A new unique lifestyle has been presented to cosmopolitan crème de la crème craving the right combination where fine dining and clubbing meet.
Situated in the Jakarta’s prime Central Business District and nestled on the 5th floor of fX Lifestyle Centre, ‘The Only One Club’ or as socialites affectionately call ‘The O1 Club’ offers an exquisite experience where patrons can enjoy sensational fine dining dishes while indulging in the luxurious ambience as well as clubbing the night away.
Exceptionally comfy 700-meter square space includes a bar, a restaurant with 135 seats and a dance floor with live band stage and DJ. Having the capacity of around 350 people for standing party, The O1 Club has emerged to the list of Jakarta’s exclusive clubs. Indeed, as the next hang out destination, The O1 Club is second to none. Dominated by the royal colour of purple magenta with avant-garde interior and decoration, the club really personifies a lifestyle of glamour, elegance and sophistication.
The O1 Club was opened on February 18 this year. It’s a very new one, indeed. However, the club’s both service and menu are in the range of internationally prestigious class. Having the concept of resto-lounge, the club is designed for socialites, both mature figures and youngsters, where all kinds of occasion they want to throw can be fitted in. Not to mention the club’s strategic corner site in the building where patrons can peer down the spectacular view of the capital city while spoiling their palate and sipping a glass of wine from the best selection.
The comfy sofas are likewise arranged on the side of the club’s large windows allowing patrons to have a warm chat with friends or business colleagues while directly enjoying the city view.
During evening in particular, the view of city of light has a reflection to the inside light setting in a cozy and smart atmosphere. It’s a one-of-a-kind nuance where the fabulous art of living falls into.
In addition, the club provides a private room for any kinds of meeting, be it formal or informal. This state-of-the-art private room is equipped with VIP sofas and a plasma TV to accommodate patron’s needs like enjoying a fun moment doing karaoke.
Owing to the acclaimed work of renowned interior designer Sonny Sutanto, a modern and trendy ambience is the first impression one can get when stepping into The O1 Club. Sonny’s unique style really reflects The O1 Club as he has designed the club in a modern style with metal pieces on the ceiling along with the durian-skin model of façade on the wall.
And combined with the friendly hospitality by the club’s staff, visiting The O1 Club is a smart way to pampering your self-indulgence.
Just like going to a club in general, music has been playing a great role in pampering visitors. Equipped with 15,000 watts of sound system, sitting laid-back enjoying a live band before continued with DJ performance is how cosmopolitan socialites nowadays appreciate the art of living.
And for patrons who love to dance, the club has special nights where popular dances such as Salsa, Tango, Latin, Rhumba are featured alternately. What makes these nights more interesting is how the club make available for in-house professional dancing instructors ready to help patrons smooth the dance floor.
While dining in, patrons can enjoy live band having the nuance of either Latin or jazz. Los Morenitos, Primavera, Second Bord and Medusa are among the favourites in the club that is new yet rich with entertainment concept. Not only that, the presence of house music with the city’s famous DJ stays attuned from midnight until the club’s closing time. At weekends, partying on house music at the exquisite O1 can be a getaway of hectic weekdays for not only youngsters but also mature adults with young heart.
As for food, The O1 Club combines two concepts, Chinese cuisine with wine. Such a unique combination eliminates the image that Chinese food is no more than meals served with a cup of tea. As the universalism is what people live in now, such concept of combining oriental food and wine gives the nuance of the best of both worlds. It’s where west and east meet in a cozy space of The O1 Club.
To spoil the club’s visitors’ palate, The O1 Club proudly presents renowned Chef Chung from Hong Kong. Truly, Chung’s expertise in Chinese modern cuisine greatly contributes to the club’s tempting oriental menu. Kailan Dua Rasa (Two tastes of Kailan), Sapi Lada Hitam (Black Pepper Beef), Roast Duck, Mayonnaise Fried Crab, Homemade Seafood Glassnoodle with Hong Kong style and Chicken Deep-Fried with Honey Sauce are only a few among the chef’s recommended menu.
Furthermore, the club serves a list of wine selections from Bourdeaux, Rhônesally (France), New South Wales (Australia), New Zealand and Tuscany (Italy). Besides serving high-quality of wines, the club also provides cocktails with the club’s specialties such as Step Up, Dirty Dance, Five Six Seven Eight, D’One Nite and 1 Five.
It is not an exaggeration if there are visitors saying that what The O1Club has to offer exceed the expectation of prominent society as the club offers a new glamorous spot to dine, dance and party all night long. But the more interesting, the presence of The Club O1 in town is the birth of a new hangout destination that once was not there and it is here now in the heart of Jakarta.
By Aulia R. Sungkar, published in the 4th edition of PMR Magazine S’pore, March 2009.