|Punch Lounge and Bar|
|Greatest Cosmopolitan and Fire Me Up|
|Funky Colourful Lounges|
Punch Bar and Lounge, Best Western Premier, Dua Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
|Lychee Martini and Chi Chi Cocktails|
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.
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?
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.
Reason to visit: Chi Chi, Lychee Martini, Greatest Cosmopolitan, funky modern ambience
Punch Bar and Lounge
Best Western Premier
8 Jalan Tun Sambanthan
50470 Kuala Lumpur
+6 03 2272 8888