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Bin17 or Bin 17 Winehouse (CLOSED)

By The Jakarta Team →
Update May 2011: The place is closed and it has been replaced, I think, by Panacea Resto and Lounge . I will try to check it and review it on this blog. Bin17 is not to be confused with Bin's Club , a karaoke/massage parlour joint in Lokasari... Bin17 is an upmarket wine house and restaurant. Nice design décor, comfortable sofas, but awfully expensive.. The waiters, and I don't blame them, do not seem to know a lot about wine as well. All they could tell us was: "This wine is very good, one of the best in the world!"

Bin's Club and Karaoke (Lokasari Plaza, Jakarta) CLOSED

By The Jakarta Team →
Funny karaoke, but it has nothing really special compared to other Karaoke in Lokasari: The same terrible microphone, bad speakers and girls on ecstasy. And it's not really funny, it's just the name... It might be a massage parlour as well, since there are so many floors and so many prostitutes going up and down.

Black Cat Jakarta Jazz Club (Senayan Arcadia)

By The Jakarta Team →
BlackCat Jazz Supper club is a classy, upmarket jazz Bar with good live performances. The seats are not so comfortable though and it’s a bit too dark. Mixed expat and Indonesian crowd. that I didn't find so pretentious for a Jazz bar . Not far from Red Square bar if you feel like going out after that..

Bliss-Loft 25 (Menara Jamsostek, Gatot Subroto) CLOSED

By The Jakarta Team →
2 rooms, one with hip-hop and Rn’B music, the other one with house music. Very young crowd (16-20) but can be nice sometimes because young kids know how to party. Too many people throwing up though. Nice view on Jakarta by night.

Black Pearl Martini Lounge & Bar (CLOSED)

By The Jakarta Team →
French club, or at least french expat owner. Used to be located in Permata Hijau and is supposed to move to Menara Satrio. The old place was expensive and pretentious.

Bugil's Bar & Expat Jakarta hangout (CLOSED) (Taman Ria Senayan)

By The Jakarta Team →
Very popular expat bar. Cute waitresses that usually end up marrying a customer if I believe the weekly newsletter that the owner, Bartele, used to send. Live music and good atmosphere... It's a good place to meet new people if you're are new in Jakarta. Some working girls from Blok M, but not a girlie bar... Girls here are looking for a boyfriend first, not immediate cash. It closed down a few months ago unfortunately because the whole Taman Ria Senayan complex is under construction (It caused the Embassy Club to close as well)..

Cafe Queen Traditional Jakarta Bar and café (Jl Halimun)

By The Jakarta Team →
Very local dangdut bar, the place is quite dodgy and can become really hot since it has no air-con. The entrance is a bit hidden, just a small door on a small street next to the Cafe Queen warung. "When you’re bored withthe loud head-banging music, you can relax eating apples or drinking es campur on the terrace, or call your friends from the wartel upstairs". SZ

Capocaccia Jakarta (CLOSED)

By The Jakarta Team →
CLOSED AND REPLACED WITH CHAMBERS Capoccacia, which doesn't mean anything in my dictionary (i invite Italian speakers to help me...), is a new Italian restaurant and bar rather discreet and targeting upscale Jakartans. It is actually a franchise which already possesses two similar restaurants in Geneva and Monaco, please don't ask me why the owner chose Jakarta after that.