February 3rd, 2012

 

Since opening in 2004, DRAGONFLY has been widely acclaimed as one of the truly outstanding, world-class, nightlife venues in Jakarta. Featuring a highly creative, original interior design concept, sited within an enormous space on the ground floor of a central Jakarta office tower, DRAGONFLY has long been the nightclub destination of choice for the young glitterati and fashionable crowd of the Jakarta nightlife scene. Originally conceived as  a restaurant / bar / club, DRAGONFLY underwent a significant transformation in 2008, with the restaurant space being transformed into a more open, “social” lifestyle interior concept of  lounge and club, suffused with a sensuous Asian feel.

The DRAGONFLY lifestyle concept combines high quality tapas style food for sharing, with an enticing drinks selection and bar service, that unwinds later in the night into a hot party zone. Resident and international guest DJs play an eclectic soundtrack of disco, funky house, 80′s-90′s, and deep house. DRAGONFLY was conceived, and is owned and operated by the highly regarded Ismaya Group, some of their other popular Jakarta venues include  BLOWFISH and SOCIAL HOUSE.  DRAGONFLY has maintained its preeminence within Jakarta’s vibrant nightlife scene, and continues to exert its “wow ” factor.  The club is always packed with weekend party crowds, and regular special events are highlighted on their Facebook page .

 

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The reception desk and entrance passageway- with a huge lighted partition panel featuring a carved leaf pattern design

 

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Looking back towards the raised lounge section at one end of the room

 

The spectacular interior of DRAGONFLY is a bold statement of contemporary Asian design, the predominating color palette and materials evoking an distinctly Asian ethos. The grandly proportioned space is entered via a long narrow passageway leading from the front reception area- creating an aura of unfolding mystery for the first time visitor. An enormous lighted timber partition panel separates the entrance from the interior, and features an intricately carved out leaf pattern that creates the impression of fluttering leaves falling from the soaring heights of the ceiling to the floor below. Dark, rich timbers are extensively used throughout the interiors- with polished timber flooring, slatted timber ceilings and huge lighted timber beams that book-end each end of the room.

A number of spaces on different levels are seamlessly interconnected- with raised lounge seating areas at either end, and the main floor area punctuated by a large timber decked “sunken” circular lounge, and a striking high-counter table with an intersecting diagonal configuration of lighted onyx panels. The main bar extends almost the entire length of the back wall, angled mirrors placed along the wall behind the bar creates an impression of further depth to the room. At the furthest end of the room, dramatic flame red sculptured free-form shapes represent  the warmth of a fire. The distinctly original design concept has been exquisitely executed, with impressive craftmanship and impeccable attention to detail.

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The main room viewed from lounge section- with “sunken” circular lounge in foreground

 

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Lounge area tables at one end of the room- with lighted timber panelling on wall and ceiling

 

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Distinctive diagonally intersecting counter tables- with lighted onyx top panels

 

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Looking down the main room from the DJ booth

 

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The dramatic “flames” sculptures on the walls at top end of the room

 

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Looking down the bar that extends full length of rear wall- with angled mirrors above to add sense of volume to the room

 

The drinks offerings from the bar at DRAGONFLY include an impressive selection of sumptuous cocktail creations, plus an extensive list of premium spirits and liqueurs. Special promotions on selected bottles of premium whiskys, vodkas and cognacs offer good value for groups sharing. And bottles of wines and champagnes are popular choices for pairing with the tapas dishes. Cocktails feature “Signatures”- such as “Dragonfly Martini”- Havana Club Rum, Cointreau, vanilla, lemon juice and passion fruit; and “Pineapple & Kaffir”- Beefeater Gin, Peach liqueur, lemon juice, pineapple chunks and kaffir lime. “Stick drinks” include mojito and margarita style concoctions; and the other cocktail selections are “Fancy Martinis”“Long & Powerful”and “The Dragonfly Specials”.

 

Moet & Chandon Champagne

 

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Vanilla Creme Brulee- Vanilla Vodka, Hazelnut liqueur, Cointreau, heavy cream, vanilla syrup, cashew nut & vanilla stick


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One Night Stand- Triple Sec, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Bourbon, coconut liqueur, Blue Curacao, banana liqueur, Creme de Cacao Brown, Dragon punch

 

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Finger Licking Tiramisu- Baileys, espresso, mascarpone, vanila cream, chocolate hazelnut, served with shortbread

 

The dining at DRAGONFLY is now centred on a social dining concept- best represented by the Spanish tapas style cuisine that encourages sharing of dishes amongst friends. A menu of modern Spanish and Asian tapas has been specially created for DRAGONFLY by their highly regarded international chef- Asier Arroyo from Spain. There is also a Bar Food Menu- featuring bites such as Club Sandwich; Truffle Fries; and Deep Fried Marinated Calamari. Tapas Menu highlights include- Modern Vietnamese Rice Paper Duck Rolls; Caramelised Boneless Oxtail; and Blissful Black Cod with Shoyu.

 

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Chicken Wings with Barbequed Sriracha

 

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Assorted Fried Sausages with Barbeque Sauce

 

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Sweet & Sour Grand Marnier Orange sauce Stir Fried Dory Fish

 

 

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DRAGONFLY

Address: Ground Floor,Graha BIP, Jln Jend. Gatot Subroto No.23,  Jakarta  12930. Indonesia
Reservations: + 62.21.520 6789
Opening Hours:
Wednesday 6:00 pm ~ 04:00 am
Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm ~ 04:00 am
Dress Code: Smart casual attire strictly enforced
Website: www.ismaya.com/dragonfly
Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/dragonflyclub