Petaling Jaya Nightlife

Where to Go at Night in Petaling Jaya

Petaling Jaya is home to many unique and exciting nightspots, some of which couldn’t be found anywhere else in the country. From themed bars to buzzing nightclubs, the city comes alive with a different kind of energy late into the night.

Drinks, music and good times flow freely in these prime entertainment outlets, with many having ladies’ nights and happy hours scheduled weekly, providing the perfect opportunity to widen one’s social circle.


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Dukes & Duchess

A posh brasserie in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Dukes & Duchess is a lovely neighbourhood pub with a warm atmosphere. Relaxed and stylish, its interior design of bare brickwork, polished wooden floors and flattering lighting certainly has earned it a steady stream of regulars. A chameleon in some ways, it manages to easily keep up with the latest fads – during the World Cup, it has the air of a sports bar, with the latest match airing on the extra large HD flat screen and uncharacteristically-rowdy atmosphere. When we visited during Christmas it was festooned with Crimbo décor and featured a menu of the best holiday dishes – roast turkey and black pudding to name a few.
 
All that aside, drinks-wise the cocktails here are fresh and fruity in the main, appealing to the fairer sex, with a few more complex, grown-up options (gin-and-tonic, beer and more) available too. Service is friendly and unfussy, and the atmosphere is usually laid-back and welcoming.

Opening Hours: 16:00 – 02:00
Address: No 52, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000
Tel: +03 7733 5850

Online Bar

When you are looking for the perfect pint in PJ, few places can rival Online Bar’s reputation. A neighbourhood pub with interior design that has remained largely unaltered since its inception in the early 90s’, expect to see faded music band posters on the walls, linoleum floors, neon beer brand signs and a large area dedicated to a pool table and dart boards. Service is super friendly with staff members who put you at ease so much that you cannot help feeling charmed.

Beer brews will be familiar, with the likes of Guiness (they are famous for pouring the best Guiness pint), Tiger and Carlsberg represented, plus you can also choose to indulge in spirits like gin and tonic, or whiskey and coke. Though it is an English pub, the kitchen puts out a surprisingly-tasty hokkien mee, plus you can also find Malaysian-bar snack specialties like pork vindaloo and wild boar curry on the menu – all of which is fantastically done.

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00 Monday - Friday; 19:00 – 01:00 Saturday
Address: 32 SS20/10, Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya, 47400
Tel: +603 7728 0532

Rockafellas

An unpretentious bar set beside Armada Hotel in PJ, Rockafellas is a neighbourhood joint that has gained a reputation for its varied selection of live bands that play nightly. One of the keys to its success is the fact that it is owned and operated by local musician Russell Curtis, an artist who has worked with the likes of Malaysian Idol, Jaclyn Victor – his personal touch when running the place ensures a seamless night of fun for all guests (plus it helps that he randomly announces all-night Happy Hours sometimes).

A night here is sure to lift the spirits – there is a family-like atmosphere to the place, with chatty and friendly staff, plus the décor is trendy yet not over-the-top – think tall barrel-shaped tables and high chairs, and a neon-lit bar that bathes the place in pretty candy-coloured hues.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 15:00; 17:00 – 01:00
Address: Ground Floor, Intan Square, 3 Lorong Utara C, 46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: +603 7931 5925

Sid’s Pub

Sid’s Pub is a fairly authentic reproduction of a true-blue British pub – expect football on the telly, a variety of beers on tap and typical, tasty pub grub. Its flagship outlet, which opened in 2007, is tucked away in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (a residential area about 30 minutes from the city centre) but there are three other venues, in Bukit Tuanku, Bangsar South and Damansara Heights. Read More...

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Address: 34 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, KL
Tel: 03 7727 7437

Studio Lounge @ Tropicana City Mall

Studio Lounge is not a roaring dance club, though its interior design makes it very much a hip, funky nightspot, with neon lights bathing the space in colourful shades of pink, purple, blue, yellow and green, and high ceilings with exposed piping giving the place an edgy, industrial feel. It is divided onto two levels – downstairs there are black and white plastic tables and chairs, with rounded lines that draw visitors to sit and rest awhile: upstairs there are comfortable couches and individual swivel bucket seats that overlook the action downstairs.

Daily live music bands (23:00 onwards) are complemented by a crisp sound system, but when it comes to entertainment here, nothing beats the idea of grabbing the mike for yourself – to do this, drop by from Wednesday to Friday to participate in karaoke jams. Let’s not forget to mention the club’s beer-tap-at-the-table, which means you will never have to flag down a waitress or wait in line for a drink at the bar: a tracking monitor keeps tally via a digital readout of the amount you tap (RM2 per 100ml).

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
Address: Tropicana City Mall, 3 Jalan SS20/27, Petaling Jaya, 47400
Tel: +6012 336 8637

The Hill

The Hill is a trendy bar-cum-bistro situated in the classy neighbourhood of Damansara Heights, less than five km from the city centre. Located on top a hill (hence the name), patrons are first greeted with a set of stairs to climb to get to the bar. Going up, you’ll come to realize that the bar is spread out over three floors, each catering to the various needs of the customers. Read More...

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 02:00
Address: 23, Lorong Dungun, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 16 229 1505

The Laundry Bar, Mutiara Damansara

The Laundry Bar is the latest uber-cool place in town. A restaurant by day, a buzzing bar by night, this hip and trendy entertainment outlet has an unpretentious atmosphere which is both relaxed and hip at the same time.

Located in Mutiara Damansara’s The Curve, performances from international and homegrown artistes are regularly being held here, as well as film screenings from various independent producers. Unequivocally supportive of the local music scene, The Laundry Bar is also dedicated to bringing forth the best of homegrown acts by providing an avenue for them to showcase their talents.

