Neon Dreamers in KL

It’s dusk. Colouful neon signage kicks in with a buzz, zapping the streets to life and illuminating into the night.

There’s something spellbinding about the red (or blue, green, etc.) brilliance that induces a sense of euphoria when gazed upon for a significant length of time. Tiny neon gas particles dancing about in tight tubes as they collide with one another to discharge a glow that greets customers with “Now Open”, or manifests a cocktail icon that somehow makes cocktails taste better.

Thankfully, there are cafes and bars hosting neon lights worthy to feast your eyes (and camera) upon.

Berlin

A hidden bar tucked in Chinatown, with graffiti and provoking posters emulating the atmospheric city of Berlin. Toast with a resounding German cheer, “Prost!”

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Location:

208, Jalan Tun H S Lee,
City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Rinse KL

A great café to enjoy fine specialty coffee or signature Neko Neko Matcha alongside an imposing neon Medusa – although one customer had mistaken her for Snow White.

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Location:

15, Jalan Damar SD 15/1,
Bandar Sri Damansara,
52200 Kuala Lumpur,
Selangor.

Random Food Store

Hosting the well-received pop-up coffee bar One Half, you can grab a cup from a list of espresso choices and enjoy your brew at the extensive table parallel to a bizarre view of a pink-themed abstract oil painting.

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Location:

9, Jalan SS 21/37,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.

Amore Espresso Bar

Amore translates to love, thus their ‘I Got A Crush On You’ sign. A place to get your soft serve fix, flower workshop lessons and of course, the compulsory photo op.

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Location:

24A, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

PS150

Step beyond a mock-up vintage toy shop and you’ll be transported to an atmospheric Shanghai-evoked bar with impressive cocktails over a video of a Cantonese neon sign.

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Location:

150, Jalan Petaling,
City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

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