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Nightlife Spots in Surabaya: A Guide for Night Hunters

by Ivonne Puspakencana
surabaya night carnival

Surabaya is a famous town in Indonesia, a capital city of East Java. This city has a lot of amazing tourist attractions that will continuously amaze you. You can check where to go to Surabaya during summer vacation too!

Not only serving you with some natural tourist attractions, but this city is also serving the tourists and locals with the best nightlife experience. The locals and tourists will be able to enjoy the nightlife in Surabaya by eating out at a local eatery, watching a movie or even some bars and night clubs.

Nightlife in Surabaya can be enjoyed in many ways, such as have a drink and party in some bars and nightclubs or having a culinary and shopping trips in some night markets. Let’s discuss further about the best nightlife spots in Surabaya which can be a guide for night hunters.

  • 15 Palms

The first nightlife spot in Surabaya is 15 Palms. 15 Palms is a combination of a pub and sports bar. Many expatriates come to enjoy a beer or just spend the night watching the English Premiere League live.

If you visit this bar, you may also enjoy a burger and beer and at the same time playing a game of pool or dart. 15 Palms is the official pub of the Surabaya Hash House Harriers. Also check the other best cities for nightlife in Indonesia other than Surabaya.

  • Desperados
Desperados, Surabaya

Another sports bar and restaurant that you can visit to spend your night is Desperados. This bar is owned by the Shangri-La. This is a Mexican restaurant by day serving you with some Mexican men, such as lip smacking burritos and fajitas.

This restaurant turns into a full-fledged nightclub post evening. You will be able to enjoy live band music performances and DJ nights on the scheduled time on different days of the week.

  • Pasar Malam Kodam, Surabaya
Rental Mobil Surabaya ke Pasar Malam Kodam Brawijaya | Putera Mentari
Crowded Pasar Malam Kodam Jaya

If you don’t like visiting nightclubs and bars, then you may be interested to do this. Visiting night markets in Surabaya is also a great activity to spend your night. There are some night markets in Surabaya. One of which is Pasar Malam Kodam.

This market is a heaven for food and shopping junkies. You will find some exotic dishes served in the roadside stalls, such as grilled seafood and the other Indonesian dishes. While you’re enjoying your food, you will also find numerous stalls selling traditional handicrafts, toys, home decors, clothes and many more.

The night market opens from 6 to 9 p. m. Solo, Central Java also has the amazing nightlife spots. Read the nightlife in Solo too!

  • Surabaya Night Carnival
The new version of Surabaya Night Carnival

If you enjoy amusement rides than shopping and dancing at the bar, then you must visit this Surabaya Night Carnival. This carnival is suitable for everyone in your family. If you like challenges, then you will love the challenging rides it has, such as the “Roda Gila” and the “Pirate Ghost Ship”.

For kids, they may also enjoy having fun at the merry-go-round and the Ferris wheel. In this carnival, there’s also a museum of wax art, namely the Art and Wax Museum. When you’re in Surabaya, make sure you put these Surabaya attractions on your list!

  • Jimmy’s Club and Lounge
Jimmy's Resmi Dibuka di Surabaya
Jimmy’s Club and Lounge is officially opened in Surabaya

Another club to hop on in Surabaya at night is Jimmy’s Club and Lounge. This club is part of JW Marriott Hotel. This club will serve you with the amazing live performances by bands and DJ nights every day of the week.

There might be some working girls, but don’t worry, the crowd is safe. This club has been renovated with high technology facilities, so your experience in this club will be better.

  • Foreplay Club
A crowded Foreplay Club at night

The name is not like something you think, otherwise, it is quite decent and you are guaranteed to have a good night partying here. The entrance fee of this club will give you access to have a complimentary cigarettes and beer.

You can enjoy the regular DJ nights and dance performances on specific days, so make sure to check the schedule before coming.

So, what do you think of the nightlife in Surabaya? Is it fun? It surely is! If you get a lot of time in Surabaya, don’t forget to put these things to do near Surabaya airport and best places to shop in Surabaya.

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