What it is
The KL branch of the famous Iron Fairies.
Located within KL’s entertainment hotspot, TREC, The Iron Fairies offers a totally unique experience to anything else there. You would recognise it from the outside, as the double-story corner unit in the Hive Zone carries the wrought iron décor from the interior to the façade.
Bearing the signature style of the outlets in Bangkok, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, the Iron Fairies is pure escapism. Inspired by the children’s fairy tale book by interior designer Ashley Sutton – The Iron Fairies Vol.1 – 3 – it feels like you’re stepping into a Jim Henson dreamland, featuring dark raw iron, hand-hewn timber and soft, worn leather materials around the 10,000sqft space (the biggest Iron Fairies outlet to date).
Consisting of two sections, the main part of the bar is the Fairy Dust Factory, designed like a deep underground iron ore foundry with vats of sparkling fairy dust secured to the walls behind the bar, and tiny vials hanging in generous bunches from the ceiling. Tiny iron fairies are snuck into crevices in the walls, as well as gathered into plates in the middle of your table – you can take one, but don’t leave without paying for it or you’ll get back luck (also it’s stealing la). Live bands play on the mezzanine level on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
The Butterfly Room
The second section, hidden on the first floor, is the Butterfly Room, named so because of the 50,000 synthetic butterflies that are individually suspended from the ceiling, each wiggling and flittering in the breeze created by the air-conditioning. A DJ console sits at the end of the boiler room-style space, and you can expect to hear everything from old-school house, disco, techno, and every sub-genre in between.
Seriously, it’s like you’ve been sucked into an 80s fantasy movie and a Goblin King is lurking in the shadows.
The drinks draw their names from characters and elements of the children’s books; they’re fantastical, brightly coloured, and perfectly balanced. The eight signature drinks of the bar are: The Green Fairy, a combination of six spirits including vermouth, Curacao, and absinthe; The Blue Fairy, a rum-based cocktail made with Curacao, coconut rum, yoghurt liquor, and garnished with basil leaves for a minty aroma; Casting Room, a shaken red wine cocktail with egg white, coconut and cinnamon, with a hint of citrus; 3rd Key, a bright drink made with sparkling wine, elderflower syrup, and a sprig of thyme; Trapping Tinkerbell, the rather elaborate scotch-based cocktail that is served under a dome with trapped orange smoke; Nymph’s, beautifully feminine and fruity with watermelon, lychee, mixed with vodka; Labyrinth, the gin cocktail on the menu with Osmanthus, apple juice, citrus, and Indian spices; and lastly Amy’s Rose, a gin/vodka blend with rosewater, citrus, cranberry juice, and a pinch of sea salt for a little bite.
The Green Fairy
The Blue Fairy
Of course being located in TREC you can expect to find a well-dressed party crowd hanging out in the Fairy Dust Factory, or dancing away in the Butterfly Room. Get in early to see the interior in the light and have a little chill moment, or come late to get a full sense of the scale of the magic. It gets packed as the night goes on, so do reserve a table if you’re coming in a group of more than three people.
Telephone No: +6016 221 3612
Operation Time: Mon â€“ Tues: 5pm â€“ 3am; Weds â€“ Sun: 5pm â€“ 5am