PS150 is a cocktail bar on Petaling Street in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur.
Inhibiting the least expected of places, PS150 is housed in a pre-war shop lot snaking around a tiny stationery shop and sitting under the popular cafe, Merchant’s Lane. The space is divided into three seating areas that bookmark three distinct eras in the history of Indochina and cocktails. With the bar's unassuming entrance, child-like curiousity is rewarded at PS150 as more than meets the eye. There is the Opium Den with intimate booths perfect for a date night, the outdoor courtyard for the smoking area and the Main Bar where all the action happens. 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 - 2018
The Vintage Era (PRE-PROHIBITION | 1850s - 1910s)
ROOTS 'N' BARK | wood, dried fruit, spirit-forward
Mesquite Wood Bourbon, Hawthorne Vermouth, Amaro Montenegro
Inspired by: The Manhattan
JACKIE JOY | tropical fruit, balanced, spirit-forward
Matusalem Platino Rum, Apricot Brandy, Sweet Vermouth, Rosemary Syrup, Bittermans Xocolatl Mole Bitters, Jackfruit
Inspired by: The Rob Roy
The Classic Era (PROHIBITION | 1910s - 1930s)
BEE'S KNEES: PS150 EDITION | citrusy, light spice
Lemongrass Sous-vide London Dry Gin, Ginger Honey Lemon, Lemon
Inspired by: A mother's herbal remedy
LADY O | floral, smoky, citrus-sweet
Osmanthus Pisco, Mezcal, Lemon, Egg White, Activated Charcoal
Inspired by: The Pisco Sour
The Tiki Era (POST-WAR | 1940s - 1960s)
RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE | tropical, bitter-sweet
Coconut and Pandan Rum, Tuak, Campari, Tropical Juices, Elemakule Bitters, Gula Melaka, Curry Leaf
Inspired by: The Jungle Bird
SIAM SIAM | fruity, refreshing, tannins
Tequila Blanco, Green Chartreuse, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Kaffir Lime Sryrup, Sweet Basil Leaf
Inspired by: The Thai dish Miang Kham & tropical days
The Disco Era (DARK AGES | 1970s - 2000s)
SALTY NIHONSAN | refreshing, salty-sour
Shochu, Preserved orange peel, Lime, Lemonade, Orange Bitters
Inspired by: Japan’s recent summer heatwaves and the desire for liquid escapism
LYCHEE NO. 3 | floral, citrus-dry
London Dry Gin, Lychee, Torch Flower, Lime
Inspired by: The Lychee Martini & a tribute to the health-conscious generation and the early millennium nightlife
The Contemporary Era (REVIVAL | Late 2000s - Present)
PUAN ROSITA | bitter-sweet, delicate
Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Blanco Vermouth, Bitters
Inspired by: The Rosita
TAKESHI'S COOLER | salty, sour, refreshing
Dry Sake, Pisco El Gobernador, Umeboshi Plum, Spiced jaggery shrub, Lime, Soda, Toasted rice cracker
Inspired by: Boozy evenings drinking highballs in Japanese Izakayas & Japanese cult TV game show host, Takeshi Kitano
TIKI BUT NOT | gentle spiced, aromatic, exotic-Tiki
Beefeater Gin, Bitter Truth Pimento Dram, Pumpkin puree, Pineapple jaggery, Palo Cortado Sherry, Balsamic Vinegar, Thai Basil, Torched sugar cane
Inspired by: Vibrant Brickfields, home to little India's colourful maze of sights, sounds and scents
Punch Punch! (Punch Bowl Drinks for 1, 4, 6 or 10 pax)
KIONG SI (THE WALKING DEAD) | strong, tropical-tiki
Matusalem Platino Rum, Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Plantation OFTD Rum, Grande Absinthe 55%, Calamansi, Pineapple, Simple Syrup, Gotham Sparkling Wine
RED POISONED PRINCESS | fruity, smoky
Tequila Plata, Mezcal, Absinthe, Raspberry, Lime, Soda
It's ALL about the ABSINTHE!
ABSINTHE 150 | berry-sweet, tart-dry
Absinthe, Roselle Syrup, Crème de Cassis, Lime, Bitter Lemon, Peychaud's Bitters
TRIPPITY TRIP | herbaecous, complex
Mezcal, Yellow Chartruese, Absinthe, Lime
THE ELDEF | citrusy, floral
Absinthe, Elderflower, Lime, Cinnamon Mist
Learn to love the city as we have - with all her features and flaws. A drink in hand never hurt anyone either.
Sundays & Mondays: 6pm - 1am
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 6pm - 2am
*We are now open on Mondays! No reservations required, no dress code!
Call 03-76228747 to get information to the sneaky entrance!
Sunday - Thursday: Dress as you wish.
Friday & Saturday & Eve of Public Holidays: No flip-flops / slippers / sandals
Ground Floor, 150, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
t: +603-76228777 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
We're located at Ground Floor, 150, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
*Hint: Look for a toy store...
Parking: RM10 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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