Nothing beats the feeling of the wind in your hair and a tipple in your hand at Jakarta’s highest rooftop bar, Henshin. Ensconced in The Westin Jakarta, the tallest building in the city, Henshin can be found on three levels, each with a clear purpose. The rooftop bar lies on level 67, Nikkei fine dining on level 68 and two luxurious private dining rooms are available at the building’s highest point.
To reach Henshin, one must pass a hidden door that leads you to a private elevator dedicated to reaching the 67th floor without stopping. Upon reaching the level, guests will be awed at the hand-crafted tiles and gorgeous natural stone that decorate the bar. Sitting alongside the bar while admiring Jakarta’s stunning skyline and listening to the signature music from Henshin’s house DJs in the background, guests can savour ceviches, tiraditos and the freshest sushi and sashimi prepared at the lounge’s mini sushi bar, all perfectly paired with exceptional Nikkei-inspired cocktails concocted by Henshin’s skilled mixologists.
If you’re into a light and sweet type of drink, the ladies’ favourite cocktail Sakura Maru is definitely worth a try. Named after the ship that carried Japanese families from Yokohama to Peru to begin their new life back in 1873, Sakura Maru is crafted with infused Geisha blossom tea, London No. 1 gin, yuzu juice, rose syrup and parfait amour bitter. Another exquisite mix is Eden of Kyoto, crafted with Absolut Blue vodka, lychee juice, fresh lime juice, red grape, rose syrup and soda water. It’s a refreshing drink to be enjoyed on hot nights overlooking the city lights.
TOP 3 TIPPLES
- Sakura Maru
- Eden of Kyoto
The Westin Jakarta
Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. C-22
Jakarta 12940, Indonesia
Exquisite Taste September – November 2019