Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Bangsar
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 (Photo: Daniel Chan)
Photo: Daniel Chan
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Photo: Daniel Chan
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Photo: Daniel Chan
 (Photo: Daniel Chan)
Photo: Daniel Chan
 (Photo: Daniel Chan)
Photo: Daniel Chan
 (Photo: Daniel Chan)
Photo: Daniel Chan

The next time you’re at DR.Inc, skip the coffee and head towards the back for a drink instead. Coley is a new contemporary concept bar in a little corner of the café, with a bar counter that can comfortably sit less than 20 people. You’ll see shelves stacked with over 300 bottles of liquor, along with a bar table and bar stools fitted with patterned cushions by Nala Designs. The wall behind the bar is decked with the bar’s logo, which is made up of three elements: an olive, orchid petals and a peacock feather.

Coley gets its name from celebrated female bartender Ada Coleman, best known for creating the classic cocktail Hanky Panky, which you’ll be able to order here. You might recognise the face behind the bar; Malaysian bartender CK Kho mans the spirits and with over 12 years of bartending experience, you know your drinks are in good hands. According to CK, the cocktails at Coley take a contemporary twist on traditional classics. For example, Coley’s Saffron Sour, inspired by the classic whisky sour, uses bourbon that’s infused with saffron and then mixed with lime, lemon, sugar, bitters, egg white and vanilla syrup – it’s sour yet very refreshing on a hot day.

Local ingredients are also used, as seen through mixes of London dry gin with fresh coconut water and blended whisky with home-brewed barley lemon water.

Apart from cocktails, Coley also offers tasting flights of the liquor they have and mocktails will be available soon. If you’re looking to enjoy a cocktail in a different way, there is the home-made cocktail ice cream, but with limited flavours.

At Coley, the tiniest details are paid attention to, from dehydrating fruit slices in-house (for garnishes, which makes them edible too) to even making their own ice.

By: Alison Khong


Venue name: Coley
Address: 8 Jalan Kemuja
Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tue-Sat, 5pm-1am; Sun, 12noon- 6pm

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