Top 10 Nightclubs in Kuala Lumpur For a Fun Night!
Kuala Lumpur is teeming with numerous nightclubs around the city that bring the night-time alive with their electrifying ambience, extensive range of drinks and cocktails and foot-tapping music spinned out by DJs. When the sun sets in the Malaysian capital, these nightclubs become the perfect den for the party-lovers to enjoy a night of drinking and dancing.
Be it the backpacker-friendly establishments along the Bukit Bintang neighbourhood, or the more sophisticated ones located in 5-star hotels or plush complexes, Kuala Lumpur keeps a night out fun for everyone. Here are the top nightclubs in Kuala Lumpur perfect to find the right blend of music, ambience and alcohol.
1. Club Kyo KL
Club Kyo KL in Mandarin Oriental Hotel, within the Petronas Towers, is the place to be to dance to the latest renditions of house, techno, disco, hip-hop and R&B genres of music. With the spacious yet thrilling underground basement setting and an impressive fusion of industrial-chic ambience , this is among the hottest nightclubs in Kuala Lumpur for drinking and dancing. Wednesdays offer free entry and one complimentary cocktails for ladies only, while regular entry fee is charged at RM 40 before 1:00 AM and RM 60 after 1:00 AM, both with one complimentary drink upon entry.
Timings: Wednesday to Sunday 11:00 PM - late night (4:00 AM - 5:00 AM) Location: #B3, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50088
2. Zouk KL
The decade-and-a-half-old Kuala Lumpur version of this chain of topnotch superclubs across Asia sets the bar for clubbing culture in the city with cross-genre music, flowing alcohol and international artists. The new location of Zouk KL at Jalan Tun Razak in the TREC KL entertainment district has six differently-themed dance floors, each with a different atmosphere to soak in and tune to dance to. Zouk KL specializes in bringing a new form of music for the patrons every day of the week - Tuesdays are for ghetto hip-hop, Wednesdays are for 80s music, pop and 90s play on Thursdays and EDMs reverberate on Saturdays in Zouk KL dancefloor.
Timings: Sunday to Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM Wednesday (Ladies Night Out) to Thursday: 5:00 PM - 4:00 AM Friday to Saturday: 5:00 PM - 5:00 AM Location: 436 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur 50400
3. Havana Bar and Grill
Previously known as Little Havana and renovated in 2009, Havana Bar and Grill is a favourite nightclub in Kuala Lumpur, among the locals and tourists alike because of the diversity it brings to the nightlife with its food, drink and music. The club brings a Latin American spirit to the mix, serving Mexican and Cuban dishes, playing salsa and rumba music and perfectly curated decor. One can enjoy the food and drink in the seated restaurant, have a quiet smoke at the cigar lounge or dance the night away in the alfresco pub area. The place also has Salsa Party Nights every Friday and Comedy Nights on the first Thursday of every month.
Timings: Monday to Thursday: 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM Friday to Sunday: 1:00 PM - 3:00 AM Location: 2 & 4 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200
4. Zion Club
When it comes to clubbing in Kuala Lumpur, Zion Club offers a completely mainstream vibe with sleek-metallic interiors, all the contemporary chart-topping music and great food and drink. The club has three different venues under one roof, each catering to the different tastes and preferences of their patrons. Inside there is the neon-lit dance floor called Phabric with shiny lounges and a DJ console to let one’s hair down, and a smaller 808 Bar with local acts and mash-ups, great for mid-week refreshment. The alfresco terrace features Reggae Cafe Bar with red, green and yellow Jamaican colour schemes, serving comfort food like pizzas, pastas, salads and steaks with a wide range of drinks.
