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Craft Beer in Kuala Lumpur Guide

The most up-to-date and detailed guide to craft beer in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. From Bukit Bintang bars to Puchong watering holes, Beer Asia has you covered.

The latest update of this guide to Kuala Lumpur’s craft beer scene was made in April 2024.

Kuala Lumpur hasn’t historically been known as a mecca for craft beer enthusiasts. High taxes, a loud Islamist lobby, the weak ringgit, restrictive brewing conditions: the list of woes for craft beer enthusiasts and brewers is painfully long.

However, as the world’s craft beer revolution has taken off, more bars and restaurants have decided to offer Malaysians better beer choices.

Beer In Malaysia: A Unique Environment

Malaysia’s craft beer market is, unfortunately, one of the most conservative in Southeast Asia.

There are at least four brewing licenses, though unfortunately for budding brewers, former Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi had previously announced no further licenses would be issued.

Two of the brewing licensees are owned by Carlsberg & Heineken, who form a powerful duopoly that dominates beer sales and production in Malaysia.

Their ranges of beers, brewed locally and arguably decent commercial beers in their own right, dominate restaurant fridges and bar tap systems.

Fortunately, there are pioneers and strivers who have fought to established craft beer beachheads in Kuala Lumpur.

The third license, owned by a Klang-based brewery Napex, is used to produce Legend Beer (a budget lager largely sold via convenience stores), Starker Beer and Brewmaster.

2022 and 2023 saw a range of new Malaysian beer brands emerge: first Kuching-based 1602 Craft Beer launched with little fanfare outside of Sarawak.

Then we saw the launch of both Leyd in Kuching and Paperkite Brewing Co. in Kuala Lumpur, creating a surprisingly competitive craft beer environment given how far Malaysia’s restrictive brewing laws have delayed the growth of the scene.

Whether you are a quest to find a refreshing session Pale Ale to cool down in the tropical heat or to find that special sour or gose from your favourite overseas craft brewer, Beer Asia’s Kuala Lumpur Beer Guide is here to help.

craft beer bars in Kuala lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Craft Beer Directory

Click on any venue listed below for more information, or scroll through the rest of this page to review Beer Asia’s directory of craft beer venues in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (in no particular order):

Selangor Craft Beer Directory


Craft Beer Venues in Kuala Lumpur

Taps Beer Bar

One of Malaysia’s first craft beer establishments, Taps is an institution amongst local beer lovers and travellers alike.

Taps reputedly inspired Rohit Dugar to found Hong Kong’s excellent Young Master Brewery.

Today, they serve hundreds of thirsty patrons weekly to indulge in an impressive variety of imported craft beer including Heart of Darkness Brewery & Pasteur Street Brewing Company (Vietnam), Brewdog (Scotland) and Beerfarm (Australia).

Dog Friendly: Yes

  • Address
    A-0-3 One Residency, 1 Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 11 6978 0780
  • Visit Website
  • Like on Facebook
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  • Check-in on Untappd
  • Operating hours
    Monday-Saturday: 3PM-12AM
    Sunday: 12PM-12AM
  • Delivery
    WhatsApp +60 11 6978 0780 to order

Ales & Lagers

Located inside Publika Mall, Ales & Lagers is a great place to meet like-minded craft beer lovers while enjoying a wide selection – with Malaysia’s excellent local Modern Madness blended beer on tap and a range of other breweries’ bottles/cans.

  • Address
    D5-G4-3, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur (Above Senya Izakaya, Inside TTP.my Print Shop)
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 6419 0328
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  • Operating hours
    3PM-10PM daily
  • Delivery or self pick-up
    Up to 35km Radius on alesnlagers.beepit.com

Beer Bank KL

Hidden at the back of a supermarket in the heart of KL, Beer Bank has hundreds of bottle choices for you to have at the bar or for take home.

If you’re hungry, they also serve finger food. The best part for late-night drinkers: the bar is typically open until 2AM (except at 12AM on Sunday).

Gavel Coffee Kitchen Craft Beers

Located in Chow Kit, Gavel is one of a handful of recently opened venues offering craft beer in KL. From Against The Grain to Coopers, Gavel offers a variety of craft beers by the bottle and can.

