Chic Mediterranean restaurant, Sea Grain recently enhanced its menu with a number of Asian-inspired dishes. What are some of the new dishes you must not miss? We talked to Spanish Chef Alvaro Bonache about this.
Soirée Bar and Lounge is a hidden nest for Jakarta nightcrawlers. It seems very exclusive, but Soirée doesn’t sell pretentiousness.
Within convenient distance to Soekarno Hatta International Airport and West Jakarta, Sixth Sense provides an instant getaway to lifestyle in the satellite city of Tangerang.
With the festive season approaching fast, luxurious Jimbaran resort, InterContinental Bali Resort, has unveiled its line-up of promotions and events with an art-focused theme entitled “ArtVaganza“.
A line-up of multitalented Indian diasporas called Artbeat and India Club Jakarta presented their second annual art show named “Elements By Artbeat” on 9 to 13 October in Pejaten Barat, Jakarta.
Take a look at some of the finest additions to Bali’s epicurean dining, from Ijen by Potato Head Family, IWA Restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali, SALT Restaurant and Pool Bar and Spice by Chris Salans.
NOW! Bali Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards held the awarding ceremony and Gala Dinner on 10 October 2019 at International Conference Center (IC Center) Bali.
Global Coffee company Starbucks spotted the light on three female ‘Srikandi’ baristas who compete for professional skill and innovation.
Chef Gilles Marx received Chef of the Year from the annual NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards (BRBCA) 2019.
Located in the heart of the business center in Jakarta, the culinary concept of Toepak Bar & Dine matches perfectly with the vibe its aiming to project—casual, relaxed and chilled.
Chris Bowden spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the Cathay Pacific’s mission and core values that contribute to the development of the world’s travel and tourism industry.
Please accept our apologies for providing incorrect or incomplete information that appeared in the BRBCA’s story of NOW! Jakarta October issue, due to technical issues, unedited pages went to print.
On the verge of his four decades as a fashion designer, Edward Hutabarat delivered a strong message on how people have to respect their textile heritage and civilisation.
Indonesian hospitality company, PHM brings back the annual art and culture celebration OctobArt as an initiative to fuse Indonesian creative scenes with lifestyle living.
Introducing Nespresso’s Barista Creations for those looking for bitterness and bold flavour aromas with a topping made of steamed milk.
Global Whiskey Specialist Stephen Martin will be presenting his signature drinks at Nautilus, Four Seasons Jakarta for one exclusive night on 19 October.
Collaborating with Michelin-starred Executive Chef Manjunath Mural from Singapore, ISMAYA Group launched Gunpowder Kitchen and Bar, a restaurant with Indian ethnic ambiance.
RIVA Grill Bar & Terrace, Wyndham Casablanca hosted SKAL dinner on 4 October 2019.
The stylish bar Mr. Fox refreshed its menu to include flavours of Asia available for patrons seeking to explore unique flavours from the Orient for lunch and dinner.
NOW! Jakarta held once again the annual Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA) Gala Dinner and Awarding Night. Congratulations to all winners!
Dr. Stephen Tong led 60 orchestra musicians and 100 choir singers to present the beauty of classical music concert Konser Musik Akbar Monas 2019 Jakarta Bersorak especially for the people of Jakarta.
In addition to attentive service and world-class ambience at RICA Grill Bar & Terrace, new head chef Hengky Efendy is now ready to dazzle your palate with some of his best culinary creations yet.
This September, be a part of Jakob Manurung’s victory celebration by enjoying two winning cocktails at Djournal House.
After several years of hiatus, the understated club at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan—formerly known Tempus—now reopens with a brand new name, OZONE Bar & Karaoke, complete with a refreshed and retouched interior features
Lavva is a nocturnal amusement destination, built to serve fast-changing urbanists located at premium lifestyle destination, Plaza Senayan. Lavva is a restaurant, lounge, KTV Suites and whiskey bar all in one place.
The aptly named Papilion Building is a visual masterpiece of light filled translucence, and through its grand entrance awaits a dining and lifestyle hub unmatched in Jakarta.
Jakarta is full of amazing bars, restaurants and lounges offering vibrant nightlife and music experience, and handpicking just a few of them was a daunting task. Nevertheless, here are some of our favourite venues.
As is customary when developing new qualities, ARTOZ Bar strives to be unique and offers a certain playful element including a new cocktail series that are sure to have you begging for more.
