Bar Trigona Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

New Bars Kuala Lumpur 2018 – Top 16

As I look back over 2018 and give thanks for all of the wonderful gastronomic opportunities provided for me in Kuala Lumpur, I am darn impressed not only with the number of new restaurants opening their doors this past year but perhaps even more so by the growth of the bar scene. Cocktail bars have been popping up as if blooms in the spring and a look at their bartenders and seriousness of their product would suggest they are here to stay! Needless to say, there are quite a number of us Yum Listers who are greatly appreciative of their efforts and here we pay homage to the:

Best New Bars Kuala Lumpur 2018!

(Click on the title links of the best new bars Kuala Lumpur 2018 for full details on each, including menu, prices, more photos, location and reasons why we recommend you visit.)

Bar Trigona – Beautiful Bar in the Four Seasons Using Only Premium Spirits and a Theme of Wild Honey

Bar Trigona Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Bar Trigona Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Bar Shake – Hidden Japanese Bar in the City Centre

Bar Shake Platinum Park KL
Old Fashioned – Bar Shake

Joloko – Afro Caribbean Theme with a Huge Variety of Mezcal

Joloko KL Menu Price Review
Voodoo Old Fashioned – Joloko

Skewer Bar KL – Brazilian Themed Bar

Skewer Bar KL, Avenue K
Skewer Bar KL

Mrs Jones’ Parlour – A hidden gin bar in Section 17, PJ

Mrs Jones’ Parlour Drinks
Mrs Jones’ Parlour

WooBar – Contemporary Bar with Loads of Surprises

Woobar KL, W Kuala Lumpur cocktail bar
Alor Treasure Chest – WooBar

Ce La Vi – Japanese Twist on Cocktails and Food

rooftop bars KL
The Passionista – Ce La Vi

Pacific Standard Bar

Pacific Standard Bar, Alila Bangsar
Pisco Pachamama – Pacific Standard Bar

The Lido Bar – KL’s Newest Rooftop Bar

The Lido Rooftop Bar Bangsar
Winged Migration – El Lido Bar

Vertigo – Best Views in the City

Vertigo Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Marie Antoinette & Pandan Love – Vertigo

Knowhere – Attempts at Zero Waste

Knowhere Bangsar, cocktail bar
Nova – Knowhere

Kenshin – Hidden Bar in The Intermark

Kenshin Bar The Intermark
Jalisco’s Lavender – Kenshin

Nomi Tomo Sake Bar – KL’s First Dedicated Sake Bar

Nomi Tomo Sake Bar
Nomi Tomo Sake Bar

Cielo KL – Rooftop Bar and Seafood

Cielo KL, rooftop bar Changkat, seafood restaurant
Cielo KL

Coley (not a new bar but a new location)

Coley Cocktail Bar, Bangsar
Gin & Coconut – Coley

Los Flowerpecker – Vermouth Bar in Damansara Uptown

Los Flowerpecker
Los Flowerpecker

What have been your favourite New Bars Kuala Lumpur 2018?

Interested in both the old and the new? Check out our list of bars in Kuala Lumpur here.


  1. Sake bar is quite cool.
    Coffee is on

  2. Love those mugs and cups at Nomi Tomo.

  3. All the cocktails look very fascinating to me. I think I am going to order one when I have the opportunity.

  4. Fantastic photos in this post for sure. Love the play with lights.

  5. Trigona is definitely my top one!
    It’s dazzling.

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