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Popular Mansion - Club and Bar (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Popular Mansion is a bar and nightclub located on Jalan Gatot Subroto, not far from Dragonfly Club . It is owned by the company who published Popular Magazine, a male magazine similar to FHM.  In case you don't know, many models in such magazines in Indonesia are very sweet and friendly, yet borderline prostitutes. If you flash your money around them, you have a big chance of getting a date and probably more. The cost is very high though as you will compete with some Indonesians loaded with cash and who are ready to spend hundreds of millions to satisfy their egos. They are actually mostly looking for rich boyfriends/husbands/sugar daddies, not one-night stands.

Dragonfly Jakarta (Graha BIP) (Updated)

By The Jakarta Team →
Update September 2015: Dragonfly has just reopened after its second renovation. Here are the photos of the new club: The review below is from a few years ago but things haven't really changed. Dragonfly is now mostly a club with expats and the girls range from normal ones, models, executives.... and quite a lot of prostitutes too! For this reason, Dragonfly can be considered one of the top pick-up bars in Jakarta .

Blowfish Bar & Nightclub Jakarta + Puro Ristorante (Wisma Mulia, Gatot Subroto)

By The Jakarta Team →
Blowfish is one of the most popular club among the Jakarta elite, with Dragonfly and now Immigrant , and a classic of Jakarta's nightlife. Lots of Chinese people, some expats as well, and many beautiful girls with expensive dresses and perfect hair. It's glam until 3am, then everybody is drunk. It seems most people don't really go to Blowfish to have fun, but rather to be seen, a glass of Champagne (mixed with Sprite to make it more sweet) in the hand. The music is good though, usually Rnb and on weekends it's always crowded. The club has foreign DJs regularly, and good ones, making it a very happening night club. Apart from the bar and the club, there is an excellent italian restaurant , Puro, with a modern but expensive Italian menu.. It is owned by Ismaya group, who's also behind Dragonfly, Sushigroove, Social House and the future Ministry of Sound Jakarta . You can check their website for all events related to this nightlife spots: Ismaya Group Indonesia

De Leila - Arabic Bar and Belly Dancing (Gatot Subroto)

By The Jakarta Team →
De Leila is a popular bar with dangdut and arab music. I learnt that it is owned by the guy behind Tanamur and JJs, 2 famous discos in Soeharto's era Jakarta nightlife. It's kind of like an hotel bar but with arab expats mostly, so it is a tiny bit different: You'll see girls are a usually less skinny than regular indonesian girls, and apparently, somebody left a comment saying it's the place in Jakarta to go where girls do anal sex... Think global, act local?

Maroush (Moroccan Fine Dining Cuisine)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
  Maroush is a Moroccan restaurant in Crowne Plaza hotel, owned by the same group behind Frontpage and Anatolia . Along with Al-Nafoura (Lebanese food), it is among the best fine dining Arab restaurants in Jakarta. It is great both for the atmosphere and for the food, and while it remains much more expensive than your usual warung, I think it is affordable by Western standards (approximately Rp250,000 for a 2-course meal with drinks).

Negev Restaurant Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Opened in September 2011, Negev is a restaurant/bar located on Jalan Gatot Subroto, near Blowfish. I won't be in Jakarta until next week and I didn't have time to visit it yet, but since the team behind it is already experienced, in particular in 5-star hotels around the world, I bet it will become a trendy spot. I thought it could be useful to write about it first for those of you who long for new exciting venues in Jakarta. Hopefully I'll go there in the coming week and post a review, don't hesitate to comment until then. Opening Hours: Everyday, from 11am to 1am (closes at 3am on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night)
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