48 Changkat Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur
T: 03 2143 2268
The wine library
Located next door and linked to The Whiskey Bar, Carmen’s VinothekÂ is another project by the Werner group. Named after Werner’s wine sommelier, Carmen, ‘Vinothek’ is a German word meaning wine library. The venue’s concept allowsÂ patrons to try different types of wines in small quantities rather than by the bottle. Carmen’s Vinothek offers over 600 labels of both Old and New World wines including those from France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa and even Lebanon, so there’s plenty to try before commiting to one.Â Kind of like dating for wine lovers….
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Clientele Wine connoisseurs and those who want to develop an appreciation of wine.
Music policy A live band plays jazz music every Monday to Saturday between 8pm to 12mn next door at The Whiskey Bar.
Drinks Wine is served in portions of 25ml, 75ml and 150ml. 4 Vino Tech units are set up to let you taste 32 varieties of rare wines by the glass from different region. They are operated using a magnetic strip card (similar to a hotel’s room key) which can be obtained at the bar. The cards are configured for pre-payment, but can also record purchases like a debit card. Wine labels in the Vino Tech units are replaced once a month to make sure the supply is fresh and varied. Wine trivia comes by way of a Mystery Bottle.Â If you are the closest to guessÂ the wine’sÂ origins you get to take a bottle home.
Happy hours Daily between 5pm and 9pm, buy 1 bottle of wine and get another for free. ‘Sunday School’ is a special luncheon which promotes rare whiskeys and wines, andÂ is hosted here at Carmen’s and next door at The Whisky Bar in the late afternoons every Sunday.
Food Non-halal. The signature dish is the Oyster Rockefeller. Other favourites include the Oyster Kilpatrick, French and Spanish Cheese, and Iberico and Serrano Ham. You can also order selected items from Werner Kuhn’s affiliated outletsÂ (Werner’s, The Whiskey Bar, El Cerdo) on Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Dress code Smart casual.
Door policy Free entry.
Open 5pmÂ to 1am Sunday to Monday and 5pm to 3am Friday and Saturday.
Parking Plenty of valet parking is available along the street. Street parking is limited especially on weekends. The open-air parking down the street (near Havana’s) ranges between RM5 – RM10 depending on the time you park your cars. RM5 when you park before 6pm.