A rising number of clubs and bars have crept up on Changkat Bukit Bintang and its surroundings, transforming a formerly calm dining haven into a crowded party zone.
Lava Bar is the latest entry here; its bevy of tightly attired female employees and booming music could be an ominous harbinger of things to come.
The cocktails are OK though: we liked the Horse's Neck (brandy, angostura bitters, dry ginger ale, lemon) & Paddy O'Hooligan (baileys, green creme de menthe, mint)
Mudslide (kahlua, baileys, vodka, ice) & Black Widow (dark rum, southern comfort, lime juice, curacao, soda). Bar food is available, but nothing alluring for now.