Petaling Jaya Nightlife
What To Do At Night In Petaling Jaya
Nightlife in Petaling Jaya consists of some of the most unique and exciting nightspots in the capital state of Malaysia. A pleasant alternative for those who have grown weary of KL city centre’s often overcrowded and pricey nocturnal establishments, Petaling Jaya is home to laidback neighbourhood bars, live music venues, buzzing rooftop nightclubs, and posh gastro lounges that serve up a vast array of booze with talented DJs spinning a mix of electronic, house, R&B, hip-hop, and trance music until the wee hours of morning.
Accessible within a 20-minute taxi ride from the city centre, most of these nightlife hotspots are concentrated around PJ’s suburban locales such as Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bandar Utama. Petaling Jaya nightlife attracts a steady clientele of locals and expats, not forgetting the more adventurous of travellers due to its attractive happy hour promos, themed ladies nights and welcoming ambience, providing the perfect opportunity to widen one’s social circle.
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Bosko Restaurant & Bar
Accessible within a six-minute taxi ride from One Utama shopping centre, Bosko Restaurant & Bar, is a bright and breezy establishment that’s tucked away in the Centrepoint Bandar Utama complex. Featuring shelves of wine bottles, framed photos, wine pairing tips scribbled on a massive chalkboard wall, and cosy furnishings, guests can relax on high chairs by the balcony while enjoying a tranquil verdant view with a glass of Savignon Blanc in hand. Its food menu consists of homemade meatball with raspberry marmalade mayo and mushroom sauce and tortilla-based pizzas with mussels, prawns, and pineapple (RM15) while its extensive wine list is great value, priced from RM65 upwards per bottle.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 02:00
- Address: Jalan BU 1/11, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 1st floor, Centrepoint Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7733 2511
Blue Elephant is a stylish speakeasy bar in Kuala Lumpur that combines a fun and glitzy ambience with original cocktails and imported single malt whiskies. Situated within the Plaza Damansara commercial building, it is popular amongst locals and expats who’ve grown weary of overcrowded bars and congested traffic in the city centre.
The first clue to finding its entrance is a doorway advertising “SCSG Corporate Service with a blue light shining on the pavement. From there, you’ll see a trail of posters lining the walls of a red-carpeted staircase which leads up to Blue Elephant’s shelf entrance. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 17:00 – 03:00, Friday 15:00 – 03:00, Saturday & Sunday 17:00 – 03:00
- Address: 15M & 17M, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara
- Tel: +603 2011 7715
Brussels Beer Cafe
Brussels Beer Cafe is a spacious Belgian bistro in Petaling Jaya that offers more than 40 types of imported beer as well as contemporary European cuisine. Situated within Jaya One shopping mall, this establishment exudes a laidback atmosphere with friendly and prompt service as well as comfortable indoor and al fresco dining sections for guests to dine and enjoy a pint during breezy evenings. Brussels Beer Cafe’s non-halal food menu consists of meaty steaks, burgers, pastas and standard pub grub while beer lovers will take delight in the impressive array of draught and bottled beers available here, such as Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Carlsberg, Magners Irish Cider, and Kronenbourg 1664.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 01:00
- Address: L-20-G, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7954 2000
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: Monday – Friday 16:00 – 02:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 02:00
- Address: 24, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman,Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7725 6270
Dukes & Duchess
