AD Bar @ Telawi, Bangsar

December 19, 2016

A medieval tavern in Telawi? Bangsar's new hidden bar strives to transport customers back to bygone centuries (specifically, the Middle Ages of AD 500 to 1500) in a strikingly crafted space filled with shadows, texture & character - an intriguing setting for an intimate evening of cool cocktails.

 Head bartender Owen & his team prove capable of fashioning some fun, fascinating concoctions; our favourite is the Yeti Cup (RM45), memorably presented in a macabre mug that belies its mischievous contents - a smooth, seductive mix of Guinness & rum with Mars chocolate & milk that's creamy & dreamy, like the best sort of milkshake for adults.

AD Bar's signatures also comprise a few tongue-tingling concoctions for relatively courageous souls. Dare you drink from the clawed chalice of the Spicy Witch, featuring lemongrass-enchanted vodka with ginger, honey & a final magical ingredient of black pepper (RM35), or confront the Grumpy Giant, fired up with jalapeno-infused tequila, beer, lime & passion fruit (RM38)?

For the knights, the object of your quest should be these potent potions, made for masculine palates: The Barbarian fuses Bourbon with apple juice & charred beef jerky (RM38), while Dragon's Breath is a castle-storming brew of blended Scotch & spiced rum with orange bitters, gula Melaka & smoked cinnamon (RM35).

For the maidens, the object of your affection might be the fruity elixirs - Fairy's Tears is a beautifully hued mingling of vodka & sparkling wine with elderflower, blue pea & lychee liquor (RM45), while Genie Pop is a harmonious marriage of gin & grapefruit juice with the childish pleasure of popping candy, raspberry & egg white (RM38). If you're in need of spirit-reviving beverages, the Tin Flower (RM35; rum, chrysanthemum, lime juice, mint leaves) & Dancing Ape (RM35; assam boi-infused tequila, pineapple, lime juice) are both sweetly refreshing. Note that the kitchen will only begin operating next year, but marvellous, moreish murukku sourced from Ipoh is currently available for snacking. Many thanks to the AD Bar team for having us here.

AD Bar
21A, First Floor, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2201-7979
Mon, Wed-Thurs, 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, 4pm-12am.

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