Pisco Bar is well-regarded as one of the busiest nocturnal hotspots in Bukit Bintang, and is always packed with a multitude of expats, trendy locals and international travellers. The spacious two-storey establishment can accommodate up to 250 partygoers who love outstanding cocktails and live music performances, and dancing all night long with some of the best DJs in town.
How to get there: 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
2. Score Bar
Catering to sports enthusiasts, Score Bar at The Roof is fitted with a huge projector screen behind the bar which screens various live sporting events such as the English Premier League matches, Aussie rugby and all big sporting events. Quirky and cool, cafeteria-style tables and chairs sit on artificial turf, making the bar seem like it is done up in the style of a mini stadium. It is also a great place to join pool and darts competitions, which are a regular feat at this outlet. Score Bar offers attractive beer deals and tasty finger food.
How to get there: The Roof, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
3. Bang Bang Baller Bar
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.
How to get there: Menara FELDA, Platinum Park, No 11, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 , City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
4. No Black Tie
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.
How to get there: 17, Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, 50200, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
5. Omakase + Appreciate
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!
How to get there: Ground Floor, Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9, Jalan Ampang, 55000, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
6. Hubba Hubba
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.
How to get there: Level 2, Menara CIMB, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, 50470, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
7. Mr. Brooks
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.
How to get there: Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, 59000, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur
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.
How to get there: Lot G111, Ground Floor, Jalan 222, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, 59000, Bukit Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur
9. Taps Beer Bar
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!
How to get there: A-0-3 One Residency, 1 Jalan Nagasari, 50200, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
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.
How to get there: 18, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, 60000, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur