Monday, July 11, 2016

The Astor Bar, Como, Ah Fatt Tyre Shop, Piano Bar, Bora Bora, Nouveau 7

Custom-made panels glide open to reveal the entrance to The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur's flagship bar, an imposing scene made luxurious with marble, brass & leather, showcasing the sultry sophistication of signature cocktails like The Rat Pack Rusty Nail (RM65; a theatrics-filled tribute to Sinatra & Co - Maker's Mark Bourbon, Drambuie, triple sec & bitters, imbued with the depth of smoked hickory), materialising with a vaporous introduction at the table.

The Astor Bar
Level 2, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 5pm-1am. Tel: 03-2727-1111

For these other watering holes: Not a review, only a casual chronicle of some of our stops over an extended period of time for cocktails & wine: TREC KL's Como for a Pisco Sour ...

... Mesui's uniquely atmospheric Ah Fatt Tyre Shop for Sangrias & Martinis (however, this venue has since closed down) ...

... Piano Bar at Solaris Mont Kiara ...

... Bora Bora at Oasis Ara Damansara ...

& Nouveau 7 at PJ's 10 Boulevard.

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  1. AnonymousJuly 12, 2016

    Ah Fatt Tyre Shop has closed down? What a pity! Very interesting concept. I love those old school circular bamboo chairs, had those once. That St Regis must be a very high class hotel, judging from the bar. I would stick out like a sore thumb. :(

    1. Suituapui: yeah, it was pretty unique - love how they took the effort to source all those automotive-related ornaments especially ;) i think you'd be fine at the st regis la! :)

  2. Oh... I think I might need some new tyres... and a cocktail to go with them. ;-)

    1. The Yum List: haha, quite an unconventional pairing of concepts ;)

  3. Oh, your cocktail fund sure takes you places! LOL!

    1. Phong Hong: haha, yes, I need to stretch it as far as I can! ;)

  4. St. Regis is already opened? The last I was in KL City, it was still being developed. =O I'm not a big fan of bars, but I sure am keen in Astor. =)

    1. Ciana: yeah, st regis has been up and running for a couple of months now! i did like the astor bar ... it's the kind of elegant hotel bar with comfortable seating you can really sink into for the night :D

  5. AnonymousJuly 15, 2016

    4 different bar with 4 different environment.
    The Astor Bar, definitely looking so 'atas'.

    1. Melissa: yeah, it's nice to explore these different bars ... a fun way to spend the evening :D