No lack of watering holes at Oasis Ara Damansara, whether you're looking for alfresco boozing - overlooking this public square's signature fountains - or indoor drinking & dining in pub settings.
First up on our expedition: Foley's, which brands itself as an Irish-influenced bar, though the food here is decidedly more diverse, for better or worse; Thai-style chicken wings, nachos & teriyaki chicken chops litter the menu.
Guinness beef stew, with seared beef cubes stewed in stout, root veggies & herbs for three hours, owe the heaviest debt to Irish heritage; lamb stews & cottage pies are also available.
The Roulette, a neighbouring restaurant & bar, attracts its own crowd with an anything-goes menu: Chicken satay? Sure. Seafood tom yam soup? Might as well. Pepperoni pizzas? Only if you say so. Freshwater prawn noodles? Why not, right?
We gambled - & lost - on the baked beef burger (RM25). Better luck next time (unless the house really always wins).
The Roulette's cocktails (RM40 each, for high rollers) bear names like Blackjack (gin-based), Baccarat (rum) & poker (vodka).
Above Foley's, there's Oasis Sky Bar, perched on a relatively lowly second floor, though it does offer a clear view of the skies.
As the sun sets, the square comes alive; it was a drizzly evening, so most folks fled inside to stay warm & dry - though the latter might not apply to the amount of liquor being poured around.
Foley's, The Roulette & Oasis Sky Bar
Oasis Square, Ara Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Check out the latest edition of Eat Drink KL: 100 Favourites, featuring 100 recommended restaurants for July-September 2014, including more than 20 new entries for this quarter.
Link expires Sept 30, 2014; see blog entries after that date for new link.
Stay up to date: The Eat Drink KL newsletter is sent by email to subscribers every Monday; it's the Klang Valley's foremost weekly round-up of new restaurant openings (even before they're featured on this blog), F&B promotions & other tasty tidbits.
Subscribe to Eat Drink KL Weekly for free via this following link:
Eat Drink KL: Small Businesses, Huge Flavours is the first eBook to help customers navigate the diversity of independent F&B entrepreneurs who bake & boil in their own kitchens, offering some of Malaysia's finest, most fascinating food products.