Friday, January 8, 2010

Over Time, Life Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail,Kuala Lumpur

Over Time opened just before Christmas and is quite a unique concept for Bars in Kuala Lumpur.
Located in the Life Centre,near TGIF,just around the corner from Thai Club, Over Time caters mainly for the office crowd but all are welcome.
I can imagine that it can get good and rowdy on some nights.
I'm not sure what to make of it to be honest...
Firstly,the beer is an acquired taste,you'll either love it or hate it.
I hated it.
"Stark" which is the German word for "Strong" is only available at this outlet.It's brewed fresh,is delivered everyday from the brewery (in Klang,which also brews Jazz Beer) and has a limited shelf life.
In Over Time you can have Jazz which is dreadful. Or Stark which tastes like orange marmalade mixed with lemonade and like the name suggests is quite a strong beer,it doesn't seem so at the time and takes a while to kick-in but it's a lot stronger than Tiger or Carlsberg.
A pint of Stark will set you back RM 35,Happy Hour until 9pm buy-one-get-one-free.
The menu,like so many new bars is non-halal with dishes ranging from RM 15-Rm 30.
It was quite busy on the Friday night I was there-so not everyone has the same opinion about the beer as I do.
At the front is an outside area that is quite pleasant to sit in but all you can see is the traffic and the monorail go by.Inside was very dark with a small stage and a live band.
Service was very good and the waitress's uniform of some sort of Traditional German inspired smock-tops with mini skirts was pleasant enough.
The toilets were dreadful.
All were blocked and already by 9pm someone who couldn't handle his beer had thrown-up in one.
I wouldn't want to spend an entire night in this bar because a) I'd get really drunk and b) I'd get really drunk! but it's OK as a meeting place for one or two before either heading home after work or heading off to somewhere else where the beer tastes better.
The car-parkers outside wanted an extortionate RM 20! used to be RM 5 so I guess that since Over Time opened business has been good-You can find a carpark on the road that runs behind for RM 6.

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