Getting Religious About Cocktails at Lola

TAKE ME TO CHURCH. Trying to get to Lola (Jl. Gunawarman No. 21, Jakarta; +62 21 2751 3500; is not easy, as the Cuban-inspired bar is situated in the basement of its sister eatery




But once you find it, you’ll be rewarded with an experience unlike any other in town.

In a way, it’s a bit like faith—you just have to work hard before you get to the Promised Land. And it just so happens that Lola has a “secret church” feel to it, what with its statues and a classic mural of the Virgin Mary.

Although the menu offers heavy meals, dimly lit Lola is more suited to a round of two of relaxed drinking. Its exotically flavored Tiki cocktails will surely make you say “Amen!”