Crime Cocktail Bar is inspired by the speakeasies of the American prohibition era when alcohol was illegal. And being a speakeasy itself, Crime’s location along TREC’s Electric Boulevard isn’t easy to find. You actually have to head to Crave Oysters and Seafood first, and then the staff there will give you a code to key in at the hidden doors at the side of the restaurant in order to gain access to Crime.
The interior at Crime stays true to the prohibition era bars. With exposed brick and cement walls, leather couches, portraits of famous crime bosses on the walls, and swing music blasting from the speakers, the surrounds feel like something straight out of a 1920s mob movie set.
The bartenders (or ‘soul makers’ as they’re called here) at Crime are well trained in the art of mixing drinks. In the menu, you’ll find that each bartender has their own signature cocktails alongside Crime’s signatures. While the cocktails here can border on experimental, there are enough choices to suit any preference.
If you’re new to cocktails, try the Grand Bloom – gin, crème de cassis, rosella jam and fresh lemon juice. The taste of alcohol isn’t too strong in this one, so it’s easy and sweet. For something unique, the best-selling Silk Road is the go-to drink. The concoction of bacon fat-infused whisky with fresh lemon juice and balsamic vinegar definitely tastes better than it sounds.
|Venue name:||Crime Cocktail Bar||Contact:|
436 Jalan Tun Razak
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu, Sun, 6.30pm -1am; Fri-Sat, 6.30pm-5am|