With the success of Penang’s excellent Soju Room, it was only a matter of time before the organizers of that venue brought their brand of live-music parties to Malaysia’s capital. Soju KL opened up on Bukit Bintang back in 2013, and has quickly gained a reputation for providing a fun place to go dancing every night of the week, with the club open late until 3am even on a Monday night.
Soju, if you didn’t know it already, is an alcoholic beverage that’s very popular in Korea. No visit to a Korean bar or club is complete without taking a whole bottle of soju, pouring it into a pitcher of Cass beer, and then drinking the whole concoction in one go. Indeed, you’ll be able to do the same thing at KL’s Soju Club – but if you want to have any chance of remembering your evening I strongly suggest you avoid doing so! While the name of the club is Korean inspired, the guests here are predominantly local Malaysian folk, although you do meet some expats and tourists on occasion as well. If you come on a Friday/Saturday night you’ll find the venue gets quite crowded and is a whole lot of fun.
If you’re not keen on having a big night you can arrive quite early, with Soju offering a live band starting from 7pm. The party keeps going all night long until 3am, and the DJs keep things pumping long after the band has clocked out for the evening. The last time I went to Soju in July 2015 they had an excellent PSY impersonator (of Gangnam Style fame) and for a few minutes I was convinced he was the real deal!
Lot GF001, 001A & 001B, Ground Floor, Federal Hotel, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Soju KL is open every night of the week until 3am.