Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Punch Lounge and Bar, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, booze, liquor, cocktails
Punch Lounge and Bar
Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, booze, liquor, cocktails
Greatest Cosmopolitan and Fire Me Up
Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, booze, liquor, cocktails
Lychee Martini
Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, booze, liquor, cocktails
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Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, booze, liquor, cocktails
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Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, booze, liquor, cocktails
Lychee Martini and Chi Chi Cocktails
Modish, intimate and fun – the funky ambience of Punch Bar and Lounge unleashes flashbacks of the 70’s with its multi-coloured chairs in curious shapes, low lighting, mirrored tables and stylized lamps, just only with a cooler more contemporary flare. Modern chill out music with a steady techno beat strokes the air relaxing the environment while maintaining an energetic undertone.

Snacks and high tea are served at Punch Bar and Lounge, but we came, unashamedly, for the booze. Hearing of mixologist Seky’s creative concoctions we were eager to try out some of his inventions, but also keen to test out his preparation of the classics. 

Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, booze, liquor, cocktails
Giraffe Chairs
A classic for the region, the Lychee Martini, was as good as any we have tried in the country. Gin, a dash of grenadine and lychee juice is shaken and poured into a glass just as funky as the chairs we were sitting on. With its wonderfully fruity fragrance this cocktail is a perfect match for the tropics.

The Chi Chi is similar to a Piña Colada but with a base of vodka instead of rum. Pineapple juice, vodka, almond and coconut syrups are topped with frothed milk. The dairy carries the coconut and almond flavours while too allowing the sourness of the pineapple to come through. Dare I say it was one of my favourite refreshments (possibly even better than a Piña Colada) with my Latino hubby sitting nearby?

Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, booze, liquor, cocktails
Greatest Cosmopolitan
The Greatest Cosmopolitan was indeed pretty great! Vodka, cranberry, a squeeze of lemon and triple sec would make any Sex and the City gal proud. Just as strong, as it is sweet, these sexy numbers will creep up on you quickly so be warned.

Fire Me Up is the quirky signature drink dreamed up by Seky, the hotel’s Mixologist/ Sommelier/ Restaurant and Bar Manager. Chocolate syrup laces a glass bearing a whole chili marinated with sugar syrup drowning in a pond of Amaretto, white rum and chili syrup. On the side find a shot glass of lemon and gin topped up with soda, appropriately named The Fire Extinguisher, as a chaser to cool down after the spicy chili mix.

Cocktails range from RM25 – RM32++ but unfortunately are not included in their Happy Hour specials. Happy Hours from 6 – 8pm daily though do offer one-for-one on beer, house pours and wine. Five white and five red house wines are available at RM28 or RM29 per glass and bottles start at RM120 which are also included in the special drink prices. Around 70 labels of wine include varieties from France, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. The menu provides a good balance of price ranges, grapes and old and new world wines.

Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, booze, liquor, cocktails
Glass Ceiling
Punch Bar and Lounge is open daily from morning to evening and also serves coffee and afternoon tea. Comfortable, cozy and modern, it is an uncomplicated place to chill at anytime of day.

Reason to visit: Chi Chi, Lychee Martini, Greatest Cosmopolitan, funky modern ambience

Punch Bar and Lounge
2nd Floor
Best Western Premier
8 Jalan Tun Sambanthan
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
+6 03 2272 8888

9 comments:

  1. Hmmm...this one's not for me - can't drink anymore and club music causes pain to my eardrums. Sighhhhh...growing old! :(

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  2. punch lounge is such a cute name.. and i could do with a martini later today i think! :D

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    1. Oh good choice - the martinis are awesome.

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  3. Definitely a nice place ! Punch Lounge, here I come after work !

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  4. I love cocktails, best cocktails are made from fresh ingredients =D

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  5. Very nice place,, especially the structure of the interior. It gives a awesome look to the restaurant.

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  6. The cocktails look amazing. We'll be there this Sunday:D Gonna check them all out!

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  7. That's a cool place. Would certainly enjoy it there.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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