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Troy 518 Pool and Lounge (Kelapa Gading)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Troy 518 is a bar, nightclub and billiard lounge located in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. It is on the first floor of an office building, Harton Tower, next to McDonald's. Opened in mid-2016, I only heard of it recently and I visited it yesterday (Saturday, April 29th) at 2 AM.  It is a bit far from Jakarta's main nightlife district (SCBD), but at night, with no traffic, you can reach it in only 15-20 minutes.

Savanna Rooftop Bar and Restaurant (Kelapa Gading)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Savanna is a brand new rooftop bar and restaurant that opened in Kelapa Gading in March 2016. It is one of the nicest venues in the area to have a drink. It seems one of the owners is Dada Hartoto Hardikusumo, an heir to the shipping company Andhika Lines. She was the Chef of Moya's Spanish Restaurant and she was also involved in other Spanish venues (Gusto in Epicentrum and Que Rico Hamburguesa in Kemang). They have regular events such as live music and DJs. Friday night is Rn'B, otherwise it's more house and EDM. They also have stand up comedians on Saturday.

Nuage (Whiz Prime, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Nuage is the bar of the  Whiz Prime Hotel  in Kelapa Gading. It is in the same location as Level 5 karaoke and Portable Kitchen and Lounge. It is rather basic, with cheap chairs and cabanas around a large swimming pool. It is technically a rooftop bar, but only on the third floor of the building so don't expect a spectacular view. The whole complex is owned by the infamous Stadium group (Malioboro, King Cross, Exodus, Nebula). Yet, there is nothing really kinky going on in Nuage. This might explain why the place is not so busy compared to the other ones. In spite of being quiet, they have enough budget to pay a team of resident DJs as well as a regular live band. In general, the DJs will play a mix of Rn'B, EDM and Top 40. Wednesday is 80s and 90s favorites and Friday live acoustic rock. Once in a while they have ex-Stadium DJs. You can get more information about their schedule on their Instagram account below.

Level 5 Karaoke (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Level 5 (also spelled Level V) is one of the most popular luxury karaokes in North Jakarta along with Crown, Illigals, Alexis and Paragon. Located in  Whiz Prime Hotel , it is next to Nuage and it belongs to the Stadium Group (Malioboro, King Cross, Nebula, Exodus, Sumo).

D'Heaven Hotel And Spa

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Opened in 2012, D'Heaven Spa is a mid-range male bordello disguised as a massage parlour. There are two location in Jakarta in Kelapa Gading and a recently opened branch in Grand Wijaya (South Jakarta). It is a popular spa with Indonesians looking for value for money treatments and relief. Considering the crackdown on online prostitution currently happening in Jakarta, I was surprised that the management of D'Heaven is advertising the sexual services of its spa everywhere on the internet. It is not hiding that the massage is always naked, that the client can get "petik mangga" (play with balls) and that with the proper "tip", you can get more than just a massage. According to the information provided on Kaskus forum for instance (in Indonesian), a HJ will require a 100,000rp tip, a BJ will require a 200,000rp tip and FJ will cost you an additional 300,000rp tip. This is just for the tip paid directly to the girl. You also have to pay

Holycow! Steakhouse And Steak Hotel by Holycow! What Differences?

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
My title was voluntarily misleading. I don't believe there are true differences between both brands as they operate with the same concept. Both are chains of affordable steak restaurants which are lively, colorful and with a viral marketing all about Twitter and Facebook. They offer decent steaks, but it isn't the best imports or the best cooking you will find (except if you take their most expensive cuts). Holycow! was opened by self-trained Chef Afit Dwi Purwanto (who worked previously as a manager on RCTI channel) and his wife Lucy Wiryono, a TV host. So far, they have 6 branches in Jakarta, 1 in Bali and 1 in Yogyakarta. Their menu is short and features Sirloin, Ribeye and Tenderloin steaks from Australia and US. They also serve Wagyu beef. I visited the Bali branch which was very busy in the evening. Most of the customers were Indonesians, seemingly from Jakarta. I had the prime Tenderloin steak (imported from Australia) (91k +12,5% tax and service). I

Carnivor Grill Restaurant (The Meat Company)

By Unknown →
Carnivor is a small chain of steak and meat restaurants. They have four locations in Indonesia at the moment (see below for the list of Carnivor restaurants). I tried the branch of Pantai Indah Kapuk, one of the busiest restaurants in this area on that day. Carnivor seemed to be very popular with a young and trendy crowd, especially Indo-Chinese people. They have a nice atmosphere with good lounge music and a modern design. The toilets were quite dirty though. I had a Wagyu Ribeye for Rp 215k++ which isn't cheap but it was worth it since all was excellent: The cooking, the tenderness, the side dishes. Only the sauce was average. Overall : Recommended restaurant if you want to eat a quality, affordable steak in Jakarta.

