Here’s the club guide that will explain the nightlife lifestyle in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, check out what to bring, the dress code before you go to clubs, and the do’s and doesn’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 to a 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 a 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 are 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 you 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 charges ranged from as low as RM25 to RM50 which normally includes 1 free drink for you to choose from. Most clubs in Kuala Lumpur charge an entry fee, especially on the weekends, but some clubs are free on the weekdays. You can as well open bottles of liquor beverages, and a minimum of 1 bottle can let 4-5(depends) of your friends enter the club without a cover charge.
For the ladies, you can enjoy free drinks at certain clubs during ladies’ night. Free drinks are served limited for some time. Some clubs have promotions with a free bottle of liquor at the entrance for the ladies. This all depends on the club itself though.
Inside the Club
If you paid for cover charge you can enter, you need to walk to the counter, where there’s a bouncer in every club that will do a 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 to a free drink that you need to claim from the bar. If you paid for an open bottle, some clubs have promoters or ambassadors, who 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 the 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 the smell of cigarette smoke.
Clubs Open Till… Most of the clubs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia open till 3 am. There’s a curfew in some PJ areas the entertainment outlets like clubs, pubs and bars are only able to operate till 2 am at the latest. Keep in mind that clubs, bars and lounges are located near residential areas, under one roof with hotels usually closed at 2 am 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 drink a lot. You might feel uncomfortable, start to puke and blackout anytime (pengsan). Drink driving is dangerous and pose danger to other drivers around you and risks your life too. Always beware of roadblocks, or else you’ll end up in trouble with the authorities.
If you can’t drive back home, why not hang out 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 are illegal in Malaysia and do not drink and drive! You might end up getting in an accident if you lost control of your mind. Let one of your friends that are conscious and 100% able to concentrate on driving get you back home safely. 🙂