Enjoy The Night at 10 Best Live Music Places in Jakarta

In a big metropolitan city such as Jakarta, each person got their own ways of relaxing and having fun between schedules. Amidst the concrete jungle, some Jakartans might opt for the cinema, play pool, or hang out and watch live music. This article is made for the last type of Jakartans, who are interested in enjoying pleasant tunes after a busy day. So here are the top 10 live music venues in Jakarta.

1. FLOW Bar & Restaurant

FLOW Bar & Restaurant view
FLOW Bar & Restaurant

The first in the list deserves the spot because of the sheer time and commitment it gives for live music. FLOW has live music performed every day with different genres for different days and a crowd of fans. Here, you’ll have a great menu for food and music with Reggae and Latin for Mondays, while on Tuesdays visitors will be greeted with RnB HipHop. Country, and Classic Rock for Wednesdays and Motown and Funk on Thursdays. But on Wednesday nights till Saturday nights, they sometimes invite many DJs like DJ Madlips and DJ Azka.

Its known to be a hard place to get due to the high demand, no wonder! They provide the best cocktails and alcoholic drinks and meals for you while enjoying live music! You’ll even get a free flow of wine, gin or vodka according to a specific day from 6 PM until 11 PM for Rp249,000++!

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 WIB – 03.00 WIB (Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday)
  • 11.00 WIB – 24.00 WIB (Monday & Wednesday)

Contact: 0877-7171-1675

Social media: @flowjakarta (Instagram)

Website: www.flowjakarta.com 

2. Baxter Smith

Baxter Smith smith
Baxter Smith

A straightforward, not too big, not too small, comfy place to enjoy a few drinks and light bites with friends. With its cozy watering hole design, Baxter Smith is a lovely place for an evening of live music and singalong. Baxter Smith’s plus point is not just the atmosphere, but also because there are three different facilities in the building. These facilities are lounge, rooftop bar, and dining.

Enjoy having the best live music in Jakarta here is better since you have many choices to sit at. They have a Thursday Live Karaoke party & Free Flow night from 8PM – 11PM. They sometimes also invite guest singers and DJs like RAN, Rio Pahlevi, DJ Tiara Eve, and more! You better stay tuned in their social media for the events!

Address: Jl. Suryo No.28, RT.10/RW.3, Rw. Bar., Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12180

Opening hours: 11.00 WIB – 24.00 WIB (Every day)

Contact: (021)22774296

Social media: @baxtersmithjkt (Instagram)

3. Shanghai Blue 1920

Shanghai Blue 1920 view
Shanghai Blue 1920

This particularly old-timey looking venue used to be a tea house by a Chinese man named Chan Mo Sang. The distinct Chinese red bursting through their lamp is sure to give you a different feel when the music starts rolling. This venue would be especially memorable if you come for its live Jazz music nearly every evening. But here are other schedules that you’ll find in this place:

Tuesday night: Swing Jazz + Cantonese Jazz Pop
Wednesday night: Swing Jazz
Thursday night: Bossa + Cantonese Jazz Pop
Saturday night: Rumba

Shanghai Blue 1920 also sends you back in time with its old eastern twist to live Jazz music through its ornaments. It will all be complete if you order their signature dishes, their Dim Sum menu, Love Duet of Melted Cheese, Crunchy Asparagus, and exotic spicy Chinese signature sauce!

Address: Jl. Kebon Sirih No.79, RT.1/RW.1, Kb. Sirih, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10340

Opening hours: 

  • 08.00 WIB – 23.00 WIB (Monday-Friday)
  • 11.00 WIB – 23.00 WIB (Saturday & Sunday)

Contact: (021)3918690

Social media: @shanghai_blue (Instagram)

Website: https://www.tuguhotels.com/restaurants/jakarta/shanghai-blue1920/

4. Molly Malone’s

Molly Malone’s bar view
Molly Malone’s

Because of its captivating atmosphere and warm hospitality, this particular live music venue is easier to visit than leave. Within its authentic Irish pub design, you’ll find that it’s a favorite among ex-pats and friends to visit Molly Malone’s. If you want to enjoy tunes from live music, go to the right side since that’s where it’ll be almost every day, mostly irish jam music. Try adding to the experience by trying out their Irish Cocktail Section that’s one among their signatures on their menu.

