When it comes to nightlife, Jalan P Ramlee is considered one of the city’s hottest venues. Unlike its neighbours in the Bukit Bintang area such as Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan P Ramlee has a wackier and more eccentric character. Lively and vibrant after dark, this street is busiest on Friday and Saturday nights, with throngs of party-goers club-hopping from one establishment to another.
Strategically located just around the corner from the city’s major landmark attractions, Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC, Jalan P Ramlee is a few minutes’ walk from Zouk KL, one of the city’s most popular nightspots, as well as Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur, a beautiful boutique urban retreat in the middle of the city.
Plenty of international flavours grace Jalan P Ramlee, from Asian delights to Western cuisine. The Grand Modesto’s features al fresco Italian fine-dining and nightlife options under one roof. Maredo’s Steakhouse right at the end of the street brings a taste of Argentina to Malaysia with its sumptuous array of Argentinean-style steaks.
For fans of Japanese cuisine, there’s Ozeki Tokyo Cuisine, well-known for its ‘nabe’ – a hot pot dish similar to the Chinese steamboat, Hanabi Restaurant and Karuizawa Kogen. For a taste of Mexican, head to the vibrant Budaba, and for those with a preference for Asian-inspired cuisine, there’s Padi House Restaurant, which has a nice open-air dining area upstairs, and Hakka Republic Wine Bar & Bistro, a Chinese-themed wine bar cum restaurant with a stylish bistro and (allegedly) the best wine list in town.
Bistro de Paris and Mange Tout are the perfect eateries for those with a penchant for fine French food, serving a wide range of traditional countryside cuisine as well as innovative fusion inventions. Divided into two areas, a restaurant and a bar, Poppy Garden under The Poppy Collection features a hand-picked selection of Malay, Thai and Indonesian specialties set in an atmospheric candlelit garden, with live cultural performances.
Exciting nightlife options line the street, each looking as colourful on the inside as they do on the outside. Bar Ibiza is a sultry club with an interior comprising sensual red hues and light displays on the walls, while Bar Uno, located within the same building, features a purple-and-white interior with a long bar and an outdoor seating area. Both are hugely popular with the weekend crowd.
Rum Jungle has a unique jungle canopy right in the middle of the city centre. Incorporating natural elements in its décor, it features great retro and contemporary hits spun by resident and guest deejays, as well as live performances from local and foreign bands. Beach Club Café, under the same establishment, embraces a beachside-bar décor and atmosphere. Aloha Club, on the other hand, features a Hawaiian concept with beach huts lining outside its front and approximately 30,000sqf of space consisting of a dance club, a bistro and an exclusive VIP Lounge.
Located adjacent to The Grand Modesto’s on one side, Retro Club brings different retro tunes on different nights, while Oblique Club on the other side is a gay-friendly club and bar lounge, with hot and sweaty Saturday events. Located on the first floor of Poppy Garden, Passion under The Poppy Collection is a stylish bar lounge with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and an intimate atmosphere, a chill-out balcony and oversized beds in which to hold a private conversation.