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15 Cool Bars in Klang Valley You NEED to Visit Before 2021 Ends

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With the final quarter approaching an end, it’s safe to say that 2021 was indubitably a tough ride. Who are we kidding- hand us that drink already! Here is our curated list of 15 cool bars in KL & PJ you definitely need to visit with your friends for a fun (and safe) night out before the year is over!

15 Stylish Bars in KL & PJ to Check Out by the End of 2021:

1. Tobu Sake Bar

Tobu Cool Bars
Photo: @tobu.damansara (Instagram)

Calling all sake lovers! If MCO has stopped you from travelling to Japan, this is the place for you instead! Upon entering a Torii gate, this restaurant-bar will have you forgetting you’re in Malaysia for a hot minute. Sip on a few chilled glasses of sake while listening to their daily live bands, from 8pm-10pm. If you’re not a sake fan, their food selection which includes yakitori and chicken karaage, will surely feed your appetite!

Tobu Cool Bars
Image: @tobu.damansara (Instagram)
Tobu Cool Bars
Photo: @tobu.damansara (Instagram)

Tobu Sake Bar

Address: 55c, Jalan SS 21/56b, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Operating hours: 4pm-12am (Daily)

Contact: 012-8660960

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

2. Sin Chew Kee Cold Drink Store

Sin Chew Kee Cool Bars
Photo: @mayxuen (Instagram)

Cocktail, tea, or me? This new post-colonial spot is Malaysia’s first tea-cocktail bar, boasting unique flavours that bring us even closer to home. Try their Teh O’ Ice Limau “TeaTail” for starters, made with bourbon whiskey and pandan syrup. Their twists on classic cocktails will leave you longing for more!

Sin Chee Kew Cold Drinks Store
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Sin Chee Kew Cold Drinks Store
Photo: @ming0706_ (Instagram)

Sin Chew Kee Cold Drink Store

Address: 8 (upstairs), Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.

Operating hours:  5pm-12am (Wednesday-Mondays)

Contact: 013-4838863

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

3. G-String KL

G-String Cool Bars
Photo: @gstring.kl (Instagram)

Risqué nights await you at this playful speakeasy, laced (literally) with provocative cocktails and art. The drinks at this bar were created to empower women, to which we say – you go girl(s)! With neon signs all around, this is the perfect bar for a mischievous girls’ night out!

G-String Cool Bars
Photo: @gstring.kl (Instagram)
G-String Cool Bars
Image: @gstring.kl (Instagram)

G-String KL

Address: 147, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 4pm-12am (Daily)

Contact: 013-938 6322

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

4. Baijiu

Baijiu
Photo: @baijiu.kl (Instagram)

Baijiu, which means “white liquor”, is not only China’s national drink but is also the name of this contemporary dim sum + cocktail bar in Kwai Chai Hong! Dawning a moody vibe, this is the ultimate cool bar that will satisfy both your thirst and hunger. If you’re one for the ‘gram, keep a lookout for posts on social media, as there tend to be art installations in the area every now and then! Plus, happy hour from 5pm-8pm, obviously.

Baijiu Cool Bars
Image: @baijiu.kl (Instagram)
Baijiu
Photo: @baijiu.kl (Instagram)

Baijiu

Address: Lorong Panggung, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 5pm-12am (Tuesday-Sunday)

Contact: 010-2666093

Link(s): Instagram

5. Beer Bank

Beer bank
Photo: @beerbank.kl (Instagram)

Don’t we just love hidden bars, there’s just something about the exhilaration when you actually find it! This nifty speakeasy is burrowed at the back of Selection Grocery Store. Beer lovers will be pleased to discover more than 600 types of international flavours at this bar!

Beer Bank
Photo: @beerbank.kl (Instagram)
Beer Bank
Image: @beerbank.kl (Instagram)

Beer Bank

Address: Wisma Lim Foo Yoong, 86, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 12pm-12am (Daily)

Contact: 016-2189218

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram | Website

6. Frank’s Bar

Frank's Bar
Photo: Frank’s Bar (Google Maps)

A seriously stylish bar that pays homage to Frank Sinatra. Need we say more? Frank’s Bar is so unique, they actually use a new-ageing method that speeds up the alcohol ageing process.. with music. Fans of Sinatra and Hollywood glamour simply must visit this bar! It’d be a SIN not to. Sorry, one and only pun, promise.

Frank's Bar
Image: @franks.kl (Instagram)
Frank's Bar
Photo: @franks.kl (Instagram)

Frank’s Bar

Address: Avenue K, Unit 06 Level 03, 156, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 3pm-12am (Daily)

Contact:  012-6744860

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram | Website

7. Three X Co

Three x Co Cool Bars
Photo: Three X Co (Website)

Standing at No. 47, Three X Co is one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2021! They gained this honour and title with their dimly lit speakeasy, inspired by The Great Gatsby. Entering a pop-up barbershop, you’ll discover innovative drinks in a vintage, almost luxurious atmosphere.

Three x Co Cool Bars
Image: Three X Co (Website)
Three x Co
Photo: Three X Co (Website)

Three X Co

Address: Bangsar Shopping Centre, Lot T6A, Level 3, 285, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 5pm-11.45pm (Monday-Saturday)

Contact: 019-3366031

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram | Website

8. Gatsby Mansion KL

Gatsby Mansion
Photo: @gatsbymansionkl (Instagram)

Also inspired by The Great Gatsby, this bar recently relaunched with a new look and name after being formerly known as Brixton 23. Gatsby Mansion is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge, serving Malaysia’s only high-tea with Hendrick’s Gin & Tea! With a fancy interior and live bands lined up to set the mood, you’ll enter and exit feeling lush and well, posh.

