Get us in your inbox

Search
Coley Cocktail bar
Photo: John Lim

Bars in Bangsar

Here's where to go if you're looking for a drink in the area

Written by
Time Out KL editors
Advertising

You're never short on choices when in Bangsar – from cafés or mamaks to eat at and shops for a little shopping to the bars or restaurants to go for a drink to end (or start) your night. We know. To help a little with your decsion making, here's where you can go if you want a drink, and what you can expect.

The Lido
  • Bars and pubs
  • Bangsar

This tri-level rooftop bar offers 360-degree views of the surrounding neighbourhood. Craft cocktails are the order of the day, made with premium spirits and house-made cordials. There’s also a fine selection of wines and liquor.

Bait
  • Restaurants
  • Bangsar
  • price 3 of 4

Bait’s no-nonsense menu of drinks with beer, wine, whisky, tequila, gin and more go great with their food offerings. DJs take the decks on Friday and Saturday nights, and look out for the monthly bottle promos that range from whisky to wine.

Advertising
La Bodega Bangsar Shopping Centre
  • Restaurants
  • Spanish
  • Bangsar
  • price 3 of 4

As one of the first Spanish tapas and wine bars in KL, La Bodega has served many a bottle of wine to go with their range of traditional and contemporary tapas. Presently, alcoholic drinks are only available after 11am here, and include Spanish G&Ts, classic cocktails, margaritas and, of course, an extensive selection of both old and new world wines.

WIP
  • Restaurants
  • Bangsar
  • price 3 of 4

WIP’s alfresco garden is a great place to hang out and unwind after a long day with a drink in hand. The menu offers one of the most extensive selections of mojitos, and there are also craft cocktails, premium liquor labels, wines and beers.

Advertising
AD Bar
  • Bars and pubs
  • Bangsar
  • price 2 of 4

With interesting settings and décor that make AD Bar look like something out of a medieval town, a night here is bound to be a fun one. There’s an extensive cocktail menu with fantastical names such as Spicy Witch, Dragon’s Breath and Fairy Tears, and ingredients include charred beef jerky in robust cocktails. Ask the bartender if you want a personalised drink.

  • Nightlife
  • Bangsar

BarAtas serves drinks with some of the best prices in town. Check out the eclectic décor, and explore their cocktail menu with local ingredients. With a rotation of DJs on decks playing R&B and hip hop tunes, it’s easy to dance the night away here.

Advertising
Coley
  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • Bangsar

If you don’t already know Coley, here’s a quick intro – cosy neighbourhood bar; award-winning bar (it was among Asia’s Best Bars in 2018); founded by renowned Malaysian bartender CK Kho; take on contemporary twists on traditional classics; delicious, complex and well-balanced cocktails that keep the crowds coming back. Order from the Koktel menu for drinks with familiar local ingredients like assam boi or air mata kuching.

Knowhere
  • Restaurants
  • Bangsar

Be transported into another universe as you step into Knowhere Bangsar with the ceiling webbed with fairy lights and mystical-themed walls hand-painted by local artists. Customers can pick from an extensive menu of spirits, whiskey, imported wines to enjoyable cocktails infused with local flavours such as jackfruit, lychee and pandan.

Advertising
La Cave
  • Bars and pubs
  • Bangsar

Meaning “The Cellar” in French, the interior is reminiscent of one, with shelves of wines on display for you to choose from. They carry an extensive range of French wines, with more than 250 labels available. Also do not miss out on their refreshing cocktails, created by their in-house mixologist.

Folio Bangsar

Folio Bangsar

This cosy space at the corner of APW pays homage to the former printing factory with drinks named after print terms like Magazine, Impression and Intaglio. Folio’s casual surrounds are a great space to spend time with friends, complete with rattan chairs and green plants scattered around. Drinks come by way of mocktails, cocktails and low-alcohol options.

Advertising
Mantra
  • Bars and pubs
  • Bangsar

Here’s a perfect sundown spot overlooking the city skyline, Mantra Bar KL. A rooftop bar featuring a modern-tropical lounge and an alfresco dining deck with couches, day beds and private cabanas. Mantra offers both classic cocktails and innovative creation fusing local flavours, herbs and spices with their infused spirits, syrups and foams.

  • Bars and pubs
  • Gastropubs
  • Bangsar

Decked out in warm, earthy tones and pretty murals, Mercat transports guests into the heart of Barcelona with its welcoming ambiance. They offer a huge array of Spanish gin & tonic, along with fun concoctions like the Cortado, Ambar Green, and The Journey.

Advertising
Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard

This classy bar with touches of gold throughout invites patrons to sit and order another drink while lounging in the cosy chairs. The view from the 41st floor is stunning, with the sunset hour offering the best view. Choose from the various categories in the menu, made to help you choose the perfect drink as per the occasion - think highballs, classic negronis and low-ABV cocktails.

Ronnie Q
  • Music
  • Bangsar

One of the oldest bars in the area, this sports bar screams vintage, and that is part of its charm. Drop by to watch sporting events ranging from the EPL, AFL, and rugby while nursing a cold beer from the tap. Or if you prefer, order a cocktail from the friendly bartenders.

Advertising
Shelley Yu's
  • Restaurants
  • Peranakan
  • Bangsar

Serving traditional Nyonya dishes and carefully crafted cocktails, Shelley Yu’s is versatile enough to cater to any occasion. The bold, eclectic decor makes for a fun environment, with booths, tables and bar seats for you to choose from. Drop by in the day for a wholesome Peranakan lunch or come at night to sip on delicious artisanal cocktails.

  • Bars and pubs
  • Wineries
  • Bangsar

The modern interior with black furniture and wooden panels at SIX feels like a spacious living with a bar in the middle. It is a laidback lounge and bar where you can dance to the latest hip hop and R&B beats on repeat. Try their signature ‘Six Wrong Do Make it Right’ cocktail made with grapefruit bitters, gula Melaka, dark rum, lime juice and green apple foam.

Advertising
The Social Bangsar
  • Restaurants
  • Bangsar
  • price 3 of 4

Located on the buzzing street of Telawi, The Social Bangsar is a great spot where the corporate crowd lets their hair down and the young urbanites hang out. From premium whiskies and spirits to sweet cocktails and mojitos, they offer an impressive selection of drinks; something for every preference.

Three X Co
  • Bars and pubs
  • Bangsar

Hidden behind a barbershop in Bangsar Shopping Centre, this cosy speakeasy has gorgeous emerald and gold accents on the inside. Drinks here have Asian and Oriental influences, with some containing ingredients like Pei Pa Koa and chrysanthemum-infused gin.

Advertising
Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom Bangsar is a bold combination of sports bar plus gig space plus pub rolled into one comprehensive concept in the heart of Bangsar. There are rock band performances, European and North Indian food, and a slew of cocktail and liquor promotions. Every Monday, head over for Quiz Nights.

  • Bars and pubs
  • Bangsar

With international DJs often featured on Jiro KL’s decks, partygoers can look forward to fun nights dancing to deep house and underground electronic tracks. The bar is stocked with plenty of beer, wine and liquor, or you can go for one of Jiro’s signature cocktails.

Recommended
    You may also like
      Advertising