Timings: Everyday: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM Location: 12, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, Kuala Lumpur 55100
5. Fire and Ice Club
Yet another place brightening up the night scene at Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang, Fire and Ice Club is the favourite haunt for backpackers and travellers on a low budget, or those who love a cosier, more dialled down atmosphere for their night-time merry-making. The ground floor is a bar which plays live bands from Tuesday to Sunday, and the floor above is a spacious club and dance floor where the DJ spins out quirky versions of R&B and hip hop every night. Wednesdays are ladies nights, where select drinks are served on the house from 9:00 PM onwards; and Thursdays are for men with two-for-one offers on beers, wines, cocktails and shooters
Timings: Everyday: 3:00 PM - 3:00 AM Location: 24, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200
6. The Rabbit Hole
Changkat Bukit Bintang gets yet another mention with this antique establishment that will take you down the lane of childhood nostalgia. Housed within a three-storey pre-colonial building, the ambience club of unique dining, drinking and dancing experience is built around some evergreen fantasy tales such as The Chronicles of Narnia and Alice in Wonderland. This popular nightclub in Kuala Lumpur has six differently themed environments for the patrons to enjoy, including the alfresco diner with live performances and comedy shows called Bamboo Forest and the old English club room with leather couches,chandeliers and fire-places called Arthur’s Lounge.
Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM Friday to Saturday: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM Location: Lot 14 & 16, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 50200
7. Play Club at The Roof
Dancing is the centre of focus at this rooftop club in Kuala Lumpur, located within 20 minutes from KL city centre. It comes with industrial-themed interior with exposed ceiling work, giant metallic grills and cages and dazzling neon lights. Hosting international artists and DJs back to back, the dance floor of Play Club at The Roof is stacked with local celebrities and expats everyday of the week, compared to the touristy crowds one can find in the Changkat Bukit Bintang clubs. Thursdays are especially jam-packed, with the music featuring EDM, trance, trap and electro house and exciting deals and offers on alcohol. Ladies get free entry on Thursdays before midnight, with four glasses of complimentary cocktails per group.
Timings: Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday to Sunday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: First Avenue, T-02, Penthouse Centrepoint No 3, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya 47800
8. Esperance KL
Esperance KL is more than just a regular nightclub. Other than an electrifying dance floor, it also has a plush lounge area with live music, a cigar lounge and an alfresco diner as well. The nightclub entertains a very different and sophisticated crowd than the packed venues of KL city centre. The indie, trance, house, synthpop and occasional EDM music makes Esperance a perfect location to let one’s hair down and dance away the day’s stress.
Timings: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM Friday: 5:00 PM - 4:00 AM Saturday: 5:00 PM - 3:30 AM
9. Vibes Club
Themes are what works for Vibes Club in Jalan Tun Razak, as they have one every night from Tuesday to Saturday, and a new altered lighting according to the day’s theme. To keep the music scene fun and interesting, there is a carefully curated mix of local artists and international DJs bringing in EDM, trance, psychedelic and even acid on certain nights depending on the crowd. With an area of over 3000 sq ft, visitors can always find a spot on the dance floor and a tune they want to sway and move to.
Timings: Monday to Saturday: 6:00 PM - 5:00 AM Sunday: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Location: 436, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur 50400
10. Groove the Disco
This nightclub in Kuala Lumpur brings the eclectic music of the last Golden Years alive, along with a wide range of finger food and drinks to choose from. Patrons here have a great time feasting on their favourite mixes of drinks and showing off their dance moves to 70’s Funk, Soul, Hard and Soft Rock, 80’s Rock, Dance-Pop and disco and 90’s Rap, Funk Jazz, Reggae and R&B. The disco balls hanging from the ceiling add a real back-to-the-future vibe to the whole experience.
Timings: Tuesday to Thursday: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM Friday to Saturday: 5:00 PM - 4:00 AM Location: 12, Jalan 22a/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur 50480
Kuala Lumpur being a hotspot for a dazzling night scene, there are many other happening nightclubs, bars and pubs all across the city’s many nooks and corners, catering to all sorts of crowds, serving a wide range of food and drinks and playing energetic music. It is all about finding the right place which can become a perfect night-time haunt amidst the crowd.