Joining the ranks of Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka, the award-winning and globally recognised CÉ LA VI has finally launched in KL. Sitting pretty on level 37 Sky Terrace in Ilham Tower – showing off their trademark of picking locations with shimmery downtown city views – experience the luxury of innovative Modern Asian cuisine and cocktail mixology set against chic, Asian-inspired interior design, and an entertainment roster of the hottest local and international DJs. For the quieter types, slink away into the CÉ LA VI Lounge and exclusive cigar room to light up a Cuban and settle in for an enjoyable night.
Address: Level 37, Ilham Tower, No 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone no.: +603 2733 3163
Operation time: Mon - Sun: 12pm - 12am
[Photo: CÉ LA VI]
If you’ve not been to Cyberjaya yet, start planning your visit now and make sure Farmer’s Bar is at the top of your list. Recently opened at The Place @ Cyberjaya (next to Lim Kok Wing University), they have an excellent selection of craft beers from around the world: Westvleteren, Deschutes, Stone Brewing, Brewdog, Little Creatures…all your favourites are here, in all your favourite styles. Farmer’s Bar aims to be the largest craft beer distributor, and they’re the first in Malaysia to open an online craft beer store – peep the website below and start making space in your fridge.
Address: A-01-04, Level 1, The Place @ Cyberjaya, Jalan Teknokrat 1/1 Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Telephone no.: +603-8685 4622
Operation time: Mon - Sun: 3pm - 11:30pm
[Photo: Farmer’s Bar]
Fancy going somewhere new after work/on the weekends? Young Masters has set up their urban-baba nyonya fusion concept in TTDI and it’s a great place for after work hang outs or weekend (or weeknight, we won’t judge) partying. Quietly running since mid-October, they have happy hour specials, beer pong tables for games and entertainment – they’re starting up an inhouse beer pong league soon, so get practising – and they play different music genres every night, so there’s something here for everyone.
Address: 100A, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone no.: N/A
Operation time: Mon - Wed: 6pm - 1am; Thurs - Sat: 6pm - late
[Photo: Young Masters]
Technically opened at the end of September, we still feel Yu by Ruyi deserves an honourable mention here. The is the latest addition to the RUYI & LYN family, offering pork-free Chinese cuisine in an intimate dining space on the ground floor of the Gardens Mall. Stop in for fresh dim sum and high tea, and their great selection of organic wines, boutique liquors, bird’s nest cocktails, and limited edition champagnes. For the more serious drinkers, pop into the cosy cocktail bar for the Cocktail Omakase (Tues 8pm and Sat 2pm) with bartender Zeff Osman for three premium crafted cocktails paired with light bites at only RM50++ per person (limited to five people per session).
Address: G-243, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone no.: +603 2202 2602
Operation time: Mon - Sun: 12pm - 3pm (lunch and dim sum service); 6pm - 12am (dinner)
[Photo: YU by Ruyi]
The masterminds at THE OTHER ROOM have got the tea sis. Taking over the rooftop at the iconic Ann Siang House is their newest outlet THE OTHER ROOF, where they shift their focus to tea-based spirits and cocktails, and gourmet bites (like charcuterie, cheeses, oysters, and sliders, plus vegetarian options). Tea leaves are sourced from around the world, and the team makes bespoke blends that form the base of their drinks programme – they’re all unique to the bar and available to purchase.
[Photo: The Other Roof Facebook]
Telephone No: +65 6100 2882
Operation Time: Tues â€“ Sat: 4:30pm â€“ 12am