Best Speakeasy Bars in Klang Valley

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At present day, speakeasy bars refer to establishments that are exclusive and retro compared to old school definition of illegal and underground. What makes speakeasies more appealing than regular in-your-face bars is the concept of secretion, mystery and elegance. We have recently seen a bloom of speakeasies within the nation and thus, evidently had to round up the best ones in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.

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    The Private RoomNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Tucked away in a nook of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, The Private Room is Malaysia's first speakeasy wine bar that has come on to the scene and is a real stunner too. The Private Room is named as such for a reason - to emulate seclusion and secrecy for only the most deserving. This speakeasy has no signboards but there is one clue which does not require the skills of a detective: The Yellow Door. Find that yellow door and you will find The Private Room on the first floor. Prepare to be drowned drunk in remarkable wine!
    Tips

    The Yellow Door is between Bowery Petit and Proton

    Things to expect

    Good vibes only

    Best with

    Cheese platter & wine

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    The Private Room View restaurant

    48a-2, First Floor, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 , Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0193346631

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    05:00PM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—02:00AM
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    Omakase + AppreciateNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Omakase + Appreciate houses two award-winning mixologists, Shawn Chong and Karl Too. That being said, cocktails are definitely the niche here. Their drinks menu changes every month with specialty recipes that you definitely will not find elsewhere. Some may even be considered exotic, such as 'From the Malaya Barrel' which mixes Nikka whisky and Frangelico with coconut, pandan and lemon, or the 'Oriental Pearl'. Either way, this speakeasy is definitely one to watch.

    Tips

    Create your own cocktails!

    Things to expect

    Great prices.

    Best with

    Cocktails

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM40.00

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    Omakase + Appreciate View restaurant

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

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    Saturday
    09:00PM—01:00AM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    06:00PM—01:00AM
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    BarlaiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Nestled in an 80-year-old building oozing with age and history, Barlai is a bar that you will likely miss unless you head to the area with the sole intention of getting to the bar itself. The awesome part about Barlai is that it opens relatively early compared to most bars - at 12PM, to be precise (during the weekends). To be fair, the bar also serves coffee but hey, if you're into drinking mojitos during breakfast and/or lunch, we are not one to judge. After all, at such reasonable prices, we can definitely understand the possible obsession with this retro-looking vintage speakeasy.

    Tips

    Located behind VCR

    Things to expect

    Affordable prices!

    Best with

    Cocktails

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM20.00

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    Barlai View restaurant

    3, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Off Jalan Pudu, 50150 , Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321417850

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    Friday
    04:00PM—02:00AM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    04:00PM—12:00AM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—02:00AM
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    Hyde @ 53MNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    One of the earlier speakeasies around, Hyde @ 53M may well be considered the pioneer of them all. The duo behind the establishment is also the team of The Good Batch, so you know that these two definitely know what they're doing especially considering one half is a credible bartender. Hyde also has a private room that seats about a max capacity of ten, available for reservations particularly for those who truly love the embodiment of speakeasies. Be sure to grab cocktails here because the bartenders are pretty damned legit.

    Tips

    Located right above The Good Batch.

    Things to expect

    Complimentary snacks.

    Best with

    Signature cocktails.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM40.00

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    HYDE at 53M View restaurant

    53M, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0377332303

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    05:00PM—02:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—03:00AM
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    Mr. Brooks

    Despite its 'mainstream' location in a mall, Mr. Brooks begs to differ. The speakeasy is relatively difficult to locate although Bangsar Shopping Centre is not even that big of a mall. Aside from classic single malts, wine, champagne and the likes, their cocktails here are absolutely to die for! Unfortunately, such fantasticity comes with a price. Mr. Brooks is definitely not a bar you can frequent unless you have deep pockets.

    Tips

    Lookout for a Sunbeam Alpine Car on Level 3.

    Things to expect

    A potential hole in your pocket.

    Best with

    Signature cocktails.

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM100.00

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    People who have been hovering around Sangkaya in SS15 would probably have been the first few to notice Jibril... or not. Afterall, it is a speakeasy bar. SS 15-ians will be intrigued to find out that Jibril lies just around the corner. The seemingly speakeasy bar serves mocktails that span from unique takes to more conventional mixes; from a buttermilk delight called the Potter to a more fruity Lisa. Warm-lit with wooden elements, your time here will be further tantalized with their range of Salted Egg dishes (seriously). Their pasta and butter chicken rice contain this ambrosial ingredient while the other dishes that come out the kitchen are undeniably equally palatable. 

    Tips

    Closed on every first and last Wednesday of the month.

    Things to expect

    A relaxing place with non-alcoholic drinks!

    Best with

    Salted Egg Butter Chicken Rice, Potter

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM16.00

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    Jibril View restaurant

    25, SS15/4B, 47500 , Subang Jaya, Selangor
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    0102458056

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    Every day
    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    The Pawn RoomNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The Pawn Room is the latest addition to bars by The Private Group (TPG), which takes on the concept of oriental speakeasy bar, inspired by 1920s Shanghai pawn shop. Located on the top floor of their sister-bar, The Private Room, 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.

    Tips

    Folow the sign to the 2nd Flr to find this bar.

    Things to expect

    Live performance 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, Kuala Lumpur
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    0134838863

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    05:00PM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—02:00PM
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