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Craft Beer in Kuala Lumpur Guide (2019)

Do you want to find craft beer in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and around Klang Valley? You’ve come to the right craft beer guide!

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Kuala Lumpur hasn’t historically been known as a mecca for beer enthusiasts. Brewing licenses are no longer issued by the government, Carlsberg & Heineken largely dominate bars, and a significant portion of the population is not legally allowed to drink.

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

While a change in restrictive brewing laws is unlikely and increasing alcohol taxes are the norm, craft beer in Kuala Lumpur is now much more widely availiable.

And it isn’t just in the city centre around KLCC. Selangor, a stronghold of Malaysia’s big beer duopoly, now has a range of venues offering craft beer.

Even futuristic Cyberjaya, once considered a ‘dry’ town, now boasts a craft beer bar!

Whether you are a quest to find a refreshing session Pale Ale to cool down in the tropical heat? Trying to find that special sour or gose from your favourite overseas craft brewer? We are here to help!

craft beer bars in Kuala lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Craft Beer Map

To get started on your craft beer adventure in and around Kuala Lumpur, we have created a Google Map of all the venues we know of serving craft beer in Klang Valley.

To save this map, click on the small ‘star’ on the right of the map name to open and view in Google Maps. You can access it anytime from your computer or smartphone

Craft Beer Venues in Kuala Lumpur

Taps Beer Bar

One of Malaysian’s first few craft beer establishments: from inspiring Rohit Dugar to found Hong Kong’s excellent Young Master Brewery to now encouraging hundreds of thirsty patrons weekly to indulge in an impressive variety of imported craft beer.

Taps Beer Bar has multiple locations around Kuala Lumpur & Selangor.

Changkat Bukit Bintang location

Plaza Arkadia, Desa Parkcity location

  • F-G-1 Plaza Arkadia, 3 Jalan Intisari Perdana,
    Desa ParkCity, 52200 K.L.
  • Open in Google Maps
  • +60 3-6411 8840

IPC Shopping Centre location

  • Lot LG 1.19 & 1.20, IPC Shopping Centre,
    2, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara,
    47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Open in Google Maps
  • +60 11-2713 9279

Tanjung Bugah, Penang location (bottle shop)

  • 31, Jalan Sungai Kelian, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Open in Google Maps
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Delirium Café Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is the 11th country in the world to host Delirium Café, a unique Belgian beer experience. Delirium Café Kuala Lumpur offers a range of Belgian beers, with twelve taps and over 100 bottled beers.

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Ales & Lagers

Located behind EspressoLab in Solaris Dutamas, Ales & Lagers is a great place to meet like-minded craft beer lovers while enjoying a wide selection – both on tap and in bottles/cans.

While they don’t serve any food, thirsty customers are welcome to bring their own to have a meal and a pint: a welcome idea which we hope other venues adopt!

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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? The bar is typically open until 2AM (except at 12AM on Sunday).

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PAUS Craft Beer

PAUS, located in leafy upscale TTDI, has been part of the KL beer scene for more than three years now.

They serve imported craft from New Zealand, Japan, the United States and beyond. PAUS also offers a variety of food, designed to pair with the beer.

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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.

Notably 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.

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Craft Beer Bars in Petaling Jaya

The Great Beer Bar

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

The Great Beer Bar also serves delicious Crispy Pork Belly with Apple Sauce and Mushroom – perfect to go with a Lemongrass Ale. Try their Bah Kut Teh Ale or Chocolate Coffee Porter.

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Farmer’s Bar

Farmer’s Bar is one of Klang Valleys best known craft beer bar groups. They have venues located in Cyberjaya, Puchong and Kota Damansara.

Farmers Bar is one of the first online craft beer stores in West Malaysia, Farmer’s Bar offers same-delivery delivery in Klang Valley for orders before 4pm.

Farmer’s Bar Cyberjaya

Farmer’s Bar Puchong

  • 6-1, Jalan Puteri 2/4, Bandar Puteri,
    47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Open in Google Maps
  • +60 3-9548 0665

Farmer’s Bar Kota Damansara

  • Sunsuria Avenue, Persiaran Mahogani, Pju 5 Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Open in Google Maps
  • +60 16-391 9301
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Craft Beer Bars in Cheras

Battle Of Bull

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

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

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

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Self-Guided Kuala-Lumpur Craft Beer Tour

Other Guides To Craft Beer in KL

To give you an alternative viewpoint on the best craft beer bars in Klang Valley, we’ve collected a selection of links where craft bars are either reviewed or profiled. Enjoy!

Malaysia Craft Beer Lovers Facebook Group (Highly active & friendly Malaysian craft beer community)

Get a cold pint at these craft beer places in KL, Pohnee Chin, Lifestyle Asia (February 2019)

Craft beer bars in KL, Time Out Kuala Lumpur (December 2017)

Craft Beer Glasses

Thanks for reading Beer Asia’s Kuala Lumpur Craft Beer Guide! Travelling 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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