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Piccolo Hotel

101 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpurwww.piccolohotel.com.my

Its location within KL’s Golden Triangle – where all the shopping, eating and clubbing can be found – makes Piccolo Hotel the perfect choice. Just step out of its lobby and you’re in the thick of it all, with the popular Bintang Walk right at your footstep. You’ll appreciate its effortless design where your comfort is priority. No fuss, no hoo-ha – Piccolo Hotel keeps it sleek and convenient with its modern facilities to make your stay in KL worthwhile.

WXYZ

Aloft Hotel, 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpurwww.facebook.com/AloftKualaLumpurSentral

The signature bar for Aloft hotels worldwide, WXYZ is a good choice if you want a night of pool playing, hanging out with friends and making some new ones as you sip on signature cocktails. What to try? The Malaysian Princess Mai Tai with its mixture of rum, blueberries and kaffir leaves served with a separate portion of pineapple, orange juice and grenadine to drink after for a local twist. Designed to look like a lounge pad with its purple leather sofas and colourful details, make sure to catch local indie bands and live acts every night from Tuesdays to Fridays.

Sultan Lounge

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 50088, Kuala Lumpur City Centrewww.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur

Designed to feel like an opulent Arabian tent with its ultra-chic and contemporary décor and triple-height water feature, Sultan Lounge is where you’ll find the who’s who in town partying and mingling as the DJ plays from a gold-plated booth. There are 10 private booths to give you more privacy and each night features a theme such as ladies night, Russian night and Top 40s. Guest DJs make their appearance at Sultan Lounge once a month to spin. Sip on a special concoction mixed by their team of mixologists and let the music entertain. 

Providence

Lot G19 Ground Floor, The Intermark 348, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpurwww.facebook.com/providencekl

There’s clubbing and then there’s VIP clubbing at Providence, which is set to bring an experience fit for an A-list clubber. With its luxurious décor, state-of-the-art audiovisual system, and OLED lighting system (a first in the Kuala Lumpur club scene), you’re in for a superb partying experience. Themed nights are an attraction while international artistes and DJs have a tendency to pop around unannounced. To get your spot here, call up ahead of time or email them to book a table. It’s so exclusive that once tables are booked, no one else will be let in. Talk about a seriously strict door policy.  

Heli Lounge

34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpurwww.facebook.com/Heliloungebar

A party spot right on top of a helipad? You’d better believe it at Heli Lounge Bar. Situated on top of a 36-floor building, the bar has no windows, walls or ceilings to block the 360-degree view of the city, Heli Lounge is truly one of its kind. Tables and chairs are spread out on this helipad for you to sit and chill. Just make sure you stay away from the edges, OK? For more action, head two floors down for the dance area and a DJ console crafted out of a Boeing 747 turbine and a Boeing 737 side panel seat as a booth.

Butter Factory

1, Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpurwww.thebutterfactorykl.com

Had enough of EDM? Then check out Butter Factory, the KL-version of the immensely popular club in Singapore, where R&B and hip-hop tunes dominate the night. A huge two-storey club with 10,000 square feet, there’ll be plenty of space to mingle and party as resident DJs spin beat-pumping tunes. Themed parties are a hit where clubbers come dressed in their most creative and most outstanding. After all, it’s where everyone goes to be seen.

Vertigo

6th Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpurwww.vertigo.my

This rooftop club has not only one but two music rooms to cater for its partygoers. If you’re into dance music, head to Nero where its LED dance floor appeals to the cooler crowd. Or if you’re more of the glamorous type, the Hollywood-esque Bianco will cater to you and your chic party ways. Both rooms have played host to top DJs from around the world, entertaining partygoers well into the night. 

Club Neverland

1, Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpurwww.clubneverland.com

With its neon-lit entrance, impressive stage and runway, Club Neverland is a swanky cool spot. In-your-face décor aside, it is also the first club in KL to have an in-house 3D Projecting Mapping Show, high-tech lasers with a huge LED panel attached to the wall for a massive “light” show. Resident DJs get you on the dance floor with the hottest club tracks while big-name international acts such as Steve Aoki summon up an impressive queue up front, basking in the neon glow. 

Skybar

33rd Floor, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Malaysiawww.skybar.com.my

If all you’ve been hearing about Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Towers, you won’t be disappointed with the view at this bar where the iconic landmark is at its glorious best. Right outside its windows are the two towers at its Instagram best. Snap a shot and then enjoy the rest of your night at one of the KL’s glamorous spots. With a 26-metre pool right in the middle and cabanas all around to chill out in, Skybar is impressive from the start.