Bangsar's Telawi neighbourhood this month welcomes a likeable new cocktail bar that's whipping up fun, fairly priced creations; Six could easily become a buzzy destination for many drinkers in the months ahead.
The set-up here, perched on a shop-lot first floor, is kept simple & reasonably cosy, staffed by a friendly crew; head here early in the night, when Cafe del Mar chill-out compilations play soothingly on the speakers.
Six's main man, Imran, previously honed his craft at establishments like Garibaldi & Ril's; his offerings at Six show off his skills, mostly steering clear of cliched cocktails in favour of this wittier 'Guinness Tarik.'
Guinness stout, Angostura 7-year-old rum, condensed milk, nutmeg & freshly grated kaffir lime combine forces for a real treat; silky-smooth & easy to drink, with a beery aftertaste. Crowd-pleasing, for certain.
Prices are surprisingly reasonable, particularly for Bangsar: A 500-ml serving that four can share clocks in at RM42 nett.
A whole egg goes into '6 Nights Stands' (RM32 nett), a lusciously fruity-fresh pleasure with Ketel One vodka, Aperol, Campari, lime, gomme syrup & house-made orange bitters. Also well-recommended.
'6 Wrongs Do Make A Right' (RM32), comprising Dark Caribbean Rum, Gula Melaka, Aperol, sharp lime juice, house-made grapefruit bitters, green apple foam & an apple 'fan.' Six's cocktails taste not nearly as nuanced as they sound, but ultimately, they're still delicious.
'6 Peas In A Pod' (RM32), Six's take on the classic Gimlet, with Plymouth Gin subtly infused with basil olive oil, balanced with fresh lime, house-made tonic syrup & lemon bitters, served up Martini-style.
'6 In The City' shooter (RM28), with comforting Bailey's, Kahlua, Galliano & Vanilla Bubbles.
Maker's Mark bourbon with Demerara brown sugar & herbs (RM26); less flashy but potentially still fulfilling.
Six currently serves no food, but customers can order from La Creperie De Caroline below.
SIX Cocktail Bar
33A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Tues-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, 4pm-1am. Tel: 03-2202-0029
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