JAKARTA’S BEST ROOFTOP BAR

WHAT: Jakarta’s Best Rooftop Bar
WHERE: Scattered across Jakarta!

Everybody loves rooftop bar – so let’s get in touch with the city’s most iconic rooftop bars – maybe you missed some of them. Have fun and happy weekend!

1. Skye 
Everyone knows Skye. Helmed by city’s biggest restaurant group, Ismaya, Skye Bar has been one of the notable place for you to see and be seen by the city’s elite. Be sure to come during the sunset – it has a remarkable view than the night view. Plus, it’s very breezy. Be sure to dress up and avoid shorts (for male) and slippers – this place has a tight dresscode. Be warned: Reservations cannot be made if you want to sit  by the pool. Its based on first come first serve basis. Oh, the pool is not meant for swimming, FYI. Jakarta Sky Rooftop Bar

2. Cloud Lounge & Living Room
Everybody loves this place. Its located right above Altitude, one of the city’s elite sky dining restaurant at The Plaza. Its slightly small so be sure to book your sofa in advance if you want some private space. Beware though, it may be a little humid during the night. And if you want a direct view, its recommended to go to Altitude’s Salt Grill. Jakarta Sky Rooftop Bar

3. Lobbyn
Located right above Fave Hotel Kemang, Lobbyn is one of Jakarta’s urban hotspot. Dominated by fellow youngsters, this place is one of Kemang’s residence hideout for a breath of fresh air.Jakarta Sky Rooftop Bar

4. FJ on 7 
Also located in Kemang,it may not have that dazzling view like the first three lounges – but it definitely hosts one of the best place for a cozy retreat with your friends. Drinks please!Jakarta Best Rooftop Sky Bar

5. Lucy in the Sky
Its packed packed, packed. Located at one of the city’s hippest playground, Fairground at SCBD. This place is always crowded with people looking for pre-drinks before they enter Fable (a club right below). Food is okay – but we like the view on how we’re surrounded with majestic buildings.
Jakarta Best Rooftop Sky Bar

6. Awan Lounge
Awan Lounge is the jewel of Hotel Kosenda – an artistically designed hotel that is also one of the city’s most beloved retreat. Since its opening, the place is always packed. We love this place because of its warm ambience, and very breezy weather. Plus, the drink is not that expensive. Jakarta Sky Rooftop Bar

7. S.L.A.M
S.L.A.M stands for Sky Lounge at Mercure. Nestled at Mercure Simatupang, SLAM is the neighbourhood idea of a great night out. With a swimming pool – yes you can swim, and great food, this place is perfect for you staying in that area.Jakarta Sky Rooftop Bar

8. Level 8
This is definitely one of the city’s best kept secret- even for the locals. This iconic place is located at Ritz Carlton Pacific Place Jakarta. What makes it hard to reach? Well – its only open on Friday & Saturday. But the place, is definitely a must visit for you coming to Jakarta – or been living in Jakarta. Jakarta Sky Rooftop Bar

PLEASE DON’T TELL

As the competition to find Indonesia’s best bartender hots up, Diageo World Class is providing contestants with inspiration in the form of US winner, Jeff Bell, who will be visiting Jakarta this week  - and we had the privilege to get invited to this special night.

Jeff Bell
Jeff Bell is currently the head bartender at New York’s highly acclaimed speakeasy bar, Please Don’t Tell. For those of you who wonders about the term speakeasy, it’s a term used for establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. Such establishments came into prominence in the United States during the Prohibition era – where alcoholic drinks are not allowed to be sold to the public.

Jeff Bell Jakarta

Please Don’t Tell is widely considered to have started the renaissance of prohibition style bars and was recently voted best bar in America. To gain access, guests enter a hot dog joint, Crif Dogs, before finding the secret venue hidden away behind a telephone booth. The stylish, yet secretive, event at Potato Head Garage will allow guests to experience this award-winning bar right here in Jakarta.

Jeff Bell Jakarta
Potato Head Garage then transforms itself by closing the drapes in its main dining hall – where from a distance, one will eventually grab its mysterious aura. The night was indeed a stylish, yet intimate party as this RSVP party blows guests, including us – with the many delicious cocktails from Jeff himself + a specially created hot dogs from Potato Head Garage. Oh how we wish the night didn’t end soon – and yes! (Kudos to Iris Worldwide, and special thanks to Polly for having us : )), do we look forward to see another great party. *Photo: Courtesy of Iris Worldwide.

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13 PLACES FOR CHRISTMAS

Yes folks! Christmas is finally here! And there’ s no better way to close this magical time of the year with the best, and finest treats you can find in the city. With this, we give you, the 13 Place for Christmas for the year 2013.  Do note that early reservation is extremely needed for these places.
1. Tapas Movida
The hottest Spanish restaurant in town, which has also recently been awarded as the best Spanish restaurant in town invites you for its very special moment of Spanish Christmas. For IDR 150,000++/pac, you can have a wide selection from starters, main course such as Moroccan Spiced Lamb, Pan Fried Salmon Fillet, and Nougat Parfait for dessert.

