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Live Band Music at Bars in PJ, Selangor

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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.

Edit: April 2015 - Just to update readers here that this article was created a few years ago therefore the bands performing at these places have already been changed. It is highly recommended that you contact the bar or club to find out who is performing the day you want to go.

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. 

Bars and Pubs in Petaling Jaya with Live Music

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. (Check with management)

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.

Bands perform here on Fridays at Cobra Club (Kelab Cobra) and most of the time, classic rock bands. 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.

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.

Personally, musicians who perform here seem to let loose and play amazing stuff. On other days, there is an awesome mix of rock and commercial musicians and bands performing.

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 and some call this the original Online Bar due to the former kind of crowd.

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

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++.

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.

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 Section 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.

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.

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 location, 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.


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 dj spinning some great grooves. The restaurant serves desserts, fusion, vegetarian and is also pork-free. Open for lunch as well.

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 taken over 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.

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.

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
Update 2018 - Please note that some of the bars may be closed down, but most of the older bars are still around. It is best to call them up to find out who is playing and on what days.

As there are many genres of music in the city, you will be spoiled 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 apart form the great company, drinks or music. Again, it all depends on what your objective of visiting these places are. 

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


Unknown said...

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...

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

Malaysia Asia said...

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

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Great post...

Consultants' Consultant said...

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...

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...

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

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Tony siew said...

Hi.. Firstly Waikiki bar is STILL around and has NEVER changed hands in the 19 years of operations !!..

The line up which you have posted is 100% FALSE, as those musicians do not perform there at all.. Kindly get your facts right before posting..
Thank you !!

Malaysia Asia said...

Tony Siew - did you not read the disclaimer below? Here it is again -

"*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."