8 Best Places to Get Craft Beer in Jakarta
Sometimes, when it comes to beer, getting more drinks just doesn’t cut it. There’s no kick to it. Sometimes, you need to get the good ones, you need to get some craft beers. These beers are often served with better quality than the widely sold and industrialized ones. Luckily for Jakartans, getting craft beer around town is quite easy, and there are many options for it. So here are the 8 best places to get craft beer in Jakarta.
1. Beer Garden
Beer Garden is probably the most famous place to get a craft beer in Jakarta, it is also a more affordable option compared to beer bars available in Jakarta. The establishment is easily one of the most popular hang-out spot for people after work in Jakarta. That is of course, not a surprise given a warm atmosphere and various craft beer options from international to local. On weekends, the place is crowded with people due to the live music in the bar, you might want to make reservations! Although the place is not as big, you’ll still have a lot of fun!
The Indonesian Stark Craft Beer is available here, and so is the craft cider Bali brand Albens. Some of the recommended craft beers to try is Hoogarden that is served Belgian style, with Valencia orange juice and peel, making it have a sweet and classy taste. You could also try their international beers like Hitachino Nest it has a White Ale and Red Ale varian, serve it Belgian style!
Address: Jl. Kemang Sel. No.7, RT.4/RW.4, Cilandak Tim., Kec. Ps. Minggu, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12560
Other locations: SCBD & Radio Dalam
Opening hours: 06.00 PM – 02.00 AM (Sunday-Thursday), 06.00 PM – 03.00 AM (Friday-Saturday)
Contact: (+6221) 7891145
2. Beer Brother
With its atmosphere as comfy as the name suggests, Beer Brother is one of the best places to crack open a cold one. On weekends, the place is crowded with many people who wants to enjoy a beer and live music. You might want to make reservations in advanced.
Bring in your squad to get a taste of their finest craft beer variants of Stark Craft beer. Beer Brother also serves its homemade beer which includes various options with absurd names to try. The size selection is Crazy Size and Brother Size, while the flavored one’s Strawberry, Mango, and Lychee. They also serve many mains from local to international dishes.
Address: Jl. Taman Kemang II No.28, Bangka, Kec. Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730
Opening hours: 05.00 PM – 01.30 AM (Every day)
Contact: (+6221) 71796030
Social media: @beerbrotherkemang (Instagram)
3. Beer Hall
For this establishment, aside from sipping down some refreshing craft beer, live music will surely help lighten the mood. The atmosphere is comfy and they have live music every night. As usual, the place is crowded on weekends, you have to make reservations in advance for a table.
Craft beers like Anderson Valley, Tuatara, and Brewdog are some of the best selections that will help you unwind here. It even provides an Indonesian selection from Stark Craft Beer with variants such as Wheat, Dark, and Mango Ale. They also serve mains from international and local dishes.
Address: Kawasan SCBD, Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.kav 52-53, RT.5/RW.1, Senayan, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190
Opening hours: 12.00 PM – 02.00 AM (Sunday-Friday), 12.00 PM – 03.00 AM (Saturday)
Contact: (+6221) 51400949
Social media: @beerhall on Instagram
4. Paulaner Brauhaus
As the Jakartan branch of Paulaner home brewery, Paulaner Brauhaus manages to become a favorite among ex-pats and locals alike. It’s a nice cozy place that has a German theme. Live music is available every day and the service is great!
Crafting from their independent brewery, Paulaner Brauhaus mixes their products with various flavors to produce the best of tastes. They have lots of beer variants, local and international brands, like Radler and WeiBbier. They also serve many German dishes for you to try! Of course, for maximum german feel, nothing says authentic german more than celebrating Oktoberfest right here in Grand Indonesia, Jakarta.
