When the mood is down and weary, time to go up and get lively.
Nestled on top of 27 stories Mercure Hotel Simatupang, Karumba! Rooftop Rum Bar is a great place to hang out under the stars, accompanied by spectacular city view, the best rum cocktails, fantastic food, outgoing live bands, and stylish DJs. One of Jakarta’s top rum bar, Karumba! offers a wide selections of rum cocktails as well as other popular liquor, and flavorful edibles menu from sought-after Indonesian comfort food to exotic Carribean cuisine such as Coyaba Spaghetti, Fried Avocado Taco, and Karumba!’s own Enchilada.
Coyaba Spaghetti is sauteed spaghetti pasta with smoked beef, garlic, onions, spinach and capers, tossed with fresh lime and chili flakes to add the kick. If one doesn’t mind getting dirty fingers, Fried Avocado Taco is at hand. Tortilla chips filled with fresh lettuce, ground beef, cheddar cheese, avocado and tomato and finished with Catalina dressing. And at the other end of the finger food scale, Karumba! serves Enchiladas, spicy ground chicken with vegetable and cheese, rolled in white tortilla gratin.
Karumba! introduces its party piece, Strawberry Rum Tiramisu. A delectable mix of dark rum and coffee liquor over crushed ice with layers of crushed strawberries and Karumba’s own mixture of vanilla and coffee liquor fortified cream served in a cocktail glass. From the non-alcoholic section, a drink aptly named I’m Joker (you’re in a liquor bar in case you forget) is available for choosing. A mixture of apple and kiwi syrup blended with soda water. The bar also provides selective brands of different types of alcoholic drinks from rum, vodka, tequila, whiskey, and cognac.
Laid out to evoke the light and breezy beaches of the Carribean in the middle of jam-packed city atmosphere, Karumba! Rooftop Rum Bar is also a friendly place for children to spend time at for it has a mini swimming pool situated within the venue. An exotic beach in a bar, on top of a building, in the midst of bustling business district, quite an escapade indeed.
Photos by Yulis K. Basuki
Mercure Jakarta Simatupang
Jl. R.A. Kartini no. 18
Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta