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Published: Friday March 1, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 12:34:34 AM

Clubs in the heart of the city keep the music going

THE KLCC area marks one of the busiest clubbing stretches in town, with clubs peppering Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Pinang, Jalan Kia Peng and Jalan Sultan Ismail.

ZOUK 113, Jalan Ampang, KL

Closing in on nine years now since it opened its second home here in KL, it still gives you a taste of everything at Zouk, Phuture, Velvet Underground, Barsonic and Aristo.

ZOUK (Main Room)

Tuesday: Ghetto Heaven with quality hip hop, R&B and urban grooves from DJ Luqe. Admission (with one drink): RM18. Ladies free entry with two drinks before midnight.

Thursday: 4Play with anything DJ Goldfish throws at you. Admission (with one drink): RM18 ladies / RM28 men.

Friday: Global keeps the spirit of the EDM scene alive and kicking. Resident Terence C and regular international guests. Admission (Zouk/Barsonic) (with one drink): RM38 ladies / RM48 men.

Saturday: Loud with Goldfish and Blink. If you dig the Big Room sounds of Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke, and more, this is for you. Admission (with one drink): (Zouk/Barsonic) RM38 ladies / RM48 men.

VELVET UNDERGROUND

Wednesday: Mambo Jambo takes you back to the 80s and 90s with DJ Ken and Radzi. Admission (with one drink): RM30. Ladies special: free entry (with five drinks).

Friday/Saturday: F.A.B. Fabulous and Bold takes you on a commercial trek of the past 20 years with Ken and MC Point Blanc (Fri) / Pietro and Ken (Sat). Admission (with one drink): RM38 ladies / RM48 men.

PHUTURE

Friday/Saturday: Flava lets you party all weekend with the best in R&B and hip-hop featuring DJs Luqe, Radzi and MC Fendi. Admission (with one drink): RM38 ladies / RM48 men.

BARSONIC

Friday: Twilight Actiongirl weekly with music mayhem and madness. Djs Bunga, Ribut 10:49, Chaseylain and Xu preside, with surprise guests galore. Admission (with one drink): RM25 ladies / RM35 men.

Saturday: Supersonic goes electro, mash-ups, house with a rotation of Djs. This weekend sees OMFG with Mr Nasty and GuruGuru. Admission (with one drink): RM25 ladies / RM35 men.

Reservations, call 03-2171 2075 (noon-6pm) / 016-332 3191 (after 6pm) or email rsvn@zoukclub.com.my. For information, call Zouk KL at 03-2171 1997 /fax: 03-2171 1998 or visit www.zoukclub.com.my

ARISTO @ ZOUK

Aristo comes with an extension alfresco balcony that overlooks the foyer of Zouk club, excellent for people watching on a warm breezy Malaysian night. The ROOF GARDEN is where DJ Shazz and friends plus various guests play up the regular nights, which include Models Night on Wednesday, Be on Thursday, Soiree on Friday, Aristobeats on Saturday and Funklife on Sunday. For cover information, call Zouk at 03-2171 1997 / e-mail info@zoukclub.com.my or visit www.zoukclub.com.my

POPPY GARDEN/PASSION LOUNGE 18-1, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL

Poppy Garden’s back to take Jalan P. Ramlee by storm after a two-and-a-half year hiatus. For now, Poppy Garden has already kicked into action with a selection of eclectic music from R&B to commercial hits over five days of the week with resident DJ Eflex and hype man MC Ant Koo, along with DJ Flipse (Tuesdays), DJ Ween Rose (Wednesdays), Bernard (Thursdays), Mintz (Fridays) and Adrian Rainz (Saturdays).

Meanwhile, 1st Floor Passion Lounge also makes a return, and remains as exuberant as ever, tasteful, plush and daringly elusive. With the addition of breakdown private spaces, it is now a kaleidoscope of potentials. Balconies have been opened up and new ones introduced for the voyeur, reminiscent of the glorious Emporium Grand Café. More to come on the music. Cover charges apply. Reservations call 03-2170 6666.

HELI LOUNGE & BAR 34th Flr, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail KL

Currently KL’s Best Kept secret with a 360º view of KL. Awesome panoramic view in a classy yet very affordable place, the brand new Heli Lounge Bar. Wednesday: Funky disco house with DJ Kay. Thursday: Finest hits from 90s to today with DJ Kay. Friday and Saturday: House/dubstep/electro with DJ Disfunction.

No cover charge except for events. Information and reservations call 03-2110 5034 / 012-317 0925 or e-mail ask@helikl.com

BUTTER FACTORY KL 1, Jalan Kia Peng, KL

Newly open and bringing the Butter experience from Singapore where it is undoubtedly one the country’s clubbing mainstays, the Butter Factory KL is one club that is not afraid to get creative with their themed parties and also with their music policy.

Tuesday - GAJA - K-Pop Night rides the Korean wave, giving K-Pop lovers reason to party. K-Pop, electro and commercial dance hits with DJ Cliff. Free entry for Koreans.

