TAPS BEER BAR
No.1, Jalan Nagasari, KL
Business hours: 3pm to 11pm daily
Reservations: 03-2110 4836, 011-6978 0780
Taps Beer Bar in Bukit Bintang is bringing back its “Live Music Sunday’s Back to ’90s”.
From 5pm onwards, patrons will be transported back to the ’90s with soulful music from Richard Lim and Joven Goce while enjoying the barbecue.
The bar also offers a special selection of beers and craft beers.
To ensure the diversity and range of quality craft beers, the bar regularly rotates its selection.
It has served over 800 types, including some of the best craft beers in the market.
There is also music at the bar.
No.15, Jalan Balai Polis, KL
Business hours: 5pm to 1am (Sunday to Thursday) and 5pm to 2am (Friday and Saturday)
Reservations: 012-393 8627
Nestled on top of a guesthouse, the rooftop Attic Bar is accessible through a spiral staircase.
Cocktails are named after characters of the popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones and the bar has been riding on the show’s popularity since opening in 2015.
One of its top-selling cocktails, Dragon Lady – a mix of vodka, dragon fruit, passion fruit, lime and egg white – takes inspiration from the character Khaleesi or Daenerys Targaryen.
Tuak-based cocktails such as Gadis Tuak with tuak (locally brewed rice wine), lime, Calpis and pandan are also worth a try for local flavour.
And if tuak is something you enjoy, there are tuak shots to savour too.
Lot 4, Lorong Panggung, KL
Business hours: 5pm until late daily
Reservations: 010-266 6093
Stepping into Baijiu at Kwai Chai Hong in Lorong Panggung is like being transported to an Oriental setting replete with Chinese-inspired motifs.
The unique thing here is the use of Baijiu (Chinese grain liquor) – a strong distinctive alcohol base that is often described as having a sweet fruity fragrance with a touch of nuttiness – in cocktails.
Twelve signature cocktails paired with equally strong-smelling tropical fruits like pink guava, jackfruit and pineapple as well as the popular Baijiu shots await.
Baijiu-based cocktails such as Pisang and Lotus Pink tantalise with fruity flavours before the grain-liquor marks its dominance.
The hungry have dim sum options to go with cocktails.
First floor, No.145, Jalan Petaling, KL. Business hours: 3pm (Friday to Sunday) and 4pm (Tuesday to Thursday) until midnight
Reservations: 017-881 2268
Kapitan Haus pays homage to kapitans of the past who were largely credited for the development of Kuala Lumpur.
The cocktails are divided into three sections, namely the arrival of the Kapitan, Kapitan’s pursuit of happiness and Kapitan’s ascension.
Each section features cocktails with distinct flavour profiles — refreshing (the arrival), sweet and sour (the journey), and strong or spirit-forward (the ascension).
Some interesting cocktails are Liang Cha (whiskey, jasmine-infused Fino sherry, wintermelon, CO2), Petaling Street Sour (Lapsang Souchong-infused whiskey, apricot, cacao, lemon, egg white) and Kopi Kaw (brown butter-washed gin, coffee-infused Rosso Vermouth, pandan-infused Cynar).
No.150, Jalan Petaling, KL
Business hours: 6pm to 2am daily
Reservations: 03-7622 8777 (WhatsApp available)
PS150 is housed in a pre-war shoplot next to a tiny stationery shop in Petaling Street.
The space is divided into three seating areas that represent three distinct eras in the history of cocktails – pre-Prohibition era with its opium den theme and intimate booths; post-war with its Tiki outdoor courtyard; and the contemporary era represented by the main bar.Befitting its Chinatown location, Far Eastern accents liven up the bar as its interior harks back to a darker, yet more exciting time in our city’s history.
The cocktails draw from bold South-East Asian flavours using distinct ingredients that are native to this part of the world.
Some signature cocktails here are Lychee No.3 that is made of dry gin, lychee liqueur and lime juice, and Salty Chinaman which is a concoction of preserved lemon-infused vodka, preserved lemon peel, orange bitters and Sprite.
Exotic choices and that top-of-the-world feeling
Bara on Six
Level 6, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Business hours: 6pm to midnight daily except Monday
Reservations: 011-7039 3409
The new cocktail bar in Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur will appeal to gin lovers and cocktail aficionados as it specialises in gin-based cocktails.
The bar that faces the Petronas Twin Towers offers patrons a splendid view of the architecture, especially when illuminated.
At the back of the cocktail bar is the contemporary neighbourhood grill and oyster bar that serves the finest cuts and local catches.
Its name “Bara” was inspired by the open-grill concept in the restaurant where diners can not only feast their eyes on the live-cooking action but also savour the restaurant’s innovative dishes.
The bar offers up to 10 signature cocktails; one can start off with something simpler like the Negroni and Vesper.
Try the OMG: Oh-My-Gin that is made of gin, Cointreau, Creme de Cassis, orange and lemon juice or the The Gintleman that is a concoction of gin, Martini Bianco, Bitter Truth Orange and tonic water.
For something more citrusy, the Ginny @ Six gives a fruity sweetness with the melon liqueur that is mixed with gin, mojito mint syrup and lemon juice.
Meanwhile, Pinky Gin-tini has a sourish aftertaste as it is made of gin, pomegranate syrup and lime juice.
The bar also serves some of the classic cocktails like Old-fashioned, Mai Tai and Long Island Iced Tea.
At the restaurant, Bara On Six also has a casual yet sophisticated setting, offering delectable healthy options.
Some of the signatures include grilled Kuala Selangor farmed Tiger Prawns, Australian grilled barley lamb loin, tricolour summer quinoa and chargrilled Japanese octopus.
The selection at the oyster bar includes Tragheanna Bay, Irish Premium and Gallagher oysters from Ireland, Fin de Claire oysters from France and Sydney Rock oysters from Australia.
Level 33, Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel, Jalan Utara C, Petaling Jaya
Business hours: 3pm to midnight
Reservations: 03-7622 8888 or WhatsApp 017-228 6098
Tel: 03-2264 2264
This hotel pool bar is introducing creative concoctions of Latin-inspired cocktails for patrons to enjoy as they take in views of the dazzling night sky against the backdrop of the bar.
Cocktails such as Caipirinha, Caipiroska, Mojito, Lychee Mojito, Pisco Sour, and Margarita are among the refreshing and zesty drinks available at the rooftop bar.
Prices start from RM30nett per glass or RM100nett per jug.
Signature cocktails are Sala Monika, a mix of Beefeater Gin, Cointreau, yuzu syrup and cucumber slice as garnish (RM45nett) while Ophir Pink Gin takes its name from Ophir Gin and is mixed with lychee liqueur, cranberry juice and soda (RM45nett).
Furnished with Latin-inspired décor, al fresco dining and scenic views of the city skyline, Sala Bar also has charcoal-grilled meats and salad on its Sizzling Sundays for patrons to relax and recharge.
Sides such as Mixed Mesclun Salad with roasted sesame dressing, naan and grilled pineapple are also available.
The promotion is available every Sunday from 6pm to 9pm.