Gay Bars in Malaysia

Updated March 23, 2017

Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country with a long history of political conservatism. Despite this, the country has an established gay scene that is most evident in its capital, Kuala Lumpur. Here, visitors can expect a variety of bars that are frequented and supported by the gay community.

Blue Boy

The Blue Boy is a gay bar in Kuala Lumpur that has been running for more than two decades. The decor is a little run down but the weekends still get very busy with a clientele that is a mix of trendy young Asians, a few tourists and older white men.

Blue Boy

54 and 56 Jalan Sultan Ismail

Kuala Lumpur 50250


+603 2142 1067

Liquid Bar

The Liquid Bar is a funky gay club spread over two floors in the Old China Town area of Kuala Lumpur. The bottom floor offers a variety of theme nights between Wednesday and Sunday. On Saturday evenings, the second floor opens up to revellers.

Liquid Bar

2.04 Mezzanine,Central Mkt Annex

Jalan Hang Kasturi

Kuala Lumpur 50050

+603 2026 1430


Nouvo is a large bar and club with a capacity of 1500. Though not strictly a gay bar, it does hold specific gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parties on the first Sunday of every month. Nouvo can be found on the corner of Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Sultan Ismail opposite the Shangri-La hotel.


No. 5, Jalan P Ramlee

Kuala Lumpur 50251

+603 2170 6666

Frangipani Bar

Situated above the renowned Frangipani restaurant, the Frangipani bar is sleek and chic and a favourite with the city's young and stylish inhabitants. Friday evenings, the bar turns in to a trendy hangout for the more discreet elements of Kuala Lumpur's gay community.

Frangipani Bar

25 Jl Changkat Bukit Bintang

Golden Triangle

Kuala Lumpur 50200

+603 2144 3001

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Justin Schamotta began writing in 2003. His articles have appeared in "New Internationalist," "Bizarre," "Windsurf Magazine," "Cadogan Travel Guides" and "Juno." He was a deputy editor at Corporate Watch and co-editor of "BULB" magazine. Schamotta has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Plymouth University and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from Cardiff University.