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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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61Monarchy Bar KL

61Monarchy Bar KL is a tropical-themed speakeasy located above Nara Kitchen & Co. Café, offering an extensive collection of premium whiskies and seasonal whisky-based cocktails. Hidden behind a wooden sliding door that's guarded by a statue of a dog, it’s fitted with vintage décor, rattan chairs with floral-patterned pillows, and cushioned seats by a window overlooking the Damansara Utama commercial district. You’ll find over 100 quality whiskies from Japan, Ireland, Australia, Taiwan, and Canada by the glass or bottle, but if you can’t decide on one, opt for The Flight (RM95 onwards) as you can sample four types of whiskies that are chosen based on your preference.

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 17:00 – 02:00
  • Address: 61M, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +6017 680 1357
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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
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Blue Elephant Kuala Lumpur

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.

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  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Sid’s Pub

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 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
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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
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The Great Beer Bar KL

The Great Beer Bar KL, as the name suggests, serves a variety of draught and craft beers from across the world. Located in the ever-bustling Damansara Utama, this casual nightlife venue isn’t fitted with any TV screens or loud music playing in the background. Instead, visitors are often seated on long communal tables to encourage friendly conversations. Drinks-wise, you’ll find hard-to-find bottled and canned beers such as Brewdog, Anderson Valley, Beavertown, and Stone Brewing Co. If you’re feeling peckish, The Great Beer Bar KL’s snacks menu changes regularly – expect Asian-inspired nibbles such as fried dumplings, chicken gizzard, and baked prawn skewers.

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 15:00 – 01:00, Friday & Saturday 15:00 – 02:00, Sunday 15:00 – 01:00
  • Address: 86G Jalan SS21/62, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +60 3-7731 5946
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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
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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
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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 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
  • 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
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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
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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
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Uncle Don’s Bistro KL

Uncle Don's Bistro KL is a local favourite in Petaling Jaya thanks to its affordable fare and extensive alcoholic offerings. Located within the SS2 neighbourhood, Carlsberg beer is served on tap, while Asahi, Corona, Stella Artios, and Royal Stout are available by the bottle. Uncle Don's Bistro KL also offers classic cocktails, like margarita, tequila sunrise, pina colada, and cosmopolitan, with prices ranging between RM15 and RM40. Open from 12 onwards, this bistro is frequently packed during the day as diners can enjoy Asian and western cuisine such as grilled pork chop, Portugese baked fish, burgers, pastas, and pizzas with various toppings.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 01:00
  • Address: 183, Jalan SS2/24, Petaling Jaya
  • Tel: +60 3-7865 8293
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