The 10 Best Bars in Plaza Damas, Hartamas and Mont Kiara

Enjoy a fun night out with your friends at these bars
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Karuna Ang

Buzzing with energy and packed with watering holes, Hartamas and Mont Kiara are the places to be in Kuala Lumpur for a good night out. Check out the 10 best bars in these neighbourhoods for good drinks and fun times!

Hartamas and Mont Kiara are well-known for being culinary hubs in Kuala Lumpur. But it’s not all just about food. These areas are also home to cheap drinks and dazzling cocktails that will knock you off your feet. From fun-loving social bars to mysterious speakeasies, you are bound to have a great time at these top 10 bars in Plaza Damas, Hartamas and Mont Kiara.

1. The BAR°N

Bar, Restaurant, European, Contemporary

Homemade burgers
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The BAR°N has everything you need for grown-up fun – elegant setting, handpicked wines, and drool-worthy food. Indulge in some of the finest old and new world wines selected from all over the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Italy and France. Revel in the cheerful rhythm from the live band, and tuck into their delicious Western cuisine peppered with Asian influence. Options include Iberico bak kwa (Chinese minced meat jerky) and pan roasted foie gras with mango salsa.

2. Saltlick

Bar, Restaurant, European, Malaysian

At Saltlick, a lively crowd gathers for a fun night out in the neighbourhood. You will find on the menu an amalgamation of both Eastern and Western flavours perfected to tempt your tastebuds. Live bands keep the crowd entertained every night of the week with specific themes, including Retro Monday, Rocking Tuesday and Pop Wednesday.

3. Barfly

Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub

Group of friends cheering with champagne and beer
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A place meant for friends to gather for a great time together, Barfly has some of the cheapest drinks in the neighbourhood with a mug of beer for RM6 during Happy Hour. On the menu, you will find delectable local and western dishes including pork rendang, nasi goreng kampung style, pork bacon pizza, spicy curry fried rice, linguine masak lemak cili padi chicken.

4. Bricks & Barrels

Restaurant, Bar, European, Malaysian, Fusion

Oriental Roast Pork Belly
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Head straight for Bricks & Barrels for serious porkin’ business. With a large al-fresco seating area, this relaxed restaurant is a great place for meal and drinks with friends. People lepak (hang out) here for the cheap drinks and even more so, the delicious food. Experts in pork dishes, the locals’ favourites include the German Roast Pork, slow cooked to perfection with a crispy skin and tender meat.

5. Ales & Lager

Bar, Malaysian

Assorted beers in a flight ready for tasting
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Finding your way to this speakeasy-inspired beer bar might be a bit challenging, so here’s a tip – keep an eye out for a print shop. Opened by beer enthusiast Kennhyn Ang, the shelves are stocked with his favourite brews from cult brands. Catch him for a drink and you might learn something new about beers.

6. Souled Out

Restaurant, Bar, European, Thai, Malaysian

This legendary restobar has a spot in many locals’ hearts, offering great food and drinks at affordable prices. The energy at Souled Out is almost unbeatable with a cheerful crew and lively crowd. The menu covers local and western favourites including bakso, bhuna chawal, beef ragout and lamb pie. Their inventive take on mojitos using local ingredients that will tickle your fancy in no time. Try the Spicy Dame, which uses red chilli and osmanthus syrup; or the Jackfruit Mojito, which is made from jackfruit puree.

7. The Vault

Cocktail Bar, Contemporary

Three girls toasting with cocktails
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Relax in the company of expertly mixed cocktails that will thrill your senses. Hidden between a row of restaurants and cafés, The Vault is secured behind a vault door, invoking the spirit of the Prohibition era. The elegantly designed bar allows patrons to enjoy exquisite drinks in a posh and intimate setting. You will find a variety of spiffed-up cocktails and authentic classics made from the first spirits and freshest ingredients.

8. Backyard Pub & Grill

Restaurant, Bar, European, Malaysian

It’s no mystery how Backyard keeps locals coming back for more. Grab a seat and enjoy the slew of spot-hitting hearty food, thirst-quenching drinks and great music. With a different live band to keep you entertained every night, they sure know how to throw a party here. Join the crowd for top chart hits, or hang out with your friends at the outdoor patio over a few pints.

9. Uncle Don's

Restaurant, Bar, European, Malaysian

Uncle Don’s is the place to pull out of the bag when you don’t want to burn a hole in your wallet on a night out. Its people-pleasing menu features hearty bites like pork leg stew, stuffed chicken breast, german pork steak, wild boar curry, spicy bacon pizza and lamb chop. Drinks selection are equally pleasant as well – you can get an extra cold mug of Carlsberg for only RM9.80! You can’t go wrong at Uncle Don’s with its winning combo of delicious food and cheap drinks.

10. P&C Cocktail Bar

Cocktail Bar, Contemporary

Barman making a cocktail
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P&C (no, it doesn’t stand for Private & Confidential), is one of Hartamas’ best kept secrets. Hidden inside an old shack, this bar is cozy, intimate and surprisingly well-stocked despite its size, with fine spirits from all over the world. Drinks are made to order and customised for each customer. The concept is simple: you’ll be asked to choose the base spirit and provide the bartender with a flavour profile. And voila! Skillfully crafted drinks that you can’t get anywhere else will keep you hooked to P&C.

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