Mega Amelia and Trisna Bona collaborated with Barong Bar’s head bartender Andrew Lugiman to create exquisite cocktails for privileged guests at Fairmont Jakarta.
Trio Benson Putra, Jazz Pratama and Nadia Daniella conceptualised Bartega Paint & Sip, an artistic platform that combines the love of art and appreciation of good drinks.
The Writers Bar at Raffles Jakarta will kick off its Bar Take Over Series by hosting two award-winning mixologists from Barbary Coast Singapore. Joe Haywood and Michael Callahan on 31 July.
From the from 26 to 27 July, the newly appointed head bartender of Charles H - Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Keith Motsi, will be hosting a bar takeover at Nautilus Bar - Four Seasons Jakarta.
These bars offer a place to enjoy an array of alcohol-based drinks from wine to handcrafted cocktails without having to worry about noisy crowd.
Bar at the Rooftop, affectionately known as BART, was named one of the best rooftop bars in Southeast Asia, according to a city guide website Big 7 Travel.
Verdy Bhawanta and Indobarian offer challenging activities for you to fully understand your body physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Famously known for its posh modern Cantonese cuisine, Hakkasan Jakarta also offers a bar department of exceptional quality, a comfort for those looking for to sip crafted cocktails.
RIVA Grill Bar & Terrace is having their first Gourmet Series Dinner called "Bees or no to Bees", in collaboration with Beema Honey
Following a major revamp in 2017, Monumen Pembebasan Irian Barat or West Irian Liberation Monument has been gaining popularity among Jakartans and tourists looking for alternatives of Monas and Kota Tua.
INARA Spa treats guests with a natural treatment that combines various indigenous healing methods like the apothecary blend bar, natural botanical and herbal elements.
From 24 to 30 June, Barong Bar inviting cocktail enthusiasts to celebrate Negroni Week by exploring multiple variations of negroni creations at the opulent bar located at Fairmont Jakarta.
The makeover of Muara Baru fish market offers fantastic ocean scenery while shopping for fresh fish or enjoy various seafood offering.
Bara at PIK Avenue Mall delivers only the best artisan smoked & grilled meats in the area.
This year, Plaza Indonesia returned with Ramadan in Style to display the newest fashionable Muslim collection from nine fashion brands and designers to make your look more stylish this Eid Al-Fitr.
As Eid Mubarak approaches, Muslims in Jakarta are starting to anticipate mudik, a tradition of leaving the Big Durian visit families and relatives in their hometown.
This Lebaran season, Bandung’s best theme park destination has a special show in store for visitors.
As Lebaran approaches, learn Lebaran terms that Muslims in Indonesia usually use during this seasonal holiday.
For those spending the holidays in the city, watch out for these fabulous staycation packages offered at special prices from hotels in and around Jakarta.
Festival Jakarta Great Sale (FJGS) offers Eid Mubarak discounts up to 70 per cent off during midnight sale in various shopping centres and retail stores across Jakarta such as Grand Indonesia, Kota Kasablanka, and Lotte Shopping Avenue.
Chef Adi, who joined Belmond Jimbaran Puri in 2016, oversees the resort’s restaurants and bar with his sense of contemporary Balinese cooking.
The Hard Rock Hotel Bali has had a long reputation as one of Bali’s most family-friendly destinations, and for Indonesia’s biggest holiday – Idul Fitri – this classic hotel is offering a very special Lebaran deal you can’t miss.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Bar Society with Indonesia’s Best Mixologists
Ismaya Group presents a special iftar promos this Ramadhan at a number of the group's dining outlets around Jakarta: Mr. Fox, SKYE, Pizza e Birra Sports Bar, Publik Markette, Kitchenette, and The People’s Cafe.
Celebrate the victory of Ramadhan at The Stones ─ Legian, Bali, where they are offering a luxurious stay with an exquisite Lebaran promo.
After the success of Bar Take Over and The Jive Society, ARTOTEL Group debut the event with Art Bar Academy, a learning platform for liquor fans to learn with the master.
Paying homage to the myriad flavours of the region, Double Chin Restaurant and Bar conjures up a veritable tribute to the rich cuisines that we all know and love.
The anniversary was featured four top international headliners, Alistair Barrie (UK), Michael Harrison (Canada), Melanie Maras (US) and Indonesia’s own Mo Sidik.
