By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Since there isn't much nightlife in Jambi, I thought I would write mostly about Golden Palace, its most famous nightclub, and just mention a few other options for the adventurous party-goers.
Golden Palace is the only proper clubbing option I found in Jambi, though I guess it is not very interesting for foreigners. It is your typical Indonesian live music venue, rectangle-shaped, with high tables on the dance floor and a mezzanine. The band finishes at midnight and it is then replaced by a DJ playing funky house techno.
If you are lucky, you might be in Jambi during a special event (check Golden Palace's social media accounts below). In that case, though the entrance fee may increase to Rp100,000, you will have a full house and possibly more Western music/sexy dancers.
Golden Palace Jambi
Jalan Dokter Sutomo No.58, Jambi, Sumatra
Phone number: +62 (0) 741 237 00
Facebook: Golden Nightclub Jambi
Instagram: Golden Palace Jambi
Twitter: Golden Palace Nightclub
Other Nightlife Spots and Recommended Hotels
If you need a good hotel in Jambi, there are two options that are recommend near the nightlife: Aston Jambi, which has a rooftop with live music called Sky Lounge, and the 4-star Swiss Bel Hotel.
If you want to stay very near from Golden Palace, the best option is to stay in Grand Malioboro Hotel, KTV and Spa. It is not the most modern hotel, but it is girl-friendly and it has male-oriented entertainment (karaoke, massage parlour). Just 100m from it, Novita Hotel, the ex-Novotel, is similar (but bigger) and it even has its own club called BabyRock on its 4th floor.
Another option is to stay in the newer part of town, around the mall Jambi Town Square (Jamtos). It is near from another nightclub called New Grand Club (inside Grand Hotel, which also has a spa plus plus called Octopuss). In the upcoming Jamtos FoodWalk, there will be a few hangout spots and places to drink alcohol like Nobar Live Music.