The Jakarta Post
Jakarta is full of lounges and bars that are ready to celebrate the upcoming New Year. (Shutterstock/File)
Home to a plethora of lounges and bars, Jakarta serves as a great destination for those seeking to enjoy a festive ambiance during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Among the many places to choose from, below are some of the cozy spots that we recommend.
Situated on the first floor of Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, B.A.T.S offers a groovy ambiance for its customers, who can opt to join the New Year Party and dance to the live music presented by local bands and DJs. Ticket prices start at Rp 140,000 (US$10) including the entrance fee and first drink.
Contact: +6221 2922 9999; firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare your white clothes as it will be the dress code of this restaurant's NYE 2016 Party in Kemang, South Jakarta, with live performances by Centerstage featuring Okta Tobing. Aside from lavish drink deals, the British-Indian restaurant and pub also offers body and face painting, fireworks and a glow-in-the-dark countdown. The doors open at 7 p.m. with no entrance fee.
Contact: +6221 71790151
Have you ever wanted to live the movie Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John? Altitude The Plaza is set to embrace the 1978 movie in their New Year’s Eve Party alongside performances by Sober Band and Flamingo Band. Guests will also have the chance to win two tickets to Bali including accommodation. Prices range from Rp 200,000 for a drink only and Rp 1,000,000 including dinner.
Contact: +6221 2992 2448; email@example.com
In welcoming 2017, Loewy will present Discotheque at 9 p.m. onward featuring French DJ Hugel. Performing in Indonesia for the first time, Hugel will spin his signature mix of electronic, hip-hop and pop. Located at the Oakwood Premier Cozmo, the party will bring back the era of Studio 54. It is advised to make a reservation in advance.
Contact: +6221 2554 2378
(Read also: Welcome 2017 in style at these Jakarta hotels)
There is always a celebration at de Hooi. The bar in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, is slated to offer fun, live music and a hassle-free New Year’s Eve with a 50 percent discount for a second bottle of spirits.
Contact: +6221 7500 742
Immigrant Lounge & Club and Moet & Chandon champagne is set to launch a New Year's Eve party dubbed Room No. 2017, featuring special performances by DREEASQUAD Dance Company and their top residents like Lil’B, Kotot, Ethnic and Juicy starting at 10 p.m. with a first drink charge of Rp 400,000. But guests can also opt to celebrate earlier by enjoying the New Year’s Eve dinner at the Immigrant Dining Room starting from 7 p.m. onward with an exclusive set menu created by head chef Stephane Galibert. At a starting price of Rp 988,000 for two persons, the package will include a complimentary entrance to the New Year’s Eve party at the Immigrant Lounge & Club.
Contact: +6221 299 2416 (Immigrant Lounge & Club), 0812 99 3000 99 (The Immigrant Dining Room)
What if you could spend your countdown directly under the stars? Known for its breathtaking view of the Jakarta skyline, Lucy in the Sky is slated to present Lucy's Glitterific Countdown to celebrate the New Year with sparkles, glitter and rainbows. Starting at 10 p.m., the event will feature Bima G, Aditya Permana and Barry. It is recommended to reserve your spot immediately.
Contact: +6221 515 2308/09
One of the notable spots in Jakarta, Dragonfly will bring Australian young DJ and producer Throttle to its Spectrum NYE ‘17 event. Guests can also expect to be entertained by local performers like Hizkia, Joyo, MC BAM and VJ Digital Hallucination. The entrance ticket price is Rp 400,000. (kes)
Contact: 0857 1080 003
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