By Louise Henderson
Widely accepted as the capital’s premier nighttime hotspot, DRAGONFLY is the leading venue of choice for Jakarta’s coolest crowds and savvy glitterati. Aptly named to represent the certain “buzz” and vibrant characters of the guests that DRAGONFLY caters to, the venue attracts the crème de la crème of Jakarta’s avid party-goers and discerning socialites.
The city’s nightlife scene is forever abuzz with new and exciting watering holes, but it is DRAGONFLY’s cutting-edge lounge and club that has continued to charm the in-crowds since its phenomenal facelift in 2008. Showcasing a stylishly seductive interior, the open lounge area stimulates the social ethos of the venue, providing the perfect space for meeting and mingling with the capital’s finest. A sizzling selection of Asian and Spanish tapas plates offer a taste of exquisite pre-party sustenance, to sample and share amongst fellow epicures. To accompany this, try the decadent Vanilla Crème Brulée cocktail, satisfying sweeter palates with a fusion of Vanilla Vodka, Hazelnut liqueur and Cointreau, topped with rich cream and vanilla syrup, and elegantly dressed with cashew nuts & a vanilla stick. Shaken or stirred, naughty or nice, the sweeping bar serves up a fantastic selection of innovative cocktails, premium spirits and world-class liqueurs.
As the convivial evening ambience evolves into a thriving late night party, international and resident DJs spin an eclectic selection of disco, funky house, and crowd-pleasing 80’s and 90’s soundtracks. Keep your eye on DRAGONFLY’s calender, as international superstars often take to the decks, including David Guetta, Bob Sinclar, Awell and Angello & Ingrosso – to name just a few.
DRAGONFLY features a contemporary Asian design, enhanced by meticulous attention to detail and added expert touches. Dainty leaf patterns are embedded throughout the interior, creating the appearance of falling leaves and capturing the essence of modern-Asian décor. High ceilings breathe a sense of opulence, while the punctuation of rich woods exude a feeling of homeliness. The lounge and club exhibits elegant and contemporary wall lighting to ignite the intimate ambience, glowing with rousing ambers and luxuriant reds. Be sure to dress to impress and watch as cocktail frocks and sparkling stilettos fill the illuminate lounge.
DRAGONFLY is brought to you by the Ismaya Group, Jakarta’s pioneer in exclusive lifestyle establishments, responsible for burgeoning food, beverage and entertainment hubs such as Blowfish, Sushigroove and SKYE. Despite DRAGONFLY’s firm position as one of the capital’s hottest nightlife hotspots, the Ismaya Group are determined to develop, intrigue and continue to excite Jakarta’s party enthusiasts with the latest cutting-edge clubbing experience for past, present and future “DRAGONFLY-ers”.