TREC area screams of fresh looks where creativity is a must. That must be one of the reasons that locals and visitors love returning to unwind and hang out. Our destination at the TREC area was a place that instinctively turns heads and sparks the desire to enter. It is the latest addition to the bars inspired by the Iron Fairies book, written by the Ashley Sutton. The Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur bar is spectacular with so many unique items that sight captivates the mind.
- Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur Menu
- Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur Cocktails
- Food @ Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur
- Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur Review Card
- Price and Location
Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur is Playground for Grownups
It’s a well-designed playground that brought Vivi’s inner child out in a minute. She kept her eyes and mouth open while checking all the corners. She was like a little girl going about: “Oh, look at this iron fairy figures, she has a butterfly on her feet. See there, it’s fairy dust you know? Wow look at this table it has a holder inside.” …
She couldn’t help herself and the more drinks she had more awestruck she was. How wouldn’t she be? Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur is outstanding! Is it also the drink offer? Check our Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur review and find out.
The unique combination of heavy dark interior and breezy fairies set this Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur bar in the perfect equilibrium. With the help of clever lighting, the details stand out from the colorful fairy dust bundles. Sincerely, every single item is unique and it is a lot to take in. Custom made are also iron tables with 15 different fairy figures in the middle.
They are irresistible, Vivi played with them all the time, and she wasn’t the only one. The Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur is a bar that gives you more than just the ordinary stuff. It gets under your skin, and you’ll love it. We sure did!
A Little Bit About the Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur Details
Unquestionably it was a hectic time before the grand opening. Just imagine tying the 1.5 million tiny glass bottles to the ceiling. Crazy right? Well, patience is the key, and in two months the idea came true. Now the colorful sparkles on the ceiling are a counterweight to the dark iron interior with cozy leather chairs and industrial touch. It is incredible, not crazy!
If you think that the hard work ended here, you are wrong. At the back, is also the butterfly room, which has 50.000 butterfly figurines on the ceiling. It goes well with the candles and yellow spotlight moving all around. It’s been a lot of work here, and it works like a charm. The ambiance at Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur is marvelous. Every sophisticated drinker should be settled here.
Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur Menu
The Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur drinks menu includes everything people need for the most magical escape from the busy life. We hit the pause button with cocktails, but there is so much more. To go through the spirits, you’ll need a few minutes without reaching the beer and wine section. For the light drinkers, there are non-alcoholic options with a few natural juices and other beverages. Sadly we haven’t found any mocktails, maybe they should think about including them.
Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur Cocktails
First few lines of the Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur review must go to our favorites. Before that, we would like to share the idea of the cocktail menu that suits the outstanding Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur bar itself. Every cocktail is designed to take you on the journey sprinkled with hooch magic. Let’s get the party started!
The first pair we warmly recommend couldn’t be more different. The first cocktail is strong and smoky, while the second is sweet and floral. Smoky Trapping Tinkerbell is a scotch-based cocktail which comes in a smoking bottle. The first impression is magical, and at every sip, its magic keeps returning. We loved its smokiness which occurs at the end with dry fruit resemblance.
Nymph’s is vodka-based, full of floral and sweet lychee combined with watermelon. A touch of lime keeps it fresh and inviting, but the rosemary branch won Vivi over. Combining the edible garnish with the drink allows to spruce up each sip as preferred. Rosemary adds floral touch and amplifies sweetness caught in the fruits.
The Strongest Cocktail – Green Fairy
Iron fairies figurines on the table could use some fairy juice, right? We thought so when we gave a try to the second round of cocktails; the Blue Fairy and the Green Fairy. Ian asked for the most potent cocktail here at Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur, and he got it. Together with six spirits, the absinthe came on fire when we got the Green Fairy cocktail.
Yes literally on fire, so your concerns about consuming too much alcohol can burn away. It is strong but also balanced with mint and passionfruit for maximum pleasure. In contrast, the Blue Fairy is a lighter rum-based booze with coconut, yogurt liquor and a touch of bitters. Basil leaf garnish compliments the flavors well and looks beautiful on top of the creamy topping.
The one for a bubbly toast is the 3rd KEY, sparkling wine accompanied with grape syrup, elderflower and thyme. On the nose, we got ripe grape notes, while the thyme filled the subtle undertones. It is a sophisticated blend of delicate elderflower and sparkling wine. The only downside is a grape syrup, which can leave this artificial aftertaste in your mouth.
Once we spotted the hammered copper mug, we simply had to have the Junglerumble. Gladly so, as it turned out this is a twist of Malaysia’s only internationally recognized classic cocktail; the Jungle Bird cocktail. Jeffrey Ong created the Jungle bird in the 1970s for the welcoming drink of the new Hilton hotel in Kuala Lumpur. If you wanna know more, you can check our Junglebird Bar Review we did here in Kuala Lumpur.
