Stopover in Kuala Lumpur

Nightlife and Entertainment

Stopover in Kuala Lumpur - Nightlife and EntertainmentKuala Lumpur is a city that never sleeps, with night spots pulsating to the rhythm of the night life. As KL comes alive in a blaze of multi-coloured lights when the night falls, there is always something to keep you entertained with the profusion of lively karaoke lounges, pubs with live bands and jazz, discos, cinemas and cineplexes showing contemporary English, Malay, Chinese, Hindi and Indonesian movies, theatres, night clubs, cabarets, bowling alleys and more!

Local theatre groups regularly stage enthralling Asian and Western dramas, dance dramas and the bangsawan (traditional Malay opera). Or you may just take a stroll at the pasar malam, the local night street market, for worthwhile bargains.

At dusk, Malaysia reveals a new facet. Hotel lounges and clubs, frequently found within the larger hotels, are active at night. Although somewhat expensive, these clubs usually have entertainment on a nightly basis, excluding Sunday. Performances and styles range from jazz to piano acts and popular music.

Locating pubs and bars may require some effort as these are usually situated in the suburbs where live-music is often played. Pubs close at around 11pm, however, so late-night action seekers must look elsewhere. Discos begin to warm up just as the pubs start closing their doors and often stay open until 2am. Some have live bands and light shows but often require cover charges or drink minimums. Consult with the locals for the hottest spots. Nightclubs and cabarets, or "kelab malam" as the locals call them, offer fifties-style atmosphere, often with variety acts, floor shows and bands.

Check out the pubs, clubs and disco options below...


6 Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar
tel: 603-284-0187

Hard Rock Café

2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
tel: 244 4062

Echo Jazz Bar

21 Jalan Telawi 3
tel: 284-3022

The Pub

Shangri-La Hotel
tel: 232-2388

House Frankfurt

12 Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar
tel: 603-284-1624


Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail
tel: 460 1777


Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru
tel: 284-2446

Blue Moon

Hotel Equatorial, Jalan Sultan Ismail


Kuala Lumpur Hilton Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail
tel: 242-2222

Sapphire Holdings

Bhd Yow Chuan Plaza
tel: 603-242 0540

Caeser's American Pool Club

2, Jalan SS2/67
tel: 787-30377

Rennie's Pub

119, Jalan Gasing
tel: 755-2541

The Roof

2 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar
tel: 603-282-7168




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