The most popular bar in Jalan Jaksa. It has a live music band almost every night, playing a mix of favorite indonesian pop song and classic Top 40. The drinks, especially beer is really cheap, around Rp. 18,000/bottle, so you will meet many backpackers, english teachers and mid-class indonesians. Lots of gays and “professional girlfriends”, hoping to meet a boyfriend among the travellers.

Memories Cafe Jakarta
Jalan Jaksa
Phone: 021-3162548
Open from early morning until 2/3 am

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  1. FYI the sceond picture is actually of Romance, now sadly departed... R.I.P.

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  2. Memories is still a popular place in Jaksa, with the usual shitbag crowd of backpackers, sleazy hookers and rent boys and the like. You could hold out a shit-stained 1000 rupiah note in that place and your arm would be missing a second later.

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  3. I found the place to be funny and lively but unfortunately many gays there and too many hookers

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  4. A lot of sissy (bencong) there!!!

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  5. I am looking for A dear old friend, Yani. Please if you know where she is email me. vincentconti@gmail.com she has two sisters who also might be on Jaksa Tuti and Lastri. terimah kasih vincent

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  6. Fat Freddy, your comment made me LOL. I know the place well, and know what you mean, but if does have a certain charm, when you are in the mood. I know a lovely lady there, Grace, who is a dear lady.

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  7. Hey i know all you guy looking name of yani is was my friend too,i think she still there cuz i see the video in youtube with other girls.yanti

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  8. Vincent,im yanti i been to jl jaksa it was long time a go around 2001,i know Yani. even now im living far away from jakarta -paris .cheers .Yanti di paris-France

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  9. Yes, I have been there. Beer is cheap indeed. Nice place. Pity the band does not know some old popular numbers, but ok. Everytime I visit Jakarta, you can find me there in the evening/night. Nice place!!

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  10. JL Jaksa has always been fun, it is cheap and cheerful, and i can not agree with some of the earlier comments from Fat Fredy, i first went there in 1988. I accept that the bars on jaksa are low class but so is the bill at the end of the night, you get what u pay for. In some ways the night life there is quite authentic, more so than the expensive hotel bars. Anyway with its location it is a good place to get a few cheap beers in your system before heading for the nightclubs/

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  11. frank im dannis where u,soon we will on jl.jaksa more in this club,miss u love dannis

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  12. ohh man Yani was just a sweetie I don't know what happened to her we used to email each other then her email died

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  13. And the evil Queen of Memories Grandma Grace one of the oldest prostitutes in the business!hahahahah

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  14. Cheap and cheerful indeed!

    Looking at the bar, its shit, no doubt about it.
    But its full of people, nice people and is very cheap.

    I saw the banci2, bencong2 and hooker2 cruising the streets but they didn't bother me at all, they're just looking for people that want to be found...

    Go there to: Have a laugh and make friends.
    Don't go there to: impress anyone or not sweat.

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  15. I absolutely utterly adore this place. Beers are cheap. Folks are friendly, down to earth. I went midweek, a Thursday night and the comment about a shitstained Rp 1,000 (thats 6 pence sterling) being snatched is pretty wrong. Keep your wits about you like any other city, and you'll be fine. Don't get too drunk.

    From crazygweilo at Tripadvisor.

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  16. Spent 5 years in Jakarta and one of the things I miss most is Memories; authentic, friendly and fun. I enjoyed the music, made friends with staff and customers and never had any sort of problem even when I went there on my own as a middle aged expat woman. People just get what they go looking for. I went there looking for live music, a drink and the dance floor and i sure got it besides the human "live show" you can enjoy if you like to watch people. Salam Madam Veronica.from maria (who liked Elisabeth's singing)


























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  17. Place is fucking awesome

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  18. nice place, friendly people

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  19. just arrived at JJ 2 days ago and ended up at Memories, and when I leave they will be good memories.Met the owner last night,lovely Indo chinese woman, her family has owned the bar 25 yrs! Great staff, no one has overcharged me

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  20. live music performance quality...it's very awfull and the songs well bored.

    but the beer price, it's still the cheapest one...And the owner it's still friendly to everyone.

    btw, there's a good looking Korean/ Chinese/ Japan young guy often in there...:) is there anyone knows him???

    IDR 35k for a big bottle of beer

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  21. Sitting in the bar now, 9pm thursday evening and looks pretty dead. A few locals and expats/backpackers watching Indonesian football. Maybe good if you are with friends but I dont recommend it as a pre-drink venue before a club night if you are flying solo.

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  22. Still going strong. Beers are 45ribu now for a big bintang. Quite full on weekend nights. Live music after 10 pm every night.

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  23. Went there in February 2004, had a great time. Anyone knows what happened to the singer Lydia Natalia? Or maybe has even a valid email address of her? Would like to catch up with her.

    Thanks

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  24. Good place, good music, good lady's. Nice place to meet interesting people. Practice your bahasa.

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  25. Good craic, interesting not too mahal fab musik.hope it's still there April 2018.every where else in Jakarta is terlaloo expensive. Even for foreigners. The locals think all foreigners are kaya.

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  26. Iagree,wentto block M, small beer 60,000ruphs.ridiculas.

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  27. Stay away from block M, if you don't mind paying 65,000 for small beer. Ridiculas

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  28. Memories cafe jln jaksa terbaik

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