Dukes & Duchess is a lovely neighbourhood pub in Taman Tun Dr Ismail that serves up an extensive selection of European fare and alcoholic offerings. Exuding a Victorian-grunge vibe, this brassiere’s interior is made up of bare brickwork, deep-hued fabric drapes, auburn tables and cushioned chairs, polished wooden floors and flattering lighting. Drinks-wise, an extensive list of premium malt whiskeys, vodkas, tequilas, gins, rums, wines, champagnes, sangrias, cocktails and mocktails are available while the food here leans towards European and local fare. Situated approximately 20 minutes from KL Sentral, Dukes & Duchess’s friendly service and laidback ambience has attracted a steady following of Petaling Jaya’s expats, business executives, and trendy youths.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 02:00
- Address: 52, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +03 7733 5850
Foley's Irish Bar & Oasis Skybar, a spacious contemporary nightlife venue in Oasis Ara Damansara, is fitted with cosy seats, high tables and chairs, live bands, dartboards and billiard tables, as well as a diverse food and beverage menu - perfect for unwinding after a long day. This two-storey waterfront bar is divided into a fully air-conditioned indoor bar on the first floor, followed by a breezy rooftop bar on the second floor with a well-stocked bar and barbecue area. Serving draft beers such as Tiger, Guinness, Heineken and Kilkenny, creative cocktails, and mocktails, Foley's Irish Bar & Oasis Skybar is a good choice for those who want to mingle with locals and expats alike, play a few rounds of pool or darts, or watch live music performances. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 02:00
- Address: Oasis Square Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7734 0728
Hyde at 53M
A classy speakeasy in Petaling Jaya, Hyde at 53M is well-patronised by locals, expats, and travellers due to its posh interior, friendly service, and fine selection of champagnes, wines, whiskies, and cocktails. Featuring a stunning marble-topped bar, Hyde at 53M is also furnished with plush dark leather seats, low tables, exposed filament bulbs, and classic jazz music playing in the background. Meanwhile, the bar’s drinks menu boasts over 100 classic and innovative alcoholic offerings such as Boston Buillon (Maker's Mark Red Top bourbon whiskey, Marmite, agave and blueberry syrup), and Old-Fashioned (Bulleit Straight Bourbon, sugar, and angostura bitters). Accessible within a 20-minute taxi ride from KL Sentral, the establishment is situated above The Good Batch Cafe – a convenient spot for after-dinner drinks!
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday 17:00 - 02:00, Friday & Saturday 17:00 – 03:00
- Address: 53M, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7733 2303
Malone’s Irish Restaurant & Bar
Malone’s Irish Restaurant & Bar at Petaling Jaya is a non-halal gastropub that’s well-frequented for its hearty porcine dishes and attractive happy hour promos. Situated within the Jaya One shopping mall, this watering hole features high stools, plush sofas and deep wooden tables while daily specialities and drinks promos are scribbled on a massive chalkboard next to the bar. Food-wise, we highly recommend its Guinness beef stew (RM34.90), which comes with tantalising seared beef cubes and a side of Tuscan bread. Malones Irish Restaurant & Bar also offers a great selection of whiskies, brandies, bottled beers, liquors, and cocktails. Visitors craving for a pint of Guinness, Kilkenny, Strongbow, or Paulaner Wheat draft beer can enjoy daily happy hours from 14:00 until 21:00.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 01:00, Friday 11:00 – 02:00, Saturday 17:00 – 02:00, Sunday 17:00 – 01:00
- Address: M-4-G, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 2166 8430
Online Bar is well-regarded as one of PJ’s most popular neighbourhood pubs, serving perfect pints of Guinness to its loyal customers for more than 20 years. With a layout that has remained relatively unaltered since its inception, one can expect to find faded music band posters on the walls, linoleum floors, neon beer brand signs and a spacious area that houses a pool table and dartboards. Beer brews will be familiar, with the likes of Guiness, Tiger and Carlsberg represented, but the bar also offers a selection of spirits like gin and tonic, or whiskey and coke. While it is an English pub, Online Bar serves up surprisingly-tasty hokkien mee as well as local specialties such as pork vindaloo and wild boar curry.
- Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 17:00 – 01:00, Saturday 19:00 – 01:00
- Address: 32, SS20/10, Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7728 0532
Sid’s Pub, nestled within suburban Petaling Jaya is a fairly authentic reproduction of a true-blue British watering hole – expect live football matches on the telly, a variety of beers on tap and hearty pub grub. Situated within a 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre, Sid’s Pub is well-patronised by locals and travellers alike because of its warm service, good company, cheerful ambience, and pet-friendly policy. Catering to patrons who crave a pint of ice-cold beer, the pub offers Anchor, Guinness, Heineken, Kilkenny, Paulaner Munchen, Tiger and Strongbow Cider on tap, as well as gin, vodka, rum, tequila and whiskey which are available by the glass or bottle. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 01:00
- Address: 34, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7727 7437
Signature by The Hill
Signature by The Hill, a gastro lounge in Petaling Jaya, offers award-winning cocktails, premium liquors, and a selection of western, Asian and fusion delicacies in a stylish setting. While the interior exudes a rustic theme with plenty of wicker chairs with wooden tables, warm lighting, potted plants, exposed stone walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Bandar Utama city, its centrepiece is a massive LED tree-like structure that changes colours periodically. Signature by The Hill’s signature cocktails include Purple Rain (Belvedere vodka, cherry liquor, grapefruit juice, cucumber syrup, and lime) and Passionate Dream (apple juice, orange juice, Belvedere vodka, cucumber syrup, passion fruit puree, and vanilla).
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 02:00
- Address: Sky Lounge, 1 First Avenue Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +6016 229 1505
The Laundry Bar at The Curve Shopping Centre
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 15:00 – 01:00
- Address: Lot G75 & 76, Ground Floor, Western Courtyard, The Curve Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: (603) 7728 1715
The Pound Bar Taman Tun Dr Ismail
The Pound Bar is a kitsch watering hole that’s situated within Petaling Jaya’s suburban locale. Well-frequented by locals due to its dog-friendly policy and diverse range of live entertainment, this canine-themed bar is adorned with massive portraits of dogs, plenty of cosy seats and tables, pool table, and a well-stocked bar. Serving delicious porcine delicacies, definite must-tries include The Pound Pork Burger (RM25) and Dogs in Blankets & Quilts (RM20), which consists of juicy hotdogs wrapped in bacon and chive omelette. Drinks-wise, The Pound Bar serves Kilkenny, Strongbow, Guinness, Heineken, and Tiger on tap as well as quirky cocktail concoctions such as Dirty Doberman (gin, dry vermouth, and olive juice) and Mexican Chihuahua (tequila, triple sec, grenadine syrup, and orange juice).
- Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 – 01:00
- Address: 50A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
- Tel: +6018 390 2294
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, Petaling Jaya
+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 Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7710 5033
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: Monday – Thursday 16:00 – 01:00, Friday 16:00 – 01:00, Saturday 10:00 – 02:00, Sunday 10:00 – 01:00
- Address: 18, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7729 5678
Torii Whisky Bar Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Torii, a classy gastro bar that’s tucked away within affluent Taman Tun Dr Ismail, serves up delectable yakitori (grilled skewers), signature fusion dishes, as well as refreshingly well-crafted cocktails and Japanese whiskies. This swanky Japanese-inspired establishment features black and gold portraits of Japanese whiskies, Kabuto war helmets, well-spaced seating arrangements, and a separate room with leather sofas for those who prefer to enjoy their choice of whisky in privacy. Drinks-wise, Torii offers a selection of classic Scottish single malt whiskies and Japanese whiskies such as Nikka Tatsekuru and Diurach’s Own Isle of Jura. Highly recommended for cocktail lovers are Torii’s whisky-infused concoctions such as Yamazaki Umeshu (Yamazaki 12, soda, and honey umeshu) and Hibiki Vanilla (Hibiki 12, soda, vanilla essence, and orange bitters).
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:30 – 03:00
- Address: 18, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
- Tel: +603 7733 9309 or +6012 668 4399
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: Daily 18:00 – 02:00
- Address: 1st Floor, PJ Palms Sports Centre, 1 Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7957 3040