one of the few similar venues in Bekasi. Edelweiss is indeed a brothel with full sex available for Rp350,000 (or a regular happy ending massage for Rp190,000). For all of 2015, they are running a special discount: Rp150,000 for 60 minutes massage plus plus.

The rooms are clean with air-conditioning and a shower. In the lounge, they occasionally have events such as sexy dancer shows.

Opening hours:
Every day from 11am. Last order at 11pm. Close at midnight.

Edelweiss Massage Parlour Bekasi
Ruko Grand Galaxy City (11B)
Phone number: 081280106999, +62 (0) 21 994 48424, +62 (0) 2122103485
Blackberry Messenger Pin: 56cf705

Yeyo (Senopati) CLOSED

By Nyoman →
 
Yeyo Lobby & Eatery is a trendy restaurant in Senopati, located just above Colette & Lola. During the day, it is a bit sleepy and not so happening. On the weekend nights, it turns into a great place to have a drink and to dance as well. They often have good DJs and the restaurant quickly becomes a dance floor around 11pm.

Overall: Yeyo is one of my favorite places in this area. Good crowd and good music on weekends. It is not the best for eating though.

There used to be a terrace on the second floor, but it closed unfortunaly, making Yeyo quite smokey when there is a party. I hope they open it again... 
Yeyo Lobby and Eatery
Jalan Senopati #64 (Right across Emilie French Restaurant and not too far from Le Quartier restaurant.)
Jakarta 12160
Phone number: +62-21 7228 129
Email: yeyo.rsvp@gmail.com

Opening Hours:
From Monday to Sunday 11am to 2 am

Facebook: Yeyo Senopati
Twitter: Yeyo Jakarta

Update 2015: Yeyo has been closed down and replaced by Wilshire.

The Momo Japanese Restaurant (Senopati) CLOSED

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The Momo is a modern Japanese restaurant located on Jalan Senopati, just next to Three Buns's burger joint. I only had a drink there, a fresh orange juice that didn't taste very good.

The menu was interesting and if you are a fan of modern Japanese fusion cuisine, you should probably try The Momo. It also has a neat design, unsual for a Japanese restaurant, excellent staff (among which beautiful waitresses) and good music.

Read more on this blog: The Best Japanese Restaurants in Jakarta 

MOMO Restaurant & Bar
Modern Izakaya & Gourmet Cocktail
Jalan Senopati Raya No.92
South Jakarta, Kebayoran Baru 12190

Phone number: +62-21 739 7459
Mobile Phone: +62 (0) 878 8980 8005
Instagram: Momo Jakarta

UPDATE 2015: Momo has already closed down and it is now replaced with Kingsman, a clothes shop.

Townhouse Bar, Club, Lounge (Bali) (CLOSED)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Townhouse is located on Jalan Oberoi, between Seminyak Square and Kudeta. It is the trendy spot in Seminyak in the beginning of 2014, especially among Bali expats and regulars. It is a single multi-storey building with a restaurant (Canvas), lounge, bar, club and gallery. The kitchen is headed by an Italian chef, Adriano Ricco.

The place is owned by Mark Baker, who has opened night clubs in New York especially. He has modeled the club in Townhouse to resemble the Double Seven club in New York.

There are weekly events with foreign DJs or bands that I invite you to check on their facebook page Townhouse Bali or their twitter Townhouse Seminyak/ Townhouse.

Recommended for a night out in Seminyak. Happy crowd, good music and drinks, and beautiful girls.

Townhouse Bali
151, Jalan Laksmana (Jalan Oberoi)
Bali, Indonesia 80361
Phone number: +62 8 57 396 83 850
Email: info@thetownhousebali.com
Website: Town House Bali

Opening hours:
Everyday from 8am to 3am (Townhouse closes at 8pm on Monday and Sunday nights)


More information about party and clubbing in Seminyak, Kuta, Legian: Bali Nightlife and its updated version in 2014: Bali Nightlife Tips from an Expat in Bali.

Potato Head Garage (SCBD) (CLOSED)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →



Update December 2016: Potato Head Garage has been closed and replaced with The Pallas, an event space managed by the All In Group (owner of nearby Fable).

Potato Head Garage is the new branch of Potato Head, opened where the huge one-stop entertainment complex called Bengkel used to stand (Bengkel means Garage by the way). This area has now some of the most popular bars and nightclubs in Jakarta, including Lucy In The Sky and Fable. Probably the hippest location for nightlife in Jakarta as of today (June 2013). (Updated 2016: And still today)

For this reason, the area has become very crowded at night on Fridays and Saturdays, and it should be a stop for anyone who wants to mingle with the upper Jakartan class. For now there aren't too many foreigners as the availability of easy girls is limited... 

