The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant, exciting city, and its nightlife scene is most definitely thriving. From go-to live music spots to sleek and stylish cocktail bars to pulsating nightclubs, here is the very best of Kuala Lumpur’s nightlife.
The award-winning Zouk nightclub is the only club in Malaysia to hold a 5am license, and even boasts a diverse food menu, with both Asian and Western dishes, that is served up until 4:30am, at the club’s very own café. The club itself has been designed to accommodate a wide variety of music tastes, with eleven unique rooms that each play different styles of music. With international DJs spinning everything from EDM to hip hop to house, themed parties and a fabulous rooftop area, this is one of the city’s must-visit nightclubs.
No Black Tie
No Black Tie has been running for 15 years now, making it quite the iconic establishment within the city. Casual and laid back, this is the leading jazz bar in Kuala Lumpur, attracting both local and international jazz performers, as well as a sophisticated crowd. Its unpretentious nature only highlights the importance that the venue places on its music, so be sure not to give No Black Tie a miss if you are hoping to catch some live music in Kuala Lumpur.
Whipped Into Place
Located in the Bangsar Shopping Centre, Whipped Into Place is a relaxed bar that serves up a wide range of champagnes, wines, spirits and mojitos, with its impressive drink selection making it a favorite bar for many. There are both indoor and outdoor spaces to sit back and enjoy your drink here, and the quality service, coupled with the tasty food served up, makes this a great place to spend the evening.
Not only does Kuala Lumpur have plenty of nightclubs, but many of these are super-clubs, with room upon room of music and crowds. However, when you want to enjoy an evening at a nightclub but in a more intimate setting, then Providence is the place to go. Exclusive and luxurious, this club boasts a quality sound system, with hip hop, R&B and electro tracks taking centre stage.
Dewan Filharmonik Petronas
While there is no denying the feeling that comes from letting your hair down and dancing the night away at a busy nightclub, the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas offers a different, but equally enjoyable, experience. This is the country’s first dedicated concert space for classical music, and can be found in the Petronas Twin Tower complex. Not only is the 865 seat venue the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, but there are also many other classical musicians that have taken the stage here, so do check their website if you have been hoping to catch a one-of-a-kind concert.
While Malaysia may be a Muslim-majority country, this has definitely not put a damper on Kuala Lumpur’s nightlife scene. Whether you are seeking an action-packed evening at a trendy nightclub, or a sophisticated night listening to world-famous classic pieces, you will easily find all of this, plus so much more, in Kuala Lumpur.