This article was last updated on May 2021. Please note that due to COVID-19, Dragonfly, Colosseum, and Blowfish are currently closed. The other ones are still open but closing early (around 1 AM).

Going to nightclubs or bars is one of the best ways to meet Indonesian girls in Jakarta.

It is a bit more challenging than online dating because you need to know what are the best venues and the best days to be successful. You must also be careful to differentiate between the "normal" girls, the prostitutes, and the professional girlfriends (sugar babies). The latter category includes all the ladies who make a living from having one or several boyfriends. Depending on what you are looking for, they can be either a great target or something to avoid.

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Tips for Meeting Girls in Clubs in Jakarta

When to Party?
Wednesday is the absolute best day for partying in Jakarta. It is cheaper, less crowded, and many nightclubs have a ladies' night. This means the percentage of "good" girls will be higher than usual. Also, you have less competition from other guys, as there are fewer of those tourists/travelers who come for the weekend from Singapore/Kuala Lumpur looking for a one-night-stand.

Book a Table/Sofa
If possible, always reserve a table or a sofa. You generally have to spend a minimum of IDR4-7 Million to get a table for 6-10 people, in a VIP corner, preferably near the DJ or near the dancefloor. That's about 3 bottles of spirits + the mixers. If you are with 4 or 5 friends, that's not more expensive than paying an entrance fee and buying several drinks separately. If you are alone or with just a couple of friends, ask the waiter if you can keep the unused bottles for another night.

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Best Clubs for Meeting Girls in Jakarta

I'm ranking below the 10 nightclubs where you have the most chance of meeting girls in Jakarta.

You can click on the name of each one for a complete review:

Basque
Without any doubt, this is the most popular party sport for foreigners in Jakarta as of today. It is a Spanish restaurant by day, specializing in cuisine from the Basque region, and it transforms into a bar/club after midnight. There is nothing incredible about it, but it is spacious, with several distinct areas: A long circular bar, a dining room, a lounge, and a small dancefloor that gets packed on weekends. 

During the week, it is much quieter except on Wednesday. There are a few other bars in the same building, Moonshine, and J. Sparrow which are both worth a look. Loewy is also within walking distance from here.

The crowd in Basque is an odd mix. Most guys are foreigners, either expats or tourists. Among the girls, many are students or professionals, but there are also probably around 25%-50% that are either prostitutes or sugar babies (the kind you would meet on SeekingArrangement).

This is also a large venue, similar to Basque but with a more Indonesian and upper-class crowd. They usually have live music or DJs playing Top 40 songs.

Opened in 2006, Dragonfly is probably the most famous nightclub in Jakarta and it still attracts a beautiful crowd of socialites, celebrities, expats, and wealthy Indonesians. Many girls visit the club hoping to find a foreign guy, preferably a rich one. This is why Dragonfly has a bad reputation among some people as it is considered a club for "ayam" or "gold-diggers". It is a rather expensive place to party, with an entrance fee of IDR300,000 without any drinks.

Located in Kemang, this iconic bar is a meeting point for foreigners in South Jakarta. I'm not a big fan of it personally, but it is always crowded and it is great to meet new people. Something remarkable about it is that there are clients of any age, from young interns who just landed in the city to retired expats who have spent 30 years in Indonesia. There is also a fair number of girls, most of whom are looking for serious relationships.

The bar has several areas including a sports bar and an indoor beer garden for live music events.

This restaurant and bar is still a popular joint for picking up girls, more than 10 years after it opened. This is a great place to start a night out as it is centrally located in the nightlife area of Mega Kuningan, and the food they serve is actually good. There is usually some action near the bar area, where you can easily talk to other customers.

Fable is part of the Fairgrounds complex, next to Lucy in the Sky, The Pallas, and Swillhouse. All these venues get really busy on weekends with hip Indonesians in their 20s. They tend to hang out in closed groups, though, but with a little effort, you should be able to make some friends.

Nu ChinaDronk and Second Floor (Kemang)
These 3 nightclubs/bars are all located in Kemang and they are popular with a younger crowd (sometimes under 21). They are cheap but the alcohol they serve is probably not genuine.

