Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide - Clubs & DJs 28 December 2022
Kuala Lumpur Nightlife Guide
Jason Cheah 28th Dec 2022
December ends and January begins with a selection of what's going on in clubs, DJ nights and electronica across the Klang Valley this week ahead.Be Supportive. Be careful. Be Alert, Be Kind. Stay Safe and Enjoy. It's an extended Christmas Weekend for all. Wishing you a Happy New Year from The City List KL.
19 Parties to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Kuala Lumpur
Here are some special editions of KL night parties to take you through the New Year.
Downstairs at The Hall @ Crane:
Bitrates Asia – New Year Extended. Let's head in for one Final Party at The Hall @ Crane KL this Sunday – New Year's Day with the return of the Bitrates Asia Collective. Bitrates Asia, is a collaborative platform for DJs with the aim to market local talents abroad. Viewed by many as one of South-East Asia’s most influential DJ collectives with an ability to constantly evolve to adapt to the ever changing clubbing landscape, they're bringing you DD, Haf, Apak, Fir Khan, Kumaraza, Nino Blink and Aisha Wilkinson all set to kick off the New Year proper. 11Pm. No cover charge.
On New Year Sunday Upstairs, there will be Play For Passion continuing its weekly Sunday return from 4pm. Initiated by a small group of DJ/Producers, nurtured by P4P's large pool of underground talents, it had been a fair few years since their Sunday events featured on a regular basis, seeking to promote the various genres/sub-genres of non-mainstream electronic music, primarily house, techno, tech house and drum'n'bass. Now they're back weekly on Sundays in Chinatown KL. Follow them athttps://www.facebook.com/playforpassion.my/. Play for Passion this Sunday's music on the evening / night to be provided by Apak, A.R.M.Y, DD, DJK, Fir Khan, HAF, Kumaraza, Nazarud, Nino Blink and Ryan.
Upstairs @ Crane KL: 10pm onwards. Wednesday with Clubland KL featuring DJ L. This Friday sees Kamil upstairs promising you some house grooves for the night. Saturday sees Phil K Lee rolling the NYE countdown with house and more.
Check the New Year Eve party list for the Monkey Safari and La Discoteca NYE night.
Weekly offerings this week at W Kuala Lumpur's Wetdeck and Woobar:
WET Deck 12th Floor – Wednesday with Kooler, Thursday with The Choobs, Friday with Victor Trixter and Zaskar, Saturday NYE with Monkey Safari, Victor G, Shazan and Lzzy, Sunday with Hong, Monday with Adrian G, Tuesday with Kuma. 7Pm onwards. Table reservations only. RSVP with them here: https://wa.me/60123479088.
Woobar 8th Floor – Friday with DJ Mie (3pm), Bionic (Low & MamDayo & Miss SS) 7.30pm, Saturday with DJ Mie (3pm) and La Discoteca NYE with Xes Xes Loveseat, Odd, Alam and Roshan and Sunday afternoon with DJ Mie.
Last Questionmark of 2022 at Ace Kuala Lumpur this Wednesday, December 28th features Meliha, MyDJShadow and Biscuit in a feet stomping celebration whilst we say goodbye to 2022. Deep House, House and Techno will be blasting out on the dancefloor from 10 PM onwards, see you there. Free entry.
Thursday there's Undergroove and Dev taking over the decks. Friday Flush features Kaiza and Ashley Black. Saturday Royal Flush with Obadius and Coco.
This Saturday New Year's Eve it's all set for countdown to midnight at The Iron Fairies KL with Sounds of Jane (Live on the Fairy Stage), Axel Groove with special guest (house and techno in the Butterfly Room) and DJ Loco (Urban Flava downstairs).
Wednesday sees Kaiza on decks in the Butterfly Room. There's also Thursday R&B with Musher and MyMax. This Friday, it's Victor Trixter with Soulmazing in the Butterfly Room, with more deep underground techno and house sounds on Sunday featuring Julia Deychuk.
THE IRON FAIRIES KL, H-G-06, HIVES, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Amateras Sky Lounge
This Friday 30 December 2022 sees Alam of Ohrwurm / Substance take to the decks to bring you some deep house and tech house in the heart/rooftop of PJ.
Amateras Sky Lounge, Level 35, Tower A, Pinnacle PJ, Jalan Utara C, PJ
Saturday New Year's Eve special 8pm till late with JLO the Band live from 8pm downstairs and DJ set by Matto upstairs.
Funky Friday this month features Daaliah for the night.
Spin Nights on Wednesdays 5pm onwards are also a weekly feature at Pisco KL.
Call +603-2142 2900 for bookings and information. Visit Pisco KL on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/piscokl for more information and dates and more booking details.
Pisco KL, 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, KL
MARINI’s on 57
It’s Playdate on 57 at Marini's On 57- a Thursday night that sets the tone for the weekend. Splendid views of the majestic KL skyline, delightful drinks and vibes to accompany the wonderful sounds of DJ MISS SS, resident DJ Timmy and maybe just a bit of Biscuit to add up to the fun. 8Pm onwards. Contact them at +603-2386 6030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Wednesday, Ladies grab your Stilettos and strut into Marini’s on 57 for Cakes and Stilettos with DJ Nexto. Party starts 9pm onwards. Dress code: Classy, Sassy and a Little Bad Assy. Contact as above.
