Previously occupied by Case Study, and then Biru San, Folio emerges as the new watering hole for Bangsar’s APW complex. Drawing inspiration from the space’s history as a printing factory, the interior décor comprises of some pieces of old machinery, and the cocktails have been given some unexpected names (like Magazine, Impression, Intaglio, Hue, and Recto & Verso). If you find yourself getting peckish, you can order some tasty bar snacks from the Thai-Japanese fusion restaurant next door, Kaiju.
Address: 29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone No.: N/A
Operation time: Tues – Sat: 5pm – 1am; Sun: 2pm – 11pm
[Photo: Folio Facebook]
Despite not being officially open just yet, The Public House have already been stirring up a lot of interest thanks to their sumptuous menu of Western and Asian delights that include customer favourites Daikon salad, fried squid with salted duck egg yolk, and grilled baby octopus. Being the brainchild of the folks at Vintry, you’ll find a selection of wines that fill two walls worth of cubby holes, as well as whisky and sake, and some classic cocktails too.
Address: G7 & G8, The Sphere, Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone No.: +60 3-2785 2990
Operation time: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 11pm (kitchen closed from 3pm – 6pm)
[Photo: The Public House KL Facebook]
Talk about a view! Blackbyrd occupies the 50th floor of Naza Tower, with a commanding panorama of downtown KL and an equally elegant interior (wood, plush upholstery in chic, dark tones, and a green marble bar top that matches the green leather barstools). The restaurant is a first step into KL for the adept Indonesian Ismaya Group, and brings with it a fresh and inspired variety of Western and Asian dishes (pastas, quesadillas, Korean BBQ, burgers, sashimi, and bebek goreng, for example) with an Indonesian twist, plus a well-stocked bar with an impressive cocktail menu.
[Photo: Blackbyrd Instagram]
Telephone No: +6012 689 8576
Operation Time: Mon – Sun: 6pm – 11pm