Inspired by Frank Sinatra’s music and mid-century New York-style late-night drinking dens
August 8th, 2022
After locating its hidden entrance, guests entering Frank’s Bar are transported back to the 1950s – with the dimly light, heavily curtained bar, plush leather Chesterfield sofas, and jazz tunes recreating the legendary nightlife of mid-century New York. Named after the iconic actor and crooner Frank Sinatra – Frank’s Bar exudes the vibe of his favourite New York drinking spots – an alluring mix of polished bar service, music, and vibrant yet elegant nightlife.
Located since late 2020 within a hidden space at the K Avenue complex in the heart of KL’s “golden triangle”, Frank’s Bar has maintained a strong following among both local aficionados and clued-in visitors. The Sinatra influence extends beyond the decor and entertainment vibe – with a bar experience interwoven with music and cocktails. A highlight of the illustrated cocktail menu – and a Frank’s Bar signature drink – the small batch, barrel-aged “Drowned in Sound” – a blend of Richter’s bourbon and rye whisky combined with Campari, Mancino Rosso Amaranto vermouth, with added chocolate and orange bitters – is uniquely aged with the aid of headphones fitted to the oak cask playing Sinatra tunes at a specific beats per minute range that enhances the aging process.
In addition to music-themed signature cocktails, the bar team are adept at creating both bespoke and classic cocktails, while guests can also select from a well-curated list of premium and aged spirits.
Frank’s Bar is open daily from 5:00 pm and 2:00 am – with table reservations recommended.
(cocktail & interior images credit Frank’s Bar)