Live music has some exceptional ability to soothe someone’s soul. Perhaps the change of voice singing to a familiar tune gives it this ability. Alternatively, maybe this ability comes from the amazing sound quality delivered by the sophisticated musical instruments present at live music venues. However, regardless of the reason, live music has a soothing effect that people love. It seems to understand people’s stresses from all-day toiling and calm them down at the same time. This makes the evening better, and the audience simply relaxes due to its melodic, soothing tunes.
Kuala Lumpur has been and still is a huge live music arena. If you are a music lover and just so happen that you are looking for a condo for rent in KL, you might want to move as close to these venue as possible. Recently, the live music arena has witnessed growth with the rise of more live music bars. In this article, we’ve included the best venues in this category. Get to know them.
- No Black Tie
No Black Tie, commonly referred to as NBT was established by pianist Evelyn Hill in 1998. Over the years, this venue has turned out to be a great venue for live music in the city. NBT hosts various top-notch musicians from Malaysia and the neighboring regions. To cater for the different music-lovers visiting it, NBT hosts a variety of music; be it jazz, classical, blues, and folk.
The bar also offers a variety of special food and wines menu.
Jalan Nagasari & Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur,
Operating Hours: Daily except Sunday: 5PM–1AM
Phone: +60 3-2142 3737
- Alexis Bistro Ampang
Alexis is a cool bar with a wood-fired oven offering a wide variety of western and Asian food, an extensive variety of wines to choose from, fresh cakes and pastries and live jazz performances that host local and international artists.
However, two factors bar Alexis Bistro from getting the best appreciation from its customers. First is the soft drinks offered here. After paying an enormous amount of money, you get served with a canned soft drink in a tiny glass full of ice. The dishes. Another trick employed at Alexis is a reduction of serving portions. Although everyone is out to make profits, the food served at Alexis is way too little than it was in the last years. This mainly happens in the Great Eastern Mall outlet.
However, although the serving portions are less, it gives you an opportunity of tasting their excellent cakes.
Despite having these bugbears, Alexis is still a cool, stylish bistro. The chefs are here well known for their skills that deliver nothing but delicious dishes.
If you’ve not visited Alexis, make a point of attending to enjoy the super cool jazz live performances.
303, Jalan Ampang, Desa Pahlawan,
55000 Kuala Lumpur.
Sun – Thurs: 11AM – 12AM
Fri – Sat : 11 AM – 2AM
Phone: +60 3-4260 2288
- Live House
This newly-opened bar at Jalan Tun Razak has a wide variety of entertainment options. The bar has two sections, the Main room downstairs and the Live House upstairs. The main room hosts the live music while the Live House hosts comedy shows. The Main Room features DJs and live bands from Malaysia and the surrounding regions.
The bar offers burgers from the Killer Gourmet Burgers as the main meal. However, you can also order sandwiches, sliders, quesadillas, and chicken wings. For drinks, the pub offers a variety of spiked milkshakes.
E-G-07, Electric Boulevard, TREC,
Lot 434, Jalan Tun Razak, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor,
50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +60 3-2110 3962/ +60 12 3722 374
- Hide at The Roof
Hide at The Roof is your favorite hideaway in Petaling Jaya, it features various live bands from Wednesday to Saturday gracing every night with a different band. Acoustic Fourplay also takes place on Thursdays featuring music from the ‘60s and the current hits. Black Velvets plays on Saturdays with a lot of blues, soul, and rock. The “Rock The Stage” program allows aspiring and upcoming musicians to grace the stage on Wednesdays to keep the audience live.
First Avenue, Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 5pm – 1am
Tel: +60 3-8605 3388
Mezze is a bistro serving modern tapas and Mediterranean dishes. Other than the outstanding dishes, Mezze also serves as a live music venue that hosts countless local and international jazz artists every weekend. Since it was started in 2011, Mezze has been hosting various local and international artists staging mainstream and jazz performances. Every weekend, people enjoy their meals and live music performances that are well organized by Michael Veerapan, Malaysia’s popular jazz pianist.
- The Merchant Live
A walk through the short neon tunnel lands you into The Merchant Live. Here, the walls are graced with changing backlight colors. This club new club in The Armada Petaling Jaya is spacious and provides a raised area with a mix of bar stools, tables, and couches next to a DJ console, this gives you the choice of sitting near the DJ while sipping your drink or moving down to the dance floor for an enjoyable workout.
The setting indicates an atmosphere pumped up with throbbing beats and loud remixes. This club has live performances from local artists it’s the main form of entertainment. Artists take the stage daily from 9:30 pm till dawn. You can get access to drinks from the illuminated bar beside it. The bar offers a variety of cocktails and chicken chimichanga. If you don’t like relaxing in a crowd, the club offers three private suites available for booking. However, you may choose to relax privately with a group of friends since each suite accommodates a maximum of thirty people.
Lorong Utara C, Pjs 52,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Pj New Town,
Operating Hours: 6pm – 1am
Tel: +60 3-7954 6888
- Tom, Dick, and Harry’s Live
The Tom, Dick and Harry’s is a branch of the cozy tavern at the Pavilion that helps to cater for the patrons of the mall. Unlike the other two outlets, Tom, Dick and Harry’s features live band performances making it better than the rest although everything else remains the same. This bar is popularly known for their great choices of tap and bottled beers. The bar’s small space gives the snug atmosphere we most like. The bar’s award-winning mixologists compose great, original cocktails that include specialty drinks like Harry’s Fling and Dick’s Margarita. This allows you the chance to sit back, enjoy the beer and the soul-soothing music from the live band performances.
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60 3-7731 2265
Operating Hours: Daily: 11AM – 1AM