5 hottest bars in Kuala Lumpur
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Do the Hakka in KL
No, it’s not named after the Kiwi’s war cry but after Malaysia’s second largest Chinese sub-group. Another oddity is that the bar is best known for its splendid wine, not exactly tipple of choice for the Chinese. No matter, Hakka Republic is KL’s most popular wine bar, with knowledgeable staff, a hugely impressive wine list and, thanks to its trendy new Enomatic wine server, the chance to savour the most exceptional wine by the glass.
Lot 2.05, Level 2
Tel: + 603 2078 9908
The club’s club in KL
Nightlife wouldn’t be the same in KL without Zouk, the iconic superclub which has anchored the city’s dance scene since 2004. Recently remodelled, and reinvented, Zouk is more popular than ever - with six rooms blaring everything from hip hop to pop to trance. Don’t miss a visit to its new Roof Garden, with its zen-like mood and a cocktail menu which will have you feeling equally at peace with yourself!
113 Jalan Ampang Tel: +603 2171 1997
Tel: + 60 3 2142 3699
Bar for wolves of Wall Street
It’s just what you deserve: glitz and glamour from the moment you step inside. With stylish furniture, crystal chandeliers, an oversized bar and an honest-to-goodness catwalk, this bar is certainly not shy. There are drinks for everyone (not just bankers), with an impressive line-up of whiskies, beer, cocktails, champagnes and wines. With live acts, fashion shows and international DJ’s providing visual (and aural) stimuli, this is one sensual spot.
28 Jalan Kia Peng
Tel: +603 2332 9888
Drink in your hand, head in the clouds
Rooftop bars have taken Asia by storm – and KL’s no different. The best of its offering has to be SkyBar, a Top 10 must-do in its own right. Overlooking the KLCC Park and the Petronas Twin Towers, two of the tallest buildings in the world, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the city. As KL’s most award-winning bar, you can expect the very best in drinks, food, entertainment and intoxicating views. Don’t miss happy hour - from 11am to 9pm!
Traders Hotel, City Centre
Tel: +603 21418888
For laid-back lounge lizards
Don’t come expecting hard-core clubbing. This is not that kind of place. Passion is a wind-down venue that eases folk into the weekend. On the upstairs floor of the Poppy Garden, it attracts a smart crowd who knows how to chill out. Lighting is low and atmospheric and there’s a balcony area, ideal for chatting with friends whilst letting the drinks hit the spot. Oh, and bring your other half. It’s great for reigniting that passion.
181-183 Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur