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4 Oct 2011

Live Band Music at Bars in PJ, Selangor

PJ Live Bands Bar Music

Live Band Music at Bars in PJ, Selangor, Malaysia was created to help those looking for live entertainment around here. While this list consist of bars and pubs that cater to live music, note that sometimes the bands or singers will change from time to time so it is best to contact the bar, pub or club to confirm the performance.

Another reason for this list is that I personally look for live music from certain bands and always have a problem with finding these musicians as they move around and play daily in different bars and pubs around PJ. So, here is the listing of the live band performances around Petaling Jaya (PJ) in no order. If you have a recommendation, please feel free to contribute below. 

Edit 7th March 2015 - For the Live Band lovers, there is the My Music Festival 2015 or MMF 2015 which is the 1st Malaysian Live Band Music Festival happening on the 8th March at Surf Pool, Sunway Lagoon, Petaling Jaya and this is a FREE Concert! It is on from 4pm to 11pm at night with a total of 21 Malaysian Live Bands performing!

Bars and Pubs in Petaling Jaya

Dirty Nelly's PJ

Dirty Nelly's
Open since March 2011, this modern concept bar offers great food with a focus on all things pork. Special 'Roast' on weekends (RM40++) while they serve an awesome brunch for the big eaters. Owned by a radio Deejay, he personally makes sure that Dirty Nelly's live up to today's standards. A lot of local celebrities are seen here with the who's who in PJ. Free Flow of cocktails for ladies Mon-Sat, 6-8pm. 

Mon: Bongga Bongga
Tues: Bala
Wed: Gerard Anthony
Thurs: Simon Leo and Ben Manen
Fri: Special Performances
Sat: Special Performances
Sun: - No band -

Dirty Nelly's Address and Phone Number:
27, Jalan SS22/19,
Damansara Jaya,
Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03 77313719

Cobra Club PJ

Cobra Club
One of the early rugby clubs in Petaling Jaya, the Cobra Club House near Astaka PJ has turned into a commercial bar which allows the general public to come here for drinks and live music. Known for their excellent food selections and beer, the outlet caters to rugby fans and mostly middle aged crowd. They have two pool tables and an outdoor area. A local classic band performs only on Fridays at Cobra Club (Kelab Cobra). During rugby season, you will see many fans there as it is one of the biggest rugby clubs in Malaysia. Spacious and interesting decorations. Note: They don't serve Guinness draft. Only beer.

Fri: Strollers II

Cobra Club Address and Phone Number:
7, Lorong Utara B,
Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03 79604150

Din and Muzza Online Bar
              Din and Muzza performing at Online Bar

Online Bar
One of the oldest bars in Petaling Jaya, Online Pub has been around for the last 22 years. Run by brothers Colin and Lawrence, the nostalgic concept with an island bar serves one of the best Guinness on tap in the country. This would be one of the best places to catch great musicians at their best giving out all kinds of genres. The food here is really something to shout about where local Chinese Hokkian Mee and Wild Boar Curry is very famous and popular here. If you love classic rock music, head here on Mondays to catch the Sharin Band Trio who is very creative in doing special versions of popular classic rock songs. For something a little unique, come on Fridays to see one-man-show - Raymond Lim do his amazing thing on guitar and keyboards. Personally, musicians who perform here seem to let loose and play amazing stuff.

Online Bar has recently opened a second outlet with the same name at SS4 in a quiet residential area. The same food will be served there minus live music. The look and feel? A revamped Online 2.0.

Mon: Sharin Band Trio (Classic 60s,70s, 80s Rock)
Tues: Muzza Solo (Easy listening/Acoustic)
Wed: David Mark (Easy Listening/Acoustic)
Thurs: Mizan(Classic Rock)
Fri: Muzza's Mayhem (Classic Rock/Blues/Jazz/80s)
Sat: Zarsadias Brothers / Colin Jansen (Country&Western/Evergreen/Pop)
Sun: - Closed -

Online Bar Address and Phone Number:
32, Jalan SS20/10,
Damansara Kim,
Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03 77280532

Ovo Damansara
Ovo Bistro Damansara - Picture by Henry Lee
Ovo Live Bistro
Located in the Damansara Uptown area, the place was recently taken over and renovated. Ovo Bistro offers food apart from the live music on a very interesting stage area. Football fans will be pleased to know they focus on all the live matches here. The bar is also pretty well decorated to a modern look and feel. Try the Eat All You Can Oysters at RM79.90++.