Address: Grand Indonesia, East Mall, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.1, RT.1/RW.5, Menteng, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310
Opening hours: 11.30 AM – 12.30 AM (Sunday-Thursday), 11.30 AM – 1.30 AM (Friday & Saturday)
Contact: (+6221) 23583871
Social media: @paulanerjakarta (Instagram)
A place that sells decent craft beer but with an also good or even better atmosphere. As an establishment with an international reputation, Brewerkz provides fresh American style food along with big portions for you to try. It is also a place known perfect to hold up meetings and gatherings. Aside from Brewerkz in Senayan City, they also have a branch down in The Breeze BSD.
They serve many kinds of beers for you to choose from, international and local brands! They also have a mixed beer menu, you should try their Black and Tan, it is a mixture of oatmeal stout and golden ale. Other than beers, they also serve other alcohol beverages. The mains that they serve are western dishes and local dishes.
Address: Senayan City Crystal Lagoon Lantai LG, Jl. Asia Afrika Lot 19, Gelora, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10270
Opening Hours: 10.00 AM – 12.00 AM (Sunday-Thursday), 11.00 AM – 02.00 AM (Friday-Saturday)
Contact: (+6221) 29235788
Social media: @brewerkzjkt on Instagram
6. FLOW Bar & Restaurant
An establishment with a watering hole concept that’s perfect for an energetic night out with friends for a singalong. Reggae, HipHop, Funk, and even Classic Rock will have a designated night of live music at FLOW Bar & Restaurant.
Although they don’t serve as many craft beers, they sell a variety of beers and also serve a variety of liquors, wine, and cocktails for you to choose from. You should try their MILO PENG, chocolate milk mixed with a shot of alcohol. They also serve many mains from international to local dishes.
Address: Menara BTPN – Retail Tower Lt. 2 CBD Mega Kuningan Lot 5.5-5.6 Unit 02A, Jl. DR. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung, RT.5/RW.2, Kuningan, Kuningan Tim., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12950
Opening hours: 11.00 AM – 03.00 AM (Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday), 11.00 AM -12.00 AM (Monday & Wednesday)
Social media: @flowjakarta (Instagram)
7. Jubelof Beer Bar
For those wanting to find a good place to drink craft beers in Jakarta with proper delicious meals, Jubelof is there for you. Its place is cozy and relaxing, their outdoor space is definitely everyone’s favorite spot! If you’re looking for a place that is not quite like a bar but still has the best beers, this is the place for you.
With its wide range of craft beer on tap to choose from, Jubelof Beer Bar’s tasty menu becomes a more complete set. These craft beers range from the Australian Little Creatures, Tuatara from New Zealand, and the American Deschutes. You should try their bourbon barrel stout and Black butte porter. They also serve western dishes to accompany you with your crafted beers!
Address: Mal Kelapa Gading 1 Ground Floor #G-188, RT.13/RW.18, East Kelapa Gading, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta City, Jakarta 14240
Opening hours: 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM (Sunday-Tuesday), 10.00 AM – 12.00 AM (Wednesday-Saturday)
Contact: (+6221) 22458172
Social media: @jubelof.id (Instagram)
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Last but not least, a humble but still satisfying option for Jakartans looking for some decent craft beer in town. Coffeebeerian, as the name suggests, serves both quality coffee and craft beer in Jakarta with their homey decored establishment.
Their coffee is a selection of local types of coffee that guests can try out when not sipping down their freshening craft beer. Other than that, their food is surely a good option to complement those drinks. Their menu ranges from Pan Seared Herb Chicken with Mashed Potato, Pork Belly Fries, to Beef Burger with Sweet Potato Fries. A pretty good option to wash down with beer, if you ask me.
Address: Jl. Ciragil II No.26, Rw. Bar., Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12180
Opening hours: 07.15 AM – 12.00 AM (Monday-Saturday)
Social media: @coffeebeerian (Instagram)
There you have it, some of the best places to get craft beer in Jakarta. Do note that some of these places are better in some categories like there are the ones that have better menu variants and others have better live music. So when in Rome, do as the Romans do, which is trying to say, try all of them! You might even end up doing a bar crawl for your night!