Dieticians have advised that we should be mindful of what we eat especially when we’re cooped up at home during Movement Control Order but this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to completely cease alcohol consumption. A glass of wine or cocktail can provide positive psychological benefits. If you miss those unwinding sessions at the bar after work, our local joints are delivering their signature drinks to you while you #dudukdirumah.
Dubbed the Best Bar in Malaysia in 2019, Coley — owned by award-winning bartender CK Kho — boasts many contemporary creations that draw inspiration from Malaysian flavours. During the MCO period, a shorter menu of cocktails will be available for delivery from Thursday to Saturday. The cocktails are made fresh and are packaged in 320ml cans or 100ml bottles with a serving of clear ice. Crowd favourites include the Peanut Butter and Jelly, with Tequila Blanco, blueberries and white vermouth and the refreshing Gin and Coconut, a sure-fire drink to beat the heat.
View the menu here. To order, Whatsapp or call 019 270 9179.
Nomi Tomo Saké Bar
KL’s very first saké specialty bar, Nomi Tomo (translated to “drinking buddies” in Japanese) was established as a venue for convivial get-togethers and after-work unwinds. But since public gatherings are no longer allowed for the time being, set up your own de-stressing corner at home and order in a bottle of fine saké instead. Better yet, get your buddies to order the same thing and kanpai via Zoom. We suggest a bottle of Gasanryu Junmai Fuka, a floral sake made from Miyama Nishiki rice. Did we mention the sakés are all 20% off?
See the full menu here. Whatsapp 016 661 5907 or 016 339 8835 to order.
Rum aficionados, rejoice! JungleBird is partnering KL Cocktail Co to bring you their delicious concoctions, made fresh with the same quality ingredients, juices and care as you would have at their jungle-themed speakeasy. Opt for one of the head bartender’s signatures, among which The Best Drink in The World — a rum, Jamaican girth, sugar cane reduction and lime mix — lives up to its name or the KLarified KLaipirinha with Capucana Cachaça, jackfruit, lime and lactose. The cocktails are bottled and come with their respective garnish to complete your Rumah Rum experience.
View the menu here. Call 013 839 5715 to order
Named after the spicy jolokia pepper, Joloko is a Caribbean-themed tavern set up in a yellow heritage house in Chow Kit. While doors are closed for now, Joloko is bringing its flavour-packed Caribbean fare — paired with a couple of beers or bottles of wine (30% off), of course — to your dining table. For those bored at home, brush up on your mixing skills and take part in Joloko’s digital cocktail workshop led by co-founder Rick Joore. By the end of it, you’ll be able to make four classic cocktails, one unique to you and DIY your own syrups, cordial and clear ice.
Known for its rows of refrigerators and wall taps, Farmer’s Bar has been satisfying its customers with a wide array of craft beers since 2018. Over 300 types of craft beers from around the world are available at their online store and if you order by 4pm on a weekday, Farmer’s Bar can deliver your goods within the same day (Klang Valley only). If the selection is too overwhelming, start with a bottle of Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, a full-bodied German unfiltered wheat beer from Bavaria. Alternatively, try Honey Kölsch, an award-winning ale infused with sustainably extracted honey.