Changkat Bukit Bintang is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most “happening” places to hang out at night. This street is lined with a mix of chic casual bars, restaurants, street hawkers, pubs and budget hotels.
The dining options along Changkat Bukit Bintang are endless. Changkat Bukit Bintang has one of the most vibrant restaurant scene in downtown Kuala Lumpur, with
Japanese (Yoko’s), Indian (The Mogul House), French (Le Bouchon), German (Deutches Haus), English (The Green Man), Lebanese (The Al Bait), Cuban (Little Havana), Brazillian (Bom Brazil Churrascaria), Russian (Dusha), Italian (Flam’s),Thai (Baan 26) or fusion delights such as Werner’s, twenty.one and Frangipani.For pork-lovers, there’s Elcerdo, a restaurant specialising in all things pork, and for fans of good old fish and chips, there’s The Magnificent Fish and Chips Bar, touted as the best fish-and-chips restaurant in town.
The traffic can sometimes get on your nerves even before you enter in to the restaurant and pub. During the night, the jam is almost at a constant crawl. Traffic is bad and the honking is mindless. So if you are on a taxi, just hop off if you are nearby and walk. No point paying for the taxi to just crawl with the rest of the traffic.
Once you are in the club/pub or restaurant, you will practically be in your own world. Most of the time you will actually find that the music from the clubs are often louder than the horns from the traffic! – Then you are as drunk as us!
If you are looking for a nice place to chill for music, drinks and some light food then you can recommend your friends to Changkat Bukit Bintang. Best thing about this place is, if you prefer local hawker food, Jalan Alor which is a famous hawker street in KL, is just on the next road. You can practically walk over, feast on local hawker cuisine, then come back to Changkat Bukit Bintang for some slow drinks and nice music. Alternatively, if you are looking for some “clubbing time” most of the clubs turn wild after 10. Try Gypsy and Reggae Bar.
One thing you need to know before you start suggesting places to meet up with your friends. Frangipani is a famous Gay Club.
Not suitable for kids and women. Great place to have your bachelor night!
Some places have all night happy hours but most happy hours finish by 9pm. Twenty One is a nice place to chill during happy hour. The environment is conducive and suitable to chat and catch up with friends.
Of course the cars you see parked on the road side causing all the traffic are not Kancils, kelisas or toyotas. Most of these guys rev out their best in the garage just to put up a show. Kl girls just love guys with fancy cars. No money no problem. Just drive a nice car.
After you are done clubbing or drinking till late at night, 80% you will be hungry. Pub kitchens usually close at 12am latest. So where do you go? Join the locals for some “lok lok”. Meat balls, chicken, squid, boiled eggs, vegetable, cuttlefish are sold on a bamboo skewer. Simply pick out what you want and then throw it into the hot boiling pot of water in front. This is to cook or rather heat up your food. Then there are small bowls of peanut sauce, red chili sauce, green chili sauce and sweet sauce in front of the stall. After you cook/heat up your sticks of food, just dip it in the sauce and its ready to be eaten. Delicious!
We hope this gives you a somewhat small but clear picture of what to expect along Changkat Bukit Bintang. So if you are staying around Bukit Bintang (most guesthouses are here) and want to look for a nice place with clubs/bars and food. This is where you go to.
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