Address: Plaza Senayan Arcadia Lantai Dasar No. 9, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10270

Opening Hours: 

  • 10.00 WIB – 24.00 WIB (Sunday-Thursday)
  • 11.00 WIB – 02.00 WIB (Friday-Saturday)

Contact: (021) 57901433

5. Ecology

Ecology building

Through its greenish and lush design, spending time with friends for a singalong here will surely be comfy and memorable. It’s especially a good place for you to listen to live Jazz almost every day either with friends, co-workers, or that special someone. Watch out for Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights to get a listen to the local live music tunes here with a variety of genres! For you ladies, if it’s your first time going here, you get a free welcome glass of tea vodka every Wednesday 7PM-9PM

Address: Jalan Kemang Raya No. 6 Inside duty free area, RT.13/RW.1, Bangka, Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta City, Jakarta 12730

Opening hours: 

  • 11.00 WIB – 24.00 WIB (Monday-Friday)
  • 11.00 WIB – 02.00 WIB (Saturday-Sunday)

Contact: (021) 7191032

Social media: @ecologyjkt (Instagram)

Read also : The Best Live Music Cafes: Enjoy West Jakarta

6. Cascade Lounge

Cascade Lounge view
Cascade Lounge

An establishment that will bring class to your evening while you sip your glass and listen closely to the tunes. Cascade Lounge is quite notable for its Jazz and Top ‘40s songs performance to serenade and enhance guests’ nightly visit. The luxurious atmosphere and warm ambiance will surely warp your memorable visit to the prime days of Jazz and classiness.

Address: Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jl. Asia Afrika, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, RT.1/RW.3, Gelora, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10270

Opening hours: 

  • 07.00 WIB – 01.00 WIB (Monday-Friday)
  • 07.00 WIB – 02.00 WIB (Saturday-Sunday)

Contact: (021) 5747777

Website: https://muliadining.com/jakarta/cascadelounge

7. De Hooi

De Hooi interior bar view
De Hooi

A particularly favored establishment in the South Jakarta area that has been a place of memories since 2007. A favorite among Jakarta’s ex-pats and locals alike, De Hooi features various live music performances seven nights a week, and you’ll get to hear rock jam performances every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. It’s also known for its famous Pub Quiz every Wednesday night at 8.

Address: Plaza II Pondok Indah Blok B4 No. 31, Jl. Metro Duta Niaga No.Raya, RT.3/RW.14, Pd. Pinang, Kec. Kby. Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12310

Opening Hours: 

  • 10.00 WIB – 02.30 (Monday-Friday)
  • 08.00 WIB – 03.00 WIB (Saturday-Sunday)

Contact: (021) 7500742

Social media: @dehooikeren

Website: www.dehooi.com 

8. Cafe Batavia

interior of Batavia cafe with people enjoying their lunch
Cafe Batavia

Another one for those who love to listen to Jazz and a little touch of history, Cafe Batavia has a warm atmosphere that is also historic. Having its roots as far back as the Dutch colonial era, Cafe Batavia has seen upper-echelon citizens come and go. Western and Asian cuisine at Cafe Batavia is especially a delightful pairing for you to enjoy Jazz with.

Address: Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No.14, RT.7/RW.7, Pinangsia, Kec. Taman Sari, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11230

Opening hours: 

  • 09.00 WIB – 24.00 WIB (Monday-Thursday)
  • 08.00 WIB – 01.00 WIB (Friday-Saturday)
  • 08.00 WIB – 24.00 WIB (Sunday)

Contact: (021) 6915534

9. Glass House

glass house interior

This speakeasy bar is located on the 3rd floor of the Eastern Opulence Restaurant, South Jakarta. To access this bar you can go through the hidden staircase on the 2nd floor or through the restaurant lift. This place resembles a greenhouse that are dominated by brown wooden furniture and comfortable sofas which will certainly make you enjoy hip-hop, R&B, and edm music even more. You can also enjoy movie nights, karaoke nights, and DJ appearances.

Glass House has several signature cocktails, namely Miss Gyl, Strawberry Baby Pirate, and Tipsy Cream. Besides the cocktails they also have several signature dishes such as Mayo Crispy Chicken, Korean Spicy Chicken and Aburi Garlic Butter Gyu Tongue.

Alamat: Green House Jln. Cipaku I No 85, Jakarta Selatan

Operational Hours:

  • 16.00 – 02.00 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
  • 16.00 – 03.00 (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Contact:  (021) 80602045

10. The Dutch

interior the dutch

If you are a beer enthusiast, this gastropub is perfect for you. Located at 18 Parc Place, this bar is owned by Union Group and has a homey ambience with dim lighting and is designed with a simple and minimalist design, but still has a bit of industrial and vintage design.

Here, you can listen to music from live bands, 90s music, and also classic houses. You can also enjoy a wide selection of beer taps and cocktails. One of their signature cocktails that you can enjoy is the Yuzu cocktail. Besides that, you can also try their popular food, Crispy Chicken Wings and Roast Chicken Sausage.

Address: The Dutch 18 Parc Place Tower E GF SCBD, Jln. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52 – 53, Jakarta Selatan

Operational Hours: 11.00 – 01.00 (Monday-Sunday)

Contact: (021) 5152828

And there you have it! some of the best places to listen to live music in Jakarta. Of course, they have their own days for live music, not all of them perform every day of the week. So be sure to put this article on a bookmark to get you ready for the next live tunes in town!

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