Marini's on 57 presents Venerdi at 57 Fridays. Ladies don the style of Venus and don't forget to crown yourself with a laurel heath. And to the men, be the Emperor to the Empress. Party starts 9pm onwards. Music (open format and Top 40) by Nexto.
Marini's on 57, Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, KLCC, KL
CHEONG SOMM at REXKL
Enriching people’s lives through wine, food, conversation, music and art, Cheong Somm Wine Bar supports family owned wineries that promote sustainability for the planet with biodynamic, organic, natural and sustainable wines. Musicwise this week: Friday Fiesta with Omar for some house music from 8pm. Saturday Sessions NYE see party listing.
Cheong Somm, REX KL, 80, Jalan Sultan, KL
There's a new outlet in Chinatown. Wednesday Ladies Night features Royals with hip hop and R&B music by Ashes. Friday there's Biggie with R&B and hip hop. Saturday NY Pink hip hop and R&B with Random KID and Kirstie Maximus. 6pm onwards. For reservation DM (https://www.facebook.com/xochinatown) or call +6011-3321 7299
XO, 5, Jalan Balai Polis, Chinatown, KL
For some proper late-night shenanigans, look no further than Concubine KL. This Friday Naufal and Hangrii for some house and disco and this Saturday NY Bling with Phil K Lee and Nahsyk.
Metasky boasts Malaysia’s first combination dance floor and NFT gallery, with NFTs from content creators on display. Metasky provides a cool and relaxed atmosphere for dining and drinks, overlooking the Kuala Lumpur skyline with fantastic views of the KLCC Twin Towers, the KL Tower and the Merdeka 118 Tower.
Music for the week: Wednesday Special with The Hotbox featuring Q Dawg, Prayz, Mani, FTG, Haluxinasi, Kimjackz, Zeauk and Dan$on. With DJ MIRs on the decks and MC LIL J. RM30 presale / RM40 on the door. Contact +6012-288 4887.
Friday Frolic with SEXLANE, Senz & MC Castelo. Saturday with Misterariffin, MOCX and MC Lutz. Sunday with Senz.
Metasky is open from 5 pm to 3 am, with a combination of western cuisine and local favourites menu and exquisite decor and soundsystem to wind down after a long day.
Metasky, Level 13, Hotel Maya, 138, Jalan Ampang, KL
Check in to one of the latest to open up in KL. And they've got house and electronic music to accompany bespoke cocktails and eats being offered for your pleasure and taste buds right beside the Heritage Row in KL. KL opens Tuesday to Sunday 6pm till late. For reservations contact/DM them at https://www.facebook.com/fubar.kl or +6011-1282 6975.
FUBAR KL, 12, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, KL
Mantra Bar KL
Rooftop Lounge at Bangsar Village 2. Visitwww.MantraBarKL.comfor information, happenings and bookings or alternatively WhatsApp their reservations team at +6017-344 8299.
Mantra Bar KL, Bangsar Village 2, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, KL
Kuna Rooftop KL for an NYE Special this Saturday with Jay J, Howie with Bedi counting you down to midnight and beyond. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/kunaTREC
HG07, The Hive, TREC, 435 Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Simply Retro by Tin Box
Have you checked out Simply Retro by Tin Box outlet at TREC KL? Unwind and pay homage to the past with classic hits such as Don't Stop Believin, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and many more! Come on over and boogie with us as Simply Retro by Tin Box takes you on a musical journey back to when mirror balls ruled the dance floor. Wednesdays through Saturday with the likes of Francis, Jason Martin Experience, Jazzie Jay and Bernie playing you the classics. Opening times: Tues - Thurs: 6:30pm – 12am / Fri & Sat: 6:30pm – 1am /Sun & Mon: Closed. Reservations: https://tinbox.my/. More info:https://tinbox.my/
Simply Retro, H-G-02, HIVE, TREC 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
RED ROOM at TREC
Red Room is an extraordinary boutique club located in TREC KL, with a Brooklyn New York street vibe. Music offerings for the week: Wednesday TredLight with Dylan Drake hyped by Lil J. Thursday Thursday Take Off Afrobeats with MCHL & Ghost, hyped by Kazuki Vybez. Red Fridays with Nahsyk and Nico Robin, hyped by Ginggyboi. Saturday with music Dan $hiv and Nahsyk. Sunday with music by Musher.
RED ROOM, Electric Boulevard, 438, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
After Dark Social Club
What better time than this Friday to catch up with Leonard Sinclair on Friday as he provides the vibes and beats. For NYE on Saturday DJ Jokerz and Rina Ho countdown to midnight and beyond. For table/group bookings call +603-2201 9699.
After Dark Social Club, T-225A&B, 3rd Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, KL
Latin dances with Jinggo Bilboa
Weekly Wednesdays and Sundays (9pm) at V's Lounge, Thursdays (7pm) at Sky Lounge, with DJ Jinggo Bilboa playing anything from salsa, bachata, kizomba to urban and Afro beats. Text/Whatsapp +6017-236 0820 / +6017-359 1669 for enquiry.
