Best places to party in Kuala Lumpur (great night out)

Best party places in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (“KL” to the locals) is the vibrant capital city of Malaysia.

Some travellers are surprised to learn that KL has countless bars, pubs, and nightclubs and there are places to party every night of the week.

Roam around the streets at night and you’ll find the city packed with partygoers and late-night revelers all ready to have some fun.

From Mantra in Bangsar to Zouk at TREC, there’s no shortage of exciting places to party in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur indeed does has a lot to offer when it comes to late night entertainment, but that’s only if you know where to go.

With much lower entree fees compared to clubs in Singapore, the clubs in KL are definitely much more accessible for those who are on a budget looking to have fun.

With there being so many party spots in KL, it can be daunting to try to figure out where to go on any given night of the week.

Let’s dive in and take a closer look at some of the best places to party in Kuala Lumpur.

Let’s get started…

Best place to party in Kuala Lumpur

In no particular order, here are some places that might be right up your alley:

  1. Zouk Club, TREC

    The newly renovated club is one of the best places that you can party in Kuala Lumpur if you’re into super loud, high-intensity music and lights and huge crowds of early 20 somethings getting exceedingly drunk at their own tables with their own bottles.

    It’s a blast.

    It’s a hotspot for nightclubbers and party-goers from all over Malaysia, with a few travellers sprinkled in amongst the crowd. 

    Zouk KL is located at the popular TREC area (which also features many other bars) and features one of the best lineups in both local and international DJs.

    If you’re looking for a real “nightclub” experience, this is probably the place for you.

    Zouk has eight clubbing spaces each having their very own theme and dancing experience for party-goers. 

    Opening Hours: Sun-Tue: 10 p.m – 3 a.m
                              Wed-Thu: 10 p.m – 4 a.m
                              Fri-Sat: 5 p.m – 5 a.m

    Location: 436 Jalan Tun Razak (TREC), Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

    Contact: +603 2110 3888

    WebsiteZoukClub
  2. Jiro KL

    The Club features one of the best electronic, R&B, techno, trance and progressive tracks in Kuala Lumpur. Located right in the heart of Bangsar, you’re sure to be amazed by the beautiful view of Bangsar Village and Telawi while you’re busy partying the night away.

    Jiro is well equipped with bars that are capable of providing an onslaught of drinks for hardcore partiers. Jiro KL is also one of the big supporters for both local and international DJs which gives you a unique lineup every month.

    Opening hours: Sun-Mon: 7.00 p.m- 3.00 a.m

    Location: Jalan Telawi 3, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Contact: +601 139 169 629

    WebsiteJiroKL
  3. Club Kyo KL

    Club Kyo is a cool venue in the basement of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel near the Petronas Twin Towers.

    The crowd is usually similar to Zouk, mostly partyers in their twenties. But, the club is nowhere near as big as Zouk.

    Kyo is home to one of the most spacious dance floors in KL city which can accommodate up to 770 people. If you’re looking for a spot that serves up upbeat house, techno, hip-hop, and R&B tracks, Club Kyo is the spot for you. 

    Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 5.00 p.m – 1.00 a.m

    Location: Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Contact: +603 2380 8888

    WebsiteClubKyo
  4. Artebar (TREC)

    Artebar is a place where vibrant art meets clubbing.

    This famous party hotspot in Kuala Lumpur features a unique DC comics artwork dangling from the ceiling above. The hip hop and R&B match the cool decore of the place.

    It’s one of the popular spots in Kuala Lumpur to enjoy a night out. 

    Nestled in among a bunch of other bars at the popular TREC party district, Artebar is easy to find because it’s usually one of the busiest places.

    Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 5 p.m – 3 a.m

    Location: No 3 Electric Boulevard TREC, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
  5. BarAtas

    If you like old school Malaysian culture, BarAtas is the place for you.

    BarAtas combines modern hip-hop music with old Malaysian cultural artifacts like Chinese lanterns and a rusty old bike that’s sure to give you a feeling of nostalgia.

    They also feature one of the weirdest concoction of cocktails such as Cendol Atas that is sure to keep you on your toes.

    Best of all, ladies get free cocktails for the whole night twice a week. BarAtas is definitely the place to be if you’re on a budget.

    Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 5 p.m – 3 a.m

    Location: 3-1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
  6. Six

    Just like Artebar, SIX is similar in the sense that you can get your hunger fixed while having a great night out partying.

    Ladies get to party for cheap with SIX’s specialty drinks from 10:30p.m onwards on Wednesday and Thursday.

    It’s a great place to party if R&B tracks are your thing. 

    Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 7 p.m – 3 a.m

    Location: 33 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
  7. FUZE Club

    Fuze club is one of the largest clubs in Kuala Lumpur, able to accommodate 1,500 people.

    It’s one of the hotspots to catch international DJs like Alexis Grace and Marshmellow to kick start the party into full swing. The interior decor is decked out with laser lights and features a balcony that overlooks the entire dance floor.

    Looking for more excitement? 

    Join one of their themed nights such as Ultraviolet on Thursdays, Loco on Fridays and Kink on Saturdays. You’re bound to have a great time partying at Fuze.

    Opening hours: Thu-Sat: 10 p.m – 3 a.m
                              Sun: 9 a.m- 3 a.m

    Location: 1 Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
  8. Under9 KL

    Under9 Kuala Lumpur is an underground club featuring house and techno tracks. It’s a good choice if you want to avoid the crowds of mainstream clubbers.

    Under9 Kuala Lumpur is located along Jalan Ampang within Bangunan Ming Annexe. The club is not as big as most of the popular ones like Zouk and can only accommodate about 130 people at a time.

    If you’re looking for a chill place to party Under9 KL might be the place for you. 

    Opening Hours: Friday & Saturday: 22.00 – Late

    Location: Bangunan Ming Annexe 9, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
  9. The Box at Elysium Bar & Terrace

    At The Box, it’s more than just music and drinks. It’s a place where you can party all night long to mixed-genre beats while enjoying the majestic views of the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower.

    Make sure to keep an eye out for their weekly themed nights such as Underground Sound of Substance, Dictatorship, and The Sweatbox.

    These are some of the best theme parties in Kuala Lumpur.

    Opening Hours: Sunday: 5.00 p.m- 1.00 a.m
                                Wed-Sat: 5.00 p.m- 12:00 a.m

    Location: Wisma Goldhill, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  10. The Rabbit Hole

    The Rabbit Hole is very popular amongst young clubbers. It’s located in a pre-colonial house in Changkat, Bukit Bintang.

    The Rabbit Hole features four unique spaces for you to explore, each with its own style and theme. 

    Opening hours: Sunday- Thursday: 4.00 p.m – 2.00 a.m
                              Friday-Sat: 4.00 p.m – 3.00 a.m

    Location: 16, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  11. Vibes Club

    Vibes Club is located along the main stretch of TREC- it’s pretty hard to miss.

    The 3,000 sq ft night club features a mix of both local and international DJs blasting EDM beats all through the night.

    Check out their weekly themed night such as Virgin, 24K, Baetahouse, Luvee, Vibrations, and Swag if you’re looking for something new to spice up your party sessions.

    Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 6.00 p.m- 5.00 a.m
                              Sun: 6.00 p.m- 12.00 a.m

    Location: 436, Jalan Tun Razak, Kelab Gold Diraja Selangor, 50400 Kuala Lumpur

Best Places to Party in KL final word

There are certainly plenty of places to party in KL. In some ways, there are too many options and it’s hard to figure out where to go on any given night to find a party that suits your preference.

But one thing is for sure – KL certainly isn’t a conservative anti-drinking anti-party city. No way. If anything it’s the exact opposite. I’m always surprised to see so many people out and about having drinks literally every night of the week.

KL has so much to offer and if you’re getting sick of nightclubs and bars and want to explore a few more cultural places at night, check out my other article that covers a bunch of cool things that you can do at night in KL.

I hope this article was helpful, and if you happen to come across any other great party places that you think should make this list feel free to reach out to me and I’ll investigate 😎

Safe travels! ✌🏼

Marty Spargo

I first visited Malaysia as a tourist in 2004 and frequently returned for short visits over the next decade or more before moving to Kuala Lumpur to live in 2018. I live and work in KL, but remember what it's like to see the city for the first time as a tourist, so I try to create helpful articles with that in mind. You can read my full bio here.

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