Standing among the tallest buildings in the city’s capital lies an oasis where guests come to unwind and be transported to the Golden Era of cocktails. The Writers Bar at Raffles Jakarta is a place for bespoke cocktails and intimate conversations among like-minded people who appreciate the quality of life. Already a revered institution at its sister property in Singapore, the bar is reinterpreted in Jakarta to showcase the cultural richness of Indonesia and is filled with art, history, literature and priceless artefacts.
By day, the art space-like bar is the perfect spot for relaxing over coffees or teas, while also offering a selection of lunch specials. At night, the venue transforms into a timelessly elegant space that harks back the opulence of yesteryear and offers great cocktails from the 1920s, with roaming bartenders who will make your drink right by the table.
The drinks menu is extensive and fully stocked with premium spirits. The highly skilled bar team create quality cocktails that range from Raffles classics, to classic twists, martinis and signatures. For a fan of the classics, the Barrel Aged Negroni will do wonders for the senses. Kept for 120 days in the bar’s signature oak barrel, the legendary drink is perfectly paired with a selected hand-rolled Cuban cigar. For something a little daring, the Punch Romaine is the only way to go. The refreshing drink was once served solely for first class passengers on the Titanic.
Inspired by some of the greatest writers that have resided at the original Raffles Hotel, the bar also offers great promotions that include free-flow gin & tonic on Tuesdays, and endless sips of whiskey on Wednesdays.
TOP 3 TIPPLES
- Rum Old Fashioned
- MARY PICKFORD
The Writers Bar
Jalan Prof. DR. Satrio
Jakarta 12940, Indonesia
T: (+62) 2129888080
Exquisite Taste September – November 2019