Ipoh may be a small and quiet town, but it has its fair share of watering holes to guarantee a night of booze and fun. The bar scene has grown over the years with more speakeasy bars, cocktails bars and gastropubs that can be found all over Ipoh. Whether you are looking for crafted cocktails, a relaxing atmosphere, or a unique location, you’ll find it in one of these 7 bars in Ipoh.
1. Tiga Bar
Currently located above Kikilalat, new and old patrons can look forward to a new location for Tiga Bar by November if the clues on their social page are anything to go by. Founded by Ipoh born and bred Sunny in 2019, he noticed there were not a lot of options available if people wanted to hang out at night in Ipoh. Well known for their handcrafted cocktails that are both creative and experimental, Tiga Bar is a must visit for locals and tourists alike.
Address: 27, Jalan Bijeh Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
One of Ipoh’s more well-known hidden bars, Atas Speakeasy is a cosy bar that would transport you back to the 1920s with their music and decorations. But do not let the homey vibes fool you – Atas Speakeasy features some amazing handmade cocktails made by an experienced team of mixologists. Do take note that the speakeasy can only be accessed by by reservation, so make sure you plan ahead!
Address: 37, Jalan Theatre, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak
Located on the 13th floor, which is also the rooftop of WEIL Hotel, The Deck Gastrobar is one of the few rooftop bars you can find in Ipoh. Offering a picturesque vista of the city and a lovely skyline, sip on your drink and spend a relaxing night with breeze in your hair when you are here. Customers have the option of dining either indoors, which has a vibrant atmosphere, or outside, if you are going for more of a romantic vibe.
Address: 292, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
With fun themed nights such as the Tarot & Cocktail Night that was held in collaboration with De Tarot Café recently, Lumi Cocktail Bar is the place to be for aesthetic pics and yummy cocktails. Super trendy with their neon lightings and casual seating arrangements, it is a nice place to chill and hang out with friends. The location is ideal too as it is located in a popular section of town!
Address: D-1-7, Soho Ipoh 2, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 31650 Ipoh, Perak
5. Miners Arms
A vintage bar with a wide range of imported beer, cocktail, whiskey, wine and food, Miners Arms Ipoh is located above STG in the Ipoh Old Town area. High praises have come from patrons on their food which are a mixture of Asian and Western dishes. The interior deco that is filled with portraits from the British era reminds you that they have been around since 1978. When it comes to the alcohol, reviews have also mentioned that it is a wonderful place to chill and grab a drink with friends.
Address: 18, 1st floor, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
Tin Corner 39 in Ipoh’s old town is located right off the Birch bridge and offers views of the nearby streets. After a long day of work, this is the place to unwind where you can choose from a wide selection of local and imported beers. The seating options at this bar are unusual and imaginative, some of them even resemble sewing machines. The ambience is great for gathering with your friends or colleagues. FYI they are doing a self-service concept, so you’ll have to order and pay at the counter before getting your food and drinks.
Address: 39, Jalan Bijeh Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
I can’t write a list on the bars in Ipoh without including Jeff’s Cellar. After all, Jeff’s Cellar was listed as one of the top 5 of the world’s most unique bars and best drinking spots by CNN Greece back in 2018. Located within a 260-million-year-old limestone cave in The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, it is a fine-dining destination that is truly unique. The exclusive wine bar at Jeff’s Cellar offers a large selection of natural, premium, and rare wines, all of which may be savoured slowly while you take in the magnificent cave interiors and breath-taking natural water features.
Address: The Banjaran Hotsprings, 1, Persiaran Lagoon, Sunway 3, 31150 Ipoh, Perak
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