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The Establishment
Cuisines: American, Australian, British
Description: The Establishment is located at Jalan Mesui Bukit Bintang which is a popular entertainment destination for expatriates & tourists. Unlike the existing casual orientated venues that are located along Jalan Mesui, The Establishment aims at offering a complete drinking, dining & socializing experience in a sophisticated, stylised space that spans over three unique & distinct levels. The Establishment is located in a prime location on a street corner thus drawing instant attention due to its expansiveness & deliberately painted colonial white exterior & graffiti artwork. The Establishment is best described as a Grill, Lounge Bar & Rooftop Garden. • Level one or the Industrial Lounge is located at street level & comprises an alfresco setting with deliberately decayed finishes & textures. The Industrial Lounge creates the mood of a more relaxed & less formal space where patrons can be totally absorbed in to The Establishment experience as the open kitchen and grill can be seen from all angles of the room thus creating a buzz & live theatrics. The furniture is raw & eclectic, vintage & distinct. • Level two or the Opulent Lounge adopts a more lush & regal design approach. Colours are rich & textures are plush & decadent.• The space is more conducive of lounging, big arm chairs & couches, sparkly chandeliers and mirror lined walls.• Level three or quite simply The Rooftop (opening soon!) boasts the biggest exposed rooftop in Changkat & offers an unrivaled view of the KL Tower & the neighboring skyline. The décor is resort chic & totally removed from the chaos in the city below! Adorned with gigantic pots & lush green plants, The Rooftop will be the place to be seen.
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Description: The Establishment is located at Jalan Mesui Bukit Bintang which is a popular entertainment destination for expatriates & tourists. Unlike the existing casual orientated venues that are located along Jalan Mesui, The Establishment aims at offering a complete drinking, dining & socializing experience in a sophisticated, stylised space that spans over three unique & distinct levels. The Establishment is located in a prime location on a street corner thus drawing instant attention due to its expansiveness & deliberately painted colonial white exterior & graffiti artwork. The Establishment is best described as a Grill, Lounge Bar & Rooftop Garden. • Level one or the Industrial Lounge is located at street level & comprises an alfresco setting with deliberately decayed finishes & textures. The Industrial Lounge creates the mood of a more relaxed & less formal space where patrons can be totally absorbed in to The Establishment experience as the open kitchen and grill can be seen from all angles of the room thus creating a buzz & live theatrics. The furniture is raw & eclectic, vintage & distinct. • Level two or the Opulent Lounge adopts a more lush & regal design approach. Colours are rich & textures are plush & decadent.• The space is more conducive of lounging, big arm chairs & couches, sparkly chandeliers and mirror lined walls.• Level three or quite simply The Rooftop (opening soon!) boasts the biggest exposed rooftop in Changkat & offers an unrivaled view of the KL Tower & the neighboring skyline. The décor is resort chic & totally removed from the chaos in the city below! Adorned with gigantic pots & lush green plants, The Rooftop will be the place to be seen.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I've grown tired of ChangKat for some time now. The cheap tacky bars filled with endless idiots have driven me away. And thank god somewhere like the establishment has shown up. It's original, inviting and located just round the corner. You can actually converse with the staff and have a laugh over a delicious (and properly made) cocktail. It's been quite in the week when i've gone, but I kind of like that. It's perfect to sit down with friends and have a few mid-week drinks. At the weekend it's pretty busy and the crowd is diverse. I haven't been somewhere like this in KL and look forward to seeing it succeed in a city where I've been crying out for a bar like this.

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

As an expat living in KL for a while now I have grown tired of the bar scene here, everywhere that opens always seems to be the same people, same drinks, same concept. However this place has breathed some new life into a stale scene. I think the owners are Australian so this could be why. The bar is lovely with two great levels either an industrial ground floor which is industrial but still cosy with sofas to sink into and relax or a second level which is more clubby but still lovely. They seem to have taken great care in selecting well made cocktails & a small wine selection & big tap & bottled beer range. When I went their kitchen wasn't open yet but will definately go back once opened to try the food. Also the staff are a good mix of local and australian, hope it stays that way as it was good to be able to sit at a bar and have a good conversation!

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