5 Best Cities To Experience The Nightlife In Indonesia

5 Best Cities To Experience The Nightlife In Indonesia

Indonesia is globally famous for its heavenly islands, aesthetic beaches, and mesmerizing landscapes. Other than this, what attracts tourists more about Indonesia is the crazy nightlife which is considered the best in entire Asia. The nightlife in Indonesia not only offers modern culture but also represents the country’s traditional culture. 

With over 17,000 archipelagos, Indonesia offers one of the most happening nightlife in some of its major cities. From beaches to bars, clubs, and even jungles, there are plenty of places to choose from to experience Indonesian nightlife.

In case you are confused and facing a hard time choosing the best place to enjoy the nightlife in Indonesia, then read along and explore these 5 cities of Indonesia for an unforgettable nightlife experience.    

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Top 5 Cities For Nightlife In Indonesia

1. Jakarta 

When it comes to nightlife in Indonesia, then the country’s capital “Jakarta” is a must-visit. There is an endless list of places in Jakarta to experience the best nightlife including some open spots, beaches, clubs, and bars. Some of the top places to visit in Jakarta for nightlife include the Basque club, Lucy in the sky, Mcgettigans, and Union bar. 

Basque is one of the top preferred places in Jakarta for night parties. A huge number of the crowd including tourists gather here during the night and involve in late-night parties. If you want to experience the most luxurious nightlife then head towards the Henshin club, sitting on the rooftop of Lavish Westin Hotels. 

Best Time To Visit: June To September

Budget Required: 120,000 INR (Week)

Things To Do: 

  • Taste Delicious Street Food
  • Visit late-night Bars and Cafes
  • Enjoy the live music 
  • Shop at late-night Markets
  • Lat-night Drive throughout Jakarta

Top Places To Visit with Opening Hours:

  • Colosseum Club - 9:30 PM to 4:00 AM
  • Empirica -  10:00 PM to 4:00 AM
  • Jenja -  9:00 PM to 4:00 AM(Wednesday & Thursday),  10:00 AM to 4:00 AM
  • Blowfish -  9:00 PM to 4:00 AM
  • Cloud Lounge - 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM

2. South Bali

The nightlife in Bali is much different than in other cities in Indonesia. Here you will experience the type of nightlife which you have always dreamt of. Other than pubs and nightclubs, you can spend your nighttime in some of the open spaces as well as beaches. Each of these places has something unique to offer that attracts tourists from all over the world. 

Apart from partying in clubs, you can enjoy a traditional dinner in Bali in some of the top Restaurants and Bars of Bali or explore the best shops for budget shopping. Not only this, but you can also purchase several goods and fresh foods in some of the shops which are accessible at the midnight. 

Best Time To Visit: April To October  

Budget Required: 135,000 INR(Week) 

Things To Do:

  • Enjoy The Cocktail in the Evening 
  • Spend your evening on Beach
  • Devdan Evening Show at Nusa Dua

Top Places To Visit with Opening Hours:

  • Sunday Beach Club - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise - 5:30 PM to 8:45 PM
  • Finns Beach Club - 9:00 Am to 11:00 PM 

Also Read: Top 10 Must-Visit Attractions In Bali, Indonesia For First-Timers

3. Surabaya 

Not the best but one of the most recommended cities to visit in order to experience the nightlife in Indonesia. The city becomes lively mostly during the night due to several cafes, pubs, parks, and other activities. You will never witness a single lifeless moment in Surabaya city during the night. 

You can either the live concerts, spend some time in clubs or visit the night market of Surabaya. If you are fond of night parties then visit some of the top clubs in the cities such as Colors club, Jimmy’s club & lounge, or Electric Bar Club. If you are not interested in night parties then do visit the night market to buy some traditional clothes, accessories or goods. 

Best Time To Visit: May To September  

Budget Required: 70,000 INR(Week)

Things To Do:

  • Shop at Night Markets 
  • Night Party in Nightclubs 
  • Evening Night 
  • Try Traditional Food 
  • Night Drive throughout the city

Top Places To Visit with Opening Hours:

  • Surabaya Night Carnival - 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM(Weekday) and - 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM(Weekends)
  • Jimmy”s Club and Lounge - 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM
  • Electric Bar & Club - 4:00 PM to 3:00 AM
  • Pasar Ampel(North African Medina) - 24 Hours
  • Korem Night Market - 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

4. Yogyakarta 

Though Yogyakarta is one of the most conservative cities in Indonesia as you would find the atmosphere very much similar to Saudi Arabia. Still, there are some places where you can experience the Yogyakarta nightlife. Most tourists prefer to visit bars and clubs for indulging in night parties while some prefer to shop on Malioboro street. 

Yogyakarta is one of the best places to visit in Indonesia especially when you are on a budget trip. Also, the nightlife in Yogyakarta will cost you much cheaper than in any other city in Indonesia. Moreover, there is no dress code to visit nightclubs in Yogyakarta and you are free to wear anything you want. 

Best Time To Visit: July and September 

Budget Required: 120,000 INR(Week)

Top Places To Visit:

  • Platinum Bar and Restaurant
  • Cubic Bar
  • Taj Lounge
  • Terrace Cafe and Karaoke
  • Taphouse Beer House 

Also Read: 15 Amazing And Unusual Facts About Indonesia That Will Make You Crave For A Trip

5. Bandung

Being a lively student city, the nightlife in Bandung mostly involves young people early 20s or even teenagers. The cafes and restaurants at Bandung are highly affordable as their target audience is youngsters. In order to experience the crazy nightlife in Bandung, head towards Jalan Setiabudi, Cihampelas walk, or Trans Studio Mall. 

Students are recommended to visit non-alcoholic cafes and restaurants where they can enjoy several soft drinks, shakes, and coffee. For adults above 20, there are various bars and clubs where you can either involve yourself in DJ night or just enjoy rock music. There are also some weekend clubs where you can taste delicious cuisine, play games, or enjoy live music. 

Best Time To Visit: June To Septemeber

Budget Required: 140,000 INR(Week)

Top Places To Visit:

  • Club Amnesia 
  • Butterfly Pub
  • Classic Rock Cafe
  • Mansion Club 
  • Rooftop Restaurant - Maja House 

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