You can always listen to jazz music in the comfort of your home. Or if you want to watch real live, why not join crowds at a jazz bar while watching the live performances as you enjoy your meal or mouthful a glass of wine? Here are 7 advocated places that you might want to have fun in Kuala Lumpur with your loved ones.
1) Alexis Bistro & Wine BarSource
Alexis Bistro is one of the most identifiable jazz bars in the Klang Valley that has been around for over 20 years, offering schedule of local and international artists every week. More importantly, every Friday and Saturday night where you get to see them take centre stage and fill the place with live jazz beats of all kinds. Not to mention the snug interior and the warm, inviting atmosphere that accompaniment well with the place. Alexis Bistro doesn’t forget about the gastronomic parts either, as they serve eclectic menus ranging from wood-fired pizzas to Asian food varieties like Vietnamese beef noodles and kerabu fried rice. Table reservations can be made right here and keep in mind that no shorts and slippers are allowed upon entering the premise. For weekly live performances, check out their official website or Facebook page below for updates.
2) Bobo Kuala LumpurSource
Bobo is one artful restaurant. All the warm interior that welcomes the guests with modern European dishes like black Angus ribeye, duck confit and foie gras isn’t just about satisfying your tummy. Once you are done, don’t forget to head upstairs through a “hideout” that leads to a piano lounge. It’s like entering into a different world. And this is where all the jazz vibes begin.
3) Mezze Bar & Bistro Source
The Damansara Heights-based Mezze Bar & Bistro provides the best of both worlds when it comes to good food and music. Start off with lip-smacking appetizers like the smoky “Sausage Platter” or the robust “Mutton Varuval” served with deep-fried lotus bun. The first course is equally a gastronomic dream, with wide-ranging options like the signature slow-braised “Pappardelle Oxtail” ribbon pasta and the tummy-filling “Roast Piglet with Mustard Marinade”. Leave some room for dessert as well with sweet endings like the rich Valrhona “Chocolate Royal” mousse cake or the buttery and sweet “Crepes Suzette” pancake. If you are here on Fridays and Saturdays, you will be entertained by the likes of local and international artists playing live jazz while enjoying your food.
4) No Black TieSource
Believe it or not, most of them would recommend No Black Tie as a perfect go-to place for some laid back chill out nights. The place may be small but that’s the whole idea. It gives you that cherish the sense of cosiness as you dip yourself with the crowd, while the live jazz performances take charge in front of the stage. And since its beginning in 1998, No Black Tie has catered the crowds with a various range of jazz ranging from classical to contemporary beat. Reservations are highly advisable to avoid disappointment, given its limited space. Note that there will be a cover charge apply for entering the premise.
5) Shook! Source
Amidst the hustle and bustle of KL’s Golden Triangle lies a posh, open-concept restaurant at Starhill Gallery serving mouth-watering cuisines from Japanese to Western. Then, there are live jazz performances happening on Saturdays from 6 pm to 10 pm. The otherwise known Saturday Night Vibes rotate with different performers every week, featuring the likes of Ryot Jones and Evelyn Feroza. You can make your reservation by calling 03-2782 3875.
6) Suzie WongSource
Step into the past as you enter the KL’s popular speakeasy bar of Suzie Wong at Jalan Raja Chulan, with the 1950s Chinese-themed decors like birdcage chandeliers, red curtains and lanterns. Relax with a glass of cocktail in the middle of live jazz sessions and other stage performances from exciting cabaret show to DJ sets. Keep in mind that Suzie Wong practises a smart dress code policy.
7) The Bar
“Classy” is the best word to describe The Bar at the historic Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The roomy interior reminiscent of an upscale 1920s Art Deco-style, complete with leather bar stools and chandelier on the gold-leafed domed ceiling. But it was the piano at the centre of the bar, which literally the centre of the attraction for The Solianos performing classic jazz numbers.