Notable for a craft venue, they offer their signature Sunday Roast: a weekly menu of roast lamb, roast beef or if you’re lucky – beef wellington. They also offer salads and roast veggies for vegetarian customers.

Dog Friendly: Yes

  • Address
    20, Jalan Yap Ah Shak, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 2602 9627
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  • Operating hours
    Tuesday-Saturday: 11AM-10PM
    Sunday: 12PM-6PM

    Monday: Closed
  • Delivery
    Call or WhatsApp +60 12 209 7950 to order

Tap Room KL

Tap Room KL is the most recent addition to our craft beer guide, only opening in January and amazingly, serving locally made craft beer (Paperkite Brewing Co).

While the range of beer is still limited (currently an Oatmeal Stout and IPA are on draft, with a Copper Ale and Pale ale soon to come), we are optimistic about the future of Paperkite and Tap Room.

The venue boasts a pizzeria, with a large Stefano Ferrara oven and a range of Italian and Western food is available.

Dog Friendly: No

  • Address
    Lot P10, Bamboo Hills, off DUKE, Taman Bamboo, Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 12 942 8525
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  • Operating hours
    Sunday-Thursday: 11AM-1AM
    Friday-Saturday: 11AM-2AM

Craft Beer Venues in Selangor

House of Hops

House of Hops is a friendly craft beer bar in Taman Megah, PJ. The venue doubles as the taproom for the beers imported by the owners, many of which represent the creme of the crop of New Zealand and other international breweries.

Dog Friendly: Yes

  • Address
    104, Jalan SS 24/2, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 11 6849 7323
  • Visit Website
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  • Operating hours
    Monday-Thursday: 4PM-1AM
    Friday-Sunday: 3PM-1AM

Monster and Beer

Located in Taman Paramount of Petaling Jaya, Monster and Beer is the perfect neighbourhood craft beer garden for the PJ folks living within a stone’s throw away.

With literal illustrations of funky, funny and emotional monsters with beer, this spot is currently open for takeaway, delivery & pick-up only so be sure to call ahead!

  • Address
    11, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 12 388 5102
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  • Operating hours
    Tuesday-Sunday: 11.30AM-11PM
    Monday: Closed
  • Takeaway, delivery & pick-up
    Call or WhatsApp +60 12 332 6503 to order

The Great Beer Bar

Located in Damansara Utama, The Great Beer Bar is easily among the best options for craft beer in Petaling Jaya.

Offering a range of craft on draft and on tap, The Great Beer Bar has the unique distinction of serving Malaysian-inspired craft beer from Modern Madness. They recently offered a Bah Kut Teh Ale, which is very much a local experience to indulge in!

Besides beer, Great Beer Bar also serves delicious Crispy Pork Belly with Apple Sauce and Mushroom – perfect to go with a Lemongrass Ale.

  • Address
    86, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 7731 5946
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  • Operating hours
    2PM-12AM daily

Farmer’s Bar

Farmer’s Bar is one of Klang Valley’s best-known craft beer bar groups.

They now have venues located in KLCC, Puchong and Subang Parade – all of which have a wonderful range of beer from around the world (notably some speciality beers from around Asia and Australasia) and delicious food, too.

Besides their physical locations, Farmer’s Bar is one of the first online craft beer stores in West Malaysia, offering same-day delivery in Klang Valley for orders by 7 PM. You can even have craft beer delivered by placing an order through: farmersbar.com.my

Farmer’s Bar @ Avenue K

Dog Friendly: No

  • Address
    L3-14B, Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 2181 0968
  • Visit Website
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  • Operating hours
    10AM-12AM daily

Farmer’s Bar @ Puchong

Dog Friendly: Yes

  • Address
    6-1, Jalan Puteri 2/4, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 9548 0665
  • Like on Facebook
  • Check-in on Untappd
  • Operating hours
    2PM-12AM daily

Farmer’s Bar @ Subang Parade

Dog Friendly: No

  • Address
    LOT SP01, Lower Ground Floor, Jalan SS 16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 8605 8154
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  • Check-in on Untappd
  • Operating hours
    10AM-12AM daily

Battle Of Bull

For those living in Cheras, you no longer need to travel beyond the borders of Selangor for your dose of craft beer.

Battle of the Bull has eight draft taps, which have previously included beers from BrewDog, Citricity and Crew Republic.

