top of page

Kill Devil, Changkat Bukit Bintang

There is no shortage of exciting watering holes at Changkat Bukit Bintang, but the seductive glow of red neon lights from one of its bars called Kill Devil might just be tempting enough to lure in your inner demons. Beyond its brand new name and Insta-worthy walls, however, it also continues to boast Malaysia's largest selection of rums, with delicious rum-based cocktails to match. Kill Devil used to be called The Rum Bar KL, belonging to Werner's Group, and has long carried

NINETEEN80, Tanjong Pagar Road

I've never been a big fan of the nightlife in Singapore. Maybe it's the friends I had growing up at the edge of seventeen or the music that I listen to, rarely do I find a bar/club that I truly enjoy. But sweet dreams are made of this, NINETEEN80 is a new retro-themed arcade-bar-discotheque paying tribute to the wonders of the 80’s. I might have been born at the tail end of the 80’s, so I’ve not experienced much of it first hand, but I've always felt an affinity to the music,

Fancy, North Canal Road

Stepping into this brand new watering hole along a stretch of an unassuming street, Fancy was not what I was expecting. It’s modern, minimal aesthetics, mirrors it’s philosophy in their cocktails and food. For a place called Fancy, there was a noticeable lack of theatrics. You have no idea how much the aesthetic of the bar speaks to me. Grey concrete floors, monochromatic furniture, a single pink daisy adorne each table giving a pop of colour. The main feature on the far back

Panamericana, Sentosa Golf Club

Picturesque views of the sea, coupled with a chic British colonial interior, Panamericana is a brand spanking new bar and restaurant located at Sentosa Golf Club. Photo by Panamericana Away from hustle and bustle of the tourist attractions at Sentosa, Panamericana’s chill, beach-vibes almost compels you to unwind and leave your troubles at the door. Photo by Panamericana A diverse menu that spans the entire continent of the Americas, at its hearth is an Asador, an Argentinian

St John Bar & Restaurant Smithfield, London

Photo by Samad | The bar area Photo by Samad | Red wine at the start of our night (about £6.00 each)! I have a friend in London who was raving all about this place called St. John in Clerkenwell and how they have amazing roasted bone marrow and I was like "whaaaaat, gotta try that". I have never had a dish dedicated solely to bone marrow ever, unless they're being used for beef stock in ramen or Malay Malaysians sup tulang (bone soup) so I was incredibly excited to know wha

Bar Gumbo, Glasgow West End

Photo from Bar Gumbo Facebook Page | Bar Gumbo's interior Photo by Samad | Bar Gumbo's fancy bar area Bar Gumbo along Byres Road in West End Glasgow has had a face lift and is now launching their new menu focusing on steak and seafood. The overall theme still stays true to the character of the New Orleans American South vibes. We went for their menu relaunch night and upon arrival, we were greeted with a glass of wine in a vibrant and lively atmosphere! It was quite a party

Highball, Kampung Bahru

“Highball. A simple cocktail, most commonly made with two ingredients - a spirit and a carbonated mixer, and served in an ice-filled highball glass.” True to its namesake, Highball is a simple bar with a robust base of quality and affordable cocktails, with an effervescent mixer of charm led by head honcho, Kino, and her all-female crew. Talk about girl power right there! I was at Highball to check out bar manager Anne’s entry for the Gin Jubilee -- Who Can’t Be Tamed. A drin

Catchfly, Ann Siang Hill

Ann Siang Hill and Club Street, both are spots popular for many to relax and have a drink after a long day’s work. Although, even if you frequent the area, you might miss this hidden little bar called Catchfly. Situated below Coriander Leaf Grill and Screening Room, Catchfly is quite literally an underground bar. Stepping into the place feels like entering an exclusive club where secret agents meet to have a drink and discuss classified information. Its warm back lighting, br

The Great Beer Bar, Damansara Uptown

If you're keeping up with the craft beer scene in Kuala Lumpur, you've definitely heard about the ever popular Ales & Lagers in Solaris Dutamas that has been a staple for the craft beer community for years. Looking to further expand and solidfy their mark on the craft beer scene, the owners have have launched a new establishment called The Great Beer Bar that is located right in the heart of the ever bustling Damansara Utama area. Hailed as PJ's best craft beer bar, they have

DRINK, Victoria Concert Hall

Located at the Iconic Victoria Concert Hall, guests can find themselves tucked in a beautiful location with high ceilings and Corinthian columns. Top that with amazing food and drinks, it is the perfect setting for gatherings with friends, colleagues or loved ones. Helmed by the award-winning mixologist, Mike Cheong, you can be sure you'll be taken care of by Mike and his team when you come to DRINK. For only $20, they'll concoct a bespoke cocktail based on your preferences.

High Tea at MAZE @ Menara Lien Hoe, Persiaran Tropicana

MAZE @ Menara Lien Hoe is a new and upcoming player in the hip and ever evolving bar scene in Kuala Lumpur. What sets them apart is that they operate as a coffee saloon by day serving up awesome coffee, cakes as well as brunch, and a gin parlour by night, boasting about 150 types of gin labels. You'd be spoiled for choice! If you're looking for a place with a beautiful and soothing ambiance to have high tea with your friends, families or loved ones, look no further. MAZE is c

Neo Bistro, London

Neo Bistro was just opened in June by Alex Harper from the Harwood Arms and Mark Jarvis from Anglo. They took their technique and skills to a more informal setting here at Neo Bistro. The atmosphere was relaxed and minimalistic, not overly fussy or stuffy. We sat down and ordered a few cocktails to start off our journey into this new movement. The Mezcal Margherita (£9) was a beautiful sight to behold and a wonderfully strong drink. The rim was garnished with dried hisbiscus

D'Legends, TTDI

D'Legends is no stranger to the TTDI neighbourhood. It is a regular watering hole for residents. It is known for its floor-to-ceiling posters of legends. In a recent revamp, the bar now boasts new lighting and a ventilation system that allows for better airflow. But more than just that, their new menu is something worth making it your regular go-to place for dinner and drinks. They also boast the perfect serve of Guinness and Tiger. In fact, the Tiger pour is award-winning. F

The Locker & Loft, Damansara Kim

My first visit to The Locker & Loft, I made a fool of myself because I couldn't find its entrance. Who would have thought a shoddy-looking, battered row of lockers would turn out to actually be a secret door to a place I would consider sui generis as far as bars go? But The Locker & Loft has a remarkable sense of individuality in its interior design. Upon entering the hidden bar, you will find yourself face to face with Paul Dass’ and Deepak Gill’s favourite photograph of wor

The Locker & Loft: Drinks

The Locker & Loft is not exactly what you'd call a speakeasy, but it is a hidden bar. More than just that, it is a gem hiding in the midst of Damansara Kim's famous fish head noodle soup shops. We got to try their food menu but more importantly, we sampled their signature cocktails and new creations. Ahad, who is now my favourite waiter there, is a slick, smooth-talking charmer from Bangladesh who can get me to try any of their dishes when he describes them in his flawless En

Jigger & Pony, Telok Ayer

My recent trip to Singapore involved a lot of drinking at bars around the central business district - not that there should ever be a reason not to drink in the CBD when I am down in Singapore. I just ventured beyond my usual haunts to try new spots with a friend familiar with the area. Should I end up working in the CBD in Singapore, I believe having been to a couple of new places should give me plenty of choices to go for an after-hours drink (because I anticipate I will di

bottom of page