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12 Hidden Bars in KL & PJ With Cool Secret Entrance To Discover (2022 Guide)

Isn’t it cool to see those scenes in some spy movies where the characters unexpectedly opened a secret door as they take the right book on the shelf; or even when they just walk into a closet that leads to a secret passage? Well, that’s the idea of ‘hidden bars’ where you can be the one who discovers the secret doors! If you are one of those who wanted to visit these hidden bars but couldn’t because they are so ‘well-hidden’ from you, here’s a cheat sheet to find the 12 hidden bars in KL and PJ!

12 Hidden Bars in KL & PJ

You may be wondering: Do all the hidden bars have the same kind of secret entrance? Let’s find out!

1. The First Chapter

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A speakeasy with a classic entrance, The First Chapter is well hidden behind a large bookshelf. Upon unveiling the premise, it’s a large space with several seatings including sections with studded leather couches, coffee tables and seats at the bar table. The ambience there with low lighting makes it a cool place to chill with friends! Located in the heart of TTDI, a range of Specialty House Cocktails await you at this speakeasy.

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Photos: @thefirstchapterspeakeasy (Instagram)

Address: 139a, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

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

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

2. Her House KL

Photo: @herhousekl (Instagram)

Let’s visit her house! Whose house? It’s Her House located in Chinatown KL! Her House is hidden upstairs in a pre-war shophouse that looks sus to have a bar hidden in it as you are looking for it. Once you saw a black metal door on the top floor, push open the door and be amazed by a totally different world behind it. Unlike the run-down design from the outside, you will be greeted with a full passage of mirrors and neon lights that are worth the Instagram glams! The bar is right behind the mirror with just a push. With low lighting that elevates the ambience there, this is a cocktail heaven where you can chill and vibe at.

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Photos: @herhousekl (Instagram)

Address: 63 D, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 4pm-12am

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

3. PS150

Photo: @ps150kl (Instagram)

This gem is also housed in a pre-war shop lot in Chinatown. Walking past the shop lot, you wouldn’t know that there’s a lively bar hidden inside. But when you see a toy store there, that’s the entrance of PS150. PS150 has 3 seating areas that give off different vibes: the intimate booths, the outdoor courtyard and also the main bar.

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Photos: @ps150kl (Instagram)

Address: Ground Floor, 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 6pm-12am

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

4. The Attic Bar

Photo: @caughtby_me (Instagram)

As you walk through the narrow corridor on your way to find this hidden bar, you might be unimpressed with the entrance as it’s an old rusty spiral staircase that seems hard to navigate. However, you must take the stairs, keep going and reach the top to unveil this hidden gem. On the rooftop of one of Chinatown’s hippest hostels, Travel Hub Guesthouse lies The Attic Bar which has a great atmosphere and KL city view! Go earlier and you can even catch the breathtaking sunset! You must also look forward to the drinks there as it has been voted as one of the best cocktail bars in Kuala Lumpur by Time Out KL in 2016 and 2017.

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Photos: @theatticbarkl (Instagram)

Address: Third Floor, 15, Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Operating hours: 5pm-1am (Sunday-Thursday) ; 5pm-2am (Friday & Saturday)

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

5. Upstairs Bar at The Crane KL

Photo: @jacquelinepereira (Instagram)

If you ever dine at The Crane KL, do not miss their hidden bar, Upstairs after your meal. Along the way up there, you will be greeted with greeneries and artsy crane decorations. The entrance is a wall of red Chinese traditional style cabinets that hides a lovely room with dim red lights.

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Address: 78, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 4pm-12am

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

6. Sip Society

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A classy bar with a wide selection of whiskies, spirits, wines and uniquely crafted cocktails. Located in the heart of Aman Suria Tropicana, Sip Society is hidden behind a stone wall on the first floor. You can enjoy sipping on some drinks at their velvety seats and even vibe to some live music performance on certain days.

Photos: @imaaronccy (Instagram)

Address: 18, Jalan PJU 1/43, Aman Suria, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours: 4pm-1am

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

7. Shuang Xi

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Shuang Xi has been around since 2017 now and it’s one of the must-go speakeasies in KL. With Chinese-retro decorations, this hidden bar in KL offers a trippy but welcoming vibe for people to bond over drinks. There’s even a seating area where you can just take off your shoes, sit on the ground and chill with people. To reach this bar, spot a shop lot with an old black folding metal door and that’s it.

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Photos: @angelasun.makeup (Instagram)

Address: 177, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 9pm-1am (Thursday-Sunday)

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

8. Pahit

hidden bars klPhoto: @lifeofanaveragedude (Instagram)

If you love Gin, this is for you. Pahit is hidden away from the main street in a residential area. It is secluded but it is not difficult to locate this speakeasy behind the white brick wall. It gives off an open house modern retro vibe and most importantly, they specialize in serving gin from all around the world.

Photo: @barpahit (Instagram)

Photo: @lifeofanaveragedude (Instagram)

Address: 3, Jln Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 5pm-1am (Tuesday-Friday) ; 3pm-1am (Saturday & Sunday)

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

9. Suzie Wong

Photo: @benjamin.szeto (Instagram)

A great place to have dinner but do stay for the drinks and enjoy them with live performance! Expect fancy decorations and funky vibes. The entrance of Suzie Wong lies at a Chinese traditional noodle hawker stall selling noodles and dim sum! Just walk in further to the huge wooden door and that’s Suzie Wong behind it.

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Photos: @benjamin.szeto (Instagram)

Address: Wisma Lim Foo Yoong, 86, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours: 6pm-1am

Link(s): Instagram

10. 61 Monarchy

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Hailed as PJ’s premier destination for whisky disciples, this speakeasy whisky bar is hidden on the second floor of a shop lot. Behind the vintage wooden sliding door is where you will find 61 Monarchy. Classy and cosy, it’s a spot with great ambience where you can enjoy an impressive collection of whisky in town.

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Photo: @61monarchy (Instagram)

Photo: @shannonchowz (Instagram)

Address: 61M, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours: 5pm-12am (Monday-Thursday) ; 5pm-2am (Friday & Saturday)

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

11. The Locker & Loft

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Hidden behind a wall of lockers that seems worn-out, The Locker & Loft carries the vibe you need when looking for a speakeasy. Although it gives off an abandoned building concept with all the metal pipes hanging on the ceiling and all over the bar and wall, it’s still a calm and welcoming environment that will give you a pleasant experience there. You will also love their interesting localised cocktail menus using usual Malaysian flavours like Kaya, Pandan and more!

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Address:  40A, Jalan SS 20/10, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours: 5pm-1pm (Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday) ; 5pm-2am (Friday & Saturday)

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

12. Puzzle Bar

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Walk into a cute office that we all know it’s just there for display and find your way to one of the hidden bars in PJ! Pull open the shelf and be greeted by a cosy and promising cocktail bar, Puzzle Bar. With a variety of cocktails to enjoy, you can even play a puzzle game where you choose to have your cocktail specially mixed by the bartender!

Address: 96-M, Jalan SS 21/39, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating hours: 4pm-12pm (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday) ; 5pm-1:45pm (Friday & Saturday)

Link(s): Instagram | Facebook

It’s Time To Open The Secret Doors Of The Hidden Bars In KL & PJ!

Now that you know where to find them, play your detective part and unlock these doors for the sake of having a good time there! Good luck looking for them and enjoy!

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