The Cheras craft beer specialist also offers dozens of bottles for drink-in or take-away.

  • Address
    C-70-UG, Jalan C180/1, Dataran C180, Batu 11 Cheras, 43200 Cheras, Selangor
  • Open location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 16 799 6081
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  • Check-in on Untappd
  • Operating hours
    Monday-Thursday: 4PM-11PM
    Friday-Saturday: 3.30PM-12AM

    Sunday: Closed

Restaurants & Cafes Serving Craft Beer in Klang Valley

Kuala Lumpur

Takumi Craft Bar

  • Address
    50, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur (Located in Lot 10)
  • Open Location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 11 6978 0780
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  • Operating hours
    Monday-Friday: 12PM-10PM
    Saturday-Sunday: 11AM-10PM

Jao Tim

  • Address
    61, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 2022 3897
  • Visit Website
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  • Operating hours
    Tuesday-Thursday: 3PM-1AM
    Friday-Saturday: 1PM-1AM
    Sunday: 1PM-12AM
    Monday: Closed

Taste of love 愛の味

  • Address
    138, Jalan Choo Cheng Khay, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 11 3150 3138
  • Like on Facebook
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  • Operating hours
    Temporarily closed

Eco Wine

  • Address
    Kuchai Lama, 12A, Jalan Kuchai Maju 11, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 12 323 3018
  • Visit Website
  • Like on Facebook
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  • Operating hours
    12PM-11.30PM daily

Dream Art Lamp Cafe

  • Address
    16-1, Jalan Radin Anum 1, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 12 326 7468
  • Like on Facebook
  • Opening hours
    Wednesday-Saturday: 12PM-11PM
    Sunday: 12PM-10.30PM
    Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Kingstreet Café

  • Address
    621, Jalan 2/87g, Taman Seputeh, 58000 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 2276 2869
  • Visit Website
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  • Opening hours
    Wednesday-Monday: 9.30AM-6PM
    Tuesday: Closed

Entier French Dining

  • Address
    Level 41 at Alila Bangsar No 58, Jalan Ang Seng, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
  • Open Location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 2268 3819
  • Visit Website
  • Like on Facebook
  • Opening hours
    12PM-4PM & 6PM-10PM daily

Selangor

W Wine & Liquor Warehouse Puchong

  • Address
    58G, Jalan Op 1/5, 1 Puchong Business Park, 47160 Puchong, Selangor
  • Open Location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 3 8076 6188
  • Visit Website
  • Like on Facebook
  • Operating hours
    Monday-Saturday: 11.30AM-8.30PM
    Sunday: 11AM-8PM

Breworks Puchong IOI Boulevard

  • Address
    G-33, IOI Boulevard, Jln Kenari 7, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
  • Open Location on Google Maps
  • Call +60 12 955 4303
  • Like on Facebook
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  • Operating hours
    11AM-12AM daily

Malaysia Craft Beer Map

To get started on your craft beer adventure in Malaysia, we have created a Google Map of all the venues we’ve listed including Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Perak, Penang, Melaka, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.

To save this map, click on the small ‘star’ on the right of the map name to open and view in Google Maps.

Self-Guided Kuala-Lumpur Craft Beer Tour

Besides our Google Map of craft beer venues earlier in this craft beer guide, we have also developed a self-guided craft beer tour for beer lovers in Kuala Lumpur.


To give you an alternative viewpoint on the best craft beer bars in Klang Valley, we’ve collected a selection of articles related to craft beer in Malaysia. Check out some other ideas for craft beer venues and join the conversation!

Malaysia Craft Beer Lovers Facebook Group (an activective & friendly Malaysian craft beer community)

5 Craft Beer Bars in KL (Malaysia) for Proper Beer Appreciation’, Alvin Tan, Uncover Asia

Where to Find Good Beer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kim Choong, Beer Travelist

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Thanks for reading Beer Asia’s Kuala Lumpur Craft Beer Guide! Traveling to a different city and want to explore the local craft beer scene? Check out other cities’ local craft beer guides here.

By Oliver Woods

Oliver Woods is the founder of Beer Asia. He is a marketing strategist, co-founder of two ad agencies and craft beer enthusiast. Oliver is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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