The busy capital city of Jakarta offers a buzzing lifestyle and entertainment scene day and night, particularly in the Kemang district. Fast growing as the city’s lifestyle centre, Kemang is home to a proliferation of art and antique galleries, bookshops, specialty shops, upscale restaurants, clubs, bars and cafés. It offers a diverse mix of cuisines – Japanese, European, Moroccan, Indian, Chinese – and lifestyle experiences that appeals to its local and expatriate community. A worldly and vibrant place to live and hang out.
Our Leisure Concierge Top Picks
Edwin's Gallery is one of the most active and longest-running private art galleries in Indonesia, constantly in touch with the ever-evolving art scene. To date, the gallery has hosted more than 150 exhibitions, presenting more than 200 established artists from Indonesia and across the globe.
In 2007, Galeri Hadiprana entered its 45th year of operation, making it the longest-operating gallery promoting fine art in Indonesia. The gallery has continuously distinguished itself through its programmes, its promotion of the arts and occasions to develop oneself.
Payon Restaurant is a unique combination of charming small shops, traditional teahouse, and an authentic Indonesian home-cooking restaurant. Its setting is inspired by Balinese and Javanese influences, calm and green by day, romantic by night. Try the Ayam Goreng Sereh, its signature deep fried chicken seasoned with special Indonesian herbs, and Fried Banana, an Indonesian favourite.
Bremer Beer Garden
Located in the heart of Kemang, Bremer Beer Garden is one of the coolest places to chill out, offering a variety of imported beers and special live music nights within a garden concept. Many people come here for the special flavoured beers, with vanilla-flavoured beer and lychee-flavoured beer ranking as hot favourites.
Nu China Bar & Lounge
Nu China Kemang is a popular bar with house/progressive music. It is one of the most happening places in the area. Check out its two signature cocktails, Kungfu Hustle and New China Flame.