If you and your friends are dying for an evening of cool creepy fun, then lumber over to The Deceased, a speak-easy bar on Jalan Sultan in downtown KL. The Deceased has eerie drinks and décor that is sure to haunt your dreams, chats and Instagram for weeks to come.
The Deceased is themed around Chinese mythology on death and spells, with some ghoulish Halloween influences lurking in the corners. Great effort is put into the presentation of the cocktails, and if the bartender isn’t busy, he can share the haunting stories behind them.
We don’t want to spoil too much of the friendly fright that awaits you, but we want to share a bit of the hair-raising experience we had there.
Once we found the entrance door outside, we braved our way up the stairway to hell. Inside, the bar is lined with an old wooden medicine hall cabinet, decorated with voodoo dolls and alcohol spirits.
There is also outdoor garden seating, and a spooky party room you can book in advance if you are having a special event.
We started our macabre night with the Petty Person Bashing (RM45) and the Tea of Oblivion (RM45) cocktails. The Petty Person Bashing is a generous mix of London Dry Gin and tuak with kumquat syrup and lemon bitters. Before you sip this drink, you are encouraged to bash a straw doll to vent any petty anger you may be harboring.
The Tea of Oblivion was a spicy jasmine infused gin with red chili padi and orange bitters., and represents the tea drunk at the time of reincarnation, to help the spirit forget its previous life and time in hell. Both drinks were quite strong and helped us forget our worries, for sure!
Death and Delirium you need not fear
Come, revel in them
With cocktails and beer.
Oh, but where this parody of Hell may be?
Why, at The Deceased
Hanging on the bar is where you will find me.
We later had the Ghost Marriage (RM42) and the Wuhan Bat Soup (RM48) cocktails.
The Ghost Marriage was a generous mix of jasmine infused gin and sweet vermouth, and if you are alone, you can drink one glass, if you are looking for someone special, you should drink from two glasses.
The Wuhan Bat Soup is an irreverent bowl of Dewar’s White Label, Bombay London Dry and Chinese Yellow Wine.
Don’t be scared if cocktails aren’t your poison. The Deceased has a good variety of wine and beer. They even create their own home brew potions of beer. We particularly enjoyed the Guava homebrew beer (RM18).
The Deceased is also known for sharing bowls – large drinks meant to be shared among a group of 8 people. Maybe once the vaccine is in full swing, we can really enjoy that once again.
If you get hungry, The Deceased can conjure up some tasty food from Hell’s Kitchen, including Vegan Buddha Rice (RM22), Salted Egg Chicken Chop (RM26), Sambal Petai Burger (RM28) and pastas that include Classic Carbonara (RM25), Spicy Salted Fish (RM28) and Smoked Duck (RM30). There are also salads and all day breakfast, for those of you who can’t come out when the sun is up.
Fancy a freaky night out that is sure to haunt your dreams for days to come, then creep on over to The Deceased. It’s a nightmare to be shared with your friends!
The Deceased: 55, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur (Above Mingle Cafe)
CMCO Operating hours: open every day from 4 pm-12 am, kitchen close at 9.15 pm
For inquiries or reservations, please contact Whatsapp: +60 1820 00262 or Email: email@example.com