Go on the hunt for a local battle Peresean stick-fighting ritual and see a most extraordinary display of Sasak skill, dance and combat play out.
Situated at ground floor Mall Kelapa Gading 3, Union Kelapa Gading serves an array of homemade cakes, bistro fare, and award-winning cocktails which are definitely a real treat for special occasions.
Spanning over three Saturdays from 6 to 20 April, each mixologist has prepared sublimely smooth and rich flavours of award-winning cocktails.
Considering a degree or embarking on a work experience in the Netherlands? Make sure to pick Erasmus Training Centre (ETC) to help you reach your goals.
The hotel features 172 spacious rooms, three dining outlets and two bars.
NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards (BRBCA) returns this year with "Say Yes to Less" campaign to support better food waste management.
Located in Gunawarman, Djournal House fuses cafe culture, with an addition of an exposed bar, as well as a music corner where one can buy vinyl records by local and international artists.
Nautilus Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta recently hosted Senior Bartender Yeonghwi Yun from Charles H.
Located in trendy Senopati, Bar Gina embaraces an empowered-feminist-concept and is ideal for individuals who want to express themselves.
Of course Le Meridien cuisine and service are as always impeccable, but it’s up on the skyline that there are a few surprises! Villas!
Located in the heart of Mega Kuningan at Noble House, J. SPARROW is a contemporary establishment that specialises in international grilled seafood cuisine.
RIVA Grill Bar and Terrace at Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta offers fresh takes on familiar favourites.
The refurbishment has seen a total revamp of both the interior and exterior with natural design elements.
On Samosir Island, Lake Toba lies the little village of Ambarita. Tales abound there of rough justice, and possibly even cannibalism.
Lume Restaurant and Lounge, a brand new spot on Jl. Suryo, a busy stretch of road, bustling with trendy restaurants and bars.
Chief Barber and Supplies Co lists three hairstyles that are very different from previous years and reflects the persona of today's urban men.
This month, AMUZ Gourmet and Artoz Bar invite diners to enjoy an Argentinian Wine Dinner or a Valentine’s Lunch.
We’ve curated a line up of a few cafes you might want visit over the weekend.
It's a one-of-a-kind store that highlights local craftsmanship and culture. Embark on coffee’s seed-to-cup journey while here.
The casual dining of Mediterranean cuisine at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro, unveils a new menu curated by Spanish Chef, Alvaro Bonache Utiel.
Celebrating 20 years in his field, Indonesian artist Baron Basuning has a solo exhibit showcasing his abstract work using light.
Women continue to tackle the gender barrier. What can be done to address this issue?
The hotel plans to invite a number of talented mixologists and liquor experts in 2019.
New Year in Style event will be hosted at two venues in the hotel, Duta Café and Pool Deck & Bar where guests can enjoy festive moments both inside and outside.
Collaborating with Arrack & Spice, the recently opened restaurant and bar in Mega Kuningan, guests were invited to sample cocktails with this vodka from Texas.
Bara Chirasi Don, a very generous mix of fresh cut fish, marinated salmon roe, tobbiko and vegetables over sushi rice is among a must-try dish at Ebisuya.
Chef Petty Elliott and Chef Helge Hagemann collaborate to produce a superb menu highlighting German and Indonesian cuisine.
A vacation in Bali is always a treat. This holiday season, unplug and immerse yourself in the splendour of Jimbaran Bay.
The barrel-aged cocktail collection are created by Barong’s cocktail expert in collaboration with world-famous mixologist, Michael Callahan.
Set around an open kitchen, Bara, is a cozy establishment where one can dine on a range of dishes prepared on a wood-fired grill and rotisserie.
Patricia grew up in a community that was very much part of the Balinese coffee culture, which featured some of Indonesia’s best coffee beans.
With impressive skills under his belt, Revo is now all set to embark on a culinary arts course at Le Cordon Bleu in New Zealand.
The winners were selected by over 40,000 votes from more than 30,000 voters who had voiced their opinion on which of the 144 entrants were deserving of these ac
PHM Hospitality is set to launch OCTOBART, a programme with a range of diverse concepts that bring together the arts, culture, creativity and lifestyle.
Restaurateurs, chefs, hoteliers and guests from the city's f&b circles gathered for the ninth annual Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards Gala on 18 September
Local twists to international classics are the drink of choice. When an award-winning mixologist says so, perhaps we should acquiesce!
