A Guide to Kuala Lumpur's Nightlife
Let’s be real - most of us are night owls who’d rather stay up chilling or shopping until daylight instead of crawling out of bed at 6AM. That’s especially true if you find yourself in Kuala Lumpur. When the sun goes down, that’s when all the action happens. From indulging in a colourful cocktail to dancing the night away, here’s some of KL’s hottest spots that come alive when it gets dark outside.
Escape to a Speakeasy
Channel your inner child and play hide and seek with KL’s top hidden bars. Indulge in some grown-up pleasure with a very Instagrammable cocktail at bars like The Attic Bar, PS150 and the award-winning Omakase + Appreciate. After all, isn’t there always something fun about discovering the unknown?
Party Hard at KL’s Hottest Clubs
This goes out to all of you who love to work hard and play hard. Kuala Lumpur is the city for party animals who want nothing but to dance the night away. Think colourful, dark, and neon, with sick DJs providing the beats to your post-tequila dance moves. KL is not shy in its offerings of clubs, so take your pick from infamous night playgrounds like Zouk, Play @ The Roof, Six, FUZE, and Zion. Round up the crew, book a table, and prepare for the night of your lives!
Grab a Pint at The Brew House
Looking for an awesome night spot but not wanting to spend a lot? A well-known post-work hangout, The Brew House serves up affordable deals when you’re looking to chill with a beer in hand. From RM50+ for 3 pints of Carlsberg or a bucket of Stout, it’s the perfect place for a good night out without breaking the bank.
Get Lost at Petaling Street
From bargain buys to atmospheric hawker stalls, Petaling Street in Chinatown is one of the top places to visit when in Kuala Lumpur. The sights and smells of this street make for a fun, casual, and in-depth experience of the local life. It’s an area that stays awake as late as possible (sometimes until 4AM!), making it perfect for enjoying the local cuisine with friends at the restaurants and stalls that take up almost every corner.
Grab Cheap Eats at Tapak
Food trucks are popping up like mushrooms in Kuala Lumpur as the city’s food scene slowly blooms. The best place to sample some of the finest meals-on-wheels is Tapak Urban Street Dining at Hampshire Park near KLCC. It’s where food trucks all over KL congregate to create a community for late-night hangouts and delicious, affordable food. From quesadillas to curries to Vietnamese coffee, there’s something for everyone. Best of all – there are tables and chairs set up, so you don’t have to eat while standing!