Bars & Nightlife

10 New Bars in Klang Valley You Must Check Out Before 2019

For your best midnight sip.

People in Klang Valley love to drink. And being an open-minded bunch, we embrace dives, wine bars, and cocktail joints in equal measure. New bars open all the time in Klang Valley- you could easily plan an entire trip around bar-hopping, with each evening dedicated to a different borough or vibe. It won’t go wrong when looking for a place to knock back a few. In this article, we’ll share some of the city’s best new places for a tipple. Read on: 10 New Bars in Klang Valley You Must Check Out Before 2019.

10 New Bars in Klang Valley For You to Dive Right In

1. Bar Trigona

Get your Instagram filters ready, as this is one of the most photogenic bars in KL. Soak in an Edwardian ambience in Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, elegance and quality are the names of the game at Bar Trigona. Sophistication- that one feature which makes it stand out from the rest. Their creative cocktails are crafted using meticulously selected local-inspired ingredients. And the best part is, the pricing of their drinks ain’t as costly as the appearance of their interior.

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Address: MY-10, 145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6.00pm- 1.00am (Monday- Thursday); 6.00pm- 2.00am (Friday- Sunday)

2. Vertigo

Do you want to see Klang Valley from a different angle? Gaze across Klang Valley’s beautiful cityscape from Vertigo- The new rooftop top bar everyone was fussing about. Tucked on the 59th floor of Banyan Tree Hotel, Vertigo Crowns the title of being the highest rooftop bar in KL. Skate up high against a breathtaking backdrop of skyscraper lights on the rooftop bar while sipping on their premium crafted cocktails- this is the place where you can soak up all the nightlife fun.

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Address: MY-10, 145, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6.00pm- 1.00am (Sunday- Wednesday); 6.00pm- 2.00am (Thursday- Saturday)

3. Pacific Standard

Come here-a minimalist shelter from the storm of up-all-night partiers- for marbled decor, sleek elegant interior, and vintage vibes. This is the only place for a drink after watching the sunset from Alila Bangsar, and it’s a treasure for this part of town. Surprisingly spacious and having their signature hospitality in spades, Pacific Standard is a new industry hangout, a neighbourhood favourite and a come-as-you-are bar where the cocktails are expert but never fussy. Try a Tricky Mickey or a Chocolate Negroni- classics with a twist.

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Photo by @pacificstandardbar

Address: Level 41 at Alila Bangsar, 58, Jalan Ang Seng, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 5.00pm- 1.00am (Sunday- Thursday); 5.00pm- 2.00am (Friday & Saturday)

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4. Mrs Jones Parlour

Set in a nature-like environment, Mrs Jones Parlour looks a little like an upscale cabin in the woods, (they even have a tree in their premise) perfect for a chilly night or casual date. Their gin and tonic are tasty, sometimes there’s live music, and you will want to eat everything on the menu. The optimum time to go is on a lazy weekend afternoon when regulars quietly nurse pints of Guinness at the bar while reading the newspaper. This is what you call a “feel-good bar,” so go there and feel good.

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Address: 617a, Jalan 17/10, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 5.00pm- 1.00am (Monday- Thursday); 5.00pm- 2.00am (Friday & Saturday); Closed on Sunday

5. Cielo

If you enjoy an evening wandering through the dazzling lights of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, venture into VIDA Bukit Ceylon and head upstairs to the glitzy Cielo Bar. It’s Kuala Lumpur’s first retractable rooftop restaurant and lounge: the upper floor extends when there’s a downpour, shielding diners on the first floor. Here, you can grab a drink and indulge in a spot of people-watching. Chit-chatting with friends or drink solo by the view- you’ll be welcome either way.

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Address: 23-01, 1D, Vida Bukit Ceylon, Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan, 50200, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6.00pm- 1.00am (Sunday, Tuesday- Thursday); 6.00pm- 2.00am (Friday & Saturday)

6. WET Deck @ W Hotel

As mere general public, consider ourselves lucky as W Hotel swings open their bars’ sky-high doors for us. Yes, Wet Deck isn’t just the exclusive domain of sleep-over guests, but accessible to the public as well. They have cocktails, beer, snacks, deck chairs, striped umbrellas, waitstaff and luxe swimming facilities. Oh, wait. Not just that. You can even enjoy your sip of cocktail with a super up-close view of our Petronas Twin Towers. Plus, unlike most beaches, they’re flood-lit into the night. Just grab your togs and get swimming across the city.

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Address: 121, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10.00am- 1.00am (Sunday- Thursday); 10.00am- 2.00am (Friday & Saturday)

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7. Beta KL

The little round marble bar catches your attention first. Renowned for its curated menu of Malaysian cuisine and Malaysian-cultured décor, this contemporary restobar surely lives up to its name. The light, which pours in, is made for Instagram, and you’ll see brunchers taking full advantage of it. If you’re looking for something truly Malaysian, experience a delectable journey across the country in one wholesome meal at Beta KL. When curiosity kills the cat, ask the bartender to reveal ‘the secret’ behind the name of the bar.

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Photo by @beta.kl

Address: Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12.00pm- 3.00pm, 5.00pm- 1.00am, closed on Monday

8. SHI ER 12

Inspired by ancient Chinese Zodiacs, SHI ER is derived from the number 12, representing the twelve Chinese zodiacs which we call Sheng Xiao. They aim to create a sense of belonging for everyone and this explains their signature cocktail menu, representing different animals in the zodiac cycle telling a different story- and this is what makes them stand out from the rest. Just head there for a perfect night out, where they also blend in modern architecture with a variety of euphonic music- yes they have their live performances on a daily basis.

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Photo by SHI ER

Address: J-G-12, Solaris Mont Kiara, No 2 Jalan Solaris, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 5.00pm- 3.00am daily

9. The Deceased

Secret passwords at the door and reservations-only might be new rules for cocktail fanatics. In fact, if Chinatown were a vampire, you’d have to drive a stake through The Deceased to kill it. Go out around Chinatown, and you will most likely end up at this bar. Celebrating 365 days of fright, this namesake bar is a horror-themed bar of your dreams. They have their cocktails quirkily named: Tea of Oblivion, Ouija and Petty Person Beating. Don’t question it, just get one.

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Address: 55, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6.30am- 2.00am (Wednesday- Sunday); 6.30am- 12.00am (Monday); Closed on Tuesday

10. Château DeCanter

Although it’s been popping up on tourist guides with increasing frequency ever since its establishment last year, Château DeCanter still feels cosy and welcoming than ever- a proper respite from the madness of the buzzing city. Folks throw on their nice pair of jeans, or pairs of good earrings to come here. There’s a whole separate menu devoted to absinthe cocktails, a real vintage drip in-house, and bartenders who know what they’re doing with it all. Brews are tasty, and the non-absinthe drinks shine, too.

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Address: 175A, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 5.00pm- 1.00am, closed on Sunday

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Nightlife Guide: 10 New Bars in Klang Valley to Visit in 2018

We hope today’s article ‘Nightlife Guide‘ treated you well. Are there still any new bars in Klang Valley which you’d like us to visit? Feel free to suggest them to us in the comment below!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely recommendations! These bars really have their own charm and we’ll surely feature them in our future articles! 😍

  1. Hi I am from 10KL.. 10KL is a posh restaurant and modern lounge located in KL Gateway Mall, Bangsar South that just launched this month. Check us out at facebook.com/10KL.Malaysia/

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