Kuala Lumpur Gay Bars, Dance Clubs & Restaurants

KL has a vibrant, somewhat discreet bar and club scene.  A growing number of mainstream venues have recognised the value of the pink ringgit and host nights that attract the gay crowd.

Frangipani
Frangipani
Frangipani
Frangipani

Frangipani

25 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | map

| website | +60 3 2144 3001 |

Weekday opening times: Tue-Fri 18:00 - 24:00

Weekend opening times: 18:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 3.7 stars from 11 votes - Click to vote

This gay-owned bar/club & restaurant is one of the most sophisticated venues in Kuala Lumpur with a large gay crowd on Friday nights.

Frangipani’s modern chic interior and cool music vibes at the bar attract a full house of guys sipping cocktails, lounging around and dancing until the early hours of the morning.

Don’t ignore the stylish basement restaurant which offers some deliciously imaginative food.

Reservation recommended.  Closed on Mondays.

Features: bar, music, dancing, restaurant (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 餐厅) | Updated: 04-21-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Great looking venue but the upstairs bar staff are rude, refused to make cocktails and would take your order then run off and spend 20 mins chatting and serving the locals. Overall it's the only nice gay bar in KL - a s...”

    Bane on 01-01-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “The only reason this place is popular on Friday nights is because there is no other places to go in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur gay night life is pathetic and it shows here in Frangipani. Expensive entrance fee and drinks...”

    Alexander on 09-16-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “Came to this place as so many websites recommended. Entry MYR 40.00, in exchange for a pre-mixed drink (long island) or a draught beer. A cocktail costs MYR 39.00++, same price as Sydney & Melbourne :|. Most people c...”

    Ryan on 07-04-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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Market Place Lounge Bar
Market Place Lounge Bar
Market Place Lounge Bar
Market Place Lounge Bar

Market Place Lounge Bar

4 Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur | map

| website | +60 3 2166 0750 |

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 8 votes - Click to vote

The Market Place is a popular ground floor restaurant with an upstairs lounge bar and dance club that attracts a gay crowd on Friday and Saturday nights.

This is a relatively small venue that usually gets packed.  Thankfully, there is rooftop terrace if you want to chill out and relax.  The restaurant is also worth a mention – try the seafood.

Features: bar, music, dancing, restaurant (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 餐厅) | Updated: 04-21-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Too much smoke, no air circulation. Air con was heat. Smoke burn your eyes. Chocking. Poor sound system from drag queen singing like speaker is going to break. With group of foreigner European friend visit. We all say " ...”

    Bad on 12-26-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “My Chinese Malay friend brought me here when I visited KL. It's fun and people really dance (especially when they're all drunk already). Spotted some models. Some hunks do take their clothes of when dancing. Though for ...”

    Matt on 12-09-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “I really enjoy and feel very relaxed when go I go to Marketplace. Almost every time I go there its a very happy place.”

    randy on 07-28-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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BlueBoy Discotheque

50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur | map

| facebook | +60 3 2142 1067 |

Weekday opening times: 21:00 - 02:00

Weekend opening times: 21:00 - 02:00

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 30 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards 2013
4 Star Winner
    2014
3 Star Winner

Kuala Lumpur’s longest-running gay dance club.  Whilst there are more glamorous venues in the city, BlueBoy remains very popular, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights.  Cabaret shows at the weekend.

BlueBoy attracts a mix of locals, expats and tourists.  Located next to Millennium & Copthorne hotel in Bukit Bintang.

Features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, cabaret show (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 歌舞表演) | Updated: 04-21-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Ugly one word. No matter environment or the people here.”

    Lyn on 01-31-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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Khun Cafe

97-1 Jalan 3/93, Taman Miharja Cheras, Kuala Lumpur | map

| facebook | +60 3 9200 6133 |

Weekend opening times: 22:30 - 02:00

Audience Rating: 4.5 stars from 2 votes - Click to vote

Bears and their chasers head for the ever-popular Khun Cafe for karaoke, cakes and cocktails – not necessarily in that order.

A great place for a chat and to make new friends.  Karaoke facilities are open Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays.

Features: bar, music, karaoke, cafe (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 咖啡馆) | Updated: 04-21-2015

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BLUE Bar

15 Jalan Manis 3, Taman Segar (next to leisure mall, Cheras), Kuala Lumpur | map

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Weekday opening times: 21:00 - 03:00

Weekend opening times: 21:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 4.1 stars from 10 votes - Click to vote

Cosy and glamorous karaoke bar that attracts mostly young to middle-aged crowds.  The staff at BLUE Bar are good-looking, well-trained and friendly.

