USD

Barlai Bar Kuala Lumpur

Cool Hidden Bar in Bukit Bintang

Notification: Barlai Bar Kuala Lumpur is permanently closed.

The term ‘speakeasy bar’ in Kuala Lumpur basically refers to a drinking establishment that’s hidden or difficult to find, and these kind of secret (but not really secret) bars have been gaining massive popularity throughout the Malaysian capital. One of the most talked-about venues to fall into this speakeasy category is Barlai Bar in Bukit Bintang, a unique and undeniably cool place to come for food, drinks and live music along with the rest of KL’s cool kids.
 
The rustic-themed bar is located in a rather secluded part of Bukit Bintang, occupying a dilapidated two-storey heritage building, complete with vintage glass windows, hanging filament bulbs, and rusty road signs adorning its exposed brick walls.

Read More

The indoor section is furnished with plenty wooden picnic tables and benches while the patio features black and white floor tiles, rattan couches with plush cushions, wooden picnic tables, with plenty of plants and trees providing shade.
The mezzanine floor, accessible via a narrow flight of stairs at the bar’s entrance, hosts a number of events such as exhibitions, live music, and readings. There’s also a pretty cool hidden room with plenty of beanbags for lounging about, with entrance via an imposing double-decker style climb.

While its food menu is rather limited, standouts on Barlai Bar’s exciting cocktail menu include the Milo Kaw (Milo cocoa powder, Irish whiskey, and hazelnut liquor) and also the Siam Mojito (rum, calamansi, kaffir lime leaves, and mint) cocktails. Our favourite is the Calamansi Margarita, which is a delightfully refreshing concoction with a sugar rim to balance out the fruit’s sourness.

Barlai Bar Kuala Lumpur also has a fine selection of imported wines served by the glass such as Luis Felipe Edwards Merlot and Luis Felipe Edwards Sauvignon Blanc from RM16 onwards.

During quiet weekends, freshly brewed coffee and tea is also served for the city’s early risers. Highly recommended is the Sip French Press coffee (RM6), a great pick-me-up that’s best enjoyed at the verdant al fresco section. Situated just behind VCR Cafe, Barlai Bar is accessible within a ten-minute walk from the Hang Tuah monorail train station.

Barlai Bar Kuala Lumpur

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 16:00 - 00:00, Friday 16:00 – 02:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 00:00
  • Address: 3, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: +603 2141 7850
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • First Time in Bukit Bintang

    If this is your first time in Bukit Bintang, deciding on what to do and see can be a daunting task. As Kuala Lumpur's Read More»

  • Chinatown Nightlife

    Chinatown Nightlife A-Z

    The nightlife in Chinatown KL is tame in comparison to the rest of the city, with most people focused on its thriving, Read More»

  • Where to Stay in KLCC

    Where to Stay in KLCC

    Known as the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) it’s easy to assume that this quarter of KL is the heart of Malaysia’s Read More»

  • Pinchos Tapas Bar

    Pinchos Tapas Bar

    Pinchos Tapas Bar is a Spanish-style bar and restaurant with a spicy-chic vibe. Serving tapas and pinchos, it is a great Read More»

  • Canopy Lounge Kuala Lumpur

    Canopy Lounge Kuala Lumpur is a stylish rooftop nightlife venue in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, where you can enjoy a wide. Read More»

  • 10 Hotels Travellers Love Most in Kuala Lumpur

    10 Hotels Travellers Love Most in KL

    This list of hotels travellers love most in Kuala Lumpur caters to travellers of any budget level and preference, Read More»

You May Also Like :

10 Great Rooftop Bars

10 Great Rooftop Bars

We’ve listed 10 great KL rooftop bars where you can enjoy breathtaking sunset views and KL city skyline in style - Read More...

Top 10 Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Top 10 Hotels in KL

A major stop on the backpacker trail, KL has plenty of budget hotels but the city also teems with luxury accommodation Read More...

10 Great Nightlife Spot

10 Great Nightlife Spot

From jazz bars and Mediterranean-inspired lounges to techno super clubs, we have chosen KL's 10 best nightlife spots so Read More...

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com
Loading...