Subang Jaya, similar to Kuala Lumpur, is a neatly contained hub of higher education institutions, eateries and independent retail stores. This pleasant township is usually frequented for its countless local cafes and shopping malls, with something for every budget.
While Kuala Lumpur is well-known for its exciting and vibrant nightlife, Subang Jaya is considerably tamer but it also offers a satisfying number of restobars and coffee joints that are open past midnight, perfect for night owls and those who are craving a pint. The area houses a number of nocturnal gems with great ambience and an extensive food-and-beverage menu, so we have listed our Top 10 favourite spots to visit in Subang Jaya when the sun goes down.
La Bodega is a Spanish bar and restaurant that is well-frequented for its extensive tapas menu and classy ambience. Set on the terrace of the lower ground floor of Empire Shopping Gallery, La Bodega is open daily until 02:00 where diners can unwind with a jug of refreshing sangria, delicious tapas, comforting paella, great cocktails and superb Spanish wines. For a more intimate experience, the establishment offers an outdoor deck tastefully furnished with polished timber flooring and dimmed lighting. Slightly removed from Empire Shopping Gallery, guests can enjoy a rhythmic water fountain while having catching up with friends and family over delicious cocktails and tantalising tapas.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 02:00
- Address: LG25, Lower Ground, Empire Shopping Gallery
- Tel: +603 5022 2098
The Library at First Subang
The Library bar and restaurant, situated on the first floor of First Subang shopping mall, offers an impressive listing of local and imported beers and beverages. Incorporating Japanese thematic interior designs, this outlet is also recognised as Toshokan (Japanese for library) which serves a balanced menu of both Western and Japanese dishes in addition to its brewed beers and premium liquors. With the choice of dining indoors or al fresco, as well as an array of live Japanese-inspired entertainment, The Library provides the perfect setting for a nice wind down session, live band performances, game nights, talent competitions, and also private functions.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 03:00
- Address: G1, G2 & G27, Ground Floor, First Subang
- Tel: +603 5612 1878
Big Daddy Bar
Big Daddy Bar KL, known as the city’s first hip-hop and R&B-themed restaurant and bar, serves a wide range of authentic American fare, milkshakes and cocktails in Subang Jaya. Fitted with bare-bricked walls, retro décor, and a pool table, it’s also one of the few dining venues in the area that opens until 03:00, making it a popular late-night spot during the weekends. You can find the usual array of beers, liquors, and wines by the glass and bottle - ladies get to enjoy buy-one-free-one promos on all cocktails every Wednesday between 17:00 and 23:30.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 03:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 03:00
- Address: 39 GF, Jalan SS15/8A, Subang Jaya
- Tel: +6017 770 1098
Master Room - One City
Located on the 10th floor of One City shopping centre, Master Room is a family-friendly sports bar that serves unique fusion dishes. It is divided into two sections: an outdoor patio that is decorated with leafy plants with a panoramic view of the Subang city skyline, whilst the second is an inner lounge area decked with high stools and tables next to an illuminated bar and rows of dart machines.
Offering a satisfying array of unique, fusion-style options, diners flock to this establishment for its signature entree, the Nasi Lemak Pai Tee, made with boiled egg, anchovies, sambal, peanuts, cucumber slices and fragrant coconut milk infused rice, all stuffed inside a crunchy Nyonya pai tee cup. For mains, try the deep-fried breaded chicken lasagne sandwich, which consists of layers of chicken, ham, cheese, mayonnaise and egg, served with a side of fresh lettuce and tomatoes.
- Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 – 02:00
- Address: RF06, Roof Top, Skypark @ One City
Meeples European Boardgame Cafe
Meeples European Boardgame Cafe is a vibrant cafe in Subang Jaya where diners can bond over a friendly round of board games while enjoying a pint of Carlsberg, Hoergaarden, or Somersby Cider. With over 400 selections European board games including Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Wits and Wagers, guests can play as many rounds as they want for RM6 an hour whilst lounging on plush sofas and snacking on finger foods such as chicken nuggets and mini sausages.
