Karaokes in Golden Crown and Colosseum are also still open until late.Generally speaking, the norther you go, the more prostitutes and the more drugs you will find.Overall, you go from surprises to surprises and you never get tired.Drugs, mostly ecstasy, crystal meth (shabu-shabu, called yaba in Thailand) and heroin (putau in Indonesian) are very common in Kota, to a point you cannot even begin to comprehend.Contrary to Western belief, prostitution in Indonesia is not imported by sexual tourism, it is a very common practice among Indonesian of all classes.In only a few clubs in Kota you might meet some"normal girls": Stadium (closed), Colosseum and maybe Mille's on sunday mornings.I don't think it's so dangerous, but I don't like being in the car of someone I don't trust.
Many bars in that area are cheap and popular with backpackers / English teachers.
Many expats live in Kemang though so there are some decent expat bars and small clubs.
The Sudirman area has the highest density of good bars, clubs and lounges. Senayan: X2 Club, Prohibition, CJs (Hotel Mulia) Domain, Portico, Revolution, Red Square Senopati: Hemingway, H Gourmet and Vibes, Branché, Pao Pao, Monty's Gatot Subroto: Dragonfly, Blowfish, Popular Mega Kuningan: Safe House, Loewy, Bauhaus, Basque SCBC (Sudirman Central Business District Pacific Place): Empirica, Fable, Potato Head, Cork and Screw, Hard Rock Café, Foundry 8, Level II, Beer Garden Plaza Indonesia / Grand Indonesia: Cloud, Immigrant Bar, SKYE, Dreams, Social House You also have a few local bars in Pondok Indah, Gandaria or Cipete.
Clubs in Kota also close later so it's good to know if you still feel like partying at 5am.
Clubs that are still open at 5am include Stadium (closed now), Mille's, Exotis, Pujasera.
Bar hopping is great in Jakarta: A good night out should always include the right mix of low-class/middle class/high class places, alternating expat and more local clubs, and if possible in at least two different areas.