Bakerzin (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Bakerzin is a long-time favourite dessert restaurant in Jakarta. I had never visited it until recently, in the Central Park branch. The place was very busy and I could not get a table nor a waiter until a few minutes. My first impression was that everything was very confused and unorganized. The manager of the restaurant may have seen that I was getting impatient and he started to take care of me, which really improved the whole experience. The menu is not just a menu, it is a full book with photos and text. My initial plan was to eat, but the pictures didn't look appetizing. I just took a Strawberry Juice and a Cherry Flan. Both were very average and they didn't match with the expectations one could have about Bakerzin considering its prices, its marketing, its locations (high-end malls), and its success. Overall : I will not try Bakerzin again. Opening hours: From 10am to 10pm every day (following the mall schedule) Contact Details of Bakerzin Restauran

King Cross Striptease & Nude Dancer (Kelapa Gading)

By The Jakarta Team →
In the same building as Sumo (same owner) and near MTR/MTR2, in Kelapa Gading, King Cross’s striptease joint is currently one of the hottest clubs in Jakarta. There are a lot of nude dancers there, maybe 30 every night from 8pm to 3am non-stop. The girls will also play with the clients in exchange for “ladies drinks”: The more you buy them, the more you get, from topless to full nude dancing (you need to pay 5 drinks for that at Rp. 50,000 each). On top of dancing, the girls usually do some erotic live performance on stage as well. There is a live band in the third floor starting 8pm, a massage parlour on the second, and the lounge on the first. Sexy shows are on the 1st and 3rd floor. King Cross Kelapa Gading Striptease bar (it replaced the Medika club) Komplek KOKAN Permata Kelapa Gading Blok C no. 9-12A, 33-37 Jalan Boulevard Bukit Gading Raya Kelapa Gading Jakarta

Manon Chocolatier Patissier (Kelapa Gading)

By Nyoman →
Manon Chocolatier Patissier is a Pastry and Chocolate shop located on Jalan Kelapa Nias Raya. I stopped by there looking for nice pastries. As you can see the shop facade is very attractive with large signs and shiny pink colours. This building facade is the best thing about this shop! NB: They also have a small shop located inside Mall Kelapa Gading 3. To be completely honest, I really think that this Pastry Shop is only about nice in-stores displays, shiny colours and nice packaging. I was really disapointed when I tried the pastries inside. 

Seven Karaoke & Lounge (Kelapa Gading)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Seven Executive Karaoke is a premium karaoke located in Kelapa Gading. They have a rather luxurious atmosphere and the latest equipment both in lighting and sound system. The selection of songs is quite large with over 200,000 titles in all languages including Chinese, Korean and Japanese...

Ali Baba Steak & Iga Bakar

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Self-proclaimed "the best value steak in Jakarta", Ali Baba is indeed a cheap, but clean restaurant. At the time of my visit, the prices were Rp38,000 for a New-Zealand tenderloin, and Rp75,000 for Australian tenderloin. It should be noted that the NZ steak tasted pretty much the same as a local one. If you want to eat something decent for western standards, you have to choose the Australian beef. Ali Baba is all new, with some vintage decoration. It doesn't look high class, but it is far better than competitor Abuba Steak in terms of design. Regarding taste, if you choose the imported meat, I think  it also tastes similar. But for those who know it, I would rate Suis Butcher in Bandung a bit higher.

Angke (Chinese Jakarta Resto)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Angke is a very famous Chinese "Hakka" restaurant with two locations in Jakarta, in Ketapang and Kelapa Gading. I only tried the latter, which is made of one huge dining room half the size of a football field. I guess it is adequate for weddings and receptions, but I don't recommend it if you want to have an intimate dinner.

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

Bersih Sehat chain (Massage Traditional)

By The Jakarta Team →
Bersih Sehat is one reliable address to get good value traditional massages in Jakarta. More affordable than some places like Taman Sari Spa, a 2 hour massage will cost you around 200,000 rupiah. Clean facilities and welcoming service. Once again, it is not a sex spa. How does it work? After paying, you will go to a large room where they have about 10 other people getting their massage. Don't worry, there are curtains between everyone so you cannot actually see anyone (but you can hear some noise). Then, you take off you clothes and keep only your underwear. You wrap a towel around your waist, and the massage can start. Bersih Sehat massage girls will usually press you quite hard, so if you prefer a soft massage, you should mention it. At the end, you can take a shower. Don't forget to leave a tip since it is the main source of income for your masseuse (Rp50k is good).  They have different locations in Jakarta:
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