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September issue of Time Out KL: Best cocktail and hidden bars + Best milkshakes


There has never been a better time to drink cocktails in KL, and with that, we’re dedicating this issue to the discovery of the best bars and drinks in the city. The local bar scene is slowly entering adulthood; we’ve seen a proliferation of cocktail bars that change the way we look at drinking as a result.

Our cover feature lists the city’s best cocktail bars, from the fancy joints to the hidden speakeasies. These establishments are like cultural centres of sorts; they don’t just educate us on the art of appreciation, they also offer a fun experience for our palate. In this extensive feature, we also take a look at some of the latest trends in mixology, namely the use of egg white and Asian ingredients in cocktails, and dehydrated fruit as garnishes.


Milkshakes are getting freakier this year. You can now find bizarre additions like mini pretzels, brownies, popcorn, macarons and more in your milkshake. Ignore the calorie count for now and feast on our list of the best milkshakes in town; some are deliciously alcoholic.


With Mid-Autumn Festival just around the corner, we’ve put together a guide on how to pair your mooncakes with tea. You’ll also find a selection of the season’s new mooncake flavours and gift boxes.


In Shopping & Style, we reviewed six of the most popular drugstore lipsticks – they’re all under RM40. We’ve also found three top shops that specialise in men’s shoes.

You have a soft spot for nostalgia? Then you’ll love these old, never-before-seen photos of KL.

In Nightlife, besides the usual Party Planner where we highlight the best club nights of the month, we’re also featuring two new craft beer bars that you should know.

Get the September 2016 issue now, RM6.90 in bookstores and newsstands, or sign up for a subscription. Find out how you can get a free digital copy on the digital editions page.