8 Best Nightlife Destinations In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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When night approaches, the city centre of Kuala Lumpur (KL) does not sleep. Instead, it becomes even livelier than it is during daytime. The nightlife scene is getting more and more vibrant, and people are traveling to KL just for parties.

Be it a casual pub, swanky 5-star hotel rooftop bar or happening nightclub establishment, there is surely fun for everyone.

From Havana Bar & Grill to KL Zouk Club Malaysia, here is our guide to 8 Best Nightlife Destinations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Do share with us your favourite nightlife haunts too!

Bar LaiSource: Asia Bars


Tucked away in a restored historic building is specialty cocktail bar BarLai, one of The BIG Group’s successful ventures. The retro watering hole features an impressive selection of handcrafted alcoholic concoctions and some notable creations include the whisky based Milo Kaw and panda-infused Piña Colada.

3, Jalan Sin Chew Kee, Bukit Bintang
50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2141 7850
Mon to Fri: 5pm – 3am
Sat and Sun: 3pm – 3am

havana bar grillSource: vmo.rocks


Havana Bar & Grill has been revamped with a bang and judging from its crowd, this nightlife destination is indeed the go-to place for a great night out. Party till the wee hours or have a chill night out with the perfect gentleman combination of whiskey and cigars.

Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2142 7170
Daily: 3pm – 3am

M8Source: TimeOut


Located right beside Marble 8 Steakhouse is an ultra sleek bar, M8. The elegant drinking spot boasts a gorgeous indoor lounge and an outdoor garden with stunning views of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline. Start your night with M8′s signature cocktails, namely Jungle Bird (RM$45++) and Negroni (RM$28++).

163 Jalan Binjai, Persiaran KLCC
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2386 6030
Sun to Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri and Sat: 5pm – 2am

nagabaSource: TimeOut


There’s always something going on at multi-space Nagaba. Trance lovers should drop by Nagaba’s club floor on a Friday and bob their heads to their EDM house music, while those who are after a chill-out session could head upstairs and check out their Mojito Rooftop Bar.

31, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2141 0858
Closed on Mondays
Tue: 4pm – 1am
Wed and Thu: 4pm – 2am
Fri and Sat: 4pm – 3am
Sun: 5pm – 2am

no black tieSource: TimeOut


No Black Tie is KL’s leading jazz bar and where some of the region’s most established musicians have performed. The unpretentious bar has been around for over 14 years now and is considered an institution in the city. It is very laid-back and casual, and local and visiting jazz performers play to a sophisticated, respectful crowd.

Jalan Nagasari & Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2142 3737
Mon to Sat: 5pm – 1am
Closed on Sundays

skybarSource: Traders Hotels


The award-winning SkyBar — one of the city’s most popular rooftop bars — is located high up on the 33rd level of Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. It features a variety of cocktails, nightly DJs and amazing views of the Petronas Twin Towers from its cabana booths.

Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2142 3737
Mon to Sat: 5pm – 1am
Closed on Sundays

view rooftop bar


View Rooftop Bar is a nightclub with three distinct sections on the 29th floor of G Tower Hotel KL. It is a popular after-work bar, and its outdoor deck is where you can see the famous Petronas Twin Towers, Ampang Hills and the Titiwangsa mountain range.

Gtower, 199, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2168 1881
Sun to Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri and Sat: 5pm – 3am

zouk klSource: Hype


Ask any Malaysian where the best nightclub in Malaysia is and they will all refer you to Zouk KL. The party hub is also unsurprisingly the most expensive club in Malaysia where its construction costed a whopping RM38 million.

436, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2110 3888
Sun to Tue: 5pm – 3am
Wed and Thu: 5pm – 4am
Fri and Sat: 5pm – 5am