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The LUV’s bar & dine

Can you feel the Luv? Here’s a place in the city center that’s certainly worth a visit.

Okay, Jakarta’s rush hour traffic can be a pain sometimes. Managing yourself around those hours is definitely an art. But thank heavens the city has lots of places to hang out after office hours and beyond that make it all just a bit more tolerable.

Take the Luv’s Bar and Dine for example. Centrally located inside Citywalk Sudirman, close to the Sudirman/Thamrin business district, it’s a good place to weather out the rush hour storm, to have a business lunch, even to have a great party on the weekend.

Luv’s is probably more known as one of the major clubbing destinations in town, but it’s more than just that. We visited them recently for a little after office gathering. And yes, for the happy hours too. Their happy hours are 4pm until 9pm with buy one get one free on beer and cocktails, and 20 percent off on wine by the bottle. Not bad at all!

A huge bar area welcomes you as you come in. The mix of purple, black, and gold gives a cozy and contemporary look to the interior.

The food here is also noteworthy, created by a skillful head chef. The Caesar Salad (58k) started us off nicely; romaine lettuce, smoked beef, beef bacon bits, cheddar and parmesan cheese, croutons, and garlic bread. We also shared the Godfather Pizza (80k); a blend of smoked beef, ground beef, smoked chicken, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese, a meat lover’s delight! And if you can handle the heat, try the hot Gigolo Pizza (80k); sausage, pesto mix, mozzarella and Gorgonzola cheeses, plus a generous amount of chilies, including some chili padi which give quite a kick!

The Rib Eye Steak (200k) also made its way to our table and into our gullets; succulent Australian rib eye, doused with Luv’s black pepper sauce, accompanied by some mixed veggies and a good change from the ol’ French fries, some waffle fries. Nice touch there.

The Oxtail Soup (85k) is another firm favorite here at Luv’s; you can choose your oxtail to be baked, boiled, or fried, and topped with a tasty, spicy Padang sauce.

The Roti Bobo (50k) is a good choice for dessert; baked bread with dark and white chocolate, accented with a bit of vanilla and cheese. Simple, yet so scrumptious.

Now about the cocktails. There were some masterpiece creations that you just have to try. The Frozen Strawberry Margarita (85k) is always on top of the list of the patrons’ tipple of choice, but have a sip of the interestingly named Blueberry Cheesecake (80k)! It’s actually a blend of vodka, Blue Curaçao, some heavy cream, vanilla syrup, mint candy, white chocolate, and a bit of sweet and sour. And, if you feel like it, give it to your friend and try the multi-spirit mélange of Double K (170k); a potent mix of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, Triple Sec, bourbon, scotch, Blue Curaçao, melon liquor, coffee liquor, apricot brandy, dark rum, etc… That’ll grow hair on your chests! Haha…

We already made plans for another visit to Luv’s. A weekend with Jakarta’s lovely party people here is certainly on the cards for us. We’ll see you there!

The Luv’s Bar and Dine
Citywalk Sudirman,
1st Floor, 1F #10,
Jl. KH Mas Mansyur 121, Jakarta
Ph.: (021) 2555 8881/82
Open daily from 11 am
Twitter: @LuvsBar
Facebook: LuvBar Jakarta


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