It’s that time of the month again where we take a look at all the new bars that are popping up in KL. As with every month, the list consist of a wide variety of bars, which ranges from a rooftop bar to a speakeasy and everything else in-between. This month’s list also consists of specifically themed bars that focus on one type of alcohol.
Hotel bars are also coming up once again, doing away with their traditional settings; now featuring newer and cooler concepts.
However, not everyone can afford to spend a small fortune on a night out. That is what makes KL such a desirable destination when it comes to its nightlife; there’s always another option. In almost any bar around KL and PJ, you are bound to find one with a decent happy hour deal.
Of course, if alcohol isn’t really your cup of tea, then you might want to add some bubble to it (and we don’t mean champagne).
Be sure to scroll on down to peep the full list of new bars in KL for you to check out this April 2019.
D by Dirty is the latest addition into TTDI, which is already building a reputation for itself as a key hotspot for a night out. D by Dirty is owned and operated by the same people behind Lye@110, which is famous for its highly affordable beer and soju. It’s also at an ideal location as it’s directly one floor above Lye@110. This gives you the option of having a chill night out with your friends over a glass of beer or two, or class it up a bit with a glass of whiskey.
Plaza Damansara is a small section of Damansara Heights, which is also known for being home to many speakeasy bars. Some notable names include Skullduggery and Junglebird with the latter being in the list for Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2018. HighBall is the latest establishment to cause a ripple with its name after the popular cocktail that has caused all the rage in Japan with its own whiskey distilleries.
The Marini Group is well-known throughout many locals for its two fine-dining establishments, Marini’s on 57 and Marble 8. Its latest addition to its ever-growing lineup of eateries is now branching out to MariGin, a traditional gin parlour with a twist. It offers a wide array of gin-based as well as gin-infused cocktails. MariGin has a total of 57 different varieties of gins for one to choose from, including some you have probably never heard of before.
Malaysians can never get enough when it comes to rooftop bars. Most are situated around KL and offers a unique perspective of the cityscape with the Petronas Twin Towers right at the background. Rooftop 25 Bar & Lounge offers just that, residing at the very top of the Hilton Garden Inn at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South. It makes the ideal location for a weekend staycation as its open-air concept allows you to bask in the cool evening atmosphere while sipping on champagne, wine, or cocktails.
Living true to its speakeasy ways, Potions is located in the heart of Chinatown and one must lookout for a back-alley door before walking into a world of mystery and magic. Potions’ inspiration for its concoctions derives from popular children’s books, Harry Potter and the Chronicles of Narnia, offering spellbinding sorcery to its cocktails.