This smokey bar has live music every night. It is not very popular with foreigners, so you'll stand out in the crowd if you go there. The downside is that you'll have to hear a lot of cheesy Indonesian pop songs.

CJ's and BATS
CJ's Bar
These two infamous hotel bars are located in the Mulia hotel and the Shangri-La hotel respectively. You can easily meet women there, but you'll probably have to pay since the majority of them are prostitutes. The male customers are typically either expats or foreign businessmen, usually above 40. CJs and BATS are also the best bars in Jakarta to listen to live music (covers of Top 40 songs).

This nightclub belongs to the Ismaya Group, also behind Dragonfly. It has a younger crowd, mostly Indonesian Chinese, and from the upper class.

12 comments to '' Best Clubs to Meet Indonesian Girls in Jakarta (2021 Update) "

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  1. The majority of your club is rates low... And its supposed to be the best 8?

    I cant imagine the rating on no 9 n onwards then, haha

    Zav

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  2. so much for it being "the easiest city in Asia for single guys" lol.

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    1. Jakarta is an easy city to pick up girls, but not necessarily in nightclubs. Online is much better.

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  3. As a point of clarification, the line between prostitutes and "normal girls" is rather thin. In Jakarta you have the wealthy class and everyone else below. What this means is that a prostitute is a girls who sells her body to any punter who is willing to pay. A normal girl in jakarta will sell herself to only one bloke who is willing to pay her rent and living expenses while under the delusion that she is loyal. The truth is whe will ride that gravy train until his wife finds out or she ages out of the professional simpanan trade. Either way, if you aren't willing to pay a tariff for night or for a year then your chances of scoring an Indo broad or any broad from SE Asia will be slim.

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    1. Yes, exactly so. Some of the posts and sites give the wrong impression that things work somehow differently. They do not. Only in the way described above. There are only minor, really minor adjustments or modifications, but not really differences. Wish I knew that before arriving in SEA region for the first time... But, nonetheless, it was only couple of hundred mistakes, wrong moves and humiliations. But, I am still alive and still enjoying SEA with my full lungs...

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  4. How much is it for these clubs? 5 to 7 mil for a table? That's insane. Even in Korea or Japan isn't that expensive for love room with hot girls and drinks. Any places like this in Jakarta besides loud clubs and bars?

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    1. You can usually get a standing table in Basque or Boca Rica for 3-4M near the dancefloor. Dragonfly is a bit more expensive (at least 2 bottles).

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  5. What is cost of entrance and beer in all this places? I mean, this website mostly cover advices for single guys in Jakarta, but here we get price for table for 5 people. I'm alone, i don't like tables anyway, like to move around in clubs, so how can i find entrance fee and price of beer? Thanks

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    1. Dragonfly: IDR300,000 entrance without drink, then a beer is about 80K.
      Basque: IDR200,000-250,000 entrance on weekends, then a beer is about 70k.

      In general, expect to pay at least IDR 200,000 for entrance and more than 60k for a beer.

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  6. Those that think Indonesian girls are getting rich off working the clubs have no idea how the system works. even those that have regular customers or sugar daddy turn most money over to their family. They often live in poverty to send most money home. The goal is to build a home for their parents in the village

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  7. Haha i need sugar daddy !!

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  8. Most of the Indonesian women who even go to clubs leave alone work in clubs are going against their culture, whether they be muslim or non muslim. Going to clubs and drinking is a part of western culture not Indonesian culture. For bules that like to make justifications about the tart they found at the bar and are now trying to domesticate, forget it, you will come out the loser. If you met your chick at a bar then be prepared to be disappointed, there is a high chance you are miserable or the marriage fails. If you think your sugar baby sends her money home, you are wrong, she sends YOUR money home. Unless you are prepared to learn to speak Indo fluently, spend at least 10 years living in country and are ready to eat Indo food the rest of your life, then just follow this website, have a good time and find a woman from your own country to eventually marry, you will have more in common after the sex ends. If you think the great sex continues with your Indo woman you are wrong. After you bring her back to your country she will spend every waking moment searching out other Indos, the only food she will want to cook is her own and the rest of the time will be spent on arisan and phone calls with Indo friends. And yes, you will still be sending money back to the kamupung to in laws that can't even pronounce your name. Good luck!

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