Interior-wise, the cafe keeps it casual and simple with red sofas and wooden furnishings which results in a spacious and cosy ambience. Meeples European Boardgame Cafe also offers non-alcoholic beverages including milkshakes, various coffee and tea, as well as fizzy sodas, perfect for hardcore gamers to engage in a board-game battle well into the night.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 01:00
- Address: 64-1, Jalan SS15/4D, Subang Jaya
- Tel: +603 56338033
Grafa Cafe is notably one of Subang Jaya's liveliest hangout spots for youths and professionals. The establishment is divided into two sections: a retail section selling bicycle accessories and a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. Decorated with mismatched furniture and dimmed lighting, Grafa Cafe provides a cosy setting for casual gatherings during breezy evenings.
With portions large enough to share, diners can enjoy delicious Asian and Western offerings such as Carbonara Bacon Turkey Ham Spaghetti, Nasi Goreng Ketam (spicy fried rice served with soft shell crab) and Lamb Persian Rice. Grafa Cafe is a no-liquor establishment which offers a wide variety of coffee, tea and fruit juices; we highly recommend the iced peach tea, a thirst quencher with a generous amount of fresh peach slices to munch on.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 01:00
- Address: 55, SS15/4B, Subang Jaya
- Tel: +603 5611 7600
Standing out amongst a multitude of cafes and nocturnal hotspots in SS15 (Section 15) is the quaint Tryst Cafe. Amidst the artsy vintage decor and graffitied walls, diners can opt to sit on either the first level or go upstairs for the shisha pipes (flavoured tobacco). Tryst Cafe’s speciality is its quality coffee imported from Costa Rica, Honduras, Brazil and Sumatra. A must-try is the cold drip coffee which makes the perfect companion for KL’s rather warm evenings. Food-wise, Tryst Cafe serves homemade pastas, sirloin steaks, grilled chicken and pancakes with unique ingredients such as longan fruit, beef balls and chilli corn carne.
- Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 10:00 - 01:00, Tuesday 18:00 – 01:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 02:00
- Address: 74, Jalan SS15/4C, Subang Jaya
Shout Lounge at Empire Subang Hotel
Shout Lounge, located at the corner top of Empire Subang Hotel, is a cosy lounge overlooking one of Subang Jaya’s busiest venues. With massive floor-to-ceiling windows and plush seats, diners can unwind and enjoy the sunset after a day of exploring Kuala Lumpur’s many attractions. For caffeine lovers, Shout Lounge offers freshly-brewed coffee made from imported beans for an exceptional kick of flavour. In addition to its wide array of delightful cocktails and mocktails such as Shirley Temple, Mojito, and Empire Punch (ice blended mango, orange, and pineapple juices), Shout Lounge houses a mixologist who is more than happy to experiment with different concoctions to keep the party going all night long.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 00:00
- Address: Empire Subang Hotel, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya
- Tel: +603 5565 1228
Piano Lounge at Dorsett Grand Subang
Piano Lounge, located off the lobby area, is a stylish all-day establishment for guests residing in Dorsett Grand Subang. Well-frequented for its afternoon tea every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Piano Lounge transforms into an elegant nocturnal hotspot thanks to its classy combination of soft lighting, plush sofas and comfortable wing chairs.
Perfectly catered to guests who want to settle down for an intimate conversation as well as enjoyable gatherings with family or friends, Piano Lounge also has a guest band performing from 20:30 onwards every Mondays to Saturdays. With classical music accompaniment, classy ambience and a satisfying alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage menu, the lounge is an ideal after-work retreat in Subang Jaya.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 00:00 Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 00:00
- Address: Dorsett Grand Subang, Jalan SS12/1, Subang Jaya
- Tel: +603 5031 6060 ext 1903
The Melb Bistro
The Melb Bistro KL is an Aussie-themed nightlife venue in Subang Jaya, where diners can enjoy live music, western dishes, and draught beers until late. Accessible within a 10-minute drive from Sunway Pyramid Theme Park, beers available here include Asahi, Royal Stout, Connor’s, Carlsberg, and Kronenbourg Blanc. Cocktails are 20% off if you’re here before 21:00, while ladies in groups of four will get a free bottle of red wine. Food-wise, The Melb Bistro KL’s pub grub menu ranges from nuggets, French fries and garlic bread, to deep-fried oysters, curry fish balls, and baby octopus.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 01:00, Friday & Saturday 16:00 – 02:00, Sunday 16:00 – 01:00
- Address: 62, Ground Floor, Jalan SS15/4D, Subang Jaya
- Tel: +603 5611 6812