On Cloud Nine of Awan Lounge

by Julius Kensan
5th April 2014
Laidback rooftop bar, Awan Lounge is undoubtedly one of the best spots in the city to enjoy summer evening with a splendid view to match.

Located in the heart of the city of Jakarta, Awan Lounge sits comfortably on top of an eight-story building of Kosenda Hotel. Don’t be surprised to find yourself in the midst of a garden-like environment. Awan Lounge is a laidback open-air rooftop bar with a garden theme. There may not be any clouds bobbing around in Awan Lounge, but the scent of Pandan leaf wafting around the establishment is a real treat in itself.

The drink selections tend to lean towards cocktails (based on herbs and fruits) that gives you the kick without knocking you out right away. Still, their signature drink, Awan Waterfall, is a strong ‘fiery’ mix that is definitely best enjoyed with company and will guarantee to speed things up more than just a notch.

The best part of Awan Lounge is definitely the splendid view of the city during the night. Thanks to the covering of foliage, any dreadful feeling of vertigo is banished in an instant. It is no doubt, one of the best spots in the city to enjoy a balmy evening in a sophisticated manner with the company of gentle summer breeze.

The rooftop bar offers light bites in the form of grilled dishes and Asia-influenced tapas. But if you find yourself arriving too early or wish to grab something to eat before heading up to the rooftop bar, you can do so on the first floor of Kosenda Hotel with the options of 127 Café and Waha Kitchen respectively.