NIGHTLIFE IN KL

Kuala Lumpur has a vibrant nightlife, with something to suit all tastes. From welcoming pubs to cutting edge clubs, whatever party scene you are looking for, chances are there’s a night entertainment outlet for you in one of the many night entertainment areas.

And if pub crawling or bad hopping is your thing, then you will find that Kuala Lumpur has a number of night entertainment districts that each offer a varied mix of outlets that cater to different entertainment options. What’s more, thanks to the compact nature of the city centre, where you stay is often conveniently close to where you play.

MR. BROOKS

This speakeasy sports the ambience of a conventional British gentlemen’s club in the 1920s, but the décor is sleek, and modern, boasting a bicycle installation that functions as wall lights. 

LOCATION:  BANGSAR

THE SOCIAL @ BANGSAR

Essentially a British-style gastropub, this well-run place combines a laid-back atmosphere with friendly service, good food, pool tables and a generous happy hour. There’s another branch of The Social at Publika shopping centre. 

LOCATION:  BANGSAR

GRAVITY

Located in The Gardens, Mid Valley, Gravity Club recently opened its door and it has not failed to impress. Equipped with top notch lighting and sound system, brought to life by internationally acclaimed DJs and local rock stars, Gravity Club is a strong force in the night life reckoning.

LOCATION:  THE GARDENS MALL

ZION CLUB KUALA LUMPUR

Amongst the liveliest bars along Changkat, and despite its name, not just for those with a love of reggae music. Reggae Bar is a louder and brasher brother of its older namesake in Chinatown. Cover charges apply at certain time.

LOCATION:  CHANGKAT BUKIT BINTANG

HAVANA KL

A long-running favourite, this welcoming pub is housed in a converted 1930s house at the top end of changkat bukit bintang. as well as its pleasant outdoor seating area, havana boasts lively dj nights every weekend, and one-off events too.

LOCATION:  CHANGKAT BUKIT BINTANG

TAPS BEER BAR

With more than 50 bottled ales, and 14 brews on draught, this bar offers quite possibly Malaysia’s largest choice of beers. Given the huge variety available, the only problem at Taps is deciding which amber nectar to plump for.

LOCATION:  ONE RESIDENCY

THE GREEN MAN

The Green Man has built up a loyal following of regulars over the years, many of them long-term expats. Reasonable prices, a friendly atmosphere, and no nonsense British pub grub, all contribute to its popularity. It’s not glamorous, or fashionable, and all the better for that, if what you are looking for a relaxec place for a pint and chat. 

LOCATION:  CHANGKAT BUKIT BINTANG

THE WHISKY BAR

No prizes for guessing what the key focus is at this bar; the massive collection of whisky, from Scotch Single Malts, to American Bourbons. For those overawed by the sheer choice, there is tasting combos, as well as helpful advice. Prices are fair, especially by the bottle. The atmosphere is stylish and grown-up, without being formal.

LOCATION:  CHANGKAT BUKIT BINTANG

THE RABBIT HOLE

Hop in The Rabbit Hole for drink, dine & dance at your wildest imagination. The venue is with 6 different rooms, inspired and designed to emulate well-known fantasy narratives of Alice in Wonderland and The Chronicles of Narnia. The Rabbit Hole is one of the Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest nocturnal establishments.

LOCATION:  CHANGKAT BUKIT BINTANG

BUTTER & BEANS

LOCATION: THE ROW KL

HARD ROCK CAFÉ KL

Most are familiar to the Hard Rock brand. Being a legend on KL’s nightlife scene. Hard Rock opened its door more than 21 years ago. It is a great place to go if you have a hankering for a burger and fries, or if you just need a good dose of classic American rock vibe.

LOCATION:  WISMA CONCORDE,  JALAN SULTAN ISMAIL

MARINI’S ON 57

Opening in June 2012, this is the newest and at 57 floors up - the highest rooftop bar in KL. Not surprisingly, the views are spectacular at Marini’s, particularly at night. There’s no cover charge as yet, but reservations are essential.

LOCATION:  PERSIARAN KLCC

CANTALOUPE

Award-winning Cantaloupe offers a breath-taking and memorable view of the cityscape from its floor-to-ceiling windows. With Chef Christian Bauer (formerly of Frangipani restaurant in Changkat Bukit Bintang), the delectable French, Italian, Greek and Spanish flavours evident in its dishes.

LOCATION:  PERSIARAN KLCC

FUEGO

With an al-fresco section, Fuego provides diners with a great outdoor view of the Twin Towers from Troika as they feast on the scrumptious South American-Inspired food of Fuego. The name itself is a translation of “Fire” in Spanish, depicting the essence of its menu and presentation as dishes are usually served with a hint of a dramatic touch. 

