What To Do At Night In Ampang
There’s a lot more to Ampang nightlife than first meets the eye. While it’s considered tame compared to other nocturnal hubs in Kuala Lumpur city centre, Ampang hosts a number of award-winning rooftop bars and posh cocktail lounges which boast extensive alcoholic offerings – ideal wine-and-dine venues for those with a taste for the finer things in life. One of the main roads in the KLCC area which connects straight to the Petronas Twin Towers, Jalan Ampang is a green and shady stretch of road that is supported by a good network of public transportation including LRT trains, buses, and taxis.
It goes without saying that nightlife in Ampang is diverse; rooftop bars are perfect for those who prefer to sit back enjoy a glass of wine whilst enjoying a stunning view of KL’s glittering skyline, while late night revellers can head to one of the city’s biggest nightclubs to mingle with fashion-forward locals and dance the night away to heart-thumping electronic dance music.
More Nightlife in Ampang
Bridge Bar is an exclusive and stylish after-dark venue in KLCC, uniquely suspended between the two blocks of the five-star G-Tower Hotel. A must-visit if you want to enjoy beautiful city views with a drink in hand, this floating bar features an impressive layout of polished wooden flooring, mirror ceilings, and a state-of-the-art glass platform where you can step on and take a dizzying 28-storey downward view. The overall atmosphere is refined but unpretentious, with friendly, efficient service. Accessible only to guests of G-Tower Hotel, Bridge Bar’s exclusivity is great for those looking to relax with a drink in hand, take in the view and listen to R&B, jazz and Top 40 hits playing quietly in the background. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 01:00
- Address: Level 28, G Tower, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2168 1899
Casbah at Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Casbah is an opulent Mediterranean-inspired lounge and bar in Mandarin Oriental Hotel that’s well-patronised for its signature cocktails as well as Eastern Spanish and Mediterranean delicacies. Kept to an unobtrusive volume, its music policy is a mix of classic jazz and chill out tunes, with Arabian influences – perfect for those who want to enjoy drinks and converse in a relaxed setting. Casbah’s unique cocktails are highly recommended– try the Casbah Colada, a pina colada-esque concoction, with rum, lime and pineapple juice and gold leaf. A cosy establishment that’s furnished with curvaceous couches, dimly-lit Moroccan-inspired ceiling lamps, silk screens, wood panelled walls and Oriental rugs in a barrage of colours, you can be assured of a night of exquisite elegance and sophistication in Casbah.
- Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 18:00 – 03:00
- Address: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
- Tel: +603 2380 8888
Chynablack is a 1920s-style Oriental cocktail bar located along Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Its unique selling point is the fact that it is a real feel-good bar with staff members who are friendly, jovial and will eagerly dance along when the music really gets going. Sister bar to The Hill in Damansara Heights, the atmosphere at Chynablack is fun – pure and simple. Continuously flashing neon lights and beer barrels used as tables give the place a ‘happening’ Los Angeles nightclub ambiance, but the interior design is chic and classy with suede-covered love seats, dark wooden shutters, Chinese lanterns, candelabra chandeliers and red leather booths. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 21:00 - 03:00
- Address: 347, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +6017 998 5577
Como Bar Kuala Lumpur, founded by the owners of the renowned Pisco Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang, is a stylish nightlife venue that serves a good range of bespoke cocktails, fusion-style tapas, and live performances. A ten-minute drive from Pavilion KL, this Spanish bar and restaurant is set within the prominent TREC (Taste, Relish Experience, Celebrate) entertainment hub at Jalan Tun Razak.
Similar to its sister bar, Como Bar Kuala Lumpur’s main bar section offers casual dinner and drinks, and features an eclectic design of exposed brickwork, mural-covered ceilings, and monochromatic portraits. If you’re looking for a night of dancing, head to the spacious venue upstairs, where resident DJs spin techno and deep house tunes until 03:00. International DJs that have played here include Nakadia (Thailand), Christian Smith (Sweden), and Ninetoes (Germany). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 17:00 – 02:00, Friday & Saturday 17:00 – 03:00, Sunday 17:00 – 02:00
- Address: E-G-04 & E-1-04, Electric Boulevard, TREC, Jalan Tun Razak
- Tel: +603 2110 2272
IKKI Kuala Lumpur is the city’s largest speakeasy bar, featuring a classy event space, subdued ambience, and an extensive menu of crafted cocktails and artisanal whiskies. Spanning over 250 square metres, this bar also hosts a variety of events such as product launches, birthday parties, fashion shows, and even champagne tasting events.
