This speakeasy is a perfect place to gather your friends and catch up over delicious cocktails. The dark furnishing flanked by soft-warm mood lighting and sublime lounge music, makes time fluid. The bar is separated into 3 sections which are the lounge, the open space and the bar. There is a strict no-smoking policy at the lounge and bar area which is ideal for those who do not smoke.
Out of Nowhere, has an urban-minimalism feel to their interior yet their menu has an interesting twist compared to the other speakeasies out there. Their cocktails drawn inspiration from the local food and ingredients combined with a reminisce of British Colonial times. Instead of going down the nostalgic route, they have reengineer the cocktails to suit the current urban crowd yet have hints of local flavours that would remind you of being in the Torrid Zone.
*Pisco Express is also known to the regulars as Baby Jesus. You’d have to ask Chris, the mixologist, on how that came about. And the cocktail itself, as a whole, is creative.
What I love about this bar is that ideal for a catch up session with friends and they serve up some amazing drinks, even personalised ones on request.
If you love Margarita then you’ll love Truc’s Margarita. It is by far, to me, one of the best Margarita’s I’ve tasted. The story behind it is that a lady was at a bar one night and said to the mixologist that she’s never had a good margarita in ages and the best one she's had was back in the States. The mixologist made a margarita that was tailored to her and she actually teared up, and said ‘Guys, this is what I’ve been looking for. This is the best margarita I’ve ever taste, brings back so many memories!’.
If there is ever a drink than can calm your nerves down, after a tough week at work, the The Remedy is the drink you’d want. It’s similar to mulled wine, warm with subtle hints of spice, but with a good dose of alcohol thrown into the concoction. The story behind this drink is that they had a regular come in on a weekday, complaining of how she had to deal with a special-kinda-stupid all week that has fried her nerves and patience. So they made her this special remedy that helped with the recovery.
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75, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 10100 George Town.
T: +016 422 0657
Monday – Thursday: 6pm – 1am
Friday – Saturday: 6pm – 2am
Closed on Sundays