Lost in Hollywood - Pacific Standard Bar

Updated: 22 Jun 2018

In case you haven’t noticed, a new hotel has been erected in Brickfields. Alila Bangsar is accessible by train at the Bangsar LRT Station and walking distance from KL Sentral. On Level 41 of the hotel resides Pacific Standard, giving a grand view of Bangsar, Kerinchi and Petaling Jaya from the back of the bar.

The swanky bar is the first bar outlet by Platform Hospitality Group, which is known for Botanica + Co. and their deli and Bocosan Izakaya. Within the same property, the group will also be managing the soon-to-open, The Lido Rooftop Bar and The Pool Bar.

Pacific Standard, named after the time zone that covers the western side of Canada, USA and Mexico, depicts the bar scene of 1950’s California during the rise of Hollywood, where Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley together with off screen celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway and Jackson Pollack would hang out.

The brightly lit bar during the day turns classy in the evening with a jazzy vibe, brass bar top, crystal glassware and leather chairs, making it a great after work get away. The bar promises safety for lone drinkers who are going to nip into the loo for a while by storing your drink in the fridge till your return.

Head of Bar Anandha Ruben
Head of Bar in Pacific Standar - Anandha Ruben [Photo: Pacific Standard]

The drinks focus on craft spirits and play around using homemade infusions with fresh ingredients. The menu is categorised into 4 sections: Hollywood Highballs, Trip The Lights Fantastic, L.A. Noire and Sweet Tooth, with each section including one For The Chauffer (mocktail). Principal Bartender, Anandha Ruben made us a few drinks to get our evening started.

Cocktails at RM45++ each, For The Chauffer at RM20++ each.

Morgan’s Mule
Chile vodka (infused with green bell pepper, coriander leaf and jalapeno), fresh lime, basil cordial and ginger beer.

Pacific Standard Alila Morgan's Mule
[Photo: Kim Choong]

Sunset Swizzle
Pineapple rum, Green Chartreuse, basil cordial, fresh lime, pineapple and mint.

Pacific Standard Alila Sunset Swizzle
[Photo: Kim Choong]

Fizzy Side Car
Cognac, lemon, orange dry curacao, lemon juice and sugar, topped with cocoa foam (cocoa liqueur and heavy cream)

Pacific Standard Fizzy Side Car
[Photo: Kim Choong]

Billboard Martini
London Dry Gin, sherry and vermouth blend, citrus vinegar and salt.

Pacific Standard Alila Billboard  Martini
[Photo: Kim Choong]

Address: Level 41, Alila Bangsar, 58 Jalan Ang Seng, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone No.: +6016 215 6597
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pacificstandardbar/
Operation Time: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 1am; Fri & Sat: 12pm - 2am


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