Vin’s in Taman Tun Dr Ismail has always had its regulars thanks to its excellent service and good food, which is now extended to a space upstairs. The Velvet Lounge is a private drinking space that opened around late-March, and last we checked, access to it restricted to the manager’s discretion (just ask the bartenders downstairs about the bar above).
Once you’re in, however, you’ll be warmly greeted by a warm ambience, comfortable leather chairs, and a fully stocked bar carrying a different selection from the bar downstairs.
Don’t expect too many fancy cocktail creations, however: what Velvet excels in is providing a wider choice of whiskeys and spirits for a fair price. A shot of Chivas 18 or Old Parr 18 will set you back RM38 for instance, and the bartender is attentive and jovial – keeping in line with Vin’s neighbourhood-friendly approach to service. The bar seats about 40 people and has a room for private functions, making this a nice little getaway from the usual drinking spots.
6 Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur