|The Bar, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur - The best place to settle for live entertainment and a good story.|
Classic Cocktails and a Tall Tale or Two at The Bar, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
“Reminiscent of the halcyon days of British Malaya, relax and enjoy vintage cocktails of the time.”
As a well-bred Australian I know that the best spot for a drink and a story is at the bar. True bartenders are not only experts in mixing up spirituous beverages, but skilled tale weavers too. Never quite knowing what percentage of a story is being spun, you can be assured as the night goes on and the drinking progresses that you’ll be believing each tale closer to fact than fabrication. This is what I look for in a good watering hole and this is what I found at The Bar at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Meet Johnnie Yap, the humble chief barman, concoctor of cocktails and teller of yarns. You’ll find no molecular contrivances or inventions with weird syrups and unidentifiable ingredients behind his bar – just real fruit and real liquor. The olden days are preserved in a list of Classic Cocktails, each accompanied with a story of origin, compiled in a charming menu printed in old ink and, with pictures capturing the magic of colonial times.
We tried the following cocktails and were not disappointed by one:
|Brandy Crusta - brandy,
Cointreau, lemon juice, sugar, Angostura bitters rimmed with sugar.|
|Jungle Bird - Campari,
rum, lime, sugar and pineapple juice.|
|East India Cocktail - cognac, maraschino liquor, Cointreau, raspberry syrup and Angostura bitters.|
|The Malayan Colada – Cocount cream, Angostura bitters,
single cream, salt, golden rum and pineapple chunks. A local twist on the
classic piña colada, The Barman presents his own take on this deep tropical
|Mai Tai - rum,
crème de almond, pineapple juice and triple sec.|
The dulcet harmonies of The Soliano’s vocalist accompanied by sexy taps on the ivory, strums of the double bass and a regular thrum on the drum kit maintain the classic ambience and add excitement to the air.
All cocktails are priced at RM48++. While the bartender is willing to make drinks to your requests, it’s highly encouraged that you try the classics to have full appreciation of The Bar.
Reason to visit: vintage cocktails and ambience from a bygone era, live music by The Solianos, a yarn spun by the barman Mr. Johnnie Yap.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
50000 Kuala Lumpur
+6 03 2785 8000