Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Best Cocktails in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

It's no secret that The Yum List and friends like to have the occasional cocktail or two. Seasoned imbibers, we're not fond of premixed watered down versions so commonly found in the city. So, here (in no particular order) we've compiled for you some of our great finds in a series on:

The Best Cocktails in Kuala Lumpur

Click on the titles to find full reviews and details of each location.

The Pool, Ampang - Creative cocktails that are value for money and uniquely presented.

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Milo Ais, The Pool Ampang

 Circus, Pavilion - Molecular Cocktails in a hip atmosphere. 

* Note Circus is now closed.

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Molecular Cocktails

Twenty One Tables and Terrace, Bangsar Shopping Centre - House made specially infused shots and a dangerously good Espresso Martini that might just be a tempting replacement for someone's morning coffee.

Twentyone Tables + Terrace, Bangsar Shopping Centre
TwentyOne Tables + Terrace

The Bar, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur - Classic cocktails, a yarn spun by the barman and live music by the Solianos in a Colonial setting.

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Barman Johnnie mixing up a Classic Cocktail, The Bar, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

La Mexicana, Terrace at Hock Choon - Best Margaritas in the city and a long list of Mezcals and Tequilas.

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La Cucaracha and Margarita Cancun, La Mexicana, Terrace at Hock Choon

The Pisco Bar, Jalan Mesui - As the name suggests, awesome Pisco Sours.

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Pisco Sour, Pisco Bar, Jalan Mesui

The Bar at Harrods KLCC - Don't pass up the Grand Margarita or the powerful Christina. They serve mocktails and alcohol free wine and beer too that enable those who shouldn't indulge to join the fun.

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Grand Margarita at The Bar, Harrods KLCC

Tate at the Intermark - Charlie Chaplin videos play on screens and the dimly lit intimate ambience breathes a secret club feeling. Cocktails are fab too!

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Tate, Intermark

Qba, The Westin - for some real South American fun paired with cocktails and Latin tunes.

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Qba, the Westin

Ril's Bar Bangsar - Twists on the classics in the swinging ambience of a time gone by, but fondly remembered.

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Ril's Bar Bangsar

One Six Five, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur - The Negroni perfected in a newly renovated contemporary setting. Style, style, style.

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One Six Five, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Maison Francaise - everything French! A long list of Kir.

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Maison Francaise

Who do you think serves the best cocktails in the city?


  1. thats a hard question! ;)

    everyone has really unique cocktails... :D

  2. Now, when do you want to bring me to review?


  3. ooo, this could make for a really fun outing! hopping around various bars in kl for their best cocktails! :D

    1. I know - Yumlist has the best ideas right?

  4. No, thanks. Not even mocktails for me - just plain water will do...or really good coffee, black.

  5. oh i like the molecular cocktail!!

  6. This is a spectacular travel destination. Any address?

    1. Hi there, if you click on the link (the name in red) it will take you to the specific post where you will find the address and all details of each establishment. Enjoy!

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  8. Thanks for the great suggestions, all places look like they have delish cocktails!
    I'm particularly interested in the molecular cocktails at Circus Pavilion but can't seem to find their speciality drinks on the menu (like the Jelly Bramble). Do you know if they still serve this drink?

    1. Hi Webby Gail, I haven't visited since the last write up. I did hear a rumour though that they take some time to prepare so you should call in advance to request them. Warm regards, Monica