Where is the best nightlife in Jakarta?

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Jakarta, the capital of the largest Muslim country in the world, offers travelers a surprising amount of nightlife options, from Japanese-style karaoke in the Blok M area to swanky hotel bars in the business district to expat watering holes in South Jakarta. Make your foray into the scene with an evening out in the lively Kemang area, where cosmopolitan locals and foreigners intersect for the food, drink and dancing. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ favorites in the area include the more casual Eastern Promise pub, the Beer Garden for an outdoor drink, and the elegant SHY Rooftop bar. All offer live music.

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