Looking for ways to escape Malaysia’s perpetually hot weather? Drop by one of the many beer gardens in the city and sip on frosty pints that will make the heat bearable. From bars serving value-for-money beer deals to imported craft beer, there is something for everyone in Kuala Lumpur. So go ahead, grab your favourite pint and drink the evening away.
With a laid-back atmosphere and an ever-growing list of craft beer, it is no surprise that Tap’s Beer Bar is the place to go for beer connoisseurs. Opened by a group of cousins who were looking for options outside of commercialised mainstream beer, they regularly rotate their list and have served over 800 unique types of craft beer from all over the world. Head on over to Tap’s and experience the full package: delicious pub grub and drinks, accompanied by live music.
This speakeasy-like beer bar will take some time for visitors to find, but it’s all part of the experience. The retail shop was opened by beer enthusiast Kennhyn Ang, who stocks the shelves with limited quantities of his favourite brews from cult brands. At Ales & Lager, it’s all about education, appreciation and discovery. If you’re on the same path of exploring new flavours, catch Kenhynn for a chat over beer and you might learn a thing or two. If you’d like to enjoy a drink in the comfort of your own home, you can customise your very own six-pack from their selection of beer.
Settle in at Sid’s Pub for a hearty meal and a chilled pint. Having established itself as the neighbourhood’s watering hole, you can bring your furry friends here as you wind down after a long day. Sid’s is reminiscent of a classic British pub; there’s football playing on the telly, delicious British food and a variety of beer available on tap. With their welcoming service and great food, you will feel right at home here.
Another neighbourhood favourite in TTDI, D’Legends is popular among the locals for its friendly service and great food. It’s East-meets-West here with its flavourful Indian dishes and fusion-like Western dishes. Wash down the meal with a professionally poured pint from the tap. You will find the usual beer choices here like Guinness, Heineken and more. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for their bang-for-buck drink specials.
With its wide selection of modern Bavarian dishes and German beer, Brotzeit stands out from its boozy cousins. The dark wood interior creates a grand yet homey setting for patrons to savour the many flavours of their dishes. The popular porky platters are perfect for sharing with friends and family. With its great offerings, it’s not a surprise to see people hanging out here early in the afternoon enjoying a pint or two.
Brussels Beer Cafe is popular among the locals for a good feast. They serve a delicious spread of scrumptious Belgian food, like crispy roasted pork knuckles, crunchy croquettes and juicy lamb shank, as well as modern fusion dishes like the roast pork aglio-olio. Settle in for a cosy boozing session as they offer more than 40 types of imported beer and several popular brands like Hoegaarden, Stella Artois and Leffe on the tap.
The Social can be seen buzzing with people socialising as night falls. They take pride in their friendly service, exceptional food and cheap drinks — offering more than just the neighbourhood bar. There is something for everyone, as their food menu boasts a combination of cuisine, from Japanese, Asian and local dishes to classic sandwiches, pastas and burgers. Their drink menu is similarly extensive: A variety of draught beer, wine, champagne, spirits, cocktails and mocktails are up for grabs.
What could possibly be better than beer? Cheap beer, of course. Drop by Barfly for their special promos which are updated every month, offering drinks at low prices. With happy hour drinks starting from RM6 nett ($1.50), they have attracted a loyal crowd from offices and residential areas nearby. If you’re feeling peckish, they offer the usual pub grub, but really, you know you can just get another cheap drink, right?
A new player in town, Brew House serves a winning combo of tasty locally-inspired dishes and cheap beer. They have jumped on the frozen beer bandwagon, and even better, offer them at affordable prices, starting from RM9.80 ($2.45). Start with some snacks; the Salted Egg Fish Skin goes down perfectly with a drink, or get the Porky Platter, which is great for sharing with friends. Judging by the crowd, Brew House has become a popular hangout spot for locals, so it’d be a good idea to make reservations before you drop by.
Conveniently located at Pavilion’s al-fresco dining stretch, you don’t have to go far to enjoy a pint in the city centre. It features the same tavern-like decor, hearty menu and friendly staff as the original branch in TTDI. On top of fantastic food and drink options, they also play host to some of the most funky bands in town. Expect to be thoroughly entertained here all night long.