5 Bars To Visit In KL For Cocktails, Foods And Music

Follow our path to these bars and spend the evening enjoying cocktails, good food, and exciting music.

Bars in KL

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Kuala Lumpur is bustling with vibrant venues offering, great food and drinks. The city is in full swing with fantastic nightlife options, all thanks to a slew of bars reopening and plenty of new spaces to check out. From luxurious cocktail bars to a hidden speakeasy’s, these friendly bars are a must-visit this weekend. 

Here’s a list of bars in KL offering delicious gourmets fare, comforting music, and an array of vibrant drinks.

1. MARISTAR

 

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Spent an enjoyable evening at this caviar seafood bar and fashion lounge with its Starlight Hours menu. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails accompanied by a delicious selection of dishes including  Spaghetti Aglio Olio (Prawns or Vongole), Spaghetti Carbonara, Soft Shell Crabs, Popcorn Chicken, and pizza (Diavola, Margherita or Prosciutto) for RM150 nett.

We recommend starting the night slow with a glass of Espresso Martini, a refreshing combination of Absolut Blue, Kahlua, espresso coffee, and vanilla syrup. Corn Star, a rum cocktail is made with splashes of corn syrup and lemon juice. Perfect if you’re looking for something to hit the sweet spotMARISTAR Melon, on the other hand, is fruity and unique  – this rock melon-based drink has Midori liqueur and rosemary syrup and is garnished with melon stars. Those who prefer their drinks with a splash of whisky can opt for Tamrindho or Tropic Hunter. Tamrindho is made with Johnnie Walker Black Label, the whisky sour with a tamarind twist while Tropic Hunter is MARISTAR ’s unique take on a jungle bird cocktail as it contains John Jameson whisky. The new MARISTAR Starlight Hours cocktails are priced between RM32++ and RM38++, while the Espresso Martini is priced at RM45++.

Location: LG 08, Lower Ground, The Starhill

Opening Hours: 4pm – 12am (Monday – Thursday) | 12:30pm–12am (Friday – Sunday)

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2. Bar Shake KL

 

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This bar has a clean and cosy atmosphere and serves drinkers Japanese handcrafted cocktails. Try out their Seasonal Fruit Sake, a cocktail mix of sake with hand-squeezed fruit, a balance between sweet and sour. Gin-based Sam’s Truffle Martini is infused with black Italian truffles and is ideal as a starter drink. For a sweet finish, Bar Shake’s Old Fashioned is a must-try – Japanese whisky is poured over chocolate bitters and cooled down with a sugar cube.

Location: Unit 3.3A, Level 2, Tower 1 Platinum Park

Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (Monday – Saturday)

Find out more: Bar Shake KL

3. Astor Bar Kuala Lumpur

 

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Situated at Level 2 of The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur in the heart of the city, Astor Bar offers exclusive drinks in a secluded wine cellar under the gold-domed tiled ceilings that sparkle warmly. Before having dinner, stop by for unique cocktails that will make your evening count. The classic New Fashioned cocktail is finished with a slice of dehydrated orange giving drinkers a refreshing taste. Created passionately, The Good Morning is infused with herbs, combined with NV Absinthe Verte and various fruits to release fresh flavors. Want to try something sweet? Order the Pink Surprise, cotton candy and sweet fruits make a great start to a night out.

Astor Bar also features The Macallan M Room – Malaysia’s first and only experiential whisky bar. Step inside and find spot to enjoy your glass of drink this Saturday.

Location: The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (Monday – Sunday)

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4. BAC

 

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Cocktail lovers will definitely be attracted to their innovative taste profiles, the bar also offers a decent selection of small bites and mains. Here we highlight some that could evoke your appetite before having a drink – the delicious Atas Ayam Goreng paired with chilli sauce; 18+ noodles with crispy cabbage that gives a pleasant crunch and not-to-missed beefy wagyu’s Soup for the Soul. Alternatively, plant-forward recipes such as Corny East seasoned in Sarawak pepper and hollandaise lime; a satisfying mushroom chew on Room for Shrooms, and The Token Healthy Salad which is designed to pair with cocktails.

On the menu, there are 10 highball cocktails to savour. Try them now!

Location: Jln Setia Bakti, Bukit Damansara

Opening Hours: 6pm – 12am (Daily)

Find out more: BAC

5. Her House

 

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Now for the fun part. If you’re not tied down to a specific location,  Her House which is hidden on the higher levels of a vintage Chinatown shop-house on Jalan Sultan is the perfect spot. The space is designed with a sense of mystery offering a delectable range of amazing cocktails accompanied by an array of Japanese-inspired bar bites.

Guests get to choose from a taste profile of drinks including sweet, sour, and savoury. The two must-try cocktails are Lips Kiss and True Love. Cognac, vodka, tequila, and more tequila are also available for your adventure.

Location: Jalan Sultan, City Centre

Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Sunday – Thursday) | 5pm – 2am (Friday & Saturday)

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This story originally appeared in The Peak Malaysia.