By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Muse Entertainment Center is a huge complex on several floors with a club, a 22-room karaoke and a rooftop bar/restaurant (recently renamed Beer House). It is next to Mitra Pub, another nightlife venue, and 100 meters from Samarinda Central Plaza. This is the best area for choosing a hotel in the city as you have two of its best options within 300 meters. Aston is the best choice but more expensive (50$/night). Swiss Belhotel is just 3 minutes away by foot and it costs less than 40$/night.
The club/lounge in Muse is small and the stage takes almost a third of the space. To give additonal space, there is a mezzanine as well but it seems only busy on weekends. Live bands play daily and you always have some kind of entertainment between breaks (DJ, sexy dancers, models). Once in a while, they throw a big event. The last one was when they welcomed the performance of the American singer Dawin (behind the song "Dessert) in May 2016.
Don't expect to meet many normal girls. What local people do usually is that they ask for lady companions to come at there table and in exchange they buy drinks/bottles (about 1,5M for premium alcohol, Rp900,000 for regular one). There is not entrance fee and the prices inside are slightly lower compared to Deja Vu (Rp100,000 for a cocktail).
If clubbing is not your thing, you can check their Beer House, which is more chilled and less expensive. The crowd is more diverse, including students and even some girls wearing jilbab. You can grab something to eat as well.
|Model posing in Beer House Samarinda|
Muse Entertainment Center
Nightclub, Karaoke, Rooftop Restaurant and BeerHouse
Jalan Mulawarman No.15, Samarinda
Phone number: +62 (0) 541) 7033573 Ext 7033574
Twitter: Samarinda Muse
Facebook: Muse Pub Samarinda
Instagram: Muse Club & KTV Borneo