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Executive Club (EC) Karaoke - Semarang

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
EC (Executive Club) is a chain of karaoke from the Varuna Group with locations in Semarang, Yogyakarta, Bali (Denpasar), Pekalongan and Cilacap. In each of these cities, it is considered high-end with some of the prettiest LCs (Lady Companions) in town. I visited the branch in Semarang, which is a bit hard to find on the last floor of Java Mall. You have to access it from the parking area (no lift at night).

Semarang Nightlife: Best Bars, Clubs, Karaokes and Spas

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Semarang is the 5th largest city in Indonesia with almost 2 millions inhabitants. Yet, its nightlife is not very developed apart from a few male-oriented bars, clubs, karaokes and spas. As a friend from Semarang told me, the problem is that most young people fall into one of these categories: - They are single but they still live with parents - They are conservative or not interested with clubbing - They married young and already have kids - They left Semarang for Jakarta, Surabaya or Bali - They cannot afford partying In the end, the few people you see in clubs are Indo-Chinese men/local businessmen/government employees (all of them with their escorts/LCs), some Indonesians on business trips or traveling, very few expats and occasionally, students.

E-Plaza Club, Karaoke, Resto (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Entertainment Plaza or E-Plaza or EP is one of the best venues for nightlife in Semarang. It is modern and exclusive, similar to  Babyface and Liquid . E-Plaza is a one-stop entertainment complex with several outlets: a live music lounge/nightclub, a karaoke called 7KTV, a cinema and a restaurant. It is conveniently located on Simpang Lima, in the city center, and all taxis will know how to take you there. Beware the entrance is a bit dodgy.

Live Spa and Karaoke (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Live Spa is a massage parlour located in the North of Semarang. It is next to the disco X-Point, in a rather seedy area. If you are not comfortable going to local spots, it is best for you to avoid and to go to Relique instead (10 minutes away by car).

X Point Nightclub and Karaoke (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
X Point is a nightclub and karaoke located in the North of Semarang, next to Live Spa . They have a small lounge with live music or DJ playing techno.  The girls are quite pretty (all of them are working there). It is dark and loud but friendly, especially if you are a foreigner as they are quite rare.

Relique Spa (Semarang, Cilacap, Pekalongan)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Relique Spa is a small chain of massage parlours with currently three locations in Cilacap, Pekalongan and Semarang. It is owned by Varunia Group which is also behind, among others, EC Karaoke (Yogyakarta, Bali, Semarang) and Babyface Semarang . Relique Spa is upmarket for those cities, but not yet to the standard of the best spas in Jakarta. In Cilacap and Pekalongan, it is the best spa available. In Semarang, it is tied with Emporium and Live.

Babyface Club and Karaoke (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Babyface is one of the best nightclubs in Semarang at the moment (with E-Lounge and Liquid). It is in a complex that includes a karaoke and Relique Spa. The club has a capacity of approximately 200-300 pax and it will normally be full on weekends. They have live bands or DJs playing anything that gets people moving. Mostly you will hear EDM, hip-hop and remixes of Top 40 hits. They often have visiting DJs, bands, singers, models and sexy dancers from Jakarta.

Liquid Club (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Liquid is one of the best nightclubs in Semarang. It is located in the city center, next to Happy Puppy karaoke and therefore quite easy to visit. Most of the crowd is masculine but you also have a few girls who seemed normal (they are accompanying other guys though). The music is EDM, hip hop or house, with special events almost weekly. Events are usually guest DJs from Jakarta, sexy dancers, live bands or singers.

Eleven Karaoke and Spa (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Eleven is a spa and karaoke located 10 minutes from the Semarang airport and 15-20 minutes from the city center. It is next to Babyface club and Relique Spa, the most famous one-stop entertainment complex in the city. Eleven Karaoke One of the most luxurious karaoke in Semarang with Babyface, EC, E-Plaza, Royal and Zephyr. They have over 60 high-class lady companions that cost from Rp500,000 up to Rp1,200,000 for 3 hours of singing/drinking with you. You can stay in the lounge to meet one or ask directly to a GRO for what you are looking for. They have 11 different rooms with the following capacity and prices:

Royal Karaoke (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Royal is a karaoke located in Semarang in the North of Poncol train station. It is a bit dodgy around this area but the karaoke itself is self and clean. It is also very affordable: Currently you can get a room with 2 bottles of Jack Daniels for Rp1,500,000.

Spiegel Bar and Bistro (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Spiegel is one of the best cafés/bars/bistros to visit in Semarang if you are a tourist looking for a European/Colonial atmosphere. It is housed in a recently renovated Dutch building in the middle of the old town. You also have a rooftop with a nice view of Semarang. It is perfect for a drink/cocktail after visiting the city. I didn't tried the food. From what I was told the Chef is Scottish. They serve comfort food (pizza, burgers, sandwiches) and Mexican dishes.

A to Z Bar, Wine, Brasserie (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
A to Z Bar is one of the trendiest hangout venues in Semarang at the moment. It is on the hills of Southern Semarang, with a good view on the city. They serve all the most famous Western dishes with prices similar to what you would pay in Jakarta. For a 2 course meal without drinks, the final bill should be around Rp200,000 (more if you take beef). They have a wide choice of spirits, beers and wines, currently unmatched in Semarang. It is a great spot to bring a date you would want to impress.

The Tavern and Malbec Rooftop Bar (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The Tavern is one of the most Westernized restaurants/bars in Semarang. Contrary to what the name might indicate, it isn't an old-style expat bar but a modern venue catering mostly to rich locals. On weekends, they might have DJs or live bands playing quite loud music. If you are used to eating good Western food, you'll probably be disappointed in the Tavern. My recommendation is to go there for a drink only and to enjoy the view from their "Malbec" rooftop bar. Overall : Trendy hangout spot in Semarang. Rather expensive. New and clean. Good view. The Tavern "GastroPub" and Malbec Rooftop Bar Semarang Jalan Rinjani no 1 - Semarang 50232 Phone number: 024-8503099 Email: mail@tavern.id

On On Pub (Semarang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
A friend recommended me to visit On On Pub in Semarang, which he described as one of the happenings nightspots in the city with Sakapatat. I must not have been very lucky because it was almost empty when I was there, on a Saturday night at midnight. Maybe it was too late... Maybe they aren't as popular as they used to be... The place seemed ok if you are hoping to talk to a few foreigners while having a western meal and a beer. You have quiet music and if you are lucky, you may find a group of girls alone.