Bar Guide: Where to drink in Damansara Heights
It’s nighttime and you’ve found yourself in the vicinity of Damansara Heights. If you’re unfamiliar to the area, you might not know where’s a good place in the affluent neighbourhood to have a tipple. Good thing we have a list of bars in Damansara Heights for you to choose from.
The area is affluent, but that doesn’t mean you should be intimidated. These bars won’t leave your wallet bleeding dry, but if you’re in the mood to splurge, there are also bars in Damansara Heights that can help you out with that. From fancy cocktail bars to neighbourhood gastropubs, we’ve got your imbibing needs covered. The only challenge is choosing which one to go out of the 10 that we’ve listed below. Ready to begin your bar guide around Damansara Heights? Read on.
Love rum? Then you’ll love JungleBird. The bar serves up several classic Tiki cocktails as well as some of its own creations with Malaysian influences. Definitely try the bar’s eponymous cocktail – the Jungle Bird – a truly Malaysian classic cocktail with a mysterious history.
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Tickets is one of the new bars housed in Republik KL. Taking on a movie theatre theme, the bar programme in Tickets is set to change every nine months. Currently, the cocktail bar is taking on an agave theme with drinks made with tequila and mezcal. There are also tequila flights for those who want a deeper appreciation and understanding of this agave spirit.
Read more about the bar in our review here.
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The first sake bar in KL, Nomi Tomo is a classic go-to when anyone wants a good selection of sake to drink. With so many choices, it can be difficult to settle on a bottle of sake. Luckily, you get to taste as many varieties as you like before deciding on your order. It’s also one of the few places in town that offer you a different variety of sake vessels to drink your sake with. Nomi Tomo also serves yakitori, and they have a live DJ playing on certain nights.
Find out where else you can get sake here.
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Nomi Tomo Sake Bar
Coffee and cocktails come together in perfect synergy at this new bar in Republik KL. Its decor is clean-cut and well-lit, with a high-table seating area that looks out to the streets of Bukit Damansara. Most of the bar’s coffee-based cocktails are made with Australian-based Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, making for a strong drink in both alcohol and caffeine.
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Looking for someplace to unwind with a pint and some pub grub, British style? Then head on over to Jarrod & Rawlins, a gastropub that serves exactly that. Popular food selections at the restaurant include the Sunday roast, fish and chips, and the roast dinner selection of beef, chicken, pork, or lamb. Pair them all with a pint of beer (or two) for the ultimate experience.
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Jarrod & Rawlins
What happens when you merge both sports and a Japanese izakaya? You get The Locker Room, an expansive Japanese-inspired sports bar. Located in DC Mall, the bar is located on the mall’s rooftop and is separated into two dining areas. Inside is a sit-down area with lounges for those who want to have a nice meal with their drinks, while the outside is a covered area with bar seats and two flat-screen TVs for sports fanatics. The bar is anything but seedy, adopting a clean-cut interior with a wide variety of beer and Japanese grub to wind down the day with.
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Every neighbourhood needs a cosy pub for its residents to have a fuss-free pint of beer and good conversation – Sid’s Pub is exactly that. In fact, it’s such a neighbourhood staple that even kids and dogs are welcomed, provided they don’t consume the alcohol. The service is warm, familiar, and welcoming. The beer is decent, and the pub grub excellent for all members of the family. Regulars cite the pork burger with bacon and cheese as a must-have, and we can imagine that will go down well with some beer.
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One of the earlier hidden bars in the area, Skullduggery still maintains its popularity with a steady stream of regular patrons. The bar is dim but cosy and has a wall of skulls to add to the creepy charm of the overall vibe. As for drinks, expect well-executed classic cocktails as well as creative and experimental drinks using unusual ingredients.
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Most sports bars in KL are dedicated to football, so it’s rare to find one dedicated to something as niche as cricket. The Sticky Wicket is precisely one such place, and its dedication to the game is evident in its name. Other than beer, the bar also serves gin-based cocktails if you want something different for a change.
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The Sticky Wicket
Don’t be fooled by its Japanese-sounding name – GinRikSha is actually an Indian restaurant that also happens to serve up some pretty tasty cocktails. While the delicious food is classically Indian, the cocktails also deserve its own spotlight. For example, Amma’s Potion is a refreshing gin-based cocktail made with coriander, lime juice, and cucumber syrup. Try the Keralan Southside cocktail also, another gin-based cocktail with kaffir leaves, mint leaves, and lemon juice.
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