Lulu’s, Desa ParkCity

Hankering for brunch with cocktails on weekends? Pair Lulu’s crispy sweet potato rosti, creamily layered with an avocado mash, cherry potatoes and a poached egg (RM24), with a cool, easy-drinking potion – perhaps the Malaysian-inflected Ondeh Cloud (RM28; gin with coconut, pandan, gula Melaka and lime) or the tropics-tinged Enter The Dragon (RM30; blanco tequila […]


Spetta, REXKL

It’s aperitivo hour all weekend long at REXKL, with a new pop-up by Spetta that serves Italian cocktails, cheeses and charcuterie every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from noon through midnight. With Aperol, Campari and oranges on the bar, it’s clear that the classics are all aboard, from Veneto’s Aperol Spritz to Lombardy’s Americano, from the […]


Er Lou Bar, Cheras

Fire up your night with Er Lou Bar’s torched-at-the-table cocktails. If the shoe fits, order the one nicknamed Sorry Boss, unapologetic with a double-dose of rum, white and dark, poured over with pineapple syrup, fresh coconut water, coconut cream and burnt egg white for a caramelised crown.  Meanwhile, Whiskey In The Jar evokes a flaming […]

City Centre

Scratch Cocktail Bar, Tun Perak Co-op

KL’s latest cocktail parlour is a Friday-to-Sunday pop-up concealed inside an events-and-exhibition space, housed in a heritage building that’s a two-minute walk from the Masjid Jamek LRT station. Bartender Lawson See relies largely on local ingredients sourced from his personal travels, often seeking out the work of small-scale producers – from Cameron Highlands mint to […]


KL Scenarium, The Enclave Bangsar

If you’ve ever encountered an 18-foot black truck named Britney that seemed to pour out endless sidecars, salty dogs and sangrias, you probably had a very good time at a wedding or some other celebration, courtesy of mobile cocktail bar-for-hire KL Scenarium. This year’s woes have forced KLS off the road, but it’s even more […]

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