BarZhen at Jalan Balai Polis: Bar ReviewSean Yoong
January 10, 2018
It’s five p.m. on a Saturday evening as we stumble through an empty Chinatown alley, searching for the neighbourhood’s new secretive bar. BarZhen’s address is supposed to be ‘5, Jalan Balai Polis,’ but there’s no sign of that on this shop-house street. We hesitantly push through a side door that looks like it could lead to danger, dismemberment or death.
Fortunately, our fears prove unfounded. Fifteen minutes later, after bumping into BarZhen’s friendly team, we’re upstairs, admiring the venue’s atmospheric ambiance and sipping on the Asian-inflected cocktails that remain the rage across KL. The selection is short but seductive, headlined by the Ginseng Honey Paloma (RM35; ginseng-infused Cognac, tequila, agave nectar, house-made grapefruit syrup) and Tongkat Ali Kopitini (RM35; rum, kopi tupai, tongkat ali coffee liqueur, Irish cream).
Tip (or spoiler): BarZhen’s primary entrance faces a mural of two birds.
Location & Details
Address: 5, Jalan Balai Polis, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6012-671 5883
Hours: Open Tues-Sun, 5pm-late
Find: View directory for BarZhen here.