Regarded by many as the main port of call for nocturnal entertainment in the city, TREC has all the trappings to ensure visitors can handsomely indulge in the actions that make up its acronym – Taste, Relish, Experience, Celebrate.
The multi-zoned, seven-acre venue along Jalan Tun Razak contains a few dozen outlets tailored for the hair-down and party-up lifestyle, and the directory keeps swelling with new names every year. This motley trio are among the freshest picks on the block.
Boogy Boo KL
You might have to resist the urge to do a cannonball whenever you come across one of these at a fast food joint or a mall. Ball pits are usually reserved for kids only, after all. At Boogy Boo, however, you are not just allowed to dive into the colourful mass, you are encouraged to!
Touted as the first adult ball pit and shot bar in KL, this spot on the Electric Boulevard is the place where you can frolic in the waist-deep pool of vibrant spheres, as dance anthems (and sometimes flying balls) fill the air. Plenty of shots and shooters on offer add to the fun.
WHERE E-G-07, Electric Boulevard, TREC
WHEN 11pm-3am (Wed-Sat)
TEL 014 263 0208
The China Bar KL
Imbuing the looks and feel of a traditional bar with oriental touches, this establishment takes up a spot on The Hive. Step inside and you’d be greeted by the elegant interior with plenty of room to mix and mingle.
Look out for themed nights and special dining sets to acquire pleasure in as you unwind from the routines of life. While it’s a conducive environment to take a load off, when the need to cut the rug overtakes you, simply head to the dancefloor by the DJ station and groove away.
WHERE H-G-09, The Hive, TREC
WHEN 5pm-3am (weekdays), 6pm-5am (weekends/public holidays)
TEL 017 635 6525
The Cafe Society
Craft beers, cocktails, snacks; what else could you ask for in a lounge? Well, this one goes a step further and busies your eyes with a smattering of intriguing sights. The unique interior decoration – complete with oversized, rotating cogs as the stage’s backdrop – is really something to behold.
Also situated on The Hive, The Cafe Society is more than just what meets the eye. It is the point where live performers congregate, coming in on rotation to supply patrons with a rich selection of numbers. If band music is your thing, this hangout spot will be right up your alley.
WHERE H-G-04, The Hive, TREC
TEL 013 330 7770