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The Sparkling Land Of Heroes: Top 7 Things To Do In Surabaya At Night

Rofiq
Updated Aug 06, 2018

Although Surabaya, Indonesia is always identified as a business-driven capital, it doesn’t run short on charm. The city that never dies apparently gets its fame as the mecca of nightlife. While you might be fatigued from a day spent museum or gallery hopping, you will be absolutely captivated by Surabaya when the sun has set. You can do a fascinating array of activities at night including having a lovely dinner, going to a nightclub, or enjoying a ride at night amusement park. Here are the recommended things to do in Surabaya at night:

1. Go on a ride at Surabaya Night Carnival


If you are a fan of night-time activities, Surabaya Night Carnival is perfect for you. It includes several attractions such as must-try rides and chic galleries. If you are craving something challenging and thrilling, you better try Pirate Ghost Ship or “Roda Gila” (the crazy wheel). Bumper cars also allow you to enjoy fun driving. The Art and Wax House is a great match for wax art enthusiasts. Meanwhile, your children could have fun on the merry-go-round, go karts, and Ferris wheel.

Surabaya Night Carnival

Address: Jalan Ahmad Yani No. 333, Dukuh Menanggal, Gayungan

Price: from 1.9 USD / 20,000 IDR

Opening Hours: 4 pm to 11 pm (Weekend), 5 pm to 11 pm (Weekdays)

Contact: +62 (031) 8483131

Website: Surabaya Night Carnival

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2. Go clubbing in Colors Pub


If you plan to enjoy live music, grab some drinks, and be captivated by a DJ playing R&B and retro songs, make a stop at Colors Pub. This place for hanging out and clubbing has been famous for decades. It’s a fun atmosphere you should experience, with a wide variety of live performances every day so nightlife enthusiasts are highly recommended to drop by. The highlights are Tuesdays for live rock music, Thursdays for a fashion show, and Fridays is dance night with a DJ.

Colors Pub

Address: Jalan Sumatra 81, Surabaya, East Java

Opening Hours: 5 pm to 3 am

Contact: +62 (0) 31 5030 562

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3. Dive into a North African medina in the Arab quarter

Do you love shopping or are you craving a culinary adventure? Discover the Arab quarter, near the religious site Sunan Ampel. You will feel like you’re in the Middle East. The narrow lanes are loaded with hundreds of stalls selling some religious knick-knacks, clothes, dates, raisins, aromatic perfumes, and other Middle Eastern souvenirs. In addition to that, you will find a lot of food stalls and restaurants where you can delight in Arabic dishes such as goat fried rice, kebuli rice, maryam bread, and roasted goat.

Pasar Ampel

Address: Jalan Nyamplungan, Ampel, Semampir,

Opening Hours: 24 hours

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4. Enjoy an evening at Taman Bungkul


Taman Bungkul, a city park in Surabaya, is a popular place to hang out both during the day and night. Young locals tend to spend their Saturday night taking a stroll, skateboarding, and enjoying the water fountain. There are some facilities provided for visitors such as jogging and biking track, free internet access, and drinking water. There are also food carts scattered about if you get hungry. Taman Bungkul is definitely the right place to witness the spark and vibrancy of the capital. The only word to describe the park is “enticing.”

Taman Bungkul

Address: Jl. Taman Bungkul, Darmo, Wonokromo

Price: free

Opening Hours: 24 hours

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5. Be impressed at Food Junction Grand Pakuwon


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Opened in 2016, Food Junction Grand Pakuwon has magnetized people to visit. This culinary center includes a vast amount of food courts, a lagoon, theme park, and rides for kids. It’s a good spot to taste various appetizing cuisine ranging from international to traditional served by hundreds of food stalls. To get an Instagrammable selfie, pose at the sparkling park called Festival of Light. To delight your children, let them try the safari train, bumper boat, or merry-go-round.

