9 Cool Venues with Live Music in Jakarta

1. Amigos
Amigos Bar & Cantina serves Texas and Mexican food. Established in 1979, Amigos is a popular family restaurant offering free food for kids before 5 pm. Their live music can be quite loud but is always fun especially Friday nights with the Salsa Dance Club.
2. B.A.T.S
The House Band starts nightly at 10pm. With a great ambience and excellent design, you can confidently stroll down the magnificent staircase to the club and see all that is happening right in front of you. The entrance fee covers the cost of your first drink.
3. Black Cat
Black Cat has live jazz & blues five nights a week. Always a great blend local and expatriates in the crowd. Make sure make reservation for dinner to be sure you can get a table.
4. CJ’s
Jakarta’s most stunningly and stylish gathering place. There is always a good band playing top 40 songs, with DJs taking their turn during the breaks. Regardless of the ‘working girl rep’, there’s always quite a crowd and it’s very lively, even during the week.
5. Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta carries on the Hard Rock tradition of presenting some of the most iconic memorabilia from legendary and contemporary musicians. The house band play every night enhanced by special performances from local stars happening from time to time.
6. Jaya Pub
Opened in 1976, its ever popular and one of the few clubs that survived the monetary crisis that hit Indonesia in 1998. They have a live band every night, playing a bit of everything but mostly classics. Customers are always welcome to go on stage to sing as well.
7. Rolling Stones Cafe
Rolling Stone cafe has a fabulous interior design and an outdoor area featuring a cozy garden where big events can be organized. They have different performances every night where you are often times surprised by big major local stars pop in and perform great music.
8. Shy Rooftop
Shy Rooftop is an elegant bar located on the top floor of the Papillion Building in Kemang. They have a live band most evenings, playing acoustic songs. This place is perfect for early evening drinks.
9. Tiga Puluh Music Bar & Lounge
This place is also one of Jakarta’s hardy nightlife survivors. Great food, drinks and crowds, and house bands that perform nightly until late supported by a resident DJ filling in during the breaks.

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