South Jakarta's nightlife can be a bit… over-blown. The south's bars and clubs tend of come in one of two strains: overly polished "speakeasies" that offer pricey bottle service to the city's comfortable elite and over-the-top nightclubs packed shoulder-to-shoulder with dancing revelers and radio-friendly party hits.
That's what makes Mondo so damn refreshing. The bar—full name Mondo by the Rooftop—is the kind of hidden gem Jakarta needs more of. It's a totally chill unpretentious place, the kind of bar you can drink with friends or bust out your worst dance moves. Sure, it's a bit hip, but in a city of house bands covering Bruno Mars, there are worse things to be.