Bangsar Nightlife

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 is the perfect alternative to the often overcrowded bars and pubs in Changkat Bukit Bintang.


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A trendy cocktail lounge in Bangsar, SIX serves an extensive array of whiskies, wines, beers, and creative cocktails all in some rather laidback settings. Read More...

 
Garibar Garibar

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Ronnie Q’s Ronnie Q’s Bar

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Brotzeit Bier Bar & Restaurant

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, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar
Tel: +603 2284 0476

Eau de Vie Retail & Bar

Eau De Vie Retail & Bar is a stylish seafood eatery with an attached liquor store that stocks an extensive list of whiskies, wines, sakes and bubbly champagnes. Situated within the Nexus Bangsar South commercial hub, diners can immediately enjoy their purchased wines with a corkage charge of RM25 per bottle (third bottle is free of charge). Eau De Vie Retail & Bar also offers daily happy hours promos from 12:00 till 21:00, with house pours at RM10nett per glass. Pair your choice of indulgent wines with the restaurant’s seafood offerings that range from chunky potato skins (RM19) stuffed with smoked salmon, onions, salmon roe and Mornay sauce to scallop spaghetti in prawn bisque (RM29) and sumptuous oyster platters.

Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 01:00
Address: G-03, Ground Floor, Nexus Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2242 3118

Gridiron

Though the monochromatic black and white colour palette used for its interior design lends an air of class to Gridiron, it remains a true blue sports bar, complete with snooker tables and dart boards. Some of its standout features include friendly service and a menu of hearty, comfort food which will make you want to linger long after the game is over.

A popular location for UFC fight nights and FIFA soccer, watch your favourite team compete on one of the bar’s large projectors screens or on one of its 33 flat screen TVs. Drinks-wise, the best time for beer is on Friday at 16:00 when a frosty mug will only set you back RM4; besides that, ladies are also well catered for with great-tasting long island iced teas and mojitos that make sports-watching sessions that bit classier.

Opening Hours: 16:00 – 03:00 Tuesday – Friday; 14:00 – 03:00 Saturday & Sunday
Address: No. 11-15, Jalan Telawi 2, 59100 Bangsar
Tel: +603 2201 4820

La Bodega Lounge

Largely resembling a Spanish hacienda, with its bright and colourful interior design, La Bodega Lounge is certainly no stranger in Bangsar’s nightlife scene – after all, it has been around since 1999 along Jalan Telawi 2. Well-liked for its extensive tapas menu and classy ambience, the award-winning bistro continues to draw in a steady stream of loyal regulars.

Inviting and intimate, the bar (set above the bistro’s dining room) has several seating sections – high tables and chairs surround the bar, with snooker tables tucked into the back. Around the music stage, there are comfortable sunken couches, perfect for playing board games that the bar supplies and sipping on a cocktail. There is a good selection of Spanish, South American, Australian and Californian wines, but we love the cocktail menu’s delicious, potent thirst quenchers.

Opening Hours: 16:00 – 02:00 Monday – Friday; 10:00 – 02:00 Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Address: 18-1, Jln Telawi Dua, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar
Tel: +603 2287 8318

Mezze Bistro & Lounge

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: 17:00 – 01:00 Monday – Friday; 12:00 – 01:00 Saturday (closed on Sunday)
Address: 132, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50490, Malaysia
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, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2201 3846

Ronnie Q’s

Ronnie Q’s, 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
Tel: (603) 2282 0722

Sino The Bar Upstairs

Largely deserving of its popular reputation, Sino The Bar Upstairs is a lounge that hits all the right notes when it comes to a nightlife spot. Located above its famous dining room, you are treated to tasteful decor and a roomy high-ceilinged space able to accommodate 100 people. Cocktails are a little pricey, starting at RM35, and its eclectic clientele are usually dressed to the nines, but the atmosphere is friendly and intimate.  

Expect to hear jazz, swing jazz and lounge tunes, plus there are live jazz performances from local bands, as well as international guest artists, every first Monday of the month. Another highlight for this lounge is the fact that there is no cover charge.

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 01:00 Sunday – Thursday; 18:00 – 02:00 Friday & Saturday
Address: No 29 Jln Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar
Tel: +603 2284 2880

SIX Cocktail Lounge

SIX Cocktail Lounge, situated in Kuala Lumpur’s Bangsar suburb, is a trendy bar that serves an extensive array of whiskies, wines, beers, and creative cocktails all in some rather laidback settings. A great place for after-work drinks and casual gatherings, SIX draws a steady stream of mostly expats and locals staying in Bangsar and Petaling Jaya. Perched above La Creperie de Caroline along Jalan Telawi 3, SIX Cocktail Lounge is a quiet gem compared to most of Bangsar’s plethora of often overcrowded bars and pubs.

Holding up to 100 people, the spacious and fully air-conditioned lounge is presents a mix of high stools, dark wooden furnishings, and plush leather couches. Fronting the open bar is Imran Hossain, SIX’s award-winning mixologist, who concocts some deliciously unique creations for the more adventurous of drinkers, as well as a range of signature and classic cocktails for those that like to play it safe. 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 Hill

Spread across three floors, The Hill is a trendy bar-cum-bistro in Damansara Heights, with an easy-going vibe, right from the menu to the simple decor of its three thematic dining and drinking areas. On the first floor is a Japanese Garden, with seats enclosing a chabudai-like square table and private beer tap; the second floor sees a beer garden, with concrete flooring and a wooden platform with a bar and kitchen. Finally at the apex of the building is an open-air loft-cum-lounge, perfect for a romantic sit-down dinner.

The bar’s extensive cocktail is an altogether different ballgame in comparison to other bars in Bangsar, so you will get to pick your poison from a varied, thoroughly inspired menu of delicious creations. Our favourite is the watermelon slush, a mix of Smirnoff vodka, midori, lychee liqueur and watermelon, presented in the hollowed-out shell of a watermelon. Read More...

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

The Social bar

The Social bar 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: 11:00 – 24:00 Tuesday – Sunday
Address: 57–59 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur (Bangsar); 31 & 32, Level G2, The Square, Publika, Solaris Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur (Publika)
Tel: +603 2822 2260 (Bangsar) or +603 6207 9225 (Publika)

Vintages

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

Located inside Bangsar Shopping Centre, WIP is certainly no stranger to change – after all, its name used to be an acronym for Work in Progress, with the bistro’s décor emulating that of a construction site with exposed ceiling pipe work, buffed concrete floors and construction tape. It later experienced an extensive renovation phase that resulted in an urban tropical setting, now christening itself Whipped into Place.

Whatever the theme, the food (a delicious mix of local, western and Northern Indian cuisine) has always been good, with so many locals considering it a staple on their list of places to dine out at. It is not a roaring dance club – rather, a cheerful and sophisticated place to have a drink. The bar offers premium and boutique labels, as well as champagnes, but it is the creative cocktails list that impresses, including over 21 different sangrias and mojitos. Themed-beverage nights make it especially worthwhile to come here – for example, Sundays is Get Sparkly with Bubbly and Tuesdays is Bullish with the Beer.

Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00; 18:00 – late
Address: Lot G111, Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof
Tel: +603 2094 1789 or +604 2094 2789

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