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The best places for a drink in Kuala Lumpur
PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
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Omakase + Appreciate

Omakase + Appreciate
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

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.

Omakase + Appreciate
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Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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PS150

PS150
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

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.

PS150
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Ground Floor, 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Bar Trigona

Bar Trigona
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

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.

Bar Trigona
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145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, MY-10, Malaysia
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Junglebird

Junglebird
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

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.

Junglebird
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15M, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Coley

Coley
last updated: 16 Mar 2020

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.

Coley
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6-G, Jalan Abdullah, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction. Reach out to Poh Nee via email at pohnee@lifestyleasia.com.