You may not expect it in a predominantly Muslim country, but Jakarta has a serious party scene, from sleek wine bars in five-star hotels to sports bars, expat pubs in Blok M, arty haunts in the Kemang district, and seedy bars in Kota in North Jakarta, where prostitues (ayam) prowl and drugs are plentiful. In general, it's advisable for women travelers to only go out at night in groups, lest you be mistaken for a working girl. To get the lowdown on the nightlife scene, surf www.jakarta100bars.com.
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