There’s nothing better than an ice cold beer after a hard week of work. First and foremost, craft beer is made by small, independent, and traditional brewers. Thus, there are different flavours and editions which might not be found in mainstream beers.
Here’re some places to cool off with some craft beer.
#1: Ales & Lagers
Located in a printing shop in Publika, Ales and Lagers has been around for about 5 years and it’s a great place to hang out at because it’s chill and not too noisy. Most of the craft beer and ciders sold here comes in bottles and come from every place imaginable including Cambodia!
Address: D5-G4-3, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, No.1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Daily, 3pm to 1am
This place has the same owner as Ales and Lager but it differs because it has more craft beers on tap (up to 8!). No worries because its refrigerator is also well-stocked with bottles of craft beers and cider. This joint is more happening probably due to its proximity to lots of yummy food places in Damansara Uptown.
#3: Takumi Craft Bar
This is the place to be if you’re a hardcore fan of Japanese libations and also happen to be in the heart of KL. Located in Isetan at Lot10, Takumi serves Japanese craft beer, whiskies, wines and spirits. Popular Japanese beer such as Hitachino Nest and Suiyoubi no Neko can be found, among others.
Address: Isetan The Japan Store, Lower Ground Floor, Lot 10, 50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Daily, 11am to 9pm
Another chill place to have a whale of a time (ayy ayy?), PAUS has a good selection of Irish, New Zealand and Australian craft beer but it could change depending on what’s in stock. What sets this drinking hole apart is that it has a food menu that really goes with the beers served here.
Address: 42a (1st Floor), Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 12am; Closed on Sundays