Eat & Drink: JimBARan Outdoor Lounge

CITY SANCTUARY. For those who like to let loose alfresco-style, it’s time to rejoice! Another outdoor oasis has been added to Jakarta’s current crop with the opening of JimBARan Outdoor Lounge (The InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza, ground level; +62 21 251 0888;

JimBARan Outdoor Lounge

Its soothing waterways, exotic flora and intimate, lily pad-like seating arrangements make this hip and contemporary yet laid-back venue a great place to end the day on a high note. The menu boasts a multitude of modern fusion tapas—Red Pepper Stuffed Mushroom with Goat Cheese and Roasted Chili and Garlic Shrimp are among their savory signatures. Creative cocktails such as Sunset in the City and Jimbaran Spritz, boutique wines and homemade fruit-infused teas make up the highly agreeable thirst-quenching options. If JimBARan’s selection of food and beverages somehow doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, don’t fret. You can still revel in this open-terrace setting while enjoying cuisine from any of the hotel’s dining outlets.