What to Do at Night in Bangsar
Nightlife in Bangsar plays hosts a growing number of trendy restobars, pubs, and cocktail lounges where fashion-forward locals mingle with international visitors in what is a particularly popular expat area. Situated within a 10-minute drive from the city centre, most of these nightlife hotspots are concentrated around Jalan Telawi in Bangsar Baru and are within walking distances from each other.
As you might expect, this area is always bustling with late night revellers every Friday until Sunday. About ten minutes away from Jalan Telawi is Bangsar South, a commercial hub that’s gaining popularity for hosting trendy eateries with impressive alcoholic offerings. Needless to say, Bangsar nightlife is the perfect alternative to the often overcrowded bars and pubs in Changkat Bukit Bintang.
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Brotzeit Bier Bar & Restaurant, situated within Bangsar Shopping Centre, is a trendy establishment that serves a satisfying range of authentic German fare and biers. Occupying a two-decked space, diners can opt to enjoy a pint whilst enjoying the evening breeze at the al-fresco seating area or wine and dine indoors if they prefer a more intimate vibe. Brotzeit Bier Bar & Restaurant serves juicy sausages and schnitzels, salads, hearty fladen pizzas, and the highly recommended oven-rusted crispy pork knuckle. Its Bavarian-oriented food menu is also well-complemented with a variety of biers from renowned breweries of Paulaner, Hacker Pschorr, Hopf, Auer Brau, and Thurns und Taxis. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 - 00:00
- Address: G130, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar
- Tel: +603 2284 0476
Eau De Vie Retail & Bar Kuala Lumpur is a stylish seafood eatery in Nexus Bangsar South that’s well-frequented for its wholesome Italian fare, fresh oysters and mussel platters, as well as sumptuous tapas, all at attractive nett prices. It also has an attached liquor store that stocks an extensive list of beers, whiskies, wines, sakes and bubbly champagnes that are imported from famous wineries around the world. Exuding a cosy and intimate ambience, Eau De Vie Restaurant’s chic interior features warm lighting, dark wooden elements and furnishings, black and white portraits, and an impressive open bar that displays quality imported liquors, while the al fresco dining section is spacious and breezy with plenty of communal table and benches available. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 01:00
- Address: G-03, Ground Floor, Nexus Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2242 3118
Gridiron Sports Cafe & Lounge is a true blue sports bar that’s well-equipped with snooker tables, dart boards, and numerous televisions airing the latest sports matches. Situated along Bangsar Baru’s bustling dining and nightlife hub, the bar exudes a classy ambience with an illuminated bar, monochrome tables paired with bar stools, as well as cosy lounges and sofas. Gridiron Sports Cafe & Lounge is also a popular location for UFC fight nights and FIFA soccer, which are aired on large projectors screens and its 30 flat-screen TVs. Drinks-wise, beer lovers can get a frosty mug of Tiger, Guinness, Heineken or Kilkenny for only RM4 every Friday at 16:00. For the ladies, refreshing and strong mojitos and Long Island teas are available as well. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 16:00 – 03:00, Saturday & Sunday 14:00 – 03:00
- Address: 11-15, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2201 4820
La Bodega Lounge
La Bodega Lounge, an award-winning bistro that largely resembles a Spanish hacienda, is no stranger in Bangsar’s nightlife scene. Since its inception in 1999, this nightlife spot has been drawing in a steady stream of regulars thanks its extensive tapas and wine menu, deliciously potent cocktails, and classy ambience. Inviting and intimate, its cosy interior is adorned with sofas and dark wood furniture, snooker tables, and bookshelves filled with reading material, while black and white photographs of jazz legends adorn the walls. A great place to unwind with unobtrusive lounge music playing in the background, La Bodega Lounge serves a satisfying selection of Spanish, South American, Australian and Californian wines, classic and coffee cocktails, shooters, and mocktails.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 16:00 – 02:00, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 10:00 – 02:00
- Address: 18-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2287 8318
If you want to wow the socks off your date then Mezze Bistro & Lounge comes highly recommended. Don’t get us wrong, plenty of mixing and mingling with friends and business networking goes on here but the restaurant’s intimate, relaxed atmosphere, makes it one of our favourite date night spots. Downstairs is the main dining hall (on Friday and Saturday we recommend you book ahead as tables get snapped up pretty fast) and the stairs up to level one lead to a lounge. Decked out like an Italian café with bare red brick walls, leather booths, Oriental-style rugs, fat naked light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and candlelit tables, the two-storey bistro has a distinctly local touch to it with some Malaysian artwork on its walls. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 17:00 – 01:00, Saturday 12:00 – 01:00
- Address: 132, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2095 0122
Nexo Restaurant & Bar
Nexo Restaurant & Bar, situated within the Nexus Bangsar South, is a trendy eatery with an extensive wine list and authentic Spanish fare. Decked out in a rustic chic interior of mini chandeliers, bare-bricked walls and leather cushioned seats, the indoor area’s classy and cosy vibe is great for intimate dinners while the brightly-hued al fresco area caters to casual meet-ups during breezy weekends. Nexo Restaurant & Bar offers a range of tapas and porcine dishes such as suckling pig confit (RM52) and Paella Velancia (RM63). A satisfying selection of alcoholic offerings are served here - sangria costs RM26 by the glass and RM90 by the jug while Spanish wines are priced at RM18 per glass and RM95 by the bottle.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:45 – 02:00
- Address: G-13, Ground Floor, Nexus Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2242 2226
Ril's Steakhouse & Bar
Ril’s Steakhouse & Bar is a chandeliered, baroque-style eatery that offers meaty steaks and unique cocktails. Occupying the top floor is Ril’s Bar, a sleek 1920s-styled speakeasy where guests can enjoy a laidback evening with cocktails in hand during weekdays. On weekends, the bar transforms into a lively venue with guests DJs spinning electro tunes until the wee hours of morning. On Wednesdays, ladies get to groove to Motown, Pop and Girlpower classics and enjoy two-for-one cocktails until midnight. We recommend The Shapiro Effect, a sweet and savoury concoction made with Hendricks, gin, sake, rock salt, syrup, celery bitters and sliced cucumber.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 02:00
- Address: 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2201 3846
Ronnie Q Bar, well-regarded by some as one of the city’s best-kept secrets, is a British-style pub that serves a selection of quality pub grub and imported lagers. Exuding a tavern-like vibe, Ronnie Q’s resembles a classic British pub with black-tiled floors, dim lighting, dark wood tables and chairs, and a large-screen television where you can catch the latest football matches. The bar serves typical English pub grub such as fish and chips, barbecue-flavoured pork ribs, and burgers while its drinks include Guinness, Kilkenny, Paulaner, Strongbow and Tiger on tap as well as house pours of Jack Daniels and other spirits. Read More...
