LUXURY, Top gay websites 2015 BY A THIRD ROW. What are the best nightclubs in Jakarta?
I get asked the most by readers of Jakarta100bars. The following list should answer this question though I imagine some of you may disagree with my rankings. If you do, please leave a comment below about your favorite clubs in the city. Surprisingly, there has not been so many changes in the past few year in the city’s clubbing scene. All the venues listed below already existed in 2014.
As I mentioned in my review Jakarta Nightlife Guide 2017, almost all nightclubs in Jakarta are expensive. If you are a heavy alcohol drinker and if you are with a small group, I would advise to always buy a bottle. Bouncers in Jakarta take their jobs very seriously. If you are not dressed appropriately, you will be refused no matter how much money you are about to spend. Men should not wear a t-shirt or a torn jean.
Unfortunately, the quality of the music is not the focus in Jakarta. In most clubs below except Mille’s, the playlist is similar and consists of a mix of mostly famous, mainstream international hits. You have an international DJ playing almost every weekend in Jakarta though. In this case, the music is more likely to be original. If those 10 clubs are not enough, I invite you to read my list of Jakarta’s Best Bars.
Most of these have a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays. Quick introduction to Jakarta nightlife: Read my article Jakarta Nightlife 2016 Explained in 500 Words. The best way to meet normal Indonesian girls, with a good education and a salary is to use dating websites. Tinder can work well as well but it is difficult to maintain long discussion on a mobile phone I think. I recommend you to can try Indonesian Cupid, which is owned by Match. You can browse the girls’ profile for free and show that you are interested.
The site has 1,000,000 members already, meaning you always have hundreds of girls in Jakarta online at any time. Register for free using this link: Sign Up – Indonesian Cupid. Jenja is the newest and currently most happening nightclub in Jakarta. It is the second Jenja to open in Indonesia following the success of the Seminyak branch. Well-designed yet not overly luxurious, it is the first nightclub in the city to specialize in non-commercial techno music.
Their first guest DJs were Oliver Huntemann, MANDY and Marc Romboy. 30-minute drive from the city center. If you need a cheap hotel nearby, I recommend you Midtown Residence. Even though Immigrant is not as good as it used to be before its renovation, it is still one of Jakarta’s top party places. It has a small dance floor usually full of expats and sexy local girls. Prices are slightly above Dragonfly for individual drinks, but they give you a drink with the entrance fee. Music is hip hop, EDM, Top 40, Rn’B depending on the night.