Blok M, Jakarta – Bye-Bye Highway, Hello Moon Rider!

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That’s a sight you won’t be seeing again, since the Highway has changed its name.

I used to drop by there, especially on Wednesdays ,when the then managment showed lots of smarts by pouring free beer till ( I think) 8pm.

After guzzling a copious quantity, of course, nobody felt any overpowering urge to go home early, and we continued slaking our gargantuan thirsts till midnight or later, paying full whack with no complaints, certainly not to the lovely lasses behind the bar.

I haven’t been there for a year or two – why?



Blok M’s Jalan Falatehan is now a pricey place, among other reasons.  

But from a friend I hear the new name is Moon Rider, and checking out their website… …it seems they still have quite a good deal, on Thursdays, FROM 8pm!


‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free!’ 


Moreover, from the illustrations on that website, there are still lots of lovelies around!

I can’t find any recent reviews, but there’s one on from the old days when the late Daryl  ran the place.

It sings the bar’s praises – one can’t fault the mellifluous prose!