Best Bars in KL

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Everyone deserves a break, especially with all the hustle and bustle living in the big city like Kuala Lumpur. Thankfully, this capital city is never short of nightlife spots to disconnect from stress and grumpy faces after a long day at work. A trip to a bar is definitely one of them. Whether you are there for a drink or two, chit-chat, meeting new people or spending a night with your loved ones with booming music and bevy of boozes, you can always count on these bars as the places to be!

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    Bang Bang Baller Bar @ Brolly

    Do you want to confess your love for beer? Or margaritas? Why not both when you have the Beergarita here at the Bang Bang Baller Bar at Brolly. Concocting the perfect blend of these two beverages and fruit purees, you get a sweet kick of mixture in your glass. Served creatively with a beer bottle by the glass, it’s also an Instagram worthy material. You know what they say- two is better than one. 

    Tips

    Check out the other eight concepts too.

    Things to expect

    A plethora of dishes and beverages.

    Best with

    Beergarita, Onion Flower, Skewers

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM100.00

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    S'moresNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Your go-to watering hole for those who harbour late hours, overtimes, and of course- city dwellers who looks at the moon more than the daylight. S'mores is a hip and bustling bar that puts together a night scene, Kuala Lumpur style; a bar that taps out pints and pints of draught that gets the vibe and people going. But what's a good pint of beer without appetizing snacks? Well, they got that covered too. Even milkshakes or to be more precises- Freakshakes are fan favourites here; no reason why your non-tolerating alcohol friends can't swing by. 

    Tips

    There is basement parking?

    Things to expect

    A bustling bar and restaurant

    Best with

    Freakshakes

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM80.00

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    S'mores View restaurant

    Unit G7, Nexus, Jalan Kerinchi, Pantai Dalam, 59200, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
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    0193568936

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    11:00AM—01:00AM
    Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—01:00AM
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    Beer Bank

    Friends bring happiness into your life, but best friends bring beer! As your best friend, let us introduce you one of a beer lover’s hidden gem – Beer Bank.  Beer Bank is a hidden bar located at Wisma Lim Foo Yong and nestled all the way at the back of Selection Grocery store, offering 250 types of beer.

    Tips

    They sell Lays too as light snacks

    Things to expect

    A hidden bar with 250 types of beers worldwide

    Best with

    London Black Cab Stout

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM25.00

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    Beer Bank View restaurant

    Wisma Lim Foo Yoong, 86, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0162189218

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    12:00PM—02:00AM
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    White Horse TavernNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    In the ever hustling and bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, the only logical option for you and your fellow co workers, classmates, or friends to wind down after a week's worth of stress is to goof off at a bar or a pub. Luckily, White Horse Tavern is one of the many other options to go to when you're having a good time with your friends. A great atmosphere, good food, entertainment is all wrapped up in one package for you to have a whale of a time.

    Tips

    A little bit hard to find decent parking.

    Things to expect

    Great interior, fun games, and good food for all.

    Best with

    Beer. Lots of it.

    Price

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    White Horse Tavern View restaurant

    The AMPWALK, Lot G08B, Grd Flr , 218 Jalan Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 55000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0321660708

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    11:00AM—01:00AM
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    Hard Rock Cafe KLPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Founded by two enterprising and music-loving Americans, Isaac Tigret and Peter Morton, there are now 191 Hard Rock locations in 59 countries including 157 cafes, 22 hotels and 11 casinos. Opened in 1991, Hard Rock Cafe KL has since been serving classic American favourites and local flavours along with their alcoholic cordials and other booze of your choice. The top 2 are Electric Blue (SMIRNOFF Vodka, BACARDI Superior Rum, Gordon’s Gin, Bols Blue Curacao and sweet and sour, topped with Sprite) and Mango Tequila Sunrise.

    Tips

    Have a big platter of Jumbo Combo (assorted appetisers) as finger-food.

    Things to expect

    Live entertainment after 10pm nightly.

    Best with

    Jumbo Combo

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    Hard Rock Cafe View restaurant

    Ground Floor, Wisma Concorde, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0327155555

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    11:30AM—02:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    11:30AM—03:00AM
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    No Black TiePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Do you like jazz? Because No Black Tie is the ultimate gateway to your listening pleasure in KL! Although the bar is already 17 years old, it is still packed with strong crowds. Thanks to the wooden interior, it brings a mellow sense of intimacy and coziness. From wine to cocktails, it’s a good place to chill out with friends or your loved ones. But best of all, there’s a host of live shows on stage where you can groove to the sound of local and international jazz musicians.
    Tips

    It’s advisable to call for a reservation to avoid disappointment.