V's Lounge (above Zenzero Restaurant), Level M1, Amplewest Building, Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee, KL. / Sky Lounge, Level 6, Nu Sentral, KL / Road Bar SS2, 145-1, Jalan SS2/24, PJ
dwp Bar KL
Come up to their First Floor Wine Lounge from 9pm onwards and start your Saturday night with DJ Mino and DJ Green this New Year Eve 31 December 2022. Bring your friends over and reserve a table to start your weekend. Online store: https://dwpkl.com RSVN: +6012-240 2616 / +6012-273 9842. WeChat: dwpbarkl
dwp Bar KL, Unit G-2, Ground Floor, KL Trillion, No. 338, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
Malaysia's favourite trance outfit Dash Berlin finally returns to give us a one night only intimate show at kyo’s humble basement. Do not sleep on this. Limited Presale RM138 (incl 1 drink). Ticket link: https://kyo.ubertickets.asia/
There are Ikigai Ladies on Wednesday (tonight) with Exclusive Pete and PFTD. Complimentary entry and drinks for ladies until 1am. Reverb Thursday, Boombox Friday, Saturday Fresh, and Sunday Off The Hook with some Afro thrown in. Club entry is via cover charge and advance table reservations. WhatsApp +6012-921 1730). Operating hours - 10pm to 3am. Instagram :www.instagram.com/clubkyokl
Straight Outta Maristar. Come move and groove to the best of R&B, hip hop and new era dance music at Maristar this Wednesday. The party starts 10pm onwards with DJ Ruckes on the decks. Big Bang every Friday with Top 40 and dance music by DJ Ruckes. Stardust Ladies Night at Marista every Thursday. Music by Nexto. The party starts at 9pm onwards. Guests can call +603-2386 6030 or email email@example.com to book a table.
Maristar, The Starhill, LG02, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL
The X, Bangsar
Stiletto Saturday Ladies Night with Blastique & Lish with house music this Saturday at this long established Bangsar joint. There's also Xscape Friday with R&B and hip hop music.
67G, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KL
This week they've got Noki K-Clique, Radz, MC Kayscza, K3nji and Hezron for Drip Thursday. BATE, Qu3kid, K3nji, Hezron on Friday. Saturday New Year's Eve Rampage with Qu3kid, K3nji and Hezron. Sunday New Years Day with Exist K, Qu3kid, K3nji and Hezron. Follow their Instagram: www.instagram.com/dragonfly.kl.
Dragonfly KL, Level 50, Naza Tower, Platinum Park, KLCC, KL
Visuals Jalan Gasing, PJ
Over the week at Visuals: Tuesdays: Total Rewind: Euro 80s and New Wave music by DJ Rain to chill and unwind. Wednesdays: Ladies Night with DJ Rain and Hawk. Mambo Jambo type music. Thursdays: Bad and Boujee with DJ Rain and Prinze and old skool / nu skool hip hop and R&B. Fridays: Let's Get Groovy with Rain and VDJ Alfred. Hits from the 70s to 2010. Saturdays: Notty by Nature with Rain and De Rajj. Hip hop and R&B from the 80s to 2010. Sundays: Mambo Jambo style retro with DJ Kash. Visit https://www.facebook.com/visualsbarrestaurant. For Reservations DM or WhatsApp us +6012 686 6938.
Visuals, 125a, 1st Flr, Jalan Gasing, Section 10, 46200, PJ
Music curation and DIY multipurpose space. Only open during events, please refer to their
monthly flyer or “upcoming” highlights at https://www.facebook.com/fono.kl and their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/fono.kl/. Opening hours 9PM to 1AM. RM30 cover includes 1 drink. They recommend you make a reservation via Instagram DM to secure your spot for the night.
Fono KL, Zhong Shan, Jalan Kampung Attap, KL
Check out Rust KL at https://www.facebook.com/Rusttt.KL for what's going on musically across the week. Music offered ranges from old school hip hop to house, drum'n'bass, techno to reggae and dub.
RUST KL, 115, Jalan Petaling, KL
Heading up the highlands to Genting? With a 35,000 square feet space, 6,000ft in the clouds, Zouk Genting is set to revolutionise the country’s nightlife scene by housing five distinctive destination zones under one roof. Together, Empire, Zouk Club, RedTail by Zouk, RedTail Karaoke and FUHU, a brand new vibe dining concept, will allow patrons to enjoy endless luxury in an array of ambiences in one ideal location above the clouds. This Saturday at Empire – Courtney Mills and Jerrica Misty. Over at RedTail – resident DJ Neil plays Wednesdays to Fridays. Visit https://zoukgroup.com/zouk-malaysia/ for more information or https://book.rwgenting.com/member2/OtherApp/ZoukStep1.aspx for ticketing information.
Paradiso Thursday with funk, house, disco, and deep house from Krishna and Omar. Cream Dine and Dance Friday with beats by Durrany. Island Gyal New Year's Eve with Ashley Black and Naufal playing Afrobeats, Amapiano, hip hop and R&B. Rsvp +6019-212 8295.