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)
Naga Sour by Arman Masum
Tequila Plata, Mezcal, Lime, Spice Mango Syrup, Spice Drop Chili Extract
*Smoky, spicy, citrusy
OouHaa Gimlet by Angel Ng J.
Borneo Rice Wine, London Dry Gin, Lime, Gula Melaka Syrup, Tonic Bitters
*Sour-sweet, tart, husk-y
Classic (Prohibition | 1920s - 1930s)
Babu-xander by Suruj Babu
Canadian Whisky, Preserved Orange Peel, Doi Yogurt, Gula Melaka, Syrup, Egg Yolk, Chocolate Bitters
*Salty Cream, sweet-sour, mild-bitter finishing
Asamboi Margarita by Angel Ng J.
Preserved Plum Tequila Plata, Triple Sec Curacao, Calamansi, Asamboi Syrup
*Sour-sweet, long-finishing, sharp
Tiki (Post-war | 1940s - 1960s)
Wiki Tiki by Fifi B.
Aromatic Spice Rum, Grapefruit, Orange, Peach Puree, Gula Melaka, Peychaud’s Bitters, Egg White
*Tropical Fruits, mid-bodied, dry finishing
Jungle Bird: PS150 Edition by Angel Ng J.
Aromatic Spice Rum, Pandan Rum, Campari, Pineapple, Lime, Gula Melaka Syrup
*Fruity, full-bodied, bitter-sweet
Disco (Dark Ages | 1970s - 2000s)
Salty Chinaman by Angel Ng J.
Vodka, Preserved Orange, Lime, Lemonade, Bitters
*Refreshing, savoury, citrusy
(Other Variations: Shocho -> Salty Nihon-San / London Dry Gin -> Salty Londoner)
Lychee No. 3 by Angel Ng J.
London Dry Gin, Lychee, Ginger Flower, Lime
*Floral, light-bodied, citrus-dry finishing
Contemporary (Revival | Late 2000s - Present)
Penicillin: ASEAN Edition by Emana Gallet
Irish Whisky, Ginger Rice Wine, Calamansi, Manuka Honey, Islay Whisky Mist
*Light-bodied, citrusy, spice
Bijoy 71 by Samim Jaman & M.I. Ador
Canadian Club, Sugar Cane, Blue Curacao, Lemon, Coriander, Lemon Bitters
*Refreshing, sweet, vegetal
Punch! (3 or 6 pax)
Tequila, Mezcal, Absinthe, Raspberry, Lime, Soda
*Smoky, fruity, herbaceous
Moscow Mule: PS150 Edition
Vodka, Ginger Rice Wine, Ginger Syrup, Ginger Ale
*Refreshing, light-bodied, spice
Red Light Alley
Lemongrass London Dry Gin. Campari, Watermelon, Lime, Sugar
*Refreshing, mid-bodied, lemon-y
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 : 6pm - 2am (L.O. 1am)
Sunday: 4pm - 11pm (L.O. 10:30pm)
Closed on Mondays
Sunday - Thursday : Dress as you wish...
Friday & Saturday or Eve of Public Holidays : Dress to impress...**
**Definition : Gentlemen will require covered shoes at the very least to impress us to gain entry...
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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