Can’t decide where to go for post-work drinks? Check out these new cocktail bars in KL and PJ that opened in late 2021 or early 2022.

Despite the pandemic, several new bars and restaurants recently opened their doors. With the economy opening back up again, it’s time to head out for Happy Hour at these new cocktail bars in KL.

These cocktail bars go beyond serving the classic margarita. Bartenders here use their creativity and innovation to conjure up unique recipes using ingredients and recipes that you wouldn’t usually find in an alcoholic drink.

Tag your friends and keep these new cocktail bars in mind next time you’re looking for a place to have a fun night out in KL.

Here are 6 new cocktail and highball bars in KL to check out in 2022:

The Rex Bar

 
 
 
 
 
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Relaunched in December 2021, The REX Bar at the REX KL initially focused on craft beer. Upon teaming up with Angel Ng of PS 150, the bar was revamped to include more innovative cocktail selections and handcrafted highballs. Creative cocktails here include Jacky Joseph Junior a concoction of Jameson Black Barrel Whisky, Jackfruit Tea, Orlean Bitters, and Club Soda, and The Tales of Kopitiam Uncle with Sake, Salted Mandarin, and Sonic.

Address: 80 Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

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Reka:Bar

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Reka:Bar is tucked away in a quiet alcove in Bukit Damansara, with a futuristic ambiance that will delight Star Trek enthusiasts. Pushing the boundaries of innovation, every cocktail here has been developed with unique elements in mind. Half of the bar is even dedicated to a “chemistry lab”. This cocktail bar should definitely be on your list if you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory — or just creative cocktails!

Address: 67M Jalan Setia Bakti, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone number: 010 2878908

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AlcoHall by Wholly Spirits

 

 
 
 
 
 
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AlcoHall by Wholly Spirits is located at Qra Arcoris Mont Kiara. Although its main focus is being an alcohol retailer, AlcoHall is also a bar where cocktails made with Wholly Spirits’ exclusive brands can be offered for a fee.

Address: Qra Arcoris, Lot LG5-1 & LG5-3A, Lower Ground 5 Level, Arcoris, 10, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

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Her House Bar

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Chinatown’s newest bar is Her House, named after a “mysterious beauty who once resided here”. Here, you’ll be able to try unique cocktails in an aesthetic interior perfect for new shots for the ‘gram, created by master mixologist Lee Kah Yung. The neon corridor you’ll walk through before entering sets the tone for a mysteriously fun evening.

Address: 63B Jalan Sultan, Bangunan Ka Yin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone number: +60 12-319 0030

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Shhhbuuuleee

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Another new bar/restaurant worth checking on at REXKL, despite the crazy name, is Shhhbuuuleee. The minimalist East Asian restobar with alfresco dining evokes a relaxing atmosphere, making you forget you’re in Kuala Lumpur. Drinks here include sake, highballs, cocktails, and more. Pair your cocktails with small plates crafted by Chef Mui.

Address: 80 Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone number: 012 6120786

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BAC Bar

 
 
 
 
 
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This sophisticated cocktail and highball gastrobar in Damansara Heights offers patrons an extensive dining and drinks selection with carefully crafted concoctions. The space is open-concept and chic, perfect for grabbing a cocktail or two with your friends. The gourmet bar bites here are a must-try as well, as they’re not your usual bar food. Choose from selections such as Room for Shrooms and Habibti Crumble.

Address: 73­-1, Jln Setia Bakti, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone number: 010 2870731

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(Main image: M.S. Meeuwesen/ Unsplash; Featured image: Emily Andreeva/ Unsplash)

This story first appeared on PrestigeOnline Malaysia

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