Resembling a British gentlemen’s club in the 1920s, Mr. Brooks is not an easy bar to find. Be on the look out for a purple Sunbeam Alpine car on Bangsar Shopping Center’s third floor and you will be transported to this gin and cocktail bar. The darkly lit bar has a speakeasy feel to it with heavy drapes, dark timber and plush velvet sofas. The focus is on the cocktails and the single malt whiskies where most of the signature drinks are often named with a British inflection. Though hidden, the bar is incredibly popular in the late evenings so reservations are particularly important.
Score At The Roof
Score At The Roof is the ultimate bar for all sports enthusiasts. The bar features all major sports telecasts and serves as a home away from home where customers can kick back, relax with a beer and watch the sports. The bar hosts in-house competitions as well with dart tournaments being their regular choice of competition. This is the perfect after-work haven offering good deals on beer, a huge range of finger food and a crowd that’s passionate about sport.
Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 7724 1628
WIP (Whipped into Place)
With 19 different mojitos to choose from at WIP, you may find that it’s quite easy to ignore the food menu. This bar and restaurant offers up a huge list of signature cocktails, twisting all the classics to make them more distinct. The cuisine features a large selection of western, Asian and North Indian foods, while the bar has the widest range of mojitos in Kuala Lumpur. Try starting a night out here with the fresh watermelon mojito and move onto the spicy Cuban mojito for the main course.
Pisco Bar brings you the smoldering, sexy and vibrant atmosphere from Spain with a raw, industrial and bright interior. The chic ambiance of the bar brings it its character and has become one of the most popular places for international travelers who love live music and top-notch cocktails. Besides a great cocktail list, Pisco Bar serves up a Peruvian menu influenced by Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, African and Italian cuisines. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Pisco Bar has won a few awards for the best new bar in town, so be sure to check it out.
Pisco Bar, 29 Jalan Mesui, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2142 2900
Sky Bar is a fabulous cocktail lounge on the 33rd floor of the Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. This rooftop nightclub has been voted the coolest venue for nightlife in Kuala Lumpur as it’s not only got one of the best views of the city but it also serves amazing drinks. The centerpiece of the bar is a long pool surrounded by cabanas on one side and sofas and the bar on the other side. Be sure to grab a cabana to get the most of the panoramic view while you dig into some of their delicious finger foods.
Level 33, Traders Hotel KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2332 9911
Marini’s On 57
Head over to Kuala Lumpur’s highest rooftop bar, restaurant and whiskey and cigar lounge. Experience a beautiful view of Kuala Lumpur and make sure to try one of their signature cocktails or a delicious glass of wine. Be sure to book in advance for a chance to elevate your senses in their award-winning Italian restaurant. Marini’s On 57 is an exclusive bar located in the heart of the city on the 57th floor of the Petronas Towers. Upon stepping in, you’ll enter a well-decorated restaurant with a glass roof to enjoy the scenes of Kuala Lumpur.
A hip celebrity spot, Zeta bar offers up a romantic evening with cozy seats and a spacious floor to dance the night away to the live band. The bar is located on the fifth floor of the Hilton Hotel. Expect the latest R&B music and the hits from the Top 40s drawing in huge crowds and non-stop action. The cocktail list is enticing with interesting creations along with classic cocktails, beers, champagne and wine, and the food menu is full of delicious snacks to complement your potion for the evening.
The newest addition to bars at Le Meriden, Gastro Sentral gives off a comfortable pub vibe. If you’ve ever stayed at a Starwoods Hotel before or spent some time in their bars, you’d recognize the Starwoods Wines of the World programme, which features more than 100 cocktails as well as local specialties. The bar offers live entertainment almost every night, with performances from comedians and jazz bands bringing in both international and local crowds. The pub has a great menu featuring the local cuisine as well as takeaway to-go options for those in a rush.
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2032 2388
Omakase + Appreciate
Tucked in the corner of a building and built into the façade of a fire exit, Omakase + Appreciate is a secret gem. This speakeasy bar is reminiscent of a the late 1800s in Malaysia where Mandarin officials, British officers and other internationals would gather around a bartender showing off his skill. This is the perfect place for a night out with drinks, good conversation and good company without the loud clubbers and music. The bar is a must-try for a veteran cocktail drinker so head over for one of the great classics.
A relaxed open-air bar and combined with a lounge, makes Luna one of the city’s best rooftop bars. Across the Menera KL Tower, the Luna Bar is both a bar with a pool and a spectacular view. The pool and long bar is on the lower level and the top level is a trendy indoor restaurant from where you can see stunning 360-degree views of the entire city. They make good use of their large range of sprits as they create amazing cocktail combinations that you can’t get anywhere else in the city.