Here’s the club guide that will explain about the nightlife lifestyle in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, check out of what to bring, dress code before you go for clubs, the do’s and don’t for partying in Kuala Lumpur nightlife scenes. Find out more about Clubbing and if you’re not sure about the places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, you might want to read our 101 Kuala Lumpur guide.
Before you go for party in Kuala Lumpur, you have to be above 21 years of age (which is the legal drinking/smoking age here) to enter the clubs and some clubs do set the age restriction to 18 years old. Remember to bring along your ID for these clubs. It depends, however, some clubs don’t check for your age or ID.
Some clubs do have a dress code, so you need to check in advance to make sure that you can get in with casual clubbing lifestyle and clothing. Make sure you don’t wear any rugged or torn jeans, clothes, slippers, sandals or shorts. They definitely will stop you because of this. But for the most part, as long as you dressed smart & casual, they will let you in. Normally the clubbers in Malaysia t-shirts, long sleeves, a pair of jeans, short skirts, and high heels. If your are clubbers that like to dance, make sure you wear something light and dress to impress.
What’s the cover charge. It depends on the club itself as different clubs cover charge ranged from as low as RM25 to RM50 which normally includes 1 free drink for you to choose. Most of the clubs in Kuala Lumpur charge an entry fee especially on the weekends but some clubs are free entry on the weekdays. You can as well open bottle on liquor beverages, and the minimum of 1 bottle can let 4-5(depends) of your friends to enter the club without cover charge.
For the ladies, you can enjoy free drinks at certain clubs during the ladies night. Free drinks are serves limited for a period of time. Some clubs have promotions with free bottle of liquor at entrance for the ladies. This is all depends on the clubs itself though.
Inside the Club
If you paid for cover charge you can just enter, you need to walk the counter, where there’s a bouncer in every clubs will do marking stamp on your hand for identification for re-entry & out of the clubs. You will then get a receipt from the counter which entitled you a free drink that you need to claim from the bar. If you paid for open bottle, some clubs have promoters or ambassadors, will guide you in the club, trying to look for a place or table for you. You can also read our NEW CLUB GUIDE: Things you can bring into a dance club.
You can smoke in most of the clubs in Malaysia as the non-smoking trend is still yet to come. The non-smoking venue in Malaysia was first introduced at Ministry of Sound by Euphoria with a special smoking room for smokers. Most of the time you will have to end up going home with your clothes with smell of cigarettes smoke.
Clubs Open Till… Most the clubs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia opens till 3am. There’s curfew in some PJ areas which the entertainment outlets like clubs, pubs and bars are only able to operate till 2am the latest. Keep in mind that clubs, bars and lounge that located near residential areas, under one roof with hotels normally closed at 2am or earlier. So do check out with the clubs or venues about their operating hours.
Don’t Drink and Drive
Don’t drive a car when you’re drunk. Never drive a car based on your intuition – ‘Okay, I’m not drunk, i can handle it’ if you drinks alot. You might feeling uncomfortable, starting to puke and blackout anytime (pengsan). Drink driving is dangerous and pose danger to other drivers around you and risking your life too. Always beware of road blocks, else you’ll end up in trouble with the authorities.
If you can’t drive back home, why not hangout at some food stall, eat and drink something light until you recover from the hangover. Read Where To Go After Clubbing for more info.
Simple club guide, just remember to bring your wallet, dress smart & casual, and enjoy your party night out! Don’t take drugs, drugs is illegal in Malaysia and do not drink and drive! You might end up getting in an accident of you lost control of your mind. Let one of your friend that are conscious and 100% able to concentrate on driving to get you back home safely. :)