Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bar Art @ Chinatown

The Warehouse at Chinatown has opened a new ground-floor bar, where customers can sip stellar cocktails before heading upstairs to Ril's Steakhouse for dinner.

The revamped furnishing here is replete with hipster quirks that feel evocative of Palate Palette, full of artistic flourishes & creative conversation-starters.

Take a table & admire the latest set of paintings on The Warehouse's walls, as mid-'90s Radiohead wafts in the background.

Sofas & couches are the comfiest choice ...

... but sitting on the floor is also an option.

Expertly executed, proudly potent: Rum Swizzle, Bermuda's national cocktail, featuring rum & bitters bolstered by the tropical tang of lemon juice, pineapple juice & orange juice.

Cherry Ting _ vodka, cherry brandy, bitters & best of all, a fresh, plump cherry at the base, soaking up the boozy brilliance.

Classic Martini (gin, with a whisper of vermouth) & Negroni (gin, campari, vermouth).

Tommy's Margarita (made marvelous with a splash of agave nectar) & Orange Daiquiri.

Earlier entries on The Warehouse & Ril's Steakhouse: September 29, 2011, September 30, 2011, October 4, 2011 & November 13, 2011.





Bar Art @ The Warehouse,
Jalan Tun H.S. Lee (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur.
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41 comments:

  1. Methinks Bar Art has substantially less Astro-turf than Palate Palette. :P

    Beautiful place. :)

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    1. Kenny: heheh, i guess they don't need no Astro-turf! :D and here i thought it was the beauty of a certain bartender that would have caught your eye :P

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    2. Beautiful place... and that certainly includes all within it. (Better? Hehe.)

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  2. Wow, now even nicer than last time we went!

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    1. CK: yaa, it was already quite nice-looking previously, but it's even better now! :D

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  3. Nice looking bartender too, if I may add. :P

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    1. Baby Sumo: i won't argue with you on that point! :D

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  4. The place certainly looks very unique! I love arts too. However it wouldn't be a place that I would enjoy being at all the time. Perhaps I would every two or three weeks just to meet friends for a casual talk in shorts and a tee.

    Ooh did you have a date when you went there? Ehehe

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    1. Rad: heh, this occasion was just a casual chat with a friend, like you said. Except that it was after work on a weekday, so we weren't in shorts and t-shirts :D

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  5. Wow! Looks 'arty' :-) Can't wait to check out this spot. I've been hearing about Ril's too - have you eaten there?

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, ril's is great too. They have a pumpkin croquette with eggs that's absolutely awesome :D

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    1. Michelle: I like early Radiohead. I don't understand post-2000 Radiohead :D

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  7. Mmmm you can show me all the artsy cocktails that you want but all I see is the cute guy in the first pic! :P Hehhee ok and perhaps the Cherry Ting!

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, so the bartender is the main attraction for you, not the booze :D

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  8. Hmmmmmmmmmm the deco looks artsy but I'm not so sure about that table on the floor. Seems way too low to be comfortable lying there.

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    1. Timing: heh, i wouldn't choose that table either, but it looks cool! =)

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  9. another gem in Chinatown! a drink (or its probably drinks) then upstairs for a lovely steak.

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    1. Missyblurkit: and you can carry on drinking upstairs! :D

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  10. Looks like a nice place to unwind and relax...

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    1. Smitten by Food: yeps, especially after a grueling day at work :D

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  11. I'm more interested in the bartender. ;-)

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    1. Bangsar-babe: shhhh, you're married already! heheh =)

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    1. Ciki: hope you have a blast! :D

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  13. Very artistic n comfy place.....
    it doesn't need to b glamourous bar..
    D price reasonable?

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    1. Simple Person: oh ya, it's very different from the other bar in KL. and ya, prices are OK. cocktails maybe RM30 each...

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  14. I love all these paintings. Very artsy fartsy. heheh

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    1. Eiling: i actually wish i could paint like that! :D

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  15. I wonder if the bartender read blogs :P

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    1. Rebecca: i hope not :D

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    2. Not very often but he's reading this one! Haha...

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    3. Blastoid: oops! how embarrassing, heheh :D

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    4. Haha, no worries, was a flattering review, thank you!

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    5. I want to go there tonight! Anyone knows until what time are they open?and the last order? id appreciate it....

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    6. Quekky: hmmm, i'm guessing they'd be open till at least midnight =)

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  16. Thanks to your recommendations, 7 very satisfied and satiated customers dined there recently. One of them is a convert and swears by the steaks there now. LOL!

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    1. Unkaleong: great! satisfied AND satiated! happy to hear that :D

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  17. I actually wrote an article abt the art here. it's by a guy called azimin tazilan and its all about microarchitecture. he's got some cool stories to tell abt his art.
    http://my.lifestyleasia.com/en/features/entertainment/azimin-tazilan-s-bagi-jalan-at-the-warehouse-gallery-10527/

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    1. Baby Sumo: hey, that's an interesting, informative article. i remember seeing his paintings there last week, and i thought the bulldozers were an interesting theme in many of his paintings. pricey though, heh! :D

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