Red, white, rose, or sparkling - whatever your choice, here's our favourite bars and lounges for drinking wine.
Red, white, rose, sparkling – there’s no denying that a glass of vino is sometimes just what the doctor ordered to unwind in this crazy city we call home. For the days you’re not really feeling a beer or cocktail, we’ve rounded up the best bars and lounges to order up a glass – or bottle – of vino. And if you prefer doing your wine drinking in PJs in front of the TV, pop here for the best wine shops in Jakarta to buy bottles to bring home.
For the evenings that a cocktail won’t cut it, head to Bacchus at InterContinental Midplaza. The intimate wine lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy a laid back evening with great company. The crazy antics can wait until the weekend!
Bacchus Bar, LG Level InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza. p. +62 21 251 0888 ext. 6901.
Grand Hyatt’s burgundy is a Central Jakarta staple and a darling date spot to get things started. Enjoy a glass of red before dinner, or a bottle of sparkling for a big night out. burgundy also does a mean Ladies Night deal for a fabulous girls night out.
burgundy, Grand Hyatt, Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta. p. +62 21 2970 4981 ext. 439.
Bacco Wine Culture
Bacco Wine Culture is a popular afterwork haunt with a buzzy atmosphere that boasts an extensive selection of flavoursome, well-crafted wines. With great deals on bottles, and live music nights this Kuningan wine bar has plenty going for it.
Bacco Wine Culture, Lotte Shopping Avenue, Main Lobby, LG-38, Jl. Satrio Kav 3-5, South Jakarta. p. +62 21 2988 8909
The perfect place to wine and dine. From beginners to aficionados, their massive selection of more than 1000 international wines is a real treat. Iron Chef Indonesia winner, Chef Djoko Suwarno, specially crafts their menu. Check out their different locations, each has its own special ambiance for you to savour.
Vin+, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 45B, Jakarta, p. +62 21 71792577 (Multiple locations, check website for details).
Cork & Screw
Cork & Screw is a great place to visit day or night, for business or pleasure. In collaboration with Vin+, Cork and Screw brings you one of the best selections of wines in the country. They also serve superb European and Asian fare including finger foods.
Cork & Screw,
Mamacita Wine Kitchen
After a quick shopping spree at Senayan City, head to Mamacita Wine Kitchen for a rustic wine bar and enjoy Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Every dish is designed to complement the wine they have in stock. Gather a group of 16 and you can request their Dining Bottle Room package, which includes wines, cocktails, and cheese platters. Want to go bigger? Choose Bar Buy-Out for an additional seasonal buffet and hors d’oeuvres. Mamacita Wine Kitchen, Senayan City, Lower Ground Floor unit 52, Crystal Lagoon, Jl. Asia Afrika No. 19, Jakarta, p. +62 21 72781477.
Sit back and relax on Decanter’s comfy couches or if you’ve got the friends in tow, choose a dinner table set up on their extra long wood-carved tables. Their courtyard room is illuminated by lots of dim and low hanging lights, giving a feel like you’re dining under the stars. Indulge your night while being serenaded by top Indonesian singers like Marcell, Ari Lasso, Once, and Afgan. Check the performance schedule beforehand.
Decanter, Plaza Kuningan, North Tower, Ground Floor, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. C11-14, Jakarta, +62 21 529 63888.