Tapas Movida


2. Satoo Garden

Satoo Garden is the extension of Satoo at the Shangri-La Jakarta. On this special month, SATOO offers Friday Seafood Night Buffet for Rp398,000nett/person. For Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, SATOO offers a special Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner for Rp700,000nett/person.

SATOO GArden


3. Altitude

Altitude remains as ever, the best sky dining place in the city of Jakarta. With a selection of 3 fine dining places, from Salt Grill, Enmaru, and Gaia, you can have a special set menu with prices starting from IDR 450,000++ per person. Or, should you wish for a more private dinner with your friends, you can have your Christmas Dinner in a beautifully decorated private dining room. This special package is set at IDR 6,000,000++ for 10 persons.

Altitude


4. Wilshire

Located at the Foundy No.8, Wilshire is definitely one of the most intimate places you can find in the city. With a classical nuance, celebrate this Christmas with its very special promotion of Free Flow Champagne for IDR 250,000 ++ , or a buy one get one bottle of champagne for IDR 500,000 and buy one get one free Sangria cocktails.

Wilshire

 

5. Awan Lounge & Waha Kitchen
This special joint always have something new for you to try. Located at Kosenda hotel, Waha Kitchen promises to treat you with a wondrous seafood buffet at IDR 290,000++ pax. Then on, you can grab a very special Christmas cocktail at its rooftop lounge, Awan Lounge.Waha Kitchen6. Dolce
For an Italian flavoured-Christmas, spend your blissful holidat at Dolce at Moovina, Plaza Indonesia. With Chef William Di Nardo, indulge on the best Italian dishes while grabbing  a special sweet bread loaf originating from Milan. This cake first appears in 15th Century as one of the many cakes loved, and eaten by many during Christmas and New Years.

Dolce


7. C’s Steak & Seafood

Have your ultimate feast at the renowned steak & seafood restaurants, C’s at The Grand Hyatt Jakarta from 16 to 25 December 2013. During this special day, you can savour the many festive delicacies Truffled celeriac veloute, Chilled turkey roulade, Citrus smoked salmon for the appetizer selections Traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, Filled turkey leg, Pan fried halibut for the main courses and followed by Valrhona chocolate terrine, “Milk & Cookies” (5 spice panacotta, chocolate cookies, fresh berries), and Sticky toffee pudding.

C's
8. Lyon
One of the renowned French restaurant in town, Lyon at The Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, will be serving fantastic spread of French festive dishes specially prepared by Executive Chef Thierry Le Queau. It will be served in buffet and a selection of a-la-carte dishes (similar like Lyon’s Saturday brunch). The dinner will also feature love acoustic music (which certainly will brings up the ante). Dinner at Lyon is priced at IDR 988.000++ per person and additional IDR 528.000++ with free  flow wine and beer.

Lyon


9.
Roastwoods
Not many of folks knows about this hidden place at Kuningan Vilage. Started out by duo brothers, this place is bound to give you the best intimate moment with a homey atmosphere, and delightful home-made food. Chris, as the Head Chef is still keeping a secret on what they’ll have for Christmas. Excited!

Roastwood
10. Orient 8
Hotel Mulia is jam packed with Christmas festivities. Enjoy a sumptuos Christmas buffet at Orient 8 – which is one of Jakarta’s most beautiful dining place. Children choir will also be performing every Saturday & Sunday throughout December. And don’t forget, you can
alo take a quick photo with Santa from 24th-25th December.

Orient8

 

11. JJ Royal Brasserie
For some months now, JJ Royal has been captivating the city’s food lovers with its dazzling creations. With an alfresco smoking area, this place brings an ultimate indulgence of the senses through an array of specially crafted cuisine and extensive range of artisan coffee and refreshing cocktails. Bottom line, Christmas will definitely be magical in this place.

JJ Royal
12. Negev
Design, art, music, wine and cuisine, Negev puts luxury into everything – euphoria to all of one’s senses in a stunning venue where guests can escape the intensity of Jakarta. Take a picture with hundred year old tree, and share it with others. Afterwards, you can immediately go to the next –door Club, Blowfish, and dance your Christmas off!

Negev
13. Potato Head Garage
Following the many great events at Potato Head Garage, one can find another surprise this Christmas! Yes, this lavish dining place is inviting everyone for a special set menu, created by Chef Hikaru Take – for 2 days only. Moreover, renowned jazz pianist, Otti Jamalus will also be performing live. Make sure you grab your seats immediately.

Potato Head Garage

So, where will you be off to? Share us your holiday experiences on instagram and facebook with #jktgo . Have a merry merry Christmas! May the blessings be with you all.