Monday, September 19, 2011

Spritz Changkat Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

This bar has probably had more face-lifts than most ageing Hollywood stars put-together!
If memory serves me correctly,first it was a Brazilian Restaurant which did well for quite a few years,then it became an "upmarket" Chinese Restaurant,then maybe an Italian Restaurant, then it re-opened as "Spritz" and has been refurbished at least 3 times.Each refurbishment moves the establishment further away from "Restaurant" and closer to "Bar"
It is one of the only places on Changkat Bukit Bintang that sells Carlsberg.
Which is good.
And,Sunday night it's RM 10 a mug all night long.
Other nights it has a stupid Happy Hour/Normal Price thing going on until 9pm.
And in a place like this,why pay more after 9pm to drink in exactly the same environment?
They have live,mainly acoustic but over-amplified music most nights.

The night I was there it was far less crowded than it's neighbour (Gypsy) but the Carlsberg Beer and the friendly staff more than compensated.
I'm not really sure what to make of it....there's nothing wrong with it but it leaves me feeling a bit non-plused....

Monday, September 5, 2011

Seduction Jalan P.Ramlee Kuala Lumpur

I stumbled upon Seduction last Sunday and I'm still recovering from the experience!
Situated underneath Modesto's on Jalan P.Ramlee it's become a venue for Sunday Tea Dances-which you can read about here!.
The first thing you should know-It's LOUD!
and secondly,It gets EVEN LOUDER!
On a scale of 1 to 10,  the volume control is set to "11" with most Tea Dances,the crowd seems friendly with lots of Filipinas out for a good time,the price of beer is reasonable,the atmosphere is pretty good and there is no cover charge/Happy Hour vs Normal  (ie. exorbitant) price nonsense that most bars along Jalan P.Ramlee adopt after 9 or 10pm.
If you like live music,flashing lights,dancing competitions and drinking-then you'll like it here.
Some people even try to make conversation,whether they succeed or not I don't know-I could just about hear the guy right next to me if he shouted as close to my ear as possible... and that was when there was a lull between songs.
If you want to experience the Sunday Tea Dance phenomena,get here around 5-6pm.
Make sure you've had something to eat.
And,you'll enjoy it more if you've already got a few beers inside you as if you go in sober,when it's all in full-swing it's a bit of a shock to the system.