Looking for the best bars in KL? We’ve got you covered. Kuala Lumpur is an exciting city to spend a few days in, with great coffee and even better cocktails. Whether you’re looking for skyline views from a rooftop or a Speakeasy, you’ll find the perfect watering hole right here…
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PS150 is a cocktail bar in a pre-war shop lot, sitting under the popular cafe, Merchant’s Lane. The space is divided into three seating areas that bookmark three distinct eras in the history of cocktails.
The cocktail list is also divided into five distinct cocktail eras: Vintage, Classic, Tiki, Disco and Contemporary. It’s super special.
The Berlin KL is a chill bar in the streets of Chinatown. This hidden bar does bespoke cocktails that will leave you feeling in the mood for a dance – and the music helps.
Finding them is no easy task, but it’s worth it! Look for a red door along Jalan Tun HS Lee and enter Berlin with the words “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” lit up in neon.
Since opening its hard-to-find doors in 2016, Skullduggery has been the go-to spot for Kuala Lumpur’s trendsetters looking for slick cocktails. The cosy bar has a cool interior with golden skulls and flattering lighting.
Keep an eye out for the Toy Train that goes around delivering shots. Seriously.
This funky bar carefully chooses rums from around the world with the idea to create an ever evolving selection, so you’ll always find something new to try. The menu is an exciting collection of classic cocktails, in house creations and iconic tiki drinks, and there’s DJs spinning tunes every weekend.
Home to the largest rum collection in Asia with more than 300 labels, The Rum Bar specialises in Craft Cocktails, Rum Flights, Artisan Cuba Libre, Rum & Cigar Pairings and Rum & Food Pairings.
If you’re looking for a fun and boozy night out in Changkat Bukit Bintang, this is the spot to be.
This exclusive speakeasy Cabaret Bar is a must-do experience in KL. You walk through a mini noodle-market to several luxurious rooms where you can sip cocktails before seeing a jazz or cabaret show.
Black Card holders and their guests, enter Suzie Wong via a private access way are seated at a raised up pavilion, separated from the crowd by string curtains for privacy.
You’ll find this beautiful tapas restaurant and bar on the 23rd floor of the The Troika KLCC building in central KL. Perfectly made cocktails include a Negroni that comes in a pocket flask, hidden inside a book.
Pro tip: be sure to book a table in advance for those spectacular sunset views.