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#14170 - 14 Sep 06 12:49 Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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New to this site so sorry if this subject has been done to death already. I wanted to get some opinions on good bars in Jakarta that are not pretentious (as in Dragon Fly) but a good place to go for a few drinks and not have any trouble with "overly aggressive ayam" (excuse the term)

Bugils gets my vote as being on of the good bars around. No need to review it as its so well known but the guy has just opened up a new place called eastern promise in Kemang (across the road from circle K)

More of a British influence than Dutch here, which is reflected in the food, and the Music. Pool and Darts available as well a great beer garden that has a giant TV for sporting events. Well worth trying out.

Also they have roast dinners on saturday and sunday .. havent tried it yet but i hear its good.

So who else can tell me bars to try out??
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#14171 - 14 Sep 06 12:54 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Was at the opening of the EP last weekend, free beer andd grub. Place has always been pretty good. Sports Bars, try DT's on the ground floor of the Beat on Kemang Raya. Bacon Rolls with brown sauce....nuff said
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#14172 - 14 Sep 06 13:07 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Bacon rolls with brown sauce ..... I am now sending office boy off to get me one for lunch!!!!!
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#14173 - 14 Sep 06 13:12 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Bacon rolls with brown sauce .....
how ... healthy.

i can feel the cholesterol flowing through my veins already ...
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#14174 - 14 Sep 06 15:24 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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dont see many bar suggestions coming ---- when people find a good place do they always keep it a secret??
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#14175 - 14 Sep 06 18:37 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Romance Pub on Jaksa, it has its own thread in the "Jalan Jaksa forum" here: http://www.jakchat.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/19/35.html There's always a good crew of a dozen or so expats, mostly Brits, during the soccer games on Sat. nights and they do a great Shepherd's Pie, if you can wait a while. I know there is at least one Wigan fan, a Sunderland fan, 2-3 Arse fans, 3-4 Chelski fans, a couple Leeds guys and a bizarre little clique of Canadians, who dig Liverpool. The best one is a grizzled old Carlisle United hooligan .. there used to be a plymouth argyle guy, (who unfortunately discovered that he could buy 3 times as many Mansion House vodkas than the real ones and is no longer with us). Also a couple of portsmouth guys... and a few more. The only fans that are frowned upon are ManU. people. So bring a jersey or a banner of the wolves and Capt. Morgan (the Welsh publican there) will display it prominently.
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#14176 - 14 Sep 06 19:37 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Eastern Promise has been around since the mid-1970s and was one of the first true expat bars in town. Started by the legendary Carl Gilchrist, an English/Kiwi guy who has long since retired from the game, but still owns the building.

After falling on relatively hard times in the last 5+ years, was recently taken over (the mgmt) by Bart of Bugil's fame and is run by his pal Lens. Even tho' they're Dutch, they've retained much of the Brit-like theme and food.

I'm on my way to Bugil's now, they have a pub quiz at 8pm and I'm gonna try to get on a team...swing by if ya like that sort of thing.
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#14177 - 14 Sep 06 19:49 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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I think Carl died recently!
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#14178 - 14 Sep 06 20:23 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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I did here that he'd been "very" ill, well that's sad.
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#14179 - 14 Sep 06 20:38 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Dont quote me but I believe it was leukemia!
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#14180 - 18 Sep 06 12:40 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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So Chew, did you make it out to Romance for the games over the weekend? I was only out there on Sunday night for the two big games... Saturday at a house party down south.
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#14181 - 18 Sep 06 12:45 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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No --- didnt make it -- was out for dinner and then at Red Square for a few drinks. Not a bad night ... was sponsored by Moet and had a few tasty types about as well as good music. Just a few to many people standing around rather than dancing but what can you expect on a moet night hehe --- would add this to the list of places to go

Did try out the Sunday roast at EP .... Roast Pork -- everything was spot of except for the roast potatoes!! If EP are reading this please ensure you par boil the spuds, rough em up a little, dust lightly with flour and then throw em in to hot oil in the oven ... crispy on the outside - fluffy in the middle!!
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#14182 - 18 Sep 06 13:22 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Check the archives of the JP, I did a review of Red Square a few months back.

i'll be at EP Wednesday evening for their pub quiz..
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#14183 - 18 Sep 06 13:23 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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ahhhh..I know you cheww..you're the old man that I and my boss met at Romance :rolleyes:
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#14184 - 18 Sep 06 13:27 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Oh how I wish that was true but i havent checked out Romance yet ... and 32 is not old .. so looks like you may have to guess again wink

Riccardo--- you have a team in place ... room for one more? I am rubbish at these things but know my way to the bar and can be of help if any questions about wolves come up
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#14185 - 18 Sep 06 13:41 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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I'm tentatively slated to be on Roy Tupai's team (www.parasindonesia.com), but there are always changes and room for a few stragglers, so come. I think other Jak-based bloggers like JakartaSS and Reveller will be there.
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#14186 - 18 Sep 06 14:02 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Originally posted by The One and Only Jokie Jokie Girl:
ahhhh..I know you cheww..you're the old man that I and my boss met at Romance :rolleyes:
LOL..jokie babe, that old man must be the canadian. not mr.chew!
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#14187 - 18 Sep 06 14:03 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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i think ep is good but a bit tacky, and i also heard on fasting month they will got slaughter by the Jihad so.. i prefer not to

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#14188 - 18 Sep 06 14:48 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Burning Sambuca brings up a good point .... where are the best places to drink in the upcoming month? I will be buggering off to bali for 10 days but need to have a plan for the rest of the time!
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#14189 - 18 Sep 06 14:51 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Satu lagi bar at kristal hotel ,.Chewwy,.....nice pub good food and very safe from Jihad boys
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#14190 - 18 Sep 06 14:51 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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mr.chew will be in bali? oh boy..dont mess with my bed again ya! or i'll call mom to lock my bedroom! laugh
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#14191 - 18 Sep 06 14:55 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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Oh WD .... My wallet will be far from your reach hehehe ... have a few friends coming out from the UK who are both female. I will therefore just be pissing it up having fun and will have to limit my exploits with the beautiful ladies of Bali.
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#14192 - 18 Sep 06 14:57 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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if you find any beautiful ladies of Bali Mr Chewwy please, please let me know as I live there and still not found any,....and b4 U give me a hard time WD,.U are not there WD so U don't count dear laugh laugh laugh
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#14193 - 18 Sep 06 15:03 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
chewwyUK Offline
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Registered: 14 Sep 06
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whats your type Balibob ... I have found that the more you drink the more beautiful they become.
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#14194 - 18 Sep 06 15:03 Re: Good Bars in Jakarta - Please add your comments
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will be Pak Bob soon..real soon! spoke to mom last night, she said if i'm broke she will send me "a one way ticket" to go home laugh

will let you "two" know soon, then we'll have bintangs and babi guling at the beach!
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