As other metropolitan cities, Bandung also has glorious and fun nightlife. Although, you can’t compare the nightlife here with the one in gigantic city Jakarta which tends to be chic and full of spotlights or in touristic island Bali which is meant to be one of main tourist attractions. Nevertheless, Bandung nightlife is rather to have its own charm, crowds and ambiances.
Recognized as the student city, Bandung has many hang-out places for students’ nightlife. Typical nightlife crowd here is the one who like to chill out with college friends in Bandung coffee shops, such as Ngopi Doeloe, Kopi Ireng, Kopi Progo, Kopi Aroma or Roemah Kopi which serves all kind of coffee beverages made from fresh Indonesian Robusta and Arabica coffee seeds. In this coffee shop, students like to stay up until midnight to discuss group homework, get free internet access or have late supper. Like other coffee shops in Indonesia, coffee shops in Bandung also serve traditional and international main course dishes, such as Oxtail soup, Indonesian traditional fried rice, Spaghetti Bolognese, chicken or beef steak, and many more. Whilst the traditional and international snacks and side dishes are roasted bread, Colenak (fermented cassava with coconut shredded and brown sugar sauce), special fried banana with cheddar cheese and chocolate sauce, Dutch Crocket, Canai Bread and etc. Starting from IDR 15,000 you can already have a cup of coffee while enjoying the student nightlife in Bandung.
On the other hand, for those who prefer hedonic nightlife in Bandung, there are several discos like Legacy, Embassy and Amnesia which are mostly visited by students and tourists, but sometimes you can also find few expats and young executives. Be aware if you go to upper societies nightclubs like The Valley because you may end up paying a lot for drinks and entrance fee. One nightlife attraction that you might not experience in every city is up hill restaurant, lounge and club such as Maja House and Cloud 9. Also 7acks is well-known for their cheap price for beers and other alcohol beverages.
Want to get wilder? You can go to Bandung red-district area around Braga, Saritem and Setiabudi streets. Though most of the visitors are male, women are also welcomed here. On Braga Street you can find many karaokes, bars, polls and clubs. You can also meet some other travelers and backpackers around. While the most popular red-district for Bandung people is Saritem, hardly you can motice tourists or expats here. On Setiabudi Street you will find some spa and massage parlors.
Bandung Tour Experts will share some useful tips for nightlife travelers in Bandung that you might need to note. First, save taxi call centers in your phone contacts. Make sure that you will only use recommended taxis, such as Blue Bird, Cipaganti and Gemah Ripah. Or rent a car in case you have valid travel license in Indonesia. If you rent our affordable Bandung car rental, you won’t need to worry about transportation when you are very tipsy. While the average beer price in nightclubs and lounges starts from IDR 20,000 but do not pay more than IDR 50,000. And now, you are ready to blend in Bandung nightlife!