Belt out a tune at these top-notch karaoke bars and lounges in Jakarta!
On a regular occasion, when it comes to music, we prefer being on the watching side than performing. But there’s really no telling what can happen once we’ve got a few drinks in us – sure, we can be coaxed into a serious sing-a-long. If you’re like us and want to belt out some Taylor Swift with zero judgment, don’t worry, you’re safe here. Here are our favourite karaoke joints in Jakarta.
d’Storm Boutique KTV
Is there a better way to bond with your desk-mates than an epic post-work karaoke sesh? Leave the stresses of your 9-to-5 behind as you convince your usually uptight colleague to sing along to the golden era of boybands with guilty pleasures “I Want It That Way” (don’t lie, we know everybody loves this song).
d’Storm Boutique KTV, Pacific Place Mall, Level P1 No. 45, p. +62 21 5797 3380.
Does the thought of singing in public drive you to tears of embarrassment? You don’t have to be brave at Happy Puppy where fully private rooms keep you safe from judging ears, well, except from your closest friends who already know how terribly you warble “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” (and are right there hitting all the wrong notes with you). This family-friendly karaoke spot even has a stellar K-pop catalogue if that’s your jam.
Happy Puppy, various locations, check website for details.
Think karaoke is a complete cheese-festT-Rex Karaoke is a multi-room karaoke joint with two locations in Grand Indonesia and Gandaria City. Loosen up, take a shot, grab the mic and dance along to Top 40 hits for a sure-to-be-fun singing experience.
T-Rex Karaoke, various locations, check website for details
Ever wanted to channel Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray’s karaoke scene circa Lost In Translation? Karaoke fiends should head to Senayan City’s X KTV, a fancy karaoke bar that will put dingy dive bars to shame. Decked out with private rooms and in neon lights, this spot is open until 3AM for after-hours sing-a-longs.
XKTV, Senayan City, Lower Ground. p. +62 21 7278 1536.