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Old City Nightclub and Karaoke (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Old City is a nightclub and karaoke located in North Jakarta, about 200 meters from the Fatahillah Museum and 500 meters from Colosseum . I had already visited it in 2009 when it was called Athena  and to be honest it hasn't changed much. It is a hardcore party spot with deafening techno music, a dark vibe and drugs aplenty. It is a bit dodgy, especially the surroundings, and you may bump into a few weird customers, but it is still safe to visit.

Kota Indah Jakarta - Red Light Area in North Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Kota Indah is the name of a small red light area with around 10 bars, clubs, spas and karaokes in North Jakarta. It is located in a street perpendicular to Jalan Pangeran Jayakarta in Glodok. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as Pang-J or Pen-J. This is a map of the exact location (Kota Indah streets are highlighted in green):

Starmoon Bar and Massage (Kota Indah)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Starmoon Café, Massage and Bar is a prostitution place located in the red light district of Kota Indah .  Nearby hotels include  Ibis Mangga Dua ,  Best Western Mangga Dua ,  Le Grandeur  and  Orchardz  (also a bordello actually). The owner of Star Moon was the owner of several joints in the now-closed Kalijodo area  (Mona Lisa, River Citra, etc). Many of the girls used to work there actually, which would indicate that contrary to what Ahok promised, they haven't been successfully rehabilitated.

Pegasus Spa (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Pegasus is a cheap massage parlour located in a hidden street of Glodok in North Jakarta. It is not far from Station Kota and therefore you can reach it easily by Transjakarta. The spa has a sauna, a jacuzzi, a cold pool and a hammam. All these facilities are free to use if you have a massage. The treatment in the standard room costs Rp100,000 and Rp130,000 in the VIP room (inclusive of a bathtub and a TV). There are no special services included in that price so if you want something more, you should negotiate directly with the girl. Pegasus has existed for at least 10 years but they renovated it in 2015. If you are not interested with sexual services, it is a good place to try.

The Sexy Pool at 1001 Hotel (Bikini Party)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The Pool @1001 is a new concept developed by the Alexis Group . It is located in the same building as Colosseum nightclub . Only male clients are allowed in the pool area, where you have sexy dancers and bikini shows by swimsuit hostesses. You can watch them from private cabanas and you can also invite them to spend time with you. It is not a totally new concept as it already exists in Malioboro or D'Heaven (among few others). The only difference is that in those places, you will see the girls only once or twice at certain times, on certain days. The Pool @ 1001 promises almost non-stop performances and activities. A few months ago, a bikini party organized by a group of high school students created a bit of a sh*storm (see article from Jakarta Globe ). Maybe this is where they got their idea from.

Keukenhof Bistro (Kota Tua Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Keukenhof Bistro is a café and restaurant located just steps away from Taman Fatahillah in North Jakarta. It is also next to Colosseum 1001 entertainment center. It is inside a Dutch era colonial building that seems to have been renovated very recently. Unfortunately, the inside of Keukenhof Bistro is not that impressive, particularly if you compare it with Café Batavia . They don't have windows to the outside and you don't really feel you are inside a historical building. 

Newton Executive Club (Lokasari)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Newton is a new luxury "Executive Club" with a lounge and a karaoke. It is located in the red-light district of Lokasari, just next to Mille's . At the moment it is still quiet and the customers are almost all locals. There are many hostesses and girls companions hanging out in the lounge, where you have naked girl striptease in the evening.

Colosseum Club (New 1001, Ex-K7)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Very interesting opening this year with the new Colosseum Club, which used to be part of K7 and is now managed by the same group behind Alexis hotel and Emporium Spa . Colosseum is actually the relocation of the 1001 , which closed two years ago and was replaced by Illigals ... Still following? I went to Colosseum a few years ago and it was unfortunately a dying club (see my review here ). Too bad because the place was really massive (2,000 persons capacity), one of the biggest in Jakarta and it has a huge potential. With the new management, we can expect the place to become really popular: The music is now retro and house, with good sound system and spectacular lighting show. Being a part of Alexis group, it goes without saying that they have sexy dancers, fashion shows, and rooms...

Chasio Garing ACC (Chinese Restaurant)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I came all the way from Sudirman to Jalan Pangeran Jayakarta, in Glodok, because I was told this street had some of the best Chinese street food stalls and warungs in Jakarta. When I arrived, it was already late but some venues were still crowded. I chose one of them, Chasio Garing Acc, for a simple reason: They had air-conditioning. It turned out their unit was not functioning very well, so I had a chance to sweat a little, and also to get a few mosquito bites. There isn't much to say about the inside as it looks like any typical warung: 4 walls with kitschy ornaments and posters, basic chairs and tables, and uncertain hygiene. I had eaten the best Grilled Duck ever a week earlier in Liyen , and the one in Chasio Garing Acc was quite disappointing. Since it is twice as cheap in the latter, there wasn't much to expect anyway. I also tried the Beef Kwetiaw: The ingredients were not very fresh and the meat low quality. I only had a few bites and couldn't

Café Batavia (Taman Fatahillah, Kota)

By The Jakarta Team →
Cafe Batavia is a classy, distinguished bar, in one of the most beautiful colonial buildings of Jakarta. A must-do for any tourists or newly arrived expats, it should also provide you with a good opportunity to visit Kota Tua, the historical center of Jakarta. Nearby buildings include Old Batavia's Townhall and the VOC Governor office which can all be reached by foot. The area is currently being renovated as the government has finally come to realize its cultural importance and, though not much has been done yet, a stroll around the (polluted) canal back to the Stasiun Kota is something I really enjoy. For those who are bold enough, I advise you to make a stop in Stadium on the way back, as a way to enjoy another monument of Jakarta!

Golden Crown night club, disco, karaoke and massage spa (Glodok Plaza)

By The Jakarta Team →
Most popular disco in Kota these days for many Indonesians. There is one huge Techno Kota room and one lounge with live music and house/progressive DJ (also called Coyote Club). Only serves Anker beer. Very mixed crowd, making it an interesting place to go: rich Chinese, Indian, middle class indos, some bules.... One of the few "safe" place to go in Kota if you don't know the city. It will be crowded most days from wednesday to saturday night. Since it's a one-stop entertainment, they also have a spa, karaoke, panti pijat plus plus, striptease, dan lain lain... You can actually sleep 2 floors from Golden Crown if you book a room in the  Plaza Hotel Glodok  (same owner and same building). Contact details/Address: Golden Crown Jakarta Glodok Plaza Lt7-9 Jalan Pinangsia Raya No1, Jakarta Phone number: 021 6230 28888

LIYEN (Authentic Chinese Cuisine)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Liyen is an authentic Chinese restaurant located in Kota. It is not very far from the Bank Mandiri Museum, maybe 3 minutes by foot. They specialize in Hakka cuisine (from Southeast China), with some recommended dishes like the Salted Chicked, the Grilled Duck, or the Fried Prawn with Salted Egg.

Royal Pub (Mangga Besar)

By The Jakarta Team →
Royal bar and massage is one of the joints located in Peng-J, in Mangga Besar. Some girls, live music, and a massage parlour. You can read more about this location on the review: Kota Indah - Red Light District .

Sydney 2000 Disco and Executive Club (Plaza Glodok Jaya 9th Floor)

By The Jakarta Team →
Another seedy, huge one-stop entertainment in Kota, with pumping Techno Kota, girls and complete obscurity. I call it the "ectasy factory".