Please avoid Ozone Bar in Balikpapan. From my experience I will not advice to visit it. The ambience is ok but the management is local mafia who is looking for opportunity to shoot-up your bill, specially with tourists.
If you dont trust me .. go there u ll find out...
We spent a long time on the internet researching Balikpapan for bars and restaurants. A few websites pop up with references to Sid's Bar and Petrosea, but none of them bother to provide directions so we still don't know where they are!
We stayed in the Gran Senyiur Hotel which is not far from the Novotel. The first night we walked along the main road to the Plaza shopping mall, quickly establishing that Sunday night is not the time to be looking for a beer in Muslim South East Asia. The next night we stumbled on the waterfront strip directly in front of the Novotel which has a multitude of bars and restaurants. Much cheaper than the hotel bar, and an adventure in choosing food from the more local stalls.
The Ocean Resto has great seafood and Asian food, and also a steakhouse. Plenty of places for a cheap Bintang.
Buy 1 get 1 free of any beverage! Nice! :-)
U'll see lost of foreigners who works in oil rigs, with...of course, lost of 'chicken' (excuse my language).
However, it was a nice live band!
Dress Code: No sandals allowed