Bars

Hybrid KL

Hybrid KL – Concealed Lounge off Changkat

Hybrid KL Words: Sathya SelvarajahPhotos: Rich Callahan With most lounges turning into mini clubs past 10 pm, a quiet place resides in Changkat Bukit Bintang that does the opposite. Hybrid KL is a clandestine lounge for the discreet. It’s for the folk who avoid at…

Hidden Cocktail Bar Kuala Lumpur

The Rebel Penguin of Funky Town, KL

The Rebel Penguin of Funky Town Words: Han Sen Hau Photos: Rich Callahan How did the 80s become such a fascinating decade lately? With mullets making a comeback and Stranger Things dominating Netflix, it seems we cannot help but fall in love with an era that worship…

Haba Restaurant & Bar Bangsar

Haba Restaurant & Bar, Bangsar   

Haba Restaurant & Bar Words: Rebecca Cannon Photos: Rich Callahan ‘A place for drinkers by drinkers,’ I was told as I walked into Haba Restaurant & Bar and met the team behind it. Paul Dass and Deepak Gill must know what they are doing because H…

Panggung KL

Panggung KL, Restaurant & Bar, Chinatown 

Panggung KL Words: Sathya Selvarajah Photos: Monica Tindall In an era where the trend is for dark, mysterious and hidden, Panggung KL is a breath of fresh air. Set on a prominent corner in Chinatown near the popular muraled laneway, Panggung KL is hard to miss. It lo…

Puteh Beach Bar Kuantan

Puteh Beach Bar Kuantan

Puteh Beach Bar Kuantan Monica Tindall Puteh Beach Bar in Kuantan was born from the desire of three friends who dreamed of a relaxed party place similar to spots they’d spent many fond times in Bali. Originally, founders Alex, Olanda and Victoria put the establish…

Gekko Dining

Gekko Dining, Damansara Heights

Gekko Dining Words: Matt BrownPhotos: Monica Tindall The beautiful and intimate space that is Gekko Dining will allow you to really relax, slowing everything down so that you can savour the impeccable tastes and surroundings. As soon as you enter this upstairs l…

Kapitan Haus KL

Kapitan Haus, Cocktail Bar, Chinatown KL

Kapitan Haus Words: Matt BrownPhotos: Rich Callahan Three cheers for the reinvigoration of Chinatown, where after a few quiet years during covid, businesses are emerging and staking their claim to a piece of KL’s returning nightlife. There are bars that are hid…

Her House Bar Chinatown KL Entrance

Her House Bar Chinatown KL

Her House Bar Chinatown KL Words: Matt Brown Photos Rich Callahan Located upstairs in a space once used as an antique store and mahjong café is a solid metal door that doesn’t seem to be used for anything. Push it open and step into a psychedelic, neon-filled p…

Sip Society Speakeasy, Aman Suria, PJ

Sip Society Speakeasy Bar, Aman Suria, PJ

Sip Society – Take Life One Sip at a Time Words: Monica Tindall Photos: Rich Callahan Nestled in the heart of Aman Suria Tropicana in PJ, Sip Society presents a hidden bar focusing on value-for-money craft cocktails, whisky and wine.  The interior has a conte…