The former 7atenine has been transformed into the refined Tujo, with Modo chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows, and Mid-Century furniture. The kitchen adopts a vibrant approach to fusion cuisine, serving gutsy dishes such as venison rolls, liver terrine, grilled seafood, and pizzas. Look out for a selection of table games from yesteryear such as five stones, bottlecaps, country game, and the pencil race. There’s a hot cocktail list – sip on rosemary martinis, blueberry margaritas, and other mischievous concoctions like the bourbon-based Funeral For Jack and New Fashionista (a mix of tequila, watermelon, and lime). Tujo is perfect for after-work drinks or that exciting first date. Ascott Kuala Lumpur, 9 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 012-210 3055. Strictly an underground bar – discreet and hip – for serious drinking and canoodling. It prides itself on its eclectic list of cocktail concoctions, mixed and stirred by two of the city’s most innovative bartenders. Order an elderflower martini (Tanqueray, elderflower, white wine) or Jalisco espresso (Don Julio Reposado, Kahlua, sugar, espresso). Packs in just 35. Ming Annexe Building, 9 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Here, the bartenders know you by name and you’ll enjoy a range of South American-inspired cocktails from margaritas, sangrias, Cuba libres, and caipirinhas to mojitos, pisco sours, and flavoured tequilas. Snack on ceviche, grilled sardines, cod fish fritters, and breaded jalapenos. 1 Jalan Setiapuspa, Damansara Heights. Tel: 03-2095 7437. Find brews from America, Norway, Denmark, England, and India to quench your thirst. Try the sampling portions of three beers served in tasting glasses – a great way to familiarise your palate with indie brews in a hip, informal atmosphere. One Residency, Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 -2110 1560.
The interior of Tujo Bar-sserie & Grill
Tujo Stinger Satay