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Nightlife in Kuala Lumpur

After-dark KL offers an array of exciting nightlife, from sophisticated lounge bars and cocktail joints to raucous karaoke hangouts. Lively neon-lit Bangsar is home to a dazzling succession of expat entertainment venues, including the world-class Guinness and Gaelic vibe at Finnegan's. Clubs like Zouk attract an ultra-chic crowd.

Finnegan's, Kuala Lumpur. Courtesy of Finnegan's
1

Uncle Chilli's

Party pub, cigar lounge

A lively expat crowd frequent Uncle Chilli's in the Hilton Petaling Jaya hotel. Located in the Petaling Jaya district, there's a party atmosphere and live bands to keep the regulars entertained. An adjoining cigar lounge attracts a more relaxed crowd.



Address

2, Jalan Barat, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur 46200

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 7955 9122

Transport

Taxi from Kuala Lumpur Station (around a 20-minute drive)

Website

Hilton Petaling Jaya hotel Website

2

Liquid

Stylish and secluded

Downtown Central Market's stylish Liquid draws discerning clubbers to its plush, intimate lounge bars and open-air terrace. Internationally renowned DJs like Paul Oakenfold and Chris Coco play tunes on special beach party club nights.



Address

Lot 2.04, Mezzanine, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050

Telephone

+60 3 2078 5909

Transport

Taxi to Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi

Website

Liquid Website

Finnegan's Irish Pub, Kuala Lumpur. Courtesy of Finnegan's
3

Finnegan's

Malaysia's first Irish pub

Malaysia's first Irish pub, Finnegan's was shipped over in pieces from Ireland and assembled here to the delight of those looking for a pint of Guinness. Join in pub quizzes, pool tournaments or just sing along to the live music.



Address

70, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur 50480

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2300 0538

Transport

Bangsar station & bus to Jalan Telawi

Website

Finnegan's Website

Backyard Pub, Kuala Lumpur. Courtesy of Backyard Pub
4

Backyard Pub

Aussie-style bar

The Malaysian owner of Backyard Pub, a lively watering hole once frequented pubs in England. Today, his Aussie-style bar is every inch the neighbourhood local, complete with darts, TV, pool and fruit machines. Look out for live acts nightly.



Address

26/28, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8, Kuala Lumpur 50480

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 6201 0318

Transport

Taxi

Website

Backyard Pub Website

5

Euphoria by Ministry of Sound

International dance sounds

Hosted by London's Ministry of Sound, Euphoria brings the finest dance music to Bandar Sunway, close to Kuala Lumpur's city centre. Especially popular among tourists and local twenty-somethings, this superclub complex has regular weekly theme nights and international guest DJs.



Address

Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel & Spa, Petaling Jaya, Bandar Sunway, 46150

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 7495 1786

Zouk, Kuala Lumpur. Courtesy of Li Peng Cheok
6

Zouk

Upmarket clubbing

Choose a room to suit your mood at multi-level super club Zouk, with flashy plasma screens and banks of LEDs in the main room, and plush fabrics in the grown-up Velvet Underground. Resident DJs play retro, house and techno.



Address

113, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 50450

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2171 1997

Transport

KL Monorail to Bukit Nanas or taxi to Jalan Ampang

Website

Zouk Website

7

Aloha

Tropical playground

The Aloha super-club in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle covers three floors with its Hawaiian-themed bars and lounges. Different rooms offer everything from Eighties rock to R&B, and you can admire the illuminated Petronas Towers from the garden.



Address

Lot 924, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur 50450

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2711 7266

Transport

Bukit Nanos or Raja Chulan monorail stations

Website

Aloha Website

8

The Beach Club Café

Unpretentious fun

The Beach Club Café is loud, raunchy and great fun. Locals and expats dance to everything from R&B DJs to live rock & roll. Look out for the two-foot shark in his tank behind the bar. Apparently he loves the music.



Address

97, Jalam P Radlee, Kuala Lumpur 50250

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2166 9919

Transport

KL Monorail to Madan Tuanku or taxi to Jalan Radlee

9

Club de Vegas

Karaoke classic

The very best in modern karaoke technology is at plush Club de Vegas in Imbi. There's a fantastic drinks menu offering brandy, bourbon, beer and fine wines to a noisy crowd of local karaoke fanatics.



Address

3, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur 55100

Telephone

+60 (0) 3 2141 3888

Transport

Taxi

Website

Club de Vegas Website

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