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Top 10 Late-Night Hangout Spots To Visit With Friends

Been searching high and low for the perfect hangout spot for those nights out with the squad? Well, we’re here to give you not one, but ten places that are for catch-up sessions with friends!

It’s time to get it on with these trendy spots, so grab your girlfriends/mates up for a lit night!


1. RexKL, Petaling Street KL

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What used to be a screening theatre back in the old days, is what now most people would know as REXKL. REXKL, or formerly known as Rex Cinema during the 1970s, has since evolved into a one-stop entertainment hub nestled in the heart of Chinatown.

This cultural hub not only draws crowds through its vintage aesthetics and crafts but also the lineup of refreshing activities that are best enjoyed with company. Here, you’ll find your go-to for hipster art exhibitions and live performances.

To add, they’ve got a surreal collection of literature gem in BookXcess, and even a wide array of food and beverage outlets to keep you and your friends occupied!

Address: 80, Jalan Sultan, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Contact Number: +6011-2600 4808


2. The Gasket Alley, PJ

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Running along the same lines as REXKL, this next lifestyle hub is situated in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Although a little more on the lowkey side, the quality of vendors hosted by this quaint setup oozes a foreign flavour you quite unlike any other.

For instance, take in the majestic display of Harley-Davidson big bikes, or snag some cool merchandise for yourself in any one of the apparel stores there. And hey, it’s even home to the local matcha connoisseur Hejau, that’s developed a respectable cult following for its funky creations of all sorts.

So, come on and bring your friends over if you’re looking for a spot that will impress!

Address: Lot 15, 13, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM daily
Contact Number: +603-7955 9355


3. Tiffin At The Yard, KL

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Our next hangout spot was initially supposed to be a pop-up event and nothing more. And yet, the power of Malaysians have come through yet again, as Tiffin At The Yard is here to stay!

Despite only being around since late last year, this fancy food court has gained immense demand because of its constant flow of diverse culinary options. Not to mention, the rustic interiors of Sentul Depot add more to the uniqueness of Tiffin’s concept of fluid and fun dining.

With its ever-changing stores and psychedelic designs, what’s not to love about this place? There’s your cue to round up the gang for a whole tasty (and instagram-worthy) night out!

Address: PT189-PT183-PT185 Jalan Strachan, Off, Jln Ipoh, Sentul, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 5 PM – 12 AM (Thursday & Friday), 10 AM – 12 AM (Saturday & Sunday)


4. Desa Park City

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If you’re thinking of ways to kill some time with friends, then Desa Park City is the place to be. This huge residential township spanning acres of greenery is no stranger to city folk, thanks to its success as a commercial centre.

Take a long stroll along the lakeside at The Waterfront in Desa Park City, where you can eat, shop, picnic, or simply chit-chat until the sun goes down. Plus, it’s pet friendly!

Then, you could head over to Plaza Arkadia, a shopping mall that’s stylishly decked in gorgeous lighting amidst British architecture. (Tip: Make sure to get those great night shots to add some dazzle into your outing!)

Address: 5, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours daily
Contact Number: +603-6280 8080


5. The Swimming Club, KL

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Did someone say pool party? Well, that’s always the case if you’re up over here at The Swimming Club KL! This is KL‘s most instagrammable rooftop pool yet, with its minimalistic pink theme and posh decor capturing hearts all around.

Moreover, they’ve got a poolside bar overflowing with mocktails and cocktails to keep the night going! You can book a reservation if you’re planning to throw a party or just a chill get-together with friends over drinks.

Alternatively, you can always walk in to cool off with your pals for just RM50 per person/hour, with a complimentary beverage to boot. Since it’s even located in The KL Journal Hotel, why not grab the chance for a staycation with the gang as well?

Address: The Swimming Club, Rooftop Level 11, The Kuala Lumpur Journal, 30, Jalan Beremi, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Swimming pool (8 AM – 8 PM daily), Poolside bar (3 PM – 10 PM on weekdays except for Tuesday / 12 PM – 12 AM on weekends)
Contact Number: +603-2110 2211


6. Publika, KL

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Another shopping mall giant on our list, Publika Shopping Gallery has stolen hearts from day one up until now. A notorious choice for hangouts, this retail hub prides itself in promoting quirky arts and events that appeal to the masses.

If you’re looking for a not-so-typical outing, then you and your friends should definitely check Publika off your list. As for a night you’ll never forget, be sure to hit up some of the swanky restaurants and bars that come with live music and entertainment!

Address: Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Open 10 AM – 1o PM daily
Contact Number: +603-6211 7877


7. Saloma Link Bridge, KL

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Prefer something more laidback to do with your pals? Then, Saloma Bridge happens to make the ideal hangout for those craving a mellower side to things.

This architectural masterpiece though mainly built for pedestrians’ convenience sake, has not only made life easier for everyone but prettier too! Watch as the 69-metre bridge lights up the night with a kaleidoscope of colours that will leave you and your friends entranced.

Another bonus point is that you get to enjoy a view of the KLCC skyline that’s visible in the background of the bridge. Now that’s one memory you have got to secure into your ‘friends’ gallery!

Address: Saloma, Between and Lorong, Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Open 5 AM – 1 AM daily


8. Dataran Merdeka, KL

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The iconic Dataran Merdeka stands as a symbol of unity and community in Malaysia, which syncs with why it’s a must-go spot with friends.

Surrounded by eye-catching historical monuments like the Sultan Abdul Samad building and KL Railway Station, this extravagant 13-acre field is capable of housing up to 15000 people. So, spread out a picnic blanket for a late-night feast with your closest buddies and bond over a great time.

Or, you can even explore around the square and the rest of KL city by cruising on scooters along with your whole squad!

Address: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours daily

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9. Genting Highlands, Pahang

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Perhaps the hottest favorite among Gen Zs, Genting Highlands has certainly sprung back into action as one of the most-visited destinations, and it’s no wonder why.

Besides the cool climate that offers a break from our tropical heat, the peaks of Genting harbor the newly-revamped Skytropolis indoor theme park with various attractions and rides to discover.

After that, spend the rest of your evening covering the whole of Genting Highland premium outlets for some souvenir shopping, and finally have a calming walk together in the invigorating night air.

Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours daily
Contact Number: +603-2718 1118

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10. Lalaport, Bukit Bintang KL

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The latest addition yet this year, Lalaport brings forth the influences of Japan in the most fashionable way possible.

With 400 stores slated to open fully, many home-grown Japanese brands are set to make their mark. Some of these include food establishments like Matcha Eight, Shinlabo Sizzle, as well as convenience stores such as Don Don Donki. Along with that, they’ve got a stunning rooftop garden for events.

For fans of authentic Japanese lifestyle, do have a taste of the umaminess of life at Lalaport today!

Address: 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM daily
Contact Number: +603-2731 3555

So, there’s no reason to hold off that outing any longer! Grab your friends and link up at these hot spots for a fantastic time together.

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