A rare vintage or a wine-based cocktail
As its name implies, this wine bar is a far cry from the rowdy watering holes of Changkat Bukit Bintang or TREC. Breathe easy knowing you’ll have complete privacy while nursing your glass of wine and sidling up to that special someone. Take our advice and make a reservation to gain access to the password of the week. Look out for a bright yellow door somewhere in Taman Tun and put your code to use.
With more than 200 wine labels from all four corners of the globe, Private Room makes it a little tricky to pick your poison, which is why knowledgeable sommeliers are always ready to make recommendations. Serious collectors can inquire after the rare vintages in the inconspicuous chiller. Expertly-curated cheese boards and deep-fried finger food serve as nibbles while you swirl, sniff and sip your glass of wine. First floor, 48 Persiaran Zaaba, TTDI, KL (019 334 6631/ fb.com/prttdi). Mon-Thu, 5pm1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-2am. as the Purple Venus
such Few other wine bars in town own Enomatic Wine Dispensers, an electronic device that stores and dispenses up to 16 wines at perfectly regulated temperatures. Wine enthusiasts either love or loathe this bit of technology, but if you ask us, it’s genius – solo drinkers gain more options (instead of being relegated to house pours) and need not open a bottle and worry about wastage.
Often likened to a library for wine, Vintry is lined with shelves of bottles from every imaginable wine-producing country. The food menu too reads like a thick tome dedicated to pork. Pair the grilled gourmet sausages with an aromatic red or the tom yam pork belly pizza with a dry white. 130 Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, KL (03 2094 8262); Ground floor, Jaya 33, Jalan Semangat, Section 13, PJ (03 7960 6737/ www.vintry.com.my). (Medan Damansara) Mon-Sat, 3pm12midnight; (Jaya 33) MonThu & Sun, 12noon-2.30pm, 5pm-12midnight; Fri-Sat, 12noon-2.30pm, 5pm-2am.