Hotel Bar With A Twist
I'm not much for hotel bars. They are rarely unique and even more infrequently are they fun. That I am taking to time to review a hotel bar should tell you something right there. The Blu Martini has been a mainstay of expats for many years. It is a comfortable, fun place to relax, with billiards and live music. It also has another distinction. Every Wednesday night, there are several expat groups that meet there for Happy Hour, and it is the best Happy Hour in Jakarta, that I've found. There is a generous German-style buffet from 7pm to 9pm, and 50% off all drinks all night. Due to past abuses of the free buffet, a donation of IDR100,000 for children's charities is suggested at the door, but even still, it is quite a value! Last evening had a selection of breads, cold cuts, bratwurst, stew, coleslaw, German potato salad, and a number of other items. At 8p, the band started up, playing well-rendered covers of classic rock and pop favorites that had the crowd singing along and applauding enthusiastically. The seating areas include louge-style sofas, standing tables, bar stools, and high rounds. The service was speedy and attentive, without being intrusive. The crowd was a pleasant mix of expats and locals, and by expats I mean folks who have lived in Indonesia for decades, not months, and are deeply involved in local business and social life. The bar is full round with attractive decor that looks lived in without looking run down. The mood is festive and it was quite easy to strike up conversations with a diverse set of people. The Blu Martini is located in the JW Marriott, Mega Kuningan. Upon entering the lobby, turn right down a short hallway and down the stairs to the right. Anyone will feel quite comfortable immediately, despite the 5-star surroundings. Great for business entertainment or just plain relaxing.
21 Mar 2018
Lovely bar and friendly attentive staff
I have been to this bar a few times during my short visit to Jakarta. This bar is situated inside the JW Marriott Jakarta. The hotel is situated in the posh part of jakarta and there are many restaurants, clubs and bars all in walking distance to another. There are also high end apartments, hotels and malls in the area. I felt safe to walk by myself and lots of taxis available in the area. This bar has a nice ambience and live music some nights of the week. There is a pool table. There is big selection of drinks and staff were knowledgeable about their products. Everyone of the staff were friendly and welcoming. I had a flu and sore throat the staff made me a special drink and I can truly said it did help relieve my sore throat. I felt comfortable when I went by myself. Prices were hotel prices, so I went during happy hours. There were other clubs around offering different happy hours times, so one could go clubbing/drinking for reasonable spending.
25 Oct 2017
Simply the best
The only place I want to be!! The best drinks, great food, the best band and above all the best bar staff!!!
17 Jul 2017
Jl. DR Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung No 1-2 Kav E 1-2, Kuningan JW Marriott Hotel Kawasan Mega Kuningan, Setiabudi, Jakarta Indonesia