Omakase + Appreciate
It’s the OG hidden cocktail bar in the city that beckons discovery. Past a “no entry” sign, you’ll enter an intimate cocktail bar where customised cocktails are a signature, in tandem with the Japanese philosophy of omakase.
PS150’s origins are a sketchy backstory we appreciate. Formerly a brother and a warehouse, the owners behind PS150 gave the space a new lease of life by setting up one of Malaysia’s longest-standing secret bars and the first-ever cocktail bar in Chinatown. The menu pays homage to the eras of cocktail history all the way up to the present, so expect classic recipes with a Southeast Asian twist.
in the spotlight
Bar Trigona’s visually arresting decor belies an extremely humble muse — the native Malaysian stingless trigona bee. This hotel bar in Four Seasons doesn’t just take its name from the insect, it also crafts cocktails with the honey produced by the bee, along with other concoctions designed with sustainable and local ingredients. Its a tour for your palate and liver around Malaysia’s finest produce at this beautiful destination.
Rum is at the heart of Junglebird, Kuala Lumpur’s best-known tiki-inspired bar. It is the first of its kind to bring the rum gospel to Kuala Lumpur from the Caribbeans via its healthy selection of the spirit, along with some 30-odd cocktails that are as bold as the bar itself. Having earned the accolade of Malaysia’s best bar in the 2018 edition of the Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards, Junglebird is well worth whiling away an evening at.
Coley is a household name in Kuala Lumpur’s cocktail scene. Located in Bangsar, this bar has an armada of awards to its name, with the most recent being its ascension as Malaysia’s best bar at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019 awards. Best known for the Koktel section on its menu that offers alcoholic takes on familiar Malaysian beverages and ingredients, Coley is our go-to anytime we find ourself in the neighbourhood. Trust and believe its simple Gin & Coconut cocktail is well worth seconds and thirds.