Inspired by Prohibition-era social clubs, IKKI Kuala Lumpur is fitted with vintage decor, mirrored walls, quirky oil paintings, a fully-stocked bar as its centrepiece, and plenty of leather sofas and low tables. There’s also an open balcony that overlooks the Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower. If you prefer more privacy, the lounge has two enclosed rooms that can accommodate up to 15 and 30 people respectively. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 18:00 – 01:00
- Address: Unit E-1-08, First Floor, Electric Boulevard, TREC KL, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +6017 207 6815
Marini’s on 57 is an exclusive Italian ristorante set on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3. Located in the heart of the KL city centre, it consists of a restaurant, bar and lounge. In the private elevator the atmosphere is hushed, but when you pass through the front doors the feel turns into one of refined elegance with the sounds of champagne glasses clinking and quiet chatter. The dining area décor is white with casual, modern furnishings: meanwhile, the bar has art deco furniture and neon lights, and the lounge has a Havana-esque feel with brown leather sofas in different sizes. Paintings from Italian artist, Rosalba Mangione hang on the walls, while floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass roof provide great views of KL. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – late Bar; 19:00 – late Restaurant; 15:00 – late Lounge
- Address: Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Tel: +603 2161 2880 or +603 2161 4880
Omakase + Appreciate Lounge
Omakase + Appreciate Lounge is a stylish speakeasy bar with a hidden entrance (hint: it’s the white door with an imposing ‘no admittance’ sign) in the lower ground of Bangunan Ming Annexe office building. A cosy establishment that fits only 20 people Omakase + Appreciate’s eclectic interior is furnished with a couple of cosy couches and high chairs by the sleek-looking bar while a vintage painting adorns a section of its maroon-hued walls. Cocktails only here, with award-winning mixologists serving unique and well-crafted concoctions that are priced from RM25 onwards. Highly recommended are the Elderflower Martini (tanqueray gin, elderflower, and white wine) and Breakfast Martini (beefeater, marmalade, triple sec, and lemon juice).
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 17:00 - 01:00, Saturday 21:00 – 01:00
- Address: Lower Ground, Bangunan Ming Annexe, Jalan Ampang
- Tel: +603 2022 2238
Sky Bar is a glamorous cocktail lounge set on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel KL. A local institution, this rooftop nightclub is quite possibly the coolest venue on KL’s nightlife scene – the place to see and be seen at. It is recommended not only for its good location and giddying views over the city, but also its excellent drinks. Airy and sexy, the centrepiece at Sky Bar is a pool that is bordered by ‘cabanas’ (large sunken alcoves with chaise longues) on one side, and a bar area with sofas and woven rattan high tables and bar stools on the other. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:00 Sunday – Thursday; 10:00 – 03:00 Friday & Saturday
- Address: Level 33, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
- Tel: +603 2332 9911
Easily exuding a glitzy and glamorous vibe, Sultan’s Lounge is a cocktail lounge in Mandarin Oriental Hotel KL. A favourite place for the who’s who of Kuala Lumpur to mix and mingle, due to its underground location in the basement of the hotel it has a hidden, mysterious feel. The colour scheme is primarily white but neon lights wash the place in pink, purple, blue and orange hues throughout the night. Designed by Stephane Dupoux (creator of hip restaurants such as Buddha Bar in New York), some say it looks like an Arabic desert prince’s tent but to us it looks ultra modern with polished wooden floors and sheer white flowing fabric hanging from the ceiling in fan-like fashion. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 03:00 Monday – Saturday
- Address: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
- Tel: +603 2179 8966
Tate Bar at the Intermark KL is a classy nightlife spot, resembling a classy gentleman’s club that’s been done up in the style of a secret 1920s prohibition-era bar. Accessible within a 15-minute walk from Petronas Twin Towers, the bar’s interior consists of intimate seating areas with mismatched but masculine furnishings, orange-filament bulbs, gilded mirrors, and Art Deco paintings, not forgetting an intimidating suit of armour waiting to greet you the instant you step through the front door. Catering to a more sophisticated crowd, Tate Bar follows the style of an expensive speakeasy, with waiters dressed in retro-inspired uniforms (complete with suspenders and slicked back hair) serving whiskies, cocktails, gin, and vodka in elegant crystal-cut glasses. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 17:00 – 03:00
- Address: Ground Floor, The Intermark, 182 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2161 2368
TREC Kuala Lumpur (Taste, Relish Experience, Celebrate) is the city’s largest entertainment centre, featuring an array of restaurants, bars, pubs, lounges, cafes, and clubs under one roof. Spanning over 28,000 square metres, this dining and nightlife hub is set along Jalan Tun Razak, with expansive views of the Royal Selangor Golf Club, Petronas Twin Towers, and Menara KL Tower.
