KL has these "all in one" places which cater for different tastes. 12 SI (http://www.twelvesi.com.my/) is the complex comprising Atmosphere (the techno joint), Bliss (more garage, R&B, various fusions of electronica), Bar Fly (sort of like Coyote Ugly with girls dancing on the bars) and cafes to hang out in. Other establishments in the area are Espanda, Nouvo/Sangria Bar, Beach Club & the opposite Thai Club (tourist meat markets... avoid at all costs!), Passion (nice!). Rum Jungle has also just opened up at the corner of Jalan Pinang and Jalan P. Ramlee. Could be gone 6 months later, let's see.
Zouk is another "all in one" complex. (http://www.zoukclub.com.my/unveil/enter.asp#) Zouk is the large, techno joint, Velvet Underground next to it is the R&B etc. equivalent, then there's the bars and cafes if you just want to chill out.
Bangsar around Jalan Telawi there are many places, cafes, bars, restaurants all in a row, - Bar Flam, Bar Ohm, BarZar (moroccan sit on cushions on floor), Bilique, Pharmacy, irish pubs like Finnegan's, spanish tapas bar La Bodega, etc... places come up and shut down again after 6 months and change names but these are the longer standing ones around... you'll find something you like surely. Bangsar Village is another mall full of nice restaurants in the area.
The other hotspot in KL at the moment is the Asian Heritage Row. Here you'll find Bar Savanh (balinese type decor with a good restaurant IndoChine upstairs - salsa nights on Sunday), Bar Blonde is an all-white bar, Saray Turkish Restaurant and all sorts of other places to hang out here also. On the street right next to the Sheraton Imperial Hotel on Jalan Sultan Ismail.
Other areas like Tengkat Tong Shin/Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bintang Walk on Jalan Bukit Bintang and Sri Hartamas in the suburbs of KL are also venerable hotspots with plenty of bars/ cafes/ restaurants/ clubs. I'll expand this tip or write separate ones for each of these areas at some point in time.
Dress Code: Most places don't really have a dress code and you'll be allowed in wearing everything or next to nothing. Maybe guys would want to avoid slippers and shorts though.
This was a place that Vigi knew and wanted to go back to. Cover charge was about 30 RM but includes a drink to take the sting off of it. I can't remember getting anything else to drink here that night so I don't know how the pricing changes.
We stayed about an hour and listened and danced to the really good band.
Far from being an white elephant that is was when TSB first started out, its reinvention to being THE cocktail bar to see and be seen is quite an achievement - esp since Bangsar nitespots are a dime a dozen.
Its a great place to meet old and new acquaintances for music and drinks and good company naturally!
Dress Code: Casual dressy - which basically means no singlets or slippers.
An epitome of cool ~ A faboulus restaurant with limited (but all delicious) pan-global menu downstairs with excellent service and good food recommendations.
Upstairs, the bar is cool and relaxed - nice little corners to hide away and groove the night away. The Bar in the middle is just fantastic - extensive cocktail selection .. personal favourites are the SPANKY BOARD (look at pic ~ flavoured vodka : from left 2 right ~ Chillie padi, Lychee, Watermelon, Butterscotch and Bloody Mary) and Mai Tais.
Music is just soo groovy ~ boasting of Classical, Jazz and Cool ambient and some really good dance tunes ala Naked Music. I love it !!
Dress Code: Nice to dress up and look beautiful *muah*
This is a lively, open air nightclub with DJ and good bar. Plays latest Western chart music & some Latin American. Good for dancing and meeting people - but we were very drunk when we got there - I remember dancing......
Dress Code: Don't think they're that fussy - I had my ever faithful hat on I think!
Attended a Linkin Park concert on Wednesday 15 October 2003. Awesome !! So much energy :-)
Dress Code: As comfortable as possible. Wear light clothing because you are going to SWEAT buckets !!
Comfortable shoes are a must !
For girls (and some boys), no need to put on your makeup ... your sweat will ruin everything.
Huge dancefloor. Lots of secluded corners. Great lighting. Vibrating walls (???). DJS up from above.
Dress Code: Nice to dress up but most important is COMFORTABLE SHOES because you can bet your arse & legs will not stop moving once you are in :-p
Pasar Malam (Night Market) is a potpourri of sights and sounds, making it a fascinating experience of a truly Malaysian identity. Comprising of makeshift stalls which stock anything from folk medicine and fresh fruit to household utensils and fashion-wear, these night bazaars are a treat for the senses and a paradise for bargain hunters.
I don't know how to write about this kopitiam, I know its a place always full of peoples and bikers. Better you go there and you write your own tips about this kopitiam with motosikal. The location is quite easy and near to Chinatown, taxi 5 or 10 minutes only.
Situated along the busiest part of the nightlife traingle in KL, these are 2 places where one can actually have a drink and check out the local scene. The Talk Bistro serves Japanese-Fusion style food and general drinks.
At Bravo, which is on the 1st floor, one can have a game of pool, drinks and music. Popular with the tourist and younger crowd, this place was once the in-place in town.
Dress Code: Simple and Casual.
Cristros is restaurant/bar/people-watching area. Nice little place right next to Finnegan's(the other branch in Sri Hartamas). Prices are reasonable and this place has a huge screen tv, good place to hang out esp for sport enthusiasts.
Dress Code: Really casual
4 Outlets in one area, it's a one-stop for everyone.
☼Bar Fly - A 'Coyote Ugly' concept with tons of drinkers and girls getting up on the bar nd dancing. [For the single, Cover: None]
☼Atmosphere - A Rave-Clubber concept. Playing trance/progessive/house. [For the party animal. Cover US$8-10]
☼'Can't Remember Name' - A salsa place.
☼Bliss - A real 'Who's Who' kind of place. The music reminds me of 'A Night At The Playboy Mansion'. Lots of advertising people too, oh, and also some gay people. Nice, but pretentious. Lot's of 'air-kissing' and looking good there. This place is also connected to Atmosphere.[For the curious. Cover : US$8-10]
Oh, there are a ton of taxi's around, so getting back to your hotel won't be a problem.
Dress Code: Dress Code is pretty casual. But don't come in your slippers and shorts.
♫ Average booze price is US$4-5 a beer/liquor mug/glass
♫ Average Women = 60%
♫ Average Men = 40%
♫ Average Drunks = ?? hehe
♫ Average under 30yrs = 50%
Located in the Chinatown district and next to the Old China Cafe, this is 'the' last standing Blues outlet in the city.
Different nights cater to different blues bands. So if you're a fan of Blues music and you're in KL, you might just want to go take a look.
Some of the best blues artist in the city play here. Former members of the one time famous 'Blues Gang' still play there too.
They also serve good old local food and beer is sold by the Pitcher, Mug or bottles.
Dress Code: Anything goes...
Chinatown, immediately south of the Jl. Cheng Lock and east of the Klang river, is the most lively place in KL. At dusk, central Jl. Petaling becomes a pasar malam (night market). Food stalls and open-air restaurants roll their tables onto Jl. Hang Lekir and Jl. Sultan, as do traders sellling pirated movies and CDs for low prices.
Though these markets have become quite touristy in the last few years, this is still a great way to spend an evening, eating, drinking, watching people and bargaining.
Desa Sri Hartamas is another good place for nightlife. Located some 30 minutes by taxi from KL city centre. I don't know how to describe to place in words but I know its definitely a place for you nightlife peoples.
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