Mon: - No Band -
Tues: Constantly
Wed: - No Band -
Thurs: - No Band -
Fri: Interface
Sat: Jumpstart
Sun: Constantly

Ovo Live Bistro Address and Phone number;
Terrace Level, Uptown 2,
No.2, Jalan SS21/37,
Damansara Uptown,
Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03 77252288

Mandolin Bar
            The Union at Mandolin Plaza Glomac PJ

Mandolin Bar
One of the recent players in the pub and bar scene, the place is located at Plaza Glomac in Petaling Jaya. The place caters to all walks of life with live music seven days a week and serves some good local and Portuguese food. A nice wine room and an outdoor area compliments the bar while there is a pool table.

Mon: Zarsadias Brothers
Tues: Alphabeat
Wed: Small Stones
Thurs: Hydra
Fri: The Union
Sat: Five and Dime
Sun: Purple Haze and Broken Pieces Blues Band

Mandolin Bar Address and Phone number:
C5-1 & C6-1, Plaza Glomac,
Jalan SS7/19, Kelana Jaya,
Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03 78859910
Mandolin Facebook Page

CJ Bistro PJ

CJ's Bistro
Also another new player in the industry, CJ's is located at Dataran 3 Two Square in PJ near the Sec 14 mosque. Also serving food and good music, there is the Tuesday Quiz Night. Most beers on tap while live music is only from Tuesday to Saturdays.

Mon: - No Band -
Tues: Quiz Night/Mizan
Wed: Artstream with Suresh
Thurs: Zarsadias Brothers
Fri: Fine Mind with Annabelle
Sat: Revolusion
Sun: - No Band -

CJ's Bistro Address and Phone number:
D37-01, Dataran 3 Two Square,
Jalan 19/1, Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 012 3061769

Old School Bar PJ
                      Strollers 2 performing at Ol'Skool

Ol'Skool Bistro
Been around for a number of years, this Old School Bar in Jalan Gasing is one of the popular places for live band music. Located nearby the old EPF Building by the Federal Highway, this pub caters to 7 nights of live music. Expect huge crowds on weekends and mostly a mix of young and old. Another well known landmark in PJ will be the Ipoh Chicken Rice shop which is in the same row.

Mon: Vernon and Fats
Tues: - Unavailable -
Wed: The Wow Factor
Thurs: Strollers 2
Fri: Zarsadias Brothers
Sat: Heavy Machine
Sun: Small Stones

Ol'Skool Bistro Address and Phone number:
125, Jalan Gasing,
Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 016 2066444

PJ Waikiki Bar

Waikiki Bar
Waikiki has been around for quite some time now and changed hands a few times. Currently still at the same old place, Waikiki Bar is located at Kelab Syabas in PJ on the first floor just above popular heyday disco - DV8. Out of Africa Restaurant is the immediate neighbor while Waikiki Pub still caters to many local and foreigners. They offer good live music seven days a week. The bar once opened a second outlet called Waikiki Too in TTDI Plaza but it closed after a year in operations. 

Mon: Vernon and Fats
Tues: - Unavailable -
Wed: The Wow Factor
Thurs: Strollers 2
Fri: Zarsadias Brothers
Sat: Heavy Machine
Sun: Small Stones

Waikiki Bar Address and Phone number:
1st Floor, Kelab Shabas,
Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03 79573040
*Note - Not sure is they are still around

Chillout bistro Bar Subang Jaya
   Chillout Bistro and Restaurant Subang Jaya - Photo: Penny Yen

Chillout Bistro and Restaurant Subang
Chillout Bistro is located in the Subang Jaya area of PJ. The place offers locals great live music six days a week with some well known musicians and bands. A very good selection of food complements the nightly entertainment with a deejay spinning some great grooves. The restaurant serves desserts, fusion, vegetarian and is also pork-free. Open for lunch as well.

