An all-time favourite of Jakarta's nightlife. Very, very popular bar among expatriates, especially those who are already married. Easy to know why, counting the number of pretty, sexy girls. But the place isn't just about having sex. You can have a lot of fun partying there, because you will easily meet people in a relaxed atmostsphere. BATS has a live band, imported from Quebec the more often and playing Top 40 songs. A bit annoying because it's hard to talk and hard to find a place to seat though, but at least you will be pushed in the crowd and on the dancefloor. The entrance fee is quite expensive, around Rp. 80,000, but they will serve you a very large beer. Good to go on Sunday or Monday because it is one of the few places still crowded. Very tasty steaks at the restaurant.
Official website here: BATS Jakarta
Shangri-La Hotel (Level 1) in Kota BNI JL. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1
5pm - 2am (Sunday - Thursday)
5pm - 3am (Friday and Saturday)
Dinner: 7pm - 10pm
Happy hour from 5pm - 7pm
Phone(62 21) 570 7440 ext. 6401