Kuala Lumpur’s Best Bars for Cocktails


This Chinatown mixed drink bar sits in a frontier shophouse that was at one time a massage parlor.

It’s everything very “In the Mood for Love” with a tinge of “Lunatics” – swanky, illegal and unconventional at the same time.

Stroll down a hallway fixed with darlings’ corners and a hearty patio equipped in wood and calfskin before entering PS150’s thumping heart: the neon-lit bar.

The sign peruses “Chee Cheong Kai,” the Cantonese name for Petaling Street, alluding to the custard processes that once involved the zone.

PS150 fellow benefactor Angel Ng went through some spirit looking through months living in Chinatown in her mid-20s with KL local freelance, so it’s a spot near her heart.

The mixed drink menu is brazenly recorded in creation books usually utilized by Malaysian school kids.

Attempt the vodka-based Salty Chinaman, the Lychee No. 3 Martini or the Assamboi (saved plum) Margarita. On ends of the week, passage is limited when it becomes busy, so reserve a spot.

Omakase + Appreciate

O+A as of late praised its fourth year in activity. The main bar from Malaysia on Drinks International’s rundown of Asia’s 50 Best Bars of 2016, it’s in the cellar of a place of business behind an entryway stepped with a “No Admittance” sign that seems as though it may prompt the utility room.

Modest, chipper and scrumptious: Kuala Lumpur’s best neighborhood eats It fits only 20-25 individuals serenely, however, there’s no restriction on section and no clothing standard.

The barkeeps each have their very own mixed drink menu to support an unwavering after. The menu changes like clockwork, however, the Jungle Bird remains.

A blend of rum, Campari, pineapple juice, lime squeeze, and sugar syrup, it was initially made in Malaysia in the mid-1970s at the old Hilton’s Aviary Bar.

“Everybody realizes Singapore Sling. Presently we need to advance the Jungle Bird,” O+A prime supporter Shawn Chong says.

The bar is shut on Sundays and Mondays.


From the start, you may be enticed to consider this a tiki bar, yet there’s nothing tiki-cheap about it. There are no beverages with pink umbrellas, no hula young ladies, nobody mistreating a ukelele.

There are bamboo and rattan decorations, backdrops of green palms, and barkeeps wearing Hawaiian shirts – yet all elegant and downplayed, adjusted by smooth lines and contemporary components.

Joshua Ivanovic, an English transplant who’s lived in Malaysia for a considerable length of time, helped to establish JungleBird and portrays it as “a tropical place of rum roused by Old Malaya”.

However, there is one champion beverage not made with rum, and it’s called Closed on Mondays. It’s made of tequila, coconut milk, salted egg yolk, red bean stew, and curry leaf syrup, and is enlivened by the salted-egg squid – incredible among the two local people and vacationers – at Jalan Alor’s Wong Ah Wah eatery.

On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, DJs play live arrangements of funk, soul, rockabilly, Motown, disco, or hip jump.


Settled in the back of DR.Inc bistro in Bangsar, this bit of a mixed drink bar is a local jewel. It additionally is by all accounts a barkeeps’ top pick.

CK Kho, Coley’s unassuming originator, is a stalwart of the nearby bar scene with over 15 years of experience.

He named the bar after Ada Coleman, the unbelievable maker of the Hanky Panky mixed drink who made her name at the London Savoy’s American Bar in the mid-twentieth century.

Coley has a retro-present day vibe and sits somewhere close to a bar and a bistro – vaporous however personal, buzzy yet laid-back.

There’s no falsification or dream here.

“I needed to liberate up a bar where individuals could feel to hang out whenever,” CK says. Attempt the Saffron Sour, Kopi Old Fashioned, gin with coconut water, or bourbon with bubble tea. Coley is shut on Sundays.