Mon: Nathan
Tues: Bongga Bongga
Wed: Bala
Thurs: Bongga Bongga
Fri & Sat: Freedom
Sun: - No Band -

Chillout Bistro and Restaurant Address and Phone number:
G31, Ground Floor,
Subang Parade, Subang.
Telephone: 03-56355508

This bar used to be another name and was recently takenover and renamed Sparx Bistro. Located in a quiet area in PJ, the place is a double shoplot which has live music on certain days only. The band listing needs to be updated as well. Food is taken in from another restaurant next door as they do not have a kitchen.

Mon: - Unsure -
Tues: - Unsure -
Wed: - Unsure -
Thurs: - Unsure -
Fri: - Unsure -
Sat: - Unsure -
Sun: - Unsure -

Sparx Bistro Bar Address and Phone number:
29, Jalan Bukit 11/2,
Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03-79542490

PJ Ecoba
                               Ecoba PJ - Photo: Alyfood

A new player in the entertainment scene, Ecoba is located at Damansara Perdana in Petaling Jaya. Catering to a younger 20-30 crowd, the place now offers live music on Saturdays. apart from this, they offer beer and food while a DJ plays music the rest of the week.

Sat: Acoustic Foreplay

Ecoba Address and Phone number:
Menara Bata, Tower B, Ground Floor,
PJ Trade Center, 8, Jalan PJU 8/8A,
Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03 77101118


*Please note that this article was published in 2011 and over time, the live bands in PJ move around. It is best to contact the bar or club to find out which band is performing on that night.

Sharin Band Online Bar
Sharin Band, a must-watch band on Monday at Online Bar PJ
As there are many genres of music in the city, you will be spoilt for choices. Check out my other article on Live Bands at Bars in Kuala Lumpur or KL. Some places even offer great beer promotions like 3 for RM50 or Buy 1 Free 1 while on special occasions, you might have to pay cover charges at the door which usually includes one drink. The great thing about visiting bars and pubs in PJ is some of them offer excellent pub food. 

For those who frequent these place, I would love to hear your feedback on some of the bands performing around Petaling Jaya. Also, if you know of a bar or pub with live music that is not listed, please feel free to comment below or email me as I can include them into this listing of Live Band Music at Bars in PJ, Selangor
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Miss. Tina said... 5 October 2011 at 10:35

I do chill at Cobra Club whenever I have my football club meeting. Well I can say such of nice place to hang out with nice people.If I want to listen and enjoy country music usually I will chill at Old School that also if the Stroller and Raymond band playing....thanks for sharing.

Travel Blog said... 5 October 2011 at 20:49

Malaysia was created to help those looking for live entertainment in these two areas.

David Jr said... 5 October 2011 at 21:15

Thanks Tina. It's a really 'different' place, the Cobra Club. I have to go and try more of the food there.

Consultants' Consultant said... 27 April 2012 at 12:39

This is a great blog. I especially like it when it states the genre of music played by different bands.

Helps me to decide where to go when I want to listen to specific genre of music.

Keeley said... 30 June 2012 at 18:42

Updated information on SPARX Bistro PJ >
This pub offers awesome happy hour prices, special promotions throughout the night with a selection of single malt whiskey to be paired with choices of spicy and delicious snacks or bites.
Their resident DJ, DJ Johnny Blaze spins there. The Alleycats performs their popular numbers at SPARX Bistro on Fridays & Saturdays which brings back memories of the good ol’ days.

Mon: No band
Tues: Sons of Adam
Wed: D' Elegante
Thurs: Sons of Adam
Fri: The Alleycats
Sat: The Alleycats
Sun: No band

Sparx Bistro Bar Address and Phone number:
29, Jalan Bukit 11/2,
Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03-79542490

Anonymous said... 12 October 2012 at 14:52

Why there is no updates for Sparx...where the legendary Alleycats plays there every Friday & Saturday..

azura isnan said... 21 December 2012 at 18:11

I need to know where can I get live band that play the rock music genre in kl .... Pls

Anonymous said... 26 January 2013 at 11:25

Its been awhile not been watching live band. Anybody know where Heavy Machine & Headwind perfoming??

Anonymous said... 21 July 2013 at 17:33

Joanne (vocals) and Zeene (guitar) were an awesome group, who used to perform at dave's 1U. Any ideas of their whereabouts now.?

Item Reviewed: Live Band Music at Bars in PJ, Selangor Description: Rating: 5 Reviewed By: David Jr
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