Malaysian Cuisine - Pubs, Bars and Clubs3 Jun 2013
Pubs, Bars & Clubs
Of increasing popularity amongst both locals and, of course, expatriates in Malaysia, are pubs serving a range of lagers and beers in an almost traditional setting. Establishments such as Finnegan’s Irish pubs have fed, watered and entertained a mainly expatriate audience in KL for several years now and other similar watering holes, realising the appeal among affluent locals as well, have built on the success.
Serving fine Western food—think all day breakfast fry-ups, sausages and pies—alongside a comprehensive menu of alcoholic drinks, the atmosphere is good and the food, even better. From the buzzing and popular Changkat Bukit Bintang and Bangsar strips in KL to Kota Kinabalu’s Waterfront and Penang’s happening spots, good bars are not hard to find in Malaysia.
KL hosts the trendiest hangouts with rooftop bars, SkyBar and Luna Bar among the favourites whilst Penang’s high-end hotels attract the island’s elite to G Spot at the G Hotel and the sophisticated Farquhar’s Bar at the Eastern & Oriental.
But more affordable bars too can be found across Malaysia serving high quality drinks in often unique environments. It’s these outlets that keep residents and visitors partying, relaxing, people-watching and drinking year long. So whether it’s a latte and a view or a vodka and a dance you’re after, Malaysia’s bars and hangouts are sure to provide.
The clubbing scene in Malaysia is as pulsating and fresh as its eateries are varied. As new clubs emerge, pumping out original tunes and concepts, the country’s stalwarts continue to reinvent themselves, creating a constantly progressing scene.
Clubs that don’t keep up quickly disappear off the concerting clubber’s map. Favourite nights at the pioneering locations still feature on event calendars, however, and are ever popular among the party regulars.