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The best clubs for dancing in KL

From retro to Top 40 to house, these are the best clubs for dancing

By Haifa Nabila

Looking for a fun night out dancing? Check out the best clubs to bust out those slick moves without shame. If you prefer to sing and dance in a private room (with only your friends as an audience), see our list of the best karaoke joints in town and be sure to sing along to our 50 best karaoke songs

1. Zouk

Nightlife KL City Centre

Zouk is no stranger to the clubbing scene, you can’t miss out on one of KL’s best nightlife experience. Spanning over 60,000 sq ft, Zouk has a multiroom concept (Zouk Mainroom, Velvet Underground, Phuture, Imperial, Balcony Deck and Apex Lounge) perfect for party-goers who want to switch dance tunes throughout the night as each room play different styles and music genres.

Jiro Kuala Lumpur
Photo: Paulius Staniunas

2. Jiro Kuala Lumpur

Bars and pubs Bangsar

Jiro KL attracts the coolest kids in town with its underground electronic, R&B, techno, trance, and EDM music; together with its enchanting lighting system to set the mood on the dancefloor. Two full-service bars, a fully-equipped DJ console and good drinks, you’re ready for a great night of dancing.


3. Kyo KL

Nightlife KL City Centre

Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, dance to the tune of upbeat house, techno, hip-hop, and R&B remixes all night at Kyo, Mandarin Oriental Hotel. This Japanese-themed club boasts a 6,000 sq ft space which can fit up to 770 clubgoers dancing to heart-racing, thumping music and party through the night.

Photo: BarAtas

4. BarAtas

Nightlife Bangsar

It’s a tight space with great music and delicious drinks so let your hair loose and dance moves shine. Featuring Hip Hop, RnB and commercial music, you and your friends can get down to classic early 2000s tunes and enjoy drinks at affordable price.

Magic Saturday Night
Photo: All Is Amazing

5. Pisco Bar

Bars and pubs Bukit Bintang

Just down the road from rowdy Changkat is calmer-but-cooler Jalan Mesui, and tucked away on Jalan Mesui is Pisco, a Peruvian-slash-Spanish bar that not only serves great ceviche and cocktails but also has a second floor where DJs spin on Fridays and Saturdays.

6. Havana

Bars and pubs Bukit Bintang

We’ve spent just as many nights sipping on cocktails at Havana’s alfresco courtyard as tearing up their dance floor upstairs. International DJs sometimes spin upbeat tracks for a predominantly young crowd but their slew of retro hits every Friday and Saturday night seeks to bring the nostalgic and the wallflowers out on to the floor. 


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