Kuala Lumpur Nightlife
Kuala Lumpur comes alive when the sun goes down as the partying crowd fills the city's many entertainment outlets and clubs.
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Nightlife is abundant in Kuala Lumpur and Bukit Bintang is at the heart of it all. Good food, haute cuisine, lively music, dancing or just plain pubs and chill out lounges - it can all be found in the vibrant city center of Kuala Lumpur. Let’s take a tour around Bukit Bintang at night time.
If you are looking for dinner and a great neighborhood to begin your party, Changkat is the place to be. It's just off Jalan Bukit Bintang and close to BB Plaza. Look for the Radius International Hotel cornering Changkat Bukit Bintang and you'll know you're there. It’s a great place to start your evening: the various clubs, bars and restaurants offer a variety of styles of food. Both Western and Eastern styles can be found and prices are fair to moderate. Middle Eastern cuisine has begun to have a huge influence in this part of the city. Additionally, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, German, Moroccan, Lebanese and plain old Fish and Chips are among the favorites in this area. Werner’s Porkielicious Elcerdo, tapas at Pinchoa, pizza at CioCio, grill at Pampas, Indian curries at Sutraa; your taste buds will not get bored while visiting the Changkat.
There are plenty of clubs on Changkat, many of which attract a large expatriate crowd as well as holiday makers, business travelers and local party people. The Envie Pub, The Social and Finnegan’s Irish Pub supply the more contemporary public. Trendy sounds can be heard at Twenty One. Gypsy Bar and The Green Man take you back to the seventies and eighties, and Frangipani caters for gay community. This little row of establishments is upgrading, expanding and welcomes you Monday to Sunday from after work till late.
When you leave Changkat Bukit Bintang and take a little stroll along Jalan Bukit Bintang, in the far distance you can hear the sounds of drumming Latin beats. Passing The Opera and Cligue, walk towards The Pavilion Shopping Mall and turn right at Lecka Lecka lounge bar, where'll you find Q-Ba. The hot and temperamental Latin beats here make you move, whether you want to or not. The large bar and small dance floor offer a great ambiance and hours of hip-shaking enjoyment.
At the Starhill gallery, which is by far the most high-end shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, on the second floor at the entrance we find Starhill Club M, which maintains its status as the most exclusive club in the whole of KL. When you exit and cross the road toward The Pavilion Shopping Mall, more fine dining and lounges can be found. La Bodega serves wine and tapas, Athena offers a wide variety of Greek dishes, Michelangelo’s restaurant deli and bar provide Italian fine cuisine, and at Carlos Mexican Cantina you can indulge in Mexican styled platters. Pavilion Shopping Mall also hosts one of the largest cinemas in town.
Just outside the mall sits the 5-star Grand Millenium Hotel. Within its premises the Bistro 160 and Pulse Ultra Club can be found.
Outside of the city center there are many areas where the same quality of nightlife can be found: KLCC, Ampang, Bangsar, Sri Hartamas, Sunway Pyramid just to name a few.
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