Paint the town red at these hotly tipped TREC outlets.
Since bursting on to the scene with the new Zouk KL super club some two years ago, the seven-acre entertainment hub of TREC KL has launched wave after wave of new hotspot, drawing an ever greater crowd of revellers to its strip. Restaurants, bars, pubs, lounges, cafes and clubs all sit side-by-side in this bustling heart. We dive in and check out three of the hottest offerings that have made their name.
If you’ve never played the age old pastime of beer pong, make a beeline for one of TREC’s latest bars – a space dedicated to this bar ‘sport’. Billed as Malaysia’s first electronic pong concept bar, winners here drink for free! There are three types of games on offer – Slap Cup, Pong It Up and Pong Challenge – all cutting-edge variations of the classic where the aim is to throw ping pong balls into solo cups from across a table. Are your pong skills up to par?
WHERE H-G-08, The Hive @ TREC KL, 436, Jalan Tun Razak
TEL 016 660 6049 (Bee) or 013 739 3388 (William)
Retro Tapas Bar Café
Following your pong session, you’ll need something to soak up the liquids – head to Retro Tapas Bar Café where you’ll find a menu catering to a wide range of tastes. You’ve got Japanese style yakitori and a range of skewered delights, pastas, rice, desserts and much more to sate your appetite. We recommend the seaweed nachos – the creamy guacamole and crispy seaweed match perfectly. Pair this up with any of the lip smacking drinks on the menu and you’re got yourself a gastronomic experience second to none.
Retro Tapas Bar Café
WHERE A-02 & A-03 Alcove, TREC, Jalan Tun Razak
WHEN 5pm-3am (Mon-Fri), 5pm-4am (Sat and Sun)
TEL 011 1377 3999
Fashioned after prohibition-era speakeasies, Ikki KL exudes style and sophistication, much like what you’d expect a typical gentleman’s club from those bygone days looks like. The discerning drinker will be right at home here, with crafted cocktails, premium liquors, unique spirits and artisanal whiskies on the extensive beverage list. Grab the outlet’s signature cocktail, the Konbanwa, a refreshing concoction served in string metal martini glass to start the night and work your way through. If you get peckish, there’s plenty to nibble on as well.
WHERE E-01-08, First Floor, No. 438 TREC, Electric Boulevard, Jalan Tun Razak
TEL 012 270 1343