    Things to expect

    Lively atmosphere, but overpriced food. Just stick to the drinks and music!

    Best with

    Lychee Martini.

    Price

    RM40.00 to RM80.00

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    No Black Tie View restaurant

    17, Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, 50200, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321423737

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—01:00AM
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    Omakase + AppreciateNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    For the uninitiated, “omakase” is a Japanese word literally means “it’s up to you”. Although the term usually describes a food dish determined by the chef’s selection, Omakase + Appreciate describes this speakeasy bar where mixologists conjure their own blend of fascinating cocktails. If you love tailor-made cocktails, this is also the place to be!
    Tips

    Look out for “Dilarang Masuk / No Admittance” at the door since there is no proper signage to the bar.

    Things to expect

    Cocktail lovers get to try new drinks every week and month.

    Best with

    Jungle Bird (a rum-based cocktail mixed with Campari, pineapple and lime juice)

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM50.00

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    Omakase + Appreciate View restaurant

    Ground Floor, Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9, Jalan Ampang, 55000, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320222238

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    05:00PM—01:00AM
    Saturday
    09:00PM—01:00AM
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    Hubba Hubba @ SentralNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    By day, this place offers a dining experience from breakfast to dinner. But night, it really comes alive! A favourite watering hole among many office workers around KL Sentral, Hubba Hubba serves a comprehensive range of alcohols and feature live-band performances to enliven the atmosphere.
    Tips

    From 12pm to 10pm daily, pay only RM10 for a glass of liquor.

    Things to expect

    Strategic place to unwind for a few drinks after a long day’s work.

    Best with

    Rainbow Shooters (a vodka mixer with blue curacao, grenadine syrup, mango and orange juice)

    Price

    RM16.00 to RM968.00

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    Hubba Hubba @ Sentral View restaurant

    Level 2, Menara CIMB, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, 50470, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
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    0176722081

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—11:00PM
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    Mr. BrooksPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    With a classy interior inspired from the UK’s 1920s gentlemen’s club, this hidden gem owns a posh exclusivity that really makes you feel like you’re James Bond. The bar offers a wide variety of alcohols, but it’s their quirky cocktails (Margarita Thatcher, for instance) that matters the most. Rumour has it that Mr. Brooks is going to turn into a members-only club. So it’s best to call first before you head on there.
    Tips

    Tracking this bar can be tricky. Just look for the Sunbeam Alpine car parked in a garage in the Bangsar Shopping Centre.

    Things to expect

    Due to its luxury offering, pricey drinks are expected.

    Best with

    Nan’s Carrot Cake (it’s a cocktail drink, not a cake).

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM108.00

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    Mr. Brooks View restaurant

    Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, 59000, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322820241

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—02:00AM
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    Pisco BarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This South American restaurant/bar is best known for its Peruvian cuisine and cocktail selection. The star attraction is the Peru’s national drink, Pisco Sour, a concoction mixed with pisco (a Peruvian brandy made from distilled wine), simple syrup, egg white and lime juice. The bar itself carries an eclectic mix of rustic ambience and urban-chic décor like the inverted buckets bar light.
    Tips

    Look out for weekend specials.

    Things to expect

    The bar also offers live music and free selection of movie screening!

    Best with

    Ceviche.

    Price

    RM28.00 to RM160.00

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    Pisco Bar View restaurant

    29, Jalan Mesui, 50200, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321422900

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    Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
    05:00PM—01:00AM
    Wednesday
    05:00PM—02:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—03:00AM
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    Billed as KL’s best-kept secret, WIP (first known as “Work-in-Progress”, and now “Whipped-into-Place”) is famously known for its huge range of mojitos. From classic to contemporary concoctions like Granny Boy and Dragonfly, it’s like enjoying summer breeze in the comfort of a cozy bar.
    Tips

    Look out for their latest events and promotions from time to time.

    Things to expect

    Apart from their mojito selections, they also offer a delectable range of fusion cuisines.

    Best with

    Chicken Tikka and Chicken Makanwala.

    Price

    RM12.00 to RM7000.00

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    WIP View restaurant

    Lot G111, Ground Floor, Jalan 222, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, 59000, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320941789

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    12:00PM—01:00AM
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    Taps Beer Bar @ ChangkatNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Why limit yourself, when you can sample other beers from around the world? From taps to bottles, here you get to enjoy different kinds of craft beers that suit your taste buds. Best of all, there’s always something new you can try - just check out the large chalkboard!
    Tips

    You can also visit their 1 Mont Kiara Mall branch.

    Things to expect

    It’s not every day you get to see a bar with 14 beers on taps!

    Best with

    Beef Rendang Pizza.

