Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Best Sport Bar in Jakarta

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02, August 2018

Another good place to have a beer while watching your favorite sport event. Masters Sports Bar and Restaurant is located on the ground floor of Bellagio Mall in Mega Kuningan. The place looks unassuming from the outside and you may not noticing it. But, when you decide to step inside, you will be surprised to find a spacious 350 m2 area with a long wooden bar, a 50-seat dining area, 2 professional electronic dart boards and 5 full-size tournament pool tables.

Unlike the trendy venues nearby, Masters has a much more laid-back atmosphere, perfect if you are looking for a quiet place to chill after work. Later in the evening, it gets a bit more loud and busy, especially on Friday and Saturday as they have a live music.

It is one of the few dedicated sports bars in Jakarta and it features 8 different TVs, including two massive HD projector screens near the entrance. If there is any live sports event in the world, you are pretty sure you can watch it in Masters, football, rugby, AFL, racing, NBA, NFL, MLB, etc. They may also change their schedule to make sure you can watch special events like the Superbowl, the Olympics or the World Cup. Some screens also play music videos from an eclectic playlist of over 600 songs (pop, rock, Top 50, etc).

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One of the particularities of Masters Sports Bar is that it is owned by a group of Jakarta expats who each have their own day jobs. They come from different backgrounds and nationalities (Swedish, Indonesian, Malaysian, Nepalese, Denmark and Irish). But they share the same goal, having the most friendly and comfortable bar for Jakartans to meet, drink and watch their favorite sports. The crowd is quite diverse, but there are about 50% expats and 50% Indonesians, most of whom are over 30 years old.

One of things you must do when visit Masters is to play billiard. There is one table near the entrance and four more in the back. For casual players, you can use them for free as long as you make a purchase. Some competitive players train there as well, including several teams that participate in the Jakarta Pool League. There are seats all around the pool tables so it is nice to just watch. Masters arranges pool tournaments on a regular basis.

About the food, they serve all the traditional pub fare for a reasonable price. Light meals, soups, sandwiches, and salads cost about Rp 50.000 to Rp 80.000. For the Thai and Indonesian food cost between Rp 50.000 to Rp100.000. Pizzas and Western main courses cost between Rp 70.000 to Rp 150.000. While for their steaks are starting at Rp 200.000.

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For the drinks, the beer is rather cheap, starting at Rp 38.000 for Prost beer. Cocktails and hard liquor glasses are priced between Rp 70.000 and Rp 90.000, while a bottle of Jack Daniels will cost you Rp 1.000.000. Every Thursday evening is Ladies Night from 17.00 – 20.00 WIB with a free flow house pours for ladies.

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