Once the sun goes down, Kuala Lumpur transforms into a vibrant, energetic place. You can dance the night away at a throbbing club or chill out with friends at a posh rooftop bar. Whether you want to enjoy a cool drink with friends or groove to the latest hits from popular DJs, there are many nightclubs in KL and Bangsar.

The upscale, multi-level Play Club Dance club KL at The Roof has been a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike since its opening. The glitzy club boasts a spacious dance floor, a state-of-the-art sound system, and plenty of comfortable couches. It also has a VIP area and bottle service. Guests can expect to hear an eclectic mix of music from hip hop and RnB to techno and trance. For RM 15, you can party all night long at this club in Kuala Lumpur.

This nightclub is located in a hotel at the heart of the Golden Triangle, and its name speaks for itself: this place is for serious clubbers. Its spacious dancefloor is perfect for dancing and has a large screen to show the latest music videos and performances. The music is also varied: from hip-hop and RnB to house, techno, and even psychedelic trance.

For those who want to party in the city centre, Club Kyo is one of the most popular options in Kuala Lumpur. The club specializes in electronic music and can accommodate up to 130 people. It has a great selection of cocktails and is very affordable. You can also find a lot of local DJs here and you can enjoy their performances for cheap prices.

Beach Club in TREC is another great option for those who love the oldies but goodies. It revives the diverse music of years past, including 70’s Funk and Soul, 80’s Rock and Dance-Pop and disco. The music makes for a relaxed atmosphere and the crowd is friendly as well. It can get crowded on Saturday nights so be sure to arrive early.

The COVID-19 pandemic and movement restrictions dealt a heavy blow to most industries, but some were able to adapt and survive by pivoting their business models. In the case of nightclubs, offering their cocktails for takeaway and delivery was a smart move that allowed them to continue operating during the lockdowns. Despite the tough times, the Klang Valley still has many lively clubs and lounges to choose from.

Changkat Bukit Bintang is regarded as the ‘it’ party district in Kuala Lumpur, lined with a wide variety of international 2-storey resto bars, snazzy nightclubs and posh lounge bars. Some of the best clubs here have a dazzling array of designs, from futuristic-looking structures to an impressive DJ console made out of a Boeing 747 commercial aircraft’s turbine engine.

It is advisable to check out the age restriction before entering any club in Malaysia. Some clubs set the minimum age to 21 years, but others allow a younger crowd with proof of identification. It is also a good idea to dress comfortably as some clubs have strict dress codes.