    Price

    RM22.00 to RM860.00

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    Taps Beer Bar @ Changkat View restaurant

    A-0-3 One Residency, 1 Jalan Nagasari, 50200, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321101560

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—12:00AM
    Sunday
    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    Torii @ TTDIPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Part Japanese restaurant, part gastro-bar, Torii is best known for its huge collection of Japanese single malt whiskies. Regular beer and other liquor selections are also available, but it is their whiskies that set them apart from most KL bars. If you’re a first-timer, start off with their signature whisky cocktail,The Torii, which is a sensational concoction of Yamazaki 12-year-old whisky, gomme (gum syrup), yuzu (East-Asia citrus fruit) and soda.
    Tips

    Torii offers a private-room facility, but it’s only available via booking.

    Things to expect

    An upmarket restaurant and bar for those who fancy premium Japanese food and whiskies.

    Best with

    Yakitori skewers.

    Price

    RM24.00 to RM9150.00

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    18, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, 60000, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur
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    0377339309

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    11:30AM—02:30PM
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    05:00PM—01:00AM
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    Rising SonPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    One the few hookah bars that serves sake, Rising Son does not run from its concept of being one of the few Japanese restaurants around Bangsar that also caters for folks who are thirst for a sip or of two of any alcoholic drinks. Serving sake - a Japanese rice wine - is definitely a plus point for them considering that not many bars around will provide it at hand. To boot, shisha is also available to meet the needs and wants of youngsters in Bangsar while snacking on some sushi and sashimi. In short, why not? 

    Tips

    Grab a plate or two of their sushi to snack on while you are at the bar - worth to try on some of their specialties.

    Things to expect

    Not exactly a crowded bar to which it is the exact place to have a drink in a midst of a cosy environment.

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    Rising Son View restaurant

    22, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 50100 , Kuala Lumpur
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    0322800072

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    Monday, Tuesday, Sunday
    04:00PM—02:00AM
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    04:00PM—03:00AM
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    Well located in your friendly neighbourhood, Duke & Duchess is somewhat easily accessible and is a favourite for hangouts. The bar features a selection of commercial draft beers and perennial cocktails, which goes perfectly well with their food menu. Also a constant host to live sports, this bar is certainly the life of the night. 

    Tips

    It might get crowded on football nights.

    Things to expect

    Victorian-grunge ambience.

    Best with

    Crispy Pork Knuckle (2-pax sharing).

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM25.00

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    Dukes & Duchess View restaurant

    52, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur
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    01139017146

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    11:45AM—02:00AM
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    Bricks & BarrelsNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Bricks & Barrels just screams BEER when it flows into a conversation. Located smack in the convivial Desa Sri Hartamas, this watering hole is no stranger to local residents and even travellers. With a full range of beer, cocktails, and many assorted alcoholic beverages, your night will be filled with vibrant memories and moments. Of course, no bar is complete without savoury and mouth-watering meals to keep that appetite going. Feast on their Porky Platter, Ribs, Pastas, Burgers, Snacks, and hey- Salad anyone? 

    Tips

    They have a valet service up front

    Things to expect

    Lot's of drinking and a bustling environment

    Best with

    Karaage Chicken, Lamb Chop

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM80.00

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    Bricks & Barrels View restaurant

    76, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
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    0126625129

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    03:00PM—02:00AM
    Saturday, Sunday
    02:00PM—02:00AM
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    The Pawn RoomNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Taking on the concept of oriental speakeasy bar, inspired by 1920s Shanghai pawn shop, The Pawn Room is decorated with herbal cabinets, classic rattan chairs, lanterns, oil-paper parasols, and their wall is adorned with poster advertisements of ancient Chinese women promoting face creams. They also have a balcony that looks out to the main road. Among their best-selling cocktails are Autumn Ivy, Cherry Poppins, and Night in Caribbean, which you can enjoy with their dim sums.

    Tips

    Ladies Night every night before 9pm.

    Things to expect

    Live perfomance on some nights

    Best with

    Dim sums.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    The Pawn Room View restaurant

    46, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0134838863

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    05:00PM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—02:00PM
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    Sheng Mun 城门Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tucked away in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Plaza Arkadia in Desa Park City, Sheng Mun 城门 aims to bring a twist to the conventional bar by bringing in a Chinese twist with their in house specialty Chinese alcoholic beverages and food!


    Tips

    Happy hours are before 8.30pm!

    Things to expect

    Chinese style food and beverages

    Best with

    Sweet & Sour

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM70.00

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    Sheng Mun 城门 View restaurant

    A-G-9,block A, plaza arkadia, no.3, jalan intisari perdana, Desa Parkcity, 52200 , Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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    01161958826

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    05:00PM—01:00AM
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