This New Cocktail Bar In Sri Hartamas Serves Up Alcoholic Malaysian Desserts

They're pet-friendly too!

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In the heart of Desa Sri Hartamas lies a literal hole in a wall

Besides people in the know, passersby would never suspect that the same staircase heading up to a community church would also lead them to a haven serving delicious cocktails.

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Sanctuary 38 is a laidback cocktail bar, with its dim lighting, dark accented decor, and soft R&B playing in the background

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From house-infused pandan and sour plum gin and tonics, to low-alcohol content Teh O Ais Limau cocktails, the bar serves up an interesting menu that heavily features Malaysian flavours

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Not to mention, Sanctuary 38 also serves an array of alcoholic Malaysian desserts, which are ideal after-dinner refreshments

Priced at only RM18 per bowl, the most popular cocktails are the Pandan Tau Fu Fah — prepared with the bar's homemade beancurd, dark rum, and palm sugar or muscovado syrup — and Sago Gula Melaka cocktail, which is made out of the familiar flavours of coconut milk and palm sugar, but with an added kick of coconut liquor and spiced rum.

For those more attuned to traditional cures, the bar also serves a Herbal Jelly with Tan Ngan Lo Syrup, a popular medicated tea you can buy from Chinese medicine shops, with chrysanthemum and liquorice gin.

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Another notable mention is the bar's boozy play on other common Asian flavours

On the menu, you can also find alcoholic Taiwanese Ai Yu Jelly, a Japanese sake with honeydew cocktail, as well as a Baileys Vietnamese Coffee, among many others.

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With indoor and lots of outdoor seating, the bar is also pet-friendly

Customers may bring along their furkids to hang out at the outdoor area while enjoying their drinks.

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Here's where you can find Sanctuary 38:

38-1, Jalan 27/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur (above MyPizzaLab)

Opening hours
5pm – 12am (Sunday – Thursday)
5pm – 1am (Friday, Saturday, and public holiday eves)

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