Up there with some of the finest nightlife strips anywhere in the world, Changkat Bukit Bintang has everything from fine dining to wonderfully innovative cocktails, from quiet places to unwind to roof-raisers with DJs spinning tracks into the early hours. Here, we take a look at some of Changkat’s finest joints – log on to visionkl.com for a full list of nightlife venues in the city.
Raise the Roof
Ultimately what has made this one street so famous are its world-class bars and clubs, which keep the drinks flowing and the music pumping into the early hours. Spots such as The Ceylon Bar, with its comfortable lounges, laidback atmosphere and legendary cocktails take their place alongside clubs such as Havana and Daikanyama, which regularly host international DJs and offer unbeatable clubbing experiences.
Not just catering to the night-owl crowd, Changkat has plenty of chilled after-work watering holes such as the recently opened The Rabbit Hole or Pisco Bar, with their cool chic atmospheres at world’s end with the bustling street outside.
One thing Changkat does not get nearly enough credit for is its top-of-the-range premium dining outlets. The spectacularly refined Frangipani Restaurant & Bar is one such example with its modern French cuisine, while Nerovivo at the far end of the road is known for being one of the finest Italian restaurants anywhere in the city. El Cerdo, innovator of the ‘nose to tail eating’ concept that involves letting no part of a pig go to waste, is another popular dining spot, utilising a variety of spices and flavours from all over the world.
A Taste of Home
Let it never be said that the many dining options along Changkat Bukit Bintang don’t cover the entire globe. In addition to the popular ‘food street’ of Jalan Alor adjacent to Changkat, there are also plenty of Western options available. The Green Man Pub & Restaurant is a mainstay on the strip boasting a menu which includes hearty Full English Breakfasts and steaks flown in from Down Under, while Mexican bar Loco offers the most delicious (and spiciest) burritos, nachos, quesadillas and tacos in town.
The Rabbit Hole