Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tate @ Intermark

It's easy to walk past this place and think there's nothing here except a wall. But that's part of the master plan for Tate, yet another 'bright idea' by the unbelievably tireless BIG Group.

Greeted by a silent knight, we took our first steps inside, unsure what loomed ahead.

Cocooned in secrecy, Tate's concept is inspired by speakeasies and private gentlemen's clubs. It's a classy, intimate space that allows customers to swiftly lose themselves in their own world.

Grab a comfortable seat by these screens, where beautiful silent movies from the 1920s play on while gentle music wafts in the background.

Cocktails at Tate are creative and complex. One of KL's most romantic concoctions: the Matahari, comprising Hennessy, chai-infused sweet vermouth, lemon juice, pomegranate & rosebuds.

Strawberry Ginger Mojito (flor de cana 4 yrs, ginger juice, strawberry, lime wedges).

Lemon Meringue Martini (luxardo limoncello, lemon juice, sugar, double cream, crackers). Drinks here were intoxicating enough to get the crowd fairly raucous by 7.30pm on a Tuesday.

Not many options for a teetotaler, but the terrific staff happily obliges requests.

Food is nearly nonexistent here. So raise your glass and drink up instead!

Our chance to hone our skills and become the next Fast Eddie Felson. Or not.

And nope, this isn't the end of The BIG Group's initiatives for 2011. The folks working for this evil empire have always been ultra-secretive about their projects, but if all goes well, there might be another bright idea to talk about before the end by July.


Tate,
Ground Floor, The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161-2367
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18 comments:

  1. No food? How can?! I guess I'll go there after I'm fed. :P

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  2. Bangsar-babe: ooh, if you arrive early enough, you can order food from tate's sister outlet outside (t forty two) ... but only before 9pm :D

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  3. So it is a drinking space. :)

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  4. So strange - that looks like a pole dancing pole attached to the table....

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  5. Ooh this place looks classy and I really like the comfy chairs. Private gentleman's club?!! Can gentle ladies go?!! haha

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  6. Michelle: yeps! and the drinks are so good, I'm happy to have nothing else :D
    J: ooh we had the exact same thought! It's almost on the edge of the table though, so it might be tricky to try any pole-dancing here =)
    Eiling: heheh, i think there was an entire table here filled with women only, laughing and joking with each other. Reminded us of the 'sex and the city' gals in their heyday :D

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  7. Looks really like a gentleman's club hor.. did you see ladies around? :P

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  8. iamthewitch: ladies are definitely welcome! i think the female : male ratio for customers on an early tuesday nite this week was about 70:30 here. but there are more guys on the service team than women, i think =)

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  9. Is there a sign outside the place?

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  10. baby sumo: heh, no sign at all! it's basically like the place WANTS to be invisible :D

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  11. another cool place create by BIG group...nice

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  12. kiki's land: ya, they're really on a roll this year! :D

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  13. Gosh Golly Gee! I wanna come here too! Pink pool table.. and the Matahari... am sold!

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  14. Ciki: it's the perfect after-dinner venue, when you wanna just kick back with a good friend and linger over drinks for hours :D

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  15. do u happen to know their operation hours? tried calling but no answer. thinking of taking a friend for birthday drinks.

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  16. pinkdollyface: oh yeah, it's only open in the evening. starts around 5pm till really, really late (past midnight definitely) :D

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  17. When my friend told me there's no food in Tate, I thought he was pulling a fast one so he doesn't have to bring me there. Ok, now that you say so, I believe him.
    Gosh, why am I trusting a total stranger.. >:-/

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  18. fui: heheh, they'll serve nuts, but no main courses :D

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