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The Cellar - Four Seasons Hotel

By The Jakarta Team →
Wine Lounges are among the trendiest night spots in Jakarta at the moment. Dozens of them have opened in the past two years, which is quite a surprise considering we are in a muslim country. Patrons in The Cellar are actually mostly business travellers and expats who come to enjoy a cozy, quiet lounge with a vast wine collection. Compared to other wine lounges in Jakarta, The Cellar has an internationally recognized sommelier that will guide you in your wine selection, but it is more expensive and exclusive. Other wine lounges in Jakarta: Vin+ , Magnum , Cork&Screw , Maroon . The Cellar in Four Seasons Hotel Lobby Level Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Jakarta 12920 Indonesia

Cork & Screw Restaurant and Bar (Wisma Kodel, Rasuna Said)

By The Jakarta Team →
Cork & Screw is one of the most popular lounges and restaurants in Jakarta. There are currently two locations in the city, one in Wisma Kodel, and a smaller one in Plaza Indonesia. Though their food is very average for the price, they are trendy places to have a drink, in particular wines. They have a large collection of bottles coming from Vin+ shops, most of them around Rp300k/400k. That's about twice as expensive as in Europe but unfortunately, this is the norm in Jakarta. Overall, I do not recommend Cork & Screw for eating, but you can share a bottle of wine with a few friends.  It is quite busy so you may also want to book your table.

Kudus Bar Jakarta (The Sultan Hotel, ex-Hilton, Jalan Sudirman)

By The Jakarta Team →
Nice classy wine bar, popular with businessmen, expats and wealthy locals. The decor is inspired by the town of Kudus, in Central Java, to make its interior Jakarta's first "Javanese wine lounge". The beautiful furniture and artefacts gives Kudus an elegant feel, without being too pompous. You also have an interesting selection of live music, from jazz to acoustic, every day from 8pm to midnight (you can check the schedule here: Sultan Jakarta Kudus Bar ). Kudus is quite expensive, but you have some interesting discounts if you come during the happy hours, from 5pm to 8pm, with 30% off on beers and soft drinks and 15% off on wines.

Magnum Wine Bar and Cigar Smoking Lounge (Jakarta's Mall Bellagio, Mega Kuningan)

By The Jakarta Team →

Oak Room (Hotel Nikko Jakarta)

By Jakarta100bars →
Oak Room is quaint lounge located inside Nikko Hotel. I went there to have a quick drink after eating in the Olive Tree restaurant, and even though I would not come back, I thought it was a nice place to relax. Since the bar is quite small, almost all the sofas were taken on that evening. I guess most clients are Nikko Hotel guests since there isn't anything special to make anybody else visit. Some pop music in the background, a lot of cigarette smoke, free magazines/books, old furniture, that's about all for the atmosphere.

Rosso (Hotel Shangri-La)

By Jakarta100bars →
Rosso is the fine dining Italian restaurant of the 5-star  Shangri La . In the same hotel you may also find Satoo , a top-notch all-day buffet restaurant, and B.A.T.S , a popular expat bar. I visited on a Monday night and it was almost full, with mostly expatriates and business travelers. Consequently, though the waiters were very efficient, they were not always immediately available and it gave me the impressions they were understaffed.  The design of Rosso is chic and modern, with a high, painted ceiling. The sitting is comfortable, on sofas or in a booth, and the tables are distant enough to allow for private conversation. There is also a cozy lounge in Rosso's smaller room. I didn't try the wine, but there seems to be quite a large selection on the menu.

Vino Embassy (Kemang)

By The Jakarta Team →
Vino Embassy is a wine lounge in Kemang, by the Amor Group which also owns the Amor Club . A second lounge has recently opened in Dharmawangsa Square, following the success of this one. Vino Embassy surfed on the wine trend a few years ago, providing amateurs with a design lounge and store. They rely on a quite big collection of over 1,000 bottles, among which a few collectibles. The place is peaceful, with low chillout music during the day, but the music gets housy later in the evening. It's not my favourite wine lounge in Jakarta because I don't really like the setting which is too impersonal and cold. It is a good place for shopping though. Moreover, I'm still not used to the concept of drinking wine without eating and Vino Embassy doesn't have anything very tasty in its restaurant. I would not buy an expensive wine and have it with onion rolls.