Kuala Lumpur drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Suzie Wong

Push aside the heavy curtain at the end of a clubby bar to discover the wild goings on at this old-Hong Kong-style speakeasy cocktail bar. Expect a glamorous drag cabaret, live music and handheld fireworks to accomp…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Coley

Revive your parched tastebuds with inventive libations, such as whiskey and guava bubble tea, or coconut gin, at this sleek and sultry bar that's one of Asia's best. It's named after Ada Coleman, a female bartender …
Top Choice Coffee in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Three Little Birds

Top-tier coffee bar and micro-roaster Three Little Birds is manned by the pioneers of third-wave coffee culture in KL: Michael Wilson and wife Amirah Mohammad of Artisan Roast, as well as coffee geek Joey Mah. The t…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Heli Lounge Bar

There are plenty of rooftop bars in KL, but none sport the exhilarating 360-degree views of this prime place for sundowners. Steady your hands carrying your daiquiri or lychee martini upstairs from the gleaming bar …
Top Choice Cafe in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Feeka Coffee Roasters

Set in a minimally remodelled shophouse on hip Jln Mesui, Feeka delivers both on its premium coffee (choose from microlot beans or espresso-based drinks) and its food, with breakfast items served from 8am to 3pm, an…
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Mantra Bar KL

This sophisticated bar on the rooftop of Bangsar Village II has an indoor lounge and outdoor deck with spectacular views over the leafy, low-rise suburbs to the city skyline beyond. A dress code applies on Friday an…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

PS150

The southern end of Jln Petaling's evolution into a hip hood is helped along by this cocktail bar concealed behind a fake toyshop in a building that was once a brothel. Inside, the dim red lights and vintage-style b…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Botak Liquor

Hanging baskets and lush potted plants framing the bar set the leafy, botanical tone for the superior cocktails made by mixologist Jon Quek at Botak. Ingredients such as pandan, jasmine, tarragon and kaffir lime fea…
Cafe in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Pulp by Papa Palheta

Expect top-quality brews from this premium Singaporean coffee roaster. Apart from coffee, it also serves bottled craft beers and tasty snacks and cakes.
Craft Beer in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Delirium Café Kuala Lumpur

In a country where craft beers have yet to gain a foothold, the opening of a bar showcasing the products of Belgium brewery Delirium is a major event. You can get very merry indeed working your way through the 100 p…