Friday, November 5, 2010

Lava

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.

Lava Bar,
Jalan Berangan.
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22 comments:

  1. Hmm, one wonders what the bevy of tightly attired female employees are called - The Lava Lamps? The Lava Lasses? :P

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  2. lfb: lava lovelies! now try saying that 10 times fast! :D

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  3. Lava Lovelies. Lava Lovelies. Lava Lovelies. Lava Lovelies. Lava Lovelies. Lava Lovelies. Lava Lovelies. Lava Lovelies. Lava Lovelies. Lava Lovelies.

    There.

    :P

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  4. Joe: seemed too exploitative to take photos of them! And as for the food, didn't feel like having chicken wings and burgers, heheh
    Lfb: Say it, not type it! (i wanna hear u say 'lava lovies' sted of 'lovelies' before u hit five) :p

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  5. All the lava lava is making me think of a certain Mr. Lova Lova song by Shaggy... :P

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  6. HAHAHA! kenny is so funny .. how bout a Mr Lova Lova my wat too eh? :D

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  7. Yarrr. Where's the food? And no piccies of the Lava Lovelies oso.. :p

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  8. Looks like a great hangout place, but it's a reminder that CBB will never be the way I remember it from a couple of years back. It's kinda depressing.

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  9. lfb: ooh, i had a chance encounter with shaggy once ... outside an adelaide hotel. but i didn't recognize him until i heard his voice :D
    ciki: bleh, he's not THAT funny lah! (ok, ok, i had to say that to prevent his head from swelling when he reads what u wrote!) :D
    j: maybe i need to go back for the food here! but i tried not to take photos of the service team, cos they seemed a bit embarrassed :D
    lemongrass: ya, i'm glad the businesses here are doing well, but i worry that too many clubs might kinda ruin this place, somewhat similar to what happened to asian heritage row. i still love many of changkat's restaurants, but maybe i'm getting old, so the atmosphere at, say, jalan bangkung seems more appealing :D

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  10. Hahah, I bet. He has one rather distinctive voice. And that's right - his name is Shaggy. I kept remembering it as Scooby but figured that couldn't be right, no matter how ridiculous the names these hip-hop stars gave themselves these days. :P

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  11. lfb: hip-hop stars where got ridiculous names wan. lil wayne, ne-yo, t-pain, ludacris, bruno mars all sound so kewl... oh, unless u're thinking of puff daddy :D

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  12. Puff Daddy? Isn't he called P Diddy now? Or just Diddy? Or maybe just Did or Dy? Hard to keep up... :P

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  13. lfb: maybe we should just refer to him by his real name then, sean combs. see, all the seans are the most vibrantly creative people around (and to a lesser extent, so are the shawns and shauns) :D

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  14. Haha, wait till Shaun Lee of WineActually.com reads this!

    (But he probably won't - who visits the back posts, aside from the two of us nattering away in the comments section as usual?)

    :P

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  15. lfb: coincidentally, i'm meeting shaun for dinner next week. he's helping to reunite me with a long-lost cousin from malacca (i haven't seen her in more than a decade) who coincidentally happens to be one of his good friends who studied in london with him! i'd invite u along, but my tearful, emotional reunion with said cousin would probably reduce u to mush (not a good thing) :D

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  16. You can't possibly invite me along cos that would make a table of four - and don't you have a Rule of Three (Max. Pax) for your dining experiences? :P

    P.S. I can't be reduced to mush when I'm cold, hard stone. Don't you READ my blog? :P

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  17. lfb: hmmm, on one hand, u could prove useful in helping to finish the food, which is certain to be plentiful. but on the other hand, your excessive alliteration might drive everyone insane :P
    p.s. aiya, even a petronas deepavali tv ad can reduce u to mush lah.

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  18. Excessive alliteration? That does not work. How about abundant alliteration? :D

    P.S. But I dun watch TV wor...

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  19. lfb: that's atrocious alliteration! begone, foul demon! :P
    p.s. can find on youtube lah...

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  20. huh how come i passed by Jalan Berangan and I didn't notice this place one?!! must be too drunk.. haha

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  21. eiling: heheh, it's just on your left, after you pass bakita, albion and bar italia :D

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