The bar hosts gay-themed party with dancers and drag shows monthly.

Reservations required on weekends and public holidays.

Features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, cafe (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 卡拉OK, 咖啡馆) | Updated: 04-21-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “This is a really very nice and Good Place to be, a little outside of KL Centre but not difficult to find. Very nice and friendly staff and welcoming owner with an open minded and supporting manner. Would go there always...”

    Markus on 12-13-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “Finally found a home that is full of handsome gay friends. They are all superbly friendly especially the lady boss and staff. That's amazing. It's my first time and gonna be going there forever.”

    Kelvin on 01-10-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “Each time I come to Iblue I feels like home. Excellent service. The beer and alcohol are genuine. Never gives me hangover the next day. All cute n handsome guys. From young to middle age. Not only the staff are friendly...”

    Don on 01-03-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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Albion

31 Jalan Berangan, Kuala Lumpur | map

| website | facebook | +60 3 2141 9282 |

Weekday opening times: Tue-Fri 12:00 - 24:00

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 24:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 3 votes - Click to vote

DISCOUNT: 10% Discount on Food & Drinks - ongoing promotion (exclusive)

Gay-owned, award-winning Albion serves an inspired mix of traditional and current British food combined with a range of innovative cocktails.

Leave room for a dessert as we think this is the only restaurant in Asia that serves a proper Knickerbockerglory.

Owners, Colin KH Yap and James Grierson, chose Albion’s Bukit Bintang location because of its resemblance to London’s Soho where they have both worked for over 20 years.

In addition to the ground floor terrace and first floor balcony, Albion has a secluded lounge that is great for a drink with friends.

Open for lunch and dinner.  Closed on Mondays.  Reservations recommended.

Features: bar, restaurant (酒吧, 餐厅) | Updated: 04-21-2015

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Sixty Nine Bistro – Reported Closed

14 Jalan Kampung Dollah (off Jalan Pudu), Kuala Lumpur | map

| website | +60 3 2144 3369 |

Weekday opening times: 16:30 - 01:30

Weekend opening times: 16:30 - 01:30

Audience Rating: 3.3 stars from 3 votes - Click to vote

We are going to make a prediction that you will really like the food, shakes, juices or even the Jaz Fresh beer served at this gay-owned diner.  The styling is very 1960’s with artfully designed furniture, retro prints, vintage fabrics and the odd antique here and there.

If you want some more predications, then settle down with the resident horoscope and tarot card reader (6pm – midnight, daily).

Sixty Nine bistro is located in a row of old shops and can be easily missed.  Keep an eye out for the large potted plant and a few outside tables.

Features: bar, restaurant (酒吧, 餐厅) | Updated: 03-28-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Looks like this place is closed. No tables outside and blinds shut.”

    Thomas on 02-04-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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Baan 26

26 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur | map

| +60 3 2142 8878 |

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

Baan 26 Thai seafood restaurant and bar serves a stylish selection of Southeast Asian fusion cuisine.

Located right across from Frangipani.

Features: restaurant (餐厅) | Updated: 04-21-2015

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Club Neverland

1 Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur | map

| facebook | +60 12 621 8311 |

Weekday opening times: 21:00 - 03:00

Weekend opening times: 21:00 - 03:00

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 1 votes - Click to vote

One of the most popular nightclubs in Kuala Lumpur.  Neverland features stage performances and live music bands that attract a mixed crowd.

Check the website for ongoing events.

Features: bar, music, dancing, live music (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 现场音乐) | Updated: 03-15-2015

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La Queen Club – CLOSED

5 Jalan P. Ramlee (opposite Beach Club), Kuala Lumpur

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Audience Rating: 3.6 stars from 14 votes - Click to vote

Reported CLOSED.   One of the most popular party nights for the gay community in KL.  La Queen hosts regular themed parties (usually on a Friday night) that attract a young, trendy gay crowd.  There is usually a show at 1:30am featuring dance groups and live bands.

Cover charge includes one drink.  Like many other party nights, the venue keeps on changing every couple of months.

Check their Facebook page for the latest information.

Features: bar, music, dancing, live music (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐, 现场音乐) | Updated: 03-31-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Went to look for this bar on the 14/3/2015...THE BAR IS NO LONGER EXIST ..”

    mazin on 03-14-2015 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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