Jakarta is one of the cities in the world with the most skyscrapers (buildings over 150 meters high). Luckily, several of them have rooftop bars and restaurants from which you can enjoy an amazing view.

Rising way above the traffic jams, they are also a great way to escape from Jakarta's pollution, and to enjoy a fresher air.

Below are my 10 favorite rooftop bars in Jakarta (scroll down for those which are free, without minimum charge to enter):

Best Rooftop Bars in Jakarta

SKYE (Jalan Sudirman)
The most famous rooftop in Jakarta. The view is not as good as in Cloud but the atmosphere is less "corporate/expat" and more relaxed. A must for tourists. Strict dress code in evenings: No shorts or sandals.

Cloud Lounge (Thamrin)
Another rooftop near SKYE in the Plaza Building (Plaza Indonesia). It is conveniently located in the heart of the city and it offers fantastic views of Jakarta by day or by night. One of my favorite bars in Jakarta.

Chao Chao (SCBD)
This rooftop bar on top of the Alila Hotel SCBD replaced Hakkasan after it closed in 2020. It is an expensive place with only a tiny bar area. Most customers are required to book sofas (2,5M of minimum spend for 4 people). The view is ok but not exceptional. Good electronic music.

Highest Rooftop Bar in Jakarta

Henshin (Rasuna Said)
This rooftop bar on top of the Westin Hotel is one of the most expensive in the city, but also one of the classiest. Superb atmosphere and view, with a fantastic service. Not too crowded, probably because of the price.

Newest Rooftop Bars in Jakarta

Newest luxury rooftop bar in Jakarta, on the 36th floor of the Park Hyatt Hotel (Menteng, near the American Embassy, not to be confused with the Grand Hyatt). I think its view is actually less spectacular than that of Henshin or Cloud, because the skyscrapers are further away. It is also less happening (not so many interesting events so far). It's a shame because it has potential. Prices on the high side (minimum IDR 200,000 for a cocktail and over IDR110,000 for a beer).

Cafe Cali (Sudirman)
This new rooftop bar is on the 32nd floor of the Orient Hotel. It is located in the same building as Caspar. During the day, it works as a pool club and restaurant with a laid-back Mediterranean vibe. In the evening, it can be more or less crowded depending on their events. Sometimes quite empty (except at sunset time), sometimes very busy. So make sure to check their Instagram before going.

The entrance fee during the day is IDR 200,000 with one drink included (and pool towels). At night, it can be up to IDR 300,000.

Free Rooftop Bars in Jakarta (No Minimum Charge)

Awan Lounge
This is not the most spectacular rooftop in Jakarta, as it is only on the 9th floor of Kosenda Hotel (near Sarinah/Thamrin), but it is nevertheless popular. Its relaxing jungle concept is exactly what you need after a hectic day in the city, and it has more affordable prices than its competitors.
On the 7th floor of Artotel in Thamrin, just in front of Sarinah Mall, this is a minimalist rooftop bar which is rarely crowded, unless they have a special event. Customers are often young and/or clients of the hotel.

Hause is a small bar and restaurant located on the rooftop of MD Place in Setiabudi. You have a long selection of cocktails, Western and Indonesian food, live music on selected nights, and a hipster vibe.

The building is only 6 floors high so you don't expect a fantastic view. There are plants and flowers everywhere and it's what I liked the most about Hause. It truly feels like an oasis in the city (especially in that area of Jakarta where you don't have any green spaces). 

Apart from the plants, there is really nothing special about the design. It's cute and homey but nothing you've never seen before elsewhere.

My problem with Hause is that the prices are way too high compared to what the place has to offer in terms of food, drinks, service and atmosphere.

Small rooftop bar, not very far from Mega Kuningan, with reasonable prices. Indonesian crowd.

Another simple rooftop bar with cheap prices and a good view of the surrounding skyscrapers. Located on the 5th floor of Guesthouse De 80's Genteng Ijo, in Setiabudi.

You may also want to check Egghotel Rooftop near Mega Kuningan.

9 comments to '' Top 10 Rooftop Bars in Jakarta (2023) "

  1. nice concept, try to reach in palembang wkwkwk

  2. i think the best rooftop bars skye , but expensive than the others. But overall i like rooftop bar (except raining) haha

  3. One of the best rooftop bars in Jakarta in my opinion is 33 degrees bar in Ancol Aston.. Fantastic views from there and the price reasonable...

  4. Have you tried Discovery Sky in Ancol? It is not exactly rooftop but there is a very nice view...

  5. You forgot to mention Nuage on top of Prime Whiz Hotel in Kelapa Gading ...

  6. Skye and Cloud really rock! Awesome view and nice staff! Only a pity expat old men act like Bill Gates pretending they are hot with their fat belly's looking for young deers

  7. Jakarta is polluted, I found the smog somewhat off-putting there. I avoid anything outdoors in the city centre for the same reason.

  8. You have K22 Rooftop Bar in Fairmont Hotel now. It is quite nice as well but very pricey.

  9. Savanna Rooftop Bar in Kelapa Gading... it's a cool place with DJs, live music and on Saturday stand up comedy...