The Junglerumble’s twist is in Monin Donut syrup and pineapple puree, while the original recipe calls for rum, Campari, lime juice and pineapple juice. All components come together with sweet fruitiness balanced with Campari bitters and smooth alcoholic presence.
Food @ Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur
We all know a story of uncle Deke who was drinking in a bar for six straight hours and passed out without any warning. To prevent such a situation, some serious action should be taken into consideration. Of course, they serve peanuts here at Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur, but for serious business, we need proper food. Luckily, the menu is full of it – comfort, greasy and salt.
All these are the elements which would save Deke if he wouldn’t be such an amateur. For me, the bar should have good old classics — for example, hamburgers, French fries, chicken wings, and onion rings.
Iron Fairy has it all, so we ordered one lamb hamburger with fries, fried chicken wings and even as recommended – pasta. Somehow impractical and not so usual for a bar, but hey we are Wild’n’Free aren’t we?
Lamb Burger aka Lily’s Lamb Affair
My fairy potions were already kicking in when this massive burger arrived on our table. If this doesn’t sober you, then nothing will. Ok, the taste was good. Well-seasoned with a nice acidity from pickles and juiciness from chargrilled lamb meat married with the sauce and grilled cheese. The most significant problems are coming with a size ™, and this burger is just too big.
Well, it wouldn’t be too big if there would be shredded meat instead of whole cuts. With shredding, they would solve another problem, tough meat. This lamb was too chewy! A man couldn’t make a normal bite out of it. Sure, there was very lovely black stylish cutlery, but hey where is the fun. A bar should aim to simplicity without compromising taste and pleasure.
In conclusion, this could be a fantastic lamb burger, just shred the meat and add some fat to it – an easy solution for a simpler bite.
Thai Style Chicken Wings
Vivi’s option here at Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur was Thai style chicken wings with their secret sauce. The wings were nicely seasoned with a kick of chili and fried till perfection. We dare to say that the sauce is no top secret, is more like a classic Thai chicken sauce. But it is all we need with this all times classic. Spicy, sweet and sour – I love you Thailand and Iron Fairies.
America, Thailand and now Italy. We ordered Aglio e Olio and pepperoni pasta. It is nicely served in black bowels, but somehow both looked the same. Both plates of pasta had the same appearance, so we thought at first we had the same pasta. However, that wasn’t the case, but the taste was similar. Maybe that was because the chef put the same shredded meat on the top of both plates. I don’t mind it on pepperoni one, but a classic from Naples – Aglio e Olio, should be clean.
Anyway, this shredded meat put these two dishes lower, which is sad. Despite that, the pasta was al dente, just like Massimo Bottura would make them. Nice creamy texture in both dishes was there, only the clean flavors not. I would recommend restarting this pasta thing if they insist on having them on the menu. Again, keep it simple – garlic, olive oil, chili, salt, and pepper.
We love that the cocktails are themed and in sync with the Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur bar. The only thing we wish for is to include more natural juices and artisanal approaches to ditching the syrups. Nevertheless, the enjoyment isn’t compromised when the flavors and aromas complement each other pleasantly. That, however, wasn’t the case in Amy’s rose, which had an annoying eggy smell. The foam on top of the drink obscures the delicious vodka gin-based cocktail. Cocktails with egg whites must be taken carefully.
Another critique comes for food. Like I said before, bar food should be simple and ready to enjoy. Fresh ingredients and contemporary approach is the key. Of course, don’t forget greasy and salty touch 😉
Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur is one of the coolest bars here in Kuala Lumpur. The ambient is totally amazing and the drink selection is more than extended. The cocktails are delicious, made of quality liqueur and service is superb. Next time, when you are in Kuala Lumpur make sure you will visit it and give it a go. I guarantee that you will be amazed. If not, then only a fairy who blows cocaine into your nose can save you. For real, this place is magical. After all those cocktails… How will we come to our hotel?
Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur Review Card
- ATMOSPHERE – 9.4/109.4/10
- SERVICE – 9.5/109.5/10
- DRINK SELECTION – 9.1/109.1/10
- PRESENTATION – 8.8/108.8/10
- OUR DRINKS – 9/109/10
- FOOD – 8.2/108.2/10
- VALUE – 9.1/109.1/10
Price and Location
The price of the cocktails ranges from 10 USD to 12 USD regarding the ingredients used in the drink. An excellent way to start the afternoon is with Happy hours. At Iron Fairies Kuala Lumpur you can stop for the Happy hour every day from 5 pm till 10 pm. Here is a link to the location for fast navigation.