AD Bar @ Telawi Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

It was one of those late evenings when I asked my friends if they were interested for a nightcap at this speakeasy bar in Bangsar after dinner. The name was AD Bar, in short for Anno Domini. We had to call AD Bar a couple of times asking for directions. It was next door to OJO Coffee in Telawi Bangsar, where you can find the dark stairs with yellow lighted hand rails. Walk all the way up and you will see two doors. It’s the door in front of you, not on your left. Then slide open to enter into AD Bar.

AD Bar specializes in cocktails, but also offers beer, wine and other spirits. Their menu has 12 different signature cocktails specifying its “poison“, and its concoction. They will either be refreshing, fruity, spicy, potent or creamy. I wanted Fairy’s Tears initially because of its fanciful name and its base was sparkling wine. Yum yum! Unfortunately, it wasn’t available that night. So I ended up with Genie Pop; gin based with grapefruit juice, lime juice, raspberry, egg white and pop candy. It was a fruity one and the pop candy surely made it a little extra fun.

We also had Dancing Ape and Tin Flower which were both refreshing. Dancing Ape came in a properly rimmed martini glass with black sugar and asam boi (preserved plum) that was somewhat crystal like. It consists of asam boi infused tequila, pineapple and lime juice.

Tin flower was served in the most simple manner; garnished with only mint leaves, but it was my favourite although all three were good. This cocktail was beautifully made of rum, chrysanthemum and lime juice.

AD bar is a good choice for those who enjoy fine cocktails with a reasonable price. It is a pleasant and relatively quiet place to unwind your evening with a few friends for private conversations (goss goss and such!) or just for a good laugh.

What was good about AD Bar:

  • Drinks were reasonably priced
  • Good variety of alcoholic beverages
  • Cocktails were delicious
  • Staff were friendly and attentive
  • Perfect for a quiet night out

What was bad about AD Bar:

  • Item on cocktail menu was not available
  • No bar/finger food


AD Bar Details:
Website: AD Bar
Address: 21A, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reservations: +603-2201 7979

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