Back to Potato Head Garage: It is not my style but at least it is different from any other venues in the city. It is a huge warehouse-style room, with a 20 meter ceiling, many sofas on the side and a massive bar in the middle. The theme is a bit eccentric, with a sort of chapel next to the bar, a huge classical piano, and dozens of chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Should be visited once.

I noticed the crowd is mostly groups of friends, Indonesians and Indo-Chinese, sitting together and hanging out very casually... The atmosphere reminds me of SHY Rooftop in Kemang... It doesn't get too wild, a bit like a warm-up venue. The most interesting area is the main bar, where you have people who came just alone or by two, and they seem more interested to interact with other people. The music is a bit loud also, not proper for talking when you are in a group. I imagine (I hope) it is different during day time.

I didn't eat in Potato Head Garage, only had a cocktail which costed around 10 USD. This is standard for venues like that in Jakarta.

Overall: Recommended for groups of friends. If you are alone or just with another friend, or on a date, I would avoid. Very trendy place today, but my prediction is that it will not last more than 2 years.

Also, the aircon is extremely cold. We were all freezing inside.
Potato Head Garage
SCBD Lot 14
Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53
Jakarta South

Telephone: +62-21 5797 3330
https://twitter.com/pttgarage
Facebook: Potato Head Garage (from where I took the pictures)

Opening hours:
From Tuesday to Thursday from 6pm to 1am
From Friday to Saturday from 6pm to 2am
Closed on Sunday and Monday

MooVina (Plaza Indonesia) CLOSED

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
MooVina was opened by the same team (Svarna Group) behind Ocha & Bella, the popular Italian restaurant on Jalan Wahid Hasyim. The concept of MooVina is similar with long wooden tables and a lot of plants and flowers surrounding the restaurant. There is also a special attention to design with a few surprising items, and most important of all, good food prepared by an imported chef from France.

MooVina is not a copy of Ocha & Bella though. It is inspired by a romantic idea of France for the atmosphere, and the food combines French favourites with Vietnamese grill specialties.

It opened at the beginning of October 2012 and I'm sure it will be quite popular during the next few months. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts about MooVina on this blog after you've experienced it.
MooVina Restaurant & Bar
Plaza Indonesia 3rd Floor #119 and 4th Floor #06
Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Jakarta, Indonesia 10350


Phone number:
Le Jardin +62-21 299 24567
Mezzanine +62-21 299 23999

Email: whatsup@moovina.com
Website: http://www.moovina.com
Twitter: Moovina Jakarta
Favebook: http://www.facebook.com/moovina/

The photos of MooVina on this blog review were taken on the twitter account of the restaurant.

Prive Club & Mezza9 (CLOSED)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →

Privé is the nightclub replacing Indochine. It is a mid-to-upper class venue, popular mostly with Indonesian but you'll always find a few foreigners there. The new management has been rather successful compared to the previous one, and the club has a good image and decent crowd on weekend. Expect mostly commercial music unfortunately.

Also comes with 2 restaurants, Mezza9 and Privé Kitchen Cosmopolitan.

Operational Hours : 

Mezza9 : Everyday 11am – 11pm. 

Prive Club : From Wednesday to Saturday (9pm to 3am, 4 am on weekends). 



Privé Club & Mezza9

fX Lifestyle X’enter 8th floor

Jalan Sudirman, Senayan, 
Jakarta

Reservation & Info : +62 877 822 89045

Phone number : +62-21 2555 4489 

Fax : +62-21 2555 4490

BB PIN : 21FB5A10 


Facebook (where I took the pictures): Prive or Prive Club Jakarta
Twitter : @priveJKT
Web Site: www.privejakarta.com
Email: marketing@privejakarta.com / herard@privejakarta.com

Stadium (Jalan Hayam Wuruk) CLOSED

By The Jakarta Team →








Update May 2014: The Jakarta City Administration has closed down Stadium following the death by overdose of a policeman who partied there.

Best disco in Jakarta for me, Stadium can be extremely crowded on week-ends and for special events. It has four flours, each supposedly with different themes but tribal techno/progressive is dominant. Stadium is big enough to get you lost and so dark you could not recognize your mom if she was dancing 1 meter away from you.

The atmosphere inside the club is unique: A melting-pot of human misery with an underground feel and with drugs and prostitutes easily available (just ask the waiters). You will find all kind of people partying hard in Stadium: taxi drivers, socialites, bosses, students, expatriates, etc...As it is open until very late in the morning (9am during the week, later during the weekend), it is where all the nightlife ends in Jakarta, once all the other bars and clubs have closed. It has the reputation of staying open 60 hours non-stop from Friday to Monday morning, but this is true only for the karaoke.