Food Junction Grand Pakuwon

Address: Jl. Grand Banjar Boulevard, Tandes, Banjar Sugihan, Tandes

Opening Hours: 11 am to 11 pm

Contact: +62 31 99019500

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6. Munch on the strange mie pitik at Aiola Eatery

Nice πŸ“· from @mr.boo89 . Sarapan pagi pake Mie Pitik Bang Azzat πŸ“πŸ² di Aiola Eatery 🏠 (@aiolaeatery) . Cobain ini gara2 rekomendasi dari temen πŸ‘¦ yang bilang ini salah 1 menu wajib yang kudu dicobain disini πŸ‘Œβ€ dan bener banget pas liat ternyata banyak banget yang order Mie Pitik nih Guys πŸ™Œ dan langsung aja Mr.Boo samperin tuh gerobak Mie di pojokan πŸ‘¨πŸ² . Jadi disini ceritanya Mie Pitik tuh Mie Ayam ala gerobak2 Abang2 yang sering lewat depan rumah itu Guys πŸ πŸ‘¨ tapi Mr.Boo penasaran donk kok bisa rame gitu 😰😀 . Finally Mr.Boo πŸ™Œ mutusin order 2 mangkok nih Guys 😲😲 *kalap 😢 . Disini kalian bisa pilih mau pakai Ceker πŸ“ , Komplit 🍲 atau Daging Ayam saja πŸ— . Nah Mr.Boo pilih yang Daging aja 😘😍 sambil Topping nya bisa pilih Baso 🍑 or Puyuh 🍳 juga lho Guys πŸ™Œ . Overall menurut Mr.Boo πŸ™‹ dari segi porsi termasuk cukupan kok untuk sarapan or lunch 🍴🍜, tuh liat irisan ayam suwir nya lumayan banyak kan πŸ‘β€. Nah kalo soal rasa dibanding Mie Pitik pada umumnya kalo Mie Pitik πŸ“ disini termasuk oke kok Guys πŸ‘. Soal harga ga perlu pusing2 antara IDR 15K - 20K aja tergantung lauk dan topping apa yang dipilih πŸ˜„β€. So buat yang masih bingung mau brunch or lunch apa mungkin Mie Pitik bisa jadi referensi buat kalian Guys πŸ™Œ . Have a nice day πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ€ . Location πŸ“: Mie Pitik Bang Azzat πŸ“πŸœ Aiola Eatery (@aiolaeatery) Jl. Slamet No.16 Surabaya . Ada yang pernah cobain Mie Pitik disini juga Guys? πŸ™Œ .. Jangan lupa double tap ❀ dan mention temen2 kalian πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ buat diajakin kesini ya Guys 😊 . #MiePitik #MiePitikBangAzzat #MieAyam #AiolaEatery #Aiola #Surabaya #Halal #LetsEatWithBoo - #regrann

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Are you craving chicken noodle soup? You should slurp this delicacy in the cool place named Aiola Eatery. The food court offers numerous food stalls serving everything from spicy to savory foods to hungry visitors. Yet, the chicken noodle soup, or “mi pitik” (the local name), is the main highlight offered by this dashing spot. What makes the noodle soup so special is the toppings. You will see some appetizing garnishes topping the noodle soup such as chopped chicken, small meat balls, chicken legs, a chicken head, and boiled quail eggs. It may look exotic to foreigners, but it is incredibly tasty and worth a try.

Aiola Eatery

Address: Jl. Slamet No.16, Ketabang, Genteng, Surabaya

Price: from 1.1 USD / ~14,666 IDR

Opening Hours: 11 am to 10 pm

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7. Eat, sip, and read at Liberia Eatery


One of the coziest cafes grabbing people’s attention in Surabaya is Liberia Eatery. Visitors love spending time here simply because of its unique theme and concept. You can either sip your espresso or read a bestselling novel. The interior has an eye-catching look with classic hanging lamps, black and white murals, beautiful cacti, and wooden shelves loaded with books. Small bites like chili beef nachos and home baked lasagna are the cafe’s main delicacies you should try.

Liberia Eatery

Address: Jl. Ngagel Jaya 89-91

Price: from 0.9 USD to 3.2 USD / ~12,000 IDR to 42,665 IDR

Opening Hours: 10 am to 11 pm

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Surabaya is a great metropolis for night wandering

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Surabaya has a lot to offer during the day; however, don’t be surprised when the capital becomes even more vibrant at night. It sparkles thanks to the parks, pubs, cafes, and other night activities. Everything is so perfect and you will never find a dull moment. You can go on an amusement park ride, enjoy live music, have fine dining, take a stroll, sip a cup of coffee, and anything you’d like. Surabaya certainly never disappoints.

This article was originally published on Mar 23, 2017

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I am Rofiq from East Java, Indonesia. I am passionate about exploring new places, meeting new people, learning new languages and cultures. I always do solo traveling and backpacking since they are...Read more

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