Located amidst the bright lights of Kemang, Jakarta’s youthful urban neighborhood, Eastern Promise is a traditional English-style pub that has maintained an established reputation as a prime destination for dining and nightlife denizens for many years. One of the oldest pubs in the city, Eastern Promise is a celebration of community, lots of beer, great food, world sports and local and expat live music performances every Friday and Saturday night.
Our menu offers a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a tasteful range of British Indian dishes as well as all-time pub favorites.
The venue offers a cordial ambiance and features a restaurant, a bar, a sports & function room and an alfresco drinking area, making it ideal for a range of purposes, from relaxing with colleagues after work to organizing personal events.
Additionally, a variety of events, such as the monthly pub quiz, ladies night,
Pantai Kemang ‘beach’ parties, Cooking for Charity and the famous Pressure
Hour are organized on a regular basis to keep our guests entertained and engaged.
Sports viewing for major games from four satelites and Internet
live streaming is also available on flatscreen televisions
and large screens provided throughout all areas within the venue.
The Pub's History
The pub’s history dates back to 1989, when it was opened by Carl Girlchrist, a British businessman who once owned eighteen pubs throughout Indonesia. In April 2006, Eastern Promise (or EP as it is more popularly known) was acquired by the owners of BuGils Café, a legendary expat hangout in Taman Ria Senayan that closed in 2008.
The new management successfully revived the bar’s good old days. Teamed by friendly managers and loyal chefs and waitresses – some of whom have worked for the pub for more than 15 years and will not forget your name after your first visit – the pub has assembled a strong base of regular patrons, comprising a healthy share of expatriates and urban-minded Indonesians that form a close-knit community and now identify Eastern Promise as their second home.