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COAL Ignites Central Jakarta’s Bar Scene

COAL Ignites Central Jakarta’s Bar Scene

FoodieS Team
11 December 2023


COAL is Jakarta’s newest hype bar serving not-to-be-missed signature cocktails inspired by Latin American flavors.


The city of Jakarta seems to have an endless feast and drink offerings, whether in the sophisticated area of Senopati or the hip and young locale of Blok M. Yet, another thriving and not-to-be-missed area is Menteng. Known for its prestigious atmosphere, fancy houses, and large malls, Menteng is also famous for its lively street food, especially around the Sarinah area. Central Jakarta has always been one of my preferred getaways for indulging in a variety of cuisines. Now, with the addition of a new bar, the food scene in central Jakarta is about to get busier.

The team behind the thriving Argentinian steakhouse, Sudestada Jakarta, injects fresh energy into Central Jakarta’s bar scene with the launch of COAL. Nestled on the restaurant’s third floor, COAL aims to elevate the bar scene by offering a diverse array of signature cocktails deeply rooted in Latin American flavor influences.

COAL is designed to capture warmth, smokiness, and a fiery ambiance infused with a masculine touch inspired by the essence of burning coals. COAL is an extension of Sudestada and serves as a testament to the elemental power of fire. At COAL, fire is not merely a momentary spectacle but a perpetual presence. Coal exists before and after fire. The deep-hued interior, leather seating, and inviting lighting create a snug and intimate atmosphere—a perfect retreat for gentlemen seeking a relaxing and social space.

Vicko Alvonso, with over 13 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, spearheads the bar. Hailing from Malang, East Java, Vicko started his career as a bar floor staff, progressively ascending the professional ranks to become the accomplished bartender he is today. His passion for crafting cocktails and innovating flavors has driven him to contribute his expertise to prominent establishments in Indonesia, including Union Group, Savoi Ultra Lounge, Hakkasan Jakarta, and Stark Tap Room.

Demonstrating his exceptional skill, Vicko has crafted a collection of signature cocktails inspired by the rich flavors of Latin America. A glimpse into COAL’s signature cocktail selection includes:

  • COAL Sangria
    Robust fruity flavor with a hint of smokiness. Frozen fresh fruit is used in place of ice, which prevents dilution.
  • San Telmo
    Fernet and cola is an extremely popular drink in Buenos Aires. The COAL version in San Telmo incorporates Ron Zacapa 23 to boost sweetness to balance out the boldness of the Fernet.
  • Menta Fresca
    An homage to the mojito, where the subtle interplay of sweetness, tartness, and effervescence weaves its spell.
  • La Princesa
    This tangy and sweet margarita is a symphony of sophistication. A truly refreshing cocktail that will make you come back for more.
  • El Pirata
    The riff on the classic Piña Colada, is localized with the addition of Balinese Arak. Creamy, sweet, and luscious, the perfect cocktail to drink all night long.
  • El Ponche de Carbón
    A Latin-American-style punch bowl, perfect for festive occasions and intimate get-togethers. Bright and fruity with the perfect ABV

In addition to a diverse array of signature cocktails, COAL features a bite-friendly menu encompassing pizzas, empanadas, burgers, and delightful small bites—perfect accompaniments for patrons to savor while enjoying their drinks. One unique feature that will become the highlight of COAL is a raw bar concept that is available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., where the kitchen will be serving Latin American- inspired seafood dishes that can be paired with cocktails.

Elegantly finished with convenient separate access from the restaurant, COAL welcomes guests daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. With a capacity of 30 guests, COAL stands as an entertaining watering hole featuring regular DJ performances every Friday and Saturday starting from 9 p.m. On Friday nights, urban beats and popular hits will energize the atmosphere, while Saturday nights will groove to Boogie Disco, complemented by a playlist of popular hits that will get patrons moving to the rhythm.

COAL’s inviting ambiance caters to a diverse audience, encompassing friends, business executives, young urban professionals, nightlife enthusiasts, cocktail connoisseurs, and those seeking to celebrate special occasions.

COAL by Sudestada Jakarta

Jl. Irian No.18, RT.9/RW.5, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10350

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