The circus is in town….
With a modern baroque interior and a Cirque Nouveau theme, The Opera makes an ambitious attempt to combine music, copious deals on alcohol and circus acts over three floors. Performances take place at the Theatre where staff dons circus uniforms. A VIP bar overlooks the dancefloor where a rotating in-house band plays passable covers on weekends and the DJ drops commercial dance and chart music. If you’re looking something a little more removed from the action The Long Lounge and Red Observatory is quieter and cover charge free. The latter is also The Opera’s rooftop bar where you can indulge in your own personal beer tap! Be prepared to get as high as a trapeze artist; the promotions at The Opera are tailor made for the drinker (check the webbie for a full list) and the food menu is as extensive as its drinks list!
Text Emma Lee
Clientele Clubbers, Sunway and Subang Jaya partygoers and those seeking something a little more theatrical.
Drinks Bottled beers include Heineken, Guinness FOS, Sol, Paulaner Wheat Naturtub/Dunkel for RM20-36, and Strongbow, Guinness, Kilkenny and Paulaner are available on draught. Tiger is RM18/mug and RM59/jug and Paulaner is RM36/pint.There are 5 types of Trappist Beer for RM23-48. Spirits range from RM22-28/glass and cocktails are RM28. Shooters are RM26-38; try The Hulk, it’s a combination of Angelique Absinthe and Guinness Draught. The highlight has to be having yown personal beer tap at RM808 upwards for a barrel.
Eats The food menu is as extensive as the drinks list and is a mix of Continental and local favourites. Pizzas go for RM18-28, of which the carpaccio pizza with marinated raw beef carpaccio and rocket salad stands out. There are Cantonese noodle and fried kuay tow from RM16-18.90 and for dessert (RM18-22), the peach and banana crumble served warm with cream is delicious.
Happy Hours Wednesdays is Beerfest Promo; a jug of Tiger is RM30, and for Heineken it’s RM40. For the draughts, between 7pm-3am it’s buy 1 pint and get a 1/2pint free. From 4pm-7pm, it’s buy 1 pint get a free pint. It’s also college night on Wednesdays: RM28nett for free flow for students, RM38 for non-students. For ladies it’s free entry along with complimentary cocktails. Every Friday between 9-10pm, it’s RM188 for a bottle of JW Black Label or Smirnoff Red.
Music policy An in-house band plays every Fri and Sat, and they’re open to playing your music requests. Apart from that, it’s club music for the Theatre room.
Dress code Smart casual.
Door policy Fri & Sat: college students get 1/2 price on cover charge.
Open Mon-Sun: 4pm-3am.
Parking RM15 for valet parking. If you park in the car park, it’s RM1 for the first 4 hours and RM1 for every subsequent hour, capped at RM6 on a weekday. On weekends and public holidays it’s RM3 for the first 4 hours and RM1 for every subsequent hour, capped at RM8.