- Address: 32, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2282 0722
Sino The Bar Upstairs
Sino The Bar Upstairs, situated along Bangsar’s Jalan Telawi 3(above Alexis bistro), is an exquisite lounge that features live jazz performances, amazing cocktails and a chilled-out ambience. With a roomy high-ceilinged space decked out in deep-hued furnishings, bookshelves, and a well-stocked bar, the atmosphere is friendly and intimate even though Sino’s eclectic clientele are usually dressed to the nines. Jazz, swing jazz and lounge tunes are played on most days, with live jazz performances from local bands and international guest artists every first Monday of the month. For drinks, cocktails and mocktails are priced at RM25 upwards while a selection of wines is available by the glass or bottle.
- Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 18:00 – 01:00, Friday & Saturday 18:00 – 02:00
- Address: 29, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2284 2880
SIX Cocktail Lounge, a quiet gem compared to Bangsar’s often overcrowded bars and pubs, serves an extensive array of whiskies, wines, beers, and creative cocktails in a spacious and laidback setting. Furnished with a mix of high stools, dark wooden furnishings, and plush leather couches, this trendy bar is a great place for after-work drinks and casual gatherings. SIX’s award-winning mixologist, Imran Hossain, concocts some deliciously unique creations for the more adventurous of drinkers – we highly recommend the 6 Wrongs ‘Do’ Make A Right (RM36), a delightfully tropical cocktail consisting of dark Caribbean rum, a splash of Aperol, homemade grapefruit bitter, gula Melaka, tangy lime juice, and topped with green apple foam. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 17:00 – 03:00, Sunday 16:00 – 01:00
- Address: 33A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2202 0029
S'Mores Bar & Restaurant
S’Mores Bar & Restaurant, a laidback establishment situated within The Sphere, Bangsar South, serves a tantalising array of western and fusion cuisine that’s accompanied by an impressive range of imported wines, liquor, cocktails, mocktails, and imported beers. Well-patronised for its (extremely) happy hour promos from 15:00 till 01:00, guests can get three pints of beer or cocktails for only RM50. Beers available here include draught and bottled Guiness, Heineken, and Tiger as well as German and Belgian offerings. S’Mores also serves Sangria and Long Island Tea by the jar while margarita, martini, S’Mores Pina Colada (pineapple and Bacardi) and Sexy Chocolate (chocolate, tequila and Cointreau) cocktails are available by glass.
- Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 11:45 - 01:00, Friday 11:45 - 02:00, Saturday 18:00 - 02:00, Sunday 18:00 - 01:00
- Address: G2, Ground Floor, The Sphere, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2240 0069
The Social is an independent, well-run establishment that attracts a corporate crowd and has developed a loyal following of nine-to-fivers. The flagship outlet in Bangsar was opened in 2001, but these days The Social has a second venue at The Square in Publika Mall, Sri Hartamas. Mention The Social to any Bangsar-ite and they will tell you it is the place to go for dining and drinks. With plenty to offer, things really get going at The Social after sunset. The restaurant’s selection of happy hour deals is hard to pass up on: from Tiger, Guinness and Kilkenny to Heineken, Strongbow and Paulaner, prices are pretty decent. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 00:00
- Address: 57–59, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru
- Tel: +603 2822 2260
The ultimate wine bar filled with hundreds of white, red and dessert wines from every continent, Vintages also doubles up as a restaurant and a wine retailer. Conferred the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for two consecutive years, Vintage needs no introduction to those who truly appreciates fine wines.
- Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday & Sunday 11:30 – Late
Saturday 15:00 – Late
- Address: 31 Jalan Telawi 3
- Tel: (603) 2287 3810
WIP (short for Whipped into Place) boasts a relaxing tropical resort atmosphere, a delicious mix of local, western and northern Indian cuisine, and extensive alcohol offerings in upmarket Bangsar Shopping Centre. A cheerful and sophisticated place to have a drink, WIP’s Clam Bar serves premium champagnes, wines, and spirits, but it is the creative cocktails list that impresses, offering over 21 different sangrias and mojitos. A wide array of Dominican Republic and Cuban cigars is also available here. Fun themed-beverage nights such as Get Sparkly with Bubbly on Sundays and Bullish with the Beer on Tuesdays make it especially worthwhile to come here.
- Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 18:00 – 01:00, Friday & Saturday 18:00 – 02:00
- Address: Lot G111, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar
- Tel: +603 2094 1789 or +604 2094 2789
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