Eat & Drink: Hide and Seek Swillhouse is Truly a Hidden Gem

HIDDEN GEM. Situated in a nook, Hide and Seek Swillhouse (Fairgrounds Lot 14 SCBD, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta; +62 21 5150 366; is like a hidden gem awaiting discovery.


With elaborate wall decoration and curious objects spread across the space, its interior transports one back to the Victorian era, but with a touch of steampunk aesthetics where technology, fashion and art takes center stage. This gentleman bar-meets-casual dining place also boasts one of the most comprehensive whiskey, cognac and bourbon selections without undermining the power of good food. Its specialties—lobster linguine and various ribs-based dishes—are a testament to the saying that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”