If you come for the music, you will need to go to the 4th floor, the famous "lantai empat". Most foreigners stay on the left of the podium, near the DJ. Many gays are just below and the rest of the dance floor is mostly packed with young people. On the corners, in the dark, dealers, prostitutes and pimps. Older clients usually go downstair in the karaoke room and take ectasy/shabu-shabu with some girls. The crowd is at best on Sundays afternoon I think, because many youngsters who do not have permission to spend the night out clubbing do it during the day.

Great DJs came here, in particular Ame and Luciano, plus some Ibiza DJ such as DJ Pippy. It is currently hosting more and more international DJs, at least once a month or two.

The owner of Stadium has a few other places, more specifically massage parlours and karaoke, namely MalioboroBeverly Hills and Sumo. It has also shares in the restaurant and club Kampus.

Our french blog has more photos and more infos about Stadium and nightlife in Jakarta: Click here! and click here!

Safety in Stadium:
As with other nightclubs in North Jakarta, most of the clubbers inside Stadium take drugs, in particular ecstasy. Beer is enough for me, but if you decide to take something stronger, you have to know about the potential risks. There are police raids occasionally, but the management of Stadium is usually informed before they occur and they can prevent anybody to deal inside its premises on these days. People can get caught more easily outside the club, and therefore you should be extremely discreet and you should not keep anything on you when you leave the building. The worst thing that could happen to you is having your urine tested, and it happened (see this news article to know more about drugs in Indonesia). If you don't take drugs, you can ask for a drink called Barracuda (Rp200k), which is known to be quite strong. The Cendana cocktail is popular as well.

4000 or 5000 people can fit in the whole club, but there is only 1 fire exit, so pray hard and nothing will happen. Pickpockets are another safety issue, with the primary target being cell-phones left in the rear pocket of your pants... you may be high, but others aren't and they are much aware that you are an easy prey..

At last, the taxis located just outside of the club should be avoided at any cost. Walk along Hayam Wuruk for at least 200 meters, then catch a Blue Bird or an Express.

Update July 2009: There were a few people injured and one dead in a fight that took place in Stadium. Apparently, the attack was led by a group of young people in white shirts who wanted to close down the place. In spite of that, I don't think it's unsafe to go there by yourself, the biggest danger you might encounter is being ripped off by a taxi driver.

Update March 2011:
As some readers commented, there are indeed some nude dancers in Stadium now.. I took a photo that I voluntarily censored:

I also have a good video, even though the place was not too full:

Some famous Stadium songs (from 2004-2008):
For the music, Stadium is setting the tone for most of the other discos in Jakarta. Some tracks are so easily identifiable that when they are played in other places, you'll see people go "Stadium song!". Here are some sample:
Runaway - Iio - played live in Stadium by DJ Mumuch
Till There was you - Rachel Starr - Gabriel and Dresden
Storm is Rising - John Creamer & Stephane K feat Susana
Habibi - DJ Mumuch
At The End - Iio (Couldn't find the Stadium remix though)
Stadium song unknown title A great one but can't find the name (or maybe Commisar Pro?)
Ecstasy - Stadium Jakarta remix
Desert Rose by Sting, Stadium remix Another "Ecstasy" song.
House of Voodoo - Shadows This one may not have started in Stadium, it's a bit more housy, but you hear it everywhere (the remix is not the original one but it's the best I could find).
Contact details of Stadium Club Jakarta:
Stadium Jakarta
Hayam Wuruk 111
Phone Number: +62-21 626 3323
Email: std@stadiumjakarta.com

Facebook fan page: Stadium Jakarta Official Group
Twitter: http://twitter.com/stadiumjakarta
Check their website also, it is quite complete with events, photos, music and promos: Jakarta stadium club website



Guitar String (G-String) - CLOSED

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Update October 2011: CLOSED

Guitar String (or G-String) is a girlie/live music bar on Jalan Falatehan (Blok M). I find it one of the nicest joints on the street, even though it isn't so crowded. They have live music everyday, with a mix of Top 40, classic rock and Indonesian pop songs. If the customers feel like it, they can make a song request and take the mic. Cheap (Rp30,000++ for draught beer), laid-back, and the waitresses are really friendly. I have a video of the live band on Guitar String on Youtube:
They also have a dozens girls waiting for customers. Few expats.
Guitar String Bar & Resto
Jalan Palatehan I No. 37
Blok M - Jakarta Selatan
Phone number: +62-21 727 97078 / 7131 / 7237
Fax: +62-21 7220 347

Facebook: G-String Bar Jakarta

Read more about Blok M nightlife on my blog review: Jalan Falatehan