Meat and Livestock Australia makes it easy to pick out the best and provides a few helpful tips, making it a tasty pleasure to experiment.
In this edition of Jakarta Bar Guide, we feature Murphy's Irish Pub, Molly Malone's Irish Pub, and Aphrodite.
Raffles Hotel Jakarta celebrates the brand’s rich history with bespoke drinks
Despite various developments, Pasar Baru’s street art community continues to be vibrant and innovative
Classic Vinyl records are still rare but can be found around Blok M, Kemang, and Kebayoran Baru where stores also sell classic record players. Let's explore!
Jakarta may not have a decent beach but one can still enjoy tropical vibes at many bars and cafes in the city.
Founder of The Old Man Hong Kong renowned mixologist, Agung Prabowo will present his craft cocktails at Barong Bar, Fairmont Hotel Jakarta.
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has emerged as a hotel known for its luxurious accommodations where modernity co-exists with regal traditions.
Baroque group Quatuor Bozzini and violin-piano duo Shin Sihan-Anne Brackman will be performing in Jakarta next month.
The masterminds behind Guangzhou speakeasy Hope and Sesame, Andrew Ho and Bastien Ciocca are set to wow Jakarta with their cocktail creations at a two-day event at Nautilus Bar, Hotel Four Seasons Jakarta
Roosevelt restaurant and lounge offers a grill and and bar dining experience in a space that is perfect for that after-work or weekend hangout.
In Jakarta, there are few dining venues and bars which offer the space to watch sport games, which are popular among international communities.
Alto Restaurant and Bar at Four Seasons invites Head Chef of The Vasse Felix Restaurants to host special Australia’s Margaret River wine dining on 3 July.
The multi award-winning, independent 5-star hotel Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has recently added a kids club and playground.
Maintaining its position as one of Yogyakarta’s regional leaders in hospitality and luxury, Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta reveals transformation.
We list hotel that offer a range of facilities this Ramadan until the Eid holiday.
The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta presents new face of Vino Bar & Cafe followed by the introduction of its latest and most complete collection of wines.
This Lebaran getaway at Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach may just be the perfect place for you, friends and family.
As part of observances for Ramadan this month, Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta serves up a special menu for both sahur and iftar in three different venues.
We curate a range of bars or lounges that have the perfect combination of good drinks and delicious meals where one can relax after a long day at the office.
Designers Oscar Lawalata, Edward Hutabarat, & Denny Wirawan will bring batik to be showcased at the annual exhibition at UNESCO’s headquarter in Paris.
Registration is underway for Jakarta's BRBCA 2018.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Milan-based digital fashion editor of Vogue It to talked about the the changes in the industry and how fashion publications responds.
Four Points by Sheraton Bandung’s annual BBQ night “Babakaran” is back this month, features traditional techniques and accompaniments for guests to indulge.
Frank’s Bar & Smokehouse offers Texas-style food in a gusty, masculine setting
Bartele Gallery is the only gallery in Indonesia that collects rare antique maps, prints, photographs, books, and other antiquities, some over 500 years old.
The hotel, which is part of the HARRIS group opens in Bali, Bandung and Pekanbaru.
This year, NOW! Jakarta’s Best Restaurant, Bar & Cafe Awards returns with 18 winning categories to appreciate the culinary industry in the country.
Fancy spending delightful evening at a bar? B.AT.S at Shangri-La Hotel and Nautilus Bar at Four Season, Jakarta, will never be a wrong answer!
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has been transformed into a Kampung Nelayan where diners can indulge in a variety of rich seafood dishes throughout April.
NOW! Jakarta provide you with some bars that will light up your night after a long day. This edition of Jakarta Bar Guide covers MO bar at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, ARTOZ Bar, and Barong Bar at Fairmont Jakarta.
For those looking to chill after a long day at work, Jakarta offers some great places – restaurants, bars and lounges – where you can escape for a while and enjoy the rhythm.
Enter Hatchi, a newly opened two-storey restaurant and bar, that tries to lure Jakartans to Pondok Indah for its stylish, industrial decor with black marble tables, for the delectable cocktails that mostly use Asian liquor.
Jakarta’s best bartenders were out in force for the city finals of the World Class Competition.
Craig Money has been familiar with good music ever since he was a kid.
Confident but humble, firm but easygoing; those are the most suitable words to describe Maya Miranda Ambarsari, President Director of Elliottii Residence.