The Best Live Music Venues in Kuala Lumpur

The Bee, Publika (Entrance) © The Bee
The Bee, Publika (Entrance) © The Bee
Photo of Lu Yin Wai
7 November 2017

Listening to the local live music scene in Kuala Lumpur is a must when travelling. From jazz to rock, there’s a vast array of music. Here are the best live music venues to have fun night outs in Kuala Lumpur.

Alexis Bistro

Entertain yourself with Alexis Bistro’s stylish jazz experience performed by the best local and international musicians. On Monday, Friday and Saturday nights, these musicians take the stage in performing their jazz tunes. From classics to latest hits, you can move to the beat or just chill out with your friends. Be sure to put on your fancy dress, there’s a dress code.

Lot 10, Ground Floor, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, +60 3-4260 2288

Alexis Bistro | © Alexis Bistro

The Bee

The Bee gathers the best diverse genre musicians (and organised themed events) every week — rock ‘n’ roll, electronic, retro, pop synth, jazz and many more. It’s the go-to place to discover international and Malaysian talents. Take yourself back in time with classic beats from the ’80s and ’90s. Check out the international musicians during the Tiger #UncageMusic live shows or their ongoing Asia tours.

The Bee, Publika | © The Bee

Live Fact

Discover live indie music gigs in a DIY and self-sustaining space showcasing international and local acts. Musicians gather to rehearse and perform whilst gig-goers come to enjoy great night outs with awesome music. Live Fact provides musicians the opportunity to organize their showcases at their place and connect with fans. More than 100 artists from across the world have performed there. Live Fact continues to bring in finest acts to you in this intimate venue.

No.33, 2, Jalan 3/109f, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 12-377 8558

Live gigs at Live Fact © Live Fact

No Black Tie

No Black Tie is known as the Premier Jazz Club & Gastro bar. Let the amazing Malaysian and international jazz, classical, blues, folk, poetry and reading acts sweep you off your feet with mesmerizing tunes. Their acoustic performances are the most enjoyable times to appreciate their passion and talents. Dance the night away in this charming venue with a huge line-up of established local musicians, including tribute performances to iconic musicians.

17, Jalan Nagasari & Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2142 3737

Live jazz performances at No Black Tie © No Black Tie

Suzie Wong

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Located among the streets of Jalan Raja Chulan, in Kuala Lumpur, is a hidden bar with exciting entertainment like live jazz and cabaret shows. Indulge yourself with defined & handcrafted cocktails followed by intriguing performances. You simply can’t go wrong at this stylish and classy venue. A strict smart-casual dress code is required to walk into the place.

Le Noir KL

Enjoy an unforgettable night at Le Noir KL in TREC KL, one of the popular night hangouts in Kuala Lumpur. Discover different genres on each of the three floors – live music and acoustic area, DJ lounge, and rooftop bar. You will be amazed with the best live acts from Southeast Asia. Enjoy every genre on each floor (such as jazz, rock, and electronic) and end with the panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur at the rooftop.

Unit H-G-07, The Hive, TREC, Jalan Tun Razak, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2110 4331

Live music and acoustics in Le Noir (‘Black’ in French) KL © Le Noir KL

Fuze Club KL

Nightclub, Malaysian, $$$
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Fuze Club KL | © Andy Kho
Prefer to listen to electronic music and party all night? Then Fuze Club KL is the best place to see live local DJ acts. Happening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Fuze Club KL brings in awesome themed events for club-goers. The local DJs showcases tracks that will blow your mind. Occasionally, they invite international DJs to perform, jump on the spacious dance floor and enjoy the fun with awesome music.

Bobo KL

Bar, Restaurant, European, $$$
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Bobo KL | © Bobo KL
Walk upstairs of Bobo KL which will take you to the Submarine Bar and Bobo Piano Lounge to enjoy live acts specially organised by Sean Ghazi. At night, you will often hear the golden classics played by the resident pianist. Guest musicians come for special performances regularly. Have your dinner at Bobo KL’s restaurant before heading upstairs. Sit back, relax and listen to jazz music played in a comfy atmosphere.