22 Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200, Kuala Lumpur
03 2142 8260
For an eatery to survive the fickle tastes ofÂ KL diners and at 8 yearsÂ be expanding their reach into new territories – well,Â it has to be doing something right. So successful was the formula tested on the Bangsar Baru crowd that The Social owners and power couple Thai born Ekachai Urairat and his Malaysian wife Mei Li Tan saw fit to enter into the competitive Changkat Bukit Bintang stretch.Â Having managed a chain of 9 Malaysian-Thai restaurants in London, their Malaysian takeover seems iminnent. The SocialÂ is already the theÂ default location for urbanites seeking a mid-priced good food in a relaxed ambience in which to shoot the breeze or indeed some pool.Â The 2-storey Changkat Bukit Bintang location looks to do the same.
What It’s bar and pool table upstairs, restaurant downstairs with an al fresco patio area on the ground and open balcony one level above.
Clientele The atmosphere here is very laid back and attracts an even mix of professionals, expatriates, international students, locals and even families looking to kick back.
Drinks Don’t walk away without trying their amazing Long Island Tea or the Jagerbomb shooter.
Happy hour A jug of Tiger beer and a platter of snacks at RM49++Â instead of the usual price of RM77++. Bargain!
Eats Halal casual dining mixes up local and international staples.Â The Aromatic Crispy Duck (RM30) is The Social’s signature dish. Other favourites include the Thai Beef Noodles Soup (RM19), Nyonya Yam Cakes (RM12)Â and Salad Nicoise (RM21). Prices exclude tax and service charge.
Music policy DJs Tiger, Chris, Adza, Dom, Colin and Adam Cooper take turns to be on the decks every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday playing a mixture of old school rock and house music.
Open Sun-Thu: 12nn-2am; FriÂ & Sat: 12nn-3am.
Dress code Smart casual.
Smoking policy In the al fresco area and on theÂ 1st floorÂ balcony only.
Parking Mei Li recommends the jockeys at HavanaÂ – they charge RM5 instead of the usual RM10.