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Sip back and relax at these wine bars around the Klang Valley

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By Amanda Fung

Sip back and relax at these wine bars around the Klang Valley

Need a glass to kick back after a long day? Wine not! While the Klang Valley has its fair share of cocktail bars and pubs, it also boasts a thriving wine bar scene. On top of their impressive wine collection and offerings, some of these wine bars also serve great bites to accompany your sips. Whether you’re pining for a glass of natural orange wine or a deep merlot, these bars will have you sipping on some of the most unique and celebrated pours from the wine world. 




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A main character in the local wine scene, Unwined is located in APW Bangsar and offers the perfect setting for a chilled kickback with your fellow oenophiles. Its wine lineup is primarily dominated by low- to no- intervention wines that have been chosen and approved by owner Hsiao Tung Wei and his team of experts. As for food, you can grab some bites to-go from its neighbouring eateries such as Proof Pizza for some sustenance during your wine sessions. 

Address: B-01, 29, Jalan Riong, APW Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 3pm to 11pm (Tuesday to Thursday) | 3pm to 12am (Friday) | 2pm to 12am (Saturday) | 2pm to 11pm (Sunday)





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Combining the best of the wine and food worlds is Unwined Plus, the younger sister restaurant of Unwined. Tucked away on Jalan Telawi 2, the restaurant has a food menu that is just as impressive as its natural wine collection—which they say is the largest of all restaurants in the country. Similar to its sister wine bar, its vino offerings are all low- to no-intervention pours of boutique wine labels from all over the world. On the food front, its modern Asian menu changes daily, keeping things exciting and fresh for your meals. Its space is cosy and comfortable too, which makes it the perfect destination for date night or a girl’s night out. 

Address: 7, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5pm to 12am (Wednesday to Monday)

Contact: +6012 209 0226 (WhatsApp)

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Vintry has been around for quite some time now and has definitely made its mark as one of the leading names in the wine game. With multiple locations across the Klang Valley, its fanbase is loyal and comprises gourmands, sommeliers, and other leaders in the food industry alike. Great for a no-frills night out with other wine lovers, Vintry is also ideal for those who want to discover new wines and learn about their bottles. 

Refer to its Facebook for the full list of locations and details.





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Over in Mont Kiara, Basic Wine Store is a natural wine hangout brought to you by the team behind Table & Apron and Universal Bakehouse. It offers a carefully curated selection of low- to no-intervention wines by Corevino, while the aforementioned eateries’ teams take care of the bites. On its food menu, expect sharing plates and small bites that will transport you to the coasts of Europe such as tinned seafood, pumpkin hummus, and pasta. Its outdoor seating is pet-friendly too so your furkids don’t have to miss out on the vino fun!

Address: Lot 13A, Ground Floor, Arcoris, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 3pm to 11pm (Sunday to Thursday) | 3pm to 12am (Friday to Saturday) | closed on Tuesday





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If you happen to be around the Zhongshan Building, you’ll want to make a stop at Gentle Giants for a chilly glass of wine. This fun and intimate space serves as both a bottle shop and a wine bar so you can expect to find all sorts of wine enthusiasts here. There is also a selection of light bites to line your stomach with as you sip the day away, but you’re free to bring your own food to make your experience as personalised as possible. 

Address: The Zhongshan Building, 80B, Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 6pm to 12am (Tuesday to Saturday)





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Though Small Shifting Space presents itself as a restaurant, don’t overlook its wine offerings. Perfect for pairing with its creative plates, Small Shifting Space’s wine selection comprises boutique wines that span all colours and flavour profiles. Whether you’re there for a brunch with your favourite foodies or for an intimate night out, this Jalan Petaling eatery will hit all the right spots on both the food and drinks front. 

Address: 141, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5pm to 10pm (Monday and Wednesday) | 5pm to 11pm (Thursday) | 5pm to 12am (Friday and Saturday) | 4pm to 10pm (Sunday) | closed on Tuesday

Contact: +6017 440 5591

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For a relaxed day in a beautiful space with a glass of wine in hand, make your way to Mellow Wine & Dining Room in Petaling Jaya’s Seventeen Mall. Finding your new favourite pour won’t be a difficult task here with its team of wine lovers and experts that are there for you to lean on for some guidance. Treat yourself to some of its sharing plates too, including a curated cheese platter, crispy eggplant and Iberico pork collar with pesto. 

Address: L1-06A, Seventeen Mall, Jalan 17/38, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya 

Opening hours: 3pm to 11pm (daily)

Contact: +6016 260 1701

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Though they may take their wines seriously, Psychotic Operator is anything but. Built to be a chill hangout for wine lovers and friends, Psychotic Operator is Taman Paramount’s go-to for the best bottles and is the sister to craft beer bar Monster & Beer just down the block. Its main wall is lined with bottles on shelves, giving you a peek at what labels are available for your perusing on the day of your visit. Meat Feds—a restaurant by Chef Yenni Law that shares the same space—is responsible for the bites here, so it will be hard to resist a steak to pair with the wine of your choice. 

Address: 7, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya

Opening hours: 4pm to 11pm (Tuesday to Friday) | 2pm to 11pm (Saturday to Sunday) | closed on Monday

Contact: +6012 916 6713





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Just a short drive away from Psychotic Operator is Wine Lust, another casual space dedicated to the love for wine. With a focus on small-batch natural, biodynamic and organic pours, you can expect Wine Lust’s selection to be equally as interesting as it is delicious. The simple, neon-lit space will make the perfect backdrop for a fun night out with a fun and flavourful meat-forward menu also by Chef Yenni Law. 

Address: Outlet 3 & 6, Lot 1, Jalan 19/1B, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya

Opening hours: 4pm to 12am (Monday to Saturday)

Contact: +6017 880 3503

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Leave all your qualms at the door when entering Juliet Wine Bar, designed for everyone to enjoy wine in its intimate and unpretentious  space. It welcomes gourmands and wine lovers alike, inviting your palates for an adventure with its pours and plates. The food menu has both snacks—including latkes and cheese platters—and larger plates including pastas and steaks to cater to any appetite. As for the wines, make your choice between a slow sipping or heavier pour night and the team will have you sorted!

Address: Level 1, 18A, Jalan Bangsar, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5pm to 1am (Wednesday to Monday) 

Contact: +6011 1136 0168

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Sandwiched in between Pizza Mansion and Feeka at The Five @ KPD, Mount Pleasure is the resident wine specialist in the area. Its space offers an experience for the senses as you sip on its natural wines, chow down on grub from either of its attached eateries, and take in the tunes playing from its record player. Keep your eyes on its Instagram as each night’s music theme is announced so you can look forward to your favourite genres and bottles. 

Address: E-GF-02, Block E, The Five, Kompleks Pejabat Damansara, 49, Jalan Dungun, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur





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All things fermented come together at Fafaba, REXKL’s bottle shop and fermentation centre. Whether you’re pining for a bottle of kombucha, some natural wines, or even a carafe of sake, Fafaba’s offerings will cater to any craving. Its little space is ideal for casual kickbacks and catch-ups. Bites come in the form of baked goods that anyone with a sweet tooth will love. Your gut will thank you for stopping by.  

Address: 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 1pm to 10pm (Thursday to Tuesday)

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