Wednesday – Turbulence. Air Crew-Model Night. Air crew and models, strut the butter runway for special treatments. With EDM from Hulkas and DJ Niekon. Free Entry for models and air crew all night.

Thursday - Butter Cookies. Ladies Night where tasty treats awaits. Open format with VDJ X Marc. Free Entry for ladies all night. Drop your name card between 10pm and 11pm to gain free entry.

Friday - Butter Corp. Lose that tie and leave your worries behind. No better time to celebrate. With Ramsey Westwood and MC M.I.O.

Saturday – Butterfly. A shout out to all those who pay homage to great music and a mind-blowing experience. Butter’s signature night promises to get you buttered. Open format with R.A>M featuring MC M.I.O.

Tuesday-Thursday Cover - includes 1 standard drink: Ladies (RM28)/ Men (RM38)

Friday/Saturday Cover - includes 1 standard drink: Ladies (RM38) / Men RM48). Information call 03-2141 9998 / fax: 03-2141 0998. Enquiries e-mail enquiries@thebutterfactorykl.com / Reservations e-mail reservation@thebutterfactorykl.com

THE POOL 347, Jalan Ampang, KL

Rising out of the urban sprawl of the Jalan Ampang stretch, here’s another newer venue to set foot on. Pool parties every Sunday is one of the big highlights here. Reservations, call 017-998 5577/ info@thepool.com.my or visit www.facebook.com/thepoolkl

I CLUB W21-01, Roof Top, The Icon, 1, Jalan 1/68F, off Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Located in the heart of the city, I club sits like a jewel on top of the city’s crown. For information call 017-884 1484/019-790 1213.

VIEW Rooftop Bar, GTower 199, Jalan Tun Razak, KL

Nestled at the top of Gtower, VIEW offers a new perspective to nightlife for the sophisticated urbanite, hosting spectacular views of the KLCC Twin Towers, with the sounds of resident DJ Jeevan, joined by guest Djs on weekends. Reservations call 03-2168 1881 or e-mail ask@view.com.my

7ATENINE Ascott Kuala Lumpur, 9, Jalan Pinang, KL

Fine dine at the Ascot and chill-out with live sunset jazz, international DJs and enjoy fabulous deals on premium wines and cocktails. Reservations, call 03-2161 7789, 012-210 3055.

SULTAN LOUNGE Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur Jalan Pinamg, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KL

True to its name, guests will have a feel being in an opulent Arabian tent. Admission (with one drink) is RM50. Telephone 03-2380 8888 Fax 03-2380 8833. Website: www.mandarinoriental.com. Upstairs, there’s also Casbah, the perfect place to enjoy late night cocktails and chill out music with the city’s elite, in a private and sophisticated space.

CEDAR ON 15 Level 15, Club Tower, Impiana KLCC Hotel, 13, Jalan Pinang, KL

The bar offers a wide variety of beverages ranging from colourful mixologists, refreshing mocktails, freshly squeezed fruit juices, frizzy soft drinks, aromatic coffees and designer teas. Canadian DJ Aimee Hawker is here for a few months to rock with her dynamic and energetic sets as she will take the guests on to a journey through her mind. Information call 03-2147 1111 Ext. 3711.

NEVERLAND 1, Jalan Kia Peng, KL

Sister club to Singapore’s Neverland, sees residents DJ Tum, DJ Edward, DJ Nikki and MC Nara keeping the daily music going. Over the week, on offer at the club: Sunday - Asian Hitz Performance by residents / Monday & Tuesday - Game on Pool night / Wednesday - Costume Night / Thursday - Members Night / Friday & Saturday - Champagne Weekends. Admission (with one drink): RM45 men / RM35 ladies. Reservations call 012-621 8311.

THE MARKETPLACE 4A, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, KL

Restaurant and Lounge for clubbers who like a little of both dinner and drinks later. Admission: RM35 + vodka with any mixer or Heineken / RM50 + Long Island Ice Tea. Reservations call 016-622 2800. Call 03-2166 0750. E-mail: marketplace.my@gmail.com. Website: www.marketplacekl.com

LUNA BAR & CRISTALLO 33rd Flr, Pacific Regency Hotel Suites KH Tower, Jalan Punchak, off Jalan P Ramlee, KL

The rooftop bar club with the swimming pool that has impressed many a visiting international DJ keeps the club music flowing. Admission: Normal admission (with one drink): RM50 after 9.30pm. Reservations contact 03-2332 7777 ext 6809 or email fnbadmin@pacific-regency.com.

SKYBAR 33rd Flr, Traders Hotel, KLCC, off Jalan Kia Peng, KL

SkyBar’s contemporary setting provokes a desire to chill out and gaze at the glow from the illuminated twin towers while listening to music. Sun to Thur (11am-1am). Fri & Sat (11am-3am). Call 03-2332 9888 for information.

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