LOCATION:  PERSIARAN KLCC

STRATO

With a menu that is both assertive and adventurous, Strato takes Italian cuisine to the next level with its addition of traditional dishes with high-end ingredients. This trendy yet welcoming restaurant offers a great view of the city along with its compatriots in the Troika Sky Dining group.

LOCATION:  PERSIARAN KLCC

LUNA BAR

The views at Luna, on the 34th floor rooftop of the Pacific Regency, might not quite match those at Sky Bar, but they are still superb. The setting too, by a twinkling pool, is very classy. A cover charge applies on Friday and Saturday nights.

LOCATION:  PACIFIC REGENCY HOTEL SUITES

HELI LOUNGE BAR

On the helipad rooftop, you will get a stunning 360-degree view of KL city. Strong on an aviation theme, the DJ console has been constructed from parts of an actual refurbished Boeing 747 and a reconstructed Boeing 737 cabin seat.

LOCATION:  Menara KH

VIEW ROOFTOP BAR

The second of GTower’s two sky-high drinking venues, View Rooftop Bar attracts a young and lively crowd. The wrap-around open air terrace, offers sweeping vistas of KL by night. A cover charge applies at certain times.

LOCATION:  GTOWER

SKY BAR

No KL venue can quite match the views from Sky Bar, on the rooftop of Traders Hotel. The Twin Towers seem so close, it almost feels like you can reach out and touch them. There’s no cover charge, but priority is given to hotel guests when it comes to table reservations.

LOCATION:  TRADER HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

BRUSSELS BEER CAFÉ

This is the most recent addition to a popular local chain of Belgian-themed café bars. It boasts an impressive selection of imported beers, including six Belgian ales on draught. Attractive food and drinks promotions add to Brussels Beer Cafe’s charms.

LOCATION:  MENARA HAP SENG

THIRTY8

Located on the 38th floor of the Grand Hyatt hotel, Thirty8 provides a great view of the Petronas Twin Towers as diners enjoy the various local and international cuisines offered. Patrons are also treated to a live jazz band performance.

LOCATION:   GRANT HYATT KUALA LUMPUR

SOULED OUT AMPANG

SOULed Out has the ambience of a lively neighbourhood pub, without having to travel out to the suburbs. Like its older namesake in Sri Hartamas, it has won a loyal following, for its combination of friendly service, comfort food and regular drinks promotions.

LOCATION:   MENARA HSC

ALEXIS AMPANG

With its exclusive location is amongst the quaint neighbourhood of the Embassy row, The Balcony KL entices with its unique sights and sounds as patrons are treated to an al fresco dining experience with uniquely named cocktails!

LOCATION:   GREAT EASTERN MALL

BRICKS & BARRELS

Bricks and Barrels is a welcoming addition to the bustling commercial district of Sri Hartamas offering an extensive list of food offerings and countless choice of cocktails and alcoholic beverages. With both an industrial-themed indoor and a faux-grassed garden outdoor section, Brick and Barrels is a local fave situated aptly between KL and the suburbs of PJ.

LOCATION:   DESA SRI HARTAMAS

BARFLY KL

It’s not uncommon to see this establishment packed to the brim in the evenings. With some of the most affordable drinks in town, Barfly is definitely a crowd puller with its inexpensive drinks and tastefully decorated up-cycled themed finishings. 

LOCATION:   PUBLIKA SOLARIS DUTAMAS

THE SOCIAL @ PUBLIKA

The Social at Publika is a favourite to kickback after a day at work with colleagues and friends to enjoy good food, drinks and live music on selected weeknights. With its excellent service, there’s no nonsense here as The Social at Publika is catered to a more mature crowd. 

LOCATION:   PUBLIKA SOLARIS DUTAMAS

ESPERANCE

Esperance is a new addition nightlife attraction in KL located at Metro Pudu, right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. With a total areas of to get you entertained whole night long. Enjoy from live band music to DJ spinning hot hitting dance music. 

LOCATION:   FRASER BUSINESS PARK, JALAN METRO PUDU

TREC

TREC (Taste, Relish, Experience, Celebrate) is the country’s first and only purpose-built, urban F&B, lifestyle and commercial destination. This super entertainment hub has been taking KL by storm since 2015 and is located opposite Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) - the new financial heart of Kuala Lumpur.

This 7,000sqm complex is roughly the size of 6 football fields and features 5 unique zone, offering casual to fine dining restaurants, quirky and trendy indie cafes, wine bars, pubs & lounges, clubs and lifestyle-related services. TREC is the new home of Kuala Lumpur’s superclub, Zouk KL. If you’re looking for a one-stop entertainment and lifestyle haven, TREC is definitely something to look out for.

LOCATION:   JALAN TUN RAZAK

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