TREC Kuala Lumpur is also the new home of Asia’s most popular super nightclub Zouk KL. Boasting 11 nightlife concepts under one roof, seasoned clubbers will recognise some of Zouk KL’s original nightlife concepts such as Zouk Main Room, Phuture, and Velvet Underground, as well as exclusive members’ areas, al fresco dining spaces, bars, club rooms, lounges, and a balcony deck. Accessible within a ten-minute drive from Pavilion KL and Starhill Gallery, read on to discover TREC Kuala Lumpur’s most popular nightlife and dining venues. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 03:00
- Location: E-G-03 & E-1-03
- Tel: +6012 671 5883
Under9 KL is an underground music and arts venue in KL city centre. Fully-equipped with decent sound system, DJ decks, and a bar that serves a selection of beers and cocktails, this place is undeniably exclusive as it can only accommodate about 100 people at a time. Nonetheless, Under9 KL has drawn a steady crowd of local revellers for consistently hosting exciting techno music events, film screenings, and art exhibitions since its opening back in 2014. The best way to get to Under9 is via LRT train, get off at Masjid Jamek stop and take a 10-minute walk to the Bangunan Ming Annexe building.
- Opening Hours: Friday & Saturday 21:00 – 03:00
- Address: Bangunan Ming Annexe, Jalan Ampang
View Rooftop Bar is a nightclub with three distinct sections on the 29th floor of G Tower Hotel KL. A popular after-work bar, from its outdoor deck you can see the famous Petronas Twin Towers, Ampang Hills and the Titiwangsa mountain range. People do not just come to the cool and classy View Rooftop Bar for the views or the luxury environment – they also come for the great cocktails and music. With a laidback feel to it, it has a bit of something for everyone, combining elements of an al fresco bar, champagne room and whisky lounge. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00 Sunday – Thursday; 17:00 – 03:00 Friday & Saturday
- Address: Level 29, G Tower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2168 1881
Whisky Tango Foxtrot Bar
Whisky Tango Foxtrot Bar in Avenue K offers an extensive array of premium cigars from Cuba, Nicaragua, Dominica, Cameroon, plus imported whiskies, wines, and champagnes in a classy lounge setting. Perfectly for whisky and cigar lovers who want to enjoy a private evening alone or with friends, this speakeasy-style bar is accessible via a red London telephone booth hidden within the Samba Brazilian Steakhouse. Decor-wise, Whisky Tango Foxtrot Bar is furnished with dark-coloured armchairs and tables, ceiling locker racks, and massive drinks cabinet filled with bottles of Japanese whiskies and classic Scottish malts. Highly recommended are the Nikka 12 year old pure malt (RM530 a bottle) and Nikka Coffey Grain (RM535 a bottle).
- Opening Hours: Daily 15:00 – 00:00
- Address: L3, Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2181 0250
Zouk KL, an iconic name in Kuala Lumpur’s exciting nightlife scene, is a sprawling nightclub with six unique dancing venues under its roof. Situated within a five-minute walk from Petronas Twin Towers, Zouk Club is best known for its rotating list of local and international DJs spin heady dance floor tracks until the wee hours of the morning, as well as international heavyweight headliners such as DJ Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk and David Morales in the past. Thanks to its diverse clubbing experiences, Zouk Club KL has become a staple in the city’s clubbing scene and has developed a cult following among locals and tourists alike. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 18:00 – 03:00
- Address: 113, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2171 1997