Gatsby Mansion Cool Bars
Image: @gatsbymansionkl (Instagram)
Gatsby Mansion Cool Bars
Photo: @gatsbymansionkl (Instagram)

Gatsby Mansion KL

Address: 23, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 3pm-12am (Monday-Saturday)

Contact: 018-3226000

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram 

9. Suagu

Suagu Cool Bars
Image: @suagu_bar (Instagram)

This craftbeer bar is secretly hidden on a rooftop, with its entrance tucked away in an alley. To enter, you’d need to ring the number on the door for the code. Be prepared to huff and puff as you trudge to the top via a spiral staircase! As you enter, you’ll find brick walls adorned with beer bottles, with tables and seats overlooking Seri Kembangan. What a perfect way to wind down and catch the sunset!

Suagu Cool Bars
Photo: @suagu_bar (Instagram)
Suagu Bar
Photo: @suagu_bar (Instagram)

Suagu 

Address: 1502A, Jalan Besar, Kampung Baru Seri Kembangan, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor

Operating hours: 6.30pm-12am (Tuesday-Sunday)

Contact: 017-6421588

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram 

10. Potions KL

Potions Bar
Photo: Potions Bar (Facebook)

You might have heard of their sister bar – The Deceased! With an abundance of exclusive Gin as their highlight, Potions is also another hidden bar and intimate lounge space that only few locals know of. They’re sat right above Timothy Cafe located in Chinatown/Masjid Jamek. If you’re a fan of creative mixology, this might be the one to try first! Their innovative cocktails and calm atmosphere will put you in a fab mood for the weekend (or weekday, we don’t judge).

Potions Bar
Image: Potions Bar (Facebook)
Potions Bar
Image: Potions Bar (Facebook)

Potions KL

Address: 24A, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 4pm-12am (Tuesday-Sunday)

Contact: 017-6421588

Link(s):Facebook | Instagram

11. Loop KL

Loop Bar
Photo: Loop KL (Facebook) 
A new sky bar is in town! Overlooking KL Tower and the city, Loop KL even has a pool in the middle of the bar which you can actually swim in! Complete with Instagrammable floaties and bright neon lights, you’ll be rushing to visit in no time. Whether it’s day or night, this is a cool hang-out spot to check out, with rave reviews of their food as well. Ps: Ladies Night every Wed & Thurs!
Loop KL
Image: Loop KL (Facebook)
Loop KL Cool Bars
Photo: Loop KL (Facebook)
Loop KL
Address: Level 34, Pacific Regency Hotel Suites KH Tower, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 5pm-12am (Weekdays), 3pm-12am (Weekends)

Contact: 012-6689978

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

12. Kedai No. 7

Kedai No 7
Photo: VS (Google Maps)

We’ve got another speakeasy for you! A little bit of patience is needed as you look for a refrigerator door to get to the real Kedai No. 7. Here you’ll find yourself immersed in an 80’s vibe, with specialty cocktails that include Milo, for example. Every Friday & Saturday they also hold live acoustic performances! They regularly offer promotions including discounts for the ladies, so be sure to keep an eye out for their announcements online.

Kedai no 7
Photo: Kedai No. 7 (Facebook)
Kedai No 7 Bar
Photo: Kedai No. 7 (Facebook)

Kedai No. 7

Address: No 7, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 3pm-12am (Daily)

Contact: 011-12297919

Link(s): Facebook

13. Barcade KL

Barcade KL

Barcade cool bars
Photo: Barcade KL (Facebook)

Waltz into this lounge-bar feeling like a gentleman/lady (or other)! The interior is so classic, it’s straight out of a Peaky Blinder’s set. The entire bar is filled with antique knick-knacks, and its ceiling, vintage suitcases. The Banker Bar’s cocktails mostly have an Asian spin, inspired by VS (aged cognac), that will change your mind on the sophisticated liquor.

Banker Bar
Photo: Banker Bar (Facebook)
Banker Bar
Image: Banker Bar (Facebook)

Banker Bar

Address: Lot 1-10, 360, Tun Razak Road, U Thant Park, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 5pm-12am (Tuesday-Sunday)

Contact: 017-2083837

Link(s): WebsiteFacebook | Instagram 

15. Junglebird

Junglebird KL
Image: Junglebird KL (Facebook)

Ranked 37 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars, Junglebird “Rumah Rum” has been Kuala Lumpur’s fave rum bar since 2017. They have now relocated to Bukit Damansara for a bigger space, holding over 240 international choices of rum here! Signatures include a twist on local everyday flavours such as “Cendol Colada” made with pandan. You’ll be transported to a tropical island in no time!

Junglebird Cool Bars
Image: Junglebird KL (Facebook)
Junglebird
Photo: Junglebird KL (Facebook)

Junglebird

Address: 61M Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara 50490, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Operating hours: 12pm-12am (Daily)

Contact: 03-20115715

Link(s): WebsiteFacebook | Instagram

Which Bar(s) Are You Heading to First?

Even though Malaysia’s hospitality industry has faced some setbacks in the recent years, KL’s bar scene is still growing at a rapid pace. Hidden gems are always in the city, and once discovered- it’s such an enthralling feeling. Happy hunting foodies/drinkies, and remember to adhere to SOPs. Stay safe out there!

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