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Live Bands at Bars in Kuala Lumpur (KL)

Kuala Lumpur Live Bands at Bars
Live Bands at Bars in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia was created to help those looking for live entertainment in the city.

While this list consist of bars and pubs that cater to all kinds of 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. Its is highly recommended that you contact the bar or club to find out who is performing the day you want to go.

As there are many local and foreign bands around KL, you have a choice of selecting the type of music played at particular places. Some offer jazz while most places would offer pop and rock. There are some musicians that play great classic rock numbers too.

In the main picture above, you see Sharin Band performing at one of the bars in KL. They are one of the popular groups that play really good classic rock numbers.

Here is the listing of the live band performances around KL in no order. If you have a recommendation, please feel free to contribute below.  

Bars and Pubs in Kuala Lumpur

Backyard Pub & Grill
26-28-30, Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,
Sri Hartamas,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6201 0318

Backyard Sri Hartamas in KL is the brainchild of Jerry since taking over the place in 1996. Mention Backyard and live music will definitely be one of the first things to come to mind. Not only music is great here but a good selection of food and a great venue to catch up on some live sports.

The place is now a 3-shoplot size making it one of the biggest bars around town. They are also host for the JamFest 2011 which attracts a number of bands from around. Backyard Bar is also one of the most popular places to catch some of the best Malaysian bands performing too.

A recent sister place called Backyard Perdana was recently opened in Damansara Perdana too. On weekends in Sri Hartamas, it can get quite packed so head there early if you want a seat at Backyard Pub.

Alexis Bistro Ampang
Lot 10 & 11, Great Eastern Mall,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-4260 2288

Alexis Bistro is located along Jalan Ampang and the Great Eastern Shopping Mall. If you ever get tired of the same old Top 40 hits or old school rock’n’roll, then Alexis is probably the best place to check out as Jazz seems to take center stage here, but only on Fridays and Saturdays. You need to call them to find out who is playing over the weekends too.

Rainforest Sports Bar
C4.07, Lvl 4, Pavilion KL,
Jln Bukit Bintang, KL
Tel: 03-2163 0163

Rainforest Sports Bar is located inside one of KL's premier shopping malls which is the Pavilion on Jalan Bukit Bintang. If you are staying at any of the hotels around the golden triangle of KL, you can simply make your way there on foot.

Musicians perform three times a week while on other days, there is piped in music. Food is also served here.

La Rambla
B-0-5, Megan Avenue 2,
12, Jalan Yap Kuan Seng,
Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03 21613010

La Rambla is located quite near the KLCC therefore it is easy to get to. The place also serves some great food and boasts of great musicians throughout the week at this KL spot. You are advised to check on who is performing and when is their closing day. 

Reef Bar Taman Tun

The Reef
78, Jln Burhanuddin Helmi,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lmupur
Tel: 03 7726 5769

The Reef Taman Tun or TTDI as locals call it is one of the oldest pubs in the area since the 80s. The place is still going strong with hefty doses of live music, good drinks of course, some great food from the kitchen.

Taman Tun is on the other end of KL and nearer to Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya. There is no band on Sat and Sun, but best to call them and check what is the band schedule. 

House Restaurant Bar Winepost
G02 & LG02-04,
G Tower, 199, Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 2164 4424

House Restaurant and Bar is one of the latest additions of live music clubs in KL. Located in the swanky G Tower in KL, this place features some good live music on certain days of the week.

Vogue The Club
D.0G.04,  Plaza Mont Kiara,
No.2, Jalan Kiara,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 6201 1536

Vogue The Club is one of the latest places in KL and was initially a dance club but now has moved towards live music and also DJ music. Popular with the locals around the Mont Kiara area they have live bands on most days of the week.

D16 Bar Ampang
A8-G, Dataran Palma,
Jalan Selaman 1/1, Ampang,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 4270 3686

D16 or D@16 is located just opposite Ampang Point Shopping Mall. This pub serves some great food while you can catch your football games and on certain nights, there is live music available if not, a resident DJ spins music. Expats and locals are seen mostly here.

*Please note that the bands change regularly on a monthly basis therefore it is best to call the bar or club to find out who is playing there. 

Live Bands KL
KL Live Bands are very entertaining, when you see great musicians perform
Update 2018 - There are a lot of new places where you can find live music, and many of these new places may come and go. However, some of the notable places mentioned above have been around for more than a decade and will still have great live music.

You can also check out my other posting about Live Band Music at Bars in PJ, Selangor. That list caters to only the places that have live music.

Take note that some places even offer great beer promotions like 3 for RM60.00 or Buy-1-Free-1 while on special occasions, you might have to pay cover charges at the door which usually includes one drink.

For those who frequent these places, I would love to hear your feedback on some of the bands performing around KL.

Also, if you know of any particular bar or pub with live music that is not listed, please feel free to comment below so I can include them into this listing of Live Bands at Bars in Kuala Lumpur (KL).


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I do love cafe that have a band to listen to. :)


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Malaysian Hotelier said...

Been looking around for live bands in KL and here I find it! Thanks

I wonder if there's any non-pub live bands in KL...