Opening Hours: Daily, 17:00 – Late.
Address: Lot G75 & 76, Ground Floor, Western Courtyard, The Curve, No. 6 PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: (603) 7728 1715

The Roof @ First Avenue

Who doesn't love a good rooftop bar? The combination of a cool cocktail and a grand view is electrifying – plus being able to look back on the night through fantastic photos is sure to please anyone. Located in Petaling Jaya, an area of the city not particularly known for its skyscrapers (in comparison to neighbouring Kuala Lumpur), The Roof certainly seems to have mastered this art of after-hours entertainment at an altitude.

Set atop First Avenue, it is just next door to One Utama – one of the Klang Valley’s most popular malls. The Roof is divided into five concept venues: Malt & Leaf, Play, Score, Signature and Stratosphere, all of which totals up to a massaive 4,645sqm of space. Read More...

Opening Hours:
21:00 – 02:00 Stratosphere;
11:30 – 14:30 & 17:00 Monday – Friday and 17:00 – 02:00 Signature;
17:00 – late Malt & Leaf;
17:00 – 02:00 Score;
22:00 – 03:00 Play (Wednesday – Saturday)
Address: The Roof, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel:
+6012 691 0628 Stratosphere;
+603 7725 3588 or +6016 229 1505 Signature;
+6017 9085 766 Malt & Leaf;
+6012 691 0628 Score;
+6013 2703 111 Play

The Sanctuary, Mutiara Damansara

Situated at The Curve in Mutiara Damansara, The Sanctuary is one of the latest entertainment venues offering a thriving nightlife scene.

Housing four distinct clubs within, each with its own theme, it is also home to The Ice Bar, where the bar counter is made from actual blocks of ice. Despite the icy temperature within, which is maintained at -10 to -15 degrees Celcius, The Ice Bar is definitely one of the hottest places in town.

Opening Hours: Daily, 12:00 – 02:00
Address: Lot 151 & 151a, 1st Floor @ The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: (603) 7710 5033

The Scarlet, Mutiara Damansara

The Scarlet, Mutiara Damansara

At last, a nightspot exclusively for the ladies is in town! The Scarlet is located in Mutiara Damansara’s Cineleisure Damansara, just next to The Curve, and is made by the ladies, for the ladies.

Featuring a stylish interior design and décor with scarlet red as its primary colour, conceptualisation of this ladies’ lounge was based on the input gathered from women in the Klang Valley. Events and product launches are also held regularly here.

Opening Hours: Daily, 19:00 – Late.
Address: Lot 1-02, 1-03, 1-03A & 1-08, 1st Floor, Cineleisure Damanasara, Mutiara Damansara, PJ 47800.
Tel: (603) 7722 5733

Tom, Dick & Harry’s Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Tom, Dick & Harry’s is an energetic, contemporary restobar in Taman Tun Dr Ismail with interior design that has resulted in a look midway between an English pub and trendy American diner, resulting in a cosy tavern-like feel. Its furniture is predominantly made up from wooden high tables and chairs, plus a central chalkboard at the back of the bar highlights the kitchen’s daily specials.

Just a few doors down from Sid’s Pub, the award-wining kitchen does a mean selection of hearty pub grub – think pub stalwarts like fat biscuit dogs and pork knuckles. A magnet not only for its food, drinks here range from a choice of spirits used as bases for creative and inventive by-the-glass cocktails to on-tap beers – prices start at RM12 for a drink. Expect top-tier, super-friendly service all night long.

Opening Hours: 16:00 – 01:00 Monday – Thursday; 16:00 – 01:00 Friday; 10:00 – 02:00 Saturday; 10:00 – 01:00 Sunday
Address: 18, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, 60000, Taman Tun DR Ismail
Tel: +603 7729 5678

Waikiki Bar

A Petaling Jaya institution that has been around since the mid 90s’, Waikiki Bar is an al fresco Hawaiian-themed bar set above the PJ Palm Sports Centre (locals call it PJ Club). Its interior design is certainly eye-catching with a straw-thatched ‘roof’, Tiki-style bar with bamboo walls, rattan high chairs and fairy lights strung around the palm trees that surround the bar. Set on the second floor, the bar overlooks the club’s 50m swimming pool and the atmosphere is decidedly relaxed and enjoyable.

Drawing in an older crowd, it can get pretty packed, especially during the weekends, with a rotating roster of live bands to entertain guests on a daily basis. Drinks-wise, do not expect anything too fancy here – think beers, gin and tonic, whiskey and coke: ladies, we recommend the Waikiki Breeze, a fruity, refreshing mix of vodka, blue Curacao and coconut milk.

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00
Address: 1st Floor, PJ Palms Sports Centre, 1 Lorong Sultan Petaling Jaya, 46200
Tel: +603 7957 3040

D Legends Bar

A stylish bar and restaurant in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, D Legends Bar is an attractive neighbourhood bar with a warm atmosphere. Its décor is very trendy with red couches, white tables, polished dark wooden floors and blown-up images of legendary musical and move icons like Jimi Hendrix, Marily Monroe and Bob Marley.  

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment here – choose to sit by the bar and watch the flair bartenders at work, or grab a cosy table in front of the stage and check out the different nightly live music performances. What makes a trip to this place even more satisfying is the fact that drink prices are pretty inexpensive (less than RM20 for most drinks), plus the award-winning kitchen puts out a fantastic selection of pub snacks.

Opening Hours: 16:00 – 02:00 Monday – Friday; 11:00 – 02:00 Saturday & Sunday
Address: 24, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, 60000 Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Tel: +603 7725 6270

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