44 @ APW, Pop Up Bar

You’ve heard of pop-up restaurants, I am sure.

But now, the craze has spread to pop up bars too.

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Yes indeed, this latest one I visited was one called 44 @ APW (44 at Art Printing Works), located on Jln Riong, just at the entrance to NST’s Balai Berita, within the compound of Art Printing Works, a functional printing press, behind the new coffee cult place, Pulp.

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This bar that looks like a front of a warehouse features American Whiskeys, batch beer, and a rotation of international breweries, whisky tipples and cocktails that’s probably enough to keep the indie drinker happy. It should be running four nights a week for the next two or three months in the factory-warehouse space of Bangsar’s Art Printing Works.

ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT HAND IN YOUR DRINK…


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I totally agree.

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And because I got there a little late, I only got to sample a couple of cocktails.. but they were good.

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One word of warning, this bar has no air-conditioning for obvious reasons, so dress comfortably for KL’s humid weather. The bartenders here are mainly Malaysians, hired to promote American craft spirits brought into Southeast Asia by Singapore-based company Liberty Spirits.

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The GM and Mixologist, CK passed around some smoked salmon flavoured vodka, Vodkatinis (not in the menu), something called a Jungle Bird (Campari based cocktail)…

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The Fall Reviver (apple based, with cinnamon and cider), Followed by some whiskey tasting – We tried the 7 Stars Moonshine, Alaska Outlaw and Catoctin Creek (rye whisky) – all tasted hardcore, unrefined and it was supposed to be that way .. since these happen to be fashioned after moonshine.

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And finally, some old engine oil to grease your engine if you are not already greased up enough. Yup, definitely loads of interesting U.S. liquors – look out for Alaskan & Virginian-made whiskey, vodka from distilleries in Massachusetts, Oregon & Missouri, gins from New York,Washington and Rum from California & Colorado.

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Cheers! Kampai!

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44 @APW,

Art Printing Works, 29, Jalan Riong,
Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Open 5pm-late, Wednesday-Saturday.

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