You would think that the first MCO has prepared us for the second one, but honestly you can never get too accustomed to being confined in one space.
Thanks to creative F&B businesses, our stay-at-home experience is made less unbearable.
The first MCO saw many food and drinks businesses adapted to deliveries, trying to reach out and remind us that they are still around.
Some have changed their business format by transforming into resto-bars. We say, their food is pretty darn good.
On top of these bars-turned-bistros, we are putting a few that offer both good food and cocktails in case you are looking to treat yourself at this stressful time.
Pahit’s Itsy-Bitsy Kitchen rolls out some decent healthy dishes and bar snacks that pair well with their gin and tonic list. Drinks list includes house infused gins, cocktail in cans, care package of gin and tonic with garnishes included.
2. Sid’s Pub
Sid’s Pub is well-known for their pub grub: fish ‘n chips, Sunday roast, pies and everything English. They serve consistently good Guinness on draught as well. Now you can order them by the bottle on Beepit. Yeah, yeah, they’re never the same in a bottle but at least you know someone pour it with the same skilful manner as it would have if you were there.
Even before moving to their new spot a few hundred metres down the block, JungleBird’s kitchen was already making some bar bites as mean as their cocktail list. The chicken wings are a must, it’s Loli’s grandmother’s Nyonya recipe. And don’t forget to add the sambal merah and sambal hijau in your next order. They go with simply everything!
4. Jann KL at Four Point’s Sheraton Chinatown
Other than their signature and classic cocktail selections, the Six Senses Flight is the best value for money. Send them a message on Instagram to combine order with their takeaway menu from Quan’s Kitchen. The set meals are only RM35 nett. Try their Mandarin Chicken roasted with a layer of chicken bak kwa underskin.
The Afro-Caribbean resto-bar has always had their focus on food, but the in-theme mezcal list, natural wines and tasty cocktails are icing on the cake. Their lunch menu is especially worth the bang for your buck. Try Pork Carnitas, Jerk Spice Barracuda Sandwich and their range of hot sauces. WFH meals don’t have to be boring, just bring some Caribbean vibe home.
6. Concubine KL
Their food and cocktails are as photogenic as the people who like to hang out there when there is no lockdown. They have started doing canned cocktails now as part of the collaboration with Bar United, a virtual bar platform by Pernod Ricard Malaysia. Concubine’s bar bites are a fusion of western and Asian cuisine. Their burger menu is one that shouldn’t be missed.
Nasi lemak and cocktails? The two best things can be found in Locker & Loft. Their localised cocktails are made to go with the range of localised western meals and westernised mamak food. A great place for party when there is no lockdown. Their L&L Punch Bowl is a selection of their signatures such as Kelapa Rock, Melon Baldi, Mojito and Whisky Sour in a bag that comes in half and full sizes.
The go-to craft beer place. Pub grub like pizzas and pastas, chicken wings, satays, luncheon chips, sausages and keropok are all best for a Netflix night-in or re-watch last season football matches. Their home kegging system EKEG Draught & Go that comes in 2L and 3.7L sizes is the next level draught beer takeaway experience. Get in touch for more information.
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