PS150 is a cocktail bar on Petaling Street in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur.
Housed in a pre-war shop, PS150 snakes around a tiny stationery shop and under the popular coffee shop, Merchant’s Lane to inhibit the least expected of places. The space is divided into three seating areas that bookmark three distinct eras in the history of Indochine and cocktails. Child-like curiosity is rewarded at PS150 as more than meets the eye with the bar’s unassuming entrance. We won’t give much away here, but once through the doorway, intimate booths greet guests at the entrance. This leads up to an airy outdoor terrace that eventually culminates in a dramatic and atmospheric bar in the depths of the shop. Befitting its location, Far Eastern accents liven up the bar as the interiors harken back to a darker, yet more exciting time in our city’s history.
The cocktails at PS150 draws from bold Southeast Asian flavours using distinct ingredients that are native to this part of the world. A wide array of spirits and liqueurs curated by Angel are also available to choose from. Expect the unexpected from obscure vermouths to local ginger wines - an adventurous tipple awaits the bold at PS150. The cocktail list is divided into five distinct eras in the history of this mixed beverage: Vintage, Prohibition, Tiki, Disco and Contemporary. Each era presents a key cocktail reimagined, as well as an concoctions original to PS150. This is the place to transport you in time and space!
Cocktails - 2017
Vintage (Pre-prohibition | 1850s - 1910s)
A Ride To Borneo
Martell NCF, Tuak, Asamboi Syrup, Triple Sec, Lemon
Flip The Cake
Pandan Rum, PX Sherry, Coconut Liqueur, Coconut Cream, Egg Yolk, Salt
Classic (Prohibition | 1920s - 1930s)
Aunty Mary's Rasam
Cutty Sark Storm Whisky, Grilled Tomato, Rasam Powder, Garlic & Yellow Onion Puree, Asafoetida, Dried Chili, Curry Leaf, Coriander, Mustard Seeds, Turmeric, Tamarind Paste
Malt & Juniper
Auchentoshan 12 Years Whisky, Fords Gin, Antica Formula, Midnight Spice Syrup, Islay Whisky Mist
* Strong, bitter-sweet
Tiki (Post-war | 1940s - 1960s)
Jungle Bird: PS150 Edition
Aromatic Spice Rum, Pandan Rum, Campari, Pineapple, Lime, Gula Melaka Syrup
Dark Rum, Mezcal, Loomi Hibiscus Tea, Passion Fruit, Lime, Egg White
*Tropical Fruits, smoky-sweet
Disco (Dark Ages | 1970s - 2000s)
Vodka, Preserved Orange, Lime, Lemonade, Bitters
Lychee No. 3
London Dry Gin, Lychee, Ginger Flower, Lime
*Floral, citrus-dry finishing
Contemporary (Revival | Late 2000s - Present)
Run Lassi Run
Tequila Plata, Bird's Eye Chili Infused Tequila, Cardamom Honey Water, Spicy Mango Syrup. Greek Yogurt
The Apple Theory
Tequila Plata, Kombucha, Sour Apple Liqueur, Gingered Apple Cinnamon Honey Puree
Punch Punch! (4, 6 or 10 Pax)
Tequila, Mezcal, Absinthe, Raspberry, Lime, Soda
*Smoky, fruity, herbaceous
Cutty Sark Storm Whisky, Ginger Rice Wine, Ginger Green Tea Honey, Jasmine Green Tea, Lime, Islay Whisky Mist
Red Light Alley
Lemongrass London Dry Gin. Campari, Watermelon, Lime, Sugar
*Refreshing, mid-bodied, lemon-y
It's All About The Absinthe
Absinthe, Roselle Syrup, Creme de Cassic, Lime, Bitter Lemon, Peychaud's Bitters
In Mood for Chinatown
Absinthe, Chrysanthemum Vodka, Lime, Chrysanthemum & Cardamom Syrup. Chamomile Bitters
Absinthe, Elderflower, Lime, Cinnamon Mist
Mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse, Absinthe, Lime, Sugar
For a fully transformative experience, venture over to PS150.
Learn to love the city as we have - with all her features and flaws. A drink in hand never hurt anyone either.
Tuesday - Saturday : 1800 - 0200 (L.O. 0130)
Sunday: 1600 - 2300 (L.O. 2230)
Closed on Mondays
Sunday - Thursday : Dress as you wish...
Friday & Saturday or Eve of Public Holidays : No flip-flops / slippers / sandals
Ground Floor, 150, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
We're located at Ground Floor, 150, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
*Hint: Look for a toy store...
Parking: RM5 per entry after 6pm
LRT: Pasar Seni or Monorail: Maharajalela
Uber or Grab: PS150
Kuala Lumpur nightlife: A guide to the city's best bars
"This Chinatown cocktail bar sits in a colonial shophouse that was once a brothel.
It's all very "In the Mood for Love" with a tinge of "Mad Men" -- swanky, illicit and whimsical all at once.
A vintage toyshop facade obscures the entrance."
Kuala Lumpur nightlife: A guide to the city's best bars
"China towns most controversial cocktail bar PS150, is a secretive cove full of historic memories and exciting stories. Housed in a preserved war-time building, PS150 is a southeast Asian bar that serves up a lot of culture alongside its cocktails."
Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2016 - 2017
"The point of entry was the greatest hurdle while mentioning about the old school toy shop experience as its entrance; this did not happen until the last month of the project being handed over."
Find out more to how PS150 was created...
PS150: Chinatown’s Hidden Cocktail Bar
"The simplicity which they pride themselves on should not be mistaken for being simplistic. The cocktails are potent and artfully balanced. Each drink comes with its own tale, having been created or modified as a joint effort by all involved in their alchemy."
PS150, A Labyrinth Speakeasy Bar In Kuala Lumpur
"PS150 was a great experience. From the moment we entered, to the moment we exited, our experiences were heightened by the labyrinth-like secrecy of a speakeasy bar."
Timeout KL Review
"One thing that sets PS150 apart from other bars is its concept. The space is divided into three different sections, marking three distinct eras in the history of Indochina and cocktails."
The Star Review
“Many bars in KL don’t really have much standing space,” says Ng. “There is this misconception that you should only be sitting down at a cocktail bar. We want to move away from that and give people more room to stand. If you want to sit, there’s always the bar.”
Eat Drink KL Review
"PS150 is a labyrinthine hideout with corridors seemingly filled with secrets - if these peeling brick walls could speak, they might whisper of this building's bygone years as a brothel."
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