With so many amazing cocktail bars in Kuala Lumpur, anything new on the scene needs to be something extra special to stand out from the crowd and Rum-focused – The Rum Bar KL does just that. Located on the bustling street of Changkat Bukit Bintang, The Rum Bar KL stood out among other cocktail bars in KL.

As two rum cocktails fans this rum cocktail bar in KL appealed to us. The Rum Bar KL drinks menu is a mixture of classic and house cocktails made with the finest ingredients and of course, rum. There is also a good selection of wines, other spirits and a range of non-alcoholic drinks.

We started with a classic rum cocktail, named Jungle Bird each with the staff’s assistance by asking what we liked. According to the staff: Jungle Bird is THE cocktail that represents MALAYSIA and has put the Malaysian cocktail culture on the world map. The classic rum-based Tiki drink was created in the former Hilton KL (located on Jalan Sultan Ismail), in the 1970s. Jungle Bird is a tropical fruity flavoured cocktail, featuring Plantation O.F.T.D., Campari, Pineapple Puree, Lime Juice and Demerara Syrup.

For round two we went for Chocolate & Orange Old Fashioned. This delicious variation of an old time South American classic combines chocolate bitters with orange peel. It was the perfect, refreshing and chocolatey after-dinner drink!

The staff’s expert knowledge helped us choose the perfect rum cocktails to try. Couldn’t have asked for anything better from the staff or the place. Would always recommend this as the best cocktail bar in KL!