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Dance Clubs in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Dance Clubs

This article on dance clubs in Kuala Lumpur is a list compiled for those seeking dance entertainment in the city that rarely sleeps.

Kuala Lumpur or KL as it is often called is well known for the nightlife and a few core areas are catering to this section of tourism.

The most popular areas are found at the Bukit Bintang or Golden Triangle area, or around the Changkat Bukit Bintang area which is listed as the best places to experience the Kuala Lumpur nightlife.

Other places include around the greater Bukit Bintang area like at Japan P. Ramlee and also the all-new TREC KL where Zouk KL and other bars and clubs are found.

Other popular dance clubs are scattered around the city where you can either walk to them or take a taxi.

Dance Clubs in Kuala Lumpur

Below are several clubs in Kuala Lumpur that are popular and offer great music and hours of partying.

Most of the time there will be world-renowned DJs flown in for one night performances while usually, it is the local in-house DJs that spin all kinds of genres of music.

Update Oct 2018 - This article was written in 2012, hence many of the most popular dance clubs in Kuala Lumpur have since closed permanently or moved to new locations.  

Inside Zouk KL
Zouk Kuala Lumpur

One of the best clubs in KL, Zouk has been around since 2004 and is one of the preferred and most famous clubbing spots in the city of Kuala Lumpur.

With numerous acts brought in from around the world, this is part of the international DJ circuit with top deejays performing here. The best days to visit Zouk KL are Thursdays till Saturdays.

Prices are a little on the higher side but you can be assured of quality sound and world-class DJs. The place can get crowded and offers four main rooms to cater to different genres of club music.

Lines are common here on weekends at this unique shaped building located along Jalan Ampang which is just next to the Malaysian Tourism Center.

Update: Zouk KL has moved to TREC KL, a new venue that is dedicated solely to nightlife and entertainment. 

Zouk KL is located at;
436, Jalan Tun Razak,
Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor,
50400 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur  
Entrance Charge: Yes                                                 

View inside the Butter Factory KL
Butter Factory KL (Update: CLOSED)

Well known in Singapore, the same name club has now landed in Kuala Lumpur. The Butter Factory KL aims to offer clubbers both popular and alternative culture, along with a variety of party music to boogie down to.

Known for their quirky themed nights, the gimmick seems to attract many clubbers. Recently opened in November 2012, this is set to be one of the popular places to party in KL and in the golden triangle.

Butter Factory KL is also located just behind Pavilion Shopping Mall.

The Butter Factory KL is located at:
#1 Jalan Kia Peng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel :  03 - 2141 9998
Fax : 03 - 2141 0998
Operating Hours : 10.00pm - 3.00am
Entrance Charge: Yes 
Update: Butter Factory KL is closed permanently 

Neverland KL
Neverland Kuala Lumpur now closed
Neverland Kuala Lumpur (Update: CLOSED)

Also from Singapore, this newly minted club has taken over space from the short-lived club Dragonfly.

Neverland KL is one of those clubs that want to project itself as the cool, swanky hot spot. Neverland is designed around a 3D Projection Mapping show involving DJs, live bands, artists' performances, emcees and choreographed dancers.

However, you need to check before visiting if there is a live show, fashion show, special event or DJ performing before heading there. The club is also about 200 meters from Butter Factory KL.

Neverland KL is located at;
1 Jalan Kia Peng, 
50450 Kuala Lumpur 
Tel: 012-621 8311
Entrance Charge: Yes 
Update: Neverland KL is closed permanently 

Live KL
A DJ performs at KL Live

KL Live is a 3,000 capacity outlet and has grown to become a popular spot for international DJ gigs and concerts, having hosted a string of great bands including Basement Jaxx, Stereophonics, Placebo, MGMT and more.

This entertainment club is big enough to host mini-concerts or live shows so you need to check if there is anything special going on that night.

It is also located along the popular junction of Jalan P.Ramlee where the Beach Club KL is located. 

KL Live is located at;
The first floor, Life Centre, 
20 Jalan Sultan Ismail
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2162 2570
Entrance Charge: Yes 

Old Beach Club Kuala Lumpur
Old venue for The Beach Club Kuala Lumpur
Beach Club (Update: Moved Further Down The Road)

Beach Club in KL is one of the oldest and longest bar clubs to survive, this infamous place caters to main foreigners who love the bar-club-party style.

Having a not-too-good reputation, this place attracts mainly the single travelers and businessmen who are on short trips to KL.

Not recommended for couples or younger adults, this place is more for the single traveler. Note that many of the female patrons here are non-Malaysians so take a hint. For tourism purposes, this place is worth a visit.

Beach Club KL is located at;
924, Jalan P Ramlee,
Kuala Lumpur,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2166-9919
Entrance Charge: Yes  (Esp on weekends)

Vertigo Kuala Lumpur Old Place
The old Vertigo Kuala Lumpur
 Vertigo Kuala Lumpur (Update: Moved to Banyan Tree KL)

Update: Vertigo KL is now located at the rooftop of the Banyan Tree Residences at Jalan Conlay in KL.

One of the latest addition to the club scene in Kuala Lumpur, Vertigo KL is set to take clubbers to a new height, literally this club sits on top of the Gardens Mall in Mid Valley City.

Opened in January 2012, this modern club emphasizes more on electronic dance music offering international and local DJs.

Clubbers can expect techno, progressive and house music played here. For those without transport, the place is located about 10 to 15 minutes from KL city. Taxis are the only way there and back.

Vertigo KL is located at;
Level 59,
Banyan Tree Residence,
2, Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Time: 8pm - 3.30am
Entrance Charge: Yes

KL Stage Club
Stage Club KL photo by stephiielim.blogspot.com
Stage Club KL (Update: CLOSED)

Stage KL is located just across the famous Petronas Twin Towers in KL along Jalan Ampang in Avenue K. 

This club which launched in May 2012 has 2 levels with a VIP area located upstairs. Being a new player in the KL clubbing scene, they try to offer something different in the club's design namely in its lighting and audio technology.

The VIP balcony is the best spot to see all of the action too. Keep in mind, this club caters to Asian artists and stars therefore if you love the local Asian music especially K-Pop, this is the place to be or be seen. Weekends, it tends to get crowded.

STAGE KL is located at;
Lot G022, G023 Avenue K, 
No.156, Jalan Ampang 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 016 601 5830
Entrance Charge: Yes
Update: CLOSED

Update October 2018

If you are reading this article, you would know that it was written in December of 2012, and many of these places have either closed or moved to new locations.

The trouble with writing about entertainment or clubs in Kuala Lumpur is that they have a fast turnover, and most clubs will last a couple of years, and then shut down.

I will do my best to put in a brand new update for this list, as I have had very little time to explore some of the newer dance clubs in Kuala Lumpur.

When I get some time, I will do a massive update on this list. Meanwhile, if you are visiting Kuala Lumpur, do have a great time and always drink responsibly and keep away from drugs.


Apart from clubbing in KL, you can also check out my 12 Free Things to do in Kuala Lumpur article if you want to further explore the city in the day without spending much.

There are many other smaller clubs around KL and Petaling Jaya but they cater to a smaller crowd which I am not including in this list.

Overall, this caters to those seeking some serious parties in KL and I hope you enjoyed this list of where to find Dance Clubs in Kuala Lumpur.