Jakarta’s best nightclubs are truly among the most wild in the world. Some are huge, dark temples dedicated to bass, while others are more intimate affairs that bring people together in stylish venues where the vibe is about mixing and mingling as much as dancing. Whatever your kind of club, Jakarta has you covered with something for every style.
This list of the best nightclubs in Jakarta are all places where you can extend your evenings and enjoy a fun time out in a city that never sleeps. Some first time visitors to Jakarta worry about the safety element of a big night out in the capital but the clubs listed below are all places we would happily send our friends; places where new friends can be made and dancing the night away is a must!
X2 Club is one of Jakarta’s long-established and classiest, located on the 4th and 5th level of the Plaza Senayan in the city’s upscale central business district. Hence, it serves as a regular haunt for a crowd that usually consists of execs and expats. The fashion code here is more tasteful compared to Jakarta’s other clubs and a little more reinforced, such as women required to wear heels. Once in, head for the dance floor or choose a spot to gather with friends. The bright, glam, neon-lit interiors include lounge areas, and partygoers may choose from four different rooms. The tracks at X2 Club are updated weekly, from progressive to house, hip hop, and nu-disco.
- Opening Hours: Tue - Thu 21:00 - 04:00; Fri - Sat 21:00 - 04:30
- Location: Plaza Senayan Level 4-5, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Central Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 572 556 0
Head to Immigrant Lounge & Club, on the 6th level of Jakarta’s landmark malls, Plaza Indonesia, where you will find one of the city’s high end and ‘dress to impress’ cosmopolitan type of crowds. The club has a spacious balcony from where clubbers can take a break from the dance floor where a live DJ spins mixes of house, 80s and 90s party anthems, and for a moment admire amazing nightscapes over Jakarta’s iconic roundabout, aka Tugu Selamat Datang or the ‘Welcome Monument’. Immigrant’s adjacent bar serves a wide selection of stiff drinks, bubbles and amazing signature cocktails, while the Immigrant Dining Room serves Asian and western cuisine.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
- Location: Plaza Indonesia Level 6, Jalan M.H. Thamrin No.28-30, Central Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 299 241 26
This club’s name suits its massive venue well. The grand nightlife and entertainment hub in West Jakarta spans 1,000sqm with 16m-high ceilings and fits up to 2,000 clubbers in a single party. Besides an expansive dance floor, among its main highlights are a balcony that overlooks its stage and a dazzling world-class laser and stage lighting system that presents breath-taking visuals nightly. Funktion-One audio system pumps whatever the DJ feeds in high fidelity. This is a club for the fans of bass heavy house and EDM in Jakarta.
- Opening Hours: 21:30 – 05:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Kunir no.7, Pinangsia, West Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 690 999 9
A favourite nightspot in South Jakarta, the long-running, multilevel Dragonfly Club welcomes clubbers to its chic and modern interiors with high ceilings and elegant wooden backlit walls in leaf motifs and bamboo-like panels. You also need to ‘dress-up’ to be admitted here. The dance floor is quite small and gets packed early so it’s best to get a bottle and find a counter table for your group. Nightly, Dragonfly’s resident DJs spin a good mix of house music, RnB and electro beats. Famous DJs have done their gig here, the likes of David Guetta and Grant Nelson.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 04:00
- Location: Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto Kav. 23, Karet, Semanggi, Setiabudi, South Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 520 291 3
The sister enterprise of Dragonfly, Blowfish is located at the City Plaza of Wisma Mulia in South Jakarta, which offers an ultramodern vibe with its futuristic interiors, including wooden batten-like coloured LED-lit wall panels and a reflective hexagonal fixture in place of the classic disco ball. Come in your best outfit; Blowfish attracts a young Indonesian and international crowd usually looking for hip place ‘to be seen’. The dance floor comes to life with a high-tech laser lighting system and sexy dancers doing their stuff on a mini stage, with a good music mix of classical disco and RnB, backed up perfectly by the lighting and multimedia.
- Opening Hours: Wed 22:00 pm - 04:00; Fri - Sat 22:00 - 04:00
- Location: City Plaza at Wisma Mulia, Jalan Jendral Gatot Subroto Kav. 42, South Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 529 712 34
This upscale hotspot in South Jakarta’s commercial and business district comprises a 1,000sqm indoor space fitted with a 38m-long bar. Instead of a cleared dance floor, the whole space is neatly fitted with plush and elegant white leather sofas and square tables, which light up following the brilliant colours of its lighting system and 3D-projection mapping. The crowd tends to be more of a Jakarta socialite scene. The chic lounging atmosphere transforms into real partying vibe during main DJ events. Even when it gets packed, you can still find a spot at the bar, which it claims as the longest in Asia.
- Opening Hours: Wed 21:00 - 03:00; Thu 18:00 - 03:00; Fri - Sat 21:00 - 03:00
- Location: Sudirman Integrated Complex Lot.8 Kav.52-53, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 514 003 88
A one-stop nightlife solution for those looking for dinner, drinks and cool music, this unique chill out spot in Jakarta’s Kuningan City Mall boasts three different levels. Its first level on 5th floor is the main club, pumping RnB and deep house, with chic interiors and walls covered in LED panels. For a bite, head to the open dining restaurant on the upper level for some western delights, but which also has a DJ booth that helps keep up the vibe with a good mix of chill out and soul. Top floor serves Asian cuisine with an alfresco lounge where you can also kick back and sip a grape and basil martini or mojito.
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 05:00
- Location: Kuningan City Mall Level 5-7, Jl. Prof Dr Satrio Kav 18, Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 300 563 61
Fable rolls a restaurant, lounge, and nightclub into one. A refreshing departure from the underground style nightclubs around, it features glass roofs and walls overlooking leafy surroundings, and a spacious alfresco area where you can relax and admire the South Jakarta cityscape. Three bars within serve an eclectic range of boozes, such as cocktails, single malts and vodkas. Local and international DJs fill the roster regularly here in the late hours. Fable mostly shifts to full party and clubbing mode with highlighted nights every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. A ‘smart casual’ dress code applies.
- Opening Hours: 16:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53 Lot 22, Senayan, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 515 150 1
Nebula also offers a combined dining and clubbing concept, located on the 8th level of West Jakarta’s Bitzmegaplex, and attracting young Jakartan urbanites and expats. Step inside and you are instantly transported to a futuristic, space age themed clubbing space. Its coveted VIP section is fitted with plush white sofas that allow for a more private gathering. A bar at its central column serves a great selection of signature drinks, such as Nebula Martini, a clever take on a traditional dessert drink, added with vodka, baileys and coconut milk. Gigs regularly feature resident DJ mash-ups and Nebula’s sexy glam dancers.
- Opening Hours: 22:00 – 04:00
- Location: Central Park Mall Level 8 - P13, Podomoro City, Jl. Letjen S. Parman Kav. 28, Blitzmegaplex No.3-3A, West Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)813 228 908 90
One of the long-running discos in West Jakarta, Club 36 continues to attract loyal crowds to its mix of house and progressive beats. This club located at the ground level of the Jayakarta Hotel is often referred to as serving a little bit of Bangkok style nightlife in Jakarta. Rounds of sexy dancers and local dancers take turn performing, before mingling into the crowd. Regular live music gigs include DJ mash-ups and ‘battles’ such as Angel’s Percussion, an all-female drumming team that know how to keep the moods high with their fast-beats. There are also private karaoke rooms available.
- Opening Hours: 14:00 – 04:00
- Location: Jayakarta Hotel, Jl. Hayam Wuruk No.126, West Jakarta
- Tel: +62 (0)21 626 966 6