W XYZ BAR

Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - KL & SURROUNDS -

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sen­tral’s sig­na­ture bar is ide­ally placed for meet­ing and min­gling. Be­side the lobby of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sen­tral, this brightly dec­o­rated bar pops with colour. The bar area glows with cobalt blue from the neon sig­nage on the wall while high-backed pur­ple leather so­fas of­fer comfy places to sit and re­lax on a night out with friends. Con­nect fur­ther at the common work­sta­tion with its plug points and com­pli­men­tary wi-fi or get to­gether for a friendly game of pool while you en­joy the sounds of Live@ Aloft Ho­tels (7pm on­wards ev­ery Fri­day).

But it’s the cock­tail menu here that re­ally shines. Like Mai Bar up­stairs, w xyz bar serves the ho­tel’s sig­na­ture Malaysian Princess Mai Tai. Served here in a high­ball glass, this mix of dark and sil­ver rums in­fused with blue­ber­ries and kaf­fir leaves is best ap­pre­ci­ated in two stages. Try the tra­di­tional pink-hued Mai Tai be­fore you add the sep­a­rate por­tion of pineap­ple and orange juices and grena­dine syrup. Other high­lights on the menu in­clude the Espresso Mar­tini, Pas­sion Fruit Pina Co­lada, and the tra­di­tional mo­ji­tos and mar­gar­i­tas, now served with an in­no­va­tive twist – jel­lies made from the cock­tail it­self.

For mix­ing and min­gling with com­fort and con­ve­nience, w xyz bar is well placed and suit­able for a range of ca­sual get­to­geth­ers. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sen­tral, 5 Jalan Ste­sen Sen­tral, KL (03 2723 